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5.0 classic
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties We Don't Have Each Other
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
Biffy Clyro Puzzle
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Defeater Travels
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Hammock Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Protest the Hero Kezia
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
Hazy, minimal, beautiful; dreaming of Rapture and the Overlook ballroom.
The Elijah A Son : A Disease
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Twilight Sad Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
Trespassers William Different Stars
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell
Wil Wagner Laika

4.5 superb
All We Have Balance and Meaning
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Better Off Milk
Biffy Clyro The Vertigo of Bliss
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fightstar Grand Unification
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Gnarwolves Cru
Grace Cathedral Park In The Evenings Of Regret
Hammock Kenotic
Jeff Wayne The War of the Worlds
Kauan Sorni Nai
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Moose Blood I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Near Light Near Light
nouns Still
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Wall
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
Sadistik The Balancing Act
Still Blue, Still Turning Hurricanes
System of a Down Toxicity
Taken Between Two Unseens
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Elijah I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
Trophy Scars Bad Luck
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead
Turnover Turnover
Twin Atlantic Vivarium
Weezer Pinkerton
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.0 excellent
1 Mile North Glass Wars
3epkano EP
Across Waters More Light Is Never Ending
Although I'm a complete atheist, the music combined with the narration of several Bible extracts has an amazing effect - any fan of post-rock who can look past the "preaching" should download this ASAP.
Alexisonfire Dog's Blood
All We Have Rain City
All Will Be Quiet On The First Day
Ethereal and dreamy, All Will Be Quiet combine post-rock, shoegaze and indie to create something both haunting and mesmerizing - Kauffman's vocals flow seamlessly with the instrumentation.
And So I Watch You From Afar And So I Watch You From Afar
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
August Burns Red Constellations
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Bad Books II
Barrow Being Without
Barrow Though I'm Alone
Basement I Wish I Could Stay Here
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Biffy Clyro Blackened Sky
Biffy Clyro Infinity Land
Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions
Black Art High, Just-as-High, And Third
Black Lungs Send Flowers
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brand New Daisy
Brigade Lights
Brigade Love Is A Duel
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Brutality Will Prevail Root of All Evil
Caught in the Wake Forever Against a Simple Wooden Cross
Coldplay Parachutes
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Crooks Nevermore
Cynic Traced in Air
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Pink Cellphone is the only thing keeping this album below a 4.5 rating.
Departures Escaping
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
Progessive Metal meet Post Rock; Blistering Screams meet Soaring Vocals; Brutal meets Beautiful. In a word: Epic.
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Fightstar One Day Son This Will All Be Yours
Fightstar Be Human
Foals Holy Fire
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Gallows Grey Britain
Gates Bloom and Breathe
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Hammock Departure Songs
Hammock Oblivion Hymns
Have Heart The Things We Carry
Heights The Land, The Ocean, The Distance
Heights Dead Ends
In Case of Fire Align the Planets
Iselia Life From Dead Limbs
It Looks Sad. It Looks Sad
It Prevails The Inspiration
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Kerouac Cold and Distant, Not Loving
Korn Korn
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
La Dispute Drinking Game: Take a shot every time he says "darling" or "lover".
La Dispute Wildlife
Landscapes Reminiscence
Late Night Venture Pioneers of Spaceflight
letlive. Fake History
Manners Pale Blue Light
Maps We Can Create
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
The Christian imagery isn't too overt as to put atheists like myself off and the instrumentation and vocals are
equally strong and interesting - definitely worth a listen.
Midas Fall Wilderness
Modern Baseball The Perfect Cast
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Moose Blood Moving Home
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
My Chemical Romance Number One
My Chemical Romance Number Two
My Chemical Romance Number Three
Near Light On The Evening Of The First Day
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
No Guts No Glory Hidden In The Light
North Lincoln Midwestern Blood
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Radical Face Ghost
Ratatat Ratatat
Ratatat LP4
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Right Away, Great Captain! The Eventually Home
Right Away, Great Captain! The Bitter End
Rinoa Rinoa
Sadistik Flowers For My Father
Saxon Shore Four Months of Darkness
Sea In The Sky Visions
Much more post-hardcore (with a touch of djent) than progressive metal, but definitely worth your time.
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Soundgarden Superunknown
Sport Colors
Stars of the Lid The Ballasted Orchestra
State Faults Desolate Peaks
Seriously honest post hardcore here, think Pianos Become The Teeth with a bit of Touche Amore thrown in - and some pretty harsh vocals. Definitely not cringe worthy.
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Swain Repent. Repeat.
Swain Howl
The Autumn Leaves Fall In The Autumn Leaves Fall In
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Candlepark Stars Shimmer and Gold
The Candlepark Stars Very Big Sky
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The End of the Ocean Pacific.Atlantic
The End of the Ocean In Excelsis
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Front Bottoms/GDP Liberty and Prosperity
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Long Haul Debtors
The Perfect Crime Everything Else Can Wait
The Spinto Band Moonwink
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain
Tides From Nebula Eternal Movement
Time To Burn Is.Land
Tiny Moving Parts This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship
Title Fight Shed
Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth Split
Trivium Ascendancy
Tubelord Our First American Friends
Turnover Magnolia
Turnover Peripheral Vision
Twin Atlantic Free
Underoath Define the Great Line
Union Sound Set Start / Stop
Years Of Rice and Salt Nothing of Cities
yourcodenameis:milo Ignoto

