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5.0 classic
Apator Masturbate in Praise of Black Satan
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People
Very few releases exude nostalgia, catchiness, and depth. But very few releases are You Forgot It In People.
Cursive The Ugly Organ
Dave Holland Conference of the Birds
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl
Henryk Gorecki Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
I Would Set Myself On Fire For You Believes In Patterns
In The Woods... Heart of the Ages
John Zorn Kristallnacht
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Choirs of the Eye dabbles in all things epic and unique, yet has a knack for balancing the intense with the delicate, the grand with the simple, and even contrasting genres like acoustic and electronic. Go on, walk towards those scorching fumes.
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
maudlin of the Well Bath
Naked City Torture Garden
Quest For Blood Quest for Blood with Yukihiro Isso
Quest For Blood, a nearly unclassifiable metal band with black metal, neoclassical, and noise roots, has released a masterpeice. Toying with density, all things vanguard, some extremely wtf flute skills and creating a new genre altogether, Quest for Blood with Yukihiro Isso is one of the best metal albums to be released in the past couple thousand decades.
Radiohead Kid A
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Suffocate For Fuck Sake Blazing Fires and Helicopters...
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
Unfathoms Da Lowd NOIZ Demo
Unfathoms Rogue
Will get a link for this soon - for now you all will have to gawk at my musical self-importance.
Concept: A whirlwind take on confusion, regret, and whimsy - amounting to the realization of how complicated the human mind is, through tropical, world-inspired "avant-garde" noise (pop).
Genres: Noise (pop), world (pop), electronic.
Special thanks to Enrique (bailar11, to be more specific) for listening to demos and to anyone else on sputnik who let me know of what was and was not a mistake on my part - you know who you are.
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops I
This ambient album is what the earth would sound like if it was able to subdue its denizens with infinite knowledge and understanding. Each note here has been saturated in character and finesse to the point where evocation is undeniable, and each listening experience is unique. Every listen however does reveal an odd paradox: when listening to the album, a morose feeling is exuded, yet an uplifting quality is produced. Perhaps it is the fact that one can feel such sadness that makes them feel this way? Whatever is the case, it is phenomenal knowing that this minimalist collection of songs is able to produce such an effect. Though very lengthy, Basinski shows his genius with tasteful subtlely. Oftentimes utilizing bare-bones piano notes and cello arrangements, his songs are extremely lengthy, relaxing, and enjoyable. With each press of a key, a reverberating sound is sent throughout the air, oftentimes repeating its call to those who are lucky enough to hear it, and dying as it does so. Yet, I highly doubt that this album will die anytime soon, as it is the essence of life, originality, and music.
William Basinski Melancholia
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops III
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV
William Basinski Shortwavemusic
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars

4.5 superb
Air Talkie Walkie
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Arcade Fire Funeral
Unique, melodic. and artsy, Funeral touches upon many variants of indie, all of which combine resplendently into an almost-cinematic release. Basically, 1nd13 cr3d on a stick.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Worn Copy
Assuck Misery Index
Guess what! Assuck doesn't suck, in all actuality their LP, Misery Index is an oxymoron: it's resplendent powerviolence.
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Autechre Incunabula
Autechre Tri Repetae
Autechre Oversteps
Azure Emote Chronicles of an Aging Mammal
Epic, claustrophobic and avant-garde, Azure Emote's electronicized death metal album impresses on nearly all counts. But some of the death metal sects are a tad off, awkward pig squeals and such feel haphazard. But the textural nuances are enough to make this album somewhat enjoyable, let alone the creative use of disco, acoustic, and electronic music throughout.
