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5.0 classic
Arcade Fire Funeral
Converge Jane Doe
The perfect album. Pure aggression, passion and emotion all work together to create one of the most important metal albums ever made.
dredg El Cielo
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Rightfully regarded as the greatest E.P. of all time
maudlin of the Well Bath
Making some of the most original metal music I've ever heard, maudlin of the Well have created an absolute masterpiece with "Bath". This album has it all - emotional gems ("Geography", "Marid's Gift of Art"), unrelenting death metal attacks ("They Aren't All Beautiful"), acoustic pieces ("The Blue Ghost/Shedding Qliphoth", the interlude tracks), as well as those that bring them all together (highlight "Birth Pains of Astral Projection"). Perfection.
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Sigur Ros ( )
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)
Strapping Young Lad City
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand
This is one of those albums I've never doubted giving a classic rating to. It took me a few listens to fully understand, like all good albums should, but when I finally did it blew me away. That album art says it all - this is a monumental, emotional and truly beautiful release. R.I.P. K. Angylus
The Antlers Hospice
Fuck it, I'm 5'ing this...
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
A classic in every sense of the word. I've been listening to this album since it first came out in 1997 and I still listen to it with the same sense of awe as I did when I first heard it. It may not be the most musically, or even lyrically accomplished album, but every song is a masterpiece in its own right and this deserves to be regarded as a milestone of alternative rock.
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.5 superb
(The) Slowest Runner (In All The World) We, Burning Giraffes
A Bunny's Caravan Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch Pale Folklore
One of the most stunning extreme metal albums I've ever heard, Agalloch has made a record that transcends genre and defies convention. The production is what seals it for me - murky, but brilliantly atmospheric. Just listen to Hallways of Enchanted Ebony or The Melancholy Spirit and you'll understand.
Agalloch The Mantle
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
A very consistent, dreamlike shoegaze release from a quite unexpected source (at the time) in Neige. There are very few, if any black metal (or metal in general) elements and this is a great accomplishment for Alcest. A fantastic debut that has its flaws, but makes up for them with sheer beauty and ethereal atmosphere.
Anathema Judgement
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arvo Part Alina
This is just unbelievably beautiful. "Spiegel im Spiegel" is like everything I've been searching for in post-rock but haven't been able to find.
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were
Bethlehem Dark Metal
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
I just "got" this album. Just like I "got" Jane Doe and like I "got" Colors. Album is fantastic but I can't 5 it yet because now it needs to grow on me. Now that I understand the music I can learn to appreciate it.
Burial Kindred
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Camel Mirage
Camel Moonmadness
Cave In Jupiter
It actually deserves a 4.2 rating but that's not possible, so I'm going to bump it up just because of 'Big Riff' which is one of the most incredibly badass songs ever
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge You Fail Me Redux
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cult of Luna Salvation
This is a dense, dark journey. There is no escape from it. All you have is the sludgy mess of an album that takes you in and never lets you go. In short, album is heavy as fuck.
Cynic Focus
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Symbolic
Deftones White Pony
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Terria
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance
Esoteric The Maniacal Vale
Esoteric The Pernicious Enigma
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
This is modern mainstream rock music at its best. Along with Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut album (released in the same year), this is the best that the radio has to offer - passion, catchy hooks and not a bad song to be found. Undoubtedly the best thing the Foo Fighters ever have and ever will do.
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror
Henryk Gorecki Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
Immolation Close to a World Below
In Flames The Jester Race
Jeremy Soule The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division Closer
Kairon IRSE! Ujubasajuba
Wow, okay, this album definitely needs a lot more Sputnik love. This is probably one of the best shoegaze/post-rock albums I've heard in years. It's so full of atmosphere and awesome riffs and Jonsi-inspired vocals that it's just impossible not to love. Get your act together Sputnik!
