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5.0 classic
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
Converge Jane Doe
jesus fucking christ. jesus fucking christ. jesus fucking christ. jesus fucking christ.
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Diamond Eyes
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Jeff Rosenstock WORRY.
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Passion Pit Manners
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Starting off with one of my favorite songs of all time, WYWH is another Floyd masterpiece. After Shine On... part one, the band decides to throw in another masterfully crafted song, Welcome to the Machine. With such an opening, it's hard to be able to finish an album like this without it fizzling out, but this is what Floyd does best. Have a Cigar isn't an exceptional track by any means, but the song WYWH is an flawless acoustic-driving song, and the album closes with the later half of Shine On... and it's an unmissable experience. Anyone who hasn't listened to this needs to. A truly classic release.
Pixies Doolittle
Doolittle is an instant classic. From the incredible opening Debaser to the closing Gouge Away, this album is almost none-stop perfection. Frank Black's vocals - abrasive shouts, calm whispers, catchy chorus and...panting (yup) - along with the drums, combined with simple yet catchy guitar and bass, create an original, influential and defining alternative rock album. It's impossible to pick the bestsongs, because the entire album is incredible from beginning to end.
Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
A punk masterpiece. Lacking nothing, Propagandhi very well set themselves above everyone. Shredding guitars, perfect punk vocals, incredible drums, and thick basslines...it has it all. Perfect from the beginning, it's hard to see how a band with such talent and songwriting ability can be overlooked. Maybe the lyrics are just too left-winged and political? Whatever the reason may be, it's not enough justification for a band like this.
Radiohead Kid A
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

4.5 superb
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Alkaline Trio From Here to Infirmary
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit
Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music Split
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
Bad Brains Bad Brains
Bad Religion Generator
Bad Religion Suffer
Bad Religion No Control
Behemoth Demigod
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Binary Star Masters of the Universe
Black Star Black Star
Blink-182 blink-182
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Burial and Four Tet Moth/Wolf Cub
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
I'm not much of a black metal fan, but this is definitely the best this genre has to offer. A perfect blend of synth and guitar, brutality and melody, Varg has crafted an exceptional album through and through. The only downside is the low quality production, and if you can't take it, definitely Varg's vocal style.
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Ceremony (USA-CA) Violence Violence
The album's title couldn't fit any better - pissed-off, in-your-face, and aggressive-as-fuck hardcore at its best.
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Cynic Traced in Air
Cynic Focus
Daft Punk Discovery
Dan Deacon Bromst
Danny Brown XXX
A twisted, unconventional ride through hip-hop's most conventional themes, Danny Brown rbrings us through his sick demeanor, one that is at times quite self-destruction. Vulgar and rshocking at it's best, this is an album that might not sit well on first listen, not least rof all caused by Danny Brown's almost nasally, high-pitched flow. It might take awhile to rget used to it, but coming back only rewards one with a brutish trip into one of the most rwell-crafted hip-hop albums of the year. While the basic themes this album puts out have rbeen done countless times, Danny boy gives it such a unique take almost built on self-rparody, that this trip into his psyche; one fueled on an excess of sex, drugs, and violence, rfeels shockingly fresh.
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Four Tet There is Love in You
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Hot Water Music Fuel for the Hate Game
Hot Water Music Caution
IDLES Joy as an Act of Resistance
IDLES Brutalism
ISIS Oceanic
ISIS Panopticon
ISIS Wavering Radiant
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
maudlin of the Well Bath
This is one of the most awe-inspiring albums I've ever heard. The genre shifts are unexplainable, as is the entire album. The emotion this album conveys is overwhelming, from the heart-stopping vocal shrills of They Aren't All Beautiful, to soft calming beginning of Heaven and Weak. It's truly hard to talk about his album, because it's that incredible and mind-blowing. A true definition of classic.
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Master of Puppets
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Modern Life Is War Witness
Off Minor Some Blood
Operation Ivy Energy
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
What more is there to be said that hasn't been? Songs like Time, Us and Them, and Brain Damage are some of the best songs ever written. Money contains one of the most recognizable basslines in all of modern music. There is no fault to be found, and this definitely deserves its throne atop the "Greatest Record of All Time."
Pink Floyd Pulse — The Film
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Portishead Third
Portishead Dummy
Propagandhi How to Clean Everything
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Protest the Hero Fortress
Rody soars and crawls his way through an epic landscape of slaying, pillaging, and decapitating. From his throaty growls and unreachable highs, his maturity really makes the album what it is - epic. Not content to just write brutal history, Arif pounds the bass through fills and a heavy low-end to remove all those pop comparisons that had arose from Kezia. The masterfully technical guitars gallop through the landscape while providing the backbone for each song. Overall, this is a spectacular album from start to finish.
PUP Morbid Stuff
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead OK Computer
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Spoon Girls Can Tell
Spoon Kill the Moonlight
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
Sublime Sublime
System of a Down Toxicity
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
Far beyond the average guitarist, Ben Weinman plays extremely complex and technical riffs. Each song is a technical masterpiece, with Ben lightning up each and every song with his fire. Dimitri Minakakis is a ferocious vocalist, screaming his way through each pounding, balls-to-the-wall track. With superb drumming on Chris' side, the album has no weakness. Countless copycats have followed in the wake, ditching everything preconceived as "standard" - time signatures, song structure, and more. A release that will be looked upon as classic in many years.
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice Beggars
Tool Ænima
Aenima is by far THE best Tool album. Every (actual) song is incredible: from the less-talked about H. to Eulogy and Third Eye. The fillers may be overdone, but some are quality, like Die Eier von Satan (a recipe in the vein of a Nazi rally) and A Message To Harry Manback. Each instrument brings huge talent to the table, with exceptional drumming, guitaring, and bass work. Maynard's vocals are also an exceptional highlight. It's truly impossible to fault the album in the area of their "real" songs - the only bad point to the album is the six (yes, SIX) filler tracks.
Tool Lateralus

