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5.0 classic
Beirut Lon Gisland
Bjork Vespertine
Boris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Gorguts Obscura
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Haven't heard it yet but oh ho ho I certainly will!
Jenny Hval Viscera
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Mono / World's End Girlfriend Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
Peanut Butter Peanut Butter
10/10 Best New Butter.
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.8 classic
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
I don't even like Circa Survive that well but this is still killer seven years later
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Panopticon Roads to the North

4.7 superb
Deafheaven Sunbather
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Yndi Halda Under Summer

4.6 superb
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Hop Along Painted Shut
Radiohead OK Computer

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Cobalt Slow Forever
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Hop Along Get Disowned
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
The addition of metal influences is certainly welcome, but as tradition, Kayo Dot can't make a consistent album to save their lives, even with a 32 minute runtime.
Laura Stevenson Wheel
maudlin of the Well Bath
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mono Memorie dal Futuro
Memorie dal Futuro is easily one of the best songs Mono have ever created.
Mount Eerie Lost Wisdom
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Olafur Arnalds ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Orchid Gatefold
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead OKNOTOK 1997-2017
Rating this so highly because it's been almost 10 years since Radiohead released a good album so maybe I'm just hungry for them not to be bad anymore.
Saintseneca Dark Arc
This is just the best thing.
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Trophy Scars Bad Luck
Weakling Dead as Dreams

4.3 superb
Boris Akuma no Uta
Gorguts Colored Sands
Saintseneca Last
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute

4.2 excellent
American Football American Football
Cormorant Diaspora
Cormorant have checked my pretentious cynicism with an album I love, full of things I typically hate. Predictably awesome and a definite contender for one of the best metal records of the year.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Howls of Ebb The Marrow Veil
Howls of Ebb Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
If you have enjoyed this band in the past (which you should, as they're one of the most fascinating death metal acts currently making music) then you'll find a lot to love here. Their second record takes the infernal psychedlia of "The Marrow Veil" and packages it in a manner more like their debut, with palatable songs and more standard structure. It's a tightened and condensed version of last years EP, albeit without the boundary pushing presentation. Still, it's an excellent slab of death metal that everyone, especially fans, should check out.
Imperial Triumphant Abyssal Gods
Kayo Dot Hubardo
By all rights a massive, sprawling modern Kayo Dot album should fail but Hubardo aims high and succeeds in every respect. An awe inspiring achievement.
Mono You Are There
Shugo Tokumaru In Focus?
This guy cannot make bad music.
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Of fucking course I love this.
Sigur Ros ( )
In regards to Sigur Ros albums, this is beyond a doubt the most over hyped. However, it is still an incredible experience nontheless.
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
If Anne Frank were still alive she'd probably 5 this.
Tim Hecker Virgins
It's okay I guess...

4.1 excellent
Afterbirth The Time Traveler's Dilemma
Boris Präparat
Leviathan Scar Sighted
The first great Leviathan record has finally arrived.
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Mono Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined
Sigur Ros Takk...
Well fuck.