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Low I Could Live in Hope
Maeror Tri The Beauty of Sadness
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Meshuggah I
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mono / World's End Girlfriend Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain
Moonsorrow Verisakeet
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
Oceansize Frames
Oceansize Effloresce
Olafur Arnalds ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Opeth Still Life
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Pearl Jam rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003)
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pixies Doolittle
Portishead Dummy
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill
As much as I enjoy Lord Kill the Pain, it really doesn't fit with the rest of the album. I've slowly learnt to appreciate it over time but I still feel like it kills the vibe of the record. Nevertheless, this is close to being a 5!
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Ny Batteri
Sigur Ros Inni
Slint Spiderland
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
This album is almost unlistenable due to how utterly terrifying it is. Just try listening to I Was a Prisoner in Your Skull or Minus Something late at night with headphones on - it is near impossible. No album has ever done that to me before and for that reason alone makes Soundtracks for the Blind a classic. But there are also amazing drone, ambient, techno, indie, and post-rock compositions on here too, all of which contribute to the album's brilliance.
Swans Children of God
The musical equivalent of 'the hell sermon' in Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man." As pretentious as that sounds, it's by far the best description I can give of the music on here.
Swans Swans Are Dead
The Angelic Process Coma Waering
The Angelic Process We All Die Laughing
The Birthday Party Live 1981-82
The Cure Disintegration
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Evpatoria Report Golevka
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The National Boxer
The National Alligator
The National High Violet
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous
Tool Lateralus
Tool Ænima
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops I
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Agalloch The White
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch and Nest Split
Alcest Kodama
All Pigs Must Die Nothing Violates This Nature
Ambulance LTD. LP
Amenra Mass III
Amenra Mass IIII
American Football American Football
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Weather Systems
Anathema Alternative 4
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Aphex Twin Syro
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arcade Fire The Arcade Fire
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Bethlehem Dictius Te Necare
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
I'm not sure whether I should be taking these guys seriously or not. This album is the most fun thing I've heard all year (especially "Bloom") but it's ridiculously excessive. It sounds overambitious and the Dream Theater-esque wankery is a bit much at times - but if you take BTBAM with a pinch of salt and just enjoy the progressions and fun elements of the album it's pretty fucking great.
Big Big Train English Electric Part 2
Big Big Train English Electric
Bison B.C. Dark Ages
Black Swan The Quiet Divide
Black Swan Aeterna
Blindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI
Blink-182 blink-182
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God
Blut Aus Nord Ultima Thulee
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Science Fiction
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Burial Untrue
Burzum Filosofem
Camel Camel
Carissa's Wierd Songs About Leaving
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Cat Power Moon Pix
Cave In Until Your Heart Stops
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldworld Melancholie
Converge You Fail Me
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge Jane Live
Converge I Can Tell You About Pain
Converge The Dusk in Us
Daft Punk Discovery
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage Split
Death Leprosy
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Tempted to give this a 4.5 just because it's so underrated. It deserves something in the middle probably because the highs are so damn high on this thing. "Pink Cellphone" is godawful, yes, but the other 'lows' (Rapture, Mein) are still quite enjoyable, just not quite up to the standard of the rest of the album. Actually nice to hear an album with such a strong second half for once - most albums that are inconsistent are very frontloaded. "Xerces", "Rats!Rats!Rats!", "Combat" and "Kimdracula" are all some of the album's best songs.
Demilich Nespithe
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Christeen + 4 Demos
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Pinata
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
The cover of the album says it all. This is the only grind album I have ever liked and for good reason; there is something about it that is both beautiful and ugly, ethereal and crushing, technical and uncompromising. Give it a good few listens and it may change your perspective on heavy music completely.
diSEMBOWELMENT Transcendence into the Peripheral
Dolorian Voidwards
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind
Dream Theater Images and Words
dredg Catch Without Arms
dredg Leitmotif
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Eels Electro-Shock Blues
Eluvium Copia
Enslaved RIITIIR
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Entombed Left Hand Path
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Evoken Antithesis of Light
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Extol Burial
Faith No More Angel Dust
Fall of Efrafa Inle
Fall of Efrafa Owsla
Fall of Efrafa Elil
Fall of Efrafa Tharn
Foals Total Life Forever
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Fugazi 13 Songs
Gaza East
Gaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Gris Il Etait une Foret...
