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Objectivity Score: 89%
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5.0 classic
Blindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Disillusion Back to Times of Splendor
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pearl Jam Ten
Radiohead OK Computer
ReVamp Wild Card
Tarot To Live Forever
The Dear Hunter Migrant
From the two songs released thus far, "Whisper" and "An Escape", it's clear that The Dear Hunter are releasing quite an opus. First of all, as amazing a musician Casey Crescenzo is, he is a phenomenal producer and the production on this album is leagues above the quality of anything I have heard in a large number of years. Secondly, while "Whisper" was an instant classic with me, "An Escape" took a little longer to enjoy. I loathed "An Escape" on the first listen thinking it as The Dear Hunter throwing everything out that made them interesting, on repeated listens however it grew on me and is now one of my favourite songs by the band. I think this to be the case with the majority of the songs on this album. What I expect to hear from this album from what I've heard so far: top tier production, a continuation and, for lack of a better word, "good" version of The Colour Spectrum, with an occasional retro feel, slathered in excessive hooks by the master of melody himself, Casey Crescenzo. Also, "Whisper" makes me want to watch the popular kids show, Little Bear and there's nothing wrong with that, so props to them.

How the hell is this detailed GMB? I practically said nothing. :P
Tool Lateralus
Tool ├ćnima

4.5 superb
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Joy Division Closer
Karnivool Sound Awake
Nirvana Nevermind
Opeth Damnation
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Protest the Hero Kezia
Protest the Hero Fortress
Radiohead The Bends
The Getaway Plan Other Voices, Other Rooms
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Bring Me The Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bush Sixteen Stone
Bush The Science of Things
Chevelle Point #1
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chiodos Illuminaudio
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Nightwish Once
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Pearl Jam Binaural
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
The Cure Disintegration
The Cure Bloodflowers
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Tool Undertow
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation

3.5 great
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Disillusion Gloria
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Karnivool Themata
Korn Korn
Korn Issues
Nightwish Century Child
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Deliverance
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pearl Jam No Code
Pierce the Veil A Flair for the Dramatic
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Radiohead Kid A
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
Tool 10,000 Days
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath Define the Great Line
Underoath Disambiguation

3.0 good
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Adrenaline
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters In Your Honor
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Foo Fighters One by One
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Korn Life Is Peachy
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Watershed
Pearl Jam Yield
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead In Rainbows
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
Title Fight Hyperview

2.5 average
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Insomnium In the Halls of Awaiting
Insomnium Across the Dark
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Nightwish Angels Fall First
Nirvana Bleach
Nirvana In Utero
Opeth The Candlelight Years
Porcupine Tree Signify
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
I tend not to compare a band by it's previous efforts but this is a special case, the album 'Scurrilous' compared to 'Kezia' and 'Fortress' is a horrible mess. The lyrics are dreadful, the instrumentation is sloppy (for Protest the Hero's standards), the vocals is basically Rody relentlessly stabbing you in the ear for 44 minutes without remorse or variation. The album as a whole is practically the same damn song repeated over and over and over again with barely enough variation between tracks to be considered 10 different songs and it is such a struggle to get through it all. A rumour going around was. there were originally more songs but they were removed from the album for not being a high enough quality compared to the rest of the album, I hope I never have the displeasure of listening to them, if what's on the album are the quality tracks. The only reason I have given this an average score is because when I listened to 'C'est La Vie' for the first time last month, I thought it was the worst PtH song I had ever heard but it's grown on me and I enjoy it like I do their previous efforts and I expect the same from the other songs on 'Scurrilous' with time and a few listens.
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Pablo Honey
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music

2.0 poor
Bush Razorblade Suitcase
Karnivool Asymmetry
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Untouchables
Nightwish Oceanborn
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
Radiohead The King of Limbs

1.5 very poor
Chiodos Devil
Disillusion Three Neuron Kings
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Korn See You on the Other Side
Nightwish Wishmaster
Pearl Jam Riot Act
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
Lacks the atmosphere of Selfish Machines and A Flair for the Dramatic that made those albums so special, Fearless Records took the soul in their music away, now they're just a typical post-hardcore affair. It's kind of sad when a guest vocalist does a better job at conveying their old sound than a member of the band , Jason Butler from letlive is the highlight of the entire depressing experience.
The Getaway Plan Requiem
Underoath The Changing of Times

1.0 awful
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season Cut Up!
Korn Untitled
Korn The Path of Totality
Pearl Jam Backspacer
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Underoath Cries of the Past
Underoath Act of Depression

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