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5.0 classic
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Death Symbolic
Emery Eve
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: Complete Trilogy
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Jason Isbell Southeastern
There's no hyperbole in stating "Southeastern" is a perfect singer-songwriter album. Every song is completely affective, most of them emotionally draining. 'Elephant' is the most painfully honest and devastating portrayal of cancer I?ve ever witnessed musically. But every song is unique and powerful in its own way. An instant classic that will tug at anyone?s heartstrings provided they have a soul.
Jimmy Eat World Futures
John Williams Home Alone (Soundtrack)
One of the best Christmas soundtracks of all time? Pretty much. I've watched this nostalgic film nearly every year since I was a kid, and the music remains one of the best things about it
Juliana Daugherty Light
I keep coming back to this. Her voice is perfect and transcending. 5/5
Metallica Master of Puppets
Nadia Reid Preservation
Phoebe Bridgers Stranger In The Alps
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
PUP The Dream Is Over
Senses Fail Still Searching
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Spanish Love Songs Schmaltz
Spanish Love Songs Losers
not sure if 2 songs really qualifies for an EP but screw it, both tracks are a 5. Schmaltz was no fluke, these guys are one of the best things to happen to punk music these past few years
Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies
Tenhi Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006
The Ataris End is Forever
The Beatles The Beatles
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Smith Street Band Throw Me in the River
The Tallest Man on Earth I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.
Titus Andronicus The Monitor

4.9 classic
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker OST

4.8 classic
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

4.7 superb
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence

4.6 superb
Shannen Moser I'll Sing
Alright, I'm calling it. "Haircut Song" is SOTY, hands down

4.5 superb
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch The White
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary
Big Thief U.F.O.F.
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brandi Carlile By the Way, I Forgive You
Bright Eyes Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Camel Mirage
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Downfall of Nur Umbras de Barbagia
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Gorguts Obscura
Gorguts Colored Sands
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Less Than Jake Hello Rockview
Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Motion City Soundtrack My Dinosaur Life
My personal favorite album by Motion City Soundtrack. It contains some of the biggest hooks in the band's career, but there's even a song that mentions Zelda: The Ocarina of Time!!
My Kappa Roots The House of St Colme Burnt Down
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part
NOFX So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
PUP Morbid Stuff
Rush Moving Pictures
Sangre de Muerdago O Camino das Mans Valeiras
Sangre de Muerdago Noite
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Used The Used
The Who Quadrophenia
Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas

4.4 superb
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center
Drive-By Truckers Decoration Day
Green Day Dookie
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

4.3 superb
Asya Sergeeva Heart of Winter
some of the best instrumental folk music I've ever heard. Her primary instrument is the celtic harp, and her playing is extremely poignant and intricate. It's worth checking out just for her harp playing, but the addition of violins, cellos, and pianos take it to a whole new level. Just listen to it
Drive-By Truckers The Dirty South
Falls of Rauros Vigilance Perennial
Haley Heynderickx I Need to Start a Garden
John Carpenter Halloween
Julia Jacklin Crushing
So I’ll say it ‘til he understands: YOU CAN LOVE SOMEBODY WITHOUT USING YOUR HANDS
Linda Perhacs Parallelograms
NOFX The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us)
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Trophy Eyes Chemical Miracle
Singles are so misleading. This has about 5 times the amount of aggression I anticipated based on the tracks they released prior to the release of the album. Overall much more diverse than their debut, with lots of variety in the vocals and an improvement in the lyrics as well.

4.2 excellent
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties Routine Maintenance
Aimee Mann Mental Illness
Angel Olsen My Woman
Bedouine Bedouine
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Downfall of Gaia Ethic of Radical Finitude
Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Elise Davis Cactus
Fireworks Gospel
Harrod and Funck Live
Laura Stevenson The Big Freeze
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Russian Girlfriends In The Parlance of Our Times
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic
The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday
The Dangerous Summer Mother Nature
The Hotelier Goodness
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
Winterfylleth The Hallowing of Heirdom
Winterfylleth completely drop all black metal on "The Hallowing of Heirdom" and it results in one of the strongest, most beautiful albums of their career.
Yellowcard Southern Air

