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5.0 classic
Agalloch Whitedivisiongrey
A beautiful 2 lp collection on white, black-splatter vinyl containing both the White and Grey EPs. It also contains Nest's fantastic rendition of "Haunting Birds", two remixes by Allerseelen based on "In the Shadow of our Pale Companion," and a "Desolation Song" remix by Chris Greene.

Nest's version of "Haunting Birds" breathes a fresh, cold, minimalist air into the old Agalloch track. It's very well done and is everything we have come to expect from Nest.

The Allerseelen and C. Greene tracks fit perfectly alongside "Lodge (Dismantled) and "Odal (Nothing remix)" tracks. All three remixes are performed in the style of the Grey Ep. It is neat to hear the classic acoustic guitar melodies and timpani percussion placed in a new context.

These limited Eps finally got the treatment they deserve.
Camel Moonmadness
The stellar follow-up to '75's The Snow Goose shows Latimer and company at their apex. Here, prog's understated maestros have crafted a 7-song slab of mellow, symphonic-flavored rock, coherently uniting their fanciful pop sensibilities with their penchant for extended, gorgeously-textured instrumental passages. Winding bass and jazz-tinged percussion form the bedrock for soaring guitar leads and unearthly keys, producing one affecting, memorable moment after another. Serene, plaintive and genuine, Moonmadness is a progressive masterpiece not to be overlooked.
Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86
The almost improvisational feel of the "Prélude" belies its masterful composition. A closer look at its inner workings reveals an intricate assortment of motile, maturing themes being passes back and forth amongst the instruments, as well as a potent sense of purpose on the part of its maker. Debussy employs many of his most characteristic compositional methods and a hefty dose of orchestral shading and voicing to allow woodwinds to carry fluid, atmospheric melodic ideas across a subtle yet progressive foundation of strings, horns, and harp. Ambiguous chord progressions, chromaticism, and shifting meters all culminate here to evoke the oneiric landscape explicated by the Mallarmé poem that inspired the piece. This is a work of genius in every sense.
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Cruising across the desert in a rusty American muscle car...with a body in the trunk.
Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt, Op. 23
Empyrium Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays
Harmonium Les Cinq Saisons
Henryk Gorecki Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
Jan Johansson Jazz Pa Svenska
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Malicorne Le Mariage Anglais
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Moondog Moondog
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Pink Floyd Animals
Renaissance Scheherazade and Other Stories
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Tenhi Kauan
Tenhi Maaaet
Ulver Kveldssanger
Vali Skogslandskap

4.5 superb
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch and Nest Split
Ainulindale Nevrast
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Anglagard Hybris
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178
Bert Jansch Avocet
Camel A Nod and a Wink
Camel The Snow Goose
Camel Mirage
Claude Debussy La mer (The Sea), L. 109
Comus First Utterance
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Earth Primitive and Deadly
To follow up the minimalist, western soundscapes of 2012's Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II, Dylan Carlson and co. opt to re-introduced the crunch of their early years with Primitive and Deadly. The signature riffing styles return in a fuzzier, heavier form and manage to neatly intertwine with rock-oriented, psychedelic elements that haven't been heard since 1996's Pentastar: In the Style of Demons. Primitive and Deadly features another 90s-era Earth throwback -- vocals. Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees fame offers his voice and lyrics to great effect on the tracks There is a Serpent Coming and Rooks Across the Gates, while Rose Windows frontwoman Rabia Shaheen Qazi howls over the drug-induced riffing of From The Zodiacal Light. Ambitious, hypnotic and dense, Primitive and Deadly marries the parched blues rock of Hex with Pentastar's doom without neglecting the subtlety, tempo and melodicism of the band's latest folk-tinged outings. The album is massive in sound and scope. It stands as yet another triumph for the masters of drone.
