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5.0 classic
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alice in Chains Dirt
American Football American Football
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bohren und der Club of Gore Sunset Mission
Brand New Deja Entendu
Burial Untrue
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Converge Jane Doe
I held off giving this a 5 for so long but I just don't think it deserves anything less. One of the most brutally honest and ferocious displays of raw human emotion.
Cult of Luna Salvation
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Dads Pretty Good
This shit is amazing. Holy fuck. EP of the year.
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Bowie Low
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Symbolic
Death Human
Dntel Life is Full of Possibilities
Dork Outreach Welcome 2 The Program
Dork Outreach Food
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Foals Total Life Forever
This one is interesting. At first I thought very little of it. Then I pushed it up to 4 once I discovered its potential. After repeated listens, along with some personal memories of mine that are attached to it - I feel that I personally need to give this a 5.
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Sure, the production is good, and Ocean's singing and beats certainly accentuate this, but it's something
about the atmosphere this album generates that solidify Channel Orange as one of the most important
RnB records released in the past ten years.
Gallows (UK) Grey Britain
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Into the Ocean Ruins
Perhaps the best combination of Metalcore and Synth, dare I say...ever?
Even after spinning this EP years after its release, I still struggle to find comparison to another band. Totally
original, and experts in their field, Into The Ocean created an amazing slab of music with Ruins where
every track is an absolute cracker.
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo
ISIS Panopticon
January I Heard Myself In You
It's hard to describe why I Heard Myself In You is such a phenomenal album. It doesn't do anything out of the ordinary by any means, but it evokes such a wide array of emotions in me when I listen to it. A sense of fading nostalgia, soon followed by the regret of lost youth and anxiety of growing up, but with a brief hint of hope that the future will turn out just fine. Maybe not as you expected, but still great. Much like this album.
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jeremy Soule Secret of Evermore Soundtrack
This kid was fucking 19 when he composed this beautiful game. Better than Secret Of Mana. Fuck you.
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
letlive. Fake History
One of the greatest Post-Hardcore albums ever released.
Listener Wooden Heart
I've had this album for a while, but it's only until very recently that it fully clicked with me. Give it some time and you'll be sweetly rewarded.
Massive Attack Mezzanine
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Only truly appreciating this album more than three years after first listening to it, Of Malice and the Magnum Heart is the true definition of a slow burner. For an album to remain relevant in my life for all that time and for me to still find new things to love about it? That's why it deserves a 5.0. That, and the outro to 'Five Years' is just the best goddamn thing ever.
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Refused The Shape Of Punk To Come
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Chariot One Wing
"Oh busy, busy bee, walking to and fro. What if we close our eyes? What if we don't wake up?"
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Saddest Landscape You Will Not Survive
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Weeknd House of Balloons
The perfect late-night chill out album. Its atmosphere is one of a kind.
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Harmlessness
Nah fuck you cunts this album's a five Nah fuck you cunts this album's a five Nah fuck you cunts this album's a five Nah fuck you cunts this album's a five Nah fuck you cunts this album's a five Nah fuck you cunts this album's a five
Turnover Peripheral Vision
Weezer Pinkerton
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
This is the best Lana Del Rey album since Born To Die.
Zao The Funeral of God
As an Atheist, it may seem shocking to give an album that is pro-God a perfect 5, but this is an absolutely stellar album, as well as Zao's best work to date.

4.5 superb
7 Angels 7 Plagues Jhazmyne's Lullaby
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Alcest Les Voyages De L'Âme
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Architects Ruin
Architects' best album is the only one that's missing from Spotify????
As Tall As Lions As Tall As Lions
Less of a breakup album than the soundtrack to being in love, As Tall As Lions self-titled record perfectly captures the ups and downs of a relationship. From its heart racing conception, to the inevitable split up of two people; this album spans its entirety. Superb.
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
August Burns Red Constellations
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
Baroness Yellow and Green
Beastmilk Climax
One of the catchiest and most memorable records this year. Post-punk lives!
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Big K.R.I.T. 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Blindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI
One of the darkest, most haunting albums I've listened to in a long while and also, quite simply, one of the
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bohren und der Club of Gore Black Earth
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Botch We Are the Romans
Braid Frame & Canvas
Braid No Coast
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Science Fiction
Break Even The Bright Side
Burial Burial
Burial Kindred
Burial Rival Dealer
Just when you think you have him pinned down, Burial pulls some shit like this. With Rival Dealer, we get to see the more dance and hip-hop side to William Bevan, in a way that might not necessarily be flooring, but intriguing all the same. 'Come Down To Us' is exceptional though.
Ceremony (USA-CA) Rohnert Park
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Hey Dev, is it cool if I change my end of year list?
Clams Casino Rainforest
One of the best pieces of ambient work to come out in a long while. It's got a great atmosphere with a running theme and shying just under 20 minutes; it's the perfect length for when you just need to chill out for a moment.
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Converge You Fail Me
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Counterparts The Current Will Carry Us
Counterparts The Difference Between Hell and Home
The Difference Between Hell and Home combines the best parts of Counterparts previous two full-lengths, resulting in some of their strongest material. Every track is in a league of its own, with some exceptional highlights being 'Compass', 'Slave' and 'Soil'. Remarkable album.
Counterparts You're Not You Anymore
Counterparts Nothing Left to Love
Tear the tears out of my open eyes for I no longer need to drown in the ocean of another
Cult of Luna Fire Was Born
Without a doubt, one of the best Live Sets I have ever witnessed.
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Less than a week in to the year and I already have my AOTY.
Cynic Focus
Dangers Anger
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Bowie Station to Station
David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
David Bowie Blackstar
Dead Meadow Dead Meadow
Deadguy Fixation on a Coworker
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Leprosy
Defeater Travels
Defeater Lost Ground
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
I'm admittedly not the longest Deftones fan as I've only gotten into them recently, but this album is beyond incredible. You'll be hard pressed to find a bad song on here.
Denzel Curry TA13OO
Kendrick better watch his fucking back.rHighlights: Black Balloons, Switch It Up, Sirens, Percs, Vengeance, Black Metal Terrorist.
Devin Townsend Project Ki
A fantastic album to get lost in its dark, yet reassuring atmosphere. Superb.
Down I Go Gods
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
Eleventh He Reaches London Hollow Be My Name
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Elliott Smith XO
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Elzhi Lead Poison
Surprised this hasn't been reviewed yet. This shit is goddamn ridiculous.
Endless Heights Vicious Pleasure
I enjoyed this record when it came out, but it's only going back to listen to it now that I realize how incredibly well put together it is. Definitely a grower.
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
The Bermuda Triangle, Stonehenge, and how the fuck Every Time I Die are so damn good remain some of life's greatest mysteries.rSeriously guys, what the fuck.
Faith No More Angel Dust
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Foxy Shazam Foxy Shazam
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Gang of Youths The Positions
This is far and away one of the best debut albums I've heard in a long, long time. The concept is executed without flaw and each song drives such melody and emotion.
Glass Bones The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
This is simply, an amazing record. My only regret is not learning about them sooner.
Glass Bones Seasons
A Fantastic EP, every song is a winner. Would legit be a 5 if it was a full length.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
ISIS Oceanic
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
An exciting and promising look at what could have been.
Jesu Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
Jesus fucking christ. I mean...jesus fucking christ.
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Karnivool Themata
Karnivool Sound Awake
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
This is nowhere near as awesome as everyone's making it out to be.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Infest the Rats' Nest
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Listener Time Is A Machine
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Is calling this 'album of the year' too ambitious?
