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5.0 classic
Birds Of Tokyo Universes
Bossk .2
Post-metal perfection. Each song is a journey. One is a more straight-forward journey (Define) that beautifully sets you up for the penultimate mountain summit. And the climb up to the top (Truth) is such a slow and satisfying build to one of the finest musical climaxes post-metal has ever produced.
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chevelle Vena Sera
Converge Jane Doe
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
In all likelihood, the funnest rock album ever created.
Irreversible Surface
The crown jewel of an incredibly overlooked and underrated discography.
ISIS Panopticon
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
ISIS Wavering Radiant
Karnivool Sound Awake
Leprous Bilateral
Linkin Park Meteora
O'Brother Garden Window
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Red (USA) Innocence and Instinct
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Sarin (CAN) Darker Lakes
The Mire Volume: II
Yanni Live at the Acropolis

4.5 superb
ABBA ABBA Gold
Even a cold-hearted, self-centered millennial piece of shit like me who listens to very little these days besides brooding metal and misogynistic rap can find something to like here. Maybe you had to grow up with it, but as far as I'm concerned you'd have to be the true embodiment of pure evil and an asshole not to enjoy this.
Agalloch The Mantle
Not being a real fan of black metal, I used to look upon this album as an unreachable hurdle that I just assumed I would never understand the love for. Now here I am, like all the other Agalloch fanboys/masturbators slapping a 4.5 on this beast of an album. Some powerful shit, and even those who cringe at black metal vocals like myself can find something to like here as those are kept to a tolerable level.
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Vital
Anberlin Devotion
Anderson .Paak Malibu
Arcane Roots Heaven and Earth
Bossk Audio Noir
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle La Gárgola
Chevelle The North Corridor
Chevelle 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities
These guys have been cranking out some of the most underrated bonus tracks in rock for over a decade. Now those who haven't heard can finally share the love. It's missing their cover for "It's No Good" and also a song called "(High) Visibility" but the highlights are still mainly here.
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Clutch Earth Rocker
Cog The New Normal
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Crib45 Marching Through the Borderlines
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cult of Luna Vertikal
This album shouldn't be as special to me as it is. But with Isis gone, and Neurosis delivering a simply "okay" album last year, I guess it's just nice to know someone out of these top tier post-metal bands can still be counted on. I knew this album would take patience (as do most of their albums). So I wasn't surprised to see that one day at work after several listens, I could put this album on and practically every song has that enormous presence and elegant flow I come to expect from Cult of Luna. It's stellar and so very worth the patience. Recommended Songs: I: The Weapon (the clusterfuck song on "Vertikal"), Synchronicity (go listen to this song a few times and tell me if that drumline and rhythm isn't stuck in your head for days after), In Awe Of (best riffs on the album, instant classic)
Cult of Luna A Dawn to Fear
Cyanotic The Medication Generation
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Deftones Around the Fur
Emma Ruth Rundle Marked For Death
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou May Our Chambers Be Full
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Filter Title Of Record
Filter The Trouble With Angels
Foals What Went Down
Frank Ocean Blonde
Gorillaz Demon Days
Ingrina Etter Lys
Irreversible Sins
Seriously, one of the best post-metal albums to come out during its "heyday" in the mid-2000's. It showcases in various forms all the different sides of post-metal in one big wonderful mish-mash (heavy, atmospheric, acoustic, progressive, harsh/soft vocals), making it one of the most multi-faceted releases to ever come out of the genre. Must-listen and a great starting point for this type of music.
Irreversible Light
ISIS Oceanic
ISIS Mosquito Control
JPEGMAFIA All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I don't think a single person who's heard of Kanye West (love him or hate him) can say that his heart wasn't 120% in this album. It's difficult for me to rate rap because the music to me is usually a short-lived fad. Kanye West has made something here that will be held as a benchmark for any future modern rap albums. It brings us back to the time when these artists were still emerging and dishing out those legendary historic albums we still hold in high-esteem. It's a celebration featuring countless artists and music styles here to support Kanye through his transition back into sanity. Recommended Songs: Gorgeous, POWER, So Appalled, Hell Of A Life
Karnivool Asymmetry
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts
Cudi kills it and Ye sounds like he's been listening to too much Michael Gira. How can I NOT get on this?
Kosatka Colossus
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
Meshuggah Koloss
Metric Fantasies
Moanaa Torches
Trying not to get ahead of myself (especially over a shorter EP), but I think this is some of their best work yet, especially the closing 13-min track. Brings me back to that older sound Rosetta used to have, so much power.
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Nothing But Thieves Broken Machine
Obscure Sphinx Void Mother
Obscure Sphinx Epitaphs
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Oceansize Frames
Opeth Blackwater Park
P.O.D. Satellite
P.O.S Audition
P.O.S.'s lesser-known crowning achievement that unfortunately was overshadowed by Never Better but marked the first time he truly fused the sounds of punk rock and electronic with rap in perfect fashion. The album glides by effortlessly with hit-after-hit and the ideal blend of anger, passion, and sensitivity in his delivery. Very few songs feel out of place, each unique and powerful enough to standout. This is the ideal starting point for the rock/metal fans who need a gateway into hip-hop. Recommended Songs: De la Souls, Safety in Speed (Heavy Metal), P.O.S. Is Ruining My Life
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
The album Periphery always had in them, absolutely brilliant and single-handedly saves the entire Juggernaut double album from the inevitable mediocrity that Alpha would've left it in on its own. It's nice and concise and plays to all their strengths.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
PSOTY Fragments Of Uniforms
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rolo Tomassi Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
Single Mothers Wild Party
Skyharbor Guiding Lights
Soundtrack (Video Game) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess OST
Swans To Be Kind
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Moth Gatherer Esoteric Oppression
The Ocean Precambrian
An album that, if you let it, unfolds itself to you little by little over time. Even the clearly inferior Disc 1 still consistently nails its mission of straighter-forward hardcore punk. But folks, it's the second disc where the band digs deep and unleashes a lethal power nobody thought possible in the realms of post-metal. Every song plays out like a nuclear bomb, quietly ticking away and building to a catastrophic explosion, each in its own unique way. This is what it's all about, the reason I listen to post-metal in the first place, for experiences like this.
The Roots undun
Tool Ænima
Fine Tool, you win. You managed to crack my ignorant and stubborn opinion on your music. I used to think you ranked in the upper echelon among a list of the most overrated bands out there and that you were never capable of writing an entire album of quality that could be played through without wanting to skip several bullshit tracks. I now get it for the first time in my life. All it took was a mid-20s clusterfuck of depression and a minor health crisis in my own personal life to finally understand why your music is brilliant. Aenima is the album that carried me through this and helped me channel my frustration, and is in all likelihood the best album you guys ever made. Not perfect, but very good, which if you know me is a huge step up from what I thought about you a year ago. Hope your happy. - Pistol Pete
Twelve Foot Ninja New Dawn
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory
Finally a rap album comes out this year to contend against DAMN. for the throne. Staples' best beats to date (hands down) mixed with his vintage flow and lyricism. Quintessential shit.
Yanni Keys to Imagination

4.0 excellent
Alcest Kodama
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Alexisonfire Dog's Blood
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
alt-J An Awesome Wave
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
Amenra Mass V
Amplifier Mystoria
Anberlin New Surrender
Anderson .Paak Venice
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Arcane Roots Blood and Chemistry
Arcane Roots Melancholia Hymns
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
ASAP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
Ashes and Iron The Wind Takes a Side
Au-Dessus End of Chapter
Backstreet Boys The Hits: Chapter One
Really the only BB album you need in your life. A nice, condensed version of everything they did well. Stop being a manly man and get your "90's boy-band craze" on.
Baltic By The Light Of The Hidden Sun
Banks Goddess
Be'lakor Vessels
Becoming The Lion Ghosts of a Fallen Soldier (Reissue) - EP
Beautiful vocals and harmonies have been mixed over the original 2010 instrumental tracks. It's hard to imagine this music without the vocals now. Stellar piece of work here.
Birds Of Tokyo Birds Of Tokyo
Not reaching the caliber of its predecessor "Universes" but still so catchy and intriguing. There is a lack of hits, but the overall record is easy to run through without wanting to skip any particularly bad songs. Ian Kenny is still outstanding and one of the best vocalists I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. As of now though, I'm definitely waiting more avidly for the next Karnivool album than the next from this band. Recommended Songs: In the Veins of Death Valley, The Gap, Murmurs, Waiting for the Wolves
Birds Of Tokyo This Fire
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Botch We Are the Romans
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Science Fiction
Brockhampton SATURATION
Brockhampton Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine
Cairo Knife Fight Seven
Callisto Noir
Chevelle Point #1
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
Childish Gambino 03.15.20
Circa Survive The Amulet
Coalesce Functioning on Impatience
Cranial Dark Towers, Bright Lights
This is some crushing and lethal post/sludge metal. "Towers" will quite literally stomp on and devour your soul.
