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5.0 classic
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Cursive Domestica
Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Gospel (USA) The Moon Is a Dead World
John Frusciante Smile from the Streets You Hold
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
maudlin of the Well Bath
Minor Threat Complete Discography
Modern Life Is War Witness
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
Off Minor Some Blood
pageninetynine Document #8
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Rites of Spring Rites of Spring
Minor Threat and Rites of Spring will always be a footnote in comparison to the popularity that Fugazi conjured in their long history. But if we follow the steps that lead to one of post-hardcore's finest bands we see two great discographies full of honest, thoughtful hardcore. Rites of Spring are usually credited with creating the genre of emo and with Guy Piccotto's ridiculous shrieks on this album and the legends of their live shows it's easy to see why. If you are a hardcore fan you should own this album, and that's all there is to it. If you aren’t a hardcore fan and looking to get into the genre this along with Black Flag’s Damaged and Minor Threat’s Discography are great starting points.
Time of Orchids Sarcast While
Wire Pink Flag

4.5 superb
At the Drive-In El Gran Orgo
Burton Wagner A Sentinel's Eyes
Can Tago Mago
Chad VanGaalen Infiniheart
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Comets on Fire Avatar
Converge No Heroes
Cyne Evolution Fight
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Deftones White Pony
dredg Catch Without Arms
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Extra Life Made Flesh
Flying Lotus 1983
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
GZA Liquid Swords
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Jaga Jazzist What We Must
Jeromes Dream Completed
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
John Frusciante To Record Only Water for Ten Days
Joy Division Closer
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Kidcrash Jokes
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
My Dying Bride The Angel and the Dark River
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Off Minor Problematic Courtship
Pink Floyd Meddle
Rachel's The Sea and the Bells
Ry Cooder Chávez Ravine
An excellent south western American album that is almost perfectly executed. Conceptually based around the Mexican-American barrio in L.A. that was destroyed in the 1950s in order to make room for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Ry Cooder lightly addresses the subject in stunning fashion. "Don't Call Me Red" and "3rd Base, Dodger Stadium" are both perfect examples of Cooder's ability to combine his heritage with America's own musical culture. Highly recommended and really can be appreciated by any fan of music.
Say Anything ...Is A Real Boy (re-release)
Scott Walker Tilt
Scott Walker The Drift
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sun Kil Moon April
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Drones Havilah
The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
Toby Driver In the L..L..Library Loft
Towers Full Circle
Trophy Scars Hospital Music for the Aesthetics of Language
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Young Widows Old Wounds