4.0 excellent
A Bunny's Caravan Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
American Football American Football (LP2)
This was my most played album last year idgaf.
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today
Anoice Remmings
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation
Artificial Brain Infrared Horizon
While there are some moments that literally seem copy/pasted from their debut, there's enough twists ("Static rShattering" could be a Krallice song) to make it interesting enough to stand on its own. It's a darker and heavier ralbum but still a lot of fun.
Ash Borer Ash Borer
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
bansheebeat Spiral Power
Beyonce Beyonce
Like JT's 20/20 Experience, Beyonce is a massive, excessive pop album that hits all the right notes and offers some of the catchiest and most smartly written tunes of the year.
Bjork Post
Bjork Biophilia
Bjork Homogenic
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue With The Stars
Boris Flood
Boris Heavy Rocks
Boris Pink
Boris Smile
Boris New Album
Terrible day: Organic Chemistry final at 7:30am, rainy and cold, and I puked in front of a cute young lady on the sidewalk. But when I put New Album on, all that shit kind of went away. Oh yeah it's cliche to say such, but each track exponentially kicks more ass as the album moves along. It truly is "dreamy," and could almost be considered Boris' "pop album." For all the people who have been writing this band off as a drone based stoner novelty, you need to fucking hear this. And if their next two 2011 efforts are as good as this, then Boris is poised to be THE band of the year.
Boris Heavy Rocks II
Boris With Michio Kurihara Rainbow
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Chthe'ilist Le Dernier Crépuscule
This is what everyone convinced themselves that the lame Charnal Passages was.
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet and Mogwai The Fountain
Cobalt Gin
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Couch Slut My Life as a Woman
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet
Do Make Say Think Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead
Do Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
this is an album that makes me think of things pertaining to stuff and feel emotions about particular events.
Fell Voices Fell Voices
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
My life has now become "listening to You're Dead" and "wishing I was listening to You're Dead"
Foxing The Albatross
Friendzone DX
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Grouper A I A
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Grouper Ruins
Hacksaw to the Throat Wastelands
Hammock Oblivion Hymns
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Immolation Here in After
Incantation Onward to Golgotha
Inquisition Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar...
basal simplicity belies a startlingly atmospheric and compulsively listenable metal album
Ironomi niji
Isis Panopticon
Isis Wavering Radiant
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot Coffins on Io
Kinoko Teikoku Uzu Ni Naru
Kishi Bashi Lighght
I wish I could still give decimal ratings because this is as solid a 4.2 as they come.
Krallice Prelapsarian
How I learned to stop worrrying and love Krallice.
Krallice Krallice
Kyle Bobby Dunn Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness
Laura Stevenson Holy Ghost!
Lie in Ruins Towards Divine Death
Make a Change...Kill Yourself Fri
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
mewithoutYou Ten Stories
If you've ever like a mewithoutYou record then this should be right up your alley.
Mithras On Strange Loops
August 2016: "proggy death whatever? Avoid."rNovember 2016: "well shit."r
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Mogwai Young Team
Mono One Step More and You Die
Mount Eerie No Flashlight
Mount Eerie Dawn
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
I wish that I had a more clever or interesting sound-off, but really, all that needs said is that Clear Moon is another wonderful release by one of modern musics finest assets. Mount Eerie has come into its own, and its glorious.
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
Mount Eerie Pre-Human Ideas
Murg Varg and Björn
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Oado Life Era
Off Minor Innominate
Off Minor Some Blood
Olafur Arnalds Eulogy for Evolution
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Orchid Chaos is Me
Orchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Palehorse Looking Wet In Public
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
100th rating! Overall a pretty generic post-rock/metal album.
Pity Sex Feast of Love
Protest the Hero Kezia
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Saetia A Retrospective
Saor Aura
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
When the userbase gets ahold of this they're going to lose their shit.
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sigh Scenes from Hell
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
The more I listen to this, the closer it inches towards the top of my favorite Sigur Ros' albums.
Slowdive Slowdive
V good.
Sonic Youth Dirty
Spectral Lore III
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Takahiro Kido Fleursy Music
The Body I Shall Die Here
The Cure Disintegration
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Mars Volta Octahedron
Was unsure at first, but it really hooked me. Best since Frances
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward
Trophy Scars Hospital Music for the Aesthetics of Language
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
"Archangel" and "Everything Disappearing" are everything I wanted and more from a band that absolutely cannot disappoint.
Trophy Scars Goodnight Alchemy
TTNG Adventure, Stamina and Anger
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Vali Skogslandskap
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yasushi Yoshida Grateful Goodbye
Yasushi Yoshida Little Grace
Yellow Eyes Immersion Trench Reverie
Yusuke Tsutsumi A Grave by the Sea

3.9 excellent
Demilich Nespithe
Eluvium Nightmare Ending
Full of Hell Trumpeting Ecstasy
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Quadrupede Quadrupede
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our

3.8 excellent
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation
A lot better than its cheesy, Hard Rock Cafe album art would lead you to believe.
Ash Borer Bloodlands
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Do Make Say Think Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Immolation Atonement
James Blake Overgrown
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
On The 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake is so charismatic and classy that I would not care if he absconded with my daughter in his Spaceship Coupe and raw dogged her on the moon.
Oxbow Thin Black Duke
Taylor Swift Reputation