3.5 great
36 Crazyfists Collisions and Castaways
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Day to Remember What Separates Me from You
A Red Season Shade The Outcome Fosters Detachment
Long, winding passages of sprawling post-rock intertwine themselves with whiny vocals to create an interesting experience - worth checking out, but the songs, half of which are over 5 minutes (not a problem with "true" post rock) seem to outstay their welcome towards the end.
Acres Acres
Aeolist Aeolist
Very respectable debut from these Norfolk lads - brings to mind Protest the Hero. Despite each of the four songs lasting over 5 and half minutes (the album's closer clocks in at just over 11 minutes), none of them outstay their welcome - perfectly judged. Definitely worth checking out; free for download from their BandCamp page.
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
AFI Sing the Sorrow
AFI Decemberunderground
Airbag All Rights Removed
Akala Doublethink
Akala Knowledge is Power Vol.1
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Alter Bridge AB III
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Architects Hollow Crown
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Diamonds in the Rough
B. Dolan Fallen House Sunken City
Bad Books Bad Books
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth
Biffy Clyro Opposites
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Black Art Dashed Hopes & Broken Fingers
Blackmill Miracle
Bonobo Black Sands
Brigade Come Morning We Fight
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Brutality Will Prevail Scatter the Ashes
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Burn the Fleet The Mistress EP
Devil Sold His Soul Empire of Light
Disembarked I Do Nothing but Regret the Fact That I Left
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Indestructible
Editors An End Has A Start
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
Elbow Build A Rocket Boys!
Emarosa Relativity
Eminem Recovery
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Fall Out Boy Take This to Your Grave
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Feeder Silent Cry
Finch What It Is to Burn
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Funeral for a Friend Your History is Mine: 2002–2009
Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves
Gallows Gallows
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
GrimLake Twin Sun
Hammock Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
HRVRD The Inevitable And I
An interesting take on post-hardcore; think Circa Survive with less overtly high-pitched/feminine vocals and more dynamic instrumentation. At over 60 minutes long, however, the album outstays it's welcome towards the end of the final third.
It Prevails Capture & Embrace
Kasabian Kasabian
Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Kids in Glass Houses Dirt
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
LostAlone Say No to the World
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Man Is Not a Bird Restlessness
Maps Turning The Mind
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Miles Away Endless Roads
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Muse Absolution
Muse Showbiz
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Ratatat Classics
Ratatat LP3
Seahaven Ghost
Sed Non Satiata Sed Non Satiata
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Iowa
Left Behind, Disasterpiece, Skin Ticket, Gently - all excellent tracks. But shit, does the title track give me chills...
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Stone Sour Stone Sour
Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
STRFKR Starfucker
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Temple The Conscience of The King
The Almost Southern Weather
A relatively palatable album, with some undeniably well-constructed, good songs, but the undeniably Christian message behind the music leaves any outwardly atheistic or agnostic person (such as myself) feeling a little isolated.
The Cold Harbour Long Road Blues
We're emotional, but we're also not More Than Life and that makes us even more emotional.
The Ghost Inside Returners
The Killers Sam's Town
The Last Days When The Tomorrow Is a Grey Day
The Offspring Americana
The Spinto Band Nice And Nicely Done
The Swellers Ups and Downsizing
The Tumbled Sea Songs By The Tumbled Sea
The Tumbled Sea melody/summer
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
This Will Destroy You This Will Destroy You
Tiny Moving Parts Moving to Antarctica
Title Fight Floral Green
umber Earth Feet, Lifted
Vib Gyor We Are Not an Island
It's like someone smashed together Coldplay and Radiohead and spliced in a little bit of Sigur Ros. Worth checking out.
We Are The Ocean We Are The Ocean
We Are The Ocean Cutting Our Teeth
While She Sleeps The North Stands for Nothing
woodworkings goodbye homes
Years Of Rice and Salt Service Bell