4.1 excellent
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Marissa Nadler July
Mary Lattimore Hundreds of Days
Mustard Plug Masterpieces: 1991-2002
A highly enjoyable collection of quirky and upbeat ska songs from Mustard Plug. They are sure to please fans of Reel Big Fish and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones or even fans of newer ska bands like Streetlight Manifesto.
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Songs: Ohia The Lioness
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Hotelier It Never Goes Out
The Story So Far Proper Dose
Ulver Kveldssanger

4.0 excellent
Adramelech Psychostasia
Adrianne Lenker Hours Were the Birds
Adrianne Lenker abysskiss
Agnes Obel Citizen Of Glass
Aldous Harding Designer
Alkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Alkaline Trio Good Mourning
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit
Alkaline Trio Remains
Allelic Reverberations
American Football American Football (LP3)
Angelo De Augustine Tomb
Astronauts Hollow Ponds
Big Thief Masterpiece
Blink-182 blink-182
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan Desire
Bob Dylan Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation
Brandi Carlile Bear Creek
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes Letting Off the Happiness
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Brigid Mae Power Brigid Mae Power
Brigid Mae Power The Two Worlds
Caitlin Canty Motel Bouquet
While everyone else is completely focused on the new Kacey Musgraves (and rightfully so) this has been my personal obsession. Released on the same day, it actually complements "Golden Hour" quite nicely. It's not as pop-oriented, but the seamless, relaxed blend of country, folk, and blues makes for the perfect springtime soundtrack. It's been nothing but this and "Golden Hour" back to back the last few days. wtf I love country now [3]
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Common Holly Playing House
Copeland Blushing
Darkspace Dark Space I
Dawn Landes Bluebird
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Finisterre
As "Finisterre" plays out, there's little you can do but sit in awe, dumbfounded by the amount of skill and precision oozing from each deafening, turbulent track. It's kind of like the band's last album, "Stellar", but on steroids. There's less time to appreciate the ambient sections because they're quickly trampled in the wake of breakneck riffs, but the band's mixture of loud black metal and ambience has never been as potent.
Devon Welsh Dream Songs
Direct Hit! Crown Of Nothing
Fuck you, get pumped!!!
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Downfall of Gaia Atrophy
Drive-By Truckers American Band
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Elderwind The Colder The Night
Simply gorgeous... this remains one of favorite metal albums of 2018. The melodies throughout this thing never cease to captivate me. The mixture of black metal and ambient here are sure to please fans of Summoning, but the production is much cleaner.
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Gabriel Kahane Book of Travelers
Gia Margaret There's Always Glimmer
Gorgeous pianos and subtle synths mesh well with Gia Margaret's warm, lo-fi approach. Her voice is stunning and the lyrics inviting; one of the best singer-songwriter releases of the year so far.
Gillian Welch The Harrow And The Harvest
Glen Hansard This Wild Willing
Go Radio Lucky Street
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Green Day Insomniac
Haley Heynderickx and Max Garcia Conover Among Horses III
Hatchie Keepsake
Heartsounds Internal Eyes
Hilary Woods Colt
Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Hot Water Music Forever and Counting
Hot Water Music Fuel for the Hate Game
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell The Nashville Sound
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 82
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
Jennifer Castle Angels of Death
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Jenny Hval The Long Sleep
Johanna Warren Gemini II
Johanna Warren Fates
John Lennon Imagine
John Williams Jurassic Park
Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
Julien Baker Sprained Ankle
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
Kevin Morby Singing Saw
Kevin Morby Still Life
Kevin Morby Oh My God
Langhorne Slim Lost At Last, Vol 1
