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5.0 classic
Abigail Williams Becoming
Behavior Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Car Bomb Centralia
Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi Still You Lay Dreaming: Tales for the Stage, II
Kinda surprised that no one has added this record or this artist. This is definitely within
my top ten releases in 2011.
Clint Mansell Moon
Dale Cooper Quartet and the Dictaphones Parole de Navarre
David Arnold Stargate: The Deluxe Edition
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
For some reason I forgot how much I love all the tracks on this release.
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Enigma The Screen Behind the Mirror
Eric Serra The Fifth Element
Eyvind Kang Virginal Co-Ordinates
Faith No More Angel Dust
Flight of the Conchords I Told You I Was Freaky
Glass Cloud The Royal Thousand
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Holly Herndon Movement
Holy shit, this is something. It has been since July (Glass Cloud) that I have heard something that I have dug all the way through. "From May to Now" as it were. Yeah, this is best of 2012 material.
Jeremy Soule Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood OST
Julianna Barwick Pacing
Karnivool Sound Awake
KbN before 2005
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Michael Bross Music From Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Vol. 1
Mr. Bungle California
Mutato Muzika Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Nick Drake Pink Moon
For some reason, I hadn't gotten around rating this before now. This has been a solid 5 for
me for 2 and a half years.
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack
Obscure Sphinx Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual
Radiohead Kid A
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Sevendust Home
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Of Natural History
Stabbing Westward Darkest Days
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Strapping Young Lad City
worC The Sequel

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Ab-Soul Control System
Abney Park The Death of Tragedy
Abney Park before they jumped the shark and started milking the Steampunk movement for all it has got. This album is actually really well composed and executed.
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
All India Radio Don't Leave
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Transverse Temporal Gyrus
This EP has great spacey moments. The Deep voice midway into part two is rather chilling
with headphones. My only gripe is that some of the passages stretch on a little bit too
long. Doesn't really hurt the experience, but there will be a few moments where you will
find yourself thinking "ok, on with it".
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Art of Noise The Seduction of Claude Debussy
A fantastic record that builds drum n bass music around Debussy compositions. While the narration is a bit jarring at first, it didn't take long to become acclimated to its presence. The weak point of the record is the "Dreaming in Colour" section. It doesn't feel as layered and meticulous as other tracks.
Azealia Banks Fantasea
Battles Gloss Drop
The sounds. The fucking sounds on this record. I have no idea what setting or pre-recorded material Ian loaded onto his keyboards, but whatever they were it sounds so fucking fantastic. Not only that, but this record has some of the most prominent and tastey sounding bass playing I have ever heard. The way the riffs groove in and out of your brain while bizarrely crunchy synth work blasts away is simply awe-inspiring. Save for a few moments that lack the extra oomph ("Futura", "Wall Street" and "Toddler"), this album is pure greatness. Favored tracks: "Ice Cream", "Inchworm", "My Machines", "Sweetie & Shag", "Rolls Bayce" and "Sundome"
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Black Mare Field of the Host
Absolutely gorgeous and worth the time it takes to listen to this in full. Each track stands out in its own way amongst the airy, slow tempo melodies and riffs, although I would say that "Fighting Birds" is the best track on here with catchiest passage on the album.
Braids Native Speaker
Caspian Waking Season
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Charli XCX Heartbreaks and Earthquakes Mixtape
Charli XCX You're the One
This EP features two tracks plus remixes of both tracks that while containing simple + common melodies are rather infectious and have quite a bit of replay value. Only downside for me is that Nuclear Seasons is a bit too long for its own good.
Coldplay Live 2003
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Given how some people I know talk about Colin Stetson, I was not expecting to like this. I expected to be minimalistic traditional sax playing. This is full of weird sounds and the usage of his sax to make shrill, tense and threatening tones. Not to mention that several moments on here (such as "Among the Sef") are strangely accessible. Favored track: "Brute", "And in Truth", "High above a Grey Green Sea", "In Mirrors", "Among the Sef (Righteous, Pt. 2)", "To see more Light", "Part of Me Apart from You".
Cough/Windhand Reflection of the Negative (split)
I don't know why nobody added this before now (especially given that it is already available on amazon). Anyway, the Cough track is pretty snazzy and the Windhand tracks are absolutely amazing.
Dale Cooper Quartet and the Dictaphones Quatorze Pieces De Menace
David Bowie "Heroes"
David Bowie Station to Station
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Physicist
Devin Townsend Christeen + 4 Demos
Devin Townsend Devlab
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project By A Thread: Live in London 2011
Devin Townsend Project Contain Us
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Eight Bells The Captain's Daughter
One of the better releases I have heard so far this year. This ladies on guitars and sir on drums trio is pretty snazzy at what they are doing.
Eisbrecher Eisbrecher
Enigma The Cross of Changes
Enya A Day Without Rain
Enya Paint The Sky With Stars
exist trace VANGUARD -of the muses-
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo Tree of Tongues
Fallujah Nomadic
I love it when I can really get into a metal band with a techy edge. :D
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus
Gary Numan Dead Son Rising
Geinoh Yamashirogumi Ecophony Gaia
Geinoh Yamashirogumi Symphonic Suite Akira
Geinoh Yamashirogumi Ecophony Rinne
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grimes Visions
Grizzly Bear Shields
Grotus Brown
Now THIS is a underrated band. The fact that only four people, including myself, on this site have actually put forth a rating for this record and the other records is a disgrace. Get on it Sputnik.