Madvillain Madvillainy
Manners Pale Blue Light
Drown yourself in your own shame, sink or swim it's all the same.
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Bath
Meg Myers Take Me To The Disco
As indicative by its "throwback" album cover, Myers is trying to capture a very niche early 00's sound, and she does it largely without fault. She has a dynamic range, straddling the line between delicate melodies and aggressive bangers. I love this album.
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah obZen
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Michael Jackson Thriller
Michael Jackson Bad
Misery Signals Mirrors
Misery Signals Controller
Misery Signals Absent Light
If the songwriting on Absent Light proves anything, it's that even after a five year absence, Misery Signals are the frontrunners for modern metalcore and still miles ahead of their contemporaries.
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
More Than Life Love Let Me Go
Mr. Bungle California
Arguably their best, California maintains Mr. Bungle's signature sound of insanity and improves on it tenfold.
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
The fact that Ne Obliviscaris managed to make a 70 minute full-length album that never sounds too over indulgent is quite a feat. Especially for this type of music.
Neurosis Times of Grace
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part
Oceansize Effloresce
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Orbs Asleep Next to Science
Pallbearer Sorrow And Extinction
Palm Reader Sleepless
Pixies Doolittle
Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
Protest the Hero Kezia
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Rinoa An Age Among Them
Rolo Tomassi Where Myth Becomes Memory
Album is actually excellent wtf ?Prescience? is the hardest shit in the world
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
The idea of playing both discs at once for full effect might come off as gimmicky, but the fact is, they couldn't fit together any better - the end result being a truly remarkable slab of Post Metal. Of course, all this would mean nothing if they weren't fluent to begin with, but luckily the respective discs can hold their own when played separately.
Russian Circles Memorial
Words can't really do justice how completely jaw-dropping this is. Russian Circles have completely outdone themselves with Memorial.
Saul Williams Amethyst Rock Star
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Shai Hulud That Within Blood Ill-Tempered
Arguably the band's darkest release yet, 'That Within Blood...' is a remarkable follow up to their legendary debut.
Shai Hulud Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...
Perhaps one of the best debut albums to have ever be released. Hardcore punk has never sounded so sincere,
and 'Hearts Once Nourished...' is a perfect example of pushing boundaries within a genre.
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
With the return of Chad Gilbert on vocals, and the consistently stellar guitar work of Matt Fox, Shai Hulud have arguably created their finest piece of music in the entirety of their eighteen year career.
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
An absolutely breathtaking album. Shit, this might even be a 5.
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild
Single Mothers Wild Party
An absolute gem of a Post-Hardcore/Screamo style EP.
Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain
Slint Spiderland
Snowing Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit
Soundtrack (Film) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Wasn't a fan of the film, but the soundtrack is amazing. A great collection of song's for a summer's day. Perfect roadtrip mix.
Stories (AUS) The Youth to Become
This is gradually becoming one of my favourite releases of 2015. Stories take obvious influence from Underoath, but add their own signature sounds to make for some metalcore that may not necessarily be unique, but moves from strength to strength across 11 tracks.
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Stray from the Path Euthanasia
Stray has never really done much for me as a band, as much as I adore Craig Reynolds, but them leaning heavier into their metalcore sound with heaps of distortion and breakdowns makes me want to run up a fucking hill. I beg you, don't sleep on this record, it's their Long Live or whatever the fuck you kids say.
Svalbard When I Die, Will I Get Better?
This album fucks. There are so many moments throughout the record's 38-minute runtime
that really make you stop and go; "okay wait, that was sick". Not only is When I Die,
Will I Get Better?
the band's crowning achievement to date but an absolute front
runner for metal AOTY. This whole album slaps, but my personal favourites are 'Open
Wound', 'Listen To Someone' and 'The Currency Of Beauty'. Gold star, Svalbard.
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Swans The Seer
As hauntingly beautiful as this is, at 2 hours long, it's very overwhelming.
Swans To Be Kind
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Tiny Fragments - EP
Spastic, Epic, Nostalgic, Goddamn Incredible.
My new favourite band.
The Antlers Hospice
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beatles Revolver
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Broderick Free to Rot, Free of Sin
The Chariot Long Live
The Cure Disintegration
This is a good album to have sex to.rThere's no punch-line here, I'm deadly serious.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Jezabels Dark Storm
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck
Easily Darnielle's best album since The Sunset Tree.
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
The Ocean Precambrian
The Red Shore Unconsecrated
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Stooges Raw Power
The Sword Warp Riders
If this album doesn't make you want to bang your head then you probably don't have a fuckin head
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
I've changed my mind, the second half of Getting Sodas is just too damn good for this not to be a 4.5.
The xx xx
One of my best and most fondest memories is driving in my car on a night much like tonight; the sun was low, just peaking off the horizon and everywhere was quiet. I had this album playing and the two moulded together in my brain and never left. This record...this is something special.
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice Vheissu
Turnstile Glow On
This is album of the year and I haven't even listened to it yet
Edit: I was right.
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Weezer Weezer
Will Haven Carpe Diem
Will Haven Voir Dire
Windwaker Love Language
I might just have to give this a review to show this album the respect it deserves.
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Yuck Yuck
Zao Parade of Chaos

4.0 excellent
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Is everyone here on drugs? This rules. Classic Agalloch.
Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
Alcest Shelter
Oh Neige, stroke my hair and tell me I'm beautiful...
Alcoa Bone & Marrow
If you felt the acoustic tracks on ED&SN felt out of place, then this album is for you. If you legitimately enjoyed Archambault's acoustic ventures on ED&SN, then this album is for you.
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Not as immediately awesome as Black Gives Way To Blue was but still a fantastic record. While the first half of the album is stronger than the second, 'Phantom Limb' is easily the album's standout. Something akin to 'A Looking In View'.
American Football American Football EP
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
A beautifully technical album that excels in both songwriting as well as creating atmosphere, all without ever descending into wankery.
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Really good. 'Lippincott', 'Physical Education' and 'Para Mexer' are some outstanding tracks.
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Architects Nightmares
Architects Hollow Crown
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
As Tall As Lions Lafcadio
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Atheist Elements
Atheist Piece of Time
Atheist Jupiter
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
This has grown on me a lot. From the meaningful and inspirational lyrics to the the diverse and wide variety of musical experimentation, August Burns Red have really taken a step forward as a band, resulting in their most consistent release yet.
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Anybody who has even the slightest concern for the future of August Burns Red's career need to go listen to 'Martyr' right now. One of the most impressive metalcore records I've heard in ages.
Baroness Red Album
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Purple
Fans of Baroness' earlier style rejoice; Purple sounds like an even spread of both Red Album and Blue Record. Funny that.
Baths Obsidian
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me Colors_Live
There's a few issues regarding camera coverage and the lack of crowd audio (making any attempt at audience sing-a-longs fall flat), but otherwise the entire set is performed near flawlessly. The second set comprised of some of the band's very best tracks is also a very nice addition, and clearly well picked.
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Incredibly solid album. Pretty standard for BTBAM but still amazing. 'Silent Flight Parliament' for song of the year.
Between the Buried and Me Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium
Fantastically shot and edited, Live at the Fidelitorium is an intimate and intricate looks at the entirety of Future Sequence. Each member is covered greatly, and you really appreciate all the tiny details that go into each and every track, especially evident in the slew of guest musicians in the form of string and brass sections.