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Bar Kokhba Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10
Bar Kokhba 50th Birthday Celebration Volume Eleven
Belong October Language
Bill Laswell Oscillations
Blut Aus Nord Ultima Thulee
Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God
Blut Aus Nord MoRT
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Ages
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land
Brian McBride When The Detail Lost Its Freedom
Bright Eyes Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes Don't Be Frightened Of Turning the Page
Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene
Bucket Full Of Teeth IV
Bucket Full Of Teeth I, II, III
Caribou Andorra
Caribou Up In Flames
Caribou Swim
Chicago Underground Duo Boca Negra
Chicago Underground Quartet Chicago Underground Quartet
Chthonic Seediq Bale
Chthonic Pandemonium
Converge Jane Doe
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Cult of Luna Salvation
Deathspell Omega Kenose
Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires Circvmspice
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Diablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast (Re-Recording)
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet
Do Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Earth Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Earth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Electric Masada At the Mountains of Madness
Electric Masada 50th Birthday Celebration Volume Four
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Faith No More Angel Dust
Gantz Les jours se suivent et ne se ressemblent plus
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
This album lacks the idiosyncrasies that Slow Riot For Zero Kanada, but there's still the ever-present climax, the tranquil strings, and the mighty evocative trumpet. Basically, though not a classic, this album still keeps up Godspeed You! Black Emperor's almighty repuation as GOz OF DUH POS ROK.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Gojira The Link
Gojira The Link Alive
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grade Under the Radar
Gregor Samsa 55:12
Harlan T. Bobo Sucker
In The Woods... Strange in Stereo
Isis Panopticon
Jaga Jazzist What We Must
Jeromes Dream Completed
John Coltrane Blue Train
John Zorn Moonchild
John Zorn Six Litanies for Heliogabalus
John Zorn The Big Gundown
John Zorn Duras: Duchamp
John Zorn Astronome
John Zorn Spillane
John Zorn Taboo and Exile
John Zorn I.A.O. - Music in Sacred Light
John Zorn The Gift
John Zorn Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse
John Zorn The Circle Maker
John Zorn Elegy
John Zorn Chimeras
John Zorn The Crucible
John Zorn The Bribe
John Zorn Redbird
John Zorn Filmworks XXI: Belle de Nature/The New Rijksmuseum
John Zorn O'o
John Zorn In Search of the Miraculous
Jonas Hellborg Octave of the Holy Innocents
Jonsi Go
Kayo Dot Coyote
Kekal 1000 Thoughts of Violence
Khanate Khanate
Khlyst Chaos is My Name
Comprised of excruciating lulls and claustrophobic textures, this drone album is one that is portentous of doom, but strikingly original.
Killie Offering A Sacrifice That Presents And Indicates..
Killie Want To Escape From The Underground...
Killie Afterall, The Opinion Of One In A Hundre
Kite Flying Society [FL] A Discography
The Art of Conversation is one of the best emo songs made of all time ever.
Kokumaromilk こくまろみるく
Literally the most insane band ever to be good and make catchy music.
Kokumaromilk 少女娼婦
Labradford E Luxo So
Lindstrom & Christabelle Real Life Is No Cool
One of the architects behind retro-futurism destroys the very idea, as Lindstrom has officially attacked his new age, disco sound (without straying too far from home of course).
Lotte Kestner China Mountain
Love Like... Electrocution Love Like... Electrocution
M83 Before The Dawn Heals Us
M83 Saturdays=Youth
Masada Alef
Masada Hei
Merzbow Pulse Demon
Merzbow Sphere
Merzbow Minazo Vol. 1
Merzbow 1930
Merzbow Music for Bondage Performance
Merzbow Venereology
Merzbow Noisembryo
Merzbow Merzbear
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
My Kappa Roots The House of St Colme Burnt Down
My Kappa Roots Old Sentry Who Saw The Transfiguring
Nadja Touched
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Nadja Bodycage
Naked City Naked City
For most, John Zorn's opus Naked City will be a sort of extra-terrestrial glance into the experimental realm that is Zorn's mind; however, to those that can appreciate the irrational jazz and hostile grindcore mash that is this album, it seems like a near-masterpiece.
