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5.0 classic
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire Funeral
David Bowie Blackstar
Howard Shore The Return of the King
John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat Hooker 'n Heat
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
The trendiest, nuanced rapper of a generation makes probably the best rap album of the decade.
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
A quiet but triumphant return to Steven's roots as an indie folk artist. This marks yet another masterpiece by him.
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
The National High Violet
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico

4.5 superb
2Pac All Eyez on Me
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks (Limited Series Soundtrack)
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Antonio Sanchez Birdman
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Beach House Teen Dream
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Bjork Post
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Can Ege Bamyasi
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
D'Angelo Black Messiah
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Daft Punk Discovery
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Grips The Money Store
It's like the exaggerated ramblings of a homeless man mixed in with an Animal Collective record and BLEW MY MIND!
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Depeche Mode Violator
Destroyer Kaputt
It's hard to come by an album with such presteem and smooth layers. It feels as if Dan Bejar found heaven in a room and recorded the entire album there.
Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
Drake Take Care
Drake "cries us a river" is putting it mildly. Drake wants us to sympathize with him at this stage in his career, something very hard to do when so many rappers are stuck gloating about their success. Drake does something risky and makes it an impactful experience. The title track "Take Care" is so raw and feels exactly as it should be with a tired couple who are just working through a lot of ups and downs in their relationship. Many songs go through the trends of the casual rapper like "HYFR" and "The Motto", but what's wrong with that? As long as he does it with thought and creativity. Drake does this far more clever then it should it be. Take Care is the album that reaches level not many critics or audiences didn't exactly see coming. "Marvin's Room" is might be the most emotionally vulnerable tracks as it obviously draws off a drunk phone call to an ex-lover as he pours his heart out. It's great to hear that the majority of these singles are all focused on Drake's success and the pressure it puts on him. This is an album that succeeds in being relatable and enjoyable in so many ways.
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Goblin Suspiria
Grizzly Bear Shields
Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Jessie Ware What's Your Pleasure?
Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around With Jim
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Julia Holter Aviary
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience is a masterpiece in every way possible; a testament to artists who strive for perfection in their music. The album challenges audiences to remember a brisker and sophisticated time while adding to them. Aside from the fun and classy lyrics, this is a beautifully composed and produced album that's as inventive as its title. JT only builds himself up to earn loud and long standing ovations after each track ends.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Kenji Kawai Ghost in the Shell: Original Soundtrack
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
La Dispute Wildlife
Many will write this off as an over the top melodrama with whiny vocals. Those who see a deeper meaning will
have much to enjoy and appreciate here.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Les Savy Fav Inches
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
Painful, tragic, and heartbreaking; it's hard listening to the accounts of a grieving, widower and father. But Phil Elverum bares it all here beautifully with sincerity and lyrics that will have you stop in your tracks.
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Run the Jewels RTJ4
Run the Jewels return at the most important time with their most consistent album yet and, as always, they do not
hold back the punches.
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Soundtrack (Film) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon They Want My Soul
Spoon makes their best album since GA GA GA GA GA.
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Tame Impala Lonerism
They fail at bringing the 60's & 70's vibe, but create something far more interesting.
Tame Impala Currents
Tame Impala's new direction is infatuating and hypnotic; a direction that shouldn't detract fans, but also bring even more followers. Easily one of the best albums of 2015.
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
An album that follows its own rules by mixing different genres into seperate progressive sounds.
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
The National Boxer
The Republic of Wolves Varuna
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
The xx xx
Thrice Vheissu
Tom Waits Bone Machine
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
Tyler, the Creator IGOR
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Vangelis Blade Runner Soundtrack
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
Yves Tumor Safe in the Hands of Love

4.0 excellent
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
Common Courtesy feels like a victory lap for ADTR (after their court case) with songs that have an uplifting spirit but doesn't have all the usual cliches. But their Right Back At It Again and they don't want to hear about it, bitch.
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
A Lot Like Birds No Place
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
a-ha Hunting High and Low
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
Alex G Rocket
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Amen Dunes Freedom
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Anamanaguchi Endless Fantasy
Anderson .Paak Malibu
Angel Olsen My Woman
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks: Music from the Limited Event Series
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Animal Collective Grass
Araabmuzik Electronic Dream
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
Arctic Monkeys AM
It's safe to say that AM is the Arctic Monkeys have made the most solid effort in their career.
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
Ariana started dominating herself now she's dominating you. Thank U, Next continues the realness, self care, and positive vibes that were in sweetener, but subtly adds an edgier bite. After all the crazy publicity with highs and devastating lows surrounding her, the album was a perfect testament of dealing with it. Her follow up feels like the perfect companion piece to that album, with reflective lyrics and sonicically consistent. It's a real player as the first and could be the best pop record of the year.
Ariel Pink Pom Pom
As Cities Burn Hell Or High Water
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You
As Tall As Lions As Tall As Lions
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.
Nothing more can be said this rapper's technical intelligence more than his fascination on acid trips. His skills are great and hopefully improvement comes with it.
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Band of Horses Infinite Arms
Basil Poledouris Robocop
Baths Obsidian
Beach House Bloom
Beach House 7
Beck Sea Change
Beck Morning Phase
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Beyonce Lemonade
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Big Thief Capacity
Blonde Redhead 23
Their sound flows like the dead were dancing, but enough to make you feel alive inside.
Blood Incantation Hidden History of the Human Race
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
Blood Orange Freetown Sound
Bombay Bicycle Club A Different Kind of Fix
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Bon Iver i,i
Born Of Osiris The Discovery
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Science Fiction
Brand of Sacrifice God Hand
Bright Eyes Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
I'll admit to my own weaknesses whenever they may come up. I'm a sucker for cheesy, melodic hardcore song
here or there; sometimes these can be done poorly, getting a cheap reaction to grab a listener. Last year's
"Drown" could have been that song, instead it was a song of personal redemption from a struggle and it was
glorious. THAT'S THE SPIRIT aims to follow in that single's footsteps with a softer sound and more rising
choruses. Most of the tracks do that with ease, but don't quite have the ambition as "Drown" did. This album will
cater to those who want to hear something to relate to without being yelled at and it might just work with tracks
like "True Friends" and "Doomed". Maybe you just want to conquer the world and that'll go well with "Throne." It's
motivated and has every intent to show the world that Bring Me the Horizon is so much more.
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Broken Social Scene Hug of Thunder
Burial Rival Dealer
Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial
Caribou Our Love
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
Infectiously catchy and inspired; Carly Rae Jepsen shines artistically and radio friendly. Probably one of the best pop albums of 2015.
Caroline Polachek Pang
Case/Lang/Veirs Case/Lang/Veirs
Cat Power Sun
Chairlift Something
Charli XCX Charli
CHARLI proves how influential, experimental, and interesting Charli XCX is in the pop world.
Charli XCX How I'm Feeling Now
Charli XCX continues to amaze with her enduring, creative, futuristic pop style.
Charlie Mtn. GD
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chevelle La Gárgola
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!"
Chris Stapleton Traveller
Chromatics Night Drive
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Circa Survive Descensus
clairo Immunity
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Code Orange Underneath
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Courtney Barnett sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit
Cult of Luna A Dawn to Fear
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Danny Brown Old
Deadmau5 Random Album Title
Deas Vail All The Houses Look The Same
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Death Grips Bottomless Pit
Deerhoof Future Teenage Cave Artists
Deerhunter Microcastle
Deerhunter Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Deerhunter Monomania
Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones bring weight and tension into their new release with subtlety, making this their strongest release to date.
Deftones Ohms
Delta Spirit History From Below
Denzel Curry TA13OO
Denzel Curry Zuu
Destroyer Have We Met
Devin Townsend Project Z2
DIIV Oshin
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Projectors Windows Open
Disclosure Settle
Infectious, intelligent and diverse in a wide variety of genres that will instantly pull in any listener.
Disclosure Moonlight
DJ Koze knock knock
Django Django Django Django
Dogleg Melee
Donovan Sunshine Superman
Dr. Dre Compton
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
This mixtape is full of solid tracks that feel equally intimate and catchy to Drake's recent discography and will make fans eager for what 'Views of the 6' might be.r
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
Electric Light Orchestra Time
Eminem The Eminem Show
Empath Liberating Guilt and Fear
Enya The Very Best Of Enya
ERRA Augment
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Fever Ray Fever Ray
Fit for an Autopsy The Sea of Tragic Beasts
FKA Twigs M3LL155X
FKA Twigs LP1
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Fleet Foxes Shore
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Without hesitation, Florence Welch has outdone herself by making a soulful, pulp, gospel mix that does everything right from beginning to end. This is a classic in the making.
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
This album is being acclaimed for being a "masterpiece" but that's a little much. The tracks experiment with more noise then a regular R&B album which makes it just as risky and interesting. But I found myself having to be picky through each track, as only 10 tracks really made it into my memory bank. But that's enough of an impact for just a debut.
Frank Ocean Blonde
Freelance Whales Weathervanes
The simple jingles and sweet melodies capture the feel of the New York underground scene.
From Indian Lakes Able Bodies
From Indian Lakes Absent Sounds
A beautiful and quickly addicting album that marks a new change in From Indian Lakes' sound and style.
Future Monster
Ghost (SWE) Prequelle
This album has got me wanting to check out their back catalogue.
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX We're New Here
Girls Album
Gorillaz Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
Grimes Art Angels
Grimes Visions
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Grouper Ruins
Hail the Sun Elephantitis
Hail the Sun Wake
Hands Like Houses Reimagine
Unlike most "re-imagined" EP's from hardcore acts who merely simplify their songs' into acoustic renditions, Hands Like Houses takes advantage and create so much more creating unique and re-inventive ways to play their songs; a side that should be explored more in the future.r
Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch Blade Runner 2049
A faithful, inspired score to the original film from Vangelis. It doesn't sound or feel like a quick, cynical attempt to just be similar for nostalgic; instead, it's a gorgeous, haunting, and somber continuation of that sound. Although, I wish Johann Johannsson's version of the score could be heard for the world to hear.
Hawkboy Hawkboy
Hellogoodbye Would It Kill You?
Holy Ghost! Holy Ghost!
It has unique and catchy beats that would make Devo and LCD Soundsystem cross their arms in jealousy.
How to Dress Well Total Loss
When artists or musicians are inspired by dreams, they tend to portray their music as an accurate portrait of their lives. Some artists successfully induce that feeling, but some don't always succeed. Instead, How to Dress Well (the alias for solo artist Tom Krell) creates an image so vivid you want the entire album to be your ambience. Those familiar with Krell?s work should know how he operates; he uses quiet beats and hid his soulful voice under distortion. In his sophomore record, those beats are amped, but keep with quiet consistency of his first album. Even better, the vocals have been cleared up; replacing the distorted noise and making Krell?s voice more audible. Lyrics don't exactly convey the setting but weave with the beats and the slowly paced rhythm as Tom Krell transitions his sweet tenor voice as if he was the offspring of Robin Thicke. Songs like "Cold Nites" remind you of the dream sequences from the film Inception, and have a vibe that resembles the compositions of Hans Zimmer on some of the tracks. If you love the band Wild Nothing or solo act Bon Iver, this album boasts an atmospheric and moody evasion of reality, but never hesitates to back down until the very last track
How to Dress Well What Is This Heart?
HRVRD The Inevitable And I
I the Mighty Satori
I the Mighty make a solid homerun with this powerhouse of a debut album.
I the Mighty Connector
Iceage Beyondless
Iceage You're Nothing
Iceage Plowing into the Field of Love
Imogen Heap Ellipse
Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Jack White Blunderbuss
A very casual and deeply complex album that really digs into the charisma of the talented musician.
James Blake Overgrown
James Blake The Colour in Anything
Jamie xx In Colour
Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
Jars Of Clay Much Afraid
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Jenny Hval The Practice of Love
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Jerry Goldsmith Legend (The Jerry Goldsmith Score)
Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs
Jim Croce Life and Times
Jim Croce I Got A Name
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
An underrated celebration album that's comfortable and another home run.
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Johann Johannsson Arrival
Johann Johannsson Mandy
John Williams Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joseph Arthur Redemption's Son
Joseph Arthur Come To Where I'm From
Joshua Radin We Were Here
Joywave Koda Vista
Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
Junkie XL Mad Max: Fury Road
Justin Hurwitz La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
It's risky, risque and just damn catchy from the new King of Pop.
Kamasi Washington The Epic
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West Yeezus
The attitude resembles that of a Death Grips album giving it a darker and edgier tone that works almost perfectly.
Kanye West The College Dropout
Karen O and the Kids Where the Wild Things Are OST
Kelela Hallucinogen
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Infest the Rats' Nest
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street
Kitten Cut It Out
Kitten Pink Champagne
Kitten's continuing 80s synth-pop sound is their strongest, catchiest and most passionate release to date.
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo
An enthusiastic, low-fi vibe that effortlessly sounds terrific.
Kurt Vile So Outta Reach
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin' down...
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Stranger Things, Volume One
La Dispute Rooms of the House
An incredible shift in material and maturity; La Dispute proves time that their growth as musicians and writers has been in their favor.
Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Les Savy Fav Let's Stay Friends
letlive. Fake History
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
It's solid and brutal without being heavy handed or forced in your face. Letlive continies tp showcase their interesting approach in punk and hardcore in a solid follow up.
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Lightning Bolt Earthly Delights
In all things noise rock, I've found myself hypnotized by this band.
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire
Lightning Bolt Sonic Citadel
Linkin Park Meteora
Little Simz GREY Area
Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance
Lower Dens Escape from Evil
Ludo Broken Bride EP
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
M83 Saturdays=Youth
Mae The Everglow
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's The Dust of Retreat
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's Not Animal.
Most of the time, an artist's version or vision is always the better road to take. But their record label seemed to have a different idea of their contracted band and put out a different playlist focusing on a lyrical, folk sound. Though, track wise, the sound isn't as cohesive, but the songs themselves are better in general for their lasting value, but doesn't pass by in a rush.
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Mew No More Stories
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Mew Frengers
MGMT Little Dark Age
Little Dark Age is a fantastic return that captures the spirit of their debut while expanding on their previous efforts, like the hypnotic, ominous "Little Dark Age"; and the balance of a lighter tone with the memorable, "Me and Michael."