4.0 excellent
*shels Sea of the Dying Dhow
So, what is Shels exactly? In my opinion it is one of the finest attempts to incorporate metalcore aesthetics into a progressive rock setting. Basically, they succeed where other bands have failed. They are able to be progressive without being overtly cheesy (like, say, Between the Buried and Me's "Alaska"), and they are able to be progressive without entering realms of unnecessary pretension (like the middle of Pax Cecilia's "Blessed are the Bonds"). Sure, I could throw out a list of comparisons to groups like Kayo Dot or Isis in hopes that some of their fans might streamline through this review and check them out, but Shels really doesn't embrace the arty atmosphere of either band. Everything on this album is meticulously arranged, but is also grounded in a solid base genre of metalcore. Essentially, I guess it is the best of both worlds; complete originality and full blown clich? Whatever is the key to Shels successful formula, it works and "Sea of the Dying Dhow" effortlessly proves that.
...Who Calls So Loud ...Who Calls So Loud
Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio
And The Furies Say And The Furies Say
Armchairpolitician Seven Segment Decoder
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
Battle Of Mice A Day Of Nights
Post metal with a touch of doom that is extremely original and disturbing. Fronted by the female lead singer of noise rock band Made Out of Babies, and featuring members from Red Sparowes, Pere Ubu, and The Fugees this album is an excellent array of great influences and great talent. Highly recommended!
Battles Mirrored
Black Dice Beaches and Canyons
Black Milk Tronic
Black Milk Album Of The Year
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Boris With Michio Kurihara Rainbow
Boris is often known for their "drone" metal but with the help of Michio Kurihara they decided to invest themselves into a realm of beautiful psych rock. Kurihara's presence is hugely impactive on why I think this record is so great, considering he is probably my favorite guitarist. This is a great album and I'd suggest it for people looking for something that meshes the old of classic rock with the new stoner rock scene.
Botch We Are the Romans
Brainworms Brainworms II: Swear To Me
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Burton Wagner 21
Callisto True Nature Unfolds
Charlemagne Palestine Strumming Music
Comets on Fire Blue Cathedral
Comus First Utterance
Cursive Burst and Bloom
Cursive Happy Hollow
Cynic Traced in Air
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?
EAQuartett Electroacoustiquarett
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Frodus And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker
Fugazi Red Medicine
Ghastly City Sleep Ghastly City Sleep
Ghastly’s claim to fame is their transposition into standard post rock affair in the vein of Gregor Samsa. They aren’t really concentrating on crescendos but when they do they are beautiful (and feature beautiful people in the case of Ice Creaks guest from Mia Matsumiya) and they also aren’t really concentrating on huge waves of emotional catharsis. In a sense they’ve taken the sound Gregor Samsa orchestrated flawlessly on 55:12 and built upon it in vast ways.
High on Fire Blessed Black Wings
Hot Cross Cryonics
J Dilla Jay Stay Paid
John Frusciante Curtains
M. Ward Post-War
Malady Malady
Meet Me in St. Louis Variations on Swing
Meet Me in St. Louis are the latest addition to the growing and highly dominant U.K. post-hardcore scene. Million Dead, The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg, and bands like them have been creating a lot of attention with their fast paced seemingly random blend of pop-punk, hardcore and math rock. Meet Me in St. Louis is the most successful band to attempt this sound so far in terms of sheer originality. Combining Million Dead’s pop sensibility with The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg’s technical backing, Meet Me in St. Louis’ sound is basically pop songs broken down into ten second burst of energy that are strung together into three minute explosions. Where the band merely flirted with their music’s pop backing on their debut EP, “Variations on Swing” their latest releases sees them branching out into realms of electronica and more concise post-hardcore to create a much more rewarding, eclectic and dynamic sound.
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
My Disco Little Joy
Navio Forge As We Quietly Burn A Hole Into...
Ocrilim Annwn
Pharoahe Monch Desire
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Pissed Jeans King of Jeans
Pixies Bossanova
Pulling Teeth Paranoid Delusions/Paradise Illusions
Pygmy Lush Mount Hope
Pygmy Lush Old Friends
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
A excellent solo Wu-Tang gem that basically paved the way for "gangsta" rap. Ghostface and Raekwon put in some of their best performances and "Rainy Dayz" is just one of the most perfect rap songs I've ever heard. The only problem is the album feels a tad overstuffed in comparison to "Liquid Swords" and "Enter the Wu-Tang", still this is a fantastic rap album and few records reach this level of infamy and greatness.
Rites of Spring End on End
Ry Cooder Paradise And Lunch
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Shipwreck A.D. Abyss
Singer Unhistories
Six Organs Of Admittance Luminous Night
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Tartar Lamb Sixty Metonymies
Ten Grand This Is The Way To Rule
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The National Alligator
The Snake The Cross The Crown Mander Salis
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Horses in the Sky
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Thrice Vheissu
Time of Orchids Namesake Caution
Tyondai Braxton Central Market
UGK UGK 4 Life
Verse En Coma Rialto
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

