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5.0 classic
Carissa's Wierd Ugly But Honest: 1996-1999
Carissa's Wierd They'll Only Miss You When...: Songs 1996-2003
Well, I gave a compilation album a 5-star rating. Normally this wouldn't be justified
because well this compilation album just takes the best songs from several other albums and
puts it all together. The members of Carissa's Wierd were faultless, selecting all the fans'
favourites and adding up to 16 songs. rThough I haven't got this album in my library, I have
all the other records which the songs are taken from.rFor people who want to explore the
beauty that is CW but need to be eased into the quite lengthy tracks this is a perfect place
to start.
Mineral The Power of Failing
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing

4.5 superb
A Bunny's Caravan Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
After having listened to this countless times I can still put this on any time and enjoy it rjust as much.rEdit: guess I outgrew it a little.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
Bluetile Lounge Lowercase
Brand New Deja Entendu
Carissa's Wierd Songs About Leaving
Elliott False Cathedrals
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Grace Cathedral Park In The Evenings Of Regret
Hopesfall No Wings To Speak Of
Jettie Goodmorning Russia
Last Days of April Angel Youth
Mineral EndSerenading
On The Might of Princes Where You Are and Where You Want to Be
Park It Won't Snow Where You're Going
Penfold Amateurs and Professionals
Suffocate For Fuck Sake Blazing Fires and Helicopters...
Texas Is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are?
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up Homemade Drugs
A knee in the gut, a boot in the eye. If this is compulsion I'm changing my mind.
The Pirate Ship Quintet Rope for No-Hopers
The Windup Bird Whips
Both of TWUB's fulll-lengths are a litany about life and death, connection and loss. With the latter ones always winning out. Shimmering bits of eternal hope only caress the dark void which keeps it locked in. As the paries get tested by radiance it's hard not to let a tear flow. For we know it is in vain but can't object. It is a sight to behold, proof that the course of the journey is worthwile, even when decay always wins out eventually.
The Wrens The Meadowlands
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.0 excellent
Amesoeurs Ruines Humaines
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Arrows Modern Art & Politics
What nightstars said, might be top 5 in modern emo, surpassing both e!e! and twiabp in sheer musicianship (undecided about the vocals).
Arrows Try and Stay Upright
Art Of Fighting Wires
Arvo Part Alina
Ashen Pull And Repel
Audio Learning Center Friendships Often Fade Away
Aurore Rien Sedative for the Celestial Blue
Batushka Litourgiya
Benton Falls Fighting Starlight
Benton Falls Guilt Beats Hate
Blien Vesne Esperar Eternity
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brandtson Fallen Star Collection
Carissa's Wierd You Should Be At Home Here
Converge Jane Doe
Cross My Heart Temporary Contemporary
Cross My Heart Cross My Heart
CSTVT Summer Fences
Daniel Land and The Modern Painters Voss EP
Dating Please Be Quiet, I'm Very Interesting
Dating Outminded
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
Ef Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
Elliott Song in the Air
'Beijing (too many people)' and 'Song in the air' are some of the best songs ever brought out by Elliott. Too bad the rest of this album isn't quite on par, not even close actually.
Eluvium Copia
Embraced (US) An Orchestrated Failure
I'm just an average maaaaaaaaaan reaching out my haaaaaaaand!
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Escape the Day Ghostless
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight
Gregor Samsa 55:12
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Imbroco Are You My Lionkiller?
Immanu El They'll Come, They Come
January I Heard Myself In You
Jen Wood Getting Past the Static
Jenn Champion Sadstyle
Jettie Heading For Mornings
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Jimmy Eat World Static Prevails
Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World [EP]
This EP is almost perfect if not for Lucky Denver Mint. God, I hate that track... Together
with For Me This Is Heaven they represent the tracks that got leaped in with their following
LP Clarity. However, the tracks that didn't make it are worthy as well, if not more. The
demo of Your New Aesthetic leans more towards JEW's emo side. (Yes, they were very much emo
in the right definition of the genre before the new millennium) It's more heartfelt than the
Clarity version, whereas the other version features a more straightforward punk sound. Other
exclusive tracks are Softer, an upbeat gritty track that shows Jimmy in cynical way, and
Roller Queen. Now, let me tell you, this EP is worth getting for Roller Queen alone. It has
an almost ambient feel to it due to lots of feedback and a slow stretched song structure. We
hear Jim Adkins ponder about a lost love, it's hard not to get moved by it. It's unique in a
way that JEW never evoked that feeling to a song again after that. But it probably has a
whole lot to do with Adkins being the sole performer for vocals and instruments altogether.
Love, Claire Love, Claire
Midsummer Inside The Trees
Moving Mountains Pneuma
My Winter Nerve Leave it to Science to Solve All Your Problems
Natural Snow Buildings The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
I first listened through speakers one day, then twice in a row with headphones while reading rand walking through the house. As some sort of background music with flashes of brilliance rthis is perfect. However, while these flashes of brilliance do strike, there is too much rdroning going on. The drones are fascinating but last way too long so it seems this album rgoes nowhere. The album itself is way too long as well.rTherefore it was quite hard to rate rthis album, if you let your mind wander while listening to this it truly shines. But if you rpay close attention, there is just not enough going on.rRecommended tracks: Interstate Roads, rGary Webb, The Cursed Bell, John Carpenter, Lie ThererEdit 09/12/14: The fool above was a foolish fool.
Outsmarting Simon Silent, Sober and Sound
Owen At Home With Owen
Park No Signal
Penfold Our First Taste of Escape
Placebo Sleeping with Ghosts
Placebo Black Market Music
Placebo Placebo
Pygmy Lush Mount Hope
Rainer Maria Look Now Look Again
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker
Say Hi Impeccable Blahs
Slowblow Slowblow
Thalia Zedek Been Here And Gone
The Appleseed Cast Two Conversations
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl: Volumes I + II
The December Drive Handslikegunsandcrashingsounds
The Fakes I Know You Are Smiling Because You Are Asleep
The Gloria Record Start Here
The Gloria Record The Gloria Record EP
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up It's Winter Here
The Pirate Ship Quintet The Pirate Ship Quintet EP
The Player Piano Satellite
The Six Parts Seven Everywhere And Right Here
The Smith Street Band Throw Me in the River
The Weakerthans Left and Leaving
The Windup Bird The Wind-Up Bird
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath Define the Great Line
Wheat Hope and Adams
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson Unnoticeable In A Tiny Town, Invisible In The City
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson

3.5 great
...Who Calls So Loud ...Who Calls So Loud
40 Watt Sun The Inside Room
A Red Season Shade The Outcome Fosters Detachment
Aereogramme My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
All Human Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts
Amateur Love It's All Aquatic
Arrosa Stickgirl
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You at Your Darkest
Aurore Rien Telesthesia
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Buried Inside Chronoclast
Calamine Flicker
Carissa's Wierd Scrap Book
Caspian Hymn For The Greatest Generation
Cool Hand Luke The Fires of Life
Cru Jones Roadside View
Daitro/Sed Non Satiata Split
DieRadioDie Headstocks And Heart Attacks
Raw production makes for passionate sound. Shame these guys sort of vanished. This would've been a 4,5 if not for the superfluous U2 cover and the track 'as soon as beauty dies' which is just an alternative version of 'one life to live'.
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eluvium Talk Amongst the Trees
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) On Time Spent Waiting
Evans Blue The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends
Far Apart Hazel
Few And Far Between Three
Flashpapr Do What You Must Do
White Flowers is one of the best romantic songs I've ever heard.
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Why only 3,5? Because there are too much interludes.I expect my screamo to maintain a high tempo, that's not the case.
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Further Seems Forever The Moon Is Down
Giants Old Stories
Green Grass For Miles More Than Months
Gregor Samsa 27:36
Hightide Hotel Nothing Was Missing, Except Me
I Called Nine Times If They Could
I Hate Myself 4 Songs
Ida I Know About You
June Paik June Paik
Kepler Missionless Days
Kittyhawk Hello, Again
Logh North
Ludovico Einaudi Divenire
Lydia Illuminate
Men As Trees Weltschmerz
Misery Signals Mirrors
Moneen The Red Tree
My Spacecoaster Heartstrings
Nim Perfect Chicken
Olafur Arnalds Eulogy for Evolution
Patron Saint of Bridge Burners Sorry.
Pedro the Lion Control
Peter Broderick Float
pg.99 Document #8
Placebo Meds
Pompeii Assembly
Pop Unknown If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra
Posture and The Grizzly Christians and Freemasons Will Kill Me
Pygmy Lush Old Friends
Raein Il n'y a pas de orchestre
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rika How to Draw a River, Step by Step
Rinoa An Age Among Them
Savoy Grand Dirty Pillows
Ship Thieves Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Sky's The Limit Sky's The Limit
Songs: Ohia The Lioness
Spitalfield Remember Right Now
Stars Heart
Taken And They Slept
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand
The Antlers Uprooted
The Ascent of Everest How Lonely Sits the City
The Beautiful Mistake Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn
The December Drive Arrivals/Departures
The Evpatoria Report Golevka
The Innocence Mission The birds of My Neighborhood
The New Amsterdams Never You Mind
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Pine Don't Need Regret
The Six Parts Seven Things Shaped In Passing
The Sons Of Saturn You'll Never Want To Do Anything Else Ever Again
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Between Bodies
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Uncle Tupelo March 16 to 20, 1992
woodworkings we sit on floors we stand on chairs
your ten mofo Things Change While Helium Listen to Everyone