Michael Jackson Thriller
Michael Jackson Bad
Michael Jackson Dangerous
Mick Gordon Doom
Miguel Wildheart
An epic album focusing on love, longing, and let's not forget foreplay.
Minus the Bear Omni
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Mitski Puberty 2
Mitski Be the Cowboy
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
MorMor Some Place Else
Morning Teleportation Expanding Anyway
Murder by Death The Other Shore
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Muse Absolution
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
The concept may not be as original as it could be 10-20 years ago, but it's still a great concept. This album holds its attention to the atmosphere of death with glam rock style.
My Epic Yet
The true intensity this album brings is not the religion that drives them, but a faith that guides them.
My Epic Broken Voice
An acosutic EP that's sweeter and more personal to listen too.
My Epic Behold
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood Nancy and Lee
Neon Indian Era Extrana
A lovesick ballad that's uptempo and feels life affirming.
Neon Indian Vega Intl. Night School
New Found Glory Hits
New Order Low-Life
New Order Brotherhood
New Order Technique
Night Verses Out Of The Sky
A progressively awesome fuse of genres that's small on tracks, but never lacks on sound.
Night Verses Lift Your Existence
If you want an album that captures the raw energy of a live performance, Night Verses succeeds with their captivating and consistent 74-minute debut album.
Night Verses From the Gallery of Sleep
Noah Gundersen White Noise
O'Brother Garden Window
The outstanding album of the year so far, and that's coming to an end pretty soon.
O'Brother The Death of Day
O'Brother Disillusion
O'Brother Endless Light
Oceana Birth.Eater
Oceana Clean Head
A nostalgic, experimental mess that I use in the most positive sense. Though it is a huge leap from their last album's deep and indie core sound; it's a risk that is amazing. Mixing indie and garage rock with a Bright Eyes tone, it's truly a wonder to behold.
Octo Octa For Lovers
of Montreal Icons, Abstract Thee
Some of the best music they've ever made on one convenient EP
of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic
Of The Vine East​-​the​-​Water
Osees Floating Coffin
Osees Orc
Panda Bear Tomboy
I feel as if this is a self reflective and meditative album that was made reclusively and influenced by drone and surfer rock music. The end result is beautiful and memorable. Panda Bear shortens his tracks yet gets flack for it, but each track still holds the atmospheric style and sound that make his role in Animal Collective a piece of the overall puzzle to them. Tomboy is no exception and is a must listen.
Parquet Courts Wide Awake
Passion Pit Manners
Passion Pit Gossamer
Perfect Pussy I have lost all desire for feeling
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love
Perfume Genius No Shape
It's like a haunted and troubled celebration of the scars in his life. I love this revealing and exposed type of music; it's almost more troubling than beautiful.
Pharmakon Abandon
Pharmakon Bestial Burden
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop
This is one of the most rewarding albums I've had to experience. The amount of work and effort put into this record can be shown from the production, the writing, instrumentation and the soul. All the tracks are handled with diversity and feel unique, which makes each play feel intimate. This album is a beast all its own that not only sets the bar for 2013, but also feels like it has reinvented the word "quality" into a refreshing term for all music. But speaking as a fan, who has been following this band since Brennan Taulbee filled in as lead man, One Big Particular Loop is absolutely worth the 3 year wait.
Polyenso EP 1
The EP previews the new direction the band takes that's refreshingly smooth and invigorating.
Polyenso Pure In The Plastic
Unbelievably inventive and incredible to listen to, with a pop influence that offers a new sound to the genre.
Pond (AUS) Hobo Rocket
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
Power Trip Nightmare Logic
Priests Nothing Feels Natural
Primitive Man Immersion
Protest the Hero Fortress
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots
Radical Face takes a darker tone in his atmospheric first entry in "The Family Tree" trilogy.
Radical Face The Bastards: Volume Three
These three b-side (bastard) tracks work ceremoniously to Radical Face's Family Tree Trilogy.
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Branches
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Bastards
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Real Estate Days
Real Estate Atlas
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rivers of Nihil Where Owls Know My Name
Rogue Wave Permalight
Permalight hits the most consistent notes in a Rogue Wave album, mixing the lo-Fi catchiness and indie pop rhythms shine in this thoughtful album.
Royal Bangs Flux Outside
Royksopp and Robyn Do It Again
A fantastic collaborative mini-album that deserves to be heard for it's entrancing beats and creativity.
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Moving Pictures
Sampha Process
Sannhet Revisionist
Saosin Translating the Name
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers Years
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Secret Band Secret Band
Senses Fail Pull the Thorns from Your Heart
Senses Fail show strength over age and time with Buddy Nielsen's strong lyrics on personal struggles.
serpentwithfeet blisters
serpentwithfeet soil
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Show Me The Body Dog Whistle
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind
Soccer Mommy Clean
Soundtrack (Film) Garden State
A compilation album "that will change your life, I swear."
Soundtrack (Film) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Soundtrack (Film) The Guest
Soundtrack (Film) Saturday Night Fever
Soundtrack (Theatre) Avenue Q - Original Broadway Cast
Spoon Transference
Spoon Girls Can Tell
Spoon Kill the Moonlight
Spoon Hot Thoughts
Stone Temple Pilots No. 4
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Strawberry Girls American Graffiti
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Susumu Hirasawa Ash Crow
An excellent collection of Hirasawa's contributions to the Berserk adaptations for 20 years that showcase his atmospheric sound that's simultaneous haunting and epic.
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Thank You Scientist Stranger Heads Prevail
Thank You Scientist Terraformer
The Black Keys Brothers
The Black Keys Thickfreakness
The Black Keys Rubber Factory
The Black Keys El Camino
El Camino is a celebration; a celebration of success and fullfillment.
The Boxer Rebellion The Cold Still
The Callous Daoboys Die On Mars
The Chemical Brothers Hanna
The Contortionist Language
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
The Cure Disintegration
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
I think it's funny that a $35 album is #1 on their bestsellers so far. Eager fans I have to say. I agree with them. There are way better songs on this album then the 11 track album. Get this one.
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
After 5 years, this might be one of the strongest of the conceptual albums.
The Dear Hunter Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
Oddly, an album about a zombie outbreak and the apocalypse is their strongest effort.
The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Front Bottoms The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms Talon of the Hawk
The Ghost Inside The Ghost Inside
The Graduate Only Every Time
The Graduate quickly finds that greatness in themselves with this jam packed epic.
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Joy Formidable The Big Roar
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Morning Benders Talking Through Tin Cans
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Mountain Goats The Coroner's Gambit
The Mountain Goats The Life of the World to Come
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats Goths
The National Alligator
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The National show strength as they growth in their music without taking a step back. You can analytically pick apart any song you want but regardless of what is found this is a beautiful, solid album.
The National Sleep Well Beast
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
The New Pornographers Electric Version
The Northern Key The Northern Key
An intimate and beautiful album that needs a re-issue to grow a fan base.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
The Paper Kites States
The Paper Kites twelvefour
The Postal Service Give Up
The Radio Dept. Pet Grief
The Republic of Wolves The Cartographer
The Republic of Wolves His Old Branches
The Republic of Wolves Shrine
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks
The Roots Rising Down
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke (Re-Issue)
The Squirrel Nut Zippers Hot
A beautifully eclectic blend of swing, jazz and blues while fashioning them into erotic fantasies of the past.
The Strokes Is This It
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Strokes The New Abnormal
The Voidz Virtue
All of the singles so far are getting me hyped and sound better than theit debut under the Julian Casablancas name.
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
The Weeknd House of Balloons
The Weeknd flows and chills to the rythm; something that's misunderstood in the music industry. You can hear the devout passion in his voice and the sweet chilling moments that could make any listener close their eyes and dream too.
The Weeknd Trilogy
The Weeknd After Hours
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The White Stripes Icky Thump
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
The xx Coexist
The xx prove themselves to be well rounded musicians by making a quieter and intimate experience.
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Tigers on Trains Antarctica In Color
Tokyo Police Club Champ
Tom Waits Mule Variations
Tool Ænima
Tool Lateralus
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Touche Amore Stage Four
Touche Amore Lament
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Transit Listen and Forgive
Transit Listen & Forgive (Reissue)
The definitive vision that Transit wants their fans to hear.
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
TTNG Adventure, Stamina and Anger
TTNG Animals
TV on the Radio Dear Science
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Two Door Cinema Club is that rare band that made a debut that was thoroughly enjoyable track-by-track.
U.S. Girls In A Poem Unlimited
Uncle Goo Country Strange, Vol. 1
Uncle Goo Cattywampus
Underoath Disambiguation
Vampire Weekend Contra
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait
Vince Staples Summertime '06
Volcano Choir Repave
Washed Out Life of Leisure
Weezer The White Album
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood
The first "Weird Al" album I ever owned and still rings as a nostalgic album for me personally.
White Lung Paradise
Wild Nothing Gemini
Wild Nothing Nocturne
Eclectic, beautiful, and extremely memorable. The arrangements are so clean and the lyrics blend majestically to the rhythms of each track. This might be one of the best exciting albums to be released this year.
Wild Orchid Children The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp
Xiu Xiu Forget
Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
Xiu Xiu recreates Angelo Badalamenti's classic score with their own twist and taking out their more rough spots that's more listenable than any album they've made.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Is Is
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Not only is this album the highlight of their career, but it's their crowning achievement as well; moving forward from their violin driven melodies and progressing to a more applicable sound that makes everyone crave for more.
Yellowcard Southern Air
You, Me, And Everyone We Know Some Things Don't Wash Out
Young the Giant Shake My Hand
Young Thug JEFFERY
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
Powers' sophomore album is bolder, better and resonates as a heartfelt ballad.
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Yuck Yuck
Zero 7 Simple Things
Zola Jesus Okovi

3.5 great
2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music
21 Savage i am > i was
21 Savage Savage Mode II
A Day to Remember What Separates Me from You
As an occassional pop punk listener, I was very glad to hear a more than mediocre album with great hooks and smart prescense.
A Silent Film The City That Sleeps
A Silent Film Sand & Snow
A Static Lullaby Rattlesnake!
a-ha Stay on These Roads
Active Child You Are All I See
Adele 21
AFI Decemberunderground
AFI The Missing Man
After the Burial Wolves Within
After the Burial Dig Deep
Aglacia Generator. Operator. Destroyer.
Nothing new, but it's certainly nothing to be missed.
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
Alex G House Of Sugar
Alexisonfire Crisis
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
All Get Out The Season
All Get Out Movement
All the Day Holiday The Things We've Grown To Love
All The Right Moves The Monster I've Become
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right
All Time Low Put Up or Shut Up
alt-J An Awesome Wave
AlunaGeorge You Know You Like It
AlunaGeorge Body Music
AlunaGeorge I Remember
Amely On My Own
Anamanaguchi Dawn Metropolis
Anamanaguchi Mess
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Cities
Angels and Airwaves Love
This album remains their best because of the focused sound and atmosphere they wanted to create.
Angus and Julia Stone Down the Way
Angus and Julia Stone A Book Like This
Animal Collective Water Curses
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Animal Collective is still the spastic, charming band that fans love and music still continues to be an art to them; but at times their new album feels like a pinball machine that won't let the ball fall into the drain. That being said, this is still a great album that should be a test for the millions who have followed them for so long.
Animal Collective Honeycomb/Gotham
Animal Collective Campfire Songs
Animal Collective People
Animal Collective The Painters
This EP is the solid experience that most Animal Collective fans would've loved to hear more of last year.
Annuals Sweet Sister
Anthony Green Beautiful Things
Green's new album shifts tones in a confident and joyful noise that puts a smile on any listener's face.
Anthony Green Young Legs
Intimate and beautifully spoken, Anthony Green outshines Beautiful Things with a stronger love ballad.
Apparatjik We Are Here
Arctic Monkeys Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Arms Like Yours .Architect.
Arms Like Yours My Silhouette
Art By Numbers Reticence: The Musical
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
ASAP Ferg Trap Lord
Asteria Slip Into Something More Comfortable
Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See...
Atlas Sound Logos
Atlas Sound Parallax
Avey Tare Down There
Avey Tare Cows On Hourglass Pond
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Enter the Slasher House
Balance and Composure Separation
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Band of Horses Cease to Begin
Beach Fossils Beach Fossils
Beach House Depression Cherry
Bear in Heaven I Love You, It's Cool
Beartooth Disgusting
A bombastic and energetic album that doesn't let up until the final chord notes are played til the very end. This is definitely an album worth your time and attention.r
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Beastie Boys Check Your Head
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Beck Guero
Beck Odelay
Beck The Information
Before Their Eyes Midwest Modesty
Their most focused, best produced and subversive album to date thanks to producer Craig Owens guidance, helping the band finally find the right footing in the genre.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
Big Sean Detroit 2
This album feels like everything I enjoyed about his promo single ?CONTROL? back in 2013 (sadly not released on his Hall of Fame album). His new album, for me, has double the passion and progression from other studio albums he?s made and certainly his best.
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Bishop Allen The Broken String
Bizzy Bone Crossroads: 2010
Blanck Mass Animated Violence Mild
Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle
A little drastic turn for Blonde Redhead, but still a thumping good hear.
Blood Orange Negro Swan
Bombay Bicycle Club I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow
Born Of Osiris The Eternal Reign
Brand of Sacrifice Interstice
Brandon Flowers Flamingo
Bright Eyes The People's Key
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bring Me the Horizon Amo
Brittany Howard Jaime
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People
Bruno Mars 24K Magic
Since featuring as the lead vocal in Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk", Bruno Mars has finally gotten to see the potential he's had focusing on a Motown style sound that's in every way great.
Built on Secrets Reflections
Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant
Cage The Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday
Cage The Elephant Melophobia
Cage The Elephant Social Cues
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
Cartel Cycles
Cartel Chroma
Cary Brothers Who You Are
ceo White Magic
Chairlift Moth
Charli XCX Pop 2
Chelsea Wolfe Birth of Violence
Cherry Glazerr Stuffed and Ready
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
Chevelle The North Corridor
Chevelle proves their a band that's still relevant and damn good at what they do with probably their heaviest effort to date. Tool or A Perfect Circle fans will also get their fill from the empty void that is waiting for a new album to drop from those bands.