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat
Gustavo Santaolalla The Last of Us
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Utterly fantastic in every way. When I went to see Interstellar, I was not expecting to be struck by the music so hard, but it is appropriately ominous, melancholic and colossal. The organ adds that extra kick that only a big budget can have (even if blockbuster films often fail in this department). The only downside is that the full version of the "Spinning dock" score is not included on any version of the OST, although it has been confirmed it will be released for free in the future.
hide Ja, Zoo
Hirokazu Tanaka Metroid Soundtrack
How to Destroy Angels How To Destroy Angels
Ishome Confession
Karnivool Themata
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano Metroid: Zero Mission
Lord Mantis Death Mask
Lozen Para Vida
Marriages Kitsune
Martin O'Donnell Halo Original Soundtrack
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Matchbox Twenty Mad Season
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Mnemic Mnemesis
Moonspell Memorial
Mr. 3 Uranus -A Prelude to the Gymnopedist-
Another great EP that I somehow didn't take the time to listen to until now.
Newsted Metal
A pretty cool way to start off the year. I am glad this has been getting a lot of press. Newsted has been largely ignored since he and Metallica split ways 9 years ago. "Godsnake" is a bit on the weak side, but the other tracks are total jamz. If a full length comes out later this year, hopefully it will carry on the momentum of this release.
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Fixed
Nine Inch Nails Still
Nine Inch Nails Quake
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VI: Original Soundtrack
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack
Nubilum Tsantsa
This gives me hope that there will be more stuff that I will really get into this year.
Obscure Sphinx Void Mother
Olive Extra Virgin
An absolutely lovely mid 90's record that seems to have been forgotten by time.
Oliver Mechanical
I am honestly surprised that I wound up liking this as much as I did. Generally when Fantano gives a glowing review of something, I find myself indifferent and bored. There is a lot of throwback to 80s and 90s synths on here.
Om Advaitic Songs
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Pacifika Amor Planeta
Wow, wasn't expecting to find something that sites like amazon categorize under "latin music", but this is truly fantastic-one of the few albums I have heard in recent memory that is immediately amazing upon the beginning of the first track and remains so throughout its run time.
Palehound Bent Nail
Panda Bear Tomboy
Pelican City of Echoes
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
Pharmakon Abandon
Pharmakon Bestial Burden
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pitch Black Forecast Burning In Water... Drowning In Flame
Okay, so I am on the first track and hearing Devin Townsend in the background of Jason Popson's voice. That is a very pleasant surprise. In fact, I think I am going to like this more than I was expecting to. Mushroomhead meets Devy meets A7X. Brilliant.
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Portal Vexovoid
Primal Scream Screamadelica
Psychostick Sandwich
Psychostick We Couldn't Think of a Title
Radiohead Amnesiac
Rammstein Rosenrot
Ricky Martin Ricky Martin
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
Sevendust Sevendust
Sevendust Black Out the Sun
While not quite as good as I was hoping based off the leading single, "Decay", Black out the Sun is a very strong album that takes SOME threads from Home, Animosity and Alpha and coalesces them into a whole that is not particularly unique given their backlog but is just enough to have its own identity. Between the jun junz, the acoustic passages ("Got a Feeling") and rising choruses ("Picture Perfect", "Mountain"), Black out the Sun is another Sevendust album. If you don't dig it, that is fine. Favored tracks: "Decay", "Picture Perfect", "Til Death", "Got a Feeling", "Mountain", "Nobody wants it", "Murder Bar" and "Black out the Sun"
Shpongle Are You Shpongled?
Shpongle Museum of Consciousness
Slander Magnets b/w Ghosts
Sleigh Bells Treats
Smohalla/Omega Centauri Tellur / Epitome
Soundtrack (Disney) The Hunchback of Notre Dame
St. Vincent St. Vincent
I am not so sure this will end up being my AOTY just yet, but holy hell it is even better than I thought it would be (based on "Birth in Reverse" and "Digital Witness"). Gaga, this is what people really think of when the term Artpop is used.
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Sylver Tongue Something Big
Another "holy fuck I love this". XD I really hope this catches on in some way. A lot of thought went into constructing "Something Big" and "Creatures", I can see.
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites
The Delgados Hate
The Hurd Ensemble Strange Lands
It is only a 6 minute, two track release, but it is very nicely textured. It has a very menacing and mischievious sound.
The Machine Calmer Than You Are
The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation Roadburn
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tom Waits Blue Valentine
Tomahawk Tomahawk
Tool Lateralus
Tool 10,000 Days
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack
I have been waiting for something to blow my mind this year. Super surprised that not only this is it, but at the fact I haven't really checked their stuff before now.
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
Type O Negative October Rust
Ultraista Ultraista
I went on a binge of somewhat obscure '80s singles this afternoon which I feel aptly
prepared me for the experience listening to this album as it definitely draws from the
synthpop and electronics of the New Wave era than most music I have heard this year. That
isn't to say it is derivative by any means, because I do feel it forges its own identity
away from the Yorke and Greenwood dominate Radiohead (and their other projects) which is a
very nice change of pace, despite my adoration for the band.

The '80stastic synth and electronic work is most blunt on "Our Song" and "Easier". These two
tracks, while interesting enough don't really stand out much. It doesn't help matters than I
find Laura Bettinson's shrill falsetto when she sings "wanna make is eaaaaaasier" kinda puts
me off a bit. Also, the final track, while having a lot of potential, just kind of peters
out which doesn't do it a whole lot of justice.