Crib45 The Ghosts Among Me
A little smoother and more melodic than the colossal sound that makes up their 2014 album Marching Through the Borderlines. It brings with it both more consistency but also less variety in tracks. However, a solid display of post-metal out of Finland nonetheless and some pretty decent ghost boobs on the front cover too as an added bonus. Recommended Songs: As I, Beyond the Reach of Repair.
Crossfade We All Bleed
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III
Cult of Luna Salvation
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Cult of Luna Vertikal II
Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas Mariner
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿
Dark Tranquillity Character
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Dayshell Nexus
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones Gore
Degraey Reveries
Denzel Curry TA13OO
Denzel Curry Zuu
Dirge (FR) Hyperion
Disasterpeace It Follows
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Dog Fashion Disco Sweet Nothings
Downfall of Gaia Ethic of Radical Finitude
Dr. Dre 2001
It's basically Dre coming back to address the haters after having been low-key for 7 years and saying: "Fuck y'all, Imma do me" in various different styles over 70 gorgeous minutes of top-tier beats. He may be historically one of the angriest, most chauvinistic assholes to ever grace hip-hop, but his talent as a producer is undisputable and on display here in dividends.
Dr. Dre Compton
Dragonette Fixin to Thrill
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Things I learned about Drake by listening to this: 1.) He has a very negative opinion of Facebook, which he claims is not "real" enough for him and often distracts women he is trying to hit on, taking time away from what he'd rather do with them. 2.) He does not like to assist in police investigations even when said investigation does not involve him even in the slightest. 3.) He has a lot of enemies. Like...a LOT.
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002
Eminem The Eminem Show
Emma Ruth Rundle On Dark Horses
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Erdve Vaitojimas
Fall of Efrafa Inle
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Filter The Amalgamut
Filter The Sun Comes Out Tonight
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
First truly great rock album of 2011. It's been a rough first quarter of the year, but this makes it so much sweeter. I cannot believe there is absolutely no filler here, it's insane. And can you hear just how much Dave Grohl learned from Them Crooked Vultures? Recommended Songs: Bridge Burning, Dear Rosemary, These Days, I Should Have Known
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Ghost (SWE) Prequelle
Ghosts of Glaciers The Greatest Burden
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!
Greyhaven Empty Black
Grimes Miss Anthropocene
Haken Virus
Helioscope Noir
Helm (AU) Vol 3… Panthalassa
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Holy Fawn Death Spells
Humanfly Awesome Science
IDK Is He Real?
Ingrina Siste Lys
Intronaut Prehistoricisms
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Intronaut Habitual Levitations
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Intronaut Fluid Existential Inversions
Irreversible Irreversible
ISIS Celestial
Izah Sistere
Izah Izah/Fire Walk With Us Split
Izah's half (4.5/5): expertly paced and ferocious post metal from Izah as always. They balance the heavier
and ambient sections well and the final minute of the song is quite rewarding and spectacular. FWWU's half
(3.5/5):
not as impressive but still solid instrumental metal. Some of the spastic heavier sections stand out as
on "Bygones" but musically it's just outbeaten by Izah overall.
Jakob Solace
Janus Nox Aeris
Jesu Ascension
JID DiCaprio 2
Jolly Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music
Jolly The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 1)
Jolly The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2)
Kanye West The College Dropout
Karnivool Themata
Kauan Kaiho
An album for those who need that temporary relief from the chaotic, mundane routine we all tend to find ourselves in as adults. It's atmospheres let your mind wander back to those simpler times when the world didn't quite seem so chartered on a downward spiral. Beautiful, patient and rewarding music.
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Lana Del Rey Paradise
Well honeybun you outdid yourself on this one. How did you know I liked Pepsi-Cola and cherry pies? I mean gawddamn!
Lana Del Rey Lust For Life
Lantlos Melting Sun
Leprous Coal
Leprous The Congregation
London Grammar If You Wait
Lupe Fiasco DROGAS Wave
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon The Hunter
Megadeth Endgame
Melvins Bullhead
Middle Class Rut Pick Up Your Head
Moanaa Embers
Somewhere in the past 3 years or so this band found their stride, what makes them THEM and now they cannot write a bad song.
Mol JORD
Mother Mother O My Heart
Mountaineer Bloodletting
Mudvayne L.D. 50
A very solid nu-metal album that's only real flaw is the sheer length of the record. On their own, almost every song is strong. However, when listening in full, my interest fades by track 11-12 due to the fact that the sound is similar in every track and the album becomes basically one 1.2 hr meshed song. It is still excellent and one of the stronger albums of its genre and era. Recommended Songs: Dig, -1, Nothing to Gein, (K)now F(orvever)
Nas Illmatic
Neander neander
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Night Verses From the Gallery of Sleep
Noorvik Noorvik
Norma Jean Polar Similar
Nothing The Great Dismal
Nothing But Thieves Moral Panic
Nothing More Nothing More
A bastard child of Emery and Fair to Midland for all those who miss the latter band and the days of high-adrenaline and all-around FUN rock.
Novarupta Disillusioned Fire
Nug Alter Ego
O'Brother Disillusion
O'Brother Endless Light
It's O'Brother stripping their sound down to a rough slow-burn rooted in weighty distortion. It's no where close to Garden Window but still thrilling and shows the band is still writing interesting music. I also hear a lot of neat influences at work I didn't hear from them before like Deftones (Your Move) and even a bit of Muse (title track). And Tanner's voice isn't weird any more. Now newcomers might have an easier time liking it! Recommended Songs: Your Move, Deconstruct, I Am (Become Death)
Oceansize Effloresce
Oceansize Music for Nurses
Our Last Night Selective Hearing
Some really strong song-writing here. The middle section has maybe 1-2 average tracks, but the first and last pair of tracks are great. It's poppy metalcore so I mean you have to go into it with as little bias as possible, but those who can put that aside will find something to love here. Recommended Songs: Broken Lives, Tongue Tied, Common Ground
OutKast Stankonia
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown
P.O.S Never Better
P.O.S We Don't Even Live Here
Pain of Salvation In the Passing Light of Day
pg.lost Oscillate
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Post Malone beerbongs and bentleys
PSOTY Sunless
PVRIS Hallucinations
PVRIS Use Me
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Ra From One
Rabbit Junk Project Nonagon
Rabbit Junk Pop That Pretty Thirty
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Ahhhhhh, the album that could've been up there with my favorite albums of all time. It's flawless, literally gorgeous music and some of the best stuff RATM has ever written...for the first 75% of the album. The last few songs are depressingly average and a buzzkill. RATM had a slump with "Evil Empire", a very average album living in the shadow of its predecessor. "Battle of Los Angeles" kicks the living shit of that album as well. Recommended Songs: Guerilla Radio, Mic Check, Sleep Now in the Fire, Born as Ghosts, No Shelter (Bonus Song)
Rage Against The Machine Renegades
Red (USA) Of Beauty and Rage
A stupendous return to form for the boys from Red. I don't think these guys have ever made an album where the second half outclasses the first half, yet here we are. Absolutely epic songs, you can really hear the quality is back in their sound. Recommended Songs: Fight to Forget, Gravity Lies, The Ever
Rihanna ANTI
Nothing Rihanna released since Good Girl Gone Bad almost a decade ago has been anything more than overblown messes of albums with maybe 2 hits each and that's it. Nothing, that is...until this album. With ANTI, Rihanna has finally given us an album with enough consistency that it can be listened to the whole way through. One can only hope this remains the trend for future releases. Recommended Songs: Kiss It Better, Desperado, Yeah I Said It
Riverside Out of Myself
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Rosetta Utopioid
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
Run the Jewels RTJ4
Russian Circles Empros
Russian Circles Memorial
Saba Care For Me
SAINt JHN Collection One
Sam Roberts Band Chemical City
This time around, Sam Roberts starts the album off again with a bang, but it becomes much more mellow than his debut LP. The good thing is that he makes his softer songs felt a bit more and they end up being stronger than the softer songs on "We Were Born...". It's a quiet album, but very rewarding once it clicks. Still don't understand why his music is so catchy. Recommended Songs: Bridge to Nowhere, With A Bullet, The Bootleg Saint.
