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5.0 classic
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Disillusion Back to Times of Splendor
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Isis Panopticon
Kanye West Yeezus
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Scott Walker Bish Bosch
Swans Children of God
Swans The Seer
One of the first albums to truly matter in 2012. Nothing else has left such an impact and
nothing else probably will. This album is a delicious bowl of several elements that I simply
adore in music and because of that, this album sits as probably my favourite Swans album to
date and in my top albums of all time. Michael Gira, you crazy sunnavabitch, don't ever slow
The Cure Disintegration
The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs
The National Boxer
The National High Violet
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Weakling Dead as Dreams

4.5 superb
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
This is a serious grower. The key is to give it time.
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Beach House Bloom
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Burial Untrue
Burial Kindred
Can Tago Mago
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind
Death Grips The Money Store
Deathspell Omega Kenose
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Deathspell Omega Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum
Disillusion Gloria
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Grizzly Bear Shields
Consistent, Grizzly Bear are not. Like usual, there are the highlights then there is the
drag. Theoretically, these guys blow me away but the songwriting itself does little to
stimulate. 3.5/5

EDIT: oh shit 4.5/5
Immolation Close to a World Below
This is easily the most "flawless" death metal record out there. The fiery riffs that retain
the instability that characterizes an open flame; the destructive drumming that pummels you
further into submission; the potent molten production the emphasizes every point this album
tries to make; and the vocals that sound like they come straight out of the pit, distorted
through the fires of hell. It's all so damn fitting and it makes this one of the most
exhilarating and cohesive death metal experiences ever. Other "classic" death metal records
have moments that let you come down (or rise up, rather) as they cannot manage the intensity
for the full duration of the album. Close to the World Below, however, continues to rape
you, your family, your dog, possibly your cats, and every significant other and child you
are to ever have for a full 42 minutes...and you'll probably enjoy it.
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Interpol Antics
Isis Oceanic
Joy Division Closer
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Kamelot The Black Halo
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
Lil B God's Father
Low I Could Live in Hope
Madvillain Madvillainy
My Dying Bride The Angel and the Dark River
My Dying Bride The Dreadful Hours
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
The hate is mislead. If you like Neurosis proper, you'll very much enjoy this. It's what
you'd expect, and how is that bad??
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Let Love In
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream
Portal Outre
Portal Swarth
Scott Walker Tilt
Scott Walker The Drift
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Swans The Great Annihilator
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Swans Swans Are Dead
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Angels of Light We Are Him
The Angels of Light How I Loved You
The Cure Pornography
The Cure Faith
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Knife Silent Shout
The Magnetic Fields Holiday
The Magnetic Fields Get Lost
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
The Mountain Goats The Coroner's Gambit
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
John Darnielle, you've done it again! The music is so rich and varied, thanks to the great production and the decision to write as a full band this time around. Right now, I'd say this is their/his best since The Sunset Tree (in terms of being well-rounded all throughout). Too good.
The National Alligator
The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Weezer Pinkerton

4.0 excellent
AFX Chosen Lords
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The White
AJJ People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People
AJJ Knife Man
Anathema Judgement
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Arcade Fire Funeral
Autechre Tri Repetae
Beach House Teen Dream
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Burial Burial
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Converge Jane Doe
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
cool m/
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Dan Swano Moontower
Death Grips Exmilitary
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires Circvmspice
Deathspell Omega Mass Grave Aesthetics
Deathspell Omega Drought
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Depeche Mode Violator
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
DorDeDuh Dar De Duh
A thoroughly impressive black metal record in 2012? Wot!? But all in deservedness, this is rthe best "metal" album that could ever come out of 2012...so far. Ingenious songwriting, an rengulfing atmosphere , folk instrumentation that is the complete opposite of tacked ron....etc. There is so much I could praise about this boy. It's not one to miss.
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Elliott Smith XO
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Enslaved RIITIIR
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Not too bad, pretty good. Yeh, sounds like GY!BE alright. But the thing is it kind of ends
without feeling finished. Incomplete. But good enough, regardless of the usefulness of those
drone tracks.
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Isis Mosquito Control
A fantastic EP. When the band were straight sludge, they went HARD. Not much in the metal
realm gets heavier, dirtier, as vital, and more confrontational than these here four songs.
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel Covenant
My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neurosis Sovereign
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
Nick Drake Pink Moon
NOISIA Split The Atom
Opeth Still Life
Passion Pit Gossamer
This is some really gorgeous pop shit.

