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5.0 classic
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring
In time, this would earn a Pulitzer Prize and go far beyond the merrits of contemporary music. Any classical music fan should listen to this.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
This should be considered one of the most revolutionary metal albums by Black Sabbath, the 1970s, and perhaps of all time. Why? Because, Paranoid really opened the doors to the metal music world. There are only a few albums that are as powerful.
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Dream Theater Images and Words
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
This would be the last brilliant Iron Maiden album, and the rest would fall the bottom out. Seventh Son is so great because Iron Maiden does a really good job with the concept and putting it into each of the songs. While each of the songs in previous albums had stories in them, these stories for each song on this album seem to have more meaning. Another nearly flawless entry for a metal band that has been that way for almost a decade.
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
At the dawning of our souls, we'll saw the light. That was many years ago. It held so much meaning we attempted to search deeper into it. King Crimson was of many explorers searching beyond the light into the darkest of all nights. They went beyond prophetic, beyond real, and beyond the mainstream music bloodlines. It was the temple that helped progressive rock move forward throughout the world. Don't overthink the main definition of prog rock. It lies in this masterpiece of masterpieces.

And a sidenote: what does Robert Christgau truly know about this?
King Crimson Red
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Muse Absolution
Not nearly as bombastic or as fun as Origin of Symmetry, but it sure still stands clearly victorious.
Muse Origin of Symmetry
There's no limits to what Muse has done in this 21st Century Magnum Opus. It stands as one of the pillars of alternative indie rock and delivers every single that is demanded, tenacity, over the top heaviness, and a warmth of keyboards all over. It's only appropriate to say that this album should come to be incredibly influentual for the next generation. 5/5
Opeth Blackwater Park
This is the breakthrough peak of Opeth's band career. No doubt about it.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
There's almost nothing that can quite eclipse this.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Radiohead Kid A
The biggest musically commercial suicide of the 2000s. And the greatest album by Radiohead.
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
After the utter failure of his first symphony in Russia, Sergei Rachmaninoff, a genius of the late Romantic/early Contemporary age, had sought psychiatric help. During the period in which he had been working with a psychiatrist, he had began to have the thought in his head that he could create great music. That thought was what his psychiatrist had constantly said to him in the time he was composing Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18.

Piano Concerto Two is beyond words, and almost beyond analyzation. Each movement is incredibly unique and so well excercised between the Piano and the whole orchestra that it becomes a perfect blend. The combination of the use of Romantic and Contemporary music is also nearly perfect as well. The first movement, possibly the most well known, introduces the concerto with gusto, emotion, energy, and power. The second movement gives you a rest with one of the most calming pieces constructed by Rachmaninoff. The third movement revs up the bombastity, complexity, energy, and power by bring everything from the first two movements together. In a display of fury and power, the Piano Concerto ends with intense glory. Glory that only the likes of Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Bach, Copland, and Mozart could match.
Soundgarden Superunknown
The Beatles Abbey Road
Too much credit is always given to Sgt. Pepper. It was indeed a brilliant album, but it was also just another drug album (perhaps the same could be said about many albums). This was a very different story. When the Beatles stopped touring, and put more time into their studio material, something about their image changed. They began to discover even more purpose in the concept album and finding ways to cleverly place it in their music. And eventually, they went perfect in their true, reigning magnum opus finale act, Abbey Road.
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles essentially back in the 1960s were like any other pop artist, living the dream. But someday, they'd approach the point where they were very tired of creating the same music. So, just coincidently in the year of love, 1967, The Beatles made a groundbreaking record that would influence hundreds of artists all the way into the present, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This contains just about everything you could possibly ask for from them and more. Absolute creativity in this album has no bounds as this album would soar to the top, often being coined as one of the best albums of the 60s and the 20th century. 5/5
Tool Lateralus
U2 The Joshua Tree
This is either an album you'll love or hate. Most Bono-haters are going to drop the bomb and say "screw it, this album is horrible." Most U2 fans are going to say "this is AWESOME!" For anybody in between, the mystery remains. However, after analyzing this album for a full 10 years of my life from when I first heard this in school to now, the message of U2's Joshua Tree says more than just clever wankery and looselined lyrics and songwriting. This album is the cries of the lost in their own deceit and loss (alluding to Mothers of the Disappeared.) This album is the breaking of ethnical borders (allusion toTrip Between Your Wires.) This album the telling of old stories to new ones (allusions to Where the Streets Have No Name and Red Hill Mining Town.) Finally, this album is the culmination of perfect rock and pop combined together on an integral album (alluding to With or Without You.) So, take a good look at it from the broad perspective. I think you'll see that it's revolutionary.
Yes Close to the Edge
Yes at it's best. It had been climbing the mountain of its past albums and came over the top with Close to the Edge. With an epic and two other great songs, this album deserves kudos.