Gris À l’Âme Enflammée, l’Äme Constellée…
Gumshen Progtronica
Hallucinogen Twisted
Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Horde Hellig Usvart
Ichiko Aoba 0%
Ichiko Aoba マホロボシヤ
In Flames Whoracle
Incubus Morning View
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Isis Wavering Radiant
Isis Panopticon
Isis Oceanic
Jakob Solace
Jesu Jesu
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Joan Torres's All is Fused Of the Musical
Kauan Kaiho
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Kvelertak Kvelertak
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Lacrimas Profundere Burning: A Wish
Lacrimas Profundere Memorandum
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Life In the Dark The Sunya Is Rising
Lifelover Konkurs
Lifelover Dekadens
Lifelover Pulver
Light Bearer Lapsus
Loma Prieta I.V.
Low The Curtain Hits the Cast
Lychgate Lychgate
Lykathea Aflame Elvenefris
Lykathea Aflame a.k.a. Crackpeth (Opeth on crack) have created a very unique album in "Elvenefris". It may not be flawless, but it's a very interesting listen nevertheless.
Maeror Tri Myein
Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks
Meshuggah Alive
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Mew +-
Mew Frengers
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
Mogwai Young Team
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Mono You Are There
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Muse Origin of Symmetry
This album lies somewhere between a 4 and 4.5 for me. While perhaps nothing on this album is lifechanging, it's an amazingly consistent release - weak tracks are hard to come by, and with classics such as "Citizen Erased" and "Micro Cuts" (my personal favourite), it deserves all the praise it gets.
My Dying Bride The Dreadful Hours
My Dying Bride Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
Nadja Touched
Nails Abandon All Life
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neurosis Given to the Rising
These guys are just so tribal! While not their best album by a long way, this is a more-than-solid effort from Neurosis and with tracks such as "To the Wind" and "Origin" (with the latter's hypnotic tribal drumming and softly resonating guitar strums leading into a vicious and dense sludge metal assualt in the final 2 and a half minutes being one of the album's biggest highlights) the band prove that they are not going anywhere anytime soon. Neurosis are here to stay
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Norah Jones Come Away with Me
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter
Olafur Arnalds Eulogy for Evolution
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Morningrise
Overmars Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo
Peste Noire La Sanie des siecles - Panegyrique de la
The vocals here are just insane. I have no idea how a man makes those sounds from just his voice. This, along with the fact that the music is interesting and progressive without getting boring makes for an excellent effort and an impressive take on the black metal genre.
Peter Gabriel Car
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Post Death Soundtrack The Unlearning Curve
Q Lazzarus Goodbye Horses
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Red House Painters Red House Painters
Red House Painters Ocean Beach
I just bumped the overall rating on this sucker to a 4. It deserves it.
Rishloo Eidolon
Riverside Out of Myself
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Robert Miles Dreamland
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Scott Walker Bish Bosch
Scott Walker The Drift
Shiina Ringo Shouso Strip
Shining (NOR) Blackjazz
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Shpongle Museum of Consciousness
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim
Sigur Ros Svefn-g-englar
Sigur Ros Brennisteinn
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Silencer (SWE) Death - Pierce Me
Slayer Reign in Blood
Sombres Forets La Mort du Soleil
Staring Into Nothing Power
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Suede Dog Man Star
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Sun Kil Moon April
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Supermachiner Rise of the Great Machine
Supermachiner Rust
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Swans Filth
Swans The Great Annihilator
Swans The Seer
Swans Public Castration Is a Good Idea
Swans Not Here / Not Now
Swans To Be Kind
Michael Gira is 60 years old. He fronts the noisiest band I have ever heard. He does harsh vocals in half hour long songs. To Be Kind rules.
Swans The Gate
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down System of a Down
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Tame Impala Lonerism
The Angelic Process Sigh
The Angels of Light How I Loved You
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Evpatoria Report Maar
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Gabriel Construct Interior City
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Lost Poets Insubordia
The Ocean Pelagial
The Oxford Coma Morphine
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
The Stooges Fun House
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
Third Eye Blind Blue
This Runs Through Until Forever Finds Me
I find this better than lots of Underoath's stuff - this is packed with emotion and Spencer gives a superb vocal performance. Well deserving of a 4 if you ask me!
