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5.0 classic
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Autechre LP5
Autechre elseq 1-5
Bjork Vespertine
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Boris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-
Britney Spears Femme Fatale
Britney Spears Circus
Buckethead Colma
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Converge Jane Doe
Counting Crows August And Everything After
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Dirty Three Whatever You Love, You Are
Elvis Depressedly New Alhambra
Failure Fantastic Planet
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Hum Downward Is Heavenward
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Isis Panopticon
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Melvins A Senile Animal
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Opeth Still Life
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Pink Floyd Animals
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Planning for Burial Below the House
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Primal Scream XTRMNTR
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Quicksand Manic Compression
R.E.M. Murmur
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead OK Computer
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park
Slint Spiderland
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Soundgarden Superunknown
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Strapping Young Lad City
Sun Kil Moon April
Swans The Seer
Swans The Glowing Man
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen
The Cure Disintegration
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Green
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Jesus Lizard Liar
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The National High Violet
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
Thursday No Devolucion
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tool Ænima
Tool Lateralus
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Gone Girl
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Weezer Pinkerton

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The Mantle
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective Feels
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire Funeral
ASC Imagine The Future
Astronauts Hollow Ponds
At the Drive-In Vaya
Autechre Exai
Autechre Tri Repetae
Autechre Garbage
Autechre elseq 2
Autechre elseq 3
Autechre elseq 4
Autechre Oversteps
bansheebeat Lumine
Big Ups Eighteen Hours of Static
Billy Corgan Ogilala
Bjork Homogenic
Blur 13
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Boris Flood
Boris Akuma no Uta
Boris Pink
Boris Noise
Braid Frame & Canvas
Buckethead The Silent Picture Book
Buckethead March of the Slunks
Another great Pike with very minimal filler. A bit funkier than most of the other pikes, it's a pretty sexy album with a lot of great riffs. One I will come back to.
Buckethead View Master
Buckethead Pike 13
Buckethead The Astrodome
Buckethead Racks
This is the first in the Pikes series that seems like a truly great album- everything up to this just kind of seemed like a fun/wacky little indulgence. There are some killer tracks here. I love The Patrolman.
Buckethead Worms for the Garden
There are some seriously gnarly riffs on here. It's cohesive, well assembled, and just downright awesome. One of the best pikes
Buckethead Buckethead Pikes #43
Buckethead Wishes
Buckethead Monument Valley
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Carcass Heartwork
Cave In Jupiter
Cave In White Silence
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Chevelle Point #1
Chevelle La Gárgola
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circa Survive Descensus
This is quite good- the songwriting and melodies aren't as instantly rewarding as Blue Sky Noise but it feels a lot more dynamic than Violent Waves did. They do a lot of different things here! The longer tracks really stand out IMO.
Circuit Des Yeux In Plain Speech
Clutch From Beale Street to Oblivion
Clutch Earth Rocker
Clutch Robot Hive/Exodus
Clutch Psychic Warfare
Coalesce OX
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge You Fail Me
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Counting Crows Recovering The Satellites
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas Mariner
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
David Bowie Blackstar
David Bowie Low
David Bowie Station to Station
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Deftones
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones Gore
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Dinosaur Jr. Farm
Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind
Disasterpeace It Follows
Dope Body Lifer
dredg Catch Without Arms
dredg El Cielo
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Failure The Heart Is a Monster
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Filter Title Of Record
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Foxing Dealer
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Godflesh Songs of Love and Hate
Godflesh Selfless
Godflesh Us and Them
Godflesh Hymns
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Grizzly Bear Shields
Hammock Departure Songs
Hammock Everything and Nothing
Helmet Meantime
Helmet Betty
Incubus Make Yourself
Incubus Morning View
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
Inter Arma Sky Burial
Into It. Over It. Proper
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Iron And Wine Woman King
Isis Wavering Radiant
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Isis Oceanic
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Jeremy Enigk World Waits
Jerry Cantrell Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2
Jesu Silver
Joliette Principia
Joseph Arthur Come To Where I'm From
Joseph Arthur Redemption's Son
Kamasi Washington The Epic
Kanye West Yeezus
Kayo Dot Coffins on Io
Ken Andrews Secrets of the Lost Satellite
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Killing Joke Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
Killing Joke Killing Joke (2003)
Kind of Like Spitting Nothing Makes Sense Without It
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson Red
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Lantlos Melting Sun
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
LVL UP Return To Love
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Me And That Man Songs of Love and Death
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II
Melvins Bullhead
Melvins Houdini
Melvins The Maggot
Mew Frengers
Mogwai Young Team
My Bloody Valentine m b v
Thinking about doing a full review of this once I get done with my schoolwork for the week... rI think the album is great. Everything I wanted it to be. I never expected them to surpass Loveless, and this definitely doesnt, but its a phenomenal album nonetheless. First three tracks echo Loveless so well, and then the band decides to move on into much more experimental territory. "New You" and "Nothing Is" are amazing.