Children of Nova The Complexity of Light
Chiodos Illuminaudio
A fire burns within this new soul, but it doesn't intensify enough.
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Cigarettes After Sex I.
Cigarettes After Sex Affection
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Appendage
Circa Survive Violent Waves
City Sleeps Not An Angel
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Recommended Tracks: "Kissing Cousins"; "A Night At the Spleen"; "Reindeer Age"; "Sweet#hart
Closure in Moscow The Penance and the Patience
Closure in Moscow Pink Lemonade
Cloud Nothings Turning On
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Common Crooks Earthwalker - EP
Conditions Conditions EP
Conditions You Are Forgotten
Conor Oberst Upside Down Mountain
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Crystal Fighters Cave Rave
For me, this was pretty difficult to find any fault in. Every song on this album is so cheerful, catchy and damn consistent. It was hard to find a song that was weaker then the other because even the arguable stand out tracks ("LA Calling", "Love Natural", "Wave", "You & I") are on a different level from even the catchy, slower ballads. There's just so much to enjoy. Maybe it's the cynic in me trying to find fault in any album or my tastes are trying to find a balance between high brow critical praise and good old fashioned fun. Every track reminded me of the hippie-americana days of Rusted Root on When I Woke. The obvious influence of oriental music make the experience exciting and inspiring. For what it's worth, I highly recommend Cave Rave as a great summer album and to just buy the whole damn thing because I can't find it in me to take one song away that didn't make me feel genuinely happy and excited.r
Cults Cults
cupcakKe Ephorize
"Turn it into a Yeezy shirt when you rip off my top" rOooooooh! This album is great, she's great!
cupcakKe Eden
Daft Punk Homework
Haven't heard this album in years. I have to re listen to this album to really give in an honest opinion.
Dan Deacon Gliss Riffer
Dan Deacon Mystic Familiar
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi Rome
dangerkids collapse
Dangerkids stomp their way into the industry implementing a current metalcore sound while also paying tribute to their obvious nu metal/rap influences that is refreshing.
Daniel Blumberg and Hebronix Liv
Daphne Loves Derby Good Night, Witness Light
Dashboard Confessional Alter The Ending
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
Dave Matthews Band Crash
David Crowder Band A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)
Dead Man's Bones Dead Man's Bones
Deas Vail Deas Vail
Deas Vail The Side Effect
Deas Vail For Shepherds & Kings - EP
Artist's covering Christmas carols is just as old as artist's trying to cover pop tunes. Little did I know Deas Vail made a Christmas EP which I responded with a unenthusiastic sigh. I should have saved that sigh for Pop Goes Punk Vol. 4, because these tracks are far more interesting then another metalcore band screaming Ke$ha lyrics. Everyone has done these songs time and time again, but Deas Vail creates these tracks with such creative care it's a breath of air. It's more comfortable and not over blown like so many bands try to make these songs into. I recommend buying this CD and playing it on a loop or on a mixtape at Christmas parties
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Death Grips Government Plates
Death Grips Year of the Snitch
Deerhunter Cryptograms
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Delorean Subiza
Delta Spirit Delta Spirit
Delta Spirit Ode To Sunshine
Denitia and Sene blah blah blah.
Devendra Banhart Mala
DIIV Is the Is Are
Dirty Projectors About to Die
Dirty Projectors Flight Tower
Disclosure Ecstasy
Disclosure Energy
DRAM Big Baby D.R.A.M.
Dreamer/Deceiver Generations
Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code
Oh Dropkick Murphy's...how well you make my ancestry want to join your pride parade!
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
dvsn Sept. 5th
Of all the OVO Sound signees, dvsn is the project that is the true highlight of discovery and collaboration. It helps that producer Nineteen85 is a part of this duo, but the mysterious nature of whom the singer is (especially in the age of the internet/social media) add to the intrigue and praise this album deserves. Far from being generic, everyday R&B; there's a real connection between artist and listener because of its nostalgic old school influence that also feels fresh.
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Eels Hombre Lobo
Eidola Degeneraterra
Eidola To Speak, To Listen
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Electric Guest Mondo
Electric Guest Plural
Emery The Weak's End
Empath Active Listening: Night on Earth
Enya Dark Sky Island
ERRA Impulse
Not gonna lie, I was extremely impressed by this band's chaotic experimentation. But the thing that astonished me the most was the heart and soul I could feel throughout all the headbanging moments.
ERRA Moments of Clarity
Family Force 5 Business Up Front, Party In The Back
There's alot to admire here, and a ton of blends that work well for this band.
Fanfarlo Reservoir
Fanfarlo Rooms Filled With Light
Where their 2009 debut, Reservoir, seemed to dwindle; Rooms Filled With Light is an improvement and has a constructed, friendly tone that's refreshing but at the same time feels familiar.
Father Who's Gonna Get Fucked First?
FIDLAR's debut is adrenaline in a bottle that feels like an authentic live performance in your parent's garage.
Flatbush Zombies Now, More Than Ever
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Florence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
A satisfyingly slower, somber and blues inspired album with the same integral art rock sound that Florence is known for.
Florence and the Machine Songs From Final Fantasy XV
Florence and the Machine High as Hope
Forgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A Musical
Theatrical elements flow vigorously throughout this album. It does follow many of the guidelines of most musicals and fights to have the same cliched themes. The story is quite a visual piece to imagine. Though there are moments where it seems to dwindle off nearly to unconvincing territory, but it's Timothy Dutton's vision of fantasy and his of love for Broadway that's displayed.
Fort Minor The Rising Tied
There's definitely"...A 100% reason to remember the name."
Frances Quinlan Likewise
Freelance Whales Diluvia
The indie pop vibes that were present in their debut album are almost completely erased, but haven't lost their charm as they twang here and there with some of the most atmospheric tunes to be released on Earth. It feels as though the whole crew at FW took a vacation in outer space, then came back to a country home. It's an odd coupling that works to the band's advantage. r
From Indian Lakes Dimly Lit
Frou Frou Details
fun. Aim and Ignite
Future DS2
Future Honest
Future Beast Mode
Get Scared Everyone's Out To Get Me
Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie
Gordi Clever Disguise
Gordi Our Two Skins
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gotye Making Mirrors
Gotye is an impressive man not only because of his keen pop mind but because he can make an album sensitive and catchy to the nature of what the song requires. Even though this album doesn't hold as much as his debut, he still can form an incredible album out of passion, even if the songs are shorter.
Gotye Like Drawing Blood
Great Lake Swimmers Lost Channels
Green Day ¡UNO!
Grimes Miss Anthropocene
Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song
The first half of this album is sheer fun and excitement, but once you reach the mid section the album
becomes less consistent.
Guster Easy Wonderful
Hail the Sun Culture Scars
Hail the Sun Mental Knife
Hands (US-ND) Give Me Rest
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
An album that sounds like it gives a shit and doesnt dumb down to the generic music that most would crave for.
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
The intent of the band's latest effort is to progress from the usual catchy hooks of their debut and to be deeper. Their attempt is commendable and should be worth noting but it comes off less enjoyable and more dull. I the Mighty proved you can have a enticing album that was deep and enjoyable. Hands Like Houses can't exactly pick all the right tones for each song with some feeling duller than the last. On a more positive note, the tracks kick a powerful punch. The instruments feel like they have weight behind them and a thoughtful structure keeping the songs less layered, but more intimate. The powerfully soulful style that Trenton Woodley uses also keeps this album well intact and memorable. Unfortunately, the tracks that feature Woodley front and center are possibly the weakest of the album. The two slowest tracks "Oceanside" and "A Tale of Outer Suburbia" are so low key and bland with the instruments that it feels like Woodley maybe putting too much emotion into it. The saying "less is more" doesn't exactly work for Woodley in this album and the tracks feel misplaced and unguided. Some fans might like the change of pace, but I was already enjoying the change of pace with the newly controlled atmosphere the band has made on this album. Here, those tracks don't belong. The progression is very impressive for a ban in this genre and it's fresh to hear something good be turned into something better. This is a well done album by a very talented band. Recommended Tracks:"A Fire On a Hill"; "Introduced Species"; "The House You Built"
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
Harbor Royale Aspirations
Hawkboy King Folly
Hazel English Just Give In / Never Going Home
Hit the Lights Invicta EP
Hit the Lights Until We Get Caught
Hit the Lights This Is a Stick Up...
Holy Ghost! Dynamics
Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz
How to Destroy Angels An Omen
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
A band that puts in all the bells and whistles, but uses them for a better cause.
How to Destroy Angels How To Destroy Angels
How to Dress Well Love Remains
How to Dress Well The Anteroom
HRVRD From the Bird's Cage
HS87 All I've Ever Dreamed Of
It's simply just a fun album. It has the right to be a hit maker.
Hurray For The Riff Raff The Navigator
I Am Alaska To Elude The Architect
I Am In Love Call Me An Animal
I Call Fives First Things First EP
I See Stars New Demons
New Demons is THE electronicore album, proving that it can be done well without overdoing itself and being the prime example of passion, art and entertainment.
I the Mighty Karma Never Sleeps
The EP as a whole is a solid listen, but the production feels too pressed on, causing it too lack any warmth or life. Some times, the drums sound thin and sapped of energy. Even though the sounds are sharp enough to overlook, the overly crisp, and trebly tone becomes a problem in some areas.
Iceage New Brigade
Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself
Imogen Heap Sparks
You can tell the hard work and effort IH put into making this album and the production gleams with her talent.
Innerpartysystem The Download EP
Innerpartysystem Never Be Content
Innerpartysystem Innerpartysystem
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Jack White Lazaretto
James Blake Assume Form
Jamie's Elsewhere They Said a Storm Was Coming
Most will find it genreric and repetitive; but the excellent mix of genres, great lyrics, and strong vocals make up for the same ol', same ol' sound.
Jamie's Elsewhere Rebel - Revive
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Jars Of Clay Jars Of Clay
Jars Of Clay If I Left The Zoo
Jay Som Turn Into
Jay Som Everybody Works
Jay-Z The Black Album
Jay-Z American Gangster
The story is a bit flimsy, but the concept is excellent.
Jenny Hval Apocalypse, girl
Jeremih Late Nights With Jeremih
It's definitely not as complex as Frank Ocean's Channel ORANGE but the beats are an inspired mix and feel fresh. These tracks show a diversitial artist and help us forget the tragedy that was "Down On Me."
Jessie Andrews In Motion
Jimmy Eat World Invented
John Mayer Born and Raised
Johnny Jewel Windswept
Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature
Jose Gonzalez Veneer
Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Joseph Arthur Could We Survive EP
Joshua Radin Wax Wings
Joywave How Do You Feel?
Juicy J Stay Trippy
Junior Astronomers I Just Want to Make a Statement
Junip Fields
Justin Timberlake Justified
K. Roosevelt RoseGold
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
KARYYN The Quanta Series
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground Introducing Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground III
Keane Under The Iron Sea
Keane Hopes & Fears
Kimbra Vows
Kimbra is a wildly inventive and colorful artist. Her beauty only compliments the music she creates which only adds to the character of this album and makes it sound effortless.
Kindness World You Need a Change of Mind
Even though it feels brooding at times, it's pretty damn brilliant once you explore the core of the album.
Kindo This Is What Happens
Kindo Play With Fire
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe
The album has a consistent and energetic pace; but the spoken tracks really drag it down, especially with how many there are. If you were listening to throughout, it?s fine.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland
King Tuff King Tuff
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
An affectionate and well intentioned album with the signature fury but without the passion.
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Kitten Sunday School
Kitten Goodbye Honeymoon Phase
La Dispute Panorama
Ladybird Ladybird
Ladybird Native
Laura Veirs July Flame
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Les Savy Fav Root For Ruin
Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter
Lightning Bolt Ride The Skies
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne Tha Carter V
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Little Children In Hau
Little Children Falling
Loathe (UK) I Let It In And It Took Everything
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
Loraine An Autumn Evening
Loraine wants to take you on a journey, but while the songs production and instrumental build ups are cheap and nearly feel identical, they end up giving you a Hallmark greeting that will have you invested. The EP succeeds, for the most part, at making each listener feel uplifted yet reserved for easily excited crowds.
Lower Definition The Greatest of All Lost Arts
Lower Definition The Infinite Et Cetera
M83 Before The Dawn Heals Us
Mac DeMarco This Old Dog
Madeon Adventure
Madonna Ray of Light
Manchester Orchestra You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance...
Manchester Orchestra Hope
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's Buzzard
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's Sling Shot to Heaven
Massive Attack Heligoland
Mayday Parade Mayday Parade
Lifting off from the less than inspirational sophomore album, for the original sound that brought them to stardom long ago.
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster II
Memory Tapes Grace/Confusion
Memory Tapes Seek Magic
Metz Metz
Metz Metz II
Mew A Triumph for Man
Mew +-
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Michael Buble Crazy Love
Middle Class Rut Pick Up Your Head
Pick Up Your Head packs a hard punch that has a more experimental approach than their predecessor. Just as Silversun Pickups is compared to Smashing Pumpkins, Middle Class Rut can be easily identified with Jane's Addiction; but just because you sound like another band doesn't mean it should be analyzed for it's similarities, such as vocalist/guitarist Zach Lopez sounding nearly identical to JA's Perry Farrel. Middle Class Rut are going to have a difficult time without being compared to bands such as JA, but they have made an album that outshines their breakout hit "New Low" and features solid tracks that are playful with the indie rock/noise punk genres. Even when some of the tracks fall short or flat, Middle Class Rut strive on. r
Midnight Matinee Contrast In Color
Migos Culture
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream
Miguel Wild
Miike Snow Happy to You
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
MorMor Heaven's Only Wishful
Morning Teleportation Salivating for Symbiosis
Mos Def The Ecstatic
Moving Mountains Waves
A band that's beginning to play with cliches, but still has a unique identity.