Can't bring myself to give it more than 4, but 4 is still a nice thing to have, so stfu
Angelakos don't jump out that window pls im sorry
Paul Banks Banks
Portal Vexovoid
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Swans Filth
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Swans We Rose from Your Bed with the Sun in Our Head
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Cure Wish
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
The Flaming Lips Embryonic
The Magnetic Fields i
The Magnetic Fields Distortion
The Magnetic Fields The Charm Of The Highway Strip
The Mountain Goats Get Lonely
The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
The Mountain Goats Nothing for Juice
The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck
The Smiths The Smiths
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt

3.5 great
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Weather Systems
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Bloc Party Four
Bob Dylan Tempest
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Converge Axe to Fall
David Byrne and St. Vincent Love This Giant
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
this album has farts and lots of farts the farts are probably the best part they are pretty funny and add to the overall song and sometimes all it takes is the right fart in the right place and this festival of farts is probably a really good example of that. A lot of fun farts to be had to this fartin' good album! I wish I could give this album a fart out of 5 but unfortunately I cannot so here is a 3.5
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Honestly, this needs more fart jokes otherwise can't 5
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Edge of Sanity The Spectral Sorrows
Editors The Back Room
Editors An End Has A Start
Editors In This Light and On This Evening
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
Pretty good, but COME ON. Be a little individualistic people; the hype is running this thing through limits it doesn't provide.
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Interpol Our Love to Admire
Interpol Interpol
iNTRiKeT The Woods
Isis Celestial
Jens Lekman I Know What Love Isn't
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Klatu Mutual
La Dispute Wildlife
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man
Leonard Cohen Ten New Songs
Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Mgla With Hearts Toward None
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
Morbid Angel Domination
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
Nachtmystium Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine
Neurosis and Jarboe Neurosis and Jarboe
Old Man Gloom NO
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Watershed
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Passion Pit Manners
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Royal Headache Royal Headache
Swans The Burning World
The Chariot One Wing
Fun and enjoyable record but my only two problems lie with the lack of a decent amount of memorability and the fact that this is pretty much one-sided in terms of emotional and musical presentation. But I guess since I'm no hardcore aficionado, I am not one to prefer a one-topping pizza. Although, this is better than most (if not all) hardcore albums that I've heard this year. The best song is First, where they masturbate to Ennio Morricone for a good portion of the song. Speak is kind of cringe-worthy. Tuff guy music/5
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Magnetic Fields Realism
The Magnetic Fields Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
Tindersticks The Something Rain

3.0 good
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Atoma Skylight
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Blut Aus Nord still being dull as shit 60% of the time, now with poorly executed clean vocals. Fuck this trilogy, start doing something sonically stimulating again.
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Ihsahn Eremita
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Kamelot Silverthorn
Katatonia Dead End Kings
I was really hoping to like this...but this is like water. It's tasteless, doesn't stick, not very viscous at all (streamlined beyond memorability), and all interesting ideas that do exist are diluted and ineffective. Although, it has its moments and I can still find enjoyment in this aqueous attempt at a significant album.
Leonard Cohen The Future
Meshuggah Koloss
Morbid Angel Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Heritage
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Propagandhi Failed States
This boy is pretty fun, like a good ol' game of catch on amphetamine. Unfortunately, it's still not the mind-blowing/special experience you were hoping for.
Purity Ring Shrines
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Rush Clockwork Angels
I really enjoyed the shit out of this when it first dropped. I was never a Rush fan, but this impressed me. Originally, I would have had this album sit at ALMOST a 4.5, but as time continued its natural progression along with more follow-up listens to this supposed masterpiece, the thing grew tired and I soon was left with the feeling I get from most generic pieces of modern rock that are hailed as magna opera or modest masterpieces...dry and bored. I will probably admit that it was the hype that sucked me into convincing myself that I initially thought this was worth my top 5 of the year, but oh man, I sure was a silly cunt. I don't even like this band! Still a good/fun album tho, despite its lack of depth or innovation, so it gets a nice and solid 3 (relax, fanboys). It's a shiny modern hard rock record (not prog) that is worth a couple of spins and might be decent for a company picnic or something.
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Tame Impala Lonerism
The Antlers Hospice
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Ruins Of Beverast Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The xx xx
Tool Lateralus
Tool Ænima
Ulver Childhood's End
Wintersun Time I
Speaking in regards to the topic of Time: I grew up.

2.5 average
Arghoslent Incorrigible Bigotry
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
Deathspell Omega Inquisitors of Satan
Grimes Visions
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Deliverance
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
This album is like gay butter, and I'm a knife that just wants something exciting to cut into. This does not deliver that excitement and leaves me in a state of boredom as I know that every slice I take into that bar of butter will be as gay as the last.
The Shins Port of Morrow
The xx Coexist
Titus Andronicus Local Business
Tyler, the Creator Goblin

2.0 poor
A Place to Bury Strangers Worship
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Ensiferum Unsung Heroes
"Boring, bland, and uninspired. One can only wonder how this is the same band responsible for songs like Hero in a Dream and Iron." - That was Jari.
Korpiklaani Manala
Every time I'm fresh out of jokes and I need to impress people, I always put on some
Korpiklaani. Seems to do the trick.
Morbid Angel Heretic
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Necrophagist Epitaph

1.0 awful
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King

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