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young Zuma
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Nine Inch Nails Still
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine: 2010 Remaster
Nine Inch Nails Beside You in Time
Nine Inch Nails Not the Actual Events
Nine Inch Nails Add Violence
Nirvana In Utero
nouns Still
Oceansize Frames
Okkervil River Away
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Blackwater Park
Palms Palms
Panopticon Roads to the North
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pearl Jam No Code
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Pixies EP1
I gave this a higher score than it deserves because Pitchfork should go to hell. I could understand them giving this a 6 or even a 5.5, but a one? what a fucking outrage. Pretentious dickbags.
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Planning for Burial Leaving
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Portishead Dummy
Portishead Third
Portishead Portishead
Puscifer Money Shot
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Quicksand Slip
R.E.M. Document
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill
Red House Painters Red House Painters
Red House Painters Songs for a Blue Guitar
Rishloo Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Rodan Rusty
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Senses Fail Pull the Thorns from Your Heart
Shiner The Egg
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju
Skinny Puppy VIVIsectVI
Skinny Puppy Last Rights
Skinny Puppy Bites
Sleep Dopesmoker
Slowdive Souvlaki
Small Wonder Wendy
Very well done, well produced album. 'Patron Saint of Pretty Faces' , 'Lost at Highway' and 'Until I Open My Wings' are standouts for someone looking to get a quick glimpse at the band, but really the album is so short and good as a whole that you should listen to the whole thing.
Sonic Youth Murray Street
Sonic Youth Washing Machine
Soundgarden Louder Than Love
State Faults Resonate/Desperate
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Stimming Alpe Lusia
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
SubRosa More Constant Than The Gods
Sun Kil Moon Benji
This is pretty brilliant, hard to listen to at times given the themes and unflinching lyrics but I thought it was an incredibly heartfelt record, the most focused Kozelek has sounded since April
Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes
Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels To Be Something On
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Swans To Be Kind
Swans Children of God
Team Sleep Team Sleep
The Afghan Whigs Congregation
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast
The Afghan Whigs In Spades
The Angels of Light How I Loved You
The Chariot One Wing
The Cure Pornography
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Cure Faith
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody
Totally fucking love this record. The singles seemed underwhelming, but are much better in the context of the album.
The Gathering How to Measure a Planet?
The Jesus Lizard Goat
The Knife Tomorrow, In a Year
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
The Life and Times Tragic Boogie
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Men Immaculada
The Menzingers Rented World
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The National Alligator
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Ocean Pelagial
The Ocean Precambrian
The Red Paintings The Revolution is Never Coming
The Roots Game Theory
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music
The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High
The Wedding Present Seamonsters
The Wonder Years No Closer to Heaven
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Therapy? Troublegum
Thrice Vheissu
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Touche Amore Stage Four
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
TV on the Radio Dear Science
Type O Negative October Rust
Vola Inmazes
Weezer Weezer
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wintersleep Untitled
Wire Pink Flag
Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate
Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
10 Years From Birth to Burial
A Forest of Stars Beware the Sword You Cannot See
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent
A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
Absofacto Sinking Islands
Algiers Algiers
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Antemasque Antemasque
Arcade Fire Reflektor
ASC Time Heals All
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
Autechre Amber
Autechre Chiastic Slide
Autechre Confield
Autechre Draft 7.30
Autechre Quaristice
Autechre Untilted
Autechre elseq 5
Autechre elseq 1
Autechre Incunabula
Autechre Anvil Vapre
Autechre Move Of Ten
Autolux Pussy's Dead
Bane Don't Wait Up
Baroness Yellow and Green
Baroness Purple
Beach House Depression Cherry
Ben Frost A U R O R A
Big Ups Before a Million Universes
Big Wreck Grace Street
Bjork Post
Bjork Medulla
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall
Black Light Burns Lotus Island
Black Sabbath 13
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Body Sculptures A Body Turns to Eden
Boris Heavy Rocks
Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows
This album is pretty fuckin awesome and for a second it made me not so sad that the mars volta broke up. but only for a second.