3.5 great
A Day In Black And White My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today
Arcade Fire Funeral
Aspects of Physics Marginalized Information Forms One: Ping
At the Drive-In Vaya
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Burton Wagner In the Realms of the Unreal
Capillary Action So Embarrassing
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Cold World Dedicated To Babies Who Came Feet First
Ed Gein It's A Shame That A Family Can Be Torn Apart By...
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Exploding with a riff that sounds almost straight out of an Ennio Morricone composition, “All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone” certainly establishes itself as a record different from EiTS’s past work. While they aren’t building into layered soundscapes the same way they did previously, on the limited release, “The Rescue,” the combination of the ideas from that record and their past work is clearly shown on opener “The Birth and Death of the Day.” Other notable tracks are the brooding epic “It’s Natural To Be Afraid” and the depressing piano based “What Do You Go Home To?” Explosions in the Sky has clearly taken note of their flaws and with all of their effort tried to do something original with “All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone.” Adding touches of piano and improving on the stylings of their guitar playing has left the record feeling fresh. However, their search for stretching their sound does seem a little limited in the end; moments like the crescendo at 5:55 in “The Birth and Death Of The Day “ seem like they could easily be transferred back into songs found on their early releases. A sense of “I’ve already heard this” is certainly always present when listening to “All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone.”
Fugazi End Hits
Fugazi 13 Songs
Fugazi Steady Diet of Nothing
Ghost (JPN) In Stormy Nights
Gregor Samsa Rest
Husker Du Everything Falls Apart
Isis and Aereogramme In The Fishtank 14
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Joanna Newsom Ys
John Frusciante The Empyrean
Lightning Bolt Earthly Delights
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Vol. 1
Pharoahe Monch W.A.R.
Polvo In Prism
Pyramids (Emo) Through the Hourglass
Red Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red...
Red Sparowes Aphorism
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Saccharine Trust Surviving You, Always
Sonic Youth Sister
Soundtrack (Film) Once More With Feeling
Stars Set Yourself On Fire
Sun Kil Moon Admiral Fell Promises
T.I. Paper Trail
Tera Melos Untitled
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg Everyone's in Love and Flowers Pick Them
The Postman Syndrome Terraforming
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Pretty Little Lightning Paw
These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You
Tiny Hawks Fingers Become Bridges
Trophy Scars Goodnight Alchemy
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
Unwritten Law Elva
Yakuza Transmutations

3.0 good
Aidan Baker At the Fountain of Thirst
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Bright Eyes Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Cam'ron Crime Pays
Converge You Fail Me
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen
Dave Matthews Band Stand Up
Death Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes
Devendra Banhart Nino Rojo
Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime
Eden Maine To You The First Star
Fugazi Repeater
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Gorillaz Demon Days
Hella There's No 666 In Outer Space
Hopesfall Magnetic North
House of Brothers Deadman
J Dilla Donuts
Lightning Bolt Hypermagic Mountain
M83 Before The Dawn Heals Us
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
pageninetynine Document #7
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Pyramids (Emo) Following the Tracks, Forcing Motion Thr
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine
Ratatat Classics
Emotionless, yet highly infectious dance music. Kind of like post-rock without all the dynamics and sadness. It's really upbeat and it's really catchy, and it's a pretty good background record. Not something for "heavy listening" but "Classics" makes a great listen when driving or just smoking a few blunts.
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
Royce da 5'9 The Revival EP
Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain
Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate
Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
The Dillinger Escape Plan Plagiarism
The Flaming Lips At War with the Mystics
The Good Life Black Out
The Hope Conspiracy True Nihilist
The Walls You've Built The Definition of Friendship
These Arms Are Snakes Easter
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams
YMCK Family Genesis

2.5 average
Architecture In Helsinki In Case We Die
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational
Converge Axe to Fall
Dashboard Confessional A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
I Would Set Myself On Fire For You Believes In Patterns
Koenji Hyakkei Angherr Shisspa
Nas Hip Hop Is Dead
Opeth Still Life
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Russian Circles Enter
Smash Mouth Fush Yu Mang
Soundtrack (Film) Rent
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Flaming Lips Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
Trophy Scars Alphabet Alphabets

2.0 poor
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead So Divided
Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
The Kodan Armada Ohio Killed the Grey Ghost
The Mars Volta Scab Dates
Tool Lateralus
Upsilon Acrux Last Train Out
Wormed Planisphaerium

1.5 very poor
Alkaline Trio Crimson
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
Britney Spears Blackout
Dream It Was All a Dream
Inade The Crackling of the Anonymous
Mates of State Bring it Back
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
The Postal Service Give Up

1.0 awful
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil

The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan

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