This is about as close as we're gonna get to a Byrds or Simon and Garfunkel album in 2017. "Zombie" is one kick ass track that feels like it came straight out of the 60s.
Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Madison Cunningham For the Sake of the Rhyme
Incredible EP!! RILY: Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, Regina Spektor, cute Simon and Garfunkel covers
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Marissa Nadler For My Crimes
Quite possibly Marissa Nadler's most complete album to date is perfect for the fall weather. In comparison to "Strangers" the songs here are more focused, leaving more of an impact in much less time. It's often instrumentally stunning and contains some of her best vocal melodies to date. Best tracks: "For My Crimes", "Are You Really Gonna Move to the South?", "Blue Vapor", "Interlocking", "Said Goodbye to That Car".
Marsh Dweller Wanderer
Mary Lattimore and Mac McGaughan New Rain Duets
Max Richter Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works
The beautiful thing about this album is it really does feel like three albums wrapped into one: each section possessing its own unique heartbeat. Based on Virginia Woolf novels, it requires no prior knowledge of the books for interpretation. Across three very different acts, the music does all the talking for us - from the serene opening tracks to a jarring midsection, and an expansive and experimental closer. Whether you're completely unfamiliar with Richter's extensive list of works or you're an avid fan, Three Worlds has a little something for everyone.
Mayday Parade Tales Told By Dead Friends
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Metal Church Metal Church
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Meus Miserere Mei Deus
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Millencolin Pennybridge Pioneers
Millencolin True Brew
Millencolin SOS
Misser Distancing
Mom Jeans. best buds
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
Mustard Plug Evildoers Beware!
Nadia Reid Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs
Natalie Hemby Puxico
Nazareth Hair of the Dog
Nhor Within the Darkness Between the Starlight
One of the strongest black metal releases of the decade. What really sets Nhor apart in the sea of one-man black metal acts lies in the minimalistic, atmospheric piano melodies. Often less is more with Nhor, and his ability to seamlessly switch from a crushing wall of black metal to sparse pianos is nothing short of impressive. Bonus points awarded for the quiet moments being just as captivating as the louder ones.
Night Flowers Wild Notion
Kinda reminds me of a dreamier soccer mommy on one hand and Fazerdaze on the other. Several top-notch cuts here, but can't go wrong with "Sandcastles", "Unwound" or "Cruel Wind". Anytime you're feeling down, this will lift you right up with its accessible and warm melodies.
Nino Rota The Godfather
No Use for a Name Hard Rock Bottom
No Use for a Name All The Best Songs
Definitely not a bad starting point for anyone not familiar with NUFAN's music. Containing songs that span their entire career, "All The Best Songs" rewards its listener with quality jams that represent their softer side as well as their fast-paced, early punk days.
NOFX Punk in Drublic
Off With Their Heads In Desolation
Off With Their Heads Home
Olivia Chaney Shelter
Osi and the Jupiter Uthuling Hyl
Badass Nordic folk music with an ambient touch. This may or may not sound even better since I'm playing through the new God of War right now, but wow...
Overkill Horrorscope
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Panopticon The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
Pestilence Consuming Impulse
Pistol Annies Interstate Gospel
The vocals and melodies throughout "Interstate Gospel" are so damn smooth. Lots of variety throughout. Sometimes they go for a more sarcastic, playful nature (see "Stop Drop and Roll One") but the slow burners like "5 Acres of Turnips" show the softer side of Pistol Annies that I can't get enough of. One of the best country albums of 2018.
PUP PUP
Quiet Riot Metal Health
Ramona Deals, Deals, Deals!
Red City Radio The Dangers of Standing Still
Red City Radio Titles
Retirement Party Somewhat Literate
Richard Hell and The Voidoids Blank Generation
Rosehall The First Requisite Is Life
Rota Fortunae Solstice
Sampha Process
Sangre de Muerdago Sangre de Muerdago