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Empyrium Weiland
Carrying the torch of its bleak forbearer further in to the willowwacks, Empyrium's three-
rchaptered Weiland delivers a gentle yet sinister blend of dark acoustic splendor; each of
rits 12 entries awash in German Romanticism and the all Gothic imagery the term inspires, namely
rautumnal forests and fog-draped moors. The extended centerpiece, "Waldpoesie", is a gripping
embodiment of the emotional tumult felt while being lost in the deep woods.
Gentle Giant In a Glass House
Igor Stravinsky L'Oiseau de feu
Igor Stravinsky Petrushka
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert
King Crimson Red
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Islands
Laurent Thibault Mais On Ne Peut Pas Rever Tout Le Temps
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
Malicorne Almanach
Beautiful, haunting, interesting. French folk troupe Malicorne continue to flesh out their brand of progressive medieval music on 1976's Almanach. The sound is complex and features what seems like an ever-expanding array of instrumentation, including mandolin, violin, cello, electric dulcimer, bouzouki, crumhorn, hurdy-gurdy, epinette de Vosges, and psaltery; however, it's the layered 4-part vocal harmonies that steal the show. Also, the addition of the talented Hughes de Courson stirs a few classical influences into the mix. It may not reach the emotional heights of its predecessor, but Almanach is arguably Malicorne's most consistent effort and is recommended listening for those who like the idea of wandering minstrels with electric guitars.
Manegarm Urminnes Havd - The Forest Sessions
Maneige Les Porches
Messenger Illusory Blues
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
Museo Rosenbach Zarathustra
Musk Ox Woodfall
Nature and Organisation Death In A Snow Leopard Winter
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nucleus Torn Andromeda Awaiting
October Falls Marras
Of the Wand and the Moon It's Like Dying On Christmas Day
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Heritage
Opeth In Cauda Venenum
Oregon In Moscow
Pererin Haul Ar Yr Eira
Phil Keaggy Acoustic Sketches
Philip Glass Solo Piano
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Ralph Vaughan Williams A London Symphony [No. 2]
Renaissance Ashes Are Burning
Rota Fortunae Vespers
Rota Fortunae Solstice
Rota Fortunae Hinterland
Roy Harper Stormcock
Rush Hemispheres
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Clockwork Angels
Scott Walker The Drift
Solanaceae Solanaceae
Syven Corpus Christi
On their sophomore effort, Syven emulates the music of the Knights Templar by reviving two sacral hymns and allowing them to expand across a monolithic, 35-minute track. Fleshed out by sparse percussion, organs, keyboards and Aslak Tolonen's signature kantele, the work not only recalls the melismatic voices of ancient Crusaders, it weaves them through the depths of untouched pine forests and casts them over the vast expanse of a misty, forlorn valley.
Tenhi Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006
Tenhi Vare
Tenhi Airut: Aamujen
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Vali Forlatt
Various Artists Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings
Vasen Mike Marshall & Darol Anger with Väsen.
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alcest Shelter
Alexi Murdoch Towards the Sun
Allelic The Smoke of Atavistic Fires
Amber Asylum Garden of Love
Amber Asylum Looking Glass/Poppies
Anekdoten Until All The Ghosts Are Gone
Anekdoten From Within
Anglagard Viljans Oga
Anglagard Epilog
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Bert Jansch Jack Orion
Bert Jansch Bert and John
Bill Evans Alone
Camel Harbour of Tears
Camel Rajaz
Camel Camel
Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Death in June But, What Ends When the Symbols Shatter?
Dornenreich In Luft Geritzt
Drudkh Microcosmos
Drudkh Songs of Grief and Solitude
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D
Empyrium Songs of Moors and Misty Fields
Empyrium A Retrospective
Ethereal Shroud They Became the Falling Ash
A consistently excellent record! Beautiful moments throughout, and at a few points something truly special was captured. This is a recommended listen.
Fejd Eifur
Forndom Flykt
Gentle Giant Acquiring the Taste
Gentle Giant Free Hand
Gentle Giant Octopus
Graumahd Cheru
Excellent folk with psychedelic influences! Standout tracks include Cheru and the Auwaldschatten song cycle.
