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5.0 classic
Depeche Mode Violator
Depeche Mode Black Celebration

4.5 superb
Anouk Sad Singalong Songs
Anouk is one of those rare artists that can change her style whenever she wants, but still manages to release something superb. Why people still consider her a rock chick is beyond me, as her last 3 albums are not rock at all. But this one is as far away from rock as possible for a pop album. It consists of 10 symphonic songs. And yes: 'Birds', her contribution to this years Eurovision Songcontest, is there as well. For all you disbelievers: sometimes this contest does yield some very beautiful songs. This is by far the best thing the contest has given us this millenium. Check out this great album!
Anouk Symphonica in rosso
The concert itself was great. Anouk and her 'regular' swedish co-writers did a great job in choosing the songs and arranging them for the inclusion of the orchestra. The rating would have been a 5, if only the feeling I got being at the concert would have translated completely in the recordings. Unfortunately for instance the highlight of the concert (For bitter or worse) loses a bit of impact due to the lack of depth in the recording, especially when the orchestra is in full war mode. Stil, a superb album.
Blur Parklife
Blur The Best Of (Special Edition)
David Bowie The Platinum Collection
Bowie rules and this compilation shows why. Great 3-disk overview of his work until ca. the mid 80's.
Depeche Mode Ultra
This album deserves far more credit than it gets. As stated by others, it is nothing short of a miracle that the album is created anyway, since they only wanted to try and record a couple of songs for a greatest hits/singles compilation. Every time I listen to it (which is quite often and far more than a lot of other DM-albums) it still moves me. Highlights are Home (of course), It's no good, Barrel of a gun and Insight.
Depeche Mode Remixes 2: 81-11
Love, love, LOVE most of the remixes. The big difference from Remixes 1 is the fact that this 3 cd-box contains 14 new remixes, including remixes from former members Alan Wilder and Vince Clark.
Depeche Mode The Singles 86–98
From the three singles from Black Celebration to the four from the highly underrated Ultra and the new 'Only when I loose myself', it contains a constant string of fantastic songs, which represent the commercial and (according to many) artistical highlight years of DM.
Depeche Mode Delta Machine
Two days on and I have to up the rating to 4.5. This is one superb album. I'm even starting to get my grips on 'Soft Touch/Raw Nerve'.
Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence
dEUS In a Bar, Under the Sea
Einsturzende Neubauten Strategies Against Architecture III
The EN-album I keep getting back to, coming from the area I liked them best. This compilation contains some of their best songs like 'Die Interimsliebenden', live/alternative versions (Blume, French version) and soundscapes like Installation Nr. 1.
George Michael Listen Without Prejudice
I first heard this classic GM-album when I was in college and couldn't stand him. But from the moment the album was played by a fellow student, it blew me away. I had to have it myself. A couple of months later I bought it, being my first ever cd. George finds his true form combining great ballads and some up tempo songs, using grand orchestration.
George Michael Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
Goldfrapp Tales Of Us
After giving it more time I have to up the rating. This is as supers as Felt Mountain, if not better.
Mansun Six
Maria Mena Viktoria
Maria rules, that's all I can say. Even if only for the excellent duet Habits, you should get this album if you're into female vocalists that need some profound listening before you get it. Don't be fooled by the first two songs, though. They can appear somewhat lightweighted at first, but from song 3 Maria hits you in the face hard.
Martin Gore Counterfeit (EP)
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love
Prince Sign o' the Times
Recoil Selected (Limited Edition)
Great collection with the choices from Alan Wilder himself. Special attention should be given to disc 2, which contains a coherent set of remixes from Recoil. It shows that Recoil is very much a vehicle for soundscapes, much more that it is a song driven project.
Recoil Bloodline
The Recoil album I still listen too over and over again, allthough it is a bit too divers (ranging from Bukka White to Moby, via Toni Halliday from Curve).
Recoil Unsound Methods
Spoken word meets doomy soundscapes. Superb album from the former musical wizard of Depeche Mode.
Suede Dog Man Star
Sugababes Catfights and spotlights
Absolutely superb album with the best song they ever recorded (Can we call a truce). The only reason it is not excellent is the bonus track 'Like a star', which is horrible.
Taylor Swift 1989
More listening sessions in, I'm even more impressed. So I had to add an extra 0.5.
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Cure Disintegration
The Smiths Singles
This compilation shows why The Smiths are (were) so critically acclaimed. Every song is good or better than good.
Urban Dance Squad Mental Floss for the Globe
Will Young Let It Go
The big fourth album, which can stand the comparison with the fourth albums from George Michael (Older) and Pet Shop Boys (Behaviour). Mostly minor key songs about lost love. Superb!
Will Young 85% proof
Months after its release I still very frequently play the album. This one is Will in true great form. Love it.