Saor Aura
Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart
Saves the Day Stay What You Are
Say Anything Say Anything
Scorched (USA-DE) Ecliptic Butchery
Selvans / Downfall Of Nur Selvans / Downfall of Nur
Senses Fail The Fire
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Soccer Mommy for young hearts
Soccer Mommy Clean
There's an abundance of nice, breezy melodies to be found on Soccer Mommy's Clean, but none of them with the gorgeous, smooth demeanor of "Scorpio Rising." It's a perfect song for the early spring - Sophie Allison's crisp delivery detailing everything from kissing in a park to metaphors of bubbly Coca-Cola. So, what makes this song so special? It all comes down to intimacy. It's the only track on Clean where Sophie sounds like she's performing in the same space as you, without any fuzz or hazy demeanor to hide behind. This is simply Sophie Allison, mask removed and all.
Solange A Seat at the Table
Somos Temple of Plenty
Soundtrack (Video Game) Witcher 3 - The Wild Hunt
Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill
Steely Dan The Royal Scam
Steely Dan Katy Lied
Stella Donnelly Beware Of The Dogs
Strung Out Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues
Suicidal Tendencies How Will I Laugh Tomorrow If I Can't Even Smile Today?
Suicidal Tendencies Lights...Camera...Revolution
Swingin' Utters Peace and Love
One of the most underrated punk bands on the planet are back with "Peace and Love." This thing is nothing short of a blast from front to back - a fine representation of a band that's been kicking ass for over 25 years. There are huge guitars and gruff vocals to be sure, but the band have also mastered the art of melody, with some of the strongest hooks of their lengthy career. Listen to this band, you won't regret it.
Telethon Hard Pop
The Beatles Help!
The Bouncing Souls The Gold Record
The Bouncing Souls Crucial Moments
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
The Dangerous Summer Reach for the Sun
The December Sound The Silver Album
The Flatliners Cavalcade
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Mountain Goats Goths
I liked Beat the Champ. It was a fun Mountain Goats album, but I surely didn't love it. When I heard John Darnielle was switching the theme from wrestling to gothic culture for his latest album, I wasn't sure what to make of it. Right off the bat, though, Goths blows its predecessor out of the water. With no guitars to speak of on the album, Darnielle's songwriting is more focused, and the whole thing is gorgeously orchestrated. Upbeat horns and jazzy sections are glittered throughout the surprisingly bright album: probably the exact opposite of what a typical goth would listen to. It's satirical, full of life, and surprisingly accessible for a Mountain Goats album.
The Offspring Smash
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
The Tallest Man on Earth Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Who Who's Next
The Wonder Years No Closer to Heaven
The Wrens The Meadowlands
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Tiny Moving Parts Celebrate
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
TLC CrazySexyCool
Tomberlin At Weddings
Tony Sly 12 Song Program
Trampled By Turtles Life Is Good On The Open Road
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
Un Sentiment
This is pretty nice. Haven't been that crazy about metal this year but I can already tell this one’s gonna be something special. Besides, it deserves attention for that gorgeous artwork alone!
Vali Forlatt
Various Artists Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings
Wardruna Runaljod - Yggdrasil
Wild Pink Yolk in the Fur
William Ryan Key Virtue
The last minute of "No More, No Less" being basically blackgaze was one hell of a surprise. I assumed this EP would just be more of the same, but the gorgeous instrumentation put that notion to rest.
Wintergatan Wintergatan
Woljager Van't Liewen un Stiawen
One of the year's most overlooked gems is a real treat in the neofolk genre. With a sound that rests comfortably between german dark folk (think Forseti, Nebelung) and a more neoclassical approach along the lines of Vali and Musk Ox, the debut by Woljager is sure to have a wide appeal. Due to the large helping of variety and melancholy, it's easily one of the strongest neofolk albums in recent years.
Yves Tumor Safe in the Hands of Love