Braid No Coast
Brontide Artery
Buckethead The Spirit Winds
Fantastic mellow Buckethead. It's a very soothing, very calming album. One of the more worthy pikes.
Buckethead The Shores of Molokai
Buckethead Hold Me Forever (In memory of my mom)
Buckethead Shadows Between The Sky
Buckethead Footsteps
Buckethead Balloon Cement
Off the wall and completely unapologetic for it, there are some absolutely killer moments here that make it one of the better "experimental" pike albums.
Buckethead Telescape
Buckethead Halls of Dimension
Buckethead Pearson's Square
Buckethead Thank you Ohlinger's
Buckethead The Pit
Buckethead Twisterlend
Buckethead Coat Of Charms
Buckethead Backwards Chimney
Catherine Wheel Chrome
Catherine Wheel Ferment
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
Chelsea Wolfe Abyss
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
Chevelle The North Corridor
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Closure in Moscow Pink Lemonade
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Clutch Strange Cousins From The West
Cobalt Slow Forever
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Counting Crows Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings
Counting Crows This Desert Life
Counting Crows Somewhere Under Wonderland
Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante
Crosses Crosses
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
Deakin Sleep Cycle
Death Grips The Money Store
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Death Grips Bottomless Pit
Deerhunter Microcastle
Deerhunter Weird Era Cont.
Deerhunter Monomania
Deerhunter Cryptograms
Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Dinosaur Jr. Hand It Over
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Dinosaur Jr. Whatever's Cool with Me
Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
Dirty Three Ocean Songs
Dirty Three Horse Stories
dne These Semi Feelings, They Are Everywhere
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Dot Hacker How's Your Process? (Play)
Dot Hacker How's Your Process? (Work)
Down I Go You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You
dredg Leitmotif
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Drug Church Paul Walker
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Echo Tail Fields of Vision
Eels Electro-Shock Blues
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved In Times
Everything Everything A Fever Dream
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Explosions in the Sky The Wilderness
Failure Magnified
Faith No More The Real Thing
Faith No More Sol Invictus
Far Water & Solutions
Filter The Trouble With Angels
Filter Short Bus
Filter Crazy Eyes
This is probably my favorite Filter album, and I really love Title of Record. The thing about this one is that it's extremely fast paced. The songs are varied and every track here has something to offer. The first 6 songs all tap into a different sort of appeal, and they typically pull it off really well. This makes for an album that is enjoyable throughout its entirety even if few individual tracks blow anyone away. While it does eventually revert to something more similar to the standard hard rock they've been doing for an album or two, the overall feel of the album is a lot more ferociously scrappy than they've been in some time. Favorite tracks: Mother E, Nothing in my Hands, Kid Blue.
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters One by One
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Foxing The Albatross
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse
George Clanton 100% Electronica
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
After one listen, I really dig the album as a whole. Might even consider moving it up to 4.5. Opening two songs are incredible, as are Secular Haze, Zombie Queen, and Monstrance Clock. Every song seems to have at least a section in it that kicks major ass, though a couple have choruses that rub me the wrong way.
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD Sour Soul
Godflesh Pure
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Haken The Mountain
HEALTH Death Magic
Helmet Strap It On
Helmet Aftertaste
Helmet Dead To The World
High on Fire Luminiferous
Horrendous Anareta
How to Destroy Angels An Omen
Hundred Waters The Moon Rang Like a Bell
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Incubus Light Grenades
Into It. Over It. Standards
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Isis Celestial
Izah Sistere
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Jeremy Enigk Return of the Frog Queen
Jesu Conqueror
Jesu Jesu
Jesu/Sun Kil Moon Jesu/Sun Kil Moon
Jesu/Sun Kil Moon 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth
Khemmis Absolution
KMFDM Hau Ruck
KMFDM Symbols
Kvelertak Meir
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Local H 12 Angry Months
Local H As Good as Dead
Local H Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
Low C'Mon
Low I Could Live in Hope
Low The Great Destroyer
Low Drums and Guns
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood
Marriages Kitsune
Marriages Salome
Maserati Inventions for the New Season
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Melvins Stoner Witch
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Koloss
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Mew No More Stories
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
Minsk The Crash and the Draw
Moddi Set the House on Fire
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai Rock Action
Mouth of the Architect Dawning
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
Neil Young Psychedelic Pill
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nirvana Nevermind
Nothing Guilty of Everything
Oceansize Effloresce
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Sworn Virgins
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Corazones
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Weekly Mansions
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pearl Jam Yield
Pearl Jam Backspacer
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt
Album is very good. Probably their best since Yield actually. They sound very comfortable in their skin, which is great since on the self-titled they seemed to be trying too hard to capture their former grungy-ness at times, and Backspacer was overly upbeat- and upbeat is fine, it just seemed a little awkward at times. This though... it's very balanced. "My Father's Son" "Pendulum" "Sleeping By Myself" and "Yellow Moon" immediately stood out to me. "Getaway" is a great opener and "Mind Your Manors" sucked as a single but works quite as a simple burst of energy on the album.