Sam Roberts Band We Were Born In A Flame
Sam Roberts Band Lo-Fantasy
Sarin (CAN) Burial Dream
Sarin (CAN) You Can’t Go Back
ScHoolboy Q Blank Face LP
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Single Mothers Negative Qualities
Skillet Comatose
Skyharbor Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
Sleestak The Fall Of Altrusia
Sleigh Bells Treats
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind
Soilwork Verkligheten
SubRosa (US) More Constant Than The Gods
Suldusk Lunar Falls
Swans Children of God
Swans The Seer
System of a Down Toxicity
The Afghan Whigs In Spades
The Avalanches We Will Always Love You
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Dead Weather Sea of Cowards
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Ever Living HEREPHEMINE
The Mire Glass Cathedrals
The Moth Gatherer A Bright Celestial Light
The Moth Gatherer The Earth is the Sky
The Ocean Aeolian
The Ocean Pelagial
The Ocean Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
The Ocean Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
The Offspring Smash
The Weeknd House of Balloons
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
The Weeknd After Hours
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
There are just so many different songs to enjoy in this album made by a super team of music artists including the singers from both Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Them Crooked Vulture's sound is addicting, it sounds crisp and new while at the same time celebrating that old classic rock sound. The songs are cheeky and quirky with unexpected turns and twists in rhythm and riffs. There are also many highlights in the album, particularly the first 1.5 minutes of "Elephants" where the band breaks down into one of the most enjoyable lead-ins to a song I've ever heard. Each song is unique and the songs don't ever really blend much, so you truly see how flexible the band can be. A solid debut album. Recommended Songs: No One Loves Me & Neither Do I, Elephants, Reptiles, Caligulove, Gunman
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Pretty awkward on the first listen, but TFK's sound and cocky pump-up lyrics eventually sneak inside your head. The problem is at some points Trevor McNevan sounds likes he's impersonating a British person and failing miserably. But the music is meant to blow your ears by how wild it is, and it's a great time, finished off by one of their catchiest choruses to date (Break the Silence). Recommended Songs: Step to Me; Faith, Love, and Happiness; New Design; Break the Silence
Thousand Foot Krutch Welcome to the Masquerade
Tides From Nebula From Voodoo to Zen
Tool Lateralus
Tool 10,000 Days
Torche Admission
Travis Scott Astroworld
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine
Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy
Tyler, the Creator IGOR
Vennart The Demon Joke
This is a special album. Without the backing of his old Oceansize comrades, I'll admit the album felt a bit...."lonely" at first. The music doesn't quite have the same impact and emotional weight as the latter band. But that's not the point here, Mike Vennart is letting his creativity run wild, and here he delivers quite a wide array of styles of rock with a surprising level of consistency. His voice is also equally as good as before and has arguably got even better with age, which is nuts. Recommended Songs: Doubt, Infatuate, Duke Fame (the chorus on this song makes it a SOTY candidate)
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait
Vince Staples FM!
When Icarus Falls Resilience
With Our Arms to the Sun Orenda
Really good blend of post-rock/metal with hints of Tool/Mastodon influence everywhere. Lyrics can be a little
cheesy but this album reaches even more soaring heights than its predecessor. The heavier inclusion of rougher
vocals is a plus too. Give it a few listens and it'll grow on you. Recommended Songs: Macrocosm:
Prometheus, Apex: 100 Year Dream, The War: Light the Shadows
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Zao The Well-Intentioned Virus

3.5 great
070 Shake Modus Vivendi
COMMMROUND WITH YOUR LOVE OH BABY I?M IN NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDD
10 Years The Autumn Effect
10 Years Feeding the Wolves
10 Years (How to Live) As Ghosts
21 Savage Savage Mode II
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Alcest Shelter
Alcest Spiritual Instinct
Alexisonfire Crisis
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Allie X Cape God
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Altin Gun Yol
Amenra Mass IIII
Amenra Mass VI
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Amine Limbo
Amplifier Amplifier
Amplifier The Octopus
Anathema Weather Systems
Anberlin Blueprints for the Black Market
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Lowborn
Anderson .Paak Ventura
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Animals As Leaders The Madness of Many
Arcane Known/Learned
First half: A solid 4-4.5/5 and an astounding piece of prog rock. Second half: 2-2.5/5, the acoustic side comes off as boring and diluted and would've maybe suited a shorter EP but really drags down the far superior first half.
Arcane Roots Left Fire
Arcane Roots Landslide EP
Archelon Tribe of Suns
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
Arlo Parks Collapsed in Sunbeams
Astodan Ameretat
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Azusa Loop of Yesterdays
B.o.B The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Banks The Altar
An incredibly top-heavy album that will undoubtedly re-establish Banks as a top notch female pop artist in today's competitive and "hard-to-please" music industry but falls just a bit short of her debut as the back half lacks the standouts. Still solid work and the first half is vintage Banks at her finest. Recommended Songs: Fuck With Myself, Lovesick, Mind Games
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Yellow and Green
Baroness Purple
Baulta Deeply Sorry to Interrupt Your Megalomania
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Behemoth The Satanist
Behemoth I Loved You at Your Darkest
Besra Anhedonia
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Big K.R.I.T. 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. Iz Here
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
Big Sean Detroit 2
Birds Of Tokyo March Fires
Black Peaks All That Divides
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C.
Black Thought Streams of Thought, Vol. 1
BLACKPINK The Album
BOG Unshriven
Bon Iver i,i
Born Of Osiris The Discovery
Born Of Osiris The Eternal Reign
Bossk .1
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin Ember
Brockhampton SATURATION III
Brockhampton Iridescence
Brockhampton Ginger
Broken Bells After The Disco
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Burial Kindred
Buried Inside Chronoclast
Cairo Knife Fight Cairo Knife Fight II
Cardi B Invasion of Privacy
Carved Into The Sun Carved Into The Sun
Cecil Otter Rebel Yellow
Cecil Otter Dear Echo
Chagall Locust Spitter
Extremely groovy and punishing metal from Canada with a slight sludge edge to the sound. Vocals can switch between death and black metal growls at the snap of a finger and the instrumentation is on point. Recommended Songs: Ghosts, Healing Ground
Charli XCX Charli
Charli XCX How I'm Feeling Now
Charlie Puth Voicenotes
Chevelle NIRATIAS
clipping. There Existed an Addiction to Blood
clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
Cloudkicker The Discovery
Cloudkicker Solitude
Clutch Robot Hive/Exodus
Clutch Book of Bad Decisions
Coalesce OX
Cold Year Of The Spider
Coldbones The Cataclysm
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Coldplay Kaleidoscope
Coldplay Everyday Life
Converge You Fail Me
Converge I Can Tell You About Pain
Converge The Dusk in Us
Converge/Dropdead Split
Cranial Dead Ends
Crib45 Metamorphosis
Crosses EP
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Crystal Castles Amnesty (I)
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here
Cult Leader Lightless Walk
Cult Leader A Patient Man
Cult of Luna The Beyond
Cult of Luna The Raging River
Cults Host
Cyanotic Worst Case Scenario Vol. 1
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dan Black ((Un))
Dead Letter Circus Aesthesis
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Death From Above 1979 The Physical World
Death From Above 1979 Outrage! Is Now
Death Grips The Money Store
Death Grips Bottomless Pit
Defeater Lost Ground
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Ohms
Denzel Curry Imperial
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Unlocked
Dirge (FR) And Shall The Sky Descend
Dirge (FR) Elysian Magnetic Fields
Dirty Projectors Flight Tower
Dog Fashion Disco Ad Nauseam
Drake Take Care
Drake More Life
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Distance Over Time
E-L-R Mænad
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Elder (USA-MA) The Gold and Silver Sessions
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou The Helm Of Sorrow
Certainly feels like B-sides which is fine. Crone Dance and the Hollywood cover are worth the listen though.
Empress Of I'm Your Empress Of
ERRA ERRA
Evergrey Escape of the Phoenix
Eyrth Fracture
If you can get over the horribly mixed vocals (not sure if they intended them to sound this muffled and weak?), then there's a perfectly enjoyable post/doom-metal record waiting for you full of groovy and chunky riffs galore.
Failure The Heart Is a Monster
Fall of Efrafa Elil
Fall of Efrafa Owsla
Fall of Messiah EMPTY COLORS
Fallujah Dreamless
Fates Warning Darkness in a Different Light
Fates Warning Theories of Flight
Feist/Mastodon Feistodon
Finger Eleven The Greyest of Blue Skies
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Fleet Foxes Shore
Foals Holy Fire
Foals Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits
Freddie Gibbs You Only Live 2wice
Future DS2
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Genghis Tron Dream Weapon
Ghost (SWE) Popestar
Ghost (SWE) Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic
Gloson Grimen
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Godflesh Post Self
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
Gojira Fortitude
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Gorillaz Humanz
HAIM Women In Music, Pt. III
Haken Vector
Harakiri for the Sky Maere
Hayley Williams FLOWERS for VASES / descansos
He Is Legend White Bat
Helmet Meantime
Helmet Betty
Helms Alee Stillicide
Helms Alee Noctiluca
Hemelbestormer Aether
Hemelbestormer A Ring Of Blue Light
Heretoir The Circle
Hetfield and Hetfield Tidal Wave Dreams
Holy Fawn The Black Moon
Hurt Vol. 1
Hyborian I
IDK IWASVERYBAD
Ikarass Relapse into Desolation
Incubus (USA-CA) S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Incubus (USA-CA) Trust Fall (Side A)
Irreversible Ashes
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo
ISIS Temporal
Jackboys Jackboys
Janus Red Right Return
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Jolly Family
JPEGMAFIA EP2!