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons
My Epic I Am Undone
My Morning Jacket Circuital
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket Z
My Morning Jacket Chocolate and Ice
N.E.R.D. In Search Of
Neon Indian Psychic Chasms
New Found Glory Sticks and Stones
New Found Glory Catalyst
I never thought too heavily on the negativity this album received. I feel that the hatred towards
this CD was the heavy focus on melody. But that's what made this album so special. It had the unique way of
selling itself as fun and upbeat. It's repetiveness can be quoted here and there, but it has a special place in
my heart b/c of the pure energy it provides.
New Found Glory Resurrection
New Order Get Ready
Night Verses Into the Vanishing Light
Night Verses Copper Wasp
rNight Verses' prove they can still slay their raw and aggressive sound without vocalist Douglas Robinson.
Ninja Sex Party Under The Covers Vol. II
Ninja Sex Party Cool Patrol
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
O'Brother You and I
Observers & Telescopes The Sound of People Moving: Prologue
Ocean is Theory Into The Mouths of Lions EP
Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In Place
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
A band that gets this amount of exposure rarely finds a fitting for the career ahead of them. But Of Monsters and Men stamps seal of with this album, finding a place among other indie bands out there.
of Montreal False Priest
I'm not rating it high because it's catchier, but because it embraces Kevin Barnes absurdity and it just has a blast. So instead of determining whether or not the arrangements are good, enjoy this party drug album.
of Montreal Skeletal Lamping
of Montreal thecontrollersphere
of Montreal Paralytic Stalks
Oliver Tank Dreams
Orcas Yearling
Osees Mutilator Defeated At Last
Osees Face Stabber
Osees Putrifiers II
Otis Taylor Recapturing The Banjo
Our City Sleeps There is Hope.
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues
Big fan! Huge love! Love it! 3 years worth the wait!
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Hayley Williams may be becoming a huge name for herself, but it's the talented band that keeps her in line.
Passenger (UK) Wide Eyes Blind Love
Pendulum Immersion
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Pharmakon Devour
Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
Pierce the Veil Misadventures
Placebo Meds
Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts
If there is an album that accurately displays love, lust, affection, disgust and longing, Placebo has created the perfect infection to your brain.
PM Today In Medias Res
Polock Rising Up
Pond (AUS) Man, It Feels like Space Again
Ponderosa Pool Party
Poppy Choke
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth
Portugal. The Man American Ghetto
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends
Prince Batman
Protest the Hero Palimpsest
Prurient Through the Window
Radical Face Ghost
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Leaves
Ramin Djawadi Pacific Rim
Real Don Music The Dank Zappa
Real Estate Real Estate
Real Estate The Main Thing
Relient K Mmhmm
Right Away, Great Captain! The Bitter End
Rihanna ANTI
Not as new as a person you might think, and the experimental side of her is somewhat trivial but you can't fault her because their is a daring effort wanting to reach out.
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rogue Wave Descended Like Vultures
Rogue Wave Nightingale Floors
Royal Coda Compassion
Run Kid Run Patterns
Now they sound like a stronger and more experimental Every Avenue!
Rusted Root When I Woke
Instrumentally, it's a fantastic album, and thouigh there is inspiration, it's always been the weakest side of Rusted Root. Still, they do capture the sounds of different cultures into one. The tracks express a kinetic form of energy and have a great, multi-cultural groove to it.r
Sacred Paws Strike A Match
Sainthood Reps Monoculture
Santigold Santogold
Saosin Saosin
Say Anything Say Anything
Say Anything Hebrews
School of Seven Bells Ghostory
School of Seven Bells Disconnect From Desire
School of Seven Bells SVIIB
ScHoolboy Q Habits and Contradictions
ScHoolboy Q Blank Face LP
Sea Wolf Leaves in the River
Sea Wolf Old World Romance
Search The City A Fire So Big The Heavens Can See It
Secret Band Secret Band EP (Remastered)
Senses Fail Life Is Not a Waiting Room
Senses Fail The Fire
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots
Some of the songs are lifeless, but the ones that do throw you back out of your chair.
Shiny Toy Guns III
Carah Faye's return is a return to form for the band with an assortment of uplifting and dance-able tracks.
Shiro Sagisu Berserk Original Soundtrack
Shiro Sagisu Shin Godzilla Official Soundtrack
Sianvar Sianvar
Sigur Ros Valtari
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
A grand spectacle of great songwriting and heavy progression.
Silversun Pickups Seasick
Silversun Pickups Pikul
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Silversun Pickups take an edgier and less subtle approach in this album and probably not an album can be sat through just once; you need to let it grab your attention through every listen. This also goes for the lead single "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)": a haunting nod to the infamous folklore tale. This new approach feels less organic but doesn't stray as far to the sound that they have made in the past.r
Single File Common Struggle
Sleeper Agent Celabrasion
Sleepy Sun Fever
Sleepy Sun Embrace
Sleepy Sun Spine Hits
Sleigh Bells Treats
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
The opening album of 2012! It's a must for anyone who enjoys industrial noise, garage rock, hip-hop, and pure indie.
Slotface Try Not to Freak Out2
Slotface Empire Records
Slotface Sorry For the Late Reply
Snail Mail Lush
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Snow Patrol Up to Now
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
So Contagious Locked & Loaded
Soccer Mommy Color Theory
Soundtrack (Film) Spring Breakers
Sparks The Rescue Worst Thing I've Been Cursed With
Sparks The Rescue Eyes to the Sun
Spirit Possession Spirit Possession
Spoon Gimme Fiction
Squid the Whale new war.
Stand Atlantic Pink Elephant
Story of the Year Page Avenue
Stromae Racine Carrée
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
Sufjan Stevens The Ascension
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Taking Back Sunday New Again
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
Tame Impala The Slow Rush
Telekinesis (USA-WA, Indie Rock) 12 Desperate Straight Lines
The 1975 Sex
The 1975 Music For Cars
The 1975 A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
A very reflective album with a collage of concepts highly focused on the age of the Internet. "Love It We Made It" is easily one of the best songs to be released this year.
The Acacia Strain Slow Decay
The Academy Is... Fast Times at Barrington High
The Academy Is... Almost Here
The Academy Is... Lost In Pacific Time: The AP/EP
The Audition Great Danger
The Audition Chapter II - EP
The sound is very passionate and strong; which makes it sound like it was worked very hard on.
The Boxer Rebellion Union
The Boxer Rebellion Promises
The Boxer Rebellion Ocean By Ocean
The Cab Symphony Soldier
To sum this up, The Cab has literally put their heart and soul into this album, which you can feel even in the catchier segments of some songs. Every part of this album boasts boisterous vocals and lyrics with guitars and drums that knock the rhythm for one of a hell of a ride.
The Carters Everything Is Love
The Contortionist Clairvoyant
The Contortionist Our Bones
The Cribs Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
The Cribs Ignore The Ignorant
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Dead Weather Sea of Cowards
The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Death Set Michel Poiccard
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Out from the roots, came more progression. From within the branches, less generic kicks.
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Devil Wears Prada Space
Just as their first concept EP, 'Space' is an atmospheric and inspired affair into a subject that isn't about life or
faith but delves into a more thematic piece. All the tracks have appropriate titles. Taking aim at the minimal synths used
in many space films, it adds a new element in TDWPs heavy sound that brings a stronger emphasis to the concept's focus
("Planet A"). "Supernova" is the most commercially made song on the EP, but has an explosion of energy that is perfect to
it's title flowing into a pretty melody. "Asteroid" is the most versatile instrumentally with beautiful layered vocal
tracks. This is possibly the strongest flowing project TDWP has made in a while with the exception of "Celestial
Mechanics" (a fancy titled Interlude). For fans of TDWP, this will not go unnoticed and will definitely get kick out of
this if you missed their more daring ideas from 'Zombie.'
The Devil Wears Prada The Act
The Downtown Fiction Best I Never Had - EP
The Downtown Fiction Let's Be Animals
The Dream the Chase Found Again
The fun creativity expressed throughout this EP makes up for the production quality.
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Family Crest Beneath the Brine
The Family Crest The War: Act I
The Hives Black and White Album
The Hoodies A Place On Solid Ground
The Hoodies What's to Come
The Human Abstract Nocturne
My friend played this album a long time ago in his car and I couldn?t remember who or what album it was, and my friend forgot too. Finally, I find it and it?s good to hear it fresh in my head again.
The Hundred in the Hands The Hundred in the Hands
The Hundred in the Hands Red Night
The dramatic and tense rhythms make up some of the best moments in this sophomore outing, but some tracks lack creative vibe.
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law
A heavier rock anthem for the Alt-rock trio and opens up the new year with a loud bang.
The Killers Sam's Town
The Killers Day & Age
This is a much more cleaned up sound than Sam's Town. It blends both the masterpiece of Hot Fuss w/ Sam's Town which works majestically.
The Killers Imploding the Mirage
The Kills Midnight Boom
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
A laid back simplicity that is both charming and memorable.
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement
It may not be a classic, but it certainly feels like it was. Alex Turner and Miles Kane's project is a wonderful call back to the 1960s British Invasion era with an edgy indie/alternative vibe accompanied by an epic orchestra.r
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Lonely Island Turtleneck and Chain
The Lonely Island The Wack Album
The Lumineers The Lumineers
The Men Mercy
The Morning Benders Big Echo
The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck
The Mountain Goats Get Lonely
The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The National I Am Easy to Find
The New Pornographers Together
The New Pornographers Mass Romantic
The Orwells Remember When
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Paper Kites Woodland
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely
The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme
The Republic of Wolves In The House Of Dust
The Republic Tigers Keep Color
The Republic Tigers Mind Over Matter
The Rise of Science Casey
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins Port of Morrow
Probably some of the band's most ambitious and catchiest songs to date, The Shins bring more energy than ever with their new line up.
The Sleeping The Big Deep
The Sleeping What It Takes
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Story So Far The Story So Far
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Temper Trap Conditions
The Virgins Strike Gently
The Virgins find themselves in a mature state of mind while taking some of the jingle jangle sounds that made some of their early releases so memorable. Instead this maturer band may or may not have you invested in what they're saying but they sure as hell have the hooks to stay in the game.
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
The Weeknd Thursday
The Weeknd Starboy
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
The xx I See You
There For Tomorrow There For Tomorrow
There For Tomorrow A Little Faster
These United States A Picture of the Three of Us at The Gate to the Ga
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds To Mars
This Armistice Defining Moments
This Armistice (New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change
This Century Hopeful Romantic Sampler EP
This Providence Who Are You Now?
Thundercat Drunk
Tides of Man Dreamhouse
Even though cohesion is replaced with style, each song still feels epic as individual tracks.
Tides of Man Empire Theory
Tides of Man Young and Courageous
An epic, progressive rock album that doesn't force the "epic" side to it and follows its title's theme.
Time Tells All Spread the Word
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Maybe a tiny bit more mainstream, but still, this may have to be his best album since 'Rain Dogs'
Tool 10,000 Days
Tool Fear Inoculum
Toto Toto IV
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds
Transmit Now Downtown Merry-Go-Round
Troye Sivan Bloom
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Twin Atlantic Vivarium
Twin Peaks Sunken
Twin Peaks Wild Onion
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
A smart and strategic follow up to their successful debut.
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Underoath Define the Great Line
Uniform Wake In Fright
Uniform and The Body Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back
UNKLE Where Did The Night Fall
Unwritten Law Here's to the Mourning
Unwritten Law Swan
Valencia We All Need A Reason To Believe
Valencia Dancing With A Ghost
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Vanna The Search Party Never Came
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Veil of Maya [id]
Veil of Maya Matriarch
Simply breathe and enjoy. Veil of Maya has always been a talented band and with their new vocalist and new melodic direction, it neither detracts or changes them. It feels refined and fully realized. Metal purists or fans of their older work will be disinterested in this "new direction" but this has only made them stronger as artists
Vetiver The Errant Charm
Vetiver Vetiver
Vetiver Thing Of The Past
Vince Staples Prima Donna
Vince Staples FM!
Washed Out Within and Without
Hypnotic, seductive and mesmerizing music that wants to make love to your ears. It blends the sounds of Panda
Bear, Tiesto, and Bon Iver into a sound that works.
Washed Out Paracosm
Wavves and Cloud Nothings No Life For Me
Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory Fun
Wild Nothing Indigo
William Fitzsimmons The Sparrow and the Crow
Wolf Alice My Love Is Cool
Xiu Xiu Girl with Basket of Fruit
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals
Yeasayer Odd Blood
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
YG My Krazy Life
Young the Giant Young the Giant
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter
Young Thug Barter 6

3.0 good
2 Chainz Based On a T.R.U. Story
2 Chainz has all the makings of a great rapper, but he's misguided by creating a lack of depth in his beats and ryhmes. As a singer, he has the flattest range of most rappers as proven by the random melodies he adds in his verses ("I Luv Dem Strippers"). If he's the next big thing, then Lil Wayne is the next Pro Skater.
2 Chainz Rap Or Go To The League
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Revision: Revise
Well done, the breakdowns feel a bit overdone at times, but its still a fun listen that doesn't feel like too
much of the same-old-same-old. It also has some of the clearest and dynamic sounding drums I've ever heard
on a record.
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholder
A Lot Like Birds Plan B
A Love Like Pi The Atlas And The Oyster
A Love Like Pi Jack and the Giant
A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
A Phoenix Forever This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
A Silent Film A Silent Film
A Skylit Drive Identity on Fire
A Static Lullaby A Static Lullaby
A.C. Newman Shut Down the Streets
Active Child Mercy
AFI Crash Love
After the Burial Evergreen
AFTRHR Closing In
Alesana The Emptiness
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
All Time Low Nothing Personal
alt-J This Is All Yours
alt-J Relaxer
Amely Hello World
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Vital
Little by little, it seemed like this band always wanted to go become the the alt-rock response to New Order. The work has definitely payed off, making this the most refined and mature album in their career.
Angels and Airwaves I-Empire
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
Angus Stone Broken Brights
Animal Collective Painting With
Animal Collective Bridge to Quiet
Annuals Time Stamp
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Ariana Grande My Everything
Ariana Grande finds a unique balance on her new album that showcases her talent on a more personal note.