Pinkish Black Bottom of the Morning
Placebo Placebo
Planning for Burial Desideratum
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Preoccupations Viet Cong
Primal Scream More Light
Primus Green Naugahyde
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Primus Frizzle Fry
Puscifer Conditions of My Parole
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
R.E.M. Reckoning
R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red House Painters Old Ramon
Red House Painters Ocean Beach
Refused Freedom
Neither single overly impressive thus far. Bracing for a 3
Rival Schools United By Fate
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Russian Circles Memorial
Russian Circles Empros
Saintseneca Such Things
Sampha Process
Samsara Blues Experiment Waiting For The Flood
Saul Williams MartyrLoserKing
Say Anything Hebrews
Rating subject to change.... I imagine it will fade to a 3.0. I like it a lot though. Maxy
has some heart (and venom) again. Keep in mind I'm one of the many who couldn't even make it
through Anarchy My Dear.
ScHoolboy Q Blank Face LP
Seizures The Sanity Universal
Sigur Ros Takk...
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Skinny Puppy Rabies
Soen Lykaia
Sonic Youth The Eternal
Sonic Youth Goo
Sonic Youth Dirty
Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth Sister
Sonic Youth EVOL
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Soundgarden King Animal
Spoon Hot Thoughts
Spoon Girls Can Tell
Steve Von Till A Life Unto Itself
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
SUMAC What One Becomes
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
Sun Kil Moon Tiny Cities
Sun Kil Moon Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
If you hated Universal Themes, this probably won't win you over. But you should know it is essentially useless
to hope Mark goes back to his old style-- as he says here, "the world's changed and he's not that songwriter
anymore." My first impressions of this were that it was needlessly bloated and some of the beats were a bit
same-y, but as I listen more and more, tracks that I wrote off on the first listen or two are starting to grow on
me. "God Bless Ohio", "The Highway Song", "Lone Star" and "70s TV Show Theme" are my early favorites. "Butch
Lullaby" and "Stranger than Paradise" are growing on me. I love seeing Mark's evolution, even if it might seem
unreasonable to imagine this new style yielding a song that means as much to me as, say, "Duk Koo Kim." He's
an interesting figure and I'm glad he shows no signs of slowing down.
Super Snake Leap of Love
Talking Heads Fear of Music
The Antlers Undersea
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Volume I
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Black Dog Spanners
The Black Heart Rebellion Har Nevo
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Darcys The Darcys
The Darcys Warring
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Flaming Lips The Terror
The Horrors Primary Colours
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mars Volta Scab Dates
The Men New Moon
The Ongoing Concept Handmade
The Roots Phrenology
The Sea And Cake One Bedroom
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 2
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Harmlessness
Therapy? Disquiet
This Will Destroy You Another Language
Thou/The Body You, Whom I Have Always Hated
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice Beggars
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Thursday Full Collapse
Thursday Common Existence
Toby Driver Madonnawhore
Tool Undertow
Tortoise The Catastrophist
Honestly don't understand the low ratings, this is most definitely better than a 3.1 It's not
groundbreaking or anything, but I can't say it's that much less enjoyable than their classic
records.... The only track I don't really like is Gopher Island, but it's like a minute long, so
who cares...