3.7 great
Cannabis Corpse Left Hand Pass
Chapel of Disease The Mysterious Ways of Repetitive Art
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
Typically the cynic when it comes to trendy metal like this but this is great.
Horrendous Anareta
It's like "Ecdysis" but a little more melodic and flashy.
Insomnium Winter's Gate
Never cared too much for Insomnium (or melodeath in general) but this was a hell of a great listening experience. rI've always scoffed at the great heights of their albums and passed them off as typical Finnish melodrama. But rhere there is a lot of intelligent restraint and admirable maturity. It's a 40 minute nonstop track but there's an rimmense amount of content that spans a lot of styles. It's really theatrical and dramatic death metal that's often rtimes staggeringly beautiful.r3.7
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Mount Eerie Black Wooden Ceiling Opening
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading

3.6 great
Bosse-de-Nage All Fours
Inverloch Distance | Collapsed
Marriages Salome
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
A super hot wife, two successful musical projects, and an Oscar later, it's nice to see Trent Reznor no longer acting pissed off.
Sivyj Yar From the Dead Villages' Darkness

3.5 great
A Lot Like Birds No Place
Abigail Williams The Accuser
Abigor Leytmotif Luzifer
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Amenra Mass V
Ampere Like Shadows
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Bad Religion True North
Bastard Sapling Instinct Is Forever
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Boris Amplifier Worship
Boris Dronevil -Final-
Brand New Deja Entendu
Bucket Full Of Teeth IV
Burial Untrue
Chairlift Moth
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
City of Caterpillar Driving Spain Up A Wall
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
This is a good album.
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldworld Autumn
Listening to a ColdWorld album called "Autumn" during the 90 degree dog days of Summer is less than ideal but
I'll still fuck with it
Converge The Dusk in Us
Convulsing Errata
Quite something
Cult of Luna Salvation
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Dead Congregation Sombre Doom
I wasn't huge of Dead Congregation's last album because I'm not that huge on Dead Congregation in general. The homogenous pummeling take on dm grows tiring pretty quickly. But their doom-y foray here is really nice. Wrapped into a great 13-minute package, the EP is just enough DC without it overstaying it's welcome. [3.3]
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deer Leap Here. Home.
Diocletian Gesundrian
Do Make Say Think Do Make Say Think
Earth Primitive and Deadly
Endon Through The Mirror
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved E
Actually really fun and I typically hate this sorta thing
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Eyehategod Eyehategod
Fell Voices Regnum Saturni
Fell Voices Untitled
Gnod Mirror
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
I was all set to hate this but after several spins it's got some of the bands most subtle and memorable moments ever
Horrendous Ecdysis
Hot Cross Cryonics
Hot Cross Risk Revival
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Incantation Profane Nexus
Unpopular opinion: Incantation are at the height of their career. This combined with their last two records represents them at their best.
Isis Oceanic
Jambinai A Hermitage
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Julianna Barwick Will
Jute Gyte Perdurance
Kayo Dot Stained Glass
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Krallice Ygg Huur
Hurr durr.
Krallice Hyperion
Krallice Loüm
Krallice have never sounded heavier or darker; this is the closest the band has ever come to a traditional metal aesthetic.
Kristoffer Lo The Black Meat
Laster De Verste Verte Is Hier
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Locrian Infinite Dissolution
Loss Horizonless
Last album was such a hidden gem back in 2011. Although they missed the doom bubble of the past few years, "Horizonless" is still relevant, and a total a joy.
Macintosh Plus Floral Shoppe
This is actually pretty neat and unlike just about everything I have in my collection. Haters gon' hate.
Make a Change...Kill Yourself II
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Mare Cognitum Luminiferous Aether
I've come to hate "atmospheric black metal" since it's all made of the same husk but with different padding. Mare Cognitum always impresses with a great understanding of what makes the subgenre work. He's always showing a surprising amount of restraint that--even when a song is stretching past the 12-minute mark--makes the piece feel like a logical whole made up of necessary parts. Luminiferous Aether is solid, modern atmospheric black metal from one hell of a savvy musician.
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright!
Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz
Mogwai Earth Division
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mogwai Les Revenants OST
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
More Than Life Love Let Me Go
Mum Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK
Murder by Death Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?
Natalia Lafourcade Musas
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Oranssi Pazuzu Värähtelijä
P gr8.
Panopticon Revisions of the Past
Most important one man black metal artist around (which is surprisingly a big field) drops music for the third year in a row. Great teamsters of his most looked over albums. Yadda yadda get it.
Pg. 99 Document #12
Pg. 99 Document #5
Pg. 99 Document #8
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Protest the Hero Fortress
Psalm Zero The Drain
Really digging the weird post punk, industrial, OSDM vibe that this gives off. One of a kind record that's worth a a spin.
Puce Mary The Spiral
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Leaves
Raein Il n'y a pas de orchestre
Saint Pepsi Hit Vibes
Saintseneca Such Things
Sarpanitum Blessed Be My Brothers
Sewercide Immortalized In Suffering
What a nifty throwback.
Spectral Voice Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
This is good but c?mon you guys.
Spirit Adrift Curse of Conception
Really surprised by this.
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
Sunn O))) and Boris Altar
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
Susanna Triangle
Swallowed Lunarterial
Swans The Seer
I keep waiting for something interesting to happen but it hasn't and probably won't....
Takahiro Kido Fairy Tale
Takahiro Kido A Short Happy Life
Take Over And Destroy Vacant Face
Tartar Lamb Sixty Metonymies
Tartar Lamb Polyimage of Known Exits
Yes......yes it is.
Temple of Void Of Terror And The Supernatural
The Album Leaf Into The Blue Again
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
Sure they've made some questionable choices in the past, but The Mars Volta are always able to make something fresh and interesting. While many will argue how this ranks among their discography, in the end it won't matter because as always, it's unlike any other album in their fucking discography.
The Microphones Mount Eerie
The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Formlessness
Toby Driver In the L..L..Library Loft
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
TTNG Animals
Twilight Monument To Time End
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
If you don't mind listening to "Everything Is Fire" v.1.4 then you're going to enjoy another slab of atmospheric death metal from the best in the game.
United Nations Illegal UN
Vallenfyre Splinters