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Just as much of a mess as Yeezus was, albeit slightly better this time. I still expect him to deliver another MBDTF one of these days and when it hits it's going to be earth-shattering and we're all going to look like fools for not believing in him. Recommended Songs: Famous, Feedback, FML
Karen O and Danger Mouse Lux Prima
Kauan Ice Fleet
Kehlani It Was Good Until It Wasn't
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Kerretta Exiscens
Khoma The Second Wave
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon III: The Chosen
Korn Korn
Korn The Serenity of Suffering
Korn The Nothing
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline
This album is like a random hookup, fun in the moment but you feel like shit afterwards for listening to it. This band knows how to write a good hook though, I just wish the Dave Grohl look-alike would stop singing. Recommended Songs: Trip the Darkness, Against You, End of Time
Lady Gaga Chromatica
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper A Star is Born
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Leprous Tall Poppy Syndrome
Leprous Malina
Leprous Pitfalls
Lesser Glow Nullity
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
It's a grower. To enjoy something like this you really have to forgive Linkin Park for completely breaking off what was once their signature sound. You have to open your mind to what they are now, and electronica band. Is that bad? I expect most of you to think so. Sputnik has weird sets of double-standards. Some bands are allowed to change (Brand New, Radiohead), some aren't and Linkin Park happens to fall in that group. It's too bad, the band sounds the most mature they've ever sounded here. Will you like it all? No, there are some craptastic songs (ex. The Messenger), but our tastes change over time, why shouldn't the band be allowed to change too? It's not as bad as you're hearing, this site simply shelters people. Recommended Songs: Blackout, Robot Boy, Waiting for the End
Linkin Park Living Things
Now that the fanboy jitters and adrenaline rush have settled, I can try and sit back and seriously look at this new LP album from an unbiased perspective.

...I'll take it, it's not perfect, but I'll fucking gladly take this energetic bit of fun that brightened my year up a bit from the depressing shit I usually listen to. "Burn It Down" is arguably the catchiest thing they've made in ages...fuck yo couch all of you!
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Little Simz GREY Area
Loathe (UK) I Let It In And It Took Everything
Lodz Time Doesn't Heal Anything
London Grammar Californian Soil
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lorde Melodrama
Lou The Human Humaniac
Lupe Fiasco The Cool
Mac Miller Swimming
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Manchester Orchestra The Million Masks of God
Mannequin Pussy Patience
Mare Mare
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
A very solid return to form from the lackluster album they came out with in 2014. However, it fails to match their landmark record Leviathan in terms of sheer fury and power while also not surpassing The Hunter in terms of their newer more mainstream approach as both those albums did what this does better. Recommended Songs: Show Yourself, Steambreather, Scorpion's Breath
Megadeth Rust in Peace
In all honesty, some of the tracks are delicious. They have some of the most amazing never-ending guitar riffs I've ever heard. But too many times on this CD, Mustaine's voice kills everything for me. He puts on accents some times (Take No Prisoners) that just drive me nuts. It's all very hit-or-miss, but when Megadeth churns out a good song, it is nothing short of classic. Recommended Songs: Holy Wars...The Punishment Due, Hangar 18, Lucretia.
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Metric Synthetica
Metric Pagans In Vegas
Metric Art of Doubt
Metz Atlas Vending
Minsk The Crash and the Draw
Minus the Bear Omni
Misery Signals Controller
Moanaa Descent
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Moses Sumney grae
Mother Mother Eureka
Mouth Of The Architect Quietly
Mudvayne Mudvayne
Murs, 9th Wonder, and The Soul Council The Iliad is Dead and The Odyssey is Over
Muse Absolution
Neander Eremit
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Times of Grace
Nine Inch Nails Not the Actual Events
Nirvana Nevermind
Noorvik Omission
"Hidden" is the gem to be found in here. Stellar track! Another solid outing by these German post-rock/metal beauties. A little less dynamic/exciting than their debut and certainly nothing new for the genre but solid.
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
Nothing But Thieves Nothing But Thieves
Novarupta Marine Snow
Obscure Sphinx Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Of Mice and Men Timeless
OHHMS Close
Old Man Gloom Seminar IX: Darkness of Being
One Day as a Lion One Day as a Lion
OneRepublic Native
Opium Eater ENNUI
Our Earth Is A Tomb Moth.
Our Last Night Oak Island
P.O.D. Testify
P.O.D. Murdered Love
Git in mah iP.O.D. right meooowwwwww
P.O.S Ipecac Neat
P.O.S Chill, Dummy
Pelican Nighttime Stories
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery Periphery IV: Hail Stan
Persefone Aathma
Pijn and Conjurer Curse These Metal Hands
This is basically Baroness if they had stayed metal and didn't suck ass like they do now.
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pivot Gang You Can't Sit With Us
PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Portrayal of Guilt We Are Always Alone
Portugal. The Man Woodstock
Post Malone Hollywood's Bleeding
Pull Down the Sun Of Valleys and Mountains
PUP Morbid Stuff
PUP This Place Sucks Ass
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Pusha T King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
Pusha T DAYTONA
PVRIS All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Ra Critical Mass
Rad Horror Anti Teenage Sensation - Part 1
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Untitled
Red (USA) End of Silence
Red (USA) Until We Have Faces
You knew it would be difficult to top Innocence & Instinct, but this album somehow stands it's ground. It's a grower. Red has definitely softened up enough to hit radio and generate some new fans, but some moments on here are some of the best of their career. It's just a mature and tight album from a band that knows it's strengths. I honestly got what I wanted, which was another song from them I can play 50+ times without tiring of it (in the form of "The Outside" - such an epic intro). They have to learn to end on a strong note though...none of this 5-minute long piano soft bullshit anymore. They finish every album like this, do something nuts for once geez! Recommended Songs: Feed the Machine, Buried Beneath, The Outside, Best is Yet to Come.
Redlight King Something For The Pain
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
A more mainstream album from the band that has always produced the same level of music in all the years they've been together. I have the same goddamn opinion of this as I do with everything they make: solid, a good listen, but just not good enough to cross that line into epic. Recommended Songs: Long Forgotten Sons, Re-Education (Through Labor), Kotov Syndrome, The Strength to Go On
Riverside Rapid Eye Movement
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Riverside Wasteland
Robot Process EP
Soul-crushing hardcore from Canada with hints of sludge that will hand you your balls on a platter and make no apologies.
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Rosetta Quintessential Ephemera
Rosetta Terra Sola
Rush Clockwork Angels
Russian Circles Guidance
Russian Circles Blood Year
Saba Bucket List
Sam Roberts Band Collider
Saosin Saosin
Saosin Along the Shadow
Sarin (CAN) House of Leaves
Saver They Came with Sunlight
ScHoolboy Q Habits and Contradictions
ScHoolboy Q CrasH Talk
OKAY LETS GIT IIIIIIIIITT
[insert blast beats]
*TINGTINGTINGTINGTINGTINGTING*
...Bitch lets git it, WOO!
Secrets of the Sky To Sail Black Waters
Sevendust All I See Is War
Shad TSOL
Show Me A Dinosaur Plantgazer
Silversun Pickups Better Nature
Silversun Pickups Widow's Weeds
Single Mothers Single Mothers
Single Mothers Through A Wall
Clearly these animals having been listening to a lot of post-2009 Converge lately. It kinda works actually!
Skepta Konnichiwa
Ring ring pussy, it's SHUT DOWN.
Skepticism Alloy
Skillet Collide
Skyharbor Sunshine Dust
Sleestak Aeon
slowthai TYRON
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Soilwork The Ride Majestic
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundtrack (Film) Black Panther The Album
Spotlights Tidals
Spotlights Seismic
Spotlights Love and Decay
Spotlights We Are All Atomic
St. Vincent St. Vincent
St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION
Starset Vessels
Uggh....why am I such a sucker for this shit?
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Steven Wilson's songwriting has always been stellar, and it's nice to see his solo work follows suit. Many of the songs here are actually beautifully sung and written. He has a knack for pacing his songs perfectly. But, here he falls victim to the same issues his recent work with Porcupine Tree had. The last three songs sound stale and boring, and his longer songs here struggle a bit too, just like The Incident did in spots. As side projects go though (often experimental and hit-or-miss), "Insurgentes" is a wonderful listen and it'll be interesting to see what he comes out with next. Recommended Songs: Harmony Korine, Veneno Para Las Hadas, Only Child
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
still motions Mirrors
Strata Strata Presents The End Of The World
SubRosa (US) No Help for the Mighty Ones
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
SUMAC What One Becomes
Sunnata Burning In Heaven, Melting On Earth
Sunpocrisy Eyegasm, Hallelujah!
Swans The Great Annihilator
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
I have put myself through this album non-stop for three weeks. I listened to it at work, while I studied, even before I went to bed. It's intriguing, daring, and terrifying. But I can't possibly give it more than this rating. This double album strives to literally do everything. Unfortunately, such an eclectic mix of genres and ideas more often than not crumbles under its own weight. For every gem like "Helpless Child", there is a song like "I Was A Prisoner In Your Skull" or "Empathy" that goes literally no where over the course of its entirety. For every terrifying experience like "Her Mouth Is Filled With Honey", there is a pointless filler track like "Fan's Lament" that makes you wonder why the song exists. And then, there are songs so good they almost standout TOO much. "The Sound" could stand alongside some of the greatest musical achievements in history, it's that good. It's so good, I get impatient while listening to the first disc of the album because all I want is to just cut the crap and get to hear "The Sound" again. Soundtracks For The Blind is quite the musical achievement and Swans should be commended for what they've done here, but the harsh reality is that THIS style was not perfected until the group reformed in the late 2000's. Their later stuff makes this look like an unfinished idea and unrefined.