Naked City Grand Guignol
Naked City Radio
Necrophagist Epitaph
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Negura Bunget OM
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Neun Welten Vergessene Pfade
Nocte Obducta Nektar: Teil 1 - Zwölf Monde, Eine Hand voll Träum
Nocte Obducta Nektar - Teil 2: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher
Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy
Orchid Gatefold
PainKiller Guts of a Virgin
PainKiller Execution Ground
Peccatum Lost in Reverie
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Phoenix Bodies Phoenix Bodies/Enkephalin Split
Portal Outre
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Queen A Night at the Opera
Rachel Grimes Book Of Leaves
Red Sparowes At The Soundless Dawn
Red Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red...
Red Sparowes The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein...
Return to Forever Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
Return to Forever Where Have I Known You Before
Return to Forever No Mystery
Saxon Shore Be a Bright Blue
Shining (NOR) Blackjazz
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Shining (SWE) IV - The Eerie Cold
Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
Sleepingdog Polar Life
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Of Natural History
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and Closing
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum In Glorious Times
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth Sister
Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth Murray Street
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Stars of the Lid Avec Laudenum
Stars of the Lid The Ballasted Orchestra
Suffocate For Fuck Sake Suffocate For Fuck Sake
Tartar Lamb Sixty Metonymies
Te Naraba, Imi kara Houkaisareta Hibiki ha "Oto" no S
Te It Be The Thinking As 'the Song' Of Realistic Sound From The World Which
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
The Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie Camera
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Mars Volta Tremulant
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Nuclear, Sad, Nuclear
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Mongrel
The Strokes Is This It
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Thy Catafalque Roka Hasa Radio
Thy Mighty Contract Thy Mighty Contract
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Unexpect _We, Invaders
Unexpect Utopia
Ved Buens Ende Written In Waters
Viggo Mortensen Intelligence Failure
Viggo Mortensen Pandemoniumfromamerica
Wold L.O.T.M.P.
Wold Imperator
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yakuza Transmutations

4.0 excellent
AFX Chosen Lords
Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
Alchemist Organasm
Alchemist Austral Alien
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Arcana Coelestia Le Mirage de L’idéal
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Underground
Atrox Orgasm
Austere To Lay Like Old Ashes
Balthazar Applause
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Capsule (US) Blue
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness
Caribou The Milk Of Human Kindness
Caribou Start Breaking My Heart
Carissa's Wierd Songs About Leaving
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Clinic Walking With Thee
Combatwoundedveteran I Know A Girl Who Develops Crime Scene Photos
Company Of Thieves Ordinary Riches
Converge Axe to Fall
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cursive Domestica
Daitro Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Dangers Anger
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel
Daughters Canada Songs
Daughters Hell Songs
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Discordance Axis Jouhou
Dodewaard Heroïne maakt veel goed
Earth Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
Ephel Duath The Painter's Palette
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Pt. 1 (4th World War)
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Gantz La Chambre Des Morts
Gasp Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo People
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Grade And Such Is Progress
Grade The Embrassing Beginning
Grade Separate The Magnets
Grade Headfirst Straight To Hell
Gregor Samsa Rest
Hewhocorrupts Ten Steps To Success
Hiretsukan End States
Hiretsukan Invasive/Exotic
Hot Cross Cryonics
I Would Set Myself On Fire For You I Would Set Myself On Fire For You
Imperium Dekadenz Procella Vadens
In/Humanity Violent Resignation: The Great...
The Great American Teenage Suicide is a manifestation of angular dissonance, oftentimes fitting into the "emo-violence" genre.