Toundra IV
Truckfighters Mania
Turnover Peripheral Vision
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats Mind Control
Vennart The Demon Joke
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer The White Album
Wilco A Ghost is Born
Wilco Being There
Windhand Soma
YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend

3.5 great
A City Sorrow Built Ai
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
A Winged Victory for the Sullen Atomos
Alcest Kodama
Alice in Chains Facelift
Angel Du$t Rock The Fuck On Forever
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Animal Collective Painting With
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Ashes Divide Keep Telling Myself It's Alright
Autechre L-event
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody
Blur The Magic Whip
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Buckethead The Boiling Pond
I can totally dig this riff fest. There's not much else here, but these riffs have some gravity.
Buckethead Spiral Trackway
Buckethead Teeter Slaughter
Buckethead The Miskatonic Scale
Buckethead Giant Robot
Buckethead Pitch Dark
Buckethead 3 Foot Clearance
Buckethead Rise of the Blue Lotus
Buckethead Rainy Days
Buckethead Hide In The Pickling Jar
Buckethead Claymation Courtyard
Buckethead Factory
Caligula's Horse Bloom
Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Circa Survive Juturna
Converge No Heroes
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Counting Crows Hard Candy
Crosses EP
Dinosaur Jr. Beyond
Dinosaur Jr. I Bet on Sky
Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Elder (USA-MA) Lore
Failure Comfort
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Filter The Amalgamut
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Handsome Handsome
Helmet Seeing Eye Dog
Helmet Monochrome
Highly Suspect Mister Asylum
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut
Hundredth Rare
Jane's Addiction Strays
Jeff Rosenstock We Cool?
Jesu Opiate Sun
John Mayer Continuum
Junius Days of the Fallen Sun
Kanye West Graduation
KEN mode Success
Some really good tracks and a few that wind up feeling a little too same-y. Love the Slint worship on the last track.
Killing Joke Pylon
Kishi Bashi Sonderlust
Kontinuum Kyrr
Local H Hallelujah! I’m A Bum
Local H Pack Up the Cats
Local H Here Comes the Zoo
Local H Hey, Killer
Low Trust
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Massive Attack Ritual Spirit
Matthew J Van Howe Transmogrify
Megadeth Dystopia
Melvins Tres Cabrones
Melvins Basses Loaded
Probably my favorite thing they've done in a few years. Some really good riffs, and really solid throughout, but nothing truly classic. Sometimes I really want this band to stop fooling around with various lineups and just slow down and craft one long, really great LP, but their more unconventional approach to making music and recording is a big part of what makes them special. Like most of their albums, I'll take the best bits and add them to a really good playlist.
Mew +-
Ministry Filth Pig
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1.
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Let Love In
Nine Inch Nails Things Falling Apart
O'Brother Endless Light
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Damnation
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Pearl Jam Binaural
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
Pianos Become the Teeth Keep You
Pinkshinyultrablast Everything Else Matters
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts
Placebo Meds
Placebo Black Market Music
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
PUP The Dream Is Over
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M. Out of Time
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now
R.E.M. Green
R.E.M. Accelerate
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Red House Painters Red House Painters II
Rogue Valley Crater Lake
Russian Circles Station
Saintseneca Dark Arc
Skinny Puppy Weapon
Son Lux Bones
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Finally, SW has emerged out of his prog tribute band stage into being a brilliant and vital artist
within modern prog and music as a whole. Ancestral stood out in particular. Home. Fucking. Run.
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
Stone Temple Pilots No. 4
Strawberry Girls American Graffiti
SubRosa For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
Sun Kil Moon Among the Leaves
Sunny Day Real Estate The Rising Tide
Thank You Scientist Stranger Heads Prevail
The Afghan Whigs Black Love
The Antlers Familiars
The Cure 4:13 Dream
The Cure Bloodflowers
The Cure Wish
The Cure The Top
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dodos Carrier
The Fire Theft The Fire Theft
The Jesus Lizard Head
The Jesus Lizard Down
The Men Leave Home
The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy
Pure Pumpkins pop, but with some guts, energy, and passion behind it musically. Though I think I rlike 2012's Oceania better as a whole, there are some single cuts from this one that top any rsingle track from Oceania's grander scale. Will be interesting to see how this pairs with next ryear's Day for Night. Tiberius is probably the best thing Corgan has done since MCIS.