4.5 superb
Afro Celt Sound System Volume 3: Further In Time
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178
August Burns Red Constellations
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
A7X is giving us a reason to care about them. If anything they made in the future sounded like this or Waking the Fallen or the two combined, they'd be taking a step in the right direction.
Billy Joel Greatest Hits Volume I & II (1973 - 1985)
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Is the truth that difficult to face as reality? In comparison to Paranoid, Master of Reality is nearly as impressive, creating something a little milder and still very heavy.
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
This should be considered the first true metal album. It was also the reason Paranoid came into existance. It puts together the styles of blues, metal, and rock in a neat display of unusual power for the time.
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
This is one of my personal favorites by Black Sabbath. It improves the styles that were almost lost from Volume 4 and brings a more mature metal sound to the group. I may only be concerned about Who Are You?, but it's just a minor concern. The second to last brilliant album from the Magnificant Six.
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
I find myself shocked listening to this. Somehow, I like it. A lot.
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
Camel Moonmadness
The greatest and most stunningly beautiful prog rock album in 1976. Simple as that.
Camel The Snow Goose
Carrollhood VIOLENCE.
Boys, you've done it again. You've managed to tune yourselves and still play some pretty good rock. Something's gotta give.
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Cynthesis ReEvolution
The reboot of "evolving" prog metal that Cynthesis desperately needed.
Damien Rice O
Deep Purple Machine Head
One of the definative metal albums of the decade. There are only a few albums such as Paranoid by Black Sabbath that can truly beat this.
Deftones Koi No Yokan
I can't believe I didn't discover them any earlier. Koi No Yokan is on level with White Pony andn Diamond Eyes, I believe. Perhaps the best of the year.
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater's "magnum opus" is so close to being one on my scale. It's probably one of the few concept albums I'll listen to without getting bored. It's also one of DT's best.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
The best you can ever ask of ELP. It has just about every single progressive rock element known, pretentiousness included.
Genesis Foxtrot
In all the years Genesis has been around, sophistication wouldn't sound better in any previous album than it would sound in Foxtrot.
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
If Genesis lost anything from this album, the only variable they lost was Peter Gabriel. Everything else about the album is still there and still sounds as rich as ever. At the same time, this album also sniffs an approaching storm of pop music, though...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
It's not the apocalypse. It's just really incredible music.
Green Day Warning
This was the best Green Day was ever going to get, because they calmed down the punk style just enough, and gave each song some a little emotion rather than the usual f##k you feeling. This may perhaps be the reason they fell back down to a much lower status and can't escape their trademark, recycled punk style.
Hans Zimmer Inception
Forget about what the movie is about, this is just about the soundtrack. High complexity and intensity makes the soundtrack worth a listen. Take several times, not just one.
Horslips The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony
HRVRD From the Bird's Cage
I suppose I might be suffering a seizure, but I really think this is amazing. HRVRD has moved from Post Hardcore to Indie Alternative and they sound even better as a result. You might beg to differ, but this is simply just an opinion embodied with a fact.
Igor Stravinsky L'Oiseau de feu
This version of the Firebird is nearly a masterpiece. I prefer and love the 1919 orchestrated version the most, though.
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
The greatest intentional conceptual parody, I'd say.
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
Judas Priest Painkiller
I suppose after what was Screaming for Vengeance, the best Judas Priest album made in a long time, was finished, Judas Priest to dip down during the next two albums. Then suddenly, Painkiller came by and gave us one of the heaviest metal albums to date. One of the best ones, by the way.
Kayo Dot Hubardo
One of the most daring concept albums of 2013. Also, one of the best.
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black
When King Crimson decided to get louder, they got better.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in the Aire
The best Christmas album made by Mannheim Steamroller.
Megadeth Rust in Peace
I find it way too difficult to compare Megadeth to Metallica. I mean, Mustaine got what he was looking for, so why argue? 4.75/5
Metallica Master of Puppets
This album is extremely overrated. On the other hand, Metallica does not sell itself short at all. This could've easily been one of the best heavy albums in the history of music. That's if only Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Deep Purple hadn't done it first.
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
If you take a leap in terms of two different albums, you might see a difference. With Metallica, the difference between ...And Justice for All and Master of Puppets is almost not a difference. However, that is one simple factor that separates the two of them from each other. Master of Puppets is extremely overrated and this is almost underrated. ...And Justice for All takes a much more enjoyable approach in terms of music since you're not thrashing the whole way through it. However, it doesn't lack any metal elements whatsoever. It would be perfect, if it weren't for the results of certain sections of the album.
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse was not going to go down without a big bang. It was a Supermassive Black Hole. It consumed all negatism wherever it went. It would often make appearances during Starlight of the darkness, feeding on the Cities of Delusion through Exo-Politics. Even Assassins and Hoodoos failed to assail this fierce enemy. A Soldier's Poem inspired a group of aparent Invincible men known as the Knights of Cydonia to stop this beast. Before the Black Hole had accepted defeat, it Took a Bow and dissappeared without a trace. Wherever it may appear again, it may plague the world yet again. But for now, our heroes walked off of the Map of Problematique, Glorious.