3.9 excellent
Boygenius Boygenius
Elder Brother Stay Inside
Elder Brother's sophomore effort is lush alternative rock full of dreamy soundscapes yet just enough bite when needed. This fucking rules.
Free Throw What's Past Is Prologue
La Dispute Panorama
Runaway Brother Mother
Suicidal Tendencies Prime Cuts
The Smith Street Band Sunshine and Technology

3.8 excellent
Alela Diane Cusp
Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Can Bardd The Last Rain
Pretty great Golden Axe II black metal
Circuit Des Yeux Reaching For Indigo
And the award for most unique album of the year goes to...
Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
Bump if you, too, hate it when friends treat you like stranger-ers
Drudkh Microcosmos
Eve 6 Horrorscope
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Great Cynics Don't Need Much
Grouper Grid of Points
Iron And Wine Weed Garden
maybe I'm just weird but I dig this little EP better than any of his full length albums!
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Lauren Balthrop This Time Around
Maribou State Kingdoms In Colour
I know next to nothing about downtempo but can confirm this often sounds as gorgeous as that album art looks
Mariee Sioux Grief in Exile
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
MxPx MxPx
How the hell did MxPx make it this far into their career without releasing a self-titled album? Funded by fans, this is easily some of the band's strongest material since "Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo." Their albums are often plagued by filler, but here the band completely shred their way through 30 minutes of nostalgic punk rock with few missteps. A solid return to form, to say the least - they've rarely sounded this sharp or full of adrenaline.
Neko Case Blacklisted
Neko Case Furnace Room Lullaby
was worried this was too country for me, but then "Porchlight" happened. mmmmmmm
Neun Welten Destrunken
Gorgeous neofolk album; perfect for rainy weather or anyone looking for a relaxing listening experience
Night Verses From the Gallery of Sleep
Ossuarium Living Tomb
Outer Heaven Realms Of Eternal Decay
Pallbearer Heartless
Petal Magic Gone
"Stardust" is a gorgeous, lyrically profound track - one of the absolute best songs of 2018 so far!
Radiator Hospital Sings "Music for Daydreaming"
Sangre de Muerdago Deixademe Morrer No Bosque
Sarah Jarosz Song Up In Her Head
Steep Canyon Rangers Out in the Open
The Beths Future Me Hates Me
The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request
The Tallest Man on Earth The Tallest Man on Earth
Trophy Eyes Everything Goes Away
Wardruna Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
Wardruna Runaljod – Ragnarok
Yuck Yuck

3.7 great
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Aisha Burns Argonauta
Alice Phoebe Lou Paper Castles
Antarctigo Vespucci Love in the Time of E​-​Mail
Big Thief Capacity
Chapel of Disease ...And As We Have Seen The Storm
Contrarian Their Worm Never Dies
Came for the Schuldiner vox, stayed for the kick-ass guitar work and drumming (and of course, that killer artwork which was clearly inspired by a SNES-era Final Fantasy boss).
Emery The Question
Free Throw Bear Your Mind
Hazel English Just Give In / Never Going Home
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Jenny Lewis The Voyager
Jenny Lewis On The Line
Joey Cape Let Me Know When You Give Up
Johanna Warren nūmūn
Johanna Warren Gemini
Judas Priest Firepower
Julianna Barwick Will
Kayak Jones You Swear It's Getting Better Every Day
Laura Veirs The Lookout
Living With Lions Island
I hope the hype picks up for this thing. "Second Narrows" is one of the strongest pop-punk tracks in recent memory. The artwork for the singles is pretty dope as well. Judging by the quality tracks released so far, this will be an invigorating return for Living With Lions, as well as one of the most important punk releases of the year.
Mayday Parade Sunnyland
wouldn't have guessed I'd be enjoying a Mayday Parade album in 2018 this much, but here we are.. this is a damn good album
Mikaela Davis Delivery
Molly Burch First Flower
Motion City Soundtrack Go
Neck Deep Life's Not Out To Get You
Neun Welten The Sea I'm Diving In
NOFX Pump Up the Valuum
Olivia Chaney The Longest River
Rachael Sage Myopia
Radiator Hospital Something Wild
Radiator Hospital Torch Song
Radiator Hospital Play The Songs You Like
Restorations LP3
Restorations LP5000
Robbie Fulks Gone Away Backward
Saor Forgotten Paths
Set Your Goals Mutiny!
Skull Kid Protection Charm
Sojourner The Shadowed Road
Summoning meets Saor meets Evanescence; this is not as bad as it may sound

...who am I kidding that sounds fucking awesome
Soundtrack (Film) Mortal Kombat
I still remember having this soundtrack on casette and listening it to repeatedly as a kid (as well as watching the movie excessively of course). All nostalgia aside, this soundtrack holds up surprisingly well and is worth looking into even if you're not huge on the MK series.
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
Swordfish Rodia
Taake Kong Vinter
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
The Front Bottoms Ann
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Let's Face It
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones While We're At It
The Offspring Americana
The Promise Ring Very Emergency
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
The Swellers The Light Under Closed Doors
Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls
William Tyler Modern Country
William Tyler Goes West
YAY BLYNN YAY BLYNN
Yellowcard Paper Walls