I find myself far more drawn to the opener, "Bad Insects" and the third track "Strange
Insects". The atmosphere on "Party Line" is what gets my attention most out of this crowd.
The piano melody set to the flowing synth strings and Bettinson's justwhineyenough voice
makes for a truly beautiful track for me. That track is followed by "Wash it over" which has
the catchiest hook on the album. "Come on and wash it over me...come on and wash it over

This all being said, this album does have its own personality and is an experience in and
off itself. I just wish some of the soundscapes weren't so bland for me.
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Versailles Noble
Xibalba Hasta La Muerte

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Ahab The Giant
Akron/Family Sub Verses
While it doesn't hold my attention the whole way through, I really appreciate the mood shifts on this record. It starts out with a distinctly indie folk vibe and singsong vocal delivery if a bit negative lyrically. Then on track 5 after "Sand Talk" increases the tempo and bears some similarity to Battles' Gloss Drop (that crunchy beat and guitar melodies), the music gets more menacing with the vocal centric "Sometimes I" and then heavier with screeching guitars, thundering drums and shouted vocals on "Holy Boredom" (maybe leftovers from their recent collaboration with Swans?). "Sand Time" sees a similar vocal melody to the first track and shimmering synths. The tail end of the album lightens things up for a nostalgic ballad and then get meditative with "Samurai". I only have listened to so much of Akron/Family's backlog, but this record shows me that I should probably check out more. Favored tracks: "No Room", "Sand Talk", "Sometimes I", "Holy Boredom", "Sand Time".
All India Radio Red Shadow Landing
Amanda Palmer Theatre Is Evil
American Head Charge The War Of Art
Amiensus Restoration
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective Honeycomb/Gotham
Animal Collective Campfire Songs
I am in a very sour, forlorn mood tonight, This record seems to complement that emotional track well.
Art of Noise (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise!
Ash Little Infinity EP
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
Audioslave Revelations
Audioslave Audioslave
Úlfur White Mountain
Barn Owl V
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
While there aren't any moments that live up to the captivating "Siren Song", "Travelling Woman", "Moon and Moon" or "Sleep Alone" from her last LP, this one is pretty well done as a whole. The two singles are the best tracks, but they get the job done.
Bear McCreary Defiance (Original Television Soundtrack)
Beneath the Massacre Incongruous
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Black Alice (CA) Nirrti
Black Alice (CA) Ileana (Your Laugh)
4'in this because even though it is a bit inconsistent musically-the bookends are pretty far away quality wise from tracks like "Fragment Forest" and "Antenna Life 2.0"-I get the emotions driving the EP and "Joan of Hark" grooves hard. "Uh uh huh ooh oh"
Black Alice (CA) Akka
Black Alice (CA) Untroubled / Forgotten Kids
This summer remix ep by Black Alice (which I have been sitting on for almost an entire year) is a chilly blast of beach brutality. The original (Cremation Mountain) mixes of the title tracks are pumping meditations on heartache that seamlessly switch gears from bleeding to brooding. Bishop Usire's remix of "Forgotten State Stringer" winds it down to a broken traffic light in an intersection and Reverend Desaad's touch on "How Cylic" imbues the base pattern with playful terror. And finally, Soluna's take on "Rose Voyager" is a swim through a dark aural lake. The weak point is the final track which, while having an intriguing beat, doesn't do enough with it in its run time.
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall
Blue Hawaii Untogether
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Piano Nights
Boris New Album
Boris Präparat
Boris Noise
Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Burial Rival Dealer
Call Me No One Last Parade
Car Bomb w^w^^w^w
Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi Niagara Falling: Tales for the Stage, III
In contrast to last year's Tales for the Stage part II, Niagara falling is very much a minimalist mood-piece. The 1st and 3rd tracks are short piano and mellotron interludes. The 2nd and 4th lengthy tracks contains audio samples of interviews about a street/town near the American side of the Niagara and how unspecified forces have caused it to lose its former glory. The music itself is melancholic and fairly beautifully constructed.
Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi Rabbit Rabbit Radio - Vol. 1
Caspian Hymn For The Greatest Generation
Cat Power Sun
Charli XCX Super Ultra Mixtape
Pretty good mixtape, but not as good as her previous one this year. Also, apparently this wasn't written in two days. It is evident that she was pulling from a lot of contemporary pop sources on this, especially on "Cloud Aura" and "Glow".
Chastity Belt Time To Go Home
Ché Aimee Dorval Volume One
Chelsea Grin Evolve
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Cibo Matto Hotel Valentine
Just shy of a 4.5 for me. If more of the record was like "10th Floor Ghost Girl", it would have pushed it over the line.
Circuit Des Yeux Overdue
Clap! Clap! Gwidingwi Dema
Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque, L. 75
Clint Mansell Stoker
Close (UK) Getting Closer
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Cumshot Cumshot
Dark New Day Twelve Year Silence
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie Young Americans
David Bowie Lodger
David Bowie Space Oddity
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Byrne and St. Vincent Love This Giant
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Deftones Deftones
Deftones White Pony
Despise (US) Desolate Single
A band from Minneapolis doing crusty shit and being generally batshit. What isn't there to like?
Destiny Potato Lun
Dev Booty Bounce
Devin Townsend Project Epiclouder
Dido Girl Who Got Away
Only one rating so far? Ouch. It is shame that this album might come and go without anyone
really noticing. It is one of the better pop albums of the last few years. Her voice may
instantly bring me back to the late 90s, but this doesn't sound dated to that time. The
collaboration with Kendrick Lamar is surreal and really good and there are some great tracks
on here ("End of Night", "Love to Blame" and "Go Dreaming") that are fairly energetic and
varied in their instrumentation. The lead single, "No Freedom" may not have been the best
choice, though...