If you look at Black Holes and Revelations in comparison to the rest of its discography, it could be considered the most powerful LP by Muse to date. It almost matches up to the standards of Origin of Symmetry and Absolution, but just falls short. Not bad for a fourth Muse Album.

Nino Rota The Godfather
Perhaps one of the greatest soundtracks ever composed.
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack
It's a pretty good thing that the word final has not lost meaning yet.
Opeth Still Life
Paul Simon Graceland
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd has always been a heavily arbitrary band with their concepts and themes. So, when the year 1977 roled around, it was both a surprise and yet expected that the group would come out with Animals, an album that was filled with surprises, a concept about the political structures of society, and a very different design in comparison to that of Wish You Were Here. However, the acoustic tone, the extended themes of three different classes/animals, and a need for creating emotion within in it all still makes this album a power prog rock album to this very day.
Pink Floyd Meddle
Most people who heard Atom Heart Mother were probably not flattered. Meddle, the follow up album was more pleasant and a step up for Pink Floyd.
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Procol Harum Shine On Brightly
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
This has the standards that almost match up to the ideals of Scenes From a Memory. This is because this album showcases a really good concept, transititions through each song so well, and gives the album a name to go by.
Radiohead OK Computer
This was when Radiohead would become extremely influential in the 1990s. Great Brittain was going to have a great musical year. I still think Fitter, Happier is just plain weird and annoying, though.
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead recorded this under tons of tension and stress. No wonder it sounds like a lost diamond.
Rainbow Rising
This is the best Rainbow Material you can hear. Hands down. 4.3/5
Renaissance Turn of the Cards
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela
This flamenco-style guitar duo debut gives a fresh new look at talent and continues to show that even two guitarists can make a really good album.
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush 2112
Two plus one plus one plus two equals six. Done said. 6/5. Yeah.
Rush Clockwork Angels
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 in F♯ minor, Op. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Soft Machine Third
Spock's Beard V
At the apex of their career, Spock's Beard tops their efforts in Day for Night and sweaps the Labyrinth of confusion and clutter with brilliant music.
Spock's Beard The Light
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Do you like prog? Do you like Yes, Camel, Genesis, Alan Parson, or King Crimson? Do you like the 1970s? Do you like Porcupine Tree? Do you like Steven Wilson? Have I been sold?

Yes...ALL OF THE ABOVE. The Raven That Refused to Sing is a killer prog album and perhaps the greatest of the Steven Wilson discography so far. 4.6/5
Strawbs Hero and Heroine
Hitting the Dark Side of Prog Rock. 4.3/5
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Clearly, this is FUN music.
The Beatles The Beatles
After a revolutionary Sgt. Pepper album broke through the ice of the world, it was going to be difficult for the Beatles to top that. Instead, they matched it with massive 90 minute work, The Beatles, or the The White Album. With catchy songs, accoustic pieces, and bizarre masterpieces, this album can't quite match match the eccentricicy of the previous work, but is still head on.