Swans The Glowing Man
Swarms Old Raves End
Sylvaine Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tame Impala The Slow Rush
Tash Sultana Notion
Telepathy 12 Areas
Telepathy Burn Embrace
TesseracT One
TesseracT Altered State
TesseracT Polaris
The Almost Monster, Monster
The Armed Ultrapop
The Basement Paintings Antipodes
Technically if they?re antipodes, then the right one should be pointed southeast not northeast.
The Black Keys El Camino
The Black Keys Let's Rock
The Butterfly Effect Imago
The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Ever Living The Ever Living - EP
The Fray Reason EP
This EP started out like it could be what I was waiting for my whole life. Unfortunately, after "Without Reason" it simply becomes mediocre. Definitely check it out if "How to Save a Life" grabbed your attention, you may find this even better. Recommended Songs: Together, Some Trust, Without Reason
The Game The Documentary 2
The Gathering Disclosure
The Great Old Ones EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Mire Vice Regalia
The Mire/Chronos Split
The National Alligator
The National I Am Easy to Find
The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger
The Republic of Wolves shrine
The Roots How I Got Over
The Safety Fire Grind the Ocean
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Waters Deep Here Sunden
The Weather Station Ignorance
The Weeknd Starboy
The White Stripes Elephant
Thornley Come Again
Threat Signal Under Reprisal
Three Steps To The Ocean Del Fuoco
Thrice Major/Minor
Time To Burn Is.Land
Tool Undertow
Tool Fear Inoculum
Torpor (UK) Rhetoric of the Image
Toundra Vortex
Transmission0 Memory of a Dream
True Widow As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center
Twenty One Pilots Trench
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Tyler, the Creator Cherry Bomb
Uboa The Origin Of My Depression
Unfurl The Waking Void
Valerinne Desire
Vennart In The Dead, Dead Wood
VESSL Goddess
Vic Mensa There's Alot Going On
Very good, but not all songs are as tight as that stretch of Tracks 2-5.
Vince Staples Summertime '06
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
Wear Your Wounds Rust on the Gates of Heaven
FAR more enjoyable than his first two solo endeavours. This is more like it!
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer The White Album
When Icarus Falls Aegean
When Icarus Falls Circles
With Our Arms to the Sun A Far Away Wonder
With Our Arms to the Sun Ep001
With Our Arms to the Sun The Mogollon Monster
Wolves Like Us Late Love
Yanos Omega
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!
Probably the best album they've released to date (that includes EPs). However, this band has yet to release an album I can listen to without wanting to skip over tracks here and there. Some songs are just not worth being shown the light of day (ex. Skeletons, Dragon Queen). Recommended Songs: Heads Will Roll, Soft Shock, Shame and Fortune
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zao Pyrrhic Victory
Zao The Crimson Corridor

3.0 good
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
10 Years Minus the Machine
21 Savage Savage Mode
21 Savage i am > i was
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
A Secret Revealed Sacrifices
A Storm Of Light Anthroscene
Music is competent and slightly punchy by post/sludge-metal standards. Someone needs to tell the lead singer to write less gimmicky lyrics though. We get it man...you don't like where America is headed right now; get in line!
Abraham Look, Here Comes The Dark!
Music's ok, lot of neat black metal influence on it. But did it need to be 19 songs and close in on 2 hours? No way.
Adele 21
Adestria Chapters
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Alice in Chains Rainier Fog
alt-J This Is All Yours
alt-J Relaxer
Amplifier Echo Street
Amplifier Trippin' with Dr. Faustus
Ancestors Suspended in Reflections
Anciients Heart of Oak
And So I Watch You From Afar Gangs
And So I Watch You From Afar All Hail Bright Futures
Anna von Hausswolff Dead Magic
Antimatter Black Market Enlightenment
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Architects Holy Hell
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande positions
Artificial waves Heavy. Deep. Sad. Ironic.
ASAP Mob Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends
ASAP Rocky LONG.LIVE.A$AP
Astronoid Air
At the Drive-In in•ter a•li•a
Atoma Skylight
Au-Dessus Au-Dessus
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
August Burns Red Phantom Anthem
Like most of ABR's recent releases, this plays nicely all the way through. Some stuff sticks with you along the way, nothing really flat out blows...but the experience overall is quickly forgotten once it's done. "King of Sorrow" is the one exception, that song is a blast. This is perfect for music you can play in the background at the gym without needing to sing along. It's "lasting appeal" once outside that kind of scenario would be in question though. Recommended Songs: King of Sorrow, Float, Dangerous
Autism Have You Found Peace?
AWOLNATION Angel Miners and the Lightning Riders
Backstreet Boys Millennium
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
Banks III
Between the Buried and Me Automata I
Between the Buried and Me Automata II
Big Boi BOOMIVERSE
Big Brave Vital
Big K.R.I.T. TDT
Big Sean I Decided.
Billie Eilish dont smile at me
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Birds Of Tokyo BRACE
A very different offering that blends the poppier leanings they've been going for recently with an electronic industrial sound and a bit of their old alternative rock sound too. Even if the lyrics are some of their corniest and phoned-in to date, it still feels refreshing. Recommended Songs: Harlequins, Gods, Mercy Arms
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Wrong Creatures
Black Thought Streams Of Thought, Vol. 2
Blindead Absence
Blur The Magic Whip
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brockhampton SATURATION II
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Cage The Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday
Cairo Knife Fight The Colossus
Callisto True Nature Unfolds
Camila Cabello Romance
Car Bomb Mordial
Caspian Dust and Disquiet
Caspian On Circles
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun
Chevelle Any Last Words
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!"
Choker Honeybloom
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Cloudkicker Little Histories
Cloudkicker Unending
Clutch Psychic Warfare
Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening
Code Orange Underneath
Cog Just Visiting - Part 1
"Moo" is my fucking jam. Best song name in history, fuckin Moo!
Cog Just Visiting - Part 2
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay X&Y
Conjurer (UK) Mire
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
This gets a 3 simply because "The Saddest Day' is without a doubt one of the best songs in Converge's discography. As has been mentioned in other soundoffs, the other songs on here come off as mere leftovers compared to the opener. They mostly just sound unpolished and some a bit immature, something the band thankfully fixes in later records.
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Cranial Alternate Endings
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna
Damascus When Last We Met
Daniel Caesar Freudian
Daniel Caesar Case Study 01
Danny Brown XXX
Danny Brown Old
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
Dave Psychodrama
Dayshell Dayshell
De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody...
Dead Letter Circus Dead Letter Circus
Dead Letter Circus Dead Letter Circus (2018)
Dead To A Dying World Elegy
Deadmau5 While(1<2)
Death From Above 1979 Is 4 Lovers
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Death Grips Year of the Snitch
Degraey Chrysalis
Denzel Curry 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms
Devon Tracy Dream Chase
Dinosaur Bones My Divider
Dirge (FR) Alma Baltica
Dirge (FR) Lost Empyrean
Dirty Projectors Earth Crisis
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Drake Thank Me Later
Oh Drake, how I wanted to hate this album on the basis of how much I dislike you and your cockiness. You would've loved to see my reaction when I started having some songs from here stuck in my head. I still wouldn't consider this a great album, but some songs on here (really just tracks 4-7) are just really good songs. Sneaky bastard. Recommended Songs: Over, Find Your Love, Show Me A Good Time, Up All Night
Drake Nothing Was the Same
A bit of a step down from Take Care. There are some strong songs here, but his sophomore release somehow felt tighter with very few chinks in its armor despite having 18 songs. Nothing Was The Same will keep Drake relevant, but doesn't offer much to prove to us that there's a whole lot left in him. I love the Toronto shout-outs though, I'm from there! Recommended Songs: Started From The Bottom, From Time, Hold On We're Going Home, Pound Cake.
Drake Views
Drake Scary Hours
Drake The Best In The World Pack
Drake Care Package
Dreamville Revenge Of The Dreamers III
dredg El Cielo
An alright album with a few sparks of genius here and there. Gavin Hayes' voice is remarkably soothing. As a full album though, it contains a few chinks in its armor. It also reeks of pretentiousness, this band clearly thinks very highly of themselves (little 1-2 minute "Brushstrokes" all over the place...get over yourselves). It is very over-hyped in my opinion, but still worth a look. Recommended Songs: Same Ol' Road, Sanzen, Sorry But It's Over, Of The Room.
dredg Catch Without Arms
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition
Agreed on terriblekonrad's comment. She's milking the success of that album a bit. Remix album and then a deluxe? If we're going to go this route, the new songs on the deluxe better walk the talk and stand out and lead single "We're Good" just isn't on the same level and neither are the others.