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Grouper Ruins
Gryphon Red Queen To Gryphon Three
Gustav Holst The Planets, Op. 32
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage
Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
ISIS Wavering Radiant
ISIS Panopticon
Jan Dukes de Grey Mice and Rats in the Loft
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood
John Cage Thirty Pieces for String Quartet
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Green Finite Encephalic Sequence
Hot on the heels of The Moon Has Fallen, Oliver plunges his experimental solo project King Green into the fathomless sea and returns with a brand-new EP. Armed with analog amps, modified drums, and a fascinating concept, Finite Encephalic Sequence finds Oliver harnessing layers of warm and cold hums and swells, unhinged percussion, and unusual voice manipulations to tell of the exploits of Nxeiff, an aquatic humanoid tasked with attaining the plans for a new type of cannon from a clandestine library. The result, perhaps best reflected in opener "Submerged Ghost Pirate Afterthought", succeeds in making the briny, undulations of the deep seem all the more alien. The succinctness of the EP format serves this particular release well. The 24-minute runtime renders this collection considerably more digestible than some of King Green's back catalog, making for an excellent point of entry in the discography of a consistently interesting artist. I can think of no better place for new listeners to dive in.
King Green Bionic Ark Holography
Percussive, bleak and unconstrained, Bionic Ark Holography shows a remarkably prolific artist releasing some of his best work to date. In this listener's opinion, "Central Control" is his strongest opener since "Nocturnal Navigator" from 2015's nightmarishly good Jaded Claws and Glistening Outmodes.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Lustre (SWE) A Glimpse of Glory
Magma K.A. (Köhntarkösz Anteria)
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Meus September
This is an excellent exemplification of a band hitting its stride. July 2016's Downpour boasts its share of highlights, but September really takes Meus' minimalist approach to acoustic music and finely tunes it. Some of these tracks are more immediate than others. "The Witching Hour", for instance, might serve as an early favorite for many, but the subtly of tracks like "Moon Forest" and "Icarus" is what will bring you back. That is the beauty of this EP. There's a lot to enjoy in a single spin and plenty to dig in to on subsequent listens.
Meus Miserere Mei Deus
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Miles Davis Miles Smiles
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'echafaud
Moonsorrow Verisäkeet
Moonsorrow Viides luku - Hävitetty
Musk Ox Musk Ox
This is my first experience with the band. I stumbled across this album and purchased it on a whim. rIt is a one-man project, but many instruments are used and they are played extremely well. Most of the album is instrumental and revolves around the acoustic nylon-string guitar, but some of the other instruments include piano, glockenspiel, and an assortment of flutes. rThe singing on the album is mostly sung in a choral or chanting style. It is never too overpowering.rI would recommend this album to fans of maybe Ulver's "Kveldssanger," Tenhi, Empyrium's later work and Agalloch's White Ep.
Nebelung Reigen
Nebelung Vigil
Nebelung Palingenesis
Nest (FIN) Woodsmoke
Neun Welten Vergessene Pfade
Neun Welten Destrunken
Of the Wand and the Moon Nighttime Nightrhymes
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Watershed
Oregon Winter Light
Winter Light is a consistently engaging listen that puts this American quartet's novel blend of instrumentation (oboe, English horn, flugelhorn, flute, piano, clarinet, guitar, sitar, bass, tabla, congas) on full display. Woodwinds explore abstract themes with support from virtuosic acoustic guitar, sinuous double bass, tasteful piano, and uncommon percussion. The music's momentum is expertly controlled as the band shifts fluidly between orchestrated refrains and improvisational brilliance. A few bits and pieces may feel somewhat dated, but it's nonetheless stimulating to hear such diverse instrumental voices sound together so beautifully and precisely.