3.4 great
Acephalix Decreation
Brand New Science Fiction
As someone with no emotional/nostalgia attachment to this band I have to say that this is a really good rock album.
Circa Survive The Amulet
Cradle of Filth Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
After making fun of this band for years without every actually listening to them I have to say I had fun. Kinda silly and dramatic but a lot more fun than it has any right to be. Reminds me of Sigh I suppose.
Eternal Valley Ascend To The Unknown
I usually avoid anything tagged "atmospheric black metal" because it's the same regurgitated shit over and over again. This isn't really any different, but it hits a real sweet spot sounding decidedly modern yet steeped in retro synths and production. Worth checking out.
Phrenelith Desolate Endscape
Pilgrim II: Void Worship
Triumvir Foul Triumvir Foul

3.3 great
Acid Witch Evil Sound Screamers
Aenaon Extance
Blut Aus Nord Deus Salutis Meae
Darker and weirder; more in line with the Odinist than anything else. Sounds distantly related to Deathspell Omega I guess. Basically, Saturnian Poetry this isn't.
Decapitated Anticult
Better than it has any right to be given that the band has only released one good album (and that was like 15 years ago). Also the title, cover, and lyrical content are dumb. Still it's a good enough time.
Ingurgitating Oblivion Continuum Of Absence
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Lubbert Das Deluge
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
I'm not a big Manchester Orchestra fan but "The Gold" was/is a 5/5 song for me and "The Alien" was
pretty cool too so I was pumped for this. Well it's mostly a snooze-fest and I should have checked
my enthusiasm. "The Wolf," "Lead, SD," "The Mistake," and "The Silence" are all really forgettable
which is too bad because ~aesthetically~ this is the most interesting and distinctive the band has
ever sounded. "The Parts" could easily be a Right Away, Great Captain! song so that's great I
Mogwai Rock Action
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Classic, by the numbers Neurosis but not in the way that made "Honor Found in Decay" so lame.
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars

3.2 good
Secret Plot To Destroy The Entire Universe I Only Miss You When I Want To

3.1 good
Ancient Ascendant Echoes and Cinder
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Jute Gyte Oviri
It's like that moment at a buffet where you crossed the line and you're too full to finish what's on your plate. That's how I feel about Jute Gyte--after years of feasting on insane proclivity I think I am nearing my satiety. "Oviri" is different enough to be satisfying but not that satisfying.
Sigh Graveward
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra The West Will Rise Again