Dimmu Borgir Death Cult Armageddon
Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Doth Datura Wrightii
Duran Duran Duran Duran (The Wedding Album)
Eisbrecher Antikörper
Emilie Autumn Opheliac
Emilie Autumn Fight Like A Girl
Emily and the Orgasm Addicts Animator
Enigma Voyageur
Enigma Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits
Evan Brewer Your Itinerary
Kinda surprised that this lost so much steam in the second half. The first track wow'd me right away and it just seems that the song writing just couldn't maintain that quality level. Still a strong album.
Evanescence The Open Door
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Exivious Liminal
f(x) Electric Shock
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Faith No More Sol Invictus
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Filter Short Bus
Filter Title Of Record
FIS Preparations
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
Foster the People Supermodel
Fuck the Facts Amer
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Damn, I never knew that "Rill Rill" by Sleigh Bells was sampled, but now that I have heard "Can You Get to that" I can see why they did.
Future Bible Heroes Partygoing
Garbage Not Your Kind of People
Gary Numan Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
Gnaw Their Tongues Eschatological Scatology
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gojira Terra Incognita
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gold Panda Trust
Grouper Ruins
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Heart Dreamboat Annie
Hell (USA) III
This is a really atmospheric and engaging droney black metal release. It does stretch a bit long, especially if you are focusing on it and not doing anything else. However, it is really good for background noise while you work.
Helms Alee Sleepwalking Sailors
Hexis Abalam
How to Destroy Angels An Omen
I the Mighty Karma Never Sleeps
In This Moment Blood
In This Moment The Dream
Indian Jewelry Peel It
Inter Arma Sky Burial
IO Echo Ministry of Love
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart
A gem of the '90s I wasn't aware until recently. Favored tracks: "Savory", "Breathe", "Motorist", "LS/MFT", "U-Trau"
Jens Lekman I Know What Love Isn't
Jeremy Soule The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack
JG/BC Sorath
John Zorn Mount Analogue
John Zorn The Mysteries
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place
Started out strong, but drug on and could have been better. Then again, I have a strong affinity for the way Enya does things so my perspective may be different than others. Favored tracks: "Envelope" and "The Magic Place"
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Kate Bush The Dreaming
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Kayo Dot Coffins on Io
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Kelly Bailey Half-Life 2
Kesha Warrior
KLoNDyKE Diggin' for Gold
Knife Party Rage Valley
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess OST
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST
KOPPS Fuck Jams
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain
Leprous Coal
Lil' Kim Hardcore
Lil' Kim Notorious K.I.M.
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lord Snow Solitude
Lorne Balfe with Hans Zimmer Beyond: Two Souls OST
Lou Reed Transformer
Malodorous Augury of the Aborted
Martin O'Donnell Halo 2, Vol. 2 OST
Mastodon The Hunter
This album has a few faults, but overall it is a solid record whose pop moments work well with the heavier rock moments.
Mastodon Remission
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are
Matmos The Marriage of True Minds
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah obZen
Mike Patton The Place Beyond the Pines
Mike Patton's orchestrations sound like a mix of Tomahawk's debut and King for a Day.... Fool for a Lifetime as inspired by Ennio Morricone (which, depending on how you look at it, could seem a bit redundant to say). I have been bouncing back and forth in my mindset as to whether to see this film or not, but given that the score is actually very engaging I may have to choose to despite my reservations over it being a mobstery movie.
Mister Bare Uncle Feces Inuchan
Starts out a bit off, but the majority of "Inuchan" is a really hypnotic arrangement of noises.
Monkey3 The 5th Sun
Moonspell Alpha Noir/Omega White
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
Mushroomhead Savior Sorrow
Mushroomhead XX
Neil Davidge Halo 4 Original Soundtrack
Pacing could be much better, but this is pretty entertaining.
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nicole Atkins Slow Phaser
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. I am not that familiar with her previous work, but I do know that it didn't really grab my attention. This is pretty attention grabbing throughout its duration.
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails And All That Could Have Been
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Northumbria Helluland
Octopus Into the Void of Fear
Whoa?! A heavily Meshuggah influenced progressive metal band release that is only 26 minutes across 8 tracks? And gets right to the point rather than stretch songs out with fluff? Brevity is the soul of wit and I dig what these clowns are cookin'. Jun fuckin jun
Of Montreal Paralytic Stalks
Oingo Boingo Only a Lad
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opul Personnel
While this release has its shakey moments, it has a nice progression to it and the songs at least in parts are quite memorable.
Overkill The Electric Age
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Papa Roach Infest
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Peter Gabriel So
Physical Therapy Non-Drowsy
Polarization Chasing the Light
Starts out really strong, but the middle gets kinda loses me.
Polkadot Cadaver Purgatory Dance Party
Public Image Ltd. Flowers Of Romance
Puscifer C is for...
Puscifer "V" Is For Vagina
Rachel Zeffira The Deserters
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead COM LAG (2plus2isfive)
Rammstein Herzeleid
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Rammstein Mutter
Reso Tangram
Rodolfo Amaral Aura
Rotting Christ Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
Rwake Voices of Omens
Serebro Mama Lover
Sevendust Animosity
Sevendust Alpha
Sithu Aye Invent the Universe
Slander Device b/w Flood
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and Closing
Soap and Skin Sugarbread
Soluna ((Suunae)) The Reverend.Cosmic ((Divine Polaric))
A light 4, but still a lovely, droney listen with enough bizarre titles to keep you busy for a day.