Phil Keaggy Beyond Nature
Phil Keaggy Lights of Madrid
Philip Glass Metamorphosis I-V, for piano
Pink Floyd Meddle
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Renaissance Turn of the Cards
Rush 2112
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Signals
Sangre de Muerdago O Camino das Mans Valeiras
Scott Kelly The Wake
Scott Walker Tilt
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 in F♯ minor, Op. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, Op. 19
Sigur Ros ( )
Sol Invictus In the Rain
Steve Von Till A Grave Is a Grim Horse
Steve Von Till A Life Unto Itself
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Tenhi Saivo
Tenhi Airut : Ciwi
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
The Pentangle Sweet Child
The Visit Through Darkness Into Light
Although The Visit's debut shares characteristics with metal, folk music, and classical, I can
safely say I've never heard anything quite like it. These five extended pieces, founded entirely
on the virtuosic bow work of cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Musk Ox) and Heather Sita Black's
singular voice, meld extreme metal intensity with pastoral neoclassical splendor with surprising
ease, and the grandeur of the sound world this duo builds is really something to behold. Weinroth-
Browne fluidly (or suddenly) bridges passages of plucked or droning intimacy and technical sprints
of unfettered aggression as Black assumes the distant and bereft human element that cries out from
the forceful flurries of dark, sawing strings. The seemingly unlikely pairing of voice and cello
ultimately proves itself to be a natural one and its distinctiveness distinguishes Through
Darkness Into Light
as an excellent, hidden treasure of late 2015.
Tool Lateralus
Tool Fear Inoculum
Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt
Trace Bundy Adapt (CD/DVD)
Tva Fisk Och En Flask Jungfruburen
This band helped Manegarm out on several of their releases. Manegarm's violinist plays in Tva Fisk Och En Flask. Dissonant strings, strong hand percussion and the beautiful voice of Umer Mossige Norheim all work together well here.
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Perdition City
Univers Zero Heresie
Vasen Väsen Street
Wardruna Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
Wishbone Ash Argus
Worm Ouroboros Worm Ouroboros
Wovenhand Woven Hand
Yes Relayer
Yes Fragile

3.5 great
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Ainulindale The Lay of Leithian
Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
Alcest Les Voyages De L'Âme
Alexi Murdoch Time Without Consequence
Amber Asylum Still Point
Amber Asylum Bitter River
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anekdoten Nucleus
Arstidir Svefns og vöku skil
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch
Bill Frisell Unspeakable
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic Magnetic Flip
Camel Nude
Camel Rain Dances
Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Current 93 Black Ships Ate the Sky
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Dave Beegle Beyond The Desert
Death in June Rose Clouds of Holocaust
Dornenreich Freiheit
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Earth Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Faun Licht
Fejd Storm
Focus Focus II
Focus Hamburger Concerto
Garmarna Garmarna
Gjallarhorn Rimfaxe
Green Carnation The Acoustic Verses
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic"
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"
Havnatt Etterlatte
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
In Gowan Ring Hazel Steps Through A Weathered Home
Jean-Luc Ponty Mystical Adventures
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances
John Abercrombie Timeless
John Butler Trio Live at Saint-Gallen
John Cage Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Keith Jarrett The Survivor's Suite
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Jasmine
King Green Jaded Claws and Glistening Outmodes
King Green The Moon Has Fallen
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Lonney(s) Vet
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
Moonsorrow Voimasta ja kunniasta
Moonsorrow Jumalten aika
Nebelung Mistelteinn
Neun Welten Valg
Nhor Momenta Quintae Essentiae
October Falls Sarastus
Of the Wand and the Moon :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness:
Of the Wand and the Moon Lucifer
Of the Wand and the Moon Sonnenheim
Opeth Orchid
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Pale Communion
Opeth Sorceress
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come
Orplid Nächtliche Jünger
Pat Metheny Day Trip
Pererin Teithgan
Phil Keaggy Music To Paint By: Splash
The album contains "Shades of Green," a Keaggy classic. All of the songs are great as well, especially Phantasy, Miles Away and Floating On Ice.