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs
Elder (USA-MA) Lore
Elder (USA-MA) Omens
Electric Wizard Time to Die
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem Recovery
Eminem Kamikaze
Enslaved Utgard
Evanescence Evanescence
Fallujah Nomadic
Fever Ray Fever Ray
Fight the Fade Masks
Filter Crazy Eyes
FKA Twigs Magdalene
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus Flamagra
Foals Antidotes
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold
Freddie Gibbs Freddie
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Bandana
Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist Alfredo
Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon
Future FUTURE
Future High Off Life
Ganon As Above, So Below
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Gloson Mara
GoldLink Diaspora
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Green Day American Idiot
Grey Skies Ahead Panacea
Greyhaven Cult America
Hacride Lazarus
Haester (BE) All Anchors No Sails
Haken Affinity
Hayley Williams Petals for Armor
Helms Alee Sleepwalking Sailors
Hieroglyphics Full Circle
High on Fire Electric Messiah
Huldra Signals From the Void
Huldra Monuments, Monoliths
Hum Inlet
Hurt Vol. II
Hurt The Crux
Hyborian Volume II
Very by-the-book Mastodon and High on Fire workship. Decent if that's what you're craving at the moment.
IDK IDK and Friends 2
If These Trees Could Talk Above the Earth, Below the Sky
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Incubus (USA-CA) Make Yourself
Incubus (USA-CA) 8
Injury Reserve Injury Reserve
Intronaut Void
Intronaut Null
Isaiah Rashad The Sun's Tirade
ISIS SGNL>05
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Jack White Blunderbuss
Jack White Boarding House Reach
Jakob Sines
James Holden and The Animal Spirits The Animal Spirits
Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
Jay-Z The Black Album
JID The Never Story
Jidenna The Chief
Juice WRLD Death Race For Love
Justin Bieber Purpose
Justin Bieber Justice
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kali Uchis Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)
Kanye West Yeezus
Kanye West Jesus Is King
Katatonia City Burials
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Kauan Pirut
Kauan Sorni Nai
KEN mode Loved
Kevin Abstract ARIZONA BABY
Khoma Tsunami
Kid Cudi Indicud
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Killer Be Killed Reluctant Hero
Lady Gaga Artpop
Lady Gaga Joanne
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Latitudes Part Island
Leonov Wake
LLNN / Wovoka Marks / Traces
Lo Moon Lo Moon
Local Natives Sour Lemon
Logic No Pressure
London Grammar Truth is a Beautiful Thing
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt.1
Mac Miller Circles
Malibu Ken Malibu Ken
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Matt Berninger Serpentine Prison
Meshuggah obZen
Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You Now
Middle Class Rut No Name No Color
Middle Class Rut Gutters
Migos Culture
Milo Who Told You To Think?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​!
Misery Signals Absent Light
Misery Signals Ultraviolet
Mitski Be the Cowboy
Moloken Our Astral Circle
Mother Mother Very Good Bad Thing
Mother Mother No Culture
Mouth Of The Architect The Ties That Blind
Mouth Of The Architect Dawning
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us
Nas NASIR
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Nickelback Feed the Machine
Nirvana In Utero
Noname Room 25
Norma Jean All Hail
Nothing More The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Consistently good for what it is (alt rock with a dose of nu-metal flavor this time). But they had such a good sound on the S/T three years ago and this not only feels like a step backwards instrumentally but also in terms of maturity. Recommended Songs: Go To War, Ripping Me Apart
Numenorean Adore
NxWorries Yes Lawd!
O'Brother The Death of Day
O'Brother You and I
Oceans of Slumber Winter
Oceans of Slumber The Banished Heart
Just like their last release, Oceans of Slumber are adding in a lot of interesting elements and building a fairly strong foundation for their sound. It's in the execution of these ideas where they offer mixed results and once again there are a few songs that work and a few that clock in at overly-bloated run lengths but never really offer up any rewards along the way. It makes the entire listen a bit of a chore. Luckily, their sound is one that can appeal to fans of many genres (namely progressive-,doom-, and even some post-metal) so there is at least something to discover here for most. Recommended Songs: The Decay of Disregard, Etiolation, No Color No Light
Of Mice and Men EARTHANDSKY
OFWGKTA The OF Tape Vol. 2
OHHMS The Fool
Pretty decent stoner metal with some progressive metal and sludge tendencies. Songs are long but paced well so they don't outstay their welcome. Music is fairly simple and standard for the genre, but some of the heavier sections jam very hard despite their simplicity. Was pleasantly surprised to see that the ~22 minute closer actually wasn't a bore, band pulls off a strong performance. The Bossk comparisons are a little incorrect, this is more Electric Wizard meets Anciients in my opinion, but definitely open to interpretation there.
Old Man Gloom The Ape of God II
Omega Massif Karpatia
Oneohtrix Point Never Magic Oneohtrix Point Never
oOoOO oOoOO
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Sorceress
Our Last Night Summer Of Covers
P.O.D. When Angels and Serpents Dance
Pain of Salvation Panther
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pillars (USA-IN) Cavum
Playboi Carti Die Lit
Polaris (AUS) The Death of Me
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Protest the Hero Palimpsest
Psychonaut Unfold the God Man
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Ra Duality
Rabbit Junk Invasion
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Red (USA) Release the Panic: Recalibrated
Red (USA) Declaration
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
Reflection Eternal Revolutions Per Minute
If only the whole album was as strong as tracks 3-7. Kweli is epic in each of those songs.
Rina Sawayama Sawayama
Rise Against Endgame
Rishloo Eidolon
Rishloo Feathergun
Rivers of Nihil Where Owls Know My Name
Fallujah is more interesting. *proceeds to put on bulletproof vest*
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Riviere Heal
Rolo Tomassi Grievances
Rosetta Flies to Flame
Rosetta Sower of Wind
Royal Blood How Did We Get So Dark?
Russian Circles Enter
SAINt JHN Ghetto Lenny's Love Songs
Sampha Process
Saosin Translating the Name
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
serpentwithfeet Deacon
Shad When This Is Over
Shad is definitely a threatening force in the modern rap scene. It's even more awesome that he's Canadian. Honestly, he starts out this album with some of the freshest and most easy-listening hip-hop I've heard in a while, but it trails out at the end and becomes a little too dull. "I Get Down" is bright and cheery and shows how confident Shad is. "I'll Never Understand" is on the opposite spectrum, one of the saddest songs I've ever sat through and so powerful. Recommended Songs: I Get Down, Out of Love, I'll Never Understand
SikTh The Future In Whose Eyes?
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Silversun Pickups Seasick
Skepta Ignorance Is Bliss
Slaves Beautiful Death
Slaves To Better Days
Sleep The Sciences
Sleepwave Broken Compass
Soen Lykaia
Soen Lotus
Soen Imperial
Soilwork Death Resonance
Soilwork A Whisp Of The Atlantic
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
Starset Transmissions
Starset Divisions
State Faults Head in the Clouds
State Faults Clairvoyant
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Steven Wilson The Future Bites
Subnoir A Long Way From Home
SubRosa (US) For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
Sufjan Stevens The Ascension
SUMAC The Deal
SUMAC Love In Shadow
Sunpocrisy Samaroid Dioramas
Swans Leaving Meaning
Sylvaine / Unreqvited Time Without End
SZA Ctrl
Tame Impala Currents
Taylor Swift 1989
Taylor Swift Reputation
Taylor Swift Folklore
Tephra Tempel
TesseracT Sonder
Teyana Taylor K.T.S.E.
Thank You Scientist Terraformer
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance
The Atlas Moth Coma Noir
The Carters Everything Is Love
The Dear Hunter Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
This is a rating I wish wasn't what it is. I get why the album is so highly praised. Really, they are the pioneers. But compared to the newer albums, this album didn't have highlights. How can I appreciate the music when it doesn't give me a reason to return to it? It all sounds like one 40 minute mess. Some good parts, but nothing standout.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Great Old Ones Cosmicism
The Holly Springs Disaster Motion Sickness Love
The Moth Gatherer The Comfortable Low
The Named The Named
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Wild Gods
The Ocean Fluxion
The Ocean Heliocentric
The Ocean Anthropocentric
The Pineapple Thief Dissolution
The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
The Roots Phrenology
The Roots ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Thursday Common Existence
Toby Driver They Are the Shield
Tool Opiate
Toundra Toundra (II)
Toundra III
Towkio WWW
Town Portal Of Violence
Trapt Trapt
Twelve Foot Ninja Outlier
The issue here isn't that it's a bad album, it's that it feels too much like TFN running through the motions. Every song, at its core, is structured much the same as each other. The sudden shifts in tempo and genre no longer feel fresh and exciting, they feel instead like something TFN puts into the song because "that's what they do". And in the end you have a product that feels more like attending a class of "How to Write a Twelve Foot Ninja Song 101" rather than the passionate and energetic album we know they can write. For this listener, the novelty has long worn off. Recommended Songs: Invincible, Point of You
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
Tyler, the Creator Bastard
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
Underoath Disambiguation
Vennart To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea
Not powerful enough to match Oceansize's work. But also not adventurous enough to match the wacky experimentation and variety of his first solo release. I'll always continue to follow Vennart's work, but releases like this will keep my expectations grounded.