Also, if I tried to talk to Iai (Nick Butler) about music, I think it would end in a massive argument. Despite some of our agreements, we're mostly split by certain songs. While he thinks most of the White Album songs are just plain average, I think that there's way more importance to most of them, except maybe Wild Honey Pie. During the making of this album, all the members were going through massive revolutions in their heads, making nonsense of themselves. Yeah, they got high, but at this rate, even drugs weren't spelling the eventual split up. The only reason they stayed together, is because two is better than one. John still had some love for Paul's work (no homo :O) and it only benefited the whole group. George Harrison was only starting to show more gusto, and unified the album a little more than it originally was. And even if John was helpless without Paul or vice versa, for either, it would still be honorable.

Take that, Nick Butler.
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
It's one thing to listen to F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X., and it's another thing to hear the whole album. It's a wholly landmass of unexpected impressiveness.
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
Muscle spasm has been redefined, by a long shot...............
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
Tool Ænima
Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die
I'm not the type of guy to like soul, funk, R&B, or too much jazz for the matter, but this was different. This album combines the prog rock elements together creating a more enjoyable scene.
Traffic The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Transatlantic Bridge Across Forever
It took forever to get through this album...and it was worth it.
Transatlantic The Whirlwind
U2 Achtung Baby
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 takes back to the hills and returns to a highly regarded style of music, one that is hard to find. I their efforts, they create a more than average, perhaps one of the last superb performance.
Van der Graaf Generator Godbluff
Vince Guaraldi Trio A Charlie Brown Christmas
Yes Relayer
Yes Fragile

4.0 excellent
AFI Sing the Sorrow
AFI Decemberunderground
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
CUT AWAY!!!CUT AWAY!!! Immediate 4.1/5
Atoms for Peace Amok
Surprising more distinct than the latest Radiohead, but still not as credible as Hail to the Thief or Amnesiac. 3.8/5
Bedrich Smetana Má Vlast
Big Big Train The Underfall Yard
Blaak Heat Shujaa The Edge Of An Era
The boundaries to psychedelic rock are almost limitless. Blaak Heat Shujaa is just learning to break through them surprisingly well with a blend of dark, slightly metal, progressive overtones in their debut EP: The Edge Of An Era. 3.8/5
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Don't be wack. BS is for Black Sabbath, not bull s**t. And to inform you, this album isn't bull s**t. Not even close. It just has a few dissapointing flaws, but this album has mostly good characteristics.
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brian Eno Lux
Cactus Cactus
Blues rock never sounded pricklier.........................................
Camille Saint-Saens Le carnaval des animaux
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Darkstar (UK) News From Nowhere
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dragonforce has no good honest reason to be playing the way they do in speed metal. When you pull the whole Japanese equation, you get something like this. The extremity faced in this album is so harsh it fits the power of the legend metal album. However, the consistantly uninteresting and the same old, same old story ruins the chances of it becoming an instant dose of classic.
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Live at Budokan
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater takes a step back, but nevertheless, this album is still very good. 4.2/5
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Score
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Eloy Ocean
Fight War Of Words
This album didn't sacrifice too much power during the transition from Painkiller. It certainly gave Rob Halford a different prospective of metal. And it was fun to listen to as well.
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
George Frideric Handel Messiah
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Georges Bizet Carmen
Green Day Dookie
Green Day American Idiot
I thought the canvas was destroyed here. I guess I was wrong. It didn't turn out to be the worst Green Day album. It does a good job displaying the concept pretty well and sets itself in a different direction. Maybe that will be its downfall.
Hans Zimmer Sherlock Holmes
Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins A Scarcity Of Miracles
A graceful departure of the authentic King Crimson.
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
Joe Satriani Crystal Planet
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Johann Sebastian Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier II BWV 870-893
John Petrucci An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Josh Groban Closer
This has been the best Groban has been right now. The best he'll ever be. No better.
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Kansas Leftoverture
Karnivool Themata
This is rather cool. Prog rock was made in AUSTRALIA??? Whoa.
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson Beat
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson takes a new form and hits the experimental rock stage. This is a beginning of a new King Crimson. A good beginning.
King Crimson Lizard
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Laura Stevenson Wheel
Laura Stevenson's vocals in the Wheel are so sublime; the rest is pretty impressive too. 4.1/5
Led Zeppelin Mothership
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
This is the stuff that rivals TranSiberian Orchestra or may even be better at certain times. You might beg to differ, but you might change your mind when you listen to it. Merry Christmas.
Mannheim Steamroller A Fresh Aire Christmas
Maurice Ravel Boléro
The greatness of this work isn't determined by the repetitiveness. It's more about the artistic flow, sophistication, and the interpretation of the story itself.
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Muse Showbiz
This was the transformation of Muse, a sign of good things to come.
Muse Newton Abbot Demo
If you're a Muse completionist, you'll probably like and want this.
Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerku
The revival of polish post rock progressive jazz begins here.
Operation Ivy Energy
Peter Gabriel So
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pomegranate Tiger Entities
Premiata Forneria Marconi The World Became the World
Radiohead The Bends
Being the pre-runner to a remarkable OK Computer, The Bends is a credible album to hints signs of good things to come.
Rika How to Draw a River, Step by Step
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Signals
Rush is definately going through a's not a bad one, though.
Rush Hemispheres
Rush Chronicles
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
Scale the Summit The Migration
After waiting months for something worth listening to, Scale the Summit finally gives me 2013 gold. The first in a full 2 months.
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninoff Preludes, Op. 23
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
A bunch of teenagers making some pretty good noise. Seems about right.
Soundgarden King Animal
Cornell: "Let's make a new album."