4.0 excellent
Alison Moyet Hoodoo
Alison finds her true form on this album. Songs like My Right A.R.M., This House and Wishing You Were Here still give me shivers. And the more upbeat songs aren't far behind.
Anouk For Bitter or Worse
Anouk To Get Her Together
Once again Anouk deals with her life situations in her songs. And once again she takes a step away from her rock chick phase that I hated. This album shows further progress in her singing as well as the instrumentation she uses. Excellent album.
Arvo Part Te Deum
Love this one. If you're a classical singer, make sure you at least once get to sing something by this composer. It is a treat.
Basement Jaxx Remedy
Blur 13
Blur Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur
Blur The Best Of
Blur Blur 21
Jeez, I can't believe I rated it the lowest of all raters up until now. It is an excellent box set, but it all seems a bit to much. Thank God for Spotify and random play. That's the only way I seem to be able to get a good sample of the album each time I want me some Blur .
Brad Shame
Brad Interiors
David Bowie Bowie at the Beeb
Depeche Mode The Singles 81→85
Depeche Mode 101
Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion
Depeche Mode Remixes 81–04
Depeche Mode Spirit
dEUS The Ideal Crash
Eels Beautiful Freak
Eels Electro-Shock Blues
Einsturzende Neubauten Tabula Rasa
One of the best albums by EN. Esspecially the first five songs of the album kick so much ass.
Erasure Chorus
George Michael Older
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain
Goldfrapp Silver Eye
Ilse DeLange The Great Escape
The country is gone and all of a sudden she appeals to my taste. Listen to beautiful songs like 'The great escape' and 'Don't you let go of me' and be amazed.
Ilse DeLange Incredible
A logical next step after the transition she made on album 'The great escape'. Ilse really finds her form on this album. Lots of great songs, with the centerpiece 'Adrift' as the absolute highlight.
Justin Hurwitz La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Kyteman The Kyteman Orchestra
Living Colour Stain
Madonna Ray of Light
Madonna Something to Remember
Mansun Attack of the Grey Lantern
Maria Mena Weapon In Mind
Another excellent Maria Mena output. I don't care for 'You make me feel good' and 'Fuck you' is getting a bit tiresome, but the rest is still highly enjoyable.
Maria Mena Growing pains
Once again a great album from Maria. The hard beats from her last album Weapon In Mind are tuned down a bit, making this album a more natural transition between Weapon In Mind and its predecessor Viktoria. Highlights are the gospel infused opener Good God, Leaving You and Confess.rWarning: this is a breakup album, so if you're not into those themes, please avoid this one.
Martin Gore Counterfeit²
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Even if only for the more than nine minutes that 'So What' gives you, this album deserves the rating 'Excelent'.
Paradise Lost One Second
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pet Shop Boys Behaviour
Pet Shop Boys Fundamental
Pet Shop Boys Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
Peter Gabriel Secret World Live
PJ Harvey Rid of Me
PJ Harvey Is This Desire?
Portishead Portishead
Portishead Roseland NYC Live
Primal Scream XTRMNTR
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead The Bends
Recoil Liquid
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One
Spice Girls Greatest Hits
Suede Sci-Fi Lullabies
Suede The Best Of Suede
Sugababes Overloaded: The Singles Collection
Somehow the Sugababes are able to produce a string of great singles, without falling into the trap of repeating themselves or sounding to modern to be out within 6 months. If only they could have continued this line after the amazing Catfights & Spotlights.
Sugababes Taller In More Ways
Take That The Circus
The Beatles 1967 – 1970
The Carpenters Christmas Collection
It sounds a lot like a Disney medley, but the lucious arrangements combined with great choir-like vocals and the heavenly voice of Karen Carpenter make this one of the best Christmas albums of all time.rThis release contains both Carpenters Christmas albums. Disc 1 contains more of the 'traditional' Christmas songs, whereas disc 2 is more of a concept album containing lots of classical influences combined with some jazz arrangements.
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Cure Staring at the Sea
The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation
Trijntje Oosterhuis Wrecks We Adore
Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk along
Trijntje worked with Anouk again on this album. The songs themselves feel more live and hint more towards the soul roots of Trijntje (or Traincha as she's known in foreign countries) than on Wrecks we adore. This album deserves a lot of followers, because of the songs which Anouk wrote and the vocal qualities of Trijntje. Don't care for the title track though, which was the Dutch submission for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Troye Sivan Bloom
Too bad the album is so short, only 10 songs at a length of 34 minutes. But this is a big step up after the already great Blue Neighborhood.
UB40 Rat In The Kitchen
Waylon After all
A Dutch singer on the infamous Motown, that must be good. You know what: it's more than good, it's excellent. Modern soul with an old-fashioned instrumentation.
Will Young Echoes
Will reinvents himself with the help of Richard X. Superb dance beats with the magnificent voice of Will.
Will Young The Hits
Twelve singles and two new songs, which give an excellent overview of Will's single-career up until 2009. Use it to get familiar with his style and voice and then check out his albums.
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's
Yazoo In Your Room