Phil Keaggy The Master and the Musician
One he's know for! With their hints of classical warmth, "Pilgrim's Flight", "Castle's Call" and "Wedding at the Country Manor" are probably the most notable highlights.
Phil Keaggy The Song Within
Pink Floyd The Wall
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree Warszawa
Poropetra Poropetra
Procol Harum Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Ralph Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony [No. 3]
Rush Test for Echo
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Vapor Trails
Scott Kelly and the Road Home The Forgiven Ghost In Me
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2 in B♭ minor, Op. 36
Sol Invictus In A Garden Green
Sol Invictus The Cruelest Month
Sonne Hagal Jordansfrost
Steve Von Till If I Should Fall to the Field
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Jazz Impressions of Japan
Inspired by the music and culture they encountered during their tour through the land of the Rising Sun, Dave Brubeck and his quartet hurried back to the studio to pen a set of tunes commemorating the experience. Although somewhat overlooked nowadays, the resulting, Jazz Impressions of Japan, is a noteworthy entry in the quartet's laudable catalog and an excellent mainstream jazz record in its own right. The Japanese influences may be superficial and the rhythmic patterns may be noticeably simple compared to past offerings, but the music presented here still boasts perusable depth. In their sincere pursuit of approaching jazz from a different angle, the quartet gives a remarkably thoughtful and diverse performance, rounded out by their distinctively spirited key and alto sax flourishes and instrumental interplay. Impressions is full-blooded American, but nonetheless praiseworthy.
Tool Ænima
Tool 10,000 Days
Townes Van Zandt Our Mother the Mountain
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Ulver Blood Inside
Univers Zero Univers Zero (1313)
Vasen Linnaeus Väsen
Vasen Trio
Weather Report Heavy Weather
Windir Arntor
Worm Ouroboros Come the Thaw
Wovenhand Mosaic
Wyrd Heathen

3.0 good
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
AC/DC Back In Black
Acoustic Alchemy Sounds of St. Lucia
Acoustic Alchemy Arcanum
Acoustic Alchemy Radio Contact
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Agalloch The Demonstration Archive: 1996-1998
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Amon Amarth Versus the World
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns
Anekdoten Vemod
Bathory Hammerheart
Camel I Can See Your House From Here
Camel Breathless
Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre
Death in June The Rule of Thirds
Death in June KAPO!
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Eluveitie Spirit
Empyrium A Wintersunset
Espers Espers III
Fearthainne Fearthainne
Chet Scott and two members of the black metal band Fauna collaborate to create epic drone folk music in the classic Cascadian fashion.rContained within each song is a meditative quality disturbed by harsh undertones. With the use of powerful voice harmonies, thrumming guitars and thundering bodhrans, Fearthainne achieve a challenging and incomparable listening experience.
Fejd Eld
Fejd Huldran
God Is an Astronaut The End of the Beginning
Godsmack The Other Side
Godsmack IV
Graumahd Untitled
This is Graumahd's debut. It was a very limited pressing on 7'' vinyl. There are 4 untitled tracks, two on each side, all of which are very good.
Green Carnation Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Harvestman In a Dark Tongue
Hurt Vol. II
Immortal All Shall Fall
Immortal The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh
Jet Get Born
John Adams Nixon in China
John Butler Trio Sunrise Over Sea
John Coltrane Ascension
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Laibach Opus Dei
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Les Discrets/Alcest Split
Lonndom Viddernas Tolv Kapitel
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Moonsorrow Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Nest (FIN) Mietteitä
Neun Welten ...auf ewig Wald...
Of the Wand and the Moon Midnight Will
Ornette Coleman Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation
Pat Metheny Tokyo Day Trip
Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive!
Phil Keaggy Freehand: Acoustic Sketches II
Not quite as good as the first Acoustic Sketches, but there are still some terrific songs here. Cajon Pass is definitely a standout as well as Chester's Tree, Bodhran Brawl and Renaissance Boy.