3.6 great
Courtney Barnett sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Stellar
Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog
NOFX First Ditch Effort
Offa Rex The Queen of Hearts
Waxahatchee Great Thunder
I've never heard anything else by Waxahatchee, but this EP seems to improve with each listen. Confident and soaring vocal melodies are given plenty of room to breathe over delicate pianos. Things close out nicely with the gorgeous ballad, "Takes so Much." Not much to complain about, really.

3.5 great
Agalloch Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
Aimee Mann @#%&! Smilers
Alkaline Trio Agony and Irony
All Get Out Nobody Likes A Quitter
Amanda Fish Free
Amanda Shires To the Sunset
Amber Pacific The Possibility and The Promise
Amy Shark Night Thinker
"Blood Brothers" and "Adore" are hands down two of the most addicting pop tracks of 2017. Nice little EP
Amy Shark Love Monster
And Also The Trees (Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Upside Down Flowers
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Angel Olsen Phases
Anna McClellan Yes and No
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Bayside Vacancy
Bayside Acoustic Volume 2
Bedouine Bird Songs of a Killjoy
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Bomb the Music Industry! Adults!!!: Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited By Nothing!!!!!!!
Can't Swim This Too Won't Pass
Cat Power Wanderer
Cherry Glazerr Stuffed and Ready
Reminds me of Wolf Alice quite a bit, so worth a listen if that's your kind of thing. Thought the artwork was just terrible at first, but it actually fits well with the band's quirky style. Unexpectedly solid stuff.
Cokie The Clown You're Welcome
Conor Oberst Ruminations
Courtney Marie Andrews May Your Kindness Remain
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering - Tome II
Curbside The Sound I Know
Dead To A Dying World Elegy
Deadbird III: The Forest Within The Tree
Demon Hunter War
Demon Hunter Peace
Dillon Kind
Dope Lemon Smooth Big Cat
Downfall of Gaia Epos
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
Elder Brother Heavy Head
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Emery We Do What We Want
Enisum Seasons Of Desolation
Ennio Morricone The Thing
Escondido Warning Bells
Eve 6 It's All In Your Head
Everclear So Much For The Afterglow
Everclear Sparkle And Fade
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Falls of Rauros Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
Faye Webster Atlanta Millionaires Club
Fireworks We Are Everywhere
Fireworks All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion
Fireworks Bonfires
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Florist (NY) If Blue Could Be Happiness
Frank Turner Be More Kind
It's not Frank's best, but also not nearly as bad as it's being made out to be. With the politically-charged themes this could have been a heavy-handed mess, but it's perhaps Turner's most laid back and carefree album to date. Of course, this will translate as boring to some, but it's a nice change of pace for a man who typically churns out rowdy punk tunes. Fear not, his knack for stringing together clever verses like falling dominos is as evident as ever on "Little Changes", and some horns are even thrown in for good measure. It's not the loud Turner many of us have grown accustomed to, but as opener "Don't Worry" makes apparent, it doesn't have to be.
Free Throw Those Days Are Gone
Frightened Rabbit Painting of a Panic Attack
Gatecreeper Sonoran Depravation
Great Cynics I Feel Weird
Gulfer Dog Bless
Hospital Job The Believer
Hospital Job Never Get Cold
Hospital Job Haze Like Me
Hot Mulligan Pilot
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Jade Bird Jade Bird
John Lennon Walls and Bridges
John Williams Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Judicator The Last Emperor