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thursday No Devolucion
Thy Light Suici.De.pression
Definitely some of the best DSBM out there. Even though it's just a demo, there is a wonderful amount of potential here. I love the solos and the fact that there are no blast-beats, it adds to the melancholic nature of the music so well.
Time To Burn Is.Land
Toby Driver In the L..L..Library Loft
Tool 10,000 Days
Troum And All Sides Shutûn
Ulcerate Vermis
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Underoath The Changing of Times
It's difficult for me to be objective on this album because it means so much to me. "Alone in December" is one of my favourite songs of all time and got me through an unbelievably tough period in my life. However, objectively, this is no more than a good screamo/hardcore album with outrageously cheesy synths and (on the odd occasion) lyrics. The emotion in this album is what bumps it to a 3.5 and a worthwhile listen.
Underoath Define the Great Line
Underoath Cries of the Past
This would be a 3.5 were it not for the impressive atmosphere the album manages to create. This was Underoath at their most aggressive, showcasing their abilities to combine elements of hardcore with black and death metal. In fact, there is a fairly close resemblance to Extol's 'Burial' (although not quite as professionally executed). Excellent album
Vektor Black Future
Verena von Horsten Alien Angel Super Death
Voivod Dimension Hatross
Wear Your Wounds/Revelator Split
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Worship Dooom
Year of No Light Ausserwelt

3.5 great
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch Tomorrow Will Never Come
Alcest Le Secret (Re-release)
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Alcest Shelter
Amenra Mass V
Anathema Eternity
Anathema Distant Satellites
Ash 1977
Underrated pop-punk album this is. Some great songs on here
August Burns Red Constellations
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Blackfield Blackfield II
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Bongzilla Gateway
Camel Lunar Sea
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
I never managed to get into this as much as Converge's other stuff... until now. It's perhaps their most angry album - "My Unsaid Everything" is utter chaos (in a good way). Definitely worth the patience
Converge No Heroes
Converge Y2K
Converge Unloved and Weeded Out
Converge/Dropdead Split
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cynic Traced in Air
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dark Tranquillity Atoma
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Deer Leap Here. Home.
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones Gore
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
diagnose lebensgefahr Transformalin
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
EndAnd Mechanics & Energetics of Stilt-Running
Entombed Wolverine Blues
Esoteric Subconscious Dissolution Into the...
Evoken Quietus
A more well-rounded album than their previous efforts. Very solid, but in no way perfect. "Atrementous Journey" is probably the best song they've done though.
Evoken Atra Mors
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Forgotten Tomb Springtime Depression
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within
Fuck the Facts Desire Will Rot
Genesis Trespass
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
Giant Flying Turtles Waltz To The World
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
Hostsonaten Summereve
I've changed my mind, this album is truly beautiful.
In Flames Subterranean
Inter Arma Sky Burial
Jacqui L Planet Parallel 5
Jakob Sines
Jane in Space Jane in Space
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Keane Hopes & Fears
Looked at from the perspective of a pop album, which is exactly what this is and is meant to be, this is a pretty fantastic set of songs. You can't help but sing along and admire the beauty of tracks like "This is the Last Time", "Bedshaped", "Somewhere Only We Know" and especially the heartfelt "She Has No Time". This is an excellent album that doesn't get enough love. It may not be the most musically complex or meaningful record ever made, but to look at it from that perspective defeats the point of what "Hopes and Fears" is - a beautiful pop album.
King Ropes Dirt
Kvelertak Meir
Latitudes Individuation
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Lifehouse No Name Face
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Maschine Rubidium
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
If the production wasn't so bad (even on the remaster) this would be much better. That said however, this is still a fucking solid album that is in the same vein as maudlin's two classics "Bath" and "Leaving Your Body Map". Just not quite up to the standard of those though, but a fantastic debut nevertheless and one that is sadly overlooked by many fans.