Between the Buried and Me Automata I
Bjork Homogenic
Black Flag Damaged
Black Flag My War
Black Flag Slip It In
Black Joe Lewis Tell 'Em What Your Name Is
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Howl
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Bohren und der Club of Gore Dolores
Bohren und der Club of Gore Geisterfaust
Bohren und der Club of Gore Beileid
The main point of contention for Bohren has been the length of some of their albums; Midnight Radio is the main culprit for being too long, and yet, it's Beileid that feels too short in comparison. Maybe the length was what I got used to, but I kind of wish this wasn't over so quickly.
Bohren und der Club of Gore Piano Nights
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Born of Osiris The Discovery
A massive step up in terms of quality. Say goodbye to standard deathcore and say hello to beautifully crafted technical death metal that utilizes keyboard and synth to make a good album great.
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Botch American Nervoso
Braid The Age of Octeen
Braid Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five
Brand New Fight Off Your Demons (The Demos)
This is actually really fuckin good what the hell.
Brand New Daisy
Bring Me the Horizon Amo
Honestly this album surprised the hell out of me. Pre-release singles felt a little bland but work well in the context of the album. I worry about the longevity of this record as I feel it might be something that I might get burnt out on, but for the time being it's pretty enjoyable. Highlights: 'Nihilist Blues', 'In The Dark', 'Wonderful Life', 'Sugar Honey Ice & Tea', 'Heavy Metal'.
Brockhampton Iridescence
Burial South London Boroughs
Burial Street Halo
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Captain Murphy Duality
Duality > good kid, m.a.a.d. city. I'll fucking fight you.
Carpathian Isolation
Ceremony (USA-CA) Violence Violence
Ceres I Don't Want To Be Anywhere But Here
Turns out my hometown of Melbourne can get emo too! A must listen.
Chance the Rapper 10 Day
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Chiodos Illuminaudio
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Descensus
Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape
Closure in Moscow The Penance and the Patience
Closure in Moscow Pink Lemonade
Coerce Silver Tongued Life Licker
Coerce Ethereal Surrogate Saviour
Coerce Genome
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Compromise Yesterday Was Everything
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Converge No Heroes
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Legitimately we expected anything less. The one, two punch of 'Sadness Comes Home' and 'Empty On The Inside' is phenomenal and 'Coral Blue' might just be one of their best tracks to date. Not to mention the title-track. Excellent album.
Converge The Dusk in Us
Counterparts Prophets
Counterparts Tragedy Will Find Us
Carry me back to your bed. My conscience is my coffin, and I swear sometimes I'd rather be dead.
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III
Cult of Luna The Beyond
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Cynic Traced in Air
Dads American Radass (This Is Important)
DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?
Dark Time Sunshine ANX
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
David Bowie Space Oddity
David Bowie Diamond Dogs
David Bowie Young Americans
David Bowie "Heroes"
David Bowie Heathen
David Bowie Reality
David Bowie The Next Day
David Dallas The Rose Tint
David Dallas Falling Into Place
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Grips The Money Store
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Seven albums in and Deftones show no signs of slowing down. Koi No Yokan is remarkably consistent. The only tracks that don't do anything for me are the album finishers of 'Goon Squad' and 'What Happened To You?', and they're not even bad, just underwhelming in comparison to the rest of the record.
Delusion Twin A Damaged Machine
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Dope Body Natural History
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Earth Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
Earth Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
Earth Primitive and Deadly
Earth Caller Degenerate
If you're craving a crushing hardcore release that doesn't make you sigh, thinking you've heard it all before, then Earth Caller have an album for you. Valiant and energetic, without dipping into homogenous territory or uninspired lyrics, Degenerate is a captivating listen from start to finish.
Elbow Build A Rocket Boys!
Eleventh He Reaches London Banhus
Not quite as good as Hollow Be My Name, but still an impressive record, and perhaps more accessible for most.
Ellie Goulding Lights
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Elliott Smith Roman Candle
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
At first I was skeptical of this album, due to the lack of the once promised 'Destabilise' and 'Quelle Surprise', both of which are fantastic songs. But as it turns out, this record is innovative, meaningful and above all, a lot of fun. No filler and not one skippable track. Even my once hated 'Gandhi Mate, Gandhi' works well within the context of the album, and 'Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here' might be my favourite ever Enter Shikari song.
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
You know Shikari's progressing when they deliberately leave out a track that starts with Sss or Zzz!
Every Time I Die Last Night in Town
Every Time I Die Hot Damn!
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Fallujah The Harvest Wombs
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Regrettably somewhat of a victim to the hype, Fallujah's sophomore album is still a complex and layered slab of technical death metal and arguably their best work.
Fear Before Odd How People Shake
Fear Before Art Damage
Five Star Prison Cell Matriarch
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Foals Antidotes
Foals Holy Fire
More like Holy Fuck, amirite??????????????????????
Foxy Shazam The Flamingo Trigger
Foxy Shazam The Church of Rock and Roll
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra.
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Gallows (UK) Orchestra Of Wolves
Gillian Welch The Harrow And The Harvest
Glass Bones Loner
More like Boner amirite? Thisoundoffprobablyneedsmorecharacters
Glass Casket We Are Gathered Here Today...
Glass Casket Desperate Man's Diary
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Glen Porter Falling Down
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godflesh Pure
Godflesh Selfless
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Listening to this album may create The Heaviest Boner of the Universe.
Gotye Like Drawing Blood
Gravemind Conduit
Varied enough to not be monotonous to listen to. Pretty solid deathcore album.
Grimes Visions
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
'Emptiness Will Eat The Witch' is song of the year material.
Heaven Shall Burn Antigone
Heaven Shall Burn Deaf to Our Prayers
Heaven Shall Burn Veto
Hellions Die Young
Hellions Indian Summer
'Nottingham' and 'Ghoul' absolutely slay. Colour me impressed.
High on Fire Blessed Black Wings
High on Fire Art of Self-Defense
High on Fire Snakes For The Divine
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Horsehunter Caged In Flesh
For a bunch of dudes who just came out of high school, this release is fucking insane. Sludge and doom perfection that isn't too long or short in length. Can't wait to see what these guys do next.
House Vs. Hurricane Perspectives
It's taken me a while to get into this, but I'm really happy I gave it my time. Despite, sounding cliche, it really is something different in the scene. The album takes more of an ambient approach over a heavy one which makes it something to easily get carried away by. Even to such the extent that it's something I could picture myself falling asleep to. Recommended, but it is a massive grower.
ISIS Celestial
ISIS Wavering Radiant
Ithaca They Fear Us
This album is fucking incredible, what the hell
Jamie xx In Colour
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back
Jesu Jesu
Jesu Conqueror
Jesu Ascension
JID DiCaprio 2
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Jun Eater. fiftycharactersfiftycharactersfiftycharacters
Jon Hopkins Singularity
Kali Uchis Isolation
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kanye West Yeezus
Yeezy takes us on an incredible aural journey because he "understands culture".
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Honestly, it's really refreshing to hear a supergroup that actually sounds like an equal divide between the musicians. Everyone here gets their moment in the spotlight, making it a varied listen without sacrificing the sense of identity it builds for itself over its 45 minute runtime.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Float Along. Fill Your Lungs
Kylesa Static Tensions
Kylesa Spiral Shadow
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
La Dispute Untitled
La Dispute Here, Hear. III
La Dispute Wildlife
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Honest to god don't know why I like this, but I do. I really do.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Little Simz A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
M.I.A. Arular
M.I.A. Kala
M.I.A. Matangi
Mac Miller Swimming
I'll admit I never really listened to much of his work until after he died, but this album has been on repeat for a long while. The dichotomy of how chill and relaxed everything sounds with his vulnerable lyricism makes for a really engaging - and heartbreaking listen.