Incursus Eternal Funeral Trance
Isis Oceanic
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Isis Wavering Radiant
Jaga Jazzist A Livingroom Hush
Jodis Secret House
John Zorn Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman
John Zorn From Silence to Sorcery
John Zorn The Dreamers
John Zorn Filmworks XXIII: El General
Joshua Fit For Battle To Bring Our Own End
Khanate Clean Hands Go Foul
Le Grand Guignol The Great Maddening
Les Discrets/Alcest Split
Lugubrum Albino de Congo
M83 Digital Shades Vol. 1
M83 M83
M83 Live at La Route du Rock
Marc Ribot Shrek
Masada Beit
Masada Gimel
Masada Dalet
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Merzbow Houjoue
Merzbow Anicca
Merzbow Merzbeat
Merzbow Rainbow Electronics
Merzbow Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-Fi
Merzbow Pinkream
Minus the Bear Into the Mirror
Mirrorthrone Gangrene
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse No One's First, and You're Next
Naked City Heretic
Naked City Absinthe
Naked City Leng Tch'e
Nervous Light of Sunday 弱心光景
Neun Welten Destrunken
Nocte Obducta Schwarzmetall - Ein primitives Zwischenspiel
Nocte Obducta Sequenzen einer Wanderung
Nocte Obducta Stille: Das nagende Schweigen
Obscura Cosmogenesis
October Falls Tuoni
October Falls Marras
October Falls The Womb of Primordial Nature
OLD Lo Flux Tube
Opeth Still Life
Orchid Chaos is Me
Orchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come
PainKiller Buried Secrets
Pelican Australasia
Pelican Pink Mammoth
Phoenix Bodies Raise The Bullshit Flag
Praxis Profanation (Preperation For An Upcoming Darkness)
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead In Rainbows
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Senmuth Planetary Dust
Shining (NOR) Grindstone
Shining (NOR) In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster
Shining (NOR) Where the Ragged People Go
Shining (SWE) I - Within Deep Dark Chambers
Shining (SWE) III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
Shining (SWE) II - Livets Andhallplats
Shining (SWE) VI - Klagopsalmer
Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Ny Batteri
Soilent Green Sewn Mouth Secrets
Sonic Youth Dirty
Sonic Youth Goo
Sonic Youth EVOL
Spoon Transference
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy
Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things
Stars Set Yourself On Fire
Ten Grand This Is The Way To Rule
Ten Grand The Comprehensive List
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Blood Brothers Crimes
The Blood Brothers March On Electric Children
The Crinn Kills Curiosity
The Crinn The Crinn EP
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Futureheads The Futureheads
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Sawtooth Grin Cuddlemonster
The Strokes Room on Fire
These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You
These Arms Are Snakes Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home
These Arms Are Snakes Easter
These Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and Dove
Thursday Full Collapse
Thursday Common Existence
Thy Catafalque Tuno Ido Tarlat
Time of Orchids Sarcast While
Time of Orchids Namesake Caution
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
Underoath Define the Great Line
Urna Sepulcrum
Usurp Synapse Disinformation Fix
Wold Stratification
Wold Screech Owl
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Wrath and Rapture Wrath and Rapture
Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals

3.5 great
Aarni Bathos
Against Me! As the Eternal Cowboy
Agalloch The Mantle
Age of Silence Acceleration
Alcest Le Secret
Alcest Tristesse Hivernale
Alchemist Tripsis
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
AntiSchism Still Life
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti The Doldrums
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti House Arrest
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You
Bill Laswell Invisible Design II
Borgia Ecclesia
Botch We Are the Romans
Bright Eyes Cassadaga
Cap'n Jazz Shmap'n Shmazz
Cave In Jupiter
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Coffinworm When All Became None
Cogito Vital EP
Combatwoundedveteran This is Not an Erect, All-Red Neon Body
Although monotonous, this powerviolence compilation is a feast of angular bliss, best devoured in its entirety.
Converge No Heroes
Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?
Dismember The God That Never Was
Duck Duck Goose Noise, Noise and More Noise
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Gaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die
Gaza East
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
HORSE the band Desperate Living
Ikonika Contact, Love, Want, Have
Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit
John Zorn Filmworks XXII: The Last Supper
John Zorn Filmworks XIV: Hiding and Seeking
John Zorn Alhambra Love Songs
Killie September Against Sexism
La Quiete La fine non è la fine
Loma Prieta Last City
Love Lost But Not Forgotten Love Lost but Not Forgotten
By taking a surprising amount of grindcore influence and combining it with several emo aspects, LLBNF creates an album of angular bliss. Yet, nothing is groundbreaking or new, a flaw that rears its ugly head more than once. But still... the drumming kicks major amounts of ass (see: Means To No End and Loathing)
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
Mihai Edrisch L'un Sans L'Autre
Mihai Edrisch are an emo band that tries to make their sound diverse and exciting with post-rock and acoustic bits. However, it isn't diverse or exciting. In fact it's really repetitive and at times anticlimactic.