3.0 good
Ana Kefr The Burial Tree (II)
Antarctica 23:03
Arrows In Her Leaving.
Art Of Fighting Empty Nights
I should've bought their LP 'Wires'. All the missed opportunities in this one got really frustrating.
Barrow Though I'm Alone
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
Carissa's Wierd Tucson
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Copeland In Motion
Denison Witmer Are You a Dreamer?
East Highland In My Darkest Hours I Will Release My Light
Elvis Depressedly Holo Pleasures
I sense this is one of those albums with the potential to become more widespread than originally intended.
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) You Will Eventually Be Forgotten
Empyrium Songs of Moors and Misty Fields
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Friends Unseen Friends Unseen
Only two songs on this EP. Get this for 'Drowning Act'
Gates (USA-NJ) You Are All You Have Left to Fear
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Hammock Kenotic
Happy Particles Under Sleeping Waves
Homesick for Space Homesick For Space
IAMX The Alternative
Indian Summer Science 1994
Inside My Funeral
Jejune This Afternoon's Malady
Jeremy Enigk Return of the Frog Queen
Jude No One Is Really Beautiful
Juno This Is the Way It Goes and Goes and Goes
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Lawn Backspace
Low I Could Live in Hope
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks
Merchant Ships For Cameron
So 'Sleep Patterns' is an amazing track. The sort of track that makes you think you've possibly found your next 5-star rating. Unfortunately the rest of this EP is average, like so many emo bands these days are.
Mimas The Worries
mum Finally We Are No One
Natural Snow Buildings The Winter Ray
From 'Mae Brussel' onwards you'll likely think about forgotten moments from your youth.
Oceansize Frames
Orchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! + Chaos Is Me
Pixies Doolittle
Doesn't quite click for me, maybe it'll grow. Sorry Trebor.
Pohgoh All Along
PS I Love You EP
Red House Painters Songs for a Blue Guitar
Red Nightfall Red Nightfall
Reno Kid Sun You've Got To Hurry
Silent Land Time Machine &Hope Still
Slowdive Souvlaki
Straylight Run Straylight Run
Sunday's Best Where You Are Now
Taylor Swift Fearless
The Antlers In the Attic of the Universe
The Burning Paris Half-Truths & Indiscretions: The Anthology
The Dangerous Summer Reach for the Sun
The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
The Ivoryton Piano Factory Permagrin: The Music of Justin Veatch
The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up Picks Us Apart
The Promise Ring Nothing Feels Good
The Red Racer No One Can Hurt You
The Secret Stars Geneologies
The Six Parts Seven Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs
The Van Pelt Sultans of Sentiment
Time Spent Driving Just Enough Bright
Twothirtyeight Regulate the Chemicals
We All Inherit the Moon When We Finally Fall Asleep
Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside...

2.5 average
Eversor September
Got tired of it real quick. The songs aren't very distinctive of one another, disappointed.
Fight Like Apes ...And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion
They really sound like they fight with apes lol.rA little too chaotic for my like.
From First to Last Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
Have Mercy (Indie) The Earth Pushed Back
Jenn Champion Cool Choices
Life Without Buildings Any Other City
Crazy indie rock tunes, guitar driven and with a female vocalist who seems to sing about everything in life in a lighthearted way. Sometimes she should do away the playfulness and use her voice in a more heartfelt way. That's the only thing that's keeping me from rating this 4 or higher.r
On The Might of Princes Sirens
'Where you are and where you want to be' was superb. It was soothing yet agressive. Emo at its best. This one however is a post-hardcore album that would be very good if I only had not experienced the first album.
Placebo Battle for the Sun
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop
Seigmen Total
Shape of Despair Angels of Distress
Sleeping at Last Ghosts
The Books Lost And Safe
The Elijah I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created
The Man I Fell In Love With Dis Yourself
There Will Be Fireworks There Will Be Fireworks
This Day Forward The Transient Effects of Light on Water
Needed to force myself to keep listening until the album was finished.
William Fitzsimmons Goodnight

2.0 poor
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Hurts Happiness
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
It's always great when something like this comes out, to adjust my objectivity rating
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Rihanna Unapologetic
Tom Odell Long Way Down
Vulture Culture Cassette EP
I hate this now. Don't know why I liked it in the first place. Vocals are forced and very very whiney.

1.5 very poor
Beyonce Lemonade
Later generations' history students will, after being asked to provide a major example for
the downfall of morality and culture in the twentieth/ 21st century, in large numbers cite
this album's title and culprit for the making of it. In this regard, it is invaluable to
future historians.
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

1.0 awful
Knife Party Haunted House
Lmfao Sorry For Party Rocking
Stooma Against the World

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