3.0 good
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Altarage Nihl
Idk it's okay I guess.
Antemasque Antemasque
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
At the Drive-In in•ter a•li•a
Auroch Mute Books
Beach House Depression Cherry
Behemoth The Satanist
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Bongripper Miserable
Boris Attention Please
Car Bomb Meta
Circa Survive Descensus
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
People need to stop saying Chris Pennie is this band's saving grace. It's ridiculous. The drumming is noticeably better, no more, no less. It takes away from the band and all of their accomplishments stop being tools.

Solid album, very accessible. Really didn't care for NMFT but this is really great.
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
okay this isn't that good.
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Like every Cult of Luna record we get a slightly above avergae post metal album with shit tons of filler to make it seem more interesting than it is.
Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas Mariner
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall
Dead Congregation Graves of the Archangels
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
As someone who has enjoyed the recent outings of this band, this album is really not clicking at all.
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
This album destroyed post-rock. rnot really but fuck you EITS
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Falls of Rauros Believe in No Coming Shore
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Ghoul Dungeon Bastards
I'll probably never listen to this again but my experience was still fun and enjoyable nonetheless
Immolation Shadows in the Light
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Jenny Hval Apocalypse, girl
Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now
"Pegasi" is a 10/10 song but the rest is all over the place.
Kayo Dot Coyote
Krallice Dimensional Bleedthrough
Kronos Arisen New Era
Lantlos Melting Sun
This was nice I guess
Make a Change...Kill Yourself Make a Change...Kill Yourself
Miley Cyrus Younger Now
I wanted to love this more but it loses steam half way through. Once you get to "Thinkin'" the album goes from "pretty great" to "pretty dull." Oh well at least the singles are good.
Mono For My Parents
If I had to pick one band that is doing the least in progressing the genre, it would be a close race between rExplosions in the Sky and Mono. But what Mono lacks in originality (this is the exact same album they've rreleased over and over again) they make up for with their dramatic and emotive delivery. Bland, uninspired, rand derivative, "For My Parents" isn't going to change anyone's opinions on this band, but am I a sucker for rdem climaxes.
Mors Principium Est Dawn Of The 5th Era
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
To no one's surprise, Neurosis make a damn great record. While not quite to the level of their last several "classics," Honor Found in Decay sits proudly within their discography as a truly solid piece of work.
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Obituary Obituary
The best Obituary album since the early 90s but to be honest that's a low bar to clear.
Obscura Akróasis
Not a fan of hyper clean tech death but for some reason this is fun to throw on in the background. Okay stuff.
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
Pelican pretty much needed this not to suck, and thankfully it doesn't
Pelican Ephemeral
Profetus As All Seasons Die
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Revocation Deathless
Russian Circles Guidance
I should dislike this more than I do but the time I've spent with it has been lovely
Sammath Godless Arrogance
Sargeist Feeding the Crawling Shadows
Sentient Horror Ungodly forms
Retro Swedish death by way of American armatures in 2016. Well done and pretty endearing but I'm sure I won't remember it come next month
Shadow of Intent Reclaimer
Sigur Ros Von
Sigur Ros Valtari
Largely feels like 80 minutes of filler....which is weird because the album isn't even that long.
Sunless Urraca
Prolly would have been more impressive five years ago before this style became so overharvested. Still it's uncommonly good for a generic bandcamp release.
Svart Crown Abreaction
100% agree with Willie.
Taake Stridens hus
The Dear Hunter Migrant
Follows the color spectrum in the steady decline of this band.
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
It's like if ten years ago a band got into a car accident and fell into a coma only to wake up thinking that it was still 2005.
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
It's more melodic and easily more poetic, but it lacks the overall energy that was so palpable on their 2009 effort. Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me is a great record that plays up the band's strengths, but after awhile it all begins to feel a bit 'samey,' and regretfully uninspired.
Vanhelgd Temple of Phobos
This is p good.
Vermin Womb Decline
Loud and fast music with a grimy production. Would be cool if you hadn't heard 1000 incarnations of this band already.
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
Woman Is The Earth Torch of Our Final Night
World's End Girlfriend Last Waltz
Xasthur Nocturnal Poisoning
Zhrine Unortheta
This year's most derivative metal record is also the most instantly gratifying. Pretty easy to spin and enjoy in any mood or scenario.