Shepherd: "Great idea!"

Turns out it was an excellent idea. Hence the rating.
Spock's Beard Snow
It is very impressive, but still I wonder if they were trying to match the likes of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
Spock's Beard X
Spock's Beard Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Swans The Seer
Holy f**kin' s#%t. 4.2/5
The Flower Kings Retropolis
The Flower Kings Banks of Eden
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
I really thought of this album as a new King Crimson album. It seems a little closer to prog metal, but never too far away are the possibilities of this group being the next King Crimson. After, it was an excellent debut album.

That was my first soundoff about a year ago. Today, I can strictly describe this as a massive muscle spasm. 4.1/5
Tool Undertow
The beginning of something very beautiful... 3.8/5
Tool 10,000 Days
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve
Transatlantic SMPT:e
This is certain a wonderful start to a prog rock supergroup, which needs appreciation for helping launch prog in the 21st century.
Beautiful. Despondent. Complex. By the way, I wasn't describing a gun. 4.1/5
U2 No Line on the Horizon
Yes, TBH, I was raised under the authority of U2. I was easily built to like it. Whether that was a bad mistake or not is no longer my judgement. I will simply state that if you look in terms of what they were making in the 2000s, material was always going to be on the edge, most especially How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, which spiritual properties made it easy musical propaganda. And then, suddenly you get an album, No Line On the Horizon, which builds on more of a 21st century regular rock ordeal, and you get U2's enjoyable sound, built on bright lights. This really added up to SOMETHING.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183/173dB
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
I just broke my own rules: I listened to rap.
Yes Going for the One
Yes The Yes Album
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
By the time Yes came out with their cornerstone, Close to the Edge, the music was growing beyond analysis expand a song from 10 minutes to almost 20. A Jon Anderson was growing extremely obssessed with so many different international cultures that it soon began to swamp the power that Yes had. However, it also led to one of the most unique albums of the century, with 4 songs that were heavily indulgent and almost all surpassed 18 minutes. While it was one of Yes's first flaws in their Classic age, it was not major.
Yes 90125
How is this Yes??? It's all so fun and catchy, but it's not the same anymore. Did I really miss the apocalypse?