Meshuggah Koloss
Minsk The Ritual Fires of Abandonment
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Monks of Mellonwah Turn the People
Mono Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined
Mutoid Man Helium Head
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Napalm Death Order of the Leech
Necrophagist Epitaph
This probably deserves a 4 rating, but it just gets too lost in its own technicality most of the time. Vocals are those of the devil himself though!
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
This album is too long and drawn out for its own good, but if this band manages to perfect their formula and keep it more concise, they will one day make a Neofolk masterpiece.
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Nujabes Spiritual State
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Lamentations
Palms Palms
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Placebo Meds
Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
Sigur Ros Valtari
I couldn't have asked for a better album. Sigur Ros know exactly what perfection is and they hit that almost every single time. Completely different to their last album, Valtari takes you on a musical journey; and Var?? is hands down the best song they've ever done.
Sigur Ros Von
Sound Strider Intrepid Travels EP
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Suede Suede
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Swans Love of Life
Swans Cop
Swans The Glowing Man
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
The Angelic Process ...And Your Blood Is Full Of Honey
The Angels of Light New Mother
The Angels of Light Everything Is Good Here/ Please Come Home
The Angels of Light We Are Him
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Antlers In the Attic of the Universe
The Antlers Familiars
I was disappointed at first, but this is really growing on me. I think it might be a little
better than Burst Apart, if only because of "Palace" and "Parade".
The Antlers Undersea
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
I enjoy this way more than I should...
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Kiss That Took a Trip Electroforest
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
The Long Dark Road The Long Dark Road
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Society Islands The Big Sleep
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Throats Throats
Toby Driver Madonnawhore
Tool Undertow
Tool Opiate
Ulver Kveldssanger
Underoath Disambiguation
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
United Nations The Next Four Years
Wear Your Wounds WYW
Weezer Weezer
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Yndi Halda Under Summer
Considering it's been 11 years since the debut, this was always going to be a disappointment on some level. Enjoy Eternal Bliss has slowly risen to become one of my favourite albums of all time but there was no way this was ever going to justify a decade long wait. rRegardless, it's an enjoyable outing with some of those familiar Yndi Halda elements rearing their heads every now and then. The highlights are "This Very Flight", which is the song most in tune with the sound of their previous outing, and "Golden Threads from the Sun" which has some gorgeous melodies. The opener is solid but nothing to really write home about and "Helena" strays after a beautiful opening few minutes. rAll in all a good effort from a band that most people had forgotten about but let's hope it won't be so long before their next one.

3.0 good
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
This is Agalloch sounding like a watered down version of Agalloch. "The Astral Dialogue" is
pretty sweet and the opener is a nice return to their earlier doom influences but overall
this is just a chore to sit through. Vanilla as fuck.
Amenra Mass II: Sermons
Angels and Airwaves The Dream Walker
Arc & Stones Arc & Stones
Audio Jane Naive
Black Swan Heaven
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bring Me The Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Could have been a pretty good album were it not for the poor second half and the horrible lyrics and vocals. Respect for the experimentation though
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
CalatrilloZ Psalms of Zahyin
Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas
Converge Caring and Killing
Converge Live at the BBC
Converge/Napalm Death Split
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Adrenaline
Devin Townsend Physicist
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Evoken Embrace the Emptiness
A lot better than their debut, but still drags on without going anywhere in particular. I know, I know, this is funeral doom metal and isn't really supposed to go anywhere, but it doesn't grip me like Antithesis of Light does. Moments of brilliance, but ultimately only slightly above average.
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold
Glass Casket Desperate Man's Diary
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
Graveworm Scourge of Malice
In Flames Lunar Strain
In Flames Come Clarity
Jonsi Go
I'm a Sigur Ros fanboy but this does absolutely nothing for me.