2.9 good
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper
Lady Gaga Artpop
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Better than the last two albums, but even with just four songs this feels a little boring and overlong.
The Blight Meditations on Insignificance
Touche Amore Is Survived By
I was going to make a clever joke about how boring this is but really it isn't worth it

2.8 good
And So I Watch You From Afar All Hail Bright Futures
God Is an Astronaut Origins
Iron And Wine Beast Epic
In a week that sees the release of Iron and Wine and Brand new, we're witnessing a showdown for the hearts and souls of boring 30 year old white guys everywhere.

2.7 average
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
I keep waiting for the user base to not be 16 anymore and realize that this is probably the most overrated album OF ALL TIME.
Marsen Jules The Empire of Silence
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
I felt like I was listening to a post-punk playlist at a gay bar.

2.6 average
Anguish (SWE) Mountain
I just wasn't feeling this.

2.5 average
Abbath Abbath
AJJ Christmas Island
Thank god I'm not the only one tired of the AJJ shtick
Alcest Shelter
Alcest Kodama
At the Gates At War with Reality
If this had come out 15 years ago it would probably be seen as a masterpiece rather than a pretty good melodeath record.
Belphegor Conjuring The Dead
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Drudkh Eastern Frontier in Flames
Drudkh A Furrow Cut Short
Drudkh have definitely made an album. r
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Same shit different album. A bit darker and mellow, but ultimately they haven't changed a damn thing in regards to songwriting. Got better after I let it sink in a bit, but damn EitS....
Ghoulgotha To Starve the Cross
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
I'm sort of heartbroken that the band released this lukewarm, rehash of Behemoth. Certainly going down as their worst album to date.
Immolation Close to a World Below
Just Like Vinyl Black Mass
Khemmis Hunted
Krallice Years Past Matter
Krypts Remnants of Expansion
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
I wish I had something clever to say about this album. However, I do not. Simply, this is boring boring boring, which is a shame because this band really is incredible.
Lycus Chasms
Melvins A Walk With Love And Death
I like to pretend I like weird noise experiments but Love makes me front the bill for my posturing.
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Monarch (FRA) Never Forever
I want to like this more than I actually like this. I just don't think I have the patience for this sort of thing anymore.
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Norma Jean Polar Similar
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter
Olafur Arnalds Another Happy Day
Pelican What We All Come to Need
Protest the Hero Volition
How many sweeps and lame lines of Rody's power metal vocals will it take for me to finally give up on this band? As the years pass the more it becomes apparent that Kezia was a fluke.
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Oh baby I tried,hell, I even lied to myself by giving this a higher rating. Regardless, this is not the band I fell in love with on Kezia, nor is it the mature, refined group of young men I admired on Fortress. They stripped away everything that made them such an intelligent and fun band, and instead created a vapid, uninteresting album full of terrible, terrible lyrics, and copy/pasted pieces from their other works. Scurrilous is boring, poorly thought out, and carelessly written; the definition of a disappointment.
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
It's the Radiohead album I thought I always wanted until I got it.
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Revocation Great Is Our Sin
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Tarot (AUS) Reflections
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
"Beer commercial lead-guitar" is probably the most elucidating comment I have ever read about anything ever.
Vektor Terminal Redux
This is a lot of fun... Until it isn't
Wildernessking Mystical Future
Post "blah" metal tbh.

2.4 average
Ascension The Dead of the World
Dodecahedron Kwintessens
Loud and dark death metal with some black sensibilities. In the five years since their debut this Deathspell fellating style as proliferates the scene; an indulgent sound that's caused eye rolls amongst even the most devout fans. It's still a fine album but is it fine enough to standout amongst the bustling crowd, especially when others do it much better? Probably not.
Murg Gudatall
This really isn't that gud at all.
Myrkur M
Sunn O))) Kannon
If you want 2015's most obvious drone-metal album then boy do I have a rec for you.

