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Average Rating: 3.82
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5.0 classic
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Perfect variation, perfect transitions within and between songs, and music written with intellect but executed with instinct. With everything played and sung on the album being being done in a way that just felt right at that very moment, the album is a true-as-can be visceral, unrestrained journey through the human heart and soul. With nothing out of place, and nothing missing, Relationship of Command is nothing less than perfection.
Between the Buried and Me Colors
What do you get when you take a cornucopia of creativity, incredible musicianship and songwriting ability, and elaborate storytelling lyrics, and run all three with an amazing, speaker-breaking energy for 64 minutes? You get Between the Buried and Me's Colors, and possibly my favorite album of all time. - This album is a long journey, but not a daunting one. There may be three songs over 10 minutes long, but every single note is potent, and every passage has a point. You're never bored because every part of each song is strong, which makes the following part, be it a refrain, bridge, build-up, breakdown, or solo, even stronger. Speaking of solos, the clean jazzy ones in "Ants of the Sky" are pretty amazing, and the epic shredfest that closes "White Walls" gives Dave Murray a run for his money. - And who keeps saying this album isn't coherent? Come on! Like I previously said, every part of the album is on here for reason, and contributes to keeping the listener enthralled the whole way through. The way it manages to be so unique and progressive, and still so up-close and personal at the same time, floors me every time I listen to it. This album moves me in a way few others do. Every heavy part crushes, every clean melody soars, but most importantly, every note makes its way into your brain, and from there, into your heart. It did it to me, anyway.r
Between the Buried and Me Colors_Live
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Converge Jane Doe
Jane Doe is hands-down, the most emotionally involving album I have ever heard. But even if it didn't have that going for it, I'd still probably give it a 5 just for the songwriting, and how perfectly all the riffs and rhythms blend together. And let's not forget how it revolutionized extreme music, either.
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Death Symbolic
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
It took me a whiiiiile to decide between a 4.5 and a 5 on this one. But I decided that since it was the album that put Eminem on the map, and because of its originality, hilarity, and just sheer brilliant's nothing less than a classic.
Eminem The Eminem Show
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Matchbox Twenty Mad Season
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Nas Illmatic
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Radiohead Kid A
Kid A is the soundtrack to the world that just may be coming to us. A world where gaining information is the main objective, a world that's run by soulless robots. And that's why, until that world finally arrives, this album will always sound like it's from the future.
Radiohead OK Computer
I am now convinced that this album is inherently a flawless masterpiece, and that the only reason it's not considered this unanimously is because some people just haven't realized it yet. But they will. Eventually.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
Option Paralysis is still just as experimental and unique as Ire Works, but it does it so much more gracefully. This album is just a smooth, but still incredibly intense, musical adventure from start to finish. And it'll definitely stand the coming test of time.
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
This album is 10 songs of entrancing, intricate, dissonant goodness.
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
Oh, what the hell. Frances, you get a 5. Seriously, though, figuring out what the hell is going on at all in this album takes a while, let alone absorbing all of it. But once you crawl inside the epic, joyously pretentious atmosphere, it is sooooo worth it.

4.5 superb
Autopsy Severed Survival
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Moved up from a 4. This album did grow on me, but it's just not gonna be as good as Colors. At a 4.5 is where it's gonna stay.
Black Flag Damaged
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Boston Boston
Botch We Are the Romans
Counting Crows This Desert Life
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Human
dredg El Cielo
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
It's so close to a 5, sooo close... just not quite there yet...
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Yes, the instrumental break in Where Eagles Dare is a bit too long, and To Tame A Land does lose steam at some parts. But it's not enough to drag the rest of this masterpiece down.
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
King Crimson Red
Opeth Damnation
A 4.5 seems a bit generous, but a 4 seems too low. I wish I could give this like, a 4.3 or something. It's a really good album, let's just leave it at that.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
The good parts are so damn good, but when it loses steam, it really sticks out. For me, anyway. It'll probably turn into a 5 soon enough.
Psyopus Our Puzzling Encounters Considered
Radiohead The Bends
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Slayer Reign in Blood
Vital Remains Let Us Pray
Yes Close to the Edge
The title track doesn't lose steam for 18 fucking minutes. This album paints quite the prog-rock picture. Descriptive, thoughtful lyrics, awesome musicianship, and beautifully arranged vocal patterns, it's all here, man. Check this shit out if you haven't heard it yet.

4.0 excellent
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
Anberlin Cities
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Converge Axe to Fall
Counting Crows August And Everything After
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Leprosy
Decapitated Nihility
Decapitated The Negation
Eminem Recovery
Fall Out Boy Take This to Your Grave
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Lye By Mistake Fea Jur
Massacre From Beyond
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Nirvana In Utero
Paramore Riot!
Of course, this album is not better than albums by better bands I've given lower ratings, but by the standards of mainstream pop-punk/alternative, this is an excellent record. Even the one filler track ("Miracle") is still catchy as hell. Hayley Williams's voice soars on every song, and has to be one of the best, most listenable voices I've heard in popular music for a long time. And the album's instrumentation is often pretty simple, but is still entertaining and serves its purpose well. Also, this album just feels more...real than other albums in its category. While the actual music is not exactly wildly original, it's still executed with an irresistibly fun energy, that you just cannot help but sing along to.
Psyopus Ideas of Reference
Radiohead Amnesiac
The Contortionist Apparition
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Faceless Akeldama
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
Underoath Define the Great Line
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
A New Era of Corruption is an original, fun, and of course, heavy deathcore album we may actually remember in 5 years.
Yes Fragile

3.5 great
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Eminem Relapse
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
'K, I'm trying to my previous rating explanation by writing a new it gonna
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Lamb of God Sacrament
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Municipal Waste Massive Aggressive
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
Opeth Deliverance
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Primus They Can't All Be Zingers
The Mars Volta Amputechture
Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Veil of Maya [id]
This album absolutely overflows with potential. I have a feeling Veil of Maya are going to be great someday.
Wren Rainy Days

3.0 good
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Matchbox Twenty Exile on Mainstream
Municipal Waste The Art of Partying
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Living For Death, Destroying the Rest
The Color Morale We All Have Demons
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
This album is overall pretty good, with a few really good songs, but a lot of the time, it's experimental to the point of sounding jagged. And the short, mathy songs (Fix Your Face, Lurch, 82588, a few others) don't really have as much of an identity as say, Panasonic Youth, or Good Neighbor, from Option Paralysis.

2.5 average
Alesana The Emptiness
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
This album is the epitome of meh. The entire album is strictly mediocre, with the exception of the surprisingly emotional acoustic instrumental "15 Fathoms, Counting," and the riffing and soloing in the last track, "Off the Heezay."
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Psyopus Odd Senses
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses

2.0 poor
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Uneven, cheesy, and too much yelling. The rhymes are simplistic and boring, and the beat for 'Girls' is one of the worst hip-hop beats I've ever heard.
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Eminem Encore
If it weren't for Like Toy Soldiers and Mockingbird, this album would be an absolute turd.

1.5 very poor
Nickelback All the Right Reasons

1.0 awful
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Hinder Extreme Behavior
Kesha Animal
Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy iSouljaBoyTellEm
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler

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