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Average Rating: 4.10
Rating Variance: 0.72
Objectivity Score: 57%
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5.0 classic
Anberlin Cities
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Hopesfall Magnetic North
Ks Choice Almost Happy
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind

4.5 superb
Anathema Weather Systems
Anberlin New Surrender
Anberlin Blueprints for the Black Market
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Lostprophets Start Something
Search The City Flight
Sent By Ravens Mean What You Say
Times of Grace The Hymn of a Broken Man
Young Guns Bones

4.0 excellent
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Adrenaline
Lostprophets The Betrayed
Sent By Ravens Our Graceful Words
Story of the Year The Black Swan
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance

3.5 great
Anberlin Vital
After the critically acclaimed Cities, Anberlin have seemed somewhat unsure on how to
further evolve and progress as a band. On Vital the band tries to go back to the intricacies
displayed on Cities, while incorporating more synth instrumentation in their sound. It
sounds good on paper, but the reality is more a of mixed bag. When it works, it works
better than ever, as evident on songs such as Modern Age, Innocent and Self-Starter, a
glimpse of what the band is capable at their best. The main problem with Vital however, is
that several songs do not have strong enough melodic quality to keep you continually
interested. Adding synths into the mix does not automatically make a song better, when the
songwriting itself is not strong enough. The result is an uneven album somewhat lacking in
"dynamics", as several choruses are quite a let-down melodically, often creating a kind of
anti-climax(e.g. Other Side, Intensions). Another disappointment is that certain songs,
while strong melodically, are unfortunately somewhat ruined by repetetiveness (e.g. Orpheum
and God, drugs and sex).
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Young Guns All Our Kings Are Dead

3.0 good
Deftones (Like) Linus
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II

2.5 average
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV

2.0 poor
The Used Vulnerable

1.5 very poor
Thrice Beggars

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