Make Them Suffer Old Souls
It's not quite the leap forward from Neverbloom that I was hoping, but Old Souls proves to be much
more refined and consistent in sound, and the heavier lean on melody and orchestral elements help make this
so. 'Blood Moon' is the only song that really feels out of place here, and regrettably drags the rest of the
record down. Luckily the good outweighs the bad with the likes of 'Requiem', 'Let Me In', 'Scraping The Barrel'
and 'Timeless', the latter of which remains an emotional number, only just overshadowed by the album's
closing title track.
Make Them Suffer Worlds Apart
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Manners Apparitions
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
I didn't really mind The Hunter but Jesus Christ this makes The Hunter look like shit.
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
MGMT Congratulations
Not gonna lie; 'A Good Sadness' and 'Mystery Disease' give me a semi.
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Misery Signals Ultraviolet
'Through Vales Of Blue Fire' not opening Ultraviolet is a legitimate head scratcher and the criticism toward the length of the album is valid. Still, this is quality material from Misery Signals, and we're pretty fortunate these songs came together at all. 'Old Ghosts', 'Redemption Key' and 'Cascade Locks' are all incredible and every track demands an attentive ear. I'm normally one for albums erring on the shorter side as I think it promotes replayability, but I do agree an extra song on here would not go amiss.
Misfits American Psycho
Misfits Earth A.D./Wolf's Blood
Misfits Walk Among Us
Misfits Static Age
Modern Baseball Sports
Modern Baseball You’re Gonna Miss It All
I've changed by stance on this, as the maturity of You're Gonna Miss It All breaks Modern Baseball into a new, refreshing emo sound. Sports initially was superior because of it's catchy hooks, but there's just something so real and human about this record. Definitely one of my favourite bands right now. Can't wait to see where they go next.
Modern Life Is War Witness
Modern Life Is War Fever Hunting
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
Morbid Angel Covenant
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Listening to this album is kind of like taking eccies while being blown by that hot teacher you had a thing for
in high school, except she's dressed as a clown.
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine m b v
Nails Unsilent Death
Nails Abandon All Life
Ne Obliviscaris The Aurora Veil
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nirvana In Utero
Northlane Discoveries
An excellent debut release from a band with heaps of potential. If they continue improving on their strengths, they're bound to go far.
Northlane Node
Don't go into this expecting regular Northlane because it's the furthest thing from Discoveries or
Singularity. 'Ohm', 'Leech' and the newly recorded 'Rot' all sound massive, and 'Animate' might be one of
my favourite Northlane tracks.
Oceansize Frames
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Olivia Rodrigo Sour
Orbs These People Are Animals
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Admittedly, I'm probably blinded by nostalgia on this one, but I still think Killing With A Smile is a lot of fun. For it's time, it was probably miles ahead of its metalcore peers, so it's nice to see it hasn't aged terribly.
Parkway Drive Horizons
Not as good as their debut, Horizons is still a fun album, with some of the band's most recognised material on display in the form of 'Boneyards', 'Idols And Anchors' and of course, 'Carrion'.
Pelican Australasia
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Pixies Bossanova
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Pond (AUS) Beard, Wives, Denim
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends
Propagandhi Potemkin City Limits
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Propagandhi Failed States
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Volition
Apart from the fact that 'Plato's Tripartite' sounds like a B-side, this is pretty solid.
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Raised Fist Dedication
Raised Fist Sound of the Republic
RAMIREZ The Grey Gorilla
Red Fang Murder the Mountains
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
Redcoats Redcoats
Refused Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent
Rolo Tomassi Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
On first listen, RTJ2 seems like an inferior sequel to the duo's lively, accessible debut. I mean sure, the imaginative beats and sampling are there and the lyrics and rapping are still as humorous and tight as ever, but something was missing. My issue was that most of the tracks were slow-burners, which was a disappointment considering the amount of drunken nights I've had featuring the likes of 'Banana Clipper', 'Sea Legs' and 'Get It' among others. Even the fast-paced 'Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)' seemed underwhelming in comparison, hence my disappointment. But then, it occurred to me - did I really want El-P and Killer Mike to make the same album over again? I guess in a sense, yes, a part of me did. However, I'm glad that they tried somewhat of a different approach this time around, while still retaining everything that made the first great.
Russian Circles Enter
Russian Circles Station
Russian Circles Geneva
Russian Circles Empros
Saul Williams Saul Williams
Say Anything Say Anything
Secret And Whisper Great White Whale
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Septicflesh Communion
Septicflesh The Great Mass
A beautifully dark and orchestral piece of work from Greek Death Metal kings. On par with Communion.
Shai Hulud Misanthropy Pure
Definitely their most diverse and technically proficient to date, albeit a little less memorable than their other work.
Shane Carruth Upstream Color
Absolutely stunning. The score to Upstream Color is engrossing, beautiful and proves Carruth's talent as a composer as well as filmaker.
Single Mothers Single Mothers
Another excellent release. The chorus of 'Hell (Is My Backup Plan)' is infectious.
Single Mothers Negative Qualities
Sleep Dopesmoker
Do you think these guys are into weed or nah
Sleep The Sciences
Sleep Token Sundowning
Sleigh Bells Treats
Snowing I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted
Strapping Young Lad City
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Swans The Great Annihilator
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Swans Children of God
Swans Love of Life
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Swarms Old Raves End
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down Mezmerize
T.R.A.M. Lingua Franca
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Deaden The Fields
The Amity Affliction Youngbloods
The Amity Affliction Chasing Ghosts
The Aquabats Hi-Five Soup!
The Atlas Moth A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles The Beatles
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Chariot The Fiancee
The Chariot Wars and Rumors of Wars
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Contortionist Language
Really impressed after the first listen. Everything sounds much more organic and natural as opposed to the manufactured sound of Intrinsic, and it manages to tread the line between beautiful and heavy. Also, 'Ebb & Flow' is a knockout!
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Dead Weather Sea of Cowards
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
I wasn't terribly keen on the pre-release tracks so this was honestly such a surprise.
The Faceless Akeldama
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Ghost Inside Fury and the Fallen Ones
The Ghost Inside The Ghost Inside
At first I felt a little underwhelmed by this release, because despite everythign the band had gone through at that point, it felt like a safe release and I was expecting a little more. However, after listening to the 1333 Days podcast detailing the band's accident and return to form, it's hard not to see the album in a new light and appreciate the fact it exists to begin with.
The Grates Gravity Won't Get You High
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The Jezabels The Man Is Dead
The Jezabels She's So Hard
The Jezabels Prisoner
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Ocean Aeolian
The Ocean Fluxion
The Ocean Pelagial
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
The Red Shore Salvaging What's Left
The Saddest Landscape After The Lights
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths The Smiths
The Strokes Is This It
The Sword Age of Winters
The Sword Gods of the Earth
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Weeknd Thursday
Not quite as consistent as House Of Balloons, but still an amazing record.
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
Echoes Of Silence is Tesfaye's darkest, most open offering yet.
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes Icky Thump
These Arms Are Snakes Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Major/Minor
Title Fight Shed
Title Fight Floral Green
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Tool Ænima
Tool 10,000 Days
Totem Skin Still Waters Run Deep
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Trophy Eyes Chemical Miracle
It's actually pretty ridiculous how much this actually slays.
Twilight Monument To Time End
Tyler, the Creator Bastard
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain
Walls of Jericho The American Dream
While She Sleeps This Is the Six
Truth be told, this is an impressive metalcore release. Every member performs exceptionally, and Lawrence Taylor's meaningful lyrics make this a stand out amongst others of the genre. A little more vocal variety would've made it more so, however.