Sophie Lemonade/Hard
Sound City Players Sound City: Real To Reel
Pretty damn good, but it is made for very specific environments, namely social (like driving around, a concert). This kind of record has to be a shared experience. Alone, it just gets kinda boring and sounds somewhat uninspired. That being said, the tracks featuring Josh Homme, "Centipede", "Mantra" and "Trick with no Sleeve" are the ones I found the most enjoyable. The Paul McCartney-Nirvana collab, "Cut me some slack", is also a highlight given how well the *ahem* old man and younguns meld together.
Stabbing Westward Ungod
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Sudatsuga Blue Moon Saiyeed
Sudatsuga Eeid Syrojh Suhn
Track 1 goes from Karin style vox effects to the kind of ambience Ellen Meijers (Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssey/Abe's Exoddus) would create. Track 2 has a brief return of the warbling and has a stronger core melody and gorgeous accompaniments.
Sunwolf Midnight Moon
Not the most thrilling work you will ever hear, but it is pretty and the artwork and music fit well together.
Swans To Be Kind
Kinda annoyed at the fact that the 30 minute track on this LP is just as obnoxious as "The Seer" from their last LP, but besides that To Be Kind falls far more into my tastes than The Seer. "She Loves Us!" is my kind of jam.
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
Taurus (USA-OR) Life
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
The Agonist Prisoners
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Faceless Autotheism
The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
the GazettE Division
The Knife Silent Shout
The Omega Experiment The Omega Experiment
The Polyphonic Spree Yes, It's True
The opener is definitely one of the best tracks of the year. The rest of the album is disappointingly uneven with some tracks being very catchy and others coming across as quite boring (like "Battlefield"). I was really hoping this would end up being one of my favorite albums of the year.
The Ruins Of Beverast Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospels of Heinrich...
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
Through Waves Santuário
Tim Hecker Virgins
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Damn The Torpedoes
Tomahawk Oddfellows
Tool Ænima
Trapt Trapt
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Gone Girl
Type O Negative Slow, Deep, and Hard
Type O Negative The Origin of the Feces
U2 The Best Of 1980-1990
Ulfur White Mountain
Venetian Snares Affectionate
Venetian Snares Fool the Detector
Volcanic Queen Faith In Desire
White Sea This Frontier
Wolf Alice Blush
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Uzu
It is very uneven. The first half, for the most part, doesn't really make much of an impression. The album really picks up at "Seasickness" and reaches its peak on "One".
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST
Young Fathers DEAD

3.5 great
Abortion Autopsy Cellulite Fuck Fest
Interesting, but short. I do really dig the production on this.
Abortion Autopsy Deep Throat
Actress Ghettoville
Angel Haze Classick
I appreciate the fact that it is a short mixtape, but "Cleaning Out My Closet" is the only one on here that has real replay value.
Animal Collective Prospect Hummer
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Aphrodite's Child 666
The psychedlic music doesn't fit the subject matter at all (for me). I understand that the album is a product of its time, but when I hear stoner jams horrifying Biblical imagery isn't what comes to mind. Even so, there are a few gems on here, like the single "The Four Horseman", the chant "Seven Bowls" which I recognized due it being sampled by Enigma on their debut, the tense "Capture of the Beast" and "The Beast" which rocks a hard groove.
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide
Arch Enemy War Eternal
Archon (USA-NY) Ouroboros Collapsing
As Angels Bleed As Angels Bleed
Atlas Sound Bedroom Databank, Vols. 1-4
Atoms for Peace Amok
It is always strange when the lead in single that takes you forever to grow to love winds up being the best track on an album by a longshot. "Default" and "Judge, Jury, Executioner" are the only tracks that aren't distinctly average from beginning to end. Maybe "Amok" is also alright.
Audioslave Out of Exile
Barrier Dark Days
Batillus Concrete Sustain
Beck Morning Phase
Bilocate Summoning the Bygones
Bjork Vulnicura
Black Alice (CA) Kalma
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Bonobo The North Borders
Boris Heavy Rocks II
Braids Flourish // Perish
Had the potential to be a 4, but it really only has two tracks that really wow: "Ebben" and "In Kind". Everything else you can hear once and it will be sufficient.
Brendan Benson You Were Right
Broken Bells After The Disco
Butcher Babies Goliath
Cakes Da Killa The Eulogy
Charli XCX True Romance
All of the best material from this record was released last year. I still love "You're the One" as much as I did when it debuted, but most of the rest of this is only slightly above average.
Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Cherri Bomb This Is the End of Control
Chevelle La Gárgola
Clint Lowery's Hello Demons... Meet Skeletons Choices
Cloudkicker Fade
Clutch Earth Rocker
CocoRosie Tales of a Grass Widow
Code Orange Love Is Love // Return To Dust
Collective Soul 7even Year Itch
Colleen Green Sock It To Me
Crosses Crosses
Well, the material off their first EP is still the best stuff they have done so far.
Dark New Day New Tradition
David Bowie Scary Monsters
David Bowie The Next Day
This is about a 3.8. It falls short on several levels, although there are five really good songs.