Phil Keaggy The Wind and the Wheat
This record's sound is somewhat dated in places, yet it still yields some top notch tunes. The Mission, The Promise, and The Reunion as well as the title track are all noteworthy.
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Porcupine Tree Voyage 34: The Complete Trip
Porcupine Tree Nil Recurring
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Recordings
Porcupine Tree Signify
Primus Pork Soda
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Riverside Out of Myself
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Robert Plant Band Of Joy
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rush Caress of Steel
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
Shinedown Leave a Whisper
Steve Von Till As the Crow Flies
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Sully Erna Avalon
Swans Feel Good Now
Tenhi Kertomuksia
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream
Tool Undertow
Tool Opiate
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Vasen Whirled
Vasen Gront
Vemod Venter pa Stormene
Wongraven Fjelltronen
Wovenhand The Laughing Stalk

2.5 average
AC/DC Highway To Hell
Acoustic Alchemy American/English
Agalloch The Grey
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Amon Amarth Wrath of the Norsemen
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Borknagar Origin
Borknagar's 2006 offering Origin is a missed opportunity to produce an engaging, semi-symphonic acoustic album. The band is musically stilted but on point as one would expect from a progressive metal act. It's the vocal department that primarily drops the album short of its goal. Unaided by trite and often embarrassingly heavy-handed lyrics, Vintersorg's warbling frequently borders on cringe-inducing. The songwriting, which is pretty and interesting at times, seems to call for a less brazen approach, so the vocal presence undermines the effect of the lush instrumentation and the overall atmosphere the band attempted to create. It's a shame really, because this could have been a compelling record had it not felt so forced.
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Cold Year Of The Spider
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed Indestructible
Dream Theater Black Clouds and Silver Linings
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Enchant Tug Of War
Enslaved Blodhemn
Evanescence Fallen
Fejd En Tid Som Var
Finntroll Nifelvind
Godsmack Godsmack
Godsmack Awake
Godsmack Faceless
Green Day International Superhits
Hurt Vol. 1
Immortal Damned In Black
Jean-Luc Ponty Open Mind
Jet Shine On
Korn Follow the Leader
Lagwagon Let's Talk About Feelings
Lamb of God Sacrament
Led Zeppelin Coda
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Manegarm Vargstenen
Metallica Metallica
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree Metanoia
Primus Antipop
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Scale the Summit Monument
Seether Disclaimer II
Sherwood A Different Light
Shinedown Us and Them
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Social Distortion Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
The Offspring Greatest Hits
Trapt Trapt
Trust Company The Lonely Position of Neutral

2.0 poor
Acoustic Alchemy This Way
AFI The Art of Drowning
Alkaline Trio From Here to Infirmary
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Amon Amarth Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Coal Chamber Dark Days
Cold A Different Kind of Pain
Disturbed The Sickness
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Drowning Pool (USA-TX) Sinner
Edgewater South Of Sideways
Finch What It Is to Burn
Finntroll Jaktens Tid
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Flaw Endangered Species
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Green Day American Idiot
Hurt Goodbye To The Machine
Korn Untouchables
Linkin Park Meteora
Motion City Soundtrack I Am the Movie
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Norma Jean Meridional
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Seether Karma And Effect
Sevendust Seasons
Sherwood Sing, But Keep Going
SOiL Scars
Taproot Gift
The Rasmus Dead Letters
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds To Mars
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Trust Company True Parallels
Weezer The Red Album
Wolfmother Wolfmother

1.5 very poor
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Black Stone Cherry Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Chevelle Point #1
Edgewater We're Not Robots...
Eighteen Visions Eighteen Visions
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Finch Say Hello to Sunshine
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Korn See You on the Other Side
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Mudvayne The New Game
Mudvayne The Beginning of All Things to End
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Saosin Saosin
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Smile Empty Soul Smile Empty Soul
The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

1.0 awful
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Hawk Nelson Letters To The President
Hellyeah Hellyeah
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Seether Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The Starting Line Say It Like You Mean It
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