While She Sleeps Brainwashed
This might be one of the only modern metalcore albums that is enhanced by the deluxe tracks.
Wil Wagner Laika
The soundtrack to accepting that you're a piece of shit and not giving a fuck.
Will Haven El Diablo
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever
Young and in the Way I Am Not What I Am
Young and in the Way When Life Comes to Death
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here

3.5 great
Action Bronson Dr. Lecter
Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
Animals As Leaders Weightless
A much darker and heavier interpretation is still technically and musically proficient, even if it isn't as memorable as its lighter counterpart.
Antagonist A.D. These Cities, Our Graves
Antagonist A.D. Old Bones Make New Blooms
Antagonist A.D. Nothing From No One
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
Architects really caught me off guard with this one. Disregarding the kinda average song titles, Lost Forever // Lost Together is the closest thing they've come to sounding like their Hollow Crown glory days. The album is very solid, and has a nice atmosphere littered throughout that doesn't sound too political or too personal found on the likes of Daybreaker and The Here And Now, respectively. It's still very much a chug-a-thon metalcore record, but going in expecting disappointment has left me quite surprised. A fine return to form.
Architects Holy Hell
To be perfectly blunt, this record does sound a lot like All Our Gods... part 2, but considering the circumstances surrounding it, I guess that's kind of the point? I'd take this record with a grain of salt, as it doesn't take a huge step forward in sound, but certainly fulfills its purpose. Highlights: 'Hereafter', 'Royal Beggars', 'Modern Misery', 'The Seventh Circle'.
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
As Tall As Lions Blood And Aphorisms
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
August Burns Red Messengers
Balance and Composure Separation
Not a particularly original sounding album but hey, it gets the job done.
Baroness Gold and Grey
Despite the ill-fitting production and an overabundance of interlude tracks, Gold & Grey is
still a fitting swan song for Baroness' colour spectrum themed albums, with some of their best
tracks of their career to date. If you don't think 'Tourniquet' is one of the best songs they've ever
put to record, you're crooked (mile, lmao).
Baths Cerulean
Baths Ocean Death
Beartooth Sick
Nothing groundbreaking, but a pretty fun EP. Much more mature and focused than anything Attack Attack! ever did, although Shomo's vocals still have some room for improvement. I'm interested to see where this band goes.
Beartooth Disgusting
'Beaten In Lips' would be so much better if the breakdown it ended on wasn't so pissweak.
Betraying the Martyrs Breathe In Life
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Bjork Post
Bjork Vespertine
Bjork Debut
Bjork Volta
Bjork Biophilia
Black Flag In My Head
Black Flag Loose Nut
Black Joe Lewis Scandalous
Black Joe Lewis Electric Slave
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Specter At The Feast
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bohren und der Club of Gore Midnight Radio
I runs on perhaps a little too long, but I suppose that's the point. This is the perfect soundtrack to play when
you're pulling a late one.
Bohren und der Club of Gore Gore Motel
Botch The Unifying Themes of Sex, Death, and Religion
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
...Well, fuck. I don't think anyone was expecting that.
Bury Tomorrow The Union of Crowns
Bury Tomorrow Runes
Carpathian Wanderlust
Ceremony (USA-CA) Still Nothing Moves You
Ceremony (USA-CA) Ruined
Short, but sweet. Or bitter, rather. Very fucking bitter.
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
Childish Gambino EP
Childish Gambino Camp
Realistically, this album is probably worth a 3 but I always end up listening to it a lot more than I expect to.
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
Donald Glover takes a stab at creating a Channel Orange inspired album that is neither as consistent nor as
remarkable as Channel Orange.
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive Violent Waves
CityCop / Les Doux Family Ties/Labors of Love
Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape 2
Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape 3
clipping. CLPPNG
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
The album feels much tighter as a whole, even if some tracks are stronger than others. My only real complaint
is that it's very short, especially by Coheed standards, but this is just half of a double album so it's to be
expected. Both albums played one after the other will sound mindblowing though.
Compromise Compromise
Confession Life and Death
It's really nothing groundbreaking, but if you're yearning for a good mosh-core album to nod your head along to, Life and Death brings the junz and brings them hard. Confession's best work.
Crosses Crosses
If you ignore that fact that 66% of the album has been available for years, then the album is really very solid.
Moody and atmospheric and the new track order flows really well. Probably the closest thing we'll get to a new
Team Sleep record.
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Dads Brush Your Teeth, Again ;)
Dads I’ll Be The Tornado
Dangers 5 O'Clock Shadows At The Edge Of The Western World
This is really awesome, it's just a shame it's so short. I kinda wished they saved this material for a third full-length. Still, this is classic Dangers.
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie Earthling
David Bowie Let's Dance
David Dallas Something Awesome
David Dallas Buffalo Man
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Death Grips Exmilitary
Death Grips Government Plates
Defeater Letters Home
As a huge Defeater fanboy, I feel compelled to love this, but truth be told, I'm finding it hard to. The fact that half of the tracks share the same 'No' prefix make it hard to distinguish between them, while the remainder of the tracks are solid but very few outstanding. A few exceptions being 'Bastards', 'No Relief' and 'Rabbit Foot' which save the album from being average. Ambition was what kept Empty Days and Sleepless Nights from becoming stale, but to much disappointment, on Letters Home, it feels like the band have regressed somewhat. Is it a bad album? No. Is it disappointing? Unfortunately, yeah, it is.
Defeater Abandoned
Less accessible, yet more consistent than Letters Home, which unfortunately means the tracks tend to
bleed together a little bit. The album's second half is far better than the first few tracks, though there's
nothing downright unlistenable on here. 'Atonement' slays and the guest vocals on 'Borrowed & Blue'
(whomever they belong to) really add a nice flavour to the track. I can see this growing on me with a few more
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Gore
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Dntel Dumb Luck
Dope Body Nupping
Drake So Far Gone
Drake Take Care
Drake improves immensly. A much more consistent record than his first, but it's still not something I'd spin that often.
Earl Sweatshirt EARL
If you're at all a fan of Tyler or Odd Future, then EARL will be right up your alley. Points are deducted for a lack of depth as well as a short runtime (25 mins), but hopefully those faults will be built upon with Doris.
Earth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method
Earth Hibernaculum
Earth Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Enter Shikari Common Dreads
Eternal Lord Blessed Be This Nightmare
Every Time I Die Gutter Phenomenon
Fallujah Nomadic
Fear Before Fear Before
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Foxy Shazam Introducing
Frank Turner Sleep Is For The Week
Frank Turner Poetry of the Deed
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Future of the Left Curses
Future of the Left Travels With Myself And Another
Glassjaw El Mark
Glen Porter Blessed By A Young Death
Godflesh Hymns
Godflesh Songs of Love and Hate
Gojira The Link
Gotye Making Mirrors
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 2: Bildersturm)
High on Fire Death Is This Communion
I Killed the Prom Queen Music for the Recently Deceased
IKTPQ build upon the promise shown on their debut to impressive lengths. Ed Butcher is a much better vocalist than Michael Crafter, even if his range is a little minimal. Each song brings its own without ever becoming stale. The only downside is that they can start to blend a little, but other than that, a solid album.
I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved
Nothing too radically different from what they were putting out before their breakup. Jamie Hope retains his
reputation as an excellent vocalist, and Weinhofen's cleans continue to impress. Simply put, if you were a fan
already, you'll likely find something to enjoy here, but it's a shame the band can't put out an album full of
Melior's, Kj�rlighet's and Brevity's.