David Bowie Pin Ups
David Bowie Diamond Dogs
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Deathspell Omega Drought
Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Despise (US) 2012 Recording
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Dilute The Gypsy Valentine Curve
Disclosure Settle
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed The Sickness
Doldrums Lesser Evil
This is one of those albums I will always feel conflicted on. There are some moments where I really love where it is going, but tracks like "Anomaly" and "Lesser Evil" really shit the bed for me. "Egypt", too, has its strong moments in the repeated verses but the non vocal sections just kinda wander. "Lost in Everyone" is a prime example of what this album can achieve at its best and what holds it back. There are some very interesting micro melodies on the track, but it is hurt by its seemingly aimless approach.
Down Down IV - Part I
Drones for Queens Whitewashed Afterlife
While it is fairly average, there are moments that suggest a lot of potential for growth into a damn decent band.
Ducky Boys Club
Dum Dum Girls Too True
Dum Dum Girls End of Daze
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Eisbrecher Die Hölle Muss Warten
Emigrate Emigrate
Encircling Sea A Forgotten Land
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Enigma Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!
Enigma A posteriori
EPROM Metahuman
Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
Eths III
exist trace Virgin
Feared Furor Incarnatus
I really wanted to love this. That album cover is my favorite of the last few years.
Foot Village Make Memories
A 3.9. If the opener didn't drag so long in its tail end, this would be a 4. They are a very interesting band with their 4 drummer/shouty vocals dynamic.
Free Dominguez Volcano+The Sea
Freelance Whales Diluvia
Gazelle Amber Valentine Devil's Tower I
GFOTY Secret Mix
Glass Cloud Perfect War Forever
The sheer awfulness of this EP is overhyped (a common thing in music nowadays), but the release is indeed weak in comparison to The Royal Thousand. There is far too much pandering to the young and violent crowd. Standout: "How to Survive Suicide"
Gnaw Their Tongues & Alkerdeel Dyodyo Asema
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals The Lion The Beast The Beat
Hellyeah Hellyeah
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
I am starting to become quite nostalgic of SIGIL02 (HTDA) due to how An Omen_ and Welcome Oblivion have turned out. For all HTDA did wrong, it actually did sound fairly distinct in its own way. Welcome Oblivion strikes me as an attempt to make the project less solely Reznor under a different moniker, an appeal to the indie crowd with tracks like "Ice Age" and utilize rejected material from the Year Zero sessions. It is also showing that the best material on this record is the work that was on the An Omen_ EP. And that single, "How Long", is still an utterly wretched piece of pseudo gospel garbage.rIt is hard to tell if Reznor's glory days are over or if this release just falls short for me. If he follows through on his intent to do more NIN, I shall see which is true then. Until that point in time comes, I am just going to not bother with this record again.
I'd Fuck Gia Paloma
Surprisingly good for a 5 minute grind release. The musician/s sound like they actually know what they are doing. Of course, there isn't a ton of novelty here.
Ihsahn Eremita
Intervals In Time
Intronaut Habitual Levitations
Inverloch Dusk|Subside
James Blake Overgrown
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky
Jessie Ware Devotion
John Carpenter Lost Themes
I have always had a mild interest in Carpenter's themes (In the Mouth of the Madness is one of the few I listen to regularly) so I was sure this would be an enjoyable listen. It is, but it isn't much beyond that. Carpenter and his crew create evocative soundscapes, but they have a tendency to evoke ideas he has already touched on in his well recognized catalogue.
Jucifer за волгой для нас земли нет
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Junius Days of the Fallen Sun
Jupiter (JPN) Last Moment
Justin Bieber Believe
Katatonia Dead End Kings
I kinda feel meh after this album. The closer is amazing with its odd melodies, but most of the stuff that comes before it just isn't that engaging.
Kate Bush Lionheart
Kate Bush The Kick Inside
Kettlespider Avadante
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Kylesa Ultraviolet
It has its moments ("Vulture's Landing" and "Quicksand") and I really love Laura Pleasants voice and presence as a band leader, but too much of the album is just ok.
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Lana Del Rey Paradise
Holy fuck, could she have made a more jingoistic record?! But musically it is really pretty. Well kinda. Actually, this is actually bad, worse than Born to Die.
Le1f Fly Zone
Lily Allen Sheezus
Linda Killerbee Congo Cunt Crasher
Linkin Park Living Things
Little BB Bare To My Bones
Locktender Kafka
Long Distance Calling The Flood Inside
Just shy of a 4. There are just too many missteps in decisions over the course of the album for me to dig it.
Lorna Dune Miamisphere
Lower Dens Escape from Evil
Lykke Li I Never Learn
Manowar The Lord of Steel
Mas Ysa Worth
Mastodon Lifesblood
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Matchbox Twenty North
Melt-Banana Fetch
Memfis Silva
Metric Synthetica
Mission of Burma Unsound
Mister Bare Uncle Feces Purity Cum
Interesting enough trashy drone music. I would have liked a better balance between the porn theme and the noise, though.
Mogwai Rave Tapes
Morality Crisis Boats
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
Mushroomhead XIII
There are several strong tracks on the album, but the overall vibe is a bit lacking and I find my self skipping back and forth on this album.