4.0 excellent
10 Years The Autumn Effect
The best part about 10 Years is the vocals. Jesse Hasek is incredibly emotional and talented, and makes almost every line in the album catchy. A lot of comparisons are made to Tool, which is really justifiable, as the lyrics and vocals are far and above the average normal alternative band. Each track is amazing, and there's almost always a heavy chorus (another similarity to Tool). The bass is thick and always present, and the guitars always make their presence without taking too much away from the vocals. The drums are the same way, pounding through the heavier choruses, yet never get too focused. Overall, every song on here is great, but if I'd have to pick a few it'd be Insects, Wasteland, Cast it Out, Waking Up, Paralyzing Kings...oh damn, just listen to the whole thing.
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
Against Me! Reinventing Axl Rose
Alkaline Trio Good Mourning
Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
All Shall Perish come at you at full force and never let up. Ferocious blast beats, sweeping technical solos, and intense breakdowns, ASP are the premiere metalcore-fused Death Metal band and this album proves it beyond a doubt.
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
ASAP Rocky LONG.LIVE.A$AP
Bad Religion Recipe for Hate
Bad Religion How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution A Call To Arms
Baroness Red Album
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Big Black Songs About Fucking
Big D and the Kids Table Strictly Rude
Black Dice Repo
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bomb the Music Industry! Get Warmer
Bong Mountain You're Doin' Great!
Burial Untrue
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Converge No Heroes
Converge You Fail Me
Converge The Dusk in Us
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Daft Punk Homework
Daitro Y
Dan Deacon Spiderman of the Rings
Danny Brown Old
Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deicide Deicide
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dillinger Four C I V I L W A R
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
DJ Shadow The Private Press
DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues
Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Fantomas Delìrium Còrdia
This is definitely not the record for a spin whenever. It's a 74 minute "song" - a musical journey, likened to having surgery without anesthesia - a fitting description. It's not really "music" - random blurps of sounds (medical tools clanking, screaming, clocks), percussion (an effective drum solo at 30:30), and ambience find their way into the record more so than the guitar or bass. There is also a lack of "singing" as it's more of Patton making percussion noises with his mouth, or other sounds. Some might say this is terrible, and shouldn't be considered music, but it's a work of a genius (albeit a very crazy one). It's hard to pin a rating, as there's never really been something like this before. It's a work of art, definitely, and something like this will definitely live on as a cult favorite.
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Flying Lotus 1983
Flying Lotus Reset
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Gallows (UK) Grey Britain
Ghostlimb Bearing & Distance
Ghostlimb Ghostlimb
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
HORSE the band R. Borlax
HORSE the Band seems more like a joke, yet they play incredibly catchy music. Their fusion of 8-bit, techno-ish style synth and hardcore (and sometimes verging on power metal) is incredibly unique and almost every song on here is exceptional - Cutsman is by far one of the best songs I've heard in a very long time. Their mixture of heavy passages topped with a 'beeping' synth make this a very refreshing album in the mix of all this generic metalcore.
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
Hot Water Music No Division
Innerpartysystem Innerpartysystem
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
Jeff Rosenstock We Cool?
Justice
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kid Cudi A Kid Named Cudi
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
The start of "generic" metalcore or the "Killswitch" style, it's KsE dropping a huge bomb on the metalcore scene. From clean vocals to high-pitched screams and harsh grunts, Jesse Leach is an exceptional vocalist (though some may argue Howard is better), and the emotional clearly pours from his voice. The guitars are ferocious attacks and the drums pound through the speakers with huge force. The most troubling problem from the record is that the ending falls off, as all of the memorable songs (minus "Temple...") are all towards the beginning.
Kylesa Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Kylesa Static Tensions
LO MOdA Replica Watches
Mad Caddies Just One More
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Remission
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Kill 'Em All
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
Mos Def Black on Both Sides
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
P.O.S Audition
P.O.S Never Better
Pharoahe Monch Desire
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard
Propagandhi Potemkin City Limits
Propagandhi Less Talk, More Rock
PUP The Dream Is Over
PUP PUP
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Rancid Let's Go
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Skeletonwitch Beyond the Permafrost
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon Transference
Starkey Orbits
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
System of a Down System of a Down
The Aquabats The Fury of the Aquabats!
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Faceless Akeldama
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Knife Trade/Through the Eyes of the Dead The Annihilation of Expectation
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Worse Than Alone
The Offspring Smash
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages
Why? Alopecia
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters

3.5 great
3 Inches of Blood Fire Up The Blades
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
AFI The Art of Drowning
AFI Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes
AFI A Fire Inside
Alkaline Trio Crimson
Animosity Empires
Army Of The Pharaohs Ritual Of Battle
Arsis We Are the Nightmare
ASAP Ferg Trap Lord
August Burns Red Constellations
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
B.o.B The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction
Behemoth The Apostasy
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma
Chamillionaire Ultimate Victory
Chevelle Vena Sera
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man
Dirty Projectors Rise Above
Eminem The Eminem Show
Flobots Fight with Tools
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
Glass Casket Desperate Man's Diary
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Interpol Antics
Jeff Rosenstock POST-
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Cudi may be having a bad trip but it'd be hard to make it better for the listener. Maybe if Common could just shut up and let us figure out for ourselves what's going on in Cudi's head.
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
La Roux La Roux
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Leftover Crack Fuсk World Trade
Lukeing Forward Wandering In Urban Fog
Mad Caddies Keep It Going
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Metallica Metallica
MF DOOM Born Like This
Napalm Death Smear Campaign
of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion
Passion Pit Chunk of Change
Pink Floyd The Wall
Prefuse 73 Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Rancid Let the Dominoes Fall
Rancid Life Won't Wait
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Shwayze Shwayze
Sick of It All Blood,Sweat, & No Tears
Streetlight Manifesto 99 Songs of Revolution: Volume I
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Hope Conspiracy Death Knows Your Name
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Mongrel
A chaotic blend of technical musicianship and unorthodox song structures. This album is everything you could want it to be. The one thing I don't like the "mathcore" label. I really feel you can't classify this band, as they are all over the board. A nice intro to Jay Walking Backwards really changes things up from their massively chaotic and brutal sound. Their vocals are the one thing here that could let them down. I like their vocals (especially the low grunts, really wished there was more), but it is sort of hit or miss. Overall, a very technical and unique sound that shouldn't be missed. Best songs: Jay Walking Backwards; Grandfather; Sleeping With The Fishes, See?
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust
Tool Undertow
Tool Salival
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

3.0 good
10 Years Division
Aborted Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
August Burns Red Messengers
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth
It Dies Today The Caitiff Choir
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Lamb of God Sacrament
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Sevendust Seasons
Sevendust Alpha
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Red Chord Clients
Tool 10,000 Days

2.5 average
2Cents Lost At Sea
Alkaline Trio Agony and Irony
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Eminem Relapse
M.I.A. Kala

2.0 poor
Asher Roth Asleep In The Bread Aisle
Atreyu The Curse
Hatebreed Supremacy
It Dies Today Sirens
Korn See You on the Other Side
Linkin Park Meteora
Slipknot Iowa
Sublime Greatest Hits
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Through the Eyes of the Dead Malice
Terrible vocals set the tone for repetitive riffs and solos, with breakdowns aplenty. They do nothing to set them apart from the crowd, mixing the Gothenburg sound of melo-death with generic metalcore. Something to forget compared to Scars of Ages and their split with the Knife Trade.

1.5 very poor
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Trivium The Crusade
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler

1.0 awful
Atreyu The Best of Atreyu
brokeNCYDE BC 13
It's like having someone shit on your ears, except it's worse.
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
Insane Clown Posse Ringmaster
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko
Waking the Cadaver Demo
Should this be called music? Terrible musicians (these are notes they're playing, right?) and an atrocious singer who sounds like his gurgling his own piss make this one of the worst records ever created.
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