Iceage New Brigade
Iceage You're Nothing
In Hearts Wake Earthwalker
In Hearts Wake Skydancer
Irrelevant I'll Be OK
Not as consistent and memorable as one would hope, but still an enjoyable album overall. 'Flicker' is a killer track.
Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce
There's enough going on in each track to keep you hooked but not too much to make it sound overstuffed. It does come off as really gimmicky though.
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Jesu Infinity
JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs
Job for a Cowboy Demo 2004
Truth be told, this release has some awesome songwriting, accompanying a raw, gritty sound. An impressive deathcore release.
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West Graduation
Karnivool Asymmetry
Kid Cudi Indicud
Damn Scott, you shoulda named this RidiCuDilous cause that's what this is!
Kid Cudi Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
Arguably what 2013's Indicud should have been, Satellite Flight is a much fuller, more concise effort, and while it doesn't reach the peaks of either his Man on the Moon full-lengths, it's far from terrible. 'Going To The Ceremony' and 'Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now' are proof that Mescudi can still create some killer tracks, of which were few and far between on his last full-length.
King Geedorah Take Me to Your Leader
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Willoughby's Beach
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard 12 Bar Bruise
Kisschasy Hymns for the Nonbeliever
Kvelertak Meir
Kylesa To Walk A Middle Course
Kylesa Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Kylesa Ultraviolet
La Dispute Vancouver
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Lil Skies Life Of A Dark Rose
Listener Return to Struggleville
Loom Selva Molhada
It's a refreshing sound that unfortunately grows a bit stale by the end of the album's runtime. 'Eons' is a heck of a closer though.
Lupe Fiasco The Cool
M.I.A. Maya
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Manners Escapism
Massive Attack 100th Window
Massive Attack Protection
Massive Attack Heligoland
Mastodon The Hunter
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah Koloss
Modern Life Is War My Love. My Way.
Modern Life Is War Midnight in America
Morbid Angel Domination
More Than Life Brave Enough To Fail
More Than Life Prelude
Once you get past the kind of unorthodox vocals, this is a solid hardcore punk release.
More Than Life What's Left of Me
Truth be told, this is exactly what I wanted in a follow up to Love Let Me Go. Some may argue that rthey've softened up but the new approach is much more emotionally open, which is a subtle change in rdirection but a welcome one, and Jimmy's heart-wrenching vocals certainly reflect that.
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
This shit is lame, it's just random noises. Why anyone would listen to this is beyond? hey, why can't I stop nodding my head?
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Nirvana Nevermind
Northlane Singularity
Not as good as Discoveries, but still a solid album. The one/two punch of Windbreaker and Worldeater is one the band's strongest moments on record and despite Masquerade having some uninspired lyrics, it's catchy as hell.
OFWGKTA The OF Tape Vol. 2
Opeth Heritage
People would assume that the negative reception comes from the viewpoint of hardcore Opeth fans, thinking Heritage is a betrayal of Opeth's classic sound. Damnation was different and is one of my most adored Opeth albums. The reason this is a bit of a disappointment is not because it's different, but because it's not a terribly engaging record overall. The best word to describe it would be "underwhelming" but that's not to say it's entirely bad - it has its redeeming tracks and memorable moments.
Palms Palms
As a massive fan of both Isis and Deftones, Palms debut album is enjoyable but falls into the trap of sounding pretty much exactly like what you'd expect it to. I'm sure it could grow on me more if given the chance, but its predictability dampens the once promising impact.
Parkway Drive Atlas
Parkway Drive's songwriting skills have improved tenfold with Atlas, and the experimentation with guest vocals and orchestral arrangements make this quite an enjoyable metalcore record.
Pelican Pelican
Pelican City of Echoes
Pelican What We All Come to Need
Pelican Forever Becoming
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Their next album will round out the trilogy. 'Peripherthree' is coming soon.
Propagandhi How to Clean Everything
Propagandhi Less Talk, More Rock
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rage Against the Machine Renegades
Raised Fist Veil Of Ignorance
Raised Fist Fuel
Raised Fist Ignoring The Guidelines
Red Fang Red Fang
Redcoats Redcoats EP
Refused This Just Might Be... The Truth
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust
Say Anything Hebrews
Once you get past the gimmicky absence of guitars, Hebrews is an album that features some of the group's best songs to date. After the train-wreck that was Anarchy, My Dear I was very concerned about Say Anything's future, but luckily enough to be proved wrong.
Secrets In Scale Secrets In Scale
Shane Carruth Primer
It's a little on the short side, but Carruth demonstrates his knack for creating ambient and emotional pieces
that perfectly reflect the genius film of Primer.
Sigh In Somniphobia
After Scenes From Hell, I thought Sigh had lost the plot, descending into a endless void of wankery and cheap gimmicks. So, listening to this with zero expectations whatsoever, I was really quite surprised. Their flaws are still here, as prominent as ever, but they're on their upward climb back to the top. 'Amnesia' is hands down, one of my top tracks for this year.
Sleep Volume One
Sleep Jerusalem
sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
Soundtrack (Film) Reservoir Dogs: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Swans Filth
Swans Cop
Swans The Burning World
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Hypnotize
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Failed by Man and Machine
Team Sleep Team Sleep
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal
The Acacia Strain Coma Witch
The Amity Affliction Severed Ties
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
Pretty much what you'd expect from The Black Dahlia Murder. 'In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me' and 'Every Rope A Noose' are killer tracks.
The Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...
The Contortionist Apparition
The Damned Things Ironiclast
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Formulaic and uninvolved it may be, Dead Throne is still a harmless and largely enjoyable metalcore record.
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
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The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
Has some great songs, but the whole middle is practically filler.
The Faceless Autotheism
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Ghost Inside Returners
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
Another excellent album to add to their discography. The one-two punch of Dark Horse/White Light is probably the best thing they've ever done.
The Human Abstract Moonlight Sonata
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Ocean Anthropocentric
The Postal Service Give Up
The Red Chord Clients
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Red Shore Lost Verses
The Red Shore The Avarice Of Man
The Rose Line Consequences
The Saddest Landscape Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross
The Saddest Landscape The Sound Of The Spectacle
The Saddest Landscape Exit Wounded
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Sword Apocryphon
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The xx Coexist
Still have no idea why this isn't called Coexxist.
These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You
'Drinking From The Necks Of The Ones You Love' is just too damn good.
These Arms Are Snakes Easter
These Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and Dove
Thrice Identity Crisis
Thrice Beggars
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances
Tool Lateralus
Tool Undertow
Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth Split
It's a shame the band limit themselves to just one song each on this split, as this is clearly some of their best work to date. Both songs are very impressive.
Trapped Under Ice Stay Cold
Trapped Under Ice Big Kiss Goodnight
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Ulver Perdition City
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Vices Between My Mind And The World
Viktor Vaughn (VV:2) Venomous Villain
Vildhjarta Måsstaden
When a picture does indeed speak a thousand words.
While She Sleeps The North Stands for Nothing
Will Haven WHVN
Will Haven The Hierophant
Witch Blood Wounderom
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Wu-Tang Clan Iron Flag
Young and in the Way V. Eternal Depression
Yuck Glow and Behold
Yuck Southern Skies
Zao Awake?
Zao All Else Failed

3.0 good
A Different Breed of Killer I, Colossus
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
Antagonist A.D. We Are The Dead
Architects Daybreaker
It's a solid record overall, but the band really fail to create any standout tracks, save for a few decent pre-release ones. Architects have regained some of their lost ground, but aren't quite all the way there yet.