Katie Herzig Moment of Bliss
Kevin Morby Harlem River
Laura Gibson Goners
Less Than Jake Anthem
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears
Local Natives Violet Street
Long Neck Will This Do?
Loretta Lynn Wouldn't It Be Great
I'm struggling to find other examples where a musician sounds this damn great at 86...
Lori McKenna The Tree
Lucy Rose No Words Left
Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground Shapeshifter
Mariah Carey Caution
Marissa Nadler Marissa Nadler
Marissa Nadler Bury Your Name
Mayday Parade Mayday Parade
Megadeth Endgame
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright!
Millencolin Home From Home
Millencolin Life On A Plate
Millencolin Same Old Tunes
Misser Every Day I Tell Myself...
Misthyrming Algleymi
Motion City Soundtrack I Am the Movie
Muncie Girls From Caplan to Belsize
Muncie Girls Fixed Ideals
Natalie Prass The Future and the Past
New Found Glory From The Screen To Your Stereo 3
No Use for a Name More Betterness!
NOFX The War on Errorism
Numenorean Home
Numenorean Adore
Owane yeah whatever
Pianos Become the Teeth Keep You
Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
Radar State Strays
Red City Radio Red City Radio
Restorations Restorations
Robyn Honey
Rosanne Cash She Remembers Everything
S. Carey Hundred Acres
Sara Bareilles Little Voice
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers Years
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Say Anything Oliver Appropriate
Senses Fail If There Is Light, It Will Find You
Shakey Graves Can't Wake Up
Shannon Shaw Shannon in Nashville
Silverstein Transitions
Silverstein Rescue
Silverstein I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
Silverstein Redux: The First 10 Years
Simon and Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
Slugdge Esoteric Malacology
Soda Bomb Wanna Jam?
Solange When I Get Home
Who said this was ambitious? Just a nice, chill album. Nothing more and nothing less
Soundtrack (Film) South Park (Original Soundtrack)
Soundtrack (Film) Office Space
Spanish Love Songs Giant Sings the Blues
Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy
Steely Dan Gaucho
Stella Donnelly Thrush Metal
Stephanie Urbina Jones Tularosa
Suldusk Lunar Falls
Sum 41 Chuck
Sun June Years
Sup, Muscles? Further Demonstration
Super Whatevr Good Luck
Super Whatevr Never Nothing
Susanne Sundfor Music For People In Trouble
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Taking Back Sunday Tidal Wave
Taking Back Sunday Twenty
Twenty years of Taking Back Sunday? Awww, yeaahh. Ok, I feel really old now.
The Ataris Look Forward to Failure
The Ataris Silver Turns to Rust
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Bouncing Souls How I Spent My Summer Vacation
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Choir Bloodshot
The Dangerous Summer If You Could Only Keep Me Alive
The Dangerous Summer War Paint
The Flatliners Dead Language
The Innocence Mission Sun on the Square
The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones A Jackknife To A Swan
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The Mountain Goats In League With Dragons
The Ophelias (USA, OH) Almost
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup
The Sonder Bombs MODERN FEMALE ROCKSTAR
The Story So Far What You Don't See
The Swellers Ups and Downsizing
The Swellers Good For Me
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
The Wonder Years Sister Cities
Tomb Mold Manor of Infinite Forms
Trash Boat Crown Shyness
Trophy Eyes Mend, Move On
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Un and Coltsblood Coltsblood / Un
Varathron Patriarchs of Evil
War of Ages Arise and Conquer
Waxahatchee Out in the Storm
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal Suffer On
Wild Pink Wild Pink
William Ryan Key Thirteen
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds
Yellowcard Yellowcard
You Blew It! Grow Up, Dude