3.5 great
a-ha Scoundrel Days
a-ha Stay on These Roads
a-ha Headlines and Deadlines: The Hits of a-ha
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alison Moyet Raindancing
Her second coming after Yazoo split up. Great album from a great vocalist.
Anouk Who's Your Momma
Arcadia So Red the Rose
How come that three members of Duran Duran are able to make a better album than the full band ever did? This album is consistant in song structure and sound and is quite atmospheric. To bad they only made one album.
Blur Blur
Blur The Great Escape
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Dave Gahan Hourglass
Agree with everything Kaleid said in the review. This one is far better that Paper Monsters and shows the growth of Dave as a writer (allthough he co-writes the songs with Andrew Philpott and Christian Eigner) and in his sense of direction. I'm not that big on Deeper and Deeper, though.
David Bowie No Plan
Deftones White Pony
Depeche Mode The Best Of - Volume I
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses
Depeche Mode Playing The Angel
Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe
Depeche Mode Catching Up with Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode A Broken Frame
The review from analoguecrazy4 is spot on. Two weak songs and a lot of foresight in what was to come. Great album and one I put on quite regularly.
Depeche Mode Live in Berlin
Depeche Mode Touring the Angel: Live in Milan
dEUS Worst Case Scenario
dEUS Vantage Point
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Forgot about this one. Great album with mellow flows and ditto sounds.
Duran Duran Big Thing
Duran Duran Notorious
Duran Duran Decade: Greatest Hits
Editors In This Light and On This Evening
Einsturzende Neubauten Silence is Sexy
Einsturzende Neubauten Halber Mensch
Erasure I Say I Say I Say
Erasure Wild!
Faith No More Who Cares a Lot?
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Liverpool
Strange to see myself give a higher point for Liverpool than for WTTP, but this album deserves more praise. The whole of the album is far more consistant than WTTP and contains some hidden gems like Lunar Bay and Kill The Pain.
George Michael Faith
George Michael Twenty Five
Hooverphonic Blue Wonder Power Milk
Kylie Minogue X
Kylie Minogue Aphrodite Les Folies - Live in London
Whether you like her or hate her, you must admit this is the thing she does best. I really like the rock version of Can't Get You Out of My Head.
Leftfield Leftism
Madonna Erotica
Madonna The Immaculate Collection
Madonna GHV2
Maria Mena Cause and Effect
Maria goes from pop to something extra without losing the good pop songs. Excellent album.
Maria Mena Apparently Unaffected
Martin Gore MG
Being a long time fan of the instrumentals MG penned for DM (love all the acronyms), I have been a bit disappointed with the instrumentals from the last couple of DM-albums. And now Martin comes up with an entire instrumentals album. I must say the first few listenening sessions make me hopeful I will grow into the album, allthough I don't have an instant feeling of 'classic' with any of the songs. Perhaps hearing Brink more will change that.
Matt Cardle Time to Be Alive
Don't know why exactly, but this album is growing on me big time.
Melanie C The Sea
Once again Mel gives us a change in her musical direction, and gets away with it. This album contains a lot of great songs and has more diversity than her previous record This Time. To bad for the few songs (i.e. (One on One) that don't do it for me, though.
Melanie C Northern Star
Melanie C Beautiful Intentions
Melanie C Reason
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Nine Inch Nails Fixed
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nitzer Ebb Body of work
A great collection of singles (cd 1) and remixes (cd 2) of one of the best EBM bands that came from the 80's.
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Pearl Jam rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003)
Pet Shop Boys Very
Pet Shop Boys Introspective
Pet Shop Boys Actually
Pet Shop Boys Please
Pet Shop Boys Relentless
Pet Shop Boys Concrete
Pet Shop Boys Pop Art Mix
The Pop and Art discs contain a rich cross-section of their singles up until 2003. Too bad the Mix disc is not that impressive.
Pet Shop Boys Alternative
Peter Gabriel So
Peter Gabriel Us
Pixies Surfer Rosa
PJ Harvey Dry
PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Placebo Once More With Feeling
Portishead Dummy
Portishead Third
Prince Love Symbol Album
Prince Diamonds & Pearls
Prince Lovesexy
Prince Parade
Prince The Hits/The B-Sides
Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Pulp Different Class
Recoil subHuman
Recoil Hydrology
Recoil 1+2
Sam Smith The Thrill of It All
Satchel EDC
Satchel Family
Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85
Soulwax Much Against Everyone's Advice
Spice Girls Forever
Stromae Racine Carrée
Even if only for Formidable, people should try this album out.
Suede Suede
Suede Head Music
Much more electronics than on their previous albums, which makes a big plus.
Sugababes Angels with Dirty Faces
Sugababes One Touch
Even when you should only consider the fantastic single Overload, this album is great. Remember the original members of the Sugababes were only 15 and 16 back then and did contribute to the songs already. Plus: they could actually sing and harmonize.
Sugababes Three
Great continuation of the succes the Sugababes had with Angels with dirty faces. The combination of up-tempo songs and ballads (Maya is fantastic) works very well. Somehow the Sugababes always seem to be able to bring something extra to the term girl-band and delivering albums and singles the have something special to them.
Take That Wonderland
Take That Progressed
How come the extra EP for Progress is that much better than the cd? Imho, they brought back the best things about Wonderful World and The Circus to a degree, being the harmonies and the good songs.
Taylor Swift Reputation
Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog
The Common Linnets The Common Linnets
The Common Linnets II
The Cure Paris
The Cure Greatest Hits
The Cure Show
The Cure Mixed Up
Trijntje Oosterhuis We’ve Only Just Begun
Troye Sivan Blue Neighborhood
UB40 Signing Off
UB40 UB44
UB40 Labour of Love
UB40 Geffery Morgan
Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants
Various Artists For The Masses
Will Young Friday's Child
Will Young Keep On
Will finds his form on this album. Another transition album, after his first change from Pop Idol winner to the second album 'Friday's Child'.
Yazoo You and Me Both

