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5.0 classic
Anubis Hitchhiking to Byzantium
One of the best progressive albums of 2014. While at first it may seem like a lengthy, classic-style prog rock album, each song is unique and has subtle developments in the lyrics, rhythm section, keyboard-led atmospherics and of course the phenomenal guitar-work that make Anubis as fresh and exciting as they are.
Gazpacho Demon
Hot Action Cop 2009 EP
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Motorpsycho Heavy Metal Fruit
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Santeria Year of the Knife
At once accessible, heartfelt and unique, every song has something to offer and takes you on a
trip from the straightforward rocker to the psychedelic swampsong to the post-apocalyptic epic.
Listen to HWY of the Morning Star or the title track for proof.
Solterra Umbra
The Pineapple Thief Little Man
Wishbone Ash Argus
One of, if not THE best classic rock albums of all time.

4.5 superb
American Wolf Myriad
Amplifier The Octopus
Amplifier Amplifier
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Judgement
Anubis A Tower Of Silence
Atomic Rooster Death Walks Behind You
They've definitely got something special going on here. As Gershatzer shows, they're all incredible musicians and there's a unique eerie atmosphere to the album. The beginning of Nobody Else is mesmerising
Causa Sui Summer Sessions Vol. 1
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Colour Haze Colour Haze
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange
CunninLynguists Oneirology
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Elder (USA-MA) Lore
Electric Six Zodiac
An Electric Six album with a 3-minute saxophone solo that fades out to the sound of falling rain. No you did not read that wrong.
Ethereal Riffian Aeonian
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Gazpacho March of Ghosts
Gazpacho Missa Atropos
GoGo Penguin Man Made Object
Hawkwind Hall of the Mountain Grill
Humanfly Awesome Science
J Dilla Donuts
Karnivool Sound Awake
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Lionize Superczar and the Vulture
Michael Stearns Planetary Unfolding
Simply sublime. "Planetary Unfolding" is such a perfect encapsulation of how this sounds. Some of the most expansive, immersive, awe-inspiring ambient music I've heard. Like floating through space in bliss.
Michael Stearns Baraka
Milo Things That Happen At Day
Milo Things That Happen At Night
Mother Tongue Mother Tongue
There's something joyous about finding a hidden classic. And here we have Mother Tongue's self-titled debut. They once had a chance of being huge but the record failed because it was too unconventional for radio, and that is it's greatest merit. The guitar playing is sometimes slightly jarring, but always sublime and the drumming stands out above it all, bursting with emotion. Vesper, Damage, Entity and the closer Using Your Guns are particularly intense.
Mother's Cake Creation's Finest
Hell yes. Virtuosity of Mars Volta meets vocals and bass style of RHCPs = mindblowing debut. Runaway,
Realititricked Me, Nobody and Soul Prison are the tits. Soul Prison part 2 is orgasmic.
Motorpsycho Behind the Sun
Motorpsycho The Death Defying Unicorn
How this is so horrifically underrated I don't know. Using a jazz orchestra and a
keyboardist, Motorpsycho have create an 84-minute sprawling masterpiece following a story rooted
firmly in Homer's Odessey. Some of their best ever work, and that's saying a lot.
Motorpsycho Roadwork Vol 4: Intrepid Skronk
Stunning stuff, about everything you could hope for from a live album. Every single one of these songs has been reworked into an improvisation of epic proportions.
Motorpsycho Roadwork Vol. 5: Field Notes
Another wondrous addition to the Roadwork series. Most of these tracks might even be their
definitive version. Especially Taifun.
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Nosound Sol29
Such an amazing atmosphere, like you're floating through the trees in the artwork, in the
white air...The Moment She Knew and the title track are unmissable.
Ocean Towers Distractions
Basslines as heavy as hell but an atmosphere as cold as the Canadian Arctic Circle. Who needs
complex song structures when you have basslines that groove this hard, vocals this smooth and
production this good? Atmospheric psychedelic rock doesn't get much better than this.
Rx Bandits Mandala
Schizoid Lloyd Virus
Schizoid Lloyd The Last Note In God's Magnum Opus
What the...
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
The Cinematic Orchestra Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Damn. Other than To Build a Home, this might be the best versions in existence of all the songs performed here.
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
The Visit Between Worlds

4.0 excellent
35007 Liquid
Quite easily the spaciest space rock album of all time.
Agitation Free 2nd
Airbag All Rights Removed
Alfa Mist Antiphon
All Them Witches Effervescent
A 25-minute long atmospheric journey through a dark and murky swamp on a warm summer's night.
All Them Witches Lightning at the Door
One of the best modern psych bands out there, no question.
All Them Witches Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
Perhaps not quite as good as Lightning at the Door because it's less cohesive, but that's because ATW are continuing to experiment with their sound and become more unique, which is exciting for the future...
Amon Duul II Yeti
Amon Tobin Supermodified
Amplifier The Astronaut Dismantles HAL
Anathema Weather Systems
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Andrew Hung The Greasy Strangler
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Angel Olsen My Woman
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Anubis 230503
Aphrodite's Child 666
Astrosoniq Quadrant
Astrosoniq have carved out their own niche within stoner rock, producing some excellent grooves with Hawkwind's spacey atmospherics and Tool's aggression.rThe 14-minute 'As Soon As They Got Airborne' is a definite standout.
Avantdale Bowling Club Avantdale Bowling Club
Bendik Giske Cracks
Benjamin Clementine I Tell A Fly
Bjork Homogenic
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Willows Haze
Black Willows have a fairly original and refreshing take on stoner rock, going for a massively fuzzy, hypnotic and slow pace with progressive elements. The only things lacking are the horribly mixed bass (which would clearly make the album a whole lot better if you could hear it), some lacklustre riffs and a bit of overlength. Fixing these problems, this band has a killer record in them.
Bohren und der Club of Gore Black Earth
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Brontide Artery
Brother Dege Folk Songs of the American Longhair
Bushman's Revenge Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen
The guitar textures on this album are just stellar. It's a crime these guys aren't better known. Listen to Contemplation and you'll be hooked
Camel Mirage
Camel Camel
Camel The Snow Goose
Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Cardiacs A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
Causa Sui Summer Sessions Vol. 2
Causa Sui Summer Sessions Vol. 3
Colour Haze Tempel
Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante
David Bowie Blackstar
David Bowie Hunky Dory
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Doomsquad Total Time
Brilliant display of sounds and experimentation on here.
Dwellers Pagan Fruit
Strong contender for blues rock album of the year, it's fantastic.
Dwight Trible Inspirations
Earthless Meets Heavy Blanket In A Dutch Haze
Fucking banger of a jam album, you forget how long you've been listening to it it's so good
Elder (USA-MA) Dead Roots Stirring
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
Elder (USA-MA) The Gold and Silver Sessions
Engineers In Praise of More
Farflung A Wound In Eternity
At its finest, this is some of the best space rock of all