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine
Nails Abandon All Life
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Night Owls Wounds Again
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Northern Faces Southern Places
Old Wounds From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Pale Communion
Opul The Assailant
Doesn't have the catchiness of January's EP, but is an interesting enough listen. The associated artwork is gorgeous, though. Best track: "The Entire Fleet"
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark English Electric
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Pearl Jam Ten
Pelican The Cliff
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery Clear
Peter Gabriel And I'll Scratch Yours
Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back
Pig Destroyer Mass & Volume
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Potty Mouth Hell Bent
Primus Primus and The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics
Rammstein Sehnsucht
ReVamp Wild Card
Rob Thomas ...Something to Be
Rob Zombie Past, Present & Future
Rorcal Vilagvege
Rotten Sound Species At War
Rush Clockwork Angels
Russian Circles Memorial
Sander van Doorn Eleve11
Savages Silence Yourself
Serj Tankian Harakiri
Sevendust Seasons
Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
Sevendust Next
Skagos Anarchic
Skeme Ingleworld
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Steve Vai The Story of Light
Stolen Babies Naught
Has some strong moments, but a lot of it feels bland.
Stone Temple Pilots No. 4
Stone Temple Pilots Core
SubRosa No Help for the Mighty Ones
Sudatsuga Hain-Ba Sun Hex
Personally, I don't like it as much as Blue Moon Saiyeed. Some of the voice effects on track 7 and elsewhere get to be too grating and this release definitely meanders more than the previous. Still, it remains the pretty instrumentation and infectious beat construction.
Svart Crown Profane
You know, usually albums with covers like this are boring as shit. This is actually pretty good (High end of a 3.5). There may be areas where the thoroughly headbangable riffs lose me due to stretching out an idea for too long or slowing down the tempo too much, but this record's engaging bits stick out a bit more to me than those. Favored tracks: "Manifestatio Symptoms", "Until the Last Breath", "Genesis Architect", "The Therapy of Flesh", "Venomous Ritual".
Svffer Lies We Live
Swans The Seer
Sylosis Monolith
There are some really pretty moments on here that flourish into something beautiful (the opener and hidden track), but for the most part the "let's start out with thrashy heavy and incorporate some keyboards later on during the bridge" shtick that they make literally every track conform to gets old quick.
Tegan and Sara Heartthrob
The Algorithm Polymorphic Code
The Birthday Massacre Pins and Needles
The Birthday Massacre Hide and Seek
The Bronx The Bronx (IV)
The Chariot One Wing
The Darkness Hot Cakes
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
I like the lyrical aesthetic here more than past release (which seems to be ranting of a reluctant/apologetic murderer). However, it is a bit more Monochrome than Ire Works and Option Paralysis. It may deliberate on their part, but the emotional palette feels more gray and the riffing gets dull a bit faster. The energy of past releases is certainly here, but it strikes more impersonally than earlier work. Still, it is fun to rock out to, just not as great as it is being made out to be.
The Flaming Lips The Terror
The Impossible Girl The Sky is Calling
The Moth Gatherer A Bright Celestial Light
There are gorgeous moments hidden amongst the lull and drone.The downside is that when it isn't beautiful, it doesn't have very many interesting things going on and I found myself zoning out and forgetting that I was listening to music.
Timber Timbre Timber Timbre
Torche Harmonicraft
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Unru Demo MMXIII
Vaura The Missing
Wax Idols Discipline & Desire
Wildernessking The Devil Within
Windhand Soma
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito

3.0 good
ABGOHARD Blowjobs N Bacon
I really dig hearing his orgasm sounds on the fifth track (I really like hearing people moan for some reason), but when he tries to sing....holy shit. It almost hurts to hear. That and he sounds blazed the whole way through.
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alcest Shelter
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
Anastacia It's a Man's World
Angel Haze Reservation
Bardo Pond Peace On Venus
Behemoth The Satanist
I don't know what it is about this band, but their music is consistently underwhelming. Sure, they occasionally write a song I can get into, but most of their work feels middle of the road. Oh well.
Black Table Sentinel
Blut Aus Nord Debemur MoRTi
Botanist IV: Mandragora
Braid/Balance and Composure Split
Braids Deep In The Iris
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Brendon Small Galaktikon
Cara Neir Portals To A Better, Dead World
Circus Maximus Nine
It is pretty decent. I am definitely not within the target audience, though, as pretty much every aspect is not really gripping me.
Coilguns Commuters
"Commuters Part 2" and "Earthians" are interesting, drawn out tracks that take the listener on long, chuggy treks.. I found the rest of the album sleep-inducing.
CSS Planta
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cults Static
Cum Book Noise for Bitches
Cyanide Ejaculation Cyanide Ejaculation
It is interesting that growling in this band is actually coming from a woman. A woman growling about this subject matter is surreal.
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Deafheaven Sunbather
Decapitated Blood Mantra
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Device Device
I know how this will make me look, but I actually like Draiman's vocals. The problem is he keeps attaching himself to horrendously generic sounding music.
Devourment Conceived in Sewage
Die Mannequin Danceland
Overall, this as a okay to decent EP. On tracks "Candide" and "Die Snitch Die" it actually succeeds in being raucous and engaging at the same time and they are catchy enough to want to return to. The rest of it, though. It is raw. Really raw. On "Suffer" you can very easily hear vocalist Care attempt to squeak out the notes that she can't hit, whether it is because during recording she wore out her voice or they are just outside her range. The song itself is kinda bland, but those moments on vocals exemplify the negative side of this EP. And the (drunken?) attempts at singing by Tonyswar are just too awful to even be funny.
Dimmu Borgir Inn I Evighetens Mørke
Dimmu Borgir For All Tid
Eisbrecher Schock
Eisbrecher Sünde
Emmure Slave to the Game
Emora Stars
Enya Amarantine
Erel Pilo Drone
Faustcoven Hellfire and Funeral Bells
Full of Hell Rudiments of Mutilation
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Grimes Art Angels
Hellyeah Band of Brothers
Howl Bloodlines
Icon For Hire Scripted
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
Jupiter (JPN) Classical Element
Manufactured as hell with very little of the flair that Hizaki displayed earlier on with his solo projects, but at least the image is still sexy.