Vince Staples Prima Donna
We Lost the Sea Triumph and Disaster
Weezer Pacific Daydream
Wovoka Saros
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Year of No Light Nord
Year of No Light Ausserwelt
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Young Thug JEFFERY
Yuxa Yuxa
Zodiak Sermons

2.5 average
10 Years From Birth to Burial
12 Stones Potter's Field
Adele 25
While the instrumentation and vocals succeed in most respects, they never really encroach on any new territory for her. But what really brings the album down are the lyrics themselves, which feel more like a regression from "21" where it felt easier to buy into what she was singing about. Her lyrics four years later ironically seem to take a step back in maturity, making her seem more like a mid-20s drama queen who never grew out of her boy-crazy days rather than the powerful and emotionally-stable woman she is striving to be. The album is also incredibly top-heavy, with maybe a couple gems later on in the album amidst a ton a dreary, somber mediocrity along the way. Nothing ever really comes close to the impact of opener "Hello" either. Recommended Songs: Hello (of course...), I Miss You, River Lea
Amplifier Insider
Amplifier The Astronaut Dismantles HAL
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Distant Satellites
Anathema The Optimist
Anderson .Paak Oxnard
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire Funeral
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Architects For Those That Wish to Exist
Arctic Monkeys AM
ASAP Rocky TESTING
Don't expect too much here. His work leading up to this has been spotty at best, with a lot of his standalone singles over the past year or so not making much of a splash. His work with ASAP Mob (especially Vol. 2) was also very hit-or-miss and no where near the quality of his first two studio albums. Rocky's fallen off the cliff a bit whether via a lack of passion in what he's doing or lack of content to rap about so it mostly comes off as stale. Despite this, there are some standouts mainly in the first half and the instrumentation has a very Yeezus feel to it which could work for some. AT.LONG.LAST will remain his best for now.
Astronoid Astronoid
AWOLNATION Here Come The Runts
Backstreet Boys Black and Blue
Baroness Gold and Grey
Battle Of Mice A Day Of Nights
Battles Gloss Drop
Baulta That's My House You're Living In
Baulta Any Fool Can Regret Yesterday
Deeply Sorry... was a fun debut release. You can tell the band were excited and while their music invoked moodier atmospheres in certain parts, it felt adventurous and exciting nonetheless. Then the band kind of just got...sad (for lack of a better word). Any Fool Can Regret Yesterday is the darkest and bleakest release yet for Baulta. Maybe their debut was the wrong first impression to get but to me this music isn't very fun anymore and hard to vibe with. As with any post-rock release, I'm sure there will be a certain group that gets something out of this, but I really miss their emotionally lighter material. This makes me want to cry and I have other bands that already do that for me...thank you VERY much.
Bear's Den Red Earth & Pouring Rain
Behemoth A Forest
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Specter At The Feast
Blakroc Blakroc
Blindead Ascension
Blink-182 blink-182
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Brand New Deja Entendu
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant
Callisto Secret Youth
I get it had been six years since their previous album. I get that they don't feel obligated to sound like their older selves. I get that they may even want to distance themselves from post-metal altogether (which this album definitely tries to do). But this heavier incorporation of alt-rock and almost complete doing away with harsh vocals has resulted in something that lacks impact. If you stack this against their earlier stuff it wilts quite fast. The band definitely has some work to do in order to make something big out of this newer direction.
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
Chelsea Wolfe Birth of Violence
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Songs 1-3: "Holy shit, this is gold, keep it up! AOTY baby!". Songs 4-11: "Zzzzzzz...oh wut the album's done? Cool...". Typical. Goddammit Circa, here's someone who wants so badly to enjoy your music and you let them down every time with this inconsistency.
City and Colour Little Hell
Converge No Heroes
Converge Beautiful Ruin
Copeland Blushing
Crumb Jinx
Crumb Ice Melt
Cult Leader Useless Animal
Cyanotic MedPack Vol. 1
DaBaby Baby On Baby
Dan Auerbach Waiting On A Song
David Guetta One Love
Deadmau5 Stuff I Used To Do
Deftones Adrenaline
Dirty Projectors Windows Open
Dirty Projectors 5EPs
Domo Genesis Genesis
Drake Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Drake and Future What a Time to Be Alive
Earl Sweatshirt Feet of Clay
Electric Wizard Wizard Bloody Wizard
Eminem Relapse: Refill
Eminem Music to Be Murdered By
Emma Ruth Rundle Some Heavy Ocean
Fallujah Undying Light
Filter Short Bus
Floating Me Floating Me
Foals Total Life Forever
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia
Future Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD
Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth
Ghost (SWE) If You Have Ghost
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Gorillaz Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
Greeley Estates The Death of Greeley Estates
Green Day Revolution Radio
Green Day Father of All Motherfuckers
Gunna Wunna
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Hoodie Allen All American
ISIS The Red Sea
God that woman's voice is annoying as hell. Holy shit, shut the fuck up!
J. Cole K.O.D.
James Blake Assume Form
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Jay-Z 4:44
Jay-Z actually comes up with better lyrics and more interesting things to say this time around. He just forgot to also bring interesting beats and any energy to his music whatsoever. Some rappers can pull it off, but Jay-Z needs some level of hype and urgency to his music and it's just not here.
Jessie Ware What's Your Pleasure?
Sometimes it's hard to critique albums that are doing nothing more than merely celebrating a past era/genre. This one is done well, but what personality of her own is really coming through the tracks? What new ideas are offered? I can't think of many examples. So the album gets high praise for copying an old musical period? At least Future Nostalgia felt like Dua Lipa's own creation. This could well have been any artist from the 70s/80s singing on these tracks.
Jesu Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
Jesu Never
Jesu Terminus
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins
JPEGMAFIA Veteran
JPEGMAFIA EP!
Julien Baker Little Oblivions
Justin Bieber Changes
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
K'naan Troubadour
Kali Uchis Isolation
Kali Uchis To Feel Alive
Kanye West ye
Karnivool Persona
Katy Perry Prism
Khoma A Final Storm
Kid Cudi Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’
Kygo Kids in Love
Lacuna Coil Delirium
Lacuna Coil Black Anima
Lady Gaga The Fame
Unfortunately, like most major pop releases, Lady Gaga may be fantastic for those first few listens, but this CD is, in the end, utterly forgettable. The slightly higher than than average mark is more due to the above average success she had on music charts and sales, because she undeniably topped 2009 sales and even had my ear for a good month before I came to this sad realization.
Lana Del Rey Chemtrails Over The Country Club
Legend of the Seagullmen Legend of the Seagullmen
Let's Eat Grandma I, Gemini
MY CAT IS DEAD. MY FOTHA HIT ME. I RAN AWAY. I'M REALLY HUNGRY. (Maybe working my way backwards with this band wasn't the best idea. There is such a thing as TOO experimental and wacky, of which they struck the perfect balance on their sophomore album.)
Little Dragon Little Dragon
Lupe Fiasco Lasers
Lupe Fiasco DROGAS Light
Mac Miller GO:OD AM
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah I
Metric Live It Out
MGMT Little Dark Age
Migos Culture II
Miley Cyrus Younger Now
Miley Cyrus She Is Coming
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead
Moanaa Passage
Mother Mother The Sticks
Mouth Of The Architect Path of Eight
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Nero di Marte Immoto
Nothing But Thieves What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way?
Nothing More The Few Not Fleeting
Oceans of Slumber Oceans Of Slumber
Our Last Night Age Of Ignorance
P.O.D. The Awakening
P.O.D. Circles
Palms Palms
Panda Bear Tomboy
Pelican Forever Becoming
I'm going to say about Pelican the same thing Paul Pierce said about the Toronto Raptors' disappointing 2015 playoff run: Pelican don't have the 'it' factor. They make mildly enjoyable instrumental post-metal that is by no means unlistenable but is also not in any way memorable.
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Phoenix Ti Amo
Pig Destroyer Head Cage
Playboi Carti Whole Lotta Red
Poppy I Disagree
Post Malone Stoney
Rabbit Junk This Life Is Where You Get Fucked
Rad Horror The Part Where Julia Dies
Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
Red (USA) Gone
Red (USA) The Evening Hate
Redlight King Irons in the Fire
Roddy Ricch Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Royal Blood Typhoons
Russian Circles Geneva
Sam Roberts Band Love at the End of the World
Sam Roberts needs to learn that when you intend to have 12+ tracks on an album, you need to ensure listener's attention is kept the whole way through. "We Were Born..." did that, "Chemical City" was short and sweet, yet here he trudges along with a few bursts of speed scattered throughout, but trails off near the end. I also want to see him progress more for the next album, he is becoming stale and predictable even though his music maintains its gracefulness and hooks. Recommended Tracks: Love at the End of the World, Lions of the Kalahari, Sundance (one of his strongest to date).