3.0 good
Almost Home Closure
Angels and Airwaves I-Empire
Angels and Airwaves Love
Architects Ruin
Architects The Here and Now
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Being As An Ocean Dear G-d
Black Clouds Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls
Guilty pleasure.
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Cancer Bats Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
Much better live.
Capsize Live A Burden, Die A Curse
Disturbed Believe
Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue
Elliot Minor Elliot Minor
Enter Shikari Common Dreads
Five Finger Death Punch The Way Of The Fist
Green Day American Idiot
Kaiser Chiefs Employment
Kasabian Empire
Kids in Glass Houses Smart Casual
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Lostprophets Start Something
MGMT Congratulations
Muse The Resistance
Mushroomhead XX
Saosin Saosin
Scary Kids Scaring Kids The City Sleeps In Flames
Not offensive, not spectacular. Post-hardcore that's easy to listen to (once you get used to the vocals).
Sed Non Satiata Le Ciel De Notre Enfance
Swain The Verve Crusade
The Blackout The Best in Town
Much better than their debut, but still leaves something to be desired. Whilst it is more original, and has ditched what seems a necessity on most post-hardcore albums in dispensing with the slow, melodic romantic track, [ see: "It's High Tide, Baby!" from We Are The Dynamite ] it lacks the diversity and drive to push it that little bit further - popularity over sheer quality seems to prevail with the song writing here.
The Fratellis Here We Stand
The Hoosiers The Trick To Life
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Touche Amore/Title Fight Split
Transit Young New England
Trivium The Crusade
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
We With The Stars As An Audience
This website seriously needs a way to separate different bands that share the same name.
We Are The Ocean Look Alive
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
Relatively respectable debut, but nothing groundbreaking. Also, clean vocals are too poppy.
woodworkings we sit on floors we stand on chairs
You Me At Six Take Off Your Colours
Young Guns All Our Kings Are Dead
Harmless, innocuous rock - nothing dire; nothing dramatic. Won't offend you enough to drive you away, but won't intrigue you enough to pull you back.

2.5 average
3 Doors Down Away from the Sun
32 Leaves Welcome to the Fall
32 Leaves Panoramic
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Very mixed feelings on this album. After the brilliance of City of Evil and (to a lesser extent) their self titled effort, this album left me wanting to smash the speakers only two minutes in - Shadows' whiny entry line of "Now your Nightmare's come to life..." is so cringe worthy, it beggars belief; the "back-to-roots" metalcore of God Hates Us also feels jarringly out of place. Buried Alive, So Far Away and Save Me, however, are all good songs - and Fiction is, perhaps, the best they have ever composed. As well as being a tragedy for the band members and his family, the death of The Rev may also spell bad news for the music because, without his influence, I fear Sevenfold will slip even further into mediocrity.
Babyshambles Shotter's Nation
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Circa Survive On Letting Go
I just can't get over the vocals; too whiny, too high pitched.
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
This could have been so so so much better; tracks like "If You Think This Song About You, It Probably Is", "Mr Owl Ate My Metal Worm" and "My Swagger Has A First Name" demonstrate potential, and the instrumentation, on it's own, is relatively good. The album, however, is let down by poor lyrics, insipid (and unnecessary ) dream-pop [see: "I'm Here To Take To The Sky] and some pretty cringe-worthy song titles.
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
HIM And Love Said No
Life in Your Way Waking Giants
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Madina Lake Attics To Eden
Nothing special, nothing flashy - but then, as a review stated, Madina Lake are not aiming for dramatic innovation. Easy to listen to but doesn't distinguish itself from the hundreds of artists producing exactly the same sound.
Miss May I Apologies Are for the Weak
Boring, bland, generic, unimaginative, predictable... In a word? Risecore.
My Chemical Romance Number Four
Our Last Night The Ghosts Among Us
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
The 69 Eyes Back In Blood
These guys think glam rock is still cool...
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Too Close to Touch Nerve Endings
Yashin Miles Away But Getting Closer
You Me At Six Hold Me Down