3.0 good
a-ha Hunting High and Low
Alison Moyet Alf
Anouk Hotel New York
Anouk Paradise and back again
Anouk returns with a collection of seperate songs. She just felt like she should release the songs, even though they didn't necesarily fit together. The album is highly enjoyable. Highlights are 'Daddy', 'Last goodbye' and 'Wish he could see it all'.rThe bonus tracks (the last four) are so so. The lead single 'Places to go' is a good song, but becomes a bit dull after listening to it more. The other tracks are mediocre at best, which brings down my rating with at least half a point.
Anouk Fake It Till We Die
Basement Jaxx Kish Kash
Blur Think Tank
Blur Leisure
Blur All The People: Blur Live At Hyde Park
De Staat Machinery
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Depeche Mode Speak & Spell
Depeche Mode Exciter
Depeche Mode Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live
Depeche Mode Tour of the Universe: Barcelona
Depeche Mode Policy of Truth
dEUS Pocket Revolution
Duran Duran Rio
Editors Violence
Einsturzende Neubauten Strategies Against Architecture II
Not their best compilation, but it is still highly enjoyable and recommended to get to know the Neubauten better.
Erasure The Innocents
Erasure Wonderland
Erasure The Circus
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faith No More Album of the Year
Filter Short Bus
Filter Title Of Record
Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome
George Michael Five Live
George Michael Songs From The Last Century
George Michael Patience
Goldfrapp Black Cherry
Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Hurts Happiness
Ilse DeLange Next to Me
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
Katy Perry Witness
It is growing on me. Not too fond of all the songs. Too bad about Nicky Minage featuring on the best song of the album. Love the sound and sample on Swish Swish.
Kylie Minogue Aphrodite
Leftfield Rhythm And Stealth
Living Colour Pride
Living Colour Vivid
Living Colour Everything is Possible: The Very Best of...
Madonna Bedtime Stories
Madonna Like a Prayer
Madonna True Blue
Madonna Like a Virgin
Maria Mena White Turns Blue
Melanie C This Time
Metallica S&M
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails Further Down the Spiral (UK)
Nine Inch Nails The Perfect Drug
Nine Inch Nails Closer to God
Pearl Jam No Code
Pet Shop Boys Yes
Pet Shop Boys Bilingual
Peter Gabriel Up
Placebo Placebo
Primal Scream Evil Heat
Primal Scream Vanishing Point
Prince The Gold Experience
Prince Graffiti Bridge
Prince Around the World in a Day
Prince Purple Rain
Prince 1999
Prince The Black Album
Prince Controversy
Prince Dirty Mind
Prince Prince
Prince Crystal Ball
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead Amnesiac
Soulwax Any Minute Now
Soulwax Nite Versions
Spice Girls Spiceworld
Spice Girls Spice
Suede Coming Up
Suede Singles
Sugababes Change
Take That Beautiful World
The Cure Galore
The Cure Entreat
The Cure Bloodflowers
The Cure Wish
The Power Station The Power Station
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Smiths The Smiths
This is a good first album, but somehow I always get a bit turned of when listening to it in total. I can't explain why, though. Perhaps I should have listened to it when the album was released, to like it more.
Troye Sivan Wild
UB40 Present Arms
UB40 UB40
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman

2.5 average
Anouk Graduated Fool
Blur Bustin' And Dronin'
Blur Live At The Budokan
Dave Gahan Paper Monsters
The album is lacking structure and vision. Some songs do work great, but that's about it. If Dave wasn't the frontman of DM, I wouldn't have known about this one at all.
David Bowie Tonight
Depeche Mode People are People
dEUS My Sister = My Clock
Duran Duran Duran Duran
Duran Duran Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
Duran Duran Liberty
Erasure Nightbird
Erasure Be With You
Faith No More The Real Thing
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Harry Styles Harry Styles
Hurts Exile
Ilse DeLange Livin on Love
She is big in the Netherlands, but this is album is far too much country for my taste.
Living Colour Time's Up
Living Colour Biscuits
Madonna Music
Madonna American Life
Madonna Madonna
Madonna Celebration
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Things Falling Apart
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Pearl Jam Yield
Pet Shop Boys Release
Pet Shop Boys Nightlife
Pet Shop Boys Electric
Primal Scream Give Out But Don't Give Up
Primal Scream Screamadelica
Prince For You
Prince Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
Prince Come
Prince Emancipation
Prince Chaos and Disorder
Prince The Very Best of Prince
They shouldn't have released this Best Of, as the Hits-compilation is far superior.
Pulp This is Hardcore
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Robbie Williams Life Thru a Lens
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour
Scritti Politti White Bread Black Beer
Soulsavers The Light The Dead See
Soulsavers Angels and Ghosts
Soulwax Leave the Story Untold
Soulwax Most Of The Remixes...
Take That III
Take That Progress
The Charlatans The Amazing Charlatans
The Cure Wild Mood Swings
The Prodigy Experience
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
Troye Sivan TRXYE
UB40 Baggariddim
UB40 Labour Of Love II
Underworld Beaucoup Fish
Will Young From Now On
This is a typical first album from any Idols or X-Factor winner, with the exception of the fantastic 'You and I'.

2.0 poor
Anouk Urban Solitude
Anouk Together Alone
Anouk Anouk Is Alive
Anouk Lost Tracks
Anouk Queen For A Day
Erasure Loveboat
Gavin DeGraw Chariot
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Although the music could potentially give this album a much better rating, the wining of Axl Rose makes me rate this a Poor album.
Ilse DeLange World of Hurt
Ilse DeLange Here I Am 1998 - 2003
Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor
Madonna You Can Dance
Mansun Little Kix
Oasis Be Here Now
Pet Shop Boys Elysium
Prince Batman
Sugababes Sweet 7
Oh no, they've lost it. Somehow they (the band or the management) wanted to jump on the Kesha/Lady Gaga bandwagon and missed it completely. Lead single Get Sexy was good, but everything else on this album misses everything the Sugababes were great at. No big vocals, no great harmony, no ummmph to the music.
The Cure The Cure
The Cure 4:13 Dream
The Prodigy Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The Prodigy Invaders Must Die
The Stone Roses Second Coming
UB40 Promises and Lies
Wham! Make It Big
Wham! Fantastic

1.5 very poor
Bush Sixteen Stone
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
Jennifer Lopez Dance Again... The Hits
Justin Bieber Believe
Madonna Hard Candy
Oasis Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
Oasis Heathen Chemistry
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power

1.0 awful
Madonna MDNA
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth

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