3.4 great
Amber Pacific Truth In Sincerity
Ennio Morricone The Hateful Eight
Molly Burch Please Be Mine
Mom Jeans. Puppy Love
Oozing Wound High Anxiety
Restorations LP2
The Lurking Fear Out Of The Voiceless Grave
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

3.3 great
Aimee Mann Charmer
Alkaline Trio Crimson
Amber Pacific Fading Days
Bad Religion Age of Unreason
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Dawn Landes Meet Me at the River
Del Paxton All Day, Every Day, All Night
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Liza Anne Fine But Dying
Closest to Me and Turn for the Worse are both downright gorgeous tracks. Lots of potential here even if I don’t
feel quite as strongly about the rest
Madeline Kenney Perfect Shapes
Malena Zavala Aliso
NOFX Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
Sum 41 Half Hour Of Power
The Dangerous Summer The Dangerous Summer
Wayfarer World's Blood

3.2 good
Can Bardd Nature Stays Silent
Earth Groans Rahab
Falls of Rauros Believe in No Coming Shore
First Aid Kit Ruins
Great Cynics Like I Belong
Grift VILSNA ANDARS BONING
Lucy Dacus Historian
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Neko Case Hell-On
NOFX Cokie the Clown
Snail Mail Lush
Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is
Ulvesang The Hunt
Wayfarer Children of the Iron Age
A frustrating album in the sense that there are some great moments, but the overall experience is brought down by some equally mediocre ones. That being said, 'TowardMountains' is more than enough reason to give this album a shot. Featuring the drummer from Blood Incantation, the song gets a really cool, brooding drum intro and contains vocals that seamlessly trade off between death metal growls and black metal shrieks. Despite some pitfalls, they're a band with strong potential.

3.1 good
Blink-182 Neighborhoods

3.0 good
Alessia Cara The Pains of Growing
American Football American Football
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Ashley Monroe Sparrow
Basement Beside Myself
Circa Survive Appendage
Coheed and Cambria The Unheavenly Creatures
Drudkh They Often See Dreams About The Spring
Elderwind The Magic of Nature
Eluveitie Ategnatos
Emery I'm Only A Man
Eve 6 Eve 6
Fireworks Adventure, Nostalgia, and Robbery
Four Year Strong Enemy of the World
Four Year Strong Four Year Strong
Frankie Cosmos Vessel
Glen Hansard Between Two Shores
Great Cynics POSI
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Joy Williams Front Porch
Kevin Morby City Music
Lauren Jenkins No Saint
Lit A Place In The Sun
Marissa Nadler Strangers
Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky Droneflower
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
mewithoutYou Ten Stories
Millencolin Machine 15
Monstrosity The Passage of Existence
Motion City Soundtrack Panic Stations
Neil Young Harvest
NOFX Coaster
NOFX Self Entitled
Overkill The Wings Of War
Sara Bareilles Amidst the Chaos
Say Anything Hebrews
Say Anything I Don't Think It Is
Set Your Goals This Will Be the Death of Us
Shannon And The Clams Onion
Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow
Silverstein Arrivals and Departures
St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION
Suicidal Tendencies Freedumb
Not the best ST album but gets bonus points for the simple fact that "Cyco Vision" will always remind me of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Taking Back Sunday New Again
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Dangerous Summer Golden Record
The Offspring Conspiracy of One
The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads
The Story So Far The Story So Far
Tiny Moving Parts Swell
Winterfylleth The Divination Of Antiquity
Winterfylleth The Dark Hereafter
Wolf Alice Visions of a Life
Yellowcard Lift a Sail

2.9 good
Alkaline Trio Damnesia

2.8 good
Amon Amarth Berserker
Julia Jacklin Don't Let The Kids Win

2.7 average
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me
Trophy Eyes The American Dream

2.6 average
Go Radio Close the Distance
Oak Pantheon Sol

2.5 average
Alkaline Trio This Addiction
Alkaline Trio My Shame Is True
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right
American Football American Football (LP2)
Anna St. Louis If Only There Was A River
August Burns Red Leveler
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering - Tome 1
Deafheaven Sunbather
Drudkh A Furrow Cut Short
Eve 6 Speak in Code
Foxing Nearer My God
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Mitski Be the Cowboy
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Wardruna Skald
What a massive disappointment. The only album from them I haven't enjoyed. I have nothing against this more stripped down style, but this is more boring than captivating. Just makes me want to go listen to better neofolk by the likes of Tenhi or Sangre de Muerdago

2.4 average
Set Your Goals Burning At Both Ends

2.3 average
The Damned Things High Crimes

2.2 poor
Blink-182 California

2.1 poor
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday

2.0 poor
Four Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
Megadeth Super Collider
Panic! at the Disco Pray for the Wicked
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
The Offspring Splinter
The Offspring Days Go By
The Used Imaginary Enemy

1.0 awful
Maroon 5 Overexposed
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