Armor For Sleep Smile For Them
Armor For Sleep Dream To Make Believe
Artificial Language Now We Sleep
As An Aquarius Forgive Me For Living
ASAP Ferg Floor Seats
ASAP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
Assassins War of Aggression
A surprising and energetic debut that should steal the scene from other bands of the genre.
Asteria Momentum
Asteria Asteria
Atreyu The Curse
August Alsina Testimony
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony
All you need is a little air to breathe before listening to alternative dance that's eccentric like this.
B.o.B No Genre
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Barcelona Absolutes
Bear Hands Distraction
Bear Hands You'll Pay For This
Beartooth Sick
Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs
Beck Modern Guilt
Before Their Eyes Before Their Eyes
Big Sean Hall of Fame
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
Bishop Allen Grrr...
Blaqk Audio Bright Black Heaven
Bleachers Strange Desire
Blessthefall Awakening
Better instrumentation, but continues the riff of some cheesy lyrics, and bogged down by predictability.
Bombay Bicycle Club Flaws
Born Of Osiris Soul Sphere
Born Of Osiris The Simulation
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls
Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Breathe Carolina Hell Is What You Make It
A generic, but fun, guilty pleasure that should be checked out. It's the right direction for this band.
Breathe Carolina Savages
As usual, Breathe Carolina brings on the party with edginess, but one of the great things that made the band good (well since their last album) was the contrast between the two vocalists in the group, whom held each other up. Now that one of their vocalists is gone, it's the one, nasally singer on his own 75% of the time. David Schmitt is not a "strong" vocalist, and that's okay; his un-dynamic, nasal swelling high to low mumble is...passable? I suppose. But the tracks that feature guest artists including Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, Karmin, and Tyler Carter bring back that contrast that works to Schmitt's vocals. The remaining tracks are either hit-or-miss in EDM tracks. It's odd to say that the heavier track, "Sellouts" is the strongest song off the album. With Danny Worsnop heavily invested. This is great because it's an anthem about not selling out for others to like them. It's an incredible song: lyrically and instrumentally (including the build up to the half point where it stops to take a breath and gets quiet, adding a very emotional center). But for all the praise I give to this track, it's the most out of place out of the rest of the album. This is the only song that features heavy chugging and screaming of any kind. It probably would've been better to release this as a single (just like Issues released "Hooligans" alone). Mostly this album is just an overlong, but fun album most will definitely get a kick out of this summer. It would have benefitted from more guest artists and featured a heavier sound. Simply, it's an okay EDM/pop album.
Breathe Carolina Sleepless
rEDM that won't exactly challenge your tastes but perfectly entertaining enough to probably hit off in plenty of rave festivals.r
Bright Eyes Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
Broadway Kingdoms
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Burden of a Day OneOneThousand
Bush The Sea of Memories
Strong return from alternative-grunge. After a decade, they still sound freshly polished.
Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
Captions Delusions Of Grandeur
Cartel In Stereo
Cary Brothers Under Control
Cash Cash Love Or Lust
While making cheesy beats for Sonic the Hedgehog, Cash Cash has made an album that takes the concept of "What's the difference between Love & Lust?" into a candy land that's sweet most of the time.
Chairlift Does You Inspire You
It's a tough album to truly look through, but Chairlift does define what their sound really is.
Charli XCX True Romance
Chief Kamachi Rise and Rhyme, Vol. 1
Childish Gambino Royalty
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
I like Donald, I really do. But personal feelings aside, this is NOT the album you should be exposed to. It's un-enjoyable mediocrity.r
Childish Gambino 03.15.20
Children of Nova Impossible Landscape
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Christopher Owens Lysandre
rOwens undermines his sensitive subject matter, unlike his last album with former band Girls. But, on the other hand, it still has a flare that's satisfying and commanding for an artist like Owens. The overall album is a casual presentation that serves to keep the listener at an emotional distance.
Cigarettes After Sex Cigarettes After Sex
Circa Survive Juturna
Close Your Eyes Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts
Stronger, passionate and catchy, but breaks down the wrong path.
Cloud Nothings Cloud Nothings
Breezy rock & roll that's fun, not always lasting but sticks with you in a way.
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
The album cover suggests "Fist of the North Star" quality content, but delivers an underwhelming conclusion that has moments of entertainment, but nothing that might last.
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Cold War Kids Mine is Yours
Coldplay X&Y
Conditions Fluorescent Youth
Crocodiles Endless Flowers
Crosses Crosses
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Cults Static
Cute Is What We Aim For Rotation
Cute Is What We Aim For Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
Craig Owens has a controlled sound that proves his vocal strengths. He takes dominance with this project and just has a damn good time with it, and that's why this album succeeds.
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Tilian Pearson makes a stellar replacement as the new vocalist of the group and their strongest to date. The songs in particular are strong in production value and instrumentally incredible. Even though the lyrics sound ridiculous, sometimes a little ridiculous is required for music this energetic and lively.
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Lyrically, they have sucked and fucked themselves off; but the instruments shine thine the most.
Daphne Loves Derby On the Strength of All Convinced
Dashboard Confessional Dusk and Summer
Dayshell Dayshell
Dayshell Nexus
Deas Vail Birds & Cages
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
It's a softer and more subtle approach that respectively works, but may mellow out new listeners.
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
Def Leppard Def Leppard
Deftones Gore
Delorean Apar
Delta Spirit Into the Wide
Denitia and Sene His and Hers.
Destine Lightspeed
Destroyer Ken
Dirty Projectors Dirty Projectors
Disclosure Caracal
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
Does It Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea...
Drake So Far Gone
Drake and Future What a Time to Be Alive
Dream On Dreamer Heartbound
Dream On Dreamer It Comes and Goes
Dreamville Revenge Of The Dreamers III
Elder (USA-MA) Omens
Emarosa Emarosa
Empire Of The Sun Ice On the Dune
A few tracks are exhilarating, catchy and pleasing to hear all around and a shoutout to the hauntingly moody "I'll Be Around". Just as "Alive" and "Concert Pitch" are the feel good jump and dance anthems, "Celebrate" sounds like the rebellious love child of Daft Punk's "One More Time" & "Digital Love" with all it's upbeat charm. But many tracks don't live up to the LP's expectations that's overly long and feels uninspired like half of the great tracks on here.rRecommended Tracks: "DNA", "Alive", "Concert Pitch", "Ice on the Dune", "I'll Be Around", "Celebrate"
Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
ERRA Andromeda
ERRA Drift
Ever We Fall We Are But Human
Every Avenue Picture Perfect
Every Avenue Shh. Just Go With It
Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo Prince Avalanche
Eye Alaska Genesis Underground
The good is that this band has pride in their music and that's a very strong quality. The bad is that they don't exactly know how to show it off to their audiences exactly.
Family of the Year Loma Vista
Far-Less A Toast to Bad Taste
FIDLAR Almost Free
Fit for Rivals Steady Damage
It's been a while, but I remember listening to this band back in '09. Simple and hard album with raspy leading lady.
Flight 409 We Don't Dance
Flight of the Conchords I Told You I Was Freaky
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Foster the People Torches
Four Letter Lie What A Terrible Thing To Say
Several years late rating this album and it still holds a glimmer of middle school nostalgia.
Foxy Shazam The Church of Rock and Roll
An incredible contribution to Rock & Roll that will treat any listener to a nostalgic dose of classic riffs and ill have you bursting into flames.
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires
Friendly Fires Pala
From Autumn To Ashes Holding A Wolf By The Ears
From Autumn To Ashes The Fiction We Live
From First to Last Throne to the Wolves
From First to Last Dead Trees
Dead Trees' intention is to entertain afans and newcomers alike as a reintroduction with invigoration and inspiration. It won'texactly appeal to everyone but it's obvious that there's A passion and a drive that compels to make this album.
From Indian Lakes The Man With Wooden Legs
fun. Some Nights
Future EVOL
Future rides along his simple, laid back, trap beat formula that still works.
Future High Off Life
Get Scared Cheap Tricks and Theatrics
Get Scared Best Kind of Mess
They scream, crawl into your skin and mix the best elements of: MCR, and The Used. But most of the time, you'll have moments of deja and wonder why they don't just join those bands themselves. Still, this band at least embraces the "horrorcore" elements and has fun.r
Get Scared Built For Blame, Laced With Shame
God Or Julie This Road Before
Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
GOOD Music Cruel Summer
It's uneven and lacks any depth or lyrical conviction from the artists; but it does have memorable moments (suggesting 'Mercy' and the lyric "Drop it to the floorrMake that ass shake; Make the ground move, that's an ass-quake")
Gordi Reservoir
Great Good Fine Ok III
Green Day American Idiot
Grouplove Spreading Rumours
HAIM Something To Tell You
Hanni El Khatib Will The Guns Come Out
Haunted Hearts Initiation
A finely executed project that highlights the best of both of these artists strengths in their separate acts.
Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
Holds up so much better then their other albums. Their aggression is controlled, the sound has a consistent flow and despite a few hiccups here and there, it's a thoroughly well held up album.
Hebronix Unreal
Yuck's ex-frontman makes a fuzzy and warm solo debut.
Hellogoodbye Everything Is Debatable
Hellogoodbye S'only Natural
Hey Monday Hold On Tight
Hidden In Plain View Life in Dreaming
Hit the Lights Invicta
It's so great to hear this band come back with a more interesting sound than their last album. Since Colin Ross' departure in 2007, there was a lot of disappointment from fans, but some were excited to hear that backup vocalist Nick Thompson would fill in. Now 4 years have passed and the band seem refreshed, Thompson sounds more at comftorable than ever before and an unexpected new approach that's less forceful in catchy rhythms and more about the build up to each song that is well deserved and refreshing.
Hit the Lights Summer Bones
Hit the Lights bring energy to each, short track without slowing down, giving this year the anthem album of the summer.
Hit-Boy Zoomin'
Hit-Boy Tony Fontana
Hockey Mind Chaos
Holy Ghost! Work
Hopes Die Last Six Years Home
How to Dress Well Care
Howie Day Sound the Alarm
HS87 We the Plug
I See Stars Treehouse
A confident new direction that works for the electronicore band.
I the Mighty Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go
Ice Nine Kills The Burning
IDK Is He Real?
Imagine Dragons Continued Silence
In Fear and Faith Voyage
Ivoryline There Came A Lion
J. Cole Born Sinner
Jack White Boarding House Reach
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking
Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Jimmy Eat World Damage
John Mayer Battle Studies
Joshua Radin Simple Times
Joshua Radin Underwater
Joshua Radin Onward and Sideways
Joywave How Do You Feel Now?
Joywave Content
Joywave consistently keep with their entertaining, radio friendly sound on their latest album.
Joywave Possession
Junip Junip
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2
Part 2 takes chances with some good songs, but the album feels cobbled together and unfocused (especially with some of the guest artists) compared to the first '20/20.' As a singular album, it shouldn't be a surprise that JT provides a moderately entertaining album, it just takes away from the overall "experience."
K. Roosevelt Journey
Kanye West ye
Karen O Crush Songs
Not much of an album, but mostly a collection of short and original sessions that will keep you amused.
Kehlani Sweet Sexy Savage
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Ink My Own Lane
KillMatriarch Order Through Chaos
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Fishing For Fishies
King Tuff Black Moon Spell
Kitten Like A Stranger
Kitten Kitten
Kitten Heaven or Somewhere In Between
Knife Party Rage Valley
Patched up and better than their debut EP. I think we're all still waiting for another Pendulum album, but unfortunately, that won't happen for a while.
Kurt Vile Bottle It In
La Bella Charade All Friends, No Fans
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
ADELE may have range and fire in her voice, but Lana Del Rey has a style that's classy and original. She proves her chops and is a well proclaimed gangster Nancy Sinatra. It may not be perfect, but it sure as hell is deep enough to synpathize with.
Lana Del Rey Paradise
Last Winter Under the Silver of Machines
Le Cassette Left To Our Own Devices
Le Cassette takes the 80s style and runs with it that might be all show, but they take it to such a nostalgic place it feels just at home. Though maybe self referential to a point, it's a decent modern day transport to a different decade.
Lead Hands Lead Hands
Let's Get It Digital Spaces
Lifehouse No Name Face
Lil Wayne Funeral
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park Reanimation
Linkin Park Living Things
This album is much more personal, unique and in depth as previous outings.
Local Natives Hummingbird
This album is nothing if not subtle; a lateral growth that's thoughtful and a subtle progression that's bold and a bit brighter.
Local Natives Violet Street
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Ludo You're Awful, I Love You
Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy
M83 Oblivion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The tracks lack any depth to become epic tracks in action sequences, but what makes up for it is M83's cues from Daft Punk's last collaboration with Joseph Kolinski in Tron: Legacy which had very slow and subtle orchestration to build up with small emotions rather than large reactions. This tactic both succeeds and fails at bringing the sci-fi thriller's more bigger moments to life, but it does work in regards to the smaller moments that occur between the characters in scenes.
M83 Junk
Mae Singularity
It's not groundbreaking like The Everglow, but it still has the piano/alternative rock vibe that made them so memorable to begin with; even with the less inspired lyrics.
Mae (m)orning
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's Rot Gut, Domestic
Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Maroon 5 Hands All Over
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
Megan Thee Stallion Suga
Meriwether Sons of Our Fathers
Meriwether Make Your Move (Re-release)
Metric Fantasies
It's their catchiest album overall and gives the ultimate satisfaction fans have been looking for.
Mew Visuals
MGMT Congratulations
MGMT make a solid, slow psychidelic pop album while sucking out all noticeable indie pop influence. In return, they suck out most of the joy from their previous album's fun vibe and feel that they should fully forget their fan base to avoid airplay.
Midnight Matinee Derange
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead
Infinity Overhead keep a persistent groove that has an undeniable charm while not having the poignancy they obtained so well on their last albums. Minus the Bear isn't breaking any new ground, but they sure as hell sound like they are having fun trying.
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk
Morning Parade Morning Parade
Muse The 2nd Law
It's a solid effort that doesn't quite hit its target, but it's certainly ambitious and
confident. Why don't you take it upon yourselves to actually listen to the album. 'Madness'
is actually a very good, soft-rock ballad.