3.5 great
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day To Remember Homesick
ABBA Waterloo
Abnormality 2007 Demo
Acid Mothers Temple Starless and Bible Black Sabbath
Adele 21
AFI All Hallow's E.P.
AFI A Fire Inside
Afro Celt Sound System Volume 1 - Sound Magic
Antonin Dvorak Slavonic Dances No. 1, Op. 46, B. 78
Antonin Dvorak Slavonic Dances No. 2, Op. 72, B. 145
August Burns Red Leveler
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Billy Joel River Of Dreams
Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Camille Saint-Saens Danse macabre, Op.40
Carrollhood Afraid
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coheed and Cambria Live At The Avalon
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
This still beats torturing cats any day.
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
About as anticlimactic as the first album.
Cradle of Filth Dusk and Her Embrace
Deafheaven Sunbather
Not quite the heaven I was expecting. I end up asking more questions than I should have: it sounds like quality death metal, but how come it sounds so shoegazish?!?! Why couldn't it just be instrumental? And for that matter, why am I listening to this? There are some things that skew with my brain, and this is one of them. 3.4/5
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
Dream Theater Live at the Marquee
Dream Theater Dark Side of the Moon
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater tried to pound the hammer on metal just as well as they did on Train of Thought, and get themselves tied in quite a few knots. However, it certainly didn't tie too many knots...
Dream Theater Chaos in Motion
Dream Theater Uncovered 2003-2005
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
A Dramatic Turn of Events is under Petrucci's foot.
Dream Theater Images and Words Demos
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Reunite
Dream Theater Train of Thought Instrumental Demos
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer
It was good for a debut album, but it's also easy to get lost in pretentiousness and mockery.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Tarkus
It's mostly pretentious mockery mixed with talent, flamboyance, and such. What more could there possibly be?
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Live
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
fun. Aim and Ignite
Genesis Trespass
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Genesis Duke
Genesis Invisible Touch
Genesis We Can't Dance
Genesis Live
Genesis Live Over Europe 2007
Genesis Turn It On Again: The Hits
Genesis Platinum Collection
Gloria Estefan Alma Caribeña
Surprisingly musical. And the Spanish style just sounds better with Gloria than the regular pop style.
Green Day International Superhits
Green Day Nimrod
Green Day Insomniac
Green Day Kerplunk
Green Day 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
If this the beginning, then it's the beginning...but, WAIT! It's Green Day.
Green Day Shenanigans
They brought a bunch of b-sides pretty well together. IMPRESSIVE.
Hans Zimmer The Lion King
Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Jorm Theory of Anything
Josh Groban Awake
Josh Groban Josh Groban
Josh Groban Noel
Josh Groban All That Echoes
When you squeeze lemons, you get lemonade. Perfect.
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Koji Kondo Super Mario Bros.
Leprous Bilateral
Linkin Park Meteora
Love and Death Between Here And Lost
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas
Magma Magma
Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire
Muse Random 1-8
Muse Hullabaloo Soundtrack
Muse Muscle Museum
Muse The Resistance
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy: Original Soundtrack
Opeth Heritage
Phil Collins ...But Seriously
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Pyotr Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Queensryche The Warning
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Red End of Silence
Red Innocence and Instinct
Red Until We Have Faces
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
I cannot completely relate to this. 3.6/5
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rodrigo y Gabriela Live in Japan
Ruins Pallaschtom
HOLY BASS AND DRUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rush Fly by Night
Sergei Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Steven Wilson Get All You Deserve
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The Beatles Let It Be
Yeah...this sounds definately like a Paul McCartney production...but it's still the Beatles.
The Flower Kings Back in the World of Adventures
The Mars Volta Tremulant
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
See that big man on the album cover? BE AFRAID OF HIM.
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Mars Volta B-Sides
You get the good old early Mars Volta, and the newer, more recent Mars Volta. The best of both worlds, I'd say.
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money
Well...this is definitely creative, for one thing. But classic? Not entirely reaching me like other psychedelia does.
The Nice The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
These turned classical music upside down. in a good way.
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
Either it's me or my generation is in trouble. 3.6/5
Tool Opiate
Tool Salival
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Pushing spiritual flow into the equation. It sounds like U2, except for it doesn't sound quite as powerful. Maybe it's just me.
U2 Zooropa
U2 U218 Singles
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath Define the Great Line
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525
It's fun, easily knowable, and it's Mozart. I rest my case.
Yes Yes
Yes Drama
Yes Yesterdays
Yes Classic Yes
Yes Highlights: The Very Best of Yes
Yes Fly from Here
Yo-Yo Ma and Others Appalachian Journey