Sam Roberts Band Terraform
This is really the sound of Sam Roberts getting a little too comfortable with the pop sound he's drenched his recent offerings in. It helps that it's nice and short (barring the snoozefest opener). The singles are strong and fit what he's trying to go for. But the album does get lost in its own conservativeness, especially towards the end. Maybe not his weakest effort, but close. Recommended Songs: FIEND, If You Want It, Black Spark
Selena Gomez Rare
Nothing about what she does here is unique at all. Hard to distinguish her from everyone else, despite it sounding plesant and consistent.
Shelley Big Baby D.R.A.M.
Single Mothers Our Pleasure
Sinistro Sangue Cassia
Obscure Sphinx is a better version of this band. Their female singer offers decent harsh vocals to mix things up and their songs don't feel as overly long as these ones do.
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
There is something underwhelming about this album. At some point, I noticed that Sleigh Bells was using that same rapid thrashy drum injection in over 50% of the songs. Yes, it's a nice progression from their earlier subtle percussions, but it shouldn't reach the point of overkill. Reign of Terror succeeded by not being a re-hash of Treats. It did NOT succeed in leaving anywhere near as much of an impression as the 2010 effort. That felt fresh and alive. Here, only a few songs manage to do that, and the last 5 songs pass by like they're invisible. I miss the in-your-face Sleigh Bells I guess. If this album becomes popular, it will be nothing more than a short-lived fad and everyone will forget about Sleigh Bells for 2012. Recommended Songs: Crush, Comeback Kid
Sol (USA) Upheaval
Summoner Beyond The Realm Of Light
Sylvan Esso Free Love
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster Exegesis
Taylor Swift Lover
Taylor Swift Evermore
Thank You Scientist Stranger Heads Prevail
These guys sound like The Dear Hunter except even MORE full of themselves.
The 1975 Notes on a Conditional Form
The Black Keys Brothers
The Game The Documentary 2.5
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Knux Eraser
The Lonely Island Turtleneck and Chain
Honestly it has some hilarious songs, but for the most part it's pretty bland compared to "Incredibad". The second Shy Ronnie is just crap, even with Rihanna looking as fine as she does. On the other hand, "Threw It on the Ground" is funnier than anything we heard before, Andy Samberg nails that song. Recommended Songs: Motherlover, Threw it on the Ground, Great Day
The Pineapple Thief Versions of the Truth
The Safety Fire Mouth of Swords
The Shins Heartworms
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy,
Their Methlab The Last Second
Thousand Foot Krutch Exhale
Travis Scott Rodeo
Twelve Foot Ninja Smoke Bomb
Usher Raymond v. Raymond
Usher Versus
Vaura Sables
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be
We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots
Wear Your Wounds WYW
Wear Your Wounds Dunedevil
Weezer The Black Album
Weezer OK Human
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones

2.0 poor
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Arcade Fire Everything Now
ASAP Mob Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy
Bastille Bad Blood
Birds Of Tokyo Day One
Birds of Tokyo have definitely improved from this mediocre crap. There are some great songs here, but you can definitely tell the band is in the experimenting stage. What drove me crazy was how annoying Ian Kenny gets when he repeats the same lines 10 times over like in "Violet" or "Get Out", just sounds effortless. The follow-up album a year later makes this album look almost disgraceful and negligible. Recommended Songs: Black Sheets, Minor War.
Blindead Niewiosna
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Broken Bells Meyrin Fields
Circa Survive Descensus
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Cog Sharing Space
Quite possibly one of the most disappointing albums I've ever listened to. It's not the worst album ever, but to follow up 2005's gorgeous Aussie rock anthem "The New Normal" with this is really depressing. Where is the energy, the blast of riffs that sound like fog horns signaling shit's about to go down? They even gave us mediocre proggier songs which seemed to be their strength from before and what I was expecting they would lean towards. I can't think of a standout song that will make want to listen to it again, but I also can't think of one I despised. Even the song "Silence is Violence" with it's corny repetitive chorus somehow feels less corny alongside song other songs here that attack governments in some weird attempt at revolution. Before they made their repetitive choruses and harmonies the hooks of the songs, literally begging you to sing a long. Here there's none of that. Iunno, will try it in the future again but I've given it enough tries to sink in already.
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Deftones Covers
Dragonette Bodyparts
Dragonette Royal Blues
Drake So Far Gone
Drake Scorpion
Eminem Encore
Eminem Relapse
Fair to Midland The Carbon Copy Silver Lining
Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight
Future HNDRXX
Future BEASTMODE 2
GOOD Music Cruel Summer
Gorillaz The Now Now
Imagine Dragons ƎVOLVE
ISIS Sawblade
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only
J. Cole tries to be Drake at a time when Drake is on the decline and still can't even manage to match that. This guy is up there with the most overrated rappers there are.
Jack White Lazaretto
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Karmin Hello
Katy Perry One of the Boys
Katy Perry Witness
King Krule Man Alive!
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon
Bleak, depressing, and self-loathing in the most boring way imaginable. This music has no energy and coasts along for an unfair amount of time with little to no reward.
Lil Uzi Vert Eternal Atake
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Maroon 5 V
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues
Maroon 5 tries to emulate Drake? As expected, it's largely full of "misses". However, I always have a hard time slapping 1's on anything, there's typically at least one good song buried deep enough on any album. Here it's "Lips on You". But people seem to be neglecting the ambitious 11-minute funk/jazz jam to close the album out ("Closure"). It's been years since the band has tried anything this sprawling and well thought-out and it's most certainly NOT indicative of a band going through the motions like many on here would have you think. Grow some balls and give the WHOLE album a try, yeesh. Pistol out.
Megan Thee Stallion Good News
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Muse The Resistance
Muse Simulation Theory
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback Here and Now
Nicki Minaj Queen
Cardi B wins 2018, not Ms. Minaj unfortunately. Maybe next time.
Old Man Gloom Seminar VIII: Light Of Meaning
Opeth Heritage
Our Last Night Let Light Overcome
Not sure what they were thinking here. Whole thing is all over the place with incredibly cringe lyrics. Sounds like
"We Came As Romans"-lite. Keep in mind this is coming from someone who adored their 2017 EP.
Periphery Icarus
Periphery Clear
Pillar Where Do We Go from Here
Prophets of Rage The Party's Over
Puff Daddy Last Train to Paris
Red (USA) Release the Panic
Rhye Home
Rihanna Loud
Rise Against The Black Market
Sam Smith Love Goes
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
Silversun Pickups Pikul
Sleigh Bells Jessica Rabbit
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Snoop Dogg Neva Left
SOB x RBE Gangin
Loved their song "Paramedic!" off of the Black Panther soundtrack. Good beat, energetic lyrics and great dynamic between the members. This album tries to recapture that in 15 lesser songs following the exact same blueprint. By the second third of the album, the idea is beaten into the ground and comes off as try-hard. It says nothing new, it does nothing new.
Soundgarden Superunknown
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
SUMAC May You Be Held
The Almost Southern Weather
The Fray Scars and Stories
The Killers Wonderful Wonderful
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Weeknd Thursday
Thursday No Devolucion
Tokyo Police Club Champ
WuW Rien ne nous sera épargné
Young Thug Slime Season 3

1.5 very poor
Birds Of Tokyo Anchor
Birds Of Tokyo Human Design
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Dirty Projectors Super João
dredg Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
What a chore to sit through. This is like if Elton John decided to become a cynical curmudgeon who shakes his fist at the clouds all day and sings about whatever the fuck is on his mind at a given time instead of just saying it normally.
Gorillaz The Fall
Juice WRLD Legends Never Die
Justin Bieber Believe
Karnivool Karnivool
Ahhhh heellllppp pleeeeassseee it's agony!!! *plays Simple Boy* "I'm highhhhhhh above the world, why should I feel pain, or feel alooonnneeeee...." whew all better : )
Katy Perry Smile
Kesha Rainbow
Kid Cudi Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Linkin Park One More Light
Paramore After Laughter
This shit sucks. I mean the band was barely tolerable before as it was. And now they come galloping into the scene with this newer '80s beachy/funky sound like it's revolutionary and just play it into the ground for 12 songs until it's beyond overdone. And the hooks are normal indie pop hooks, nothing more nothing less.
Rihanna Talk That Talk
Rihanna Unapologetic
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
This band has inexplicably forgotten how to make a good song. I can't even find one song on here that sticks out. They need to cool their jets and take their time on the next album, because this was one colossal waste of everyone's time.
The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning
Thousand Foot Krutch Oxygen: Inhale
Thousand Foot Krutch has been teetering on the edge between decent melodic hard rock and face-smacking awkward nu-metal for years. However, up until now they had somehow managed to elude the inevitable collapse that happens to bands like that by having each album deliver at least a few gems and a tolerable level of consistency. Oxygen:Inhale is the first time I can tell you that TFK has fallen off the wrong side of the wall and is lost in a place that only they understand. Let's hope Oxygen:Exhale redeems them.

1.0 awful
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Chance the Rapper The Big Day
Chris Brown Heartbreak on a Full Moon
DJ Khaled Father Of Asahd
Eminem Revival
Hard to believe but it's the worst album Eminem has ever released, worse than even Encore and Relapse.
Kesha Animal
Kid Cudi Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Meghan Trainor Thank You
Poppy Music to Scream To
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