Muse Drones
Drones has some of the spark of old Muse albums mixed with hard rock influence, but this will always be the album that will be remembered for, quite honestly, the worst song in their career "Psycho" featuring a lyric such as "Your ass is mine" will be held against Matt Bellamy for years to come.
Mutemath Mutemath
Mutemath Armistice
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
The final album by MCR is not perfection, the album is a more mainstream concept album with songs worthy of rado play. But, the whole album has a certain fun 3 act structure that's not only fun, but imaginative.
Neon Trees Habits
New Found Glory Coming Home
New Found Glory Radiosurgery
New Order Lost Sirens
Nilufer Yanya Miss Universe
Ninja Sex Party Attitude City
Oaklynn Oaklynn - EP
Ocean is Theory In My Blood Again
Of Mice And Men The Flood
A solid improvement after their first album that''s agressive and melodic.
of Montreal The Sunlandic Twins
Offset (ATL) Father Of 4
Oh, Manhattan Spiritual Warfare
Okay Kaya Watch This Liquid Pour Itself
On An On Give In
Osees Drop
Palms Palms
Panda Bear Buoys
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Panic! at the Disco Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
It's not as good as some would have hoped, but it's still a solid and enjoyable album from P!AtD.
Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor
P!aTD's new album may just as likely be called the Brendon Urie Experience. But then again, the multi-talented musician/singer is certainly an artist that can't be simply swept under the rug thanks to his charisma and charm. That being said, the album is a mess of tracks that do not match with one another but individual tracks will bring joy to most and some tracks will just leave others a bit left out.
Parachute Losing Sleep
Parachute The Way It Was
Passenger (UK) All The Little Lights
Passion Pit Kindred
A handful of tracks will please die hard fans, but the album doesn't feel like it comes into its own.r2.8 / 5r
Pendulum In Silico
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Pharmakon Contact
Pharrell Williams G I R L
Even though anyone can come to the simple conclusion that Pharrell wanted to dedicate this "To all the ladies!" Pharrell makes a serious stamp on his career.
Phoenix Alphabetical
Phoenix Bankrupt!
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines
In the ever growing list of high pitched vocalists (ex. A Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, etc.) lead vocalist, Vic Fuentes maybe the one of the strongest on scene. The experimental sound blends nicely with his heart bearing voice. It's true the lyrics and sometimes come off as cliched and generic and I agree at times it feels a bit whiny, but I think that's what helps make the music feel real and unreal at the same time. It's a stronger album in general, even with the obvious poppy hooks and the occasional cliched "diary" lyrics, the music does make it clear what it's trying to convey. Life is tough, love can be rough, but you can always build yourself back up.
Plastic Visions Plastic Visions - EP
PM Today And Then The Hurricane
Polyenso Year of the Dog
Portugal. The Man Woodstock
Post Malone beerbongs and bentleys
The album has too many tracks with some being so hazey that it can get dull. However, the emotional gravitas of his vocals show a lot of diversity in his range on a lot of the tracks (including the party tracks) that you'll believe everything he says he means. It's not a groundbreaking album, but it's an outstanding improvement for him with some of the catchiest lines all thanks to his flow and the layers he puts into each track. A mixed bag overall, but Post Malone's earned appeal is not unwarranted with the quality that's here.
Post Malone Hollywood's Bleeding
Purity Ring Shrines
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Quietdrive Quietdrive
Quietdrive When All That's Left Is You
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line
Rae Sremmurd SR3MM
Real Don Music The Dank Sinatra EP
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Rise Against Endgame
I feel like Rise Against has been born again with the same feel as The Suffer and the Witness. Appeal to
Reason just didn't feel comftorable and it felt unevenly paced, this album just shows how much they can
impact musicgoers everywhere.
Rob Thomas Cradlesong
Rogue Wave Asleep at Heaven's Gate
It's a sweet, mellow sound; but it's extremely messy in the pacing. It manages to gain sentiment through the music, and that's a plus that it should be grateful for.
Run Kid Run Love at the Core
Saosin The Grey
Saosin Along the Shadow
The band's first album in 7 years and the return of Anthony Green as lead is the best thing as a fan and the best release they've had.
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
SECRETS Fragile Figures
A huge improvement over their debut that's got serious lasting power, Fragile Figures is a great summer surprise.
Senses Fail From the Depths of Dreams
Senses Fail Still Searching
Senses Fail Let It Enfold You
Sequoyah Prep School Spells
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Set It Off Cinematics
Set Your Goals This Will Be the Death of Us
Sexwitch Sexwitch
Silverstein Transitions
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Silverstein Rescue
Silversun Pickups Better Nature
Silversun Pickups Widow's Weeds
Skillet Comatose
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Sky Eats Airplane Everything Perfect on the Wrong Day
Sky Eats Airplane Sky Eats Airplane
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
This album is a fucking blast and those of you who complain about a guy who can hold a high Note with soul
should have their dicks ripped off with a complaint that slanderous.
Sleepwave Broken Compass
Sleepy Sun Maui Tears
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
As I blast this album through the apartment building it becomes very clear to me that Sleigh Bells' energy has never been better as the duo create something as a deep breath for an easier and accessible experience.
Sleigh Bells Jessica Rabbit
Sleigh Bells Kid Kruschev
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Soundtrack (Film) The Great Gatsby (Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film)
Soundtrack (Film) The Spongebob Squarepants Movie - Music
Soundtrack (Film) Black Panther The Album
Soundtrack (Television) Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Sparks The Rescue Sparks the Rescue
Spinnerette Spinnerette
Starship No Protection
Strange Vacation Chasm
The album brings out the youth and nostalgia of our lives with a great progressive tone. It's an album that tugs at
you and never lets go.
Switchfoot New Way to Be Human
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Tenth Avenue North Over and Underneath
The 1975 The 1975
The 1975's debut is full of funky beats and youthful rebellion; definitely the perfect soundtrack for a summer of lust. As it goes, it's odd to say that the album overstuffs itself with filler that either doesn't fit the atmosphere or slows it down. If the album was shorter and had a consistent tone throughout, this could've been one of the better releases this summer. Instead, it's a cluttered mess of ideas that feel like filler. Some of the more upbeat tracks will overshadow most of the album's dull moments. Tracks such as "Chocolate", "Girls", and "Settle Down" are some of the more fun tracks, while "The City" and "Sex" are stand out tracks for their heartfelt tales of youth. This is an album to pick apart, but it's tight enough to listen with an open mind and heart.
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
The 1975 Notes on a Conditional Form
The All-American Rejects When the World Comes Down
Tyson Ritter is just what he wants people to think he is; passionate, eccentric, and the definition a glam rock star. He shows true showmanship through some real gems on this album. But some of the songs don't push hard enough and just leave another taste for something else. But still, he should be proud of what he has accomplished thus far.
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The All-American Rejects Kids in the Street
The Almost Southern Weather
The Audition Controversy Loves Company
The Black Keys Magic Potion
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Black Keys Turn Blue
Turn Blue is a grower never reaching the height of greatness with a mellow, psychedelic direction that has less of the bite the band is good at it, and more of a calm and cool attitude.
The Bravery The Sun and the Moon
The Bravery The Bravery
The Cab Whisper War
A catchy band that draws passion out of its surroundings. Unfortunately, some songs have pacing issues that draw from the band's obvious talent.
The Caesars Paper Tigers
The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
It shows a great artistry and form, but it doesn't have the edge or consistent driving force like say Angus & Julia Stone.
The Cranberries In the End
The Cribs New Fellas
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Death Set King Babies
The Decemberists Picaresqueties
The Decemberists Long Live the King
The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada has become an interesting topic now these days. A band that has grown so much in popularity but has been disregarded from the media. In a sense, only so many can handle this genre, and I'm one of those people. But why do I like this band do much? I won't play dumb; I'm a Christian, and I appreciate the theology of this band staying in that realm. But it's not their faith that particularly drives me. It's the way they can portray a scene with each song. Grant it, not all the lyrics are excellent, but it's very impressive how the lyrics and the switching between the screaming vocalist and the clean vocalist. Somewhat of a good v. Evil scenario.
The Downtown Fiction The Downtown Fiction - EP
The Fall of Troy OK
The Family Crest Prelude to War
The Format Interventions and Lullabies
The Friday Night Boys That's What She Said
The Friday Night Boys The Sketch Process
The Graduate Anhedonia
Some of the songs off the album are an impressive debut, but they lack consistency.
The Japanese House Good At Falling
The Killers Sawdust
The Killers Battle Born
The Killers follow their journey to an inspired, heartland rock sound that has a bigger '80s vibe than any of their previous albums. This will probably be undervalued just like their last album "Day & Age" but for hardcore fans of The Killers, this is an album worth checking out.r
The Killers Wonderful Wonderful
The Kooks Junk of the Heart
Though cluttered, the change of sound feels refreshing and inspired, creating an enjoyable pop soundtrack for the summer.
The Kooks Konk
The Limousines Hush
The Limousines Get Sharp
The Lovemakers Let's Be Friends
A contribution to the end of a rock n' roll partnership.r
The Maine Can't Stop, Won't Stop
The Naked and Famous Passive Me, Aggressive You
The Neighbourhood I'm Sorry...
The Paper Kites On The Train Ride Home
The Paper Kites On the Corner Where You Live
The Radio Dept. Running Out of Love
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus The Hell or High Water
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Republic of Wolves No Matter How Narrow
The Sleeping Question & Answers
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 2
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy
The Southland Influence of Geography
The Strokes Angles
The Sun and The Sea Vega
The Temper Trap Thick as Thieves
The Used Lies for the Liars
The Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
The Virgins The Virgins
The Weeknd Kiss Land
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy,
The Weeknd's tamest and least adventurous tracks since his debut album, while still retaining the passion.
The Word Alive Empire
The Word Alive Deceiver
There For Tomorrow The Verge
There For Tomorrow Nightscape
Third Eye Blind Ursa Major
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
The visions and metaphors are clearer than an Angels & Airwaves album and as classy as a Pink Floyd tribute album.
This Century Biography of Heartbreak
Talent in the pop-rock genre making a good summer album you can't go wrong with.
This Love The Beginning
This Providence Brier
Not as compelling as their previous ventures, but a welcome sound.
Thriving Ivory Thriving Ivory (Re-Issue)
Tickle Me Pink Madeline
Tiger Riot Look Up!
A catchy and nicely made album with the help of producer Casey Creschenzo (lead singer of The Dear
Tilian Pearson Material Me
It's bitter, sugary sweetness calls for a doctor; it may be causing diabetes.
Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy
Total Control Typical System
Twin Shadow Eclipse
Two Door Cinema Club Changing Of The Seasons
Ty Dolla Sign Beach House EP
Ty Dolla Sign Free TC
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Usher Looking 4 Myself
Usher Hard II Love
Valencia This Could Be A Possibility
Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride
Vanna A New Hope
Vanna The Honest Hearts EP
I didn't need a retread of the same songs to know that their was a new singer.
Vanna And They Came Baring Bones
Volumes No Sleep
Wale Ambition
Walk the Moon Walk the Moon
Washed Out Purple Noon
We Are Scientists With Love and Squalor
We Are the Arsenal There Will Come Soft Rains
We Are the Arsenal Surveillance - EP
We Are The Ocean Cutting Our Teeth
We Came As Romans Dreams
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be
Re-evaluate: The lyrics are strongly written, the sound keeps itself from trying to be generic (while fooling around with it), and it has an excellent orchestral vibe. The only downside is the always inconsistent fade in, fade out echo that seem to show up in every song.
We Came As Romans Cold Like War
Weezer The Red Album
White Rabbits It's Frightening
White Rabbits Milk Famous
Wild Nothing Empty Estate
William Beckett Walk the Talk
William Beckett shows confidence as he goes from band leader to soloist. Even though the transition doesn't expose how unique or talented he really can be, it is a softer and more upbeat outing then his previous work with The Academy Is...
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Karen O may be experiencing a serious lack of vision or might be suffering from an identity crisis. The album has a few highlights, especially the incredibly produced and layered single "Sacrilage" which may be the best YYY track in recent memory. The album slumps moderately from passable to forgettable. The tracks aren't all bad on the way down, they just lack a clear identity. Even the track featuring Killer Mike's Dr. Octagon is random and unnecessary, but it's still fun. My favorite review of Mosquito has to be by Josh Kurp whose article is titled "5 Stages of Yeah Yeah Yeahs: How to Admit a Great Band has Released Their Worst Album" on Uproxx.com. All my thoughts on this album come from it. This album is not terrible, it's just a big plate of "Meh, okay."
Yeasayer Amen & Goodbye
Yes Nice Blindfolded
You Me At Six Hold Me Down
You, Me, And Everyone We Know So Young, So Insane
Youngblood Hawke Youngblood Hawke
With all the breakthrough artists coming out, this is a genuinely good time. The beats are energetic and never feel alienating. I can't say it's genuine unlike most of the new bands, but I can say it's very fun.
Yuck Glow and Behold
Yuck Southern Skies

2.5 average
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Symbiosis
It's hard to listen to an album like this because it has inspired moments that should be commended for, but then falls flat from becoming anything better then that.
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Day to Remember Old Record
A Day to Remember And Their Name Was Treason
A Love Like Pi III
Active Child Rapor
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Alesana Where Myth Fades to Legend
alt. Insubordinate
Anberlin New Surrender
Angels and Airwaves Love - Part II
This album is pathetic compared to the amazing buildups Part 1 created. Instead, they try making as many catchy singles in one album, where only a couple succeed and the rest fail at growing.
Angus and Julia Stone Angus & Julia Stone
Araabmuzik For Professional Use Only 2
Artist Vs Poet Favorite Fix
As Cities Burn Scream Through The Walls
ASAP Mob Lord$ Never Worry
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
B.o.B The Adventures of Bobby Ray
A colorful, catchy and sweet ride that will work for most, those looking for something new are going to be dissapointed.
Band of Horses Mirage Rock
A few interesting changes in their sound but some of that is forgotten with less than
memorable tracks.