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Lacrimas Profundere La Naissance D'Un Rêve
Marla Mase Speak Deluxe
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah The True Human Design
Michael Gira Drainland
A couple of brilliant tracks bookend this album, with an unfortunate amount of really average ones in between. The first and last tracks make it worth it though
Monks of Mellonwah Ghost Stories
Mono Requiem For Hell
Continues Mono's downward spiral since For My Parents. It's another decent-enough offering but nothing here really stands out. The opener and title track have their moments, but the truth is Mono just aren't able to deviate from their formula enough to remain interesting. By the time Hymn to the Immortal Wind rolled around they had taken their sound as far as it could go. Despite trying to change it up by moving in a darker, heavier direction these last couple of albums, it still sounds far too familiar.
Mortifera Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Dying Bride The Manuscript
Nadja The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Neurosis The Word as Law
Neurosis Pain of Mind
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Pale Communion
Opeth Sorceress
Pendulum In Silico
Periphery Periphery
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Razorlight Razorlight
Relient K Mmhmm
Robert Nix Once in a Blue Moon
Shawna Virago Heaven Sent Delinquent
Shining (SWE) Redefining Darkness
Stars of the Lid Per Aspera Ad Astra
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Swans The Burning World
Swans Greed
Swans Holy Money
TALIA Thugs They Look Like Angels
The Angelic Process Solipsistic
This is a rare, unreleased album that has been circling on the net. It's definitely legit so it's worth a listen if you're a big fan of the band like I am - however, if you're expecting the same grungy, metallic shoegaze that made up albums like Weighing Souls With Sand, you will be disappointed. This is very stripped down by TAP standards and doesn't live up to the standard of their other works. However, there are many good moments here, such as the mostly acoustic title track, as well as the decidedly metal Dismembered Antonella (one of the few tracks that sounds as though it could fit into one of their later albums). Overall an interesting listen and a few really good songs, but the many average moments make it clear why this was never an official release.
The Antlers Uprooted
The title track is gorgeous - a lost diamond. Nothing else is really spectacular but there are worse ways to spend half an hour of your life.
The Evpatoria Report The Evpatoria Report
The Faceless Akeldama
The Great Game The Great Game
The Survival Code Broken Strings
Thergothon Stream From The Heavens
Every time I listen to this album I just feel so FUCKING happy! My heart and soul is overfilled with the joy this album exudes and I can barely contain my excitement of having to get through another day in this wonderful, green world. If you too would like to experience this uplifting and spiritual awakening, this album is definitely for you!
Third Eye Blind Ursa Major
Tonic Tonic
Trencadis Odelagt
Unfathomed of Abyss Arisen Upon Oblivion

2.5 average
Amenra Mass I: Prayer I - VI
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Bring Me The Horizon That's the Spirit
Burial Young Death/Nightmarket
Converge Halo in a Haystack
dredg Orph
Evoken Shades of Night Descending
Farrah Abraham My Teenage Dream Ended
The staff review for this album is incredible. Absolutely spot on, I couldn't give this a proper rating if I tried.
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics No More Drama
Meshuggah Rare Trax
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Selfcaged
The Shins Port of Morrow
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Thrice Identity Crisis
Tilted Axes Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
Tyler, the Creator Goblin

2.0 poor
Alcest BBC Live Session
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Blink-182 California
Burial Subtemple/Beachfires
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
I downloaded the RayStorm soundtrack the other day... it was like this, just a thousand times better
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Godhead The Shadow Realigned
Lacrimas Profundere ...And the Wings Embraced Us
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Otep House of Secrets
Persefone Shin-Ken
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes
Talk Talk The Party's Over
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne

1.5 very poor
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Coral the Merknight vs. Searantula It Weaves a Web of Metal
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I
I think there was like, a cool riff somewhere in here that bumped this to a 1.5 rating. I fucking hate this band, and I even have nostalgic connections to them. Can't believe I ever liked this
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord

1.0 awful
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
Yes I did actually listen to this. Well, that's 54 minutes of my life I'll never get back
brokeNCYDE The Broken
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin
Not sure how this has a better rating than "Desolation of Eden" or a 2.8 at all for that matter. They aren't as bad as say, Waking the Cadaver, but they give them a hell of a run for their money. Awful, awful album - even the breakdowns suck
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Linkin Park One More Light
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
Have yet to hear something worse than this. It's laughable most of the time, and just downright sad the rest

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