2.3 average
Archspire Relentless Mutation
There's so much about this to like: the production, the vocals, the exciting variation, etc. But I'm exhausted two songs in, much like their last album. It's an exercise in how much the listener can handle and I guess just fail.
Avichi Catharsis Absolute
Impetuous Ritual Blight Upon Martyred Sentience
Ravishingly pumped for this, listened once, then forgot it existed until I saw a review posted if that tells you anything.
Omit Medusa Truth - Part 1
It's like iif Evanesence wrote 20 minute songs...
Paramore After Laughter
C'mon you guys
Suffocation …Of the Dark Light
"Remember how good Pierced From Within was? Remember? Do you??" said Eli, huddled in a corner, staring a the walls.
The Contortionist Clairvoyant
Gave this an honest shot but it's sorta lame. Like, not offensively bad but just really, really, really lame in a Steven Wilson sort of "I like prog and have owned a fedora before" kind of way.

2.2 poor
Coldplay Kaleidoscope
Are we really doing this?
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
How did this hot garbage become BNM? ? r
Envy Atheist's Cornea
Bump if you haven't given this band the slightest thought since 2010.
Passion Pit Kindred
More like Passion "Shit" r
Pissgrave Suicide Euphoria
Without the shocking name and cover art this album is an embarrassingly transparent and juvenile attempt at "raw" and "brutal" death metal. I'm sure some people will eat up the blatant perversion that the band employs but they're really just a bunch of guys trying too hard.

2.1 poor
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
This is really a 2 but .1 because I fucking can.

2.0 poor
A Lot Like Birds DIVISI
Why did I listen to this?
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Arc
An Autumn For Crippled Children Eternal
Band perpetually puts out 3's but the pretty cover art and font style make me want to check this despite knowing that I probably won't care
Anaal Nathrakh The Whole of the Law
Annoying band.
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Katy Perry Witness
Marduk Frontschwein
Mastery Valis
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
It's hard defending Meshuggah half the time becuase so many of their attributes are almost objectively bad. For those who enjoy them, like me, it's easy to look past the inherent monotony of their music. There's a meditative property to their swirling madness that makes it worth it. "Koloss" traded this in for tighter songwriting whereas "Catch Thirty-three" wholly embraced it. "Obzen" blended both sides to near perfection.r"The Violent Sleep of Reason," however, is the worst parts of Meshuggah in album form. It's boring. It's homogeneous. It's uneventful. After a week of listening only "MonstroCity" stands out, and that's only because it has the dumbest song title I've ever heard.rDisappointing but not surprisingly so. Meshuggah has always been this lame but they have always made up for it with a smooth and cool sound. Here it's just not enough.
Mogwai Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait OST
Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
Paramore Paramore
An album so bad that Adam Downer will declare it an avant garde pop masterpiece.
Steven Wilson To the Bone
God this is so lame.
Thank You Scientist Stranger Heads Prevail
Made it about 15 seconds in no fucking thanks.
The Dear Hunter Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
B sides of an average album makes for a terrible one
The National Sleep Well Beast
Stunning. Jaw to the floor. Absolutely in awe of how fucking boring this band is. If I had known that a beard and a
baritone could make so many guys this wet then I probably would have had a more interesting college
Toby Driver Madonnawhore
As if we needed another reason to stop listening to all Toby Driver affiliated projects

1.5 very poor
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars
This is so distractingly boring that I can't even use it as background music at work. Wretched album.
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Deftones Gore
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Not sure how Fall Out Boy intend to save Rock & Roll when this neither rocks nor rolls.
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
This is hot, fucking garbage.
La Dispute Wildlife
If I was told that I only had an hour to live i'd spend it listening to Wildlife, because listening to it feels like an eternity.
Lady Gaga Joanne
Leviathan True Traitor, True Whore
Mono Requiem For Hell
Ryan Adams 1989
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
oh man forgot how bad this was

1.0 awful
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Sonata Arctica The Ninth Hour
I'm constantly impressed by this band, which can produce such consistent 1/5 albums throughout their career

In Flames Down, Wicked and No Good
The hotter Anders gets the worse this band becomes. Not a good trade off imo.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nandacollection
Ne Obliviscaris Urn
Ya?ll act like this is so groundbreaking when people have been using violins in music for over 400 years.

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