Recommended Tracks: "How to Live", "Shut In Tourist"
Basshunter Now You're Gone-The Album
Basshunter has not entirely made a criminal offense here. There's a lot to admire from the beats, the atmosphere and the even the bad cheesy lyrics are fun. When you're music is obviously innovating people to dance and that's as far as you'd like to go in your career, there is no shame in that and should be left at that. As an artist, you have a chance to take liberties and make individually memorable songs; but in Basshunter's eyes, all of his songs NEED to be the same. I can't remember which song is which so I have to play the song that has different words in them. On the positive side, it's danceable and fun to song along to. The negative? It lacks innovation for something new.
Bear Hands Fake Tunes
Bear in Heaven Time Is Over One Day Old
Before Their Eyes Untouchable
Before Their Eyes The Dawn of My Death
Before Their Eyes Redemption
Benjamin Francis Leftwich In The Open
Blaqk Audio CexCells
Though good ideas are presented, all we get are bland and repetive sounds.
Blessthefall Witness
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Brett Dennen Hope for the Hopeless
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Broadway Gentleman's Brawl
rInstead of growing in the easycore sound they were doing great in, they've created an album that's self absorbed in melodies and power chords you swear you've heard in every pop punk album ever made. It will still keep any listener entertained during the summer, but it's a drastic step backwards from Kingdoms.
Broadway Contexture: Gods, Men & The Infinite Cosmos
Broken Bells Meyrin Fields
Built on Secrets The Disconnect
Sadly, a forgettable piece of work from the recently signed band, that held much promise after their debut EP Reflections came out three years ago. This is an album that had potential to be so much more but feels less inspired and forced back. Now here's a band with potential and there debut doesn't leave much to talk about. It feels ambitious and IT IS fun to listen to, when driving or doing (home)work; but it doesn't entirely live up to the hype it promised.
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Burden of a Day Blessed Be Our Ever After
Call the Cops Motion Sickness
Call the Cops Call the Cops!
Carolina Liar Coming to Terms
rIt almost feels like this band is (excuse the crude symbolism) sucking on the tit of the the Recording Academy members just to get a safe pass. As DaveyBoy said, they play it too safely. r
Carolina Liar Wild Blessed Freedom
Cartel Cartel
The apple falls from the tree, and continues to roll downward.
Cary Brothers Bruises
Cash Cash Take It To The Floor
Chiddy Bang Breakfast
Childish Gambino Camp
Though patches of this album aren't all fun and games, this album sure as hell doesn't try to be the same.
City Sleeps Chariots & Riots
This collection of unreleased tracks and B-sides feel exactly as they are described; fans will find value in a few tracks, but will ultimately realize the tracks weren't all meant to be released with terribly half baked lyrics and forgettably, dull instrumental moments.
Cobra Starship ¡Viva La Cobra!
Cobra Starship While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Stree
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
The singles undervalue the greatness of this album. Though the classical interest that most listeners keep up with may not be completely intact, there's something bigger at work around the bend.
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Coldplay does little to reinforce their sound; their singles are a good batch of entertainment, but it is only 1/3 of the album and the rest is an unbalanced act.
Confide Recover
Confide Shout the Truth (Re-Issue)
Confide All Is Calm
The first 6 tracks are generic, but passable enough (personally) to be something that has a bombastic charge that's fun to listen to. I have affection to melodic hardcore acts, and I had enough to go off to enjoy it. Ending it with the track "Move On", not a particularly good cut, but might have been enough to send the message and have old fans leave with a satisfying EP. Instead, the last several tracks are so bland and forgettable, I had to lower the score.
Crocodiles Boys
Crucible The Trials
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Danger Radio Used And Abused
Daughtry Daughtry
Dayshell Mr. Pain
Dead American The Shape of Punk is Dumb
Dead By Sunrise Out of Ashes
Even though the sound suits Bennington's strong vocals, it's a damn shame its wasted on mediocre rock.
Deadmau5 >album title goes here<
Recommended Tracks: "The Veldt", "Professional Griefers", "There Might Be Coffee"
Destine Illuminate
Drake Thank Me Later
Why is their so much hate for this album on this site?
Drake Views
Drake More Life
Drake Scorpion
Emarosa Relativity
Yes, Johnny Craig has got an impressive voice, but where is the musical direction heading towards? All you can here is his "incredible voice" and a band who idon't sound like thy're paying enough attention to their music. It makes you wonder why he's in a band in the first place. It has stand out moments musically and instrumentally, but the standout moments need to shine through an ENTIRE song to really grab anyone.
Eminem Recovery
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Tolerable - should not be the definition of an Eminem album.
Eminem Music to Be Murdered By
Emmure Goodbye To The Gallows
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours
This is a fun and much less repressive effort that faces the generic fit but not in the conventional sense. It has the formulaic rhythms and the mainstream feel that is reminescent of a summer fling that has you feeling regret in the morning.
Escape the Fate Ungrateful
I'm proud to say that this is the BEST release by ETF and I'm not pounding my head or scratching my head wondering why this album is fun. The album takes the best of both albums (minimun) and make it into a fun listen. The hate for this album is purely based on hate. The band even defends themselves from their harshest critics with the track "Forget About Me". Take it from someone who doesn't just give automatic 1's because he hates something. I have plenty of bands I despise but there's always good taken from something bad and this album (though not my taste and far from bad) is listenable and a step in transformation which can be shown in tracks like with the edgy, slow track "Picture Perfect" or "Chemical Love". To sum up the band's career with Craig Mabbitt: 1st album - bad fun, 2nd album - bad bad, 3rd album - average.rRecommended tracks: "Until We Die"; "Chemical Love"; "Picture Perfect"
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Flyleaf Memento Mori
For All Those Sleeping Cross Your Fingers
The band is generic at most, but to deny some enjoyment value would be an absolute lie.
For All Those Sleeping Outspoken
Forever the Sickest Kids Underdog Alma Mater
Foster the People III
Framing Hanley A Promise to Burn
Framing Hanley The Moment
Friendly Fires Inflorescent
From First to Last From First to Last
From First to Last Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Gunna Wunna
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
Hellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
Hidden In Plain View Resolution
Hit the Lights Coast to Coast
Hit the Lights Skip School, Start Fights
An overlong and often generic album in 2008 that plays to safe. The introduction of back up/guitar turned lead vocalist Nick Thompson is well and good, but just fall short of being a band of their own and instead trying to get in with the All Time Low and New Found Glory crowd.
Hopes Die Last Your Face Down Now
Hugo Old Tyme Religion
I See Stars Digital Renegade
I've been wondering ever since Digital Renegade was announced, why I See Stars was planning another album so early. Was it for the fans? Was it for the critics that panned their 2011 album The End of the World Party? Or is it because they are that motivated to revolutionaize everything? Regardless, they impress, even if that means they barely scratched the surface of something new. In simple terms, it's stronger then both their previous albums. It's heavier then anything they've previously released that it feels edgy and risky at the same time. The integrated electronic sound has never felt more comftorable then ever before, clearly demonstrating a better understanding of what "electronicore" is. As some songs show passion for music making, a lot of it sometimes feels like rinse and repeat for each breakdown and every beat. Most importantly, It's a love letter to their dedicated fans and the club scene. This is their best album to date.
Ice Nine Kills Safe Is Just A Shadow
A pretty fun album teetering on becoming average overtime.
Ice Nine Kills The Predator
I gotta say, I was hoping for something a lot more after hearing the Silverstein-inspired track "What I Never Learned in Study Hall" which is a very mature and interesting song. But when the opening track obnoxiously chants "We Are the Walking Dead" over and over and over again, it really hits you over the head. "Father's Day" is a bit better in terms of how repetitive some of the tracks are. The rest feels contrived and fails to soar which includes a pretty pathetic rendition of a hit Adele song. As energetic as it feels, the rest of the EP just feels like another zombie for the genre. rRecommended Tracks: "What I Never Learned in Study Hall"; "Father's Day"
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
It has clever moments, but it feels bland and uninventive. If you want to hear something that's sweet, you'll be singing merrily to the tunes on here. But for anyone looking for something more, this'll be a sour note.
In Fear and Faith Your World On Fire
Iron And Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Isles and Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People
A supergroup that's merely a jam session that wants to please all their fans; but having 3 lead vocalists with 3 different ranges make the songs sound like a cluttered mess.
Issues Black Diamonds
The album feels fresh, at times; with the R&B/pop melodies and the more interesting breakdowns. But there are way to many off putting moments (rap/scream vocals, awkward trap-music sections). The EP feels very rushed and over thought. To be supportive, they are worth checking out, but you'll have to find peace with the flawed sections in this debut.
Issues Issues
No mistake, Issues is definitely a band worthy to check out. They have made a passable debut album as game changers of the genre, even when it doesn't quite stick a large landing.
Issues Headspace
It's Alive Human Resources
Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist
Jars Of Clay Good Monsters
Jay-Z Kingdom Come
Jonny Craig A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer
Inflating egotism, hurt pasts, lust, and a lot of weed. You can sum it up all in Jonny Craig's debut. Craig still doesn't grasp how to make his albums impactful. Where's there's soul, there's heart, and it's masked over an egocentric outlook on his personal life.r
Joshua Radin The Rock and the Tide
Kanye West Jesus Is King
Keane Perfect Symmetry
It's sad to see this band go down such a bland and unoriginal step towards their own demise. Whatever the
record sales indicate, the Billboard should never indicate a band's sound.
Keane Strangeland
An album that desperately wants to reach the top of the surface, but only fails to drown slowly. Some of the
uplifting moments from their past records do make a return, but even those don't live up to the standards
that so many were hoping for.

Recommended Tracks: You Are Young, Silenced by the Night, Disconnected, On the Road, Day Will Come
Kurt Vile it's a big world out there (and i am scared)
Lady Radiator Bounce Energy Hear Me Out
An album that does well at leaving the generic sound, but instead creates a badly produced mix of poor vocals and a range of some unique opportunities gone too waste.
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Dan Auerbach's producing credit shelters and cradles Del Rey's new album into a triumph.
Last Winter The Heart and The Broken Compass
The band tries something less baritone and more high pitch. The result? An inconsistent drift with only a couple moments that can barely make it shine.r
letlive. If I'm the Devil...
Lifehouse Who We Are
Lifehouse Smoke and Mirrors
Like Moths to Flames When We Don't Exist
Like Moths to Flames Sweet Talker
Lil Uzi Vert Eternal Atake
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
It has the mark of a Linkin Park album, but is too heavy handed in it's concept.
Ludo Prepare the Preparations
Madina Lake From Them, Through Us, To You
Madina Lake Attics To Eden
Madina Lake The Dresden Codex
Maroon 5 The B-Side Collection
Meese Broadcast
Mercy Mercedes Believe It
Meriwether Plug In The Snakes
Migos Culture II
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
This debut album will never make me 'sigh no more.'
Muse The Resistance
The three singles boost the album's credibility as the more memorable in Muse's career, but the rest feels like a whole lot of nothing.
New Found Glory Not Without a Fight
Ocean is Theory Future Fears EP
Of Mice And Men Of Mice and Men
Of Mice And Men Restoring Force
Of Mice And Men Defy
After returning from the previous nu-metal approach with then unclean vocalist Austin Carlisle and bassist and clean vocalist Aaron Pauley (who joined in 2012 after leaving Jamie's Elsewhere) stepping up to the plate as lead unclean vocalist as well, Of Mice & Men makes a generic and unmemorable album that will just appease their fanbase, but will be lost to the empty void of this genre where every song since the mid 2000s sound alike.
Oliver Tank Slow Motion Music
OneRepublic Waking Up
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Parachute Overnight
Periphery Clear
Placebo Battle For The Sun
Quietdrive Close Your Eyes EP
R. Kelly Trapped In The Closet (Chapters 1-12)
Runner Runner Runner Runner
SafetySuit Life Left To Go
SafetySuit These Times
Follows the cliches of the rough edged, but sensitive and cute boyfriend routine, just blander.r
Sage the Gemini Remember Me
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
Saosin hits many highs and lows on their sophomore effort, which sadly isn't enough, but a little bit more than half of this album will have to suffice.
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
School Boy Humor Camera Shy But Still A Star
SECRETS The Ascent
What we have here is a generic, but fun sounding album that outdoes most of bands in this genre even though it wanders without a reason. The vocals aren't all impressive and seem half ass. Still, this band might have potential beating the odds of their competition. You're way better off with this album over ATTACK ATTACK! rJust listen to "Melodies" and try not to hum it out loud.
Silverstein Arrivals and Departures
Skrillex Bangarang
It's definately repetitive in most spots, but that doesn't make his music not worth the listen.
Sky Eats Airplane The Sound of Symmetry
Sleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
Sleeping With Sirens If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
A pop pleasure that will give the scene some publicity, but very little to brag about.
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
As always, Snow Patrol make a few adjustments but disregard to stay comfortable.
Soft Metals Lenses
The sensuous vocals and the upbeat sound make for an interesting mix with it's retro production, but doesn't deliver a fully satisfying album as their debut did.
Soundtrack (Video Game) Sonic Forces OST - A Hero Will Rise
St. Lucia Matter
A nauseating blend of the history of pop, the over-the-top cheesiness of Starship, and exhausting synths. Individual tracks like "Physical", "Love Somebody", and "Do You Remember" and a couple others are easy to pick and can be enjoyable, but as a collective enough is enough. Fans of synth-pop acts like Passion Pit and others might find enough joy from it, but it won't convert everyone.r
Starship Knee Deep In The Hoopla
Starship Love Among the Cannibals
Strange Talk Cast Away
Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Switchfoot Legend of Chin
I can totally understand why I liked this album when I was a kid; this was pre-A Walk to Remember Jon Foreman. That means this was the grungy, teen, rebellion era; only blander and forgettable. Yes, I liked this album as a kid, but it has not aged well as far I'm concerned.
T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
It's weird saying that an artist has potential when his career has been prolific for quite a long time. Since I haven't followed T.I. very often (in fact the only songs I know are the bland singles "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" and the OK "Dead and Gone"). Simultaneously, as Django Unchained is being released, it seems like T.I. wanted to contribute to the soundtrack as well. What drew me to this CD was obviously the album art's ode to spaghetti westerns and gangster films. In my mind, that already got me buzzing about how this album would turn out. Now that I've listened to it, I'm left marginally unsatisfied with a handful of good songs, while the rest are a mess.