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
Art By Numbers Reticence: The Musical
As Tall As Lions Into The Flood
August Burns Red Leveler
Betraying the Martyrs The Hurt, the Divine, the Light
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom
Bjork Medulla
Black Flag Family Man
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Take Them On, On Your Own
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Baby 81
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Not the worst lyrics ever written, not the most repetitive instrumentation ever used and the one time where they weren't a complete copy of Architects.
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
A mildly enjoying album that could have been more so.
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
Fish absolutely shines on That's The Spirit, with the extensive sampling and electronics making up some
of the best tracks on the album in the form of 'Doomed', 'Throne', 'Avalanche' and 'Run'. Moreover, Sykes
ability to sing is never in doubt, meaning that the chorus heavy approach (for the most part) pays off. This is
why it's so interesting to gauge the level of experimentation the band uses. Tracks like 'What You Need' and
'Blasphemy' are borderline insufferable, despite following the same pattern as the majority of the album, while
the monumental closer of 'Oh No' somehow works - despite the most pop-friendly as Sykes echoes "Don't call
it a party, 'cause it never stops" before throwing us a curveball as we're played out by saxophone. That's The
is more or less a primer in radio rock - and if you don't mind a chorus stuck in your head for a day,
then you'll find quite a bit to enjoy here.
Burial Ghost Hardware
Burial Distant Lights
Bury Tomorrow Portraits
Bury Tomorrow On Waxed Wings
Callahan Callahan
A unique sound, albeit not the most interesting record. Some killer tracks on here among a bit of filler. 'Say Goodnight And Go' is a fucking wicked song.
Carpathian Nothing To Lose
Cerebral Ballzy Cerebral Ballzy
Ceremony (USA-CA) Zoo
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Close Your Eyes We Will Overcome
Close Your Eyes Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts
Code Orange Cycles
Confession Cancer
Confession The Long Way Home
Converge Halo in a Haystack
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Dads The Essential John Denver EP
DangerDoom The Occult Hymn
David Bowie Pin Ups
David Bowie Hours
David Bowie Outside
David Bowie Black Tie White Noise
David Bowie Lodger
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Dope Body Saturday
Drake Nothing Was the Same
New Drake > New The Weeknd. rWhat the fuck is going on.
Five Star Prison Cell The Complete First Season
Five Star Prison Cell Slaves of Virgo
Flume Flume
Glassjaw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Glen Porter The Devil Is A Dancer, The Piper Is A Madman
Godflesh Us and Them
Gojira Terra Incognita
Gotye Boardface
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
With the exception of 'Antarctica' this is terribly underwhelming.
Heaven Shall Burn Whatever It May Take
Heaven Shall Burn Asunder
Heaven Shall Burn Invictus (Iconoclast III)
High on Fire Surrounded By Thieves
House Vs. Hurricane Forfeiture
In Hearts Wake Divination
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
If you can accept that it's just a band playing fun, even schizophrenic metalcore, then you'll enjoy it for what it is. Krysta's vocals have improved as well.
Iwrestledabearonce Late for Nothing
Jaden Smith Syre
Janelle Monae Metropolis: The Chase Suite
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Genesis has a few outstanding tracks ('Bearing The Serpent's Lamb', 'Embedded', 'The Divine Falsehood') but is weighed down by a lot of tracks that are neither good or bad, and are just "there".
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Eyes Like The Sky
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Oddments
Kisschasy Seizures
Kylesa Kylesa
La Dispute Here, Hear.
La Dispute Here, Hear. II
La Dispute Conversations
letlive. Speak Like You Talk
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt.1
Make Them Suffer How to Survive a Funeral
I've appreciated everything the band has done up until this point, but truthfully I find this pretty underwhelming. Falling Ashes and Soul Decay are kinda cool, but nothing else really stands out that much aside from The Attendant, which is apparently a leftover cut from Worlds Apart.
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
MF DOOM Born Like This
Misfits Famous Monsters
Nirvana Bleach
Northlane Hollow Existence
Of Mice and Men The Flood
OFWGKTA The Odd Future Tape
Oh, Sleeper Son of the Morning
Oh, Sleeper Children of Fire
Parkway Drive Don't Close Your Eyes
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
It's interesting to think that Parkway Drive's most recognised and well-known album is also probably their worst, musically. It's still a fun romp, with tracks like 'Sleepwalker', 'Karma' and 'Home Is For The Heartless' being particular highlights.
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
Periphery Clear
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
Pixies Indie Cindy
It's not classic Pixies, but it's not hat bad. Well, except for 'Ring The Bell'. Seriously, what the fuck is up with that song.
Psycroptic The Inherited Repression
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Refused Freedom
Say Anything Baseball
Skrillex My Name Is Skrillex
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Excellent music to put on for a party or gathering.
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Structures Life Through a Window
Much more structured than their debut, and the new vocalist is an improvement.
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me
Swans Greed
Swans Holy Money
The Acacia Strain ...And Life Is Very Long
The Acacia Strain 3750
The Acacia Strain Continent
The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
Arguably their darkest release yet, while still maintaining their catchy, pop punk chorus hooks. Let The Ocean Take Me isn't immediately wowing as the likes of Youngbloods or even Chasing Ghosts due to it housing absolutely no surprises whatsoever. There's some great tracks on here, with the one-two punch of 'Never Alone' and 'Death's Hand' as well as the penultimate 'Forest Fire' being some of the album's best cuts, but ultimately, it's the same Amity you've heard before.
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Contortionist Shapeshifter
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Ghost Inside Dear Youth
I'm so sick of TGI creating one stellar track that's leaps and bounds in front of the rest of the album. Who wants to bet which song that's going to be this time? [My money's on Phoenix Flame.] Having said that, why can't they just put out an album full of Shiner's, Chrono's and White Light's?
The Grates Teeth Lost, Hearts Won
The Ocean Heliocentric
Only a first listen but I am very impressed. New vocals are different albeit very powerful. In my opinion, we have here a strong contender for best metal album of 2010.
The Rose Line Arrival
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 2
The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy
Monuments To An Elegy is a mostly pleasant, if somewhat mildly inoffensive release.
The Sword High Country
The Weeknd Kiss Land
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The White Stripes De Stijl
Thomas Giles Pulse
With the exception of 'Sleep Shake', most of Pulse struggles with identity and misdirection. It's a competent album, just not an overly memorable one.
Thundercat The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
Thundercat Apocalypse
Title Fight Hyperview
Titus Andronicus Local Business
If The Monitor is a huge night out of fun, great music and memorable moments, then Local Business is like a hangover the morning after. Weak, sluggish and tired in comparison.
Trapped Under Ice Secrets of the World
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Will Haven Muerte
I consider myself a big Will Haven fan but I have to say I'm a little disappointed by this so far. It's crushingly heavy and hard-hitting but the whole album sounds way too similar. Voir Dire was a much stronger album.
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg
Wu-Tang Clan The W
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams
Zao (Self-Titled)
Zao The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
Zao All Else Failed (2003)

2.5 average
Architects The Here and Now
Arctic Monkeys AM
Attack Attack! This Means War
Despite their minor progression, Caleb's vocal technique is cringeworthy at points, the instrumentation is as bland as ever and the song structure is uninspired. 'The Wretched' is the standout track on the album but definitely a step in the right direction. More songs like that is the way to go.
Belle Haven Everything Ablaze
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C.
Boris the Blade Tides of Damnation
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
It's not terrible, but you might as well just listen to The Discovery.
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
"I guess we'd rather have a large fan-base of teenage girls than any real talent."
Buried in Verona Faceless
Carpathian Carpathian
Childish Gambino STN MTN
Kauai is slightly better than STN MTN, but as a whole, this is really unremarkable.