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Tigran Hamasyan Mockroot
Tombs Savage Gold
Weary Eyes WWGBBYW
While She Sleeps Brainwashed
Wilco The Whole Love
Wintersleep Welcome To The Night Sky
Yndi Halda Under Summer
Zwan Mary Star Of The Sea

3.0 good
A Perfect Circle aMOTION
Agent Fresco Destrier
Buckethead Forgotten Library
Buckethead Bucketheadland
Buckethead It's Alive
Buckethead Empty Space
Buckethead Underground Chamber
Buckethead Look Up There
Buckethead Sphere Facade
Buckethead It Smells Like Frogs
Buckethead Hollowed Out
Buckethead You Can't Triple Stamp A Double Stamp
Buckethead The Coats of Claude
Deftones Adrenaline
Saw some of this material live, and it really changed my opinion about it. This is still their worst album by a fair margin, but there's a bit more going for these tracks than I first imagined.
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Exit_International Our Science Is Golden
Filter Anthems for the Damned
Filter The Sun Comes Out Tonight
"yo everyone this is the best filter album yet" - Dick Patrick
Ghost Atlas Immortal Youth
Disappointing... not as good as the debut by any stretch. This band sounds just like Circa Survive
Helmet Size Matters
Incubus If Not Now, When?
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Muse The Resistance
Muse Drones
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Blind Worm Pious Swine
Easily the worst of the recent deluge of albums from Omar Rodriguez-Lopes. Starts and ends well enough- the opening tracks are slow burners with memorable vocals and the ending four are really just one long, enjoyable and blistering instrumental song- but the middle section feels ill advised, with only "Mariposa" worthy of being salvaged.
Opeth Heritage
Pearl Jam Riot Act
Pixies Bossanova
Placebo Battle For The Sun
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Signify
R.E.M. Monster
R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Royal Thunder Crooked Doors
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
Stone Temple Pilots Shangri-La-Dee-Da
Susanne Sundfor Ten Love Songs
Tempel The Moon Lit Our Path
The Cure The Cure
The Jesus Lizard Blue
The Mars Volta Tremulant
The Ocean Heliocentric
The Smashing Pumpkins American Gothic
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1
Tim Hecker Virgins
Tool 10,000 Days
Tool Opiate
TV on the Radio Seeds
Weezer Hurley
Wilco Star Wars

2.5 average
A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life
Atoms for Peace Amok
Buckethead Thaw
It's kind of sludgy,which is a direction I usually like, but this remains largely uninteresting. A lot of it feels like filler. Not one of the better pikes.
Buckethead City of Ferris Wheels
Buckethead The Frankensteins Monsters Blinds
Buckethead Mannequin Cemetery
Buckethead Propellar
Dinosaur Jr. Without a Sound
Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Hum Electra 2000
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Nirvana Bleach
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Umbrella Mistress
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Puscifer Donkey Punch the Night
R.E.M. Up
Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys
The Dismemberment Plan Uncanney Valley
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
Vanishing Life Surveillance
I love Walter, but this is really disappointing. Few songs stick out, and most of it feels very same-y. I listened a few times and forgot about it
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer The Green Album

2.0 poor
Buckethead Pancake Heater
Buckethead Roller Coaster Track Repair
Not the worst Pike, but one of the ones the feels mindless and directionless. It doesn't illicit any emotion from me, which is a big problem.
Opeth Pale Communion
Boring as hell. If I want to listen to 70s prog, I'm going to listen to 70's prog.
Pixies Indie Cindy
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
R.E.M. Reveal
R.E.M. Around the Sun
Radiohead Pablo Honey
The Cure Wild Mood Swings
The Shins Heartworms
Todd Terje It's Album Time
Weezer The Red Album
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito

1.5 very poor
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Buckethead The Mark Of Davis
A quintessential example of the major pitfalls that releasing music with a method like this can have. A few good riffs, and not much else. Very haphazard. Will not bother listening again.
Buckethead Slug Cartilage
Buckethead Feathers
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
John Mayer Paradise Valley
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low
Muse The 2nd Law
Pixies Head Carrier
Somewhow worse than Indie Cindy. This is such a tepid, pointless release. Go away, Pixies.
Puscifer "V" Is For Vagina

1.0 awful
Buckethead Splatters
Buckethead Pumpkin
Buckethead Pikes
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Five Finger Death Punch The Way Of The Fist
Jason Mraz Love Is a Four Letter Word
Nickelback Curb
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nickelback Silver Side Up
This album may be one of the most underrated albums of all time. All you Radiohead loving losers need to get your heads out of your asses so you can listen to some real music.
Nickelback The State
Nickelback The Long Road
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback Here and Now
Weezer Make Believe
Weezer Raditude

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