Tenth Avenue North The Light Meets The Dark
The Academy Is... Santi
The Almost Monster, Monster
The Audition Self-Titled Album
The Bravery Stir The Blood
The Browning Burn This World
Where the breakdowns shine, they shine; the rest is probably a waste of your time.
The Friday Night Boys Off The Deep End
The Higher It's Only Natural
The Killers (RED) Christmas
The Last Shadow Puppets Everything You've Come To Expect
The Lovemakers Times of Romance
The two contributing band members seem like they have a knack for making music and demonstrate some great chemistry. But where some tracks convey a love connection and the sex obsessed craze of a club orgy; most of them come off confused and feel sexually frustrated in the midst of all the beats.
The Maine Black & White
The Mountain Goats In League With Dragons
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I the Enemy
The Royal Concept The Royal Concept - EP
The Script Science & Faith
The Script The Script
The Shins Heartworms
It's unfortunately clear how singular of a project The Shins is to Mercer in probably the band's most boring and blandest album to date.
The Strokes Comedown Machine
The Strokes Future Present Past
The Summer Set Love Like This
Listened in the year 2009, reminded in the year 2013 that's harmless but doesn't bring anything new or interesting.
The Sunstreak The Sunstreak
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
The Temper Trap try to progress so much in this album is underwhelming and nothing close to the visionary escape of their first album.
The White Tie Affair Walk This Way
There For Tomorrow Re:Creations
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value II
Transit Young New England
From the album's first single, "Nothing Lasts Forever", it doesn't grab the sense that this album will be as groundbreaking and memorable as Listen & Forgive and sadly that's what drifts it apart from it's predecessor. But as unfair it is to compare albums, when obviously Transit wants to shift tones by making this experience more intimate and down-to-earth. In the process, the album is less enjoyable and mellow. Young New England definitely puts listeners in the city of Boston, but only a tiny glimpse.
Travie McCoy Lazarus
Twin Atlantic Free
Apart from some great, energetic moments; most of the songs feel tedious, boring and uninspired.
Tyler Carter Leave Your Love
Underoath Erase Me
VALLEYS Are You Going To Stand There & Talk Weird All Nigh
Valleys' new album is finely tuned into the subject of death and the somber after effect of loss. Their abilities to make a poppy shoegaze album make sense and never lose it's edge. This also burdens the album because it lacks diversity in each individual track and lags longer than it should. It still has a vibe that's interesting listen to listen to and should be checked out, but if you're seeking a wider range in tracks; check out their 3 track EP Stoner.r
Vanna The Few and the Far Between
VEGA Well Known Pleasures
Dull and unmemorable; it offers very little for the most curious of listeners.
We Are Defiance Trust in Few
Bands are trying to hard lately. This was easy and simple to listen too in all the hype of change.
We Are Scientists Brain Thrust Mastery
We Are the Arsenal They Worshipped the Trees
We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots
An album with an interesting approach and catchy melodies, but it fails to have the strong core like their last two album and falls apart pretty quickly.
We The Kings We The Kings
Weezer Raditude
Weezer Hurley
William Patrick Corgan TheFutureEmbrace
Woe, Is Me Number[s]
To be fair, Tyler Carter did expose a deeper and passionate outreach through this music, despite the generic hooks that are plagued dull-like throughout.
Young the Giant Home Of The Strange
Their sound has matured, but, in the process, they've progressed into a dull drone that has none of the spark of their previous work.
Zero 7 The Garden

2.0 poor
2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME
3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down
3OH!3 Want
A Skylit Drive Wires...and the Concept of Breathing
A Skylit Drive Adelphia
Abandon All Ships Geeving
All Time Low Dirty Work
Ashland High Geronimo
It doesn't really matter, because Trace Cyrus is still painfully mediocre.
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
rrCutting your hair, making a couple progressive build ups, and different vocals don't substitute the bad lyrics and unbearable sound. For God's sake! There are holes in THEIR songwriting! i'm really not trying to hate on this band, but it seems like they're doing this on purpose just to taunt me. So DEFENDtheir compositions and DEFENDtheir bad song writing because there it will only make me feel better knowing that I know of good bands that I can hipster out to rather then subject myself to this garbage. For those who hate on high pitch vocals, listen to this guy, he can barely hold a note.
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
In a genre that's being criticized for being "generic" you can sum it all up in this one album. At least other bands are trying. There is no attempt at even trying.
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Augustana Augustana
Basshunter Bass Generation
Boys Like Girls Love Drunk
Breathe Carolina Hello Fascination
Cash Cash The Beat Goes On - EP
First off, what happened to the announced album? There was a tracklist and everything. Anyways, this album is unfortunately so&so; a disappointing and distant turn for the EDM band.
Cavo Bright Nights Dark Days
Lackluster mainstream radio rock band channeling the worst of the worst including Sick Puppies and Saving Abel. The one redeeming quality in Cavo's debut is that the vocalist has more soul then either of those bands combined who reminded me a bit of the band Safetysuit. The problem for Cavo is that I've just named 3 different bands that they sound like and only one of them is worth your time.
Cobra Starship Hot Mess
It tries too hard to toy with your heartstrings and your foot tapping abilities.
Dance Gavin Dance Mothership
Dance Gavin Dance is still the KING of music gibberish.
Danger Radio Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Down
Does It Offend You, Yeah? Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
EAT ME RAW All My Friends
Today this album still feels like a joke and not in the funny way Cristofer Drew thinks this is.
Eminem Relapse
Escape the Fate Escape the Fate
Family of the Year Family of the Year
As compared to the group's light hearted and upbeat previous effort, their third album is absolutely unmemorable
Forever the Sickest Kids The Weekend: Friday
Forever the Sickest Kids Forever the Sickest Kids
French Montana Excuse My French
Get Scared Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-sides
Go Periscope Go Periscope
Go Periscope Wasted Youth
For every rising band there's another who wants to be like them. Go Periscope is a mixture of all these. They've been around for a while since their debut in 2009, making mixtapes and showing off some impressive beats for the club scene. As their second album, shying only 8 songs, they try a completely different route as the first track "Burning Out the Sun" demonstrates a more M83 inspired sound. But as the album progresses, it's only become clear that this was the only inspired moment in the album as it rushes itself into more club beats with cheesy lyrics. Grant it, that's what this duet is good at. There just isn't enough thought or feeling throughout this album to guarantee anyone a new experience. For fans, this is another great buy for you, for newcomers you might find some enjoyment out of this.
Goo Goo Dolls Something for the Rest of Us
Hawthorne Heights Hate
Back to the bad emo roots and some boring breakdowns.
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
To be fair, this isn't awful, it's just messy. The lyrics are uninspired (in any way they're interpreted), and has no clear identity as a group rap/comedy/nu-metal/EMO. Better then those talent-less and taste-less acts from Insane Clown Posse, but I wouldn't be surprised if they ook most of their notes from them.
Hyper Crush The Arcade
A band that's on the verge of something new and exciting, so far this album doesn't show that at all.
Hyper Crush Night Wave
I See Stars The End of the World Party
This album wants to balance two genres and make them into one. Unfortunately, it's just a conjoint mess that has some catchy moments, but all of it is inconsistent.
I See Stars 3D
Ice Nine Kills Last Chance to Make Amends
In Fear and Faith Imperial
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Jay-Z only holds a handful of your interest and clumsily drops it in the dullest album of his career.
Jonny Craig Find What You Love And Let It Kill You
What the hell rhythm in your soul are you talking about?
Journey Revelation
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
The unofficial sequel to the Juicy J and JT song "The Woods" XD.
Keane Night Train
Let's Get It Masters of the Universe
Maroon 5 Overexposed
An album that kicks and stomps on the devoted fans who loved the soul and funk vibes they've displayed over their career, replacing them with throw away beats that just don't belong in any Maroon 5 song. Overexposed is the perfect title for this album as it feels uninspired, and over produced and has little to no soul. Levine's affair needs to end quick before it burns away.
Metro Station Metro Station
Michael Jackson Michael
It's not even Michael Jackson's fault, there was a reason these songs were never released.
N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo
N.E.R.D. Nothing
Never Shout Never The Summer Ep
Words can not express why I ever gave this fool my money. My age could've been a factor but I'll never give in to shit like this, ever again!!!
Oliver Tank OT
On An On And the Wave Has Two Sides
OneRepublic Dreaming Out Loud
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Adam Young is really a kid at heart looking at the bright side of life, and a lot of the criticism aims at his non-sensical, bubble pop lyrics and beats that make you think it's all cute, but nothing else. The critics are also right and wrong on this. I don't fault Owl City for making something light and fluffy for the audience, it's a good product and it sells well. But what's lacking is substance and meaning.
Parachute Wide Awake
An EXTREMELY dramatic change to a band that had a fantastic sound and replaces it with mediocre, funkydance pop.
Quietdrive Deliverance
Secondhand Serenade A Twist In My Story
Secondhand Serenade Hear Me Now
Sent By Ravens Our Graceful Words
Set Your Goals Burning At Both Ends
Shiny Toy Guns Season of Poison
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar
Skillet Awake
Skip the Foreplay Nightlife
It's generic and shitty as hell. It follows around the musical stylings of a strange My Darkest Days and Abandon All Ships (something that sounds worse then it sounds) but seems to be channeling Bring Me the Horizon. Also, any band that covers
LFMAO is certainly not music that should be covered or heard from in any style.
Skrillex Recess
Skrillex's attitude behind this album is a puzzle. His intent: to make a fun, dance album. The Result?: he disassembles what made him somewhat interesting to begin with in the beginning, and makes his debut album a weak attempt at doing something new.
Sleeping With Sirens Madness
Soundtrack (Film) Almost Alice
Swizz Beatz One Man Band Man
Ten After Two Truth Is...
Despite the single, the album doesn't even attempt to be memorable. I can't think of any other tracks that made me want to reach out to this band more.
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Fray The Fray
The Kooks Listen
A messy album that struggles to get its groove going. (insert don't Listen joke here).r
The Lumineers Cleopatra
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road
It's not a good album; it's a mediocre mess that's softer in approach and fails in comparison to their debut.
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1
Thirty Seconds to Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Tokio Hotel Scream
I don't know what's worse, the lyrics or their English.
Various Artists (Punk) Punk Goes Pop 5
I agree completely that this fad needs to die. But there are undeniable fun tracks, even the above average cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know" is cared for gently (even though A GIRL guest artist would've made the song more affectionate.) Tyler Carter's new band, Issues, makes the unbearable "Boyfriend" better, if a bit messy at moments (that's just the band's low point so far). The Maine's down tempo version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is actually pretty damn good and works at their own pace, with Adam Lazarra making it more fun for the band to play. We Came As Romans contribute a good cover of a song that I didn't think of as a metalcore even though the lyrics contradict with the themes and lyricism they incorporate in their music. The rest of the album is pretty much lifeless and 5x as dead as last year's album with new metalcore bands that seemed to rise out of nowhere and make the album sound like the lame, cash in it was meant to be. Mission accomplished I suppose.
Volumes Different Animals
Watchout! Theres Ghosts Ghost Town
We Are Scientists Barbara
We Are The Ocean Go Now And Live
We Came As Romans We Came as Romans
This new direction is bland, boring and misguided. WCAR had much growing to do, but I thought it could come from a heavier sound not....this. It makes TRACING BACK ROOTS a misunderstood gem (obviously not), I'd rather listen to that weak album rather than this.
We The Kings Smile Kid
Young Money We Are Young Money
Great talent subdued to Lil' Wayne's poor vision.

1.5 very poor
3OH!3 Streets of Gold
The milestone for frat boys who think they can buzz in tunes with a simple point and click.
3OH!3 Omens
3OH!3 makes the anti-party album of 2013 or of any year.
Abandon All Ships Infamous
If this band gave a shit about their fans or their music, they wouldn't have released this bland and boring music. Seriously, anyone listening to this album, ABANDON ALL SHIPS!!!rr
Bob Dylan Christmas in the Heart
Breathe Carolina It's Classy Not Classic
Beeps and boops made on GarageBand do not account for good listening as a consumer.
Hans Zimmer The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Mac Miller Blue Slide Park
Nickelback Here and Now
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Stay American Cherry Bomb
Thirty Seconds to Mars America
AMERICA is Jared Leto at his most self important; full of "unite the nation" rhetoric that feels pretentious and generic. I don't know where this dramatic change occured because is this insulting to listen to.
Tokio Hotel Humanoid
An album that reminds any listener of awful European porn! Now everyone can now OFFICIALLY hear what it
sounds like.
We The Kings Sunshine State of Mind
So poorly repetitive, Wins at being worst than the new ATL!
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]
A horrendous and teething experiencie; there isn't a rhyme scheme, consistent tone, or even a guilty pleasure feel to this album. It's just loud, obnoxious and disgusting. After the release of the intro single "Vengeance" was released for their new lead singer, I thought maybe this would be a new turn. To my surprise, all my expectations were shut down with the release of their re-issue, which made me feel less anxious and cringing at the the thought of what they could release. The worse of my fears came true and now this unmemorable piece of garbage has been released to the world. Their new singer (sometimes based on style) is horrendously bland and unspectacular. His voice is robotic, his voice doesn't even have soul, he just hides it underneath low yelps to make it sound like he has a style when it only sounds like a cat hacking up a hairball(insert Gollum joke). Even the best tracks like "Family First" have the cheesiest and cliched lyrics, but those can always be fun to listen if it has the right music to back it up.

1.0 awful
Blood on the Dance Floor EPIC
Borgore Flex
rThis is music that is played and worshipped by clueless, drunk ravers. I'm all about the fun that happens there, but there's a lack of common sense that seems to be occurring. Iff we can let Mac Miller and Jeffree Star become famous, a line has to be drawn somewhere. I refuse to accept that this is the music the world should be subjected to. This guy needs to be stopped!
Corey Feldman Angelic 2 The Core
I want it...too stop. Please, put me out of my misery.
Lil Wayne Rebirth
When Lil Wayne spews out the words "I loved her fancy underwear..." there's no way you can take a song seriously.
Sleeping With Sirens Gossip

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