Code Orange Embrace Me // Erase Me
Code Orange Love Is Love // Return To Dust
A poor man's Converge. Props to them though, being young and all, but I just don't think this record is too engaging.
Confession Can't Live, Can't Breathe
Cynic Re-Traced
What you get here is essentially dumbed down versions of half of the tracks from 'Traced In Air' which comes off as both lazy and baffling. It sounds fine, no complaints on that front, but the whole thing just screams redundancy considering they were practically perfect the first time around. Despite all this though, 'Wheels Within Wheels' is an incredible song and dare I say, one of the best tracks they've ever written.
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Kindly prog to prog us is a disappointing affair. Kind of like when mum cheated on dad with Gavin from work and he turned out to be a real bummer. Probably cause he listened to this album. Poor Gavin.
David Bowie Tonight
David Bowie Never Let Me Down
David Bowie David Bowie
Drake Thank Me Later
Not an inherently bad album, it has some mildly enjoyable moments, but there's nothing here that will knock you flat and leave you genuinely impressed.
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
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Foxy Shazam Gonzo
If this is what Gonzo's all about, you can count me out, baby count me out. Just count me out.
House Vs. Hurricane Crooked Teeth
A few good tracks but nothing truly spectacular. Perspectives was ten times better than this.
I Killed the Prom Queen When Goodbye Means Forever
Truth be told, if it wasn't for Michael Crafter's horrible vocals and the muddied production, this would be a
solid metalcore record. In fact, from a songwriting perspective, it's actually quite impressive for a debut. Not
every song sounds the same, and instrumentally, it's a lot less generic than most metalcore of that time.
Having said that, the vocals and lyrics do weigh it down a lot, making it only just listenable.
Iwrestledabearonce Ruining It for Everybody
Iwrestledabearonce tighten their sound, proving that their gimmicky songwriting is the only thing making them worth listening to.
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Kisschasy United Paper People
letlive. Exhaustion, Salt Water, And Everything In Between
Lupe Fiasco Lasers
It's pretty decent, but it also doesn't really feel like it came from Lupe himself, which explains why it's so manufactured. Apart from a few exceptional tracks (Words I Never Said, State Run Radio, All Black Everything) it's all pretty generic hip hop. Not a bad cd by any means but a bit average sandwich.
Misfits The Devil's Rain
Neurosis The Word as Law
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck's novella is classic piece of American literature and arguably one of the most important books ever written.
Skrillex More Monsters and Sprites
The lack of new material brings this down a bit, as good as some of the remixes are.
Skrillex Bangarang
With 'Bangarang' Skrillex absolutely refuses to evolve musically. Whether you'll like it is determined by if you enjoyed his previous releases. It's only a bit of fun though, right?
Storm The Sky Permanence
Jarrett is a more than a capable singer, and the production on the album is quite good for the most part. Problem is there's nothing much in the way of originality here. Standouts include 'Alive', 'Portraits' and 'Oh Sister'.
Stray from the Path Only Death Is Real
Structures Divided By
Adding sweeps to chug-laden metalcore does not make you progressive.
Tame Impala Currents
I appreciate the change in direction and the idea of valuing risk instead of releasing the same record again, but suffice to say this is very disappointing.
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
The Amity Affliction Misery
Definitely an improvement over This Could Be Heartbreak but Misery still falls short of expectation as Amity refuse to shake up their sound by any great margin. Highlights: 'Holier Than Heaven', 'Kick Rocks', 'Drag The Lake'.
The Grates Secret Rituals
The Killers Battle Born
A few decent tracks but pretty underwhelming. Doesn't look like I'll be getting another Sam's Town anytime soon.
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The song-writing on this album is really solid, with a few really standout tracks ('The Whip Hand', 'Dyslexicon', 'Zed and Two Naughts'), but I can't shake the the notion of how forced this whole album feels. It doesn't necessarily come across as lazy, but you kind of get the vibe that none of the members really want to be there. It's odd really, and to be perfectly honest, this would probably worth a 3.5 or maybe even a 4 if it weren't for the whole unconvincing charade going on underneath the music.
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation
Thy Art Is Murder The Adversary
Vampire Weekend Contra
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be
Essentially To Plant A Seed 2.0, albeit with a bit more filler. If you enjoyed their first album, you'll enjoy this.
We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots
They've made some improvements in their abilities. Kyle's vocals, while still not great, are a huge improvement than previous attempts and the addition of Dave's clean singing is a nice touch as well, as his voice is much easier to listen to. Having said that, the songwriting and lyrics seems to have regressed, resulting in more generic, 'anthemic' songs.
Wolfmother New Crown

2.0 poor
Architects For Those That Wish to Exist
I actually went into this wanting to give it a fair chance, and while it's not as bad as I was expecting, it is horribly one-note and monotonous. The majority of tracks follow the same structure of synth/electronic base track with a basic lead riff, then a heavy emphasis on the chorus, none of which are catchy enough to justify their overabundance. There are no real songs here that are cringe-inducing (Little Wonder does come close, the chorus of which is an almost tragic self-fulfilling prophecy for the band) but comparatively, none stand out on first listen, and all of the guest vocals feel terribly underutilized. It's a palatable album, sure, but very homogenous and uninspired.
Attack Attack! Attack Attack!
Entirely forgettable, generic and sometimes perplexing, AA!'s sophomore album is an improvement nonetheless.
Belle Haven Onus
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Buried in Verona Notorious
Bury Tomorrow The Sleep of the Innocents
Gallows (UK) Death Is Birth
Neurosis Pain of Mind
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
Saul Williams Volcanic Sunlight
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Even for a genre that doesn't do well on its own, this album is really boring.
The Amity Affliction This Could Be Heartbreak
This Could Be Earache. Fiftygoddamnfuckingcharacterslolnah
The Amity Affliction Everyone Loves You... Once You Leave Them
Idk how they did it but this is somehow worse than Misery.
The Wombats This Modern Glitch

1.5 very poor
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Generic, in every sense of the word. This is basically your cookie-cutter Synth/Metalcore band with nothing going for them. I know that sounds harsh, but it's accurate; the record is actually much worse than I had expected it to be. The only tolerable track is 'Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel)' but that is drastically brought down by generic lyrics, generic instrumentation and a disjointed song structure, making it feel like 3 separate segments as opposed to a whole. Terrible.
Attack Attack! Someday Came Suddenly
It's a pretty bold move to mix metalcore and electronica elements with absolutely no attempt at subtlety, but the fact is it just fails to work at all. I think what's worse is on their own, these parts actually sound halfway decent, but when they come together, it invokes a horrible mess.
Belle Haven Chapter 0
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club The Effects of 333
I don't even know what the hell this is meant to be.
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Everything wrong with deathcore now with hideous autotuned vocals and overwhelming synth. It's definitely not as bad as you may think, nor is it as bad as their demo.They've learnt that song structure is in fact essential, and you can see some shape starting to form. Lead single 'Break Free From Your Life' has the most basic song structure, resulting in their best, or most tolerable track from the album. There are a few other moments scattered throughout which shine in comparison (the intro of 'Witch of The Woods' as well as the instrumental of 'Reverie') but fall flat overall.
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
It's a depressing thought that Max's songwriting skills were far superior when he was miserable.
The Human Abstract Midheaven
Though musically and vocally competent, Midheaven is weighed down by its atrocious songwriting and lyrical content. It might not necessarily be one of the worst albums I've ever heard, but it's truly one of the most disappointing.

1.0 awful
Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!
I can, and actually HAVE made better tracks on Garageband at home.

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