3.0 good
A Day To Remember And Their Name Was Treason
A Day To Remember What Separates Me from You
ABBA Ring Ring
Aiden Our Gangs Dark Oath
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Atreyu The Curse
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Atreyu The Congregation of the Damned
August Burns Red Looks Fragile After All
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Better than Black Eyed Peas.
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Haters, haters as usual. What the hell can you do about them?
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Wait a mean these guys are actually good?
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Cradle of Filth Midian
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day
Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
This album isn't consistent. The songs that are shaky outnumber the good ones. So...
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
There are two things that shouldn't go together: metal and satire, ok? 3.3/5
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Indestructible
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Dream Theater Once in a LIVEtime
Dream Theater Greatest Hit
Dream Theater Master of Puppets
Dream Theater Wither
Not really necessary. Unless you're completionist, of course. Just listen to Black Clouds instead, you'll get a more rewarding experience for sure.
Dream Theater The Majesty Demos
Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity Demos
Dream Theater Awake Demos
Dream Theater The Number Of The Beast
Dream Theater Los Angeles, California 5/18/98
Dream Theater Tokyo, Japan 10/28/95
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite Demos
Dream Theater Images and Words: Live in Tokyo
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Electric Valentine Automatic
There is a reason Electric Valentine that brokeNCYDE has a reason to be p****d off and jealous.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 1
Let's be honest...most of this album sounds as if it was made at the last minute. Some of it sounds good, others of it sounds incredibly messed up. The only reason it doesn't completely remain horrifying is that Piano Concerto saves the album from being worthless.
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
I got lost after track one.
Genesis ...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis Abacab
Genesis is now going through dramatic changes that are shaping the history of prog rock, and are now definately pointing toward pop. It seems as if Genesis will take a skyfall for the worse.
Girls' Generation I Got A Boy
This is almost why I believe that kpop outdid American pop.
Gorillaz Demon Days
Green Day 39/Smooth
Green Day 1,000 Hours
Green Day Slappy
Green Day ¡UNO!
And nothing changed in the process.
Hans Zimmer Madagascar
Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight Rises
Iceage You're Nothing
The sharp blade of beautiful distortion is immediately dulled by the vocalist. 3.1/5
Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
Jorm Jorm
Josh Groban Illuminations
Journey Evolution
A plain old journey album. Nothing more.
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
I know I don't like Timberlake, but he really isn't terrible, either. He just has a different way of making music, and it still works. My personal opinion can be further justified if you don't believe me.
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
King Crimson Islands
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
Lady Gaga The Fame
It's like any other popular album I've heard her in: not good, but not really anywhere near disappointing. 3.1/5
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Misery Signals Absent Light
Mumford and Sons Babel
Muse Muse
Muse The 2nd Law
Let's be honest: electronica and dubstep is just not suiting for a band that plays alt and slightly progressive band. Not today, not ever. On the bright side, this album didn't completely die.
Nas Illmatic
Rap/hip-hop albums usually just pass me because I don't like them. This was slightly different. At this time it was just gaining ground. Personally, I'm not really that crazy about it.
Owl City Maybe I'm Dreaming
Phil Collins Testify
Pink Floyd Echoes
Pokemon 2BA Masta
I could never get more annoyed by this album. My younger brother played this like he had no life. I guess it's true. Once you've played Pokemon, you life is never the same. On the bright side, this can't get any worse than some of the pop albums that you hear. And it's Pokemon, so who wouldn't want to listen to this?
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Oh, this is supposed to be massive. I guess there might be an area where they messed up. 3.2/5
Rise Against Endgame
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Look, I haven't gotten gold out of this. 3.2/5
Rush Rush
Sigur Ros Kveikur
All your soundoffs are irrelevant.
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
Ubiquitous, anyone? 3.3/5
The Mars Volta Scab Dates
We all know that the Mars Volta can do better than THIS. 2.9/5
The Mars Volta Live
Tool 72826
U2 Pop
U2 Rattle and Hum
Underoath The Changing of Times
Various Artists Punk Goes Pop
Wil Wagner Laika
General music mood: 5/5
Australian accent: 5/5
Lyricism: Absolutely distraughtful when you're sober. 1/5
For me, getting drunk isn't a useful priority. 3.3/5
Yes Time and a Word
Yes Union
Yes Talk
Yes Tormato
Yes Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970