2.0 poor
A Skylit Drive Adelphia
It's difficult to look past the two major flaws on this album - the vocals, and the lyrics. As a Literature student, it's very difficult to look past bad lyrics when the vocals are the centrepiece of a band, and combined with the attempted br00t0l/beautiful vox combo, this album is barely listenable. Sure, the clean vocals are impressive for a guy [I know most of us couldn't achieve a similar feat] and the harsh vocals aren't exactly offensive, but the combination has been done so many times, and in a much better way, that this just becomes another [metal/post-hard]core record destined to be forgotten by most, and defended by die hard fans striving to be different. ("You just don't get in, man, this music speaks to me!")
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Heights Old Lies For Young Lives
Debaere's vocals made Heights for me - the instrumentation was good, but not groundbreaking; what
brought me back was the sheer blistering ferocity of the vocals. Monty just isn't up to Thom's standard in any
way; his voice sounds strained and lacks the intensity of his predecessor. Again, the music itself isn't
offensive, but nor is it special: in any way. Without Thom's vocals, there's no hook: no distinguishing
characteristic. I hate to say that one person made a band, but for me, the vocals were the centrepiece of
Heights' music - a centrepiece that no longer fits the bill. Don't bother picking this album up - one play on
Spotify should be enough to confirm its mediocrity.
Miss May I Monument
Brace yourself guys, more br00tal breakdowns and sik vox are on the way. It's seems odd to complain about the lack of originality in a band signed to Rise Records, but these guys are so generic it's painful.
Miss May I At Heart
Haven't they stopped yet?
Miss May I Rise of the Lion
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Staind Chapter V
Staind The Illusion of Progress
The Blackout We Are the Dynamite
Sophomore is much better, this is just unbelievably generic, and I struggle with whether to keep it on my iTunes because every time I see that cover art I just cringe.
The Killers Day & Age
Dull, uninspiring, electro pop from the masters of grit. Are these really the guys that gave us Mr Brightside or Andy You're A Star?
Wednesday 13 Transylvania 90210
You Me At Six Sinners Never Sleep
As a BMTH and Parkway Drive fan, I was intrigued when YMAS first announced the respective lead vocalists roles on their upcoming album. The fact that Sykes' and McCall's appearances are still the highlights of the sheer mediocrity put forth on this album says it all.

1.5 very poor
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
I understand that stylistic progression is good for a band; it stops their music becoming stale and allows them to experiment with other genres. One thing I don't get, however, is bands who tone down to the point of irrelevance everything that made their music good, and pump up the smaller, less popular aspects of their back catalogue. Gone are the shrieks and snarls from Take To The Skies , gone are the melodic, well balanced periods of clean vocals and gone is the thoroughly post-hardcore instrumentalism. Here, Enter Shikari are nothing but a heavily dubstep influenced shadow of their former selves. Reynolds was seemingly so consumed in putting forward a throughly anti-state message that he forgot to write some good music with which he could carry his point forward.
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Nickelback Dark Horse
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Mundane instrumentalism, generic song progression, over-rated vocals and awful lyrics: every single song seems to based around two themes: Girls, and "Go Live Your Life How You Want To Bro!", which also contains a sub theme of 'Fuck My Parents". Also, whoever came up with the "If you can't hang then, there's the door, baby" line should be eternally banned from song writing duties. No imagination whatsoever.
The Blackout Start The Party
It's like someone took the major themes from every single Andrew W. K. song ever, namely YEAH BITCH LET'S PARTY, added minor lyricism, mixed in some mediocre post-hardcore instrumentation, br00tal scream vox that aren't actually that harsh, tolerable vocals and ruined the reputation of a relatively acceptable British band.

1.0 awful
3OH!3 3OH!3
3OH!3 Streets of Gold
3OH!3 Omens
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
brokeNCYDE The Broken
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
It doesn't take a genius to realise that Bullet started with a relatively good (or maybe just tolerable) album, and have slipped further and further down the shitheap of mediocrity ever since. This latest installment in their frankly cringe-worthy back catalogue contains everything you could possibly desire in a metal album - whiny vocals, awful lyrics, mundane instrumentalism, and a butchered sequel to a perfectly decent song - here's to betting they'll go for the Metallica/Unforgiven route and add "Tears Don't Fall Part 3: This Time It's Srs" another couple of albums down the line. But God forbid they make it that far; if this is how bad their music is after four albums, I dread to think what they'll dredge up next. Also: 'Dat album artwork.
Dot Dot Curve Til the Wheels Fall Off
Dot Dot Curve Your Ears Will Bleeping Bleed
Dot Dot Curve I'm Still Here
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
What the hell has happened to My Chemical Romance?
Nickelback The Best of Nickelback Volume 1
Robin Thicke Paula

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