Karnivool Asymmetry
I don't really have a quantifiable reason for not liking this record. It just falls flat for me. The entire thing. Even the tracks people are claiming are great do nothing for me.
Kathleen Mae Clandestine
Knives Out! Black Mass Hysteria
As I figured when I heard the single back in March, this album is really bland and makes me wonder if my love of the Polkadot Cadaver debut is nothing more than fluke. And what is with this collaboration? DFD + Nothingface/Hellyeah?
Korn The Path of Totality
Kvelertak Meir
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline
Marie Dior 7
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Marissa Nadler July
Meshuggah Koloss
Mister Bare Uncle Feces Flapshwölle
Mushroomhead Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children
Mykki Blanco Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss
Naily L.I.E.
Neil Young Americana
Nero di Marte Nero di Marte
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Deliverance
Otep Hydra
This album clawed its way into a 3 for its lyrical concept and some of audio concepts (such as the recurring blaring horn in the first track). This could have made for a better, possibly terrifying album if the hydra metaphor wasn't so under utilized and the metal bits weren't so straight forward. If only the execution was up to par.
Painted Palms Forever
Passion Pit Gossamer
Persephonaut de mokkel
Pissed Jeans Honeys
Polica Shulamith
Pomegranate Tiger Entities
Pristina Hopeless Godless
Projected Human
Has some engaging moments, but overall not one of the better releases from the members of Sevendust.
Puscifer Donkey Punch the Night
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radiohead The Bends
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rob Zombie Educated Horses
Roniit In The Shadows
I respect for being a woman in a mostly man dominated genre of music, but holy hell her music does pretty much nothing for me. In fact the fifth track really rubbed me the wrong way.
Save Us From The Archon Some Things We Carry, Always
Serj Tankian Jazz-Iz-Christ
Shining (NOR) One One One
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
Sockweb Bullies Are Mean
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
Swans Swans
Swans Filth
Swans Young God
Tessuroh For Queen
Just a collection of snippets of song ideas. The themes are interesting but are too brief to be compelling.
The Agonist Eye of Providence
The Crystal Method The Crystal Method
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
"Wrap your arms around me", "Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized", "Raging Lung" and "Fracking Fluid Injection" are worth hearing at least once. The rest of it just doesn't speak to me.
The Odious Joint Ventures
Wow, the first track made me think I would like this. Then the rest of the album happened. Really don't see what the bloggy fuss is over. The techy-prog hard rock angle while interesting isn't really that well fleshed out on this release.
The Robot Ate Me Circumstance
"Circumstance #2" really got my attention. The rest is pretty okay, though. I guess this stuff just really isn't my thing.
The Robot Ate Me Bridge by Bridge
The Stooges Ready to Die
It is an album for rocking and it does rock. Who doesn't love them DD's?
The Visit Between Worlds
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Toro Y Moi June 2009
Torres Torres
Trapt Someone in Control
Trapt Reborn
U2 The Best Of 1990-2000
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt
Ween White Pepper
Yo La Tengo Fade
Zozobra Savage Masters

2.5 average
Active Child Rapor
Amaranthe The Nexus
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Deep Throat Cumageddon Deep Throat Cumageddon
Deerhunter Monomania
Ok, it cannot just be nostalgia. This album is literally a few steps down from Halcyon Digest.
Demi Lovato Demi
Eisbrecher Eiszeit
Enigma Seven Lives, Many Faces
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Grayceon Pearl & The End of Days
hepa-Titus Follow Me
Really, really, really grimy, which I guess is what you expect from a musician who is a former bassist for both The Melvins and Tomahawk. I just hope future releases are little more fine tuned. The whole sounding like it was recorded in a trashcan aesthetic fits in an odd way, I guess, though.
Jeffrey Nothing The New Psychodalia
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Not as bad as people make it out to be, but the trolliness of it all does wear out its welcome after a few listens.
Lydia Devil
Maria Minerva Bless
My Bloody Valentine m b v
Jesus, you all are bitching about the artwork and it is far from the worst even released so far this year. As for the music, this is one of those early 90s bands I never even knew existed until early last month so I won't be surprised if I wind up feeling about their discog how I feel currently about this "New You" track (not that positive).
Nickelback The Long Road
Pink Floyd The Wall
Purity Ring Shrines
Ramlord Crippled Minds, Sundered Wisdom
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Sally Shapiro Somewhere Else
There are some flares of Enigma-like (Voyageur era) samples and instrumentation on here, but it mostly just sounds like Euro dance pop. This is the type of release that teases you with ethereal intros just to roughly transition into a retro sounding beat.
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
This is almost capable of rivaling Frequency Unknown...
Scify Sexxx & Spermtomitosis 2 Ways Alien Party
Static-X Cannibal
The Men New Moon
I am getting so sick of retro ass shit, but I guess the thing that bothers me most is the general aesthetic.

2.0 poor
Adema Topple the Giants
Iceage You're Nothing
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Queensryche Frequency Unknown
Incredibly bland, but not quite as bad as #willpower. Two tracks actually had infectious melodies ("The Hands of God" and Give it to You"), but even they only have so much to offer. As far as the rerecordings, I haven't heard the original versions I can only go off of how bored I was.
The Delicious Bread Collection Tales from the Yeast Side

1.5 very poor
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
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