2.5 average
Aiden Nightmare Anatomy
Aiden Conviction
Aiden Disguises
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Big Bang Alive
It's fantastic, yet so terrible.
Black Veil Brides Sex & Hollywood
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Deadmau5 >album title goes here<
Disturbed Asylum
Drake Thank Me Later
Drake Take Care
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 2
When things in ELP started to get very strange...
Genesis From Genesis to Revelation
Genesis Genesis
Not important at all. The quality of the audio altogether ruins most of it.
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
A handful of disasters in a concept album. Nice going, Green Day. 2.4/5
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Dubstep
Iwrestledabearonce Ruining It for Everybody
Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers
Kanye West Yeezus
Absolutely lost in all the other -expletive- nonsense.
Kesha Warrior
Kidz Bop Kidz Kidz Bop, Volume 1
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light
Lady Gaga A Very Gaga Holiday
It could easily have been the strangest Christmas in 2011.
Lil B Illusions of Grandeur 2
Illusions of what? I don't see the whole freaking point.
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Lmfao Party Rock
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
One Direction Up All Night
I'd say they're horrifying to a point, but not so on certain criteria...but I've heard worse pop bands than this.
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Owl City The Midsummer Station
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
El-P has reached a new level...of what?
Rush Caress of Steel
Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream
Boyle gets too much attention from Brittain's Got Talent, and hits a dead end. Fortunately, this still sounds better than JB.
Susan Boyle The Gift
The All-American Rejects When the World Comes Down
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
The Wilde Flowers Tales Of Canterbury: The Wilde Flowers Story
Theory Of A Deadman The Truth Is...
Van der Graaf Generator ALT
Yes Big Generator
This sounds good, but its run dry of creativity and sounds like the previous album, but worse. Also, can you stop overwriting about love in at least one song?

2.0 poor
3OH!3 Want
Just how did I listen to this?
Aiden Knives
Asking Alexandria The Irony of Your Perfection
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
I inteed to listen to this...while plugging my ears.
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasurez
The best of what? Of a the worst group I've heard of a group in a long time, yes. Still not as bad as the apparently popular JB.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Love Beach
They only did it because the contract told them to. That's all you really need to know.
Genesis Calling All Stations
Right singer, wrong time, and Genesis was already fading during We Can't Dnace anyways.
Green Day iDOS!
Some fine botchwork, I'll say.
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Not proud to say I listened to this.
Kidz Bop Kidz Kidz Bop, Volume 2
King Crimson Earthbound
If anything about this album WAS good, it was written off by the terrible sound quality.
Lil B Based Jam
I must ask how this is better than Clockwork Angels? Because, it's not.
Lmfao Sorry For Party Rocking
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Saving Abel Saving Abel
The last people you want to rip off is Nickelback. They only so good. In fact, it only gets worse when you act like Nickelback. No other explanation required.
Theory Of A Deadman Scars and Souvenirs

1.5 very poor
3OH!3 3OH!3
3OH!3 Streets of Gold
50 Cent The Massacre
It's a shame when you have friends saying this is the best music when it's not really music at all.
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
brokeNCYDE The Broken
The E.P. was not a good sign. This is not much better. Nor will it ever be.
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
This is already dead. Even BOTDF sounds better than this.
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
The only song that will live on from this album will be Ytse Jam. Otherwise, the rest sounds ridiculous.
Justin Bieber Never Say Never : The Remixes
Justin Bieber Believe
I gave you life in the music industry, now GIVE ME BACK MY MOTHER F**KING MONEY!!!
Kesha Cannibal
Kidz Bop Kidz Kidz Bop 23
Knife Party Haunted House
When drawing for exceptions: never. This one: ESPECIALLY.
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
The Script #3
A bicycle I won't miss.

1.0 awful
3OH!3 Omens
Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Body Workout
This compilation belongs to the rats. 1/5
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
From death to horrifying music.
Beastie Boys Check Your Head
brokeNCYDE BC 13
No sign of good things to come.
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
You don't say.
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits
I heard this waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much from my friends and cousins that it's just boring and annoying. And so, I never plan to hear again.
Justin Bieber My World
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
The kid would've been just fine staying a low-life youtuber, but NO...
Kesha Animal
Did someone mess up the system again? Because, I swear, Kesha just keeps breaking the rules.
Kidz Bop Kidz Kidz Bop, Volume 9
This CD was just plain horrific...
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Greatest musical mistake of the whole year 2011.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
It's just bad enough when their best song is also their most annoying one.
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Minaj is just bad sounding enough. What's worse: she does it on purpose. What's even worse: the lyrics she writes. They are absolutely terrifying. And what's the worst of all: children like it. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE???
Soulja Boy
The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega
You guys called this album talent, I called it stupidity. #Willpower

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