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Napalm Death The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code
Neil Perry Lineage Situation
Neun Welten Valg
Obadiah Parker Obadiah Parker Live
OLD The Musical Dimension of Sleaslak
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Damnation
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Orchid Totality
Raein Il n'y a pas de orchestre
Shugo Tokumaru Exit
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
Sonic Youth The Eternal
Spazz Crush Kill Destroy
Spazz's album, Crush Kill Destroy is sonic skullfuckery at its most abrasive, yet most repetitive. In essence: a great powerviolence album.
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Sawtooth Grin Pervavor
This Time We Will Not Promise and Forgive 歌詞を読まない世代へ継ぐ
Tristan Tzara Omorina Nad Evropom
While Tristan Tzara brings very little new to the table, what they accomplish with a relatively tried formula is great.
True Still Life
Vex'd Cloud Seed
Yakuza Samsara

3.0 good
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Ecailles De Lune, successor to the crtically acclaimed Souvenirs Dun Autre Monde may be a promising take on post-black metal at first, but it has little lasting value and can easily be seen as a tedium. Alcest may just need to go back to stargaze.
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Barren Earth Curse of the Red River
Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square
City of Caterpillar Demo + Live Recording
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Daitro Y
Delorean Subiza
Dinosaur Jr. Farm
Every Time I Die Hot Damn!
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
fun. Live At Fingerprints
Genghis Tron Cloak of Love
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Hewhocorrupts The Discographer
Hot Cross Risk Revival
Isis Celestial
Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce
Unlike their full-length, this eponymous EP knows what it is: fun metalcore with a campy experimental tinge throughout. It never tries to take itself too seriously, and sometimes that's what you need.
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Khanate Things Viral
La Dispute Here, Hear. II
Liar Liar Cross On Fire Exposed, Barren and Often Windswept
Loma Prieta Dark Mountain
Love Lost But Not Forgotten Upon the Right, I Saw a New Misery
Ludo You're Awful, I Love You
Minus the Bear Bands Like It When You Yell YAR at Them
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Minus the Bear Omni
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Neon Trees Habits
October Falls The Streams Of The End (EP)
Opeth Deliverance
Saetia A Retrospective
While those who lack indie cred jump on Saetia's bandwagon, a few thoughts come to my mind, nay, misconceptions of the misinformed, impressionable twit. For starters, Saetia did not define the genre of screamo, let alone emo (yes, the genres are different in the way that emo is less intense than screamo). Indian Summer, I Hate Myself, and many other bands played this sound in a far more exceptional manner than that of Saetia. Second, though sometimes caustic, the lyrical stylings of Saetia as well as some of the music, hit trite moments. Example A: "Roquentin" and several other tracks are just entirely placid attempts at angular dissonance. As well as impotent, these songs are contradictory to their genre. Forced emotion isn't emotion, its fucking pathetic. Third, Billy Werner was nothing new in the vocal department. Moans, squeals, and spoken word segments have been used since the mid-80's. The same goes for the balance of chaos and beauty. Sadly it is these flaws that do not allow for a phenomenal screamo album. Yet, there is immense potential. "Some Natures Catch No Plagues" is an interesting take on evocation. Similarly, "Notres Langues Nous Trompent" is an energetic track, expressing frustration adeptly. And "Venus And Bacchus" is a fun, if repetitive track. Though many other tracks are also great, there are so ver many flaws.
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sparks The Rescue Eyes to the Sun
Sparks the Rescue have everything that it takes to be successful within the scene. All the good makings of a pop-punk band (catchy choruses, some flairs of technicality, etc.), and a video that's just a little too reminiscent of one of Thursday's. Eyes To The Sun will do nothing to change that, or the state of the genre. But fuck, it's guilty pleasure material, isn't it?
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Worse Than Alone
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
Thursday War All the Time
Thursday Waiting
Thursday A City By the Light Divided
Unearthly Trance The Trident
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend Contra
Various Artists (Electronic) Pop Ambient 2010
Yaphet Kotto We Bury Our Dead Alive
Yeasayer Odd Blood

2.5 average
1997 Notes From Underground
After Midnight Project Let's Build Something to Break
Amorphis Tales From the Thousand Lakes
Behemoth Evangelion
Celeste Misanthrope(s)
Celeste Morte(s) Nee(s)
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg
Cryptopsy Once Was Not
Daft Punk Human After All
Daughters Daughters
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim Here Lies Love
Foxy Shazam The Flamingo Trigger
Gaza He Is Never Coming Back
Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Minus the Bear This is What I Know About Being Gigantic
Minus the Bear Acoustics
Moneen The World I Want To Leave Behind
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Sunn O))) Black One
Completely forgettable drone music that refuses to have any sort of emotional or aesthetic quality, let alone a decent attention-grabbing aspect.
Sunn O))) La Mort Noir En Esch/Alzette
Sunn O))) Dømkirke
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes
The Libertines The Libertines
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
We Are The World Clay Stones

2.0 poor
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Across Five Aprils Collapse
AFI Decemberunderground
An Albatross Blessphemy (Of The Peace-Beast Feastgive
Architects Nightmares
Arsonists Get All the Girls Portals
Atlas Sound Logos
August Burns Red Messengers
Baroness Blue Record
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Blessthefall Witness
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
I like Suicide Season and The Sadness Will Never End, but other wise Bring Me The Horizon take a tip from The Devil Wears Prada and mash it with a Gallows Slipknot crossbreed.
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Circa Survive Juturna
Cloacal Kiss Easter
Crotchduster Big Fat Box of Shit
Some can do the whole avant-garde/spasmodic experimentation thing, others cannot. Crotchduster cannot.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous Hot N' Heavy
Fear Before Odd How People Shake
Fear Before Art Damage
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Foxy Shazam Introducing
From First to Last Throne to the Wolves
Funeral for a Friend Seven Ways To Scream Your Name
Gwen Stacy A Dialogue
It Dies Today Lividity
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
It's All Happening shows potential from a spasmodic metalcore band, but never is it fulfilled. To Iwrestaledabearonce: you're really polystylistic... but fucking boring.
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Krallice Krallice
Krallice Dimensional Bleedthrough
Light This City Stormchaser
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster III
MGMT Congratulations
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Novembers Doom Into Night's Requiem Infernal
Opeth Blackwater Park
Protest the Hero Kezia
Saves the Day Under the Boards
Say Anything Say Anything
Senses Fail Let It Enfold You
Sigh Scenes from Hell
I was disappointed that there was no disco on this album....
Suffocation Blood Oath
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
Takaru There Can Be Only None
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Bravery The Bravery
The Chariot Wars and Rumors of Wars
The Faceless Akeldama
The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever
The Knife Tomorrow, In a Year
The Word Alive Empire
Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death
Underoath The Changing of Times
Underoath Cries of the Past
We The Kings We The Kings
Wold Working Together For Our Privacy
Yukon Blonde Yukon Blonde

1.5 very poor
Alesana The Emptiness
Alesana have most definitely improved on The Emptiness, but they are still pretty fucking terrible. Granted, the high pitched voice is somewhat apt on the verses of "The Thespian", and the musicianship contains more depth and technicality.m However, the tracks are still boring as all hell; the growled vocals are absolutely terrible, terrible, terrible; and there's no artistic merit on this album.
Also it's pretentious (yes Alesana can do that.)
An Albatross We Are The Lazer Viking
Animal Collective Danse Manatee
For those who equate the quality of music with its difficulty, pick up this album. For those with sense, move on.
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
When reading a review describing Animal Collectives sound as (I quote) "an amalgamation of campfire songs and LSD, I was immediately intrigued. And though intrigue may help a listener, this album fucking sucks without it. Despire many people's claims, Animal Collective is not catchy, versatile, or ingenius. "Lion In A Coma", though the album's best song, is homogenous and forgettable, as are all of the other songs on this record. The way Animal Collective toys with textures provides this effect, as the band refuses to stray from the "wall-of-sound" technique for even a minute, thus reducing its effect. And rather than accentuating this album's positive points, it forces them to drown in an undying fugue of noise. A component of this noise is the faux-exoticism that ceases to go the fuck away on this album. The sounds of "My Gurls" are ridiculous, and the trump on "Lion in a Coma" is used without much effect other than annoyance. The same applies to the constantly pulsating basslines, the poorly executed electronics, and stagnant melodies. Disparity is nonexistent. Homogeny is constant (I mean when you use 20+ instruments for each track without variation and do the same for textures, what do you expect. And none of the folk-pop "anthems" are memorable at all. Forever imprinted on my brain are the words "Avoid at all costs."
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Terrible vocals, musicianship, and songwriting amount to a terrible blackened-seath metal release that is as tedious as it is obnoxious.
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Bleeding Through Bleeding Through
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Circa Survive The Inuit Sessions
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Confide Shout the Truth
Craig Owens With Love
Despised Icon Day of Mourning
Emarosa Relativity
Emery I'm Only A Man
Fear Before Fear Before
fun. Aim and Ignite
Jonny Craig A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Loma Prieta Matrimony EP
Matrimony is four minutes of directionless howling atop inept hardcore musicianship. Apt title, eh?
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low
Minus the Bear Interpretaciones Del Oso
Muse The Resistance
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Norma Jean Redeemer
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Watershed
Orphaned Land The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
Paper Tongues Paper Tongues
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
Protest the Hero Fortress
Senses Fail Still Searching
Sky Eats Airplane Sky Eats Airplane
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The Almost Monster, Monster
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Bled Silent Treatment
The Bravery Stir The Blood
The Chariot The Fiancee
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo
The Used The Used
The Used In Love and Death
Throwdown Deathless
Train Save Me San Francisco
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath Act of Depression

1.0 awful
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
A Skylit Drive Adelphia
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
Alesana Where Myth Fades to Legend
All Time Low Nothing Personal
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
Anthony Green Avalon
Anthony Green's overtly long album touches upon folksy pop in a rather austere way, marrying pretense and boredom in one [b]FAR TOO MOTHERFUCKING LONG[/b record.
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
brokeNCYDE BC 13
brokeNCYDE The Broken
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Cartel Cycles
Chiodos The Heartless Control Everything
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Cute Is What We Aim For Rotation
Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man
Dot Dot Curve Til the Wheels Fall Off
Drop Dead, Gorgeous Be Mine, Valentine
EAT ME RAW All My Friends
Emmure Felony
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours
From Autumn To Ashes Abandon Your Friends
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Gwen Stacy The Life I Know
Her Demise My Rise The Takeover
I Shot The Duck Hunt Dog Epic Fail
Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
The only reason for the rating to be above a 2 is the scene infestation.
Isles and Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People
Jaldaboath Hark the Herald
Arg mateys! Do not listen to thee disney black less thee get scurvy on thine tongue.
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!
Never Shout Never What Is Love?
Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath
Norma Jean The Anti Mother
Oceano Depths
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Protest the Hero Gallop Meets the Earth
Story of the Year The Constant
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Used Lies for the Liars
The Used Artwork
Thirty Seconds To Mars This Is War
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
wecamewithbrokenteeth We're Packin are you?
wecamewithbrokenteeth Sweet Sweet Rock
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement
Wykked Wytch Memories of A Dying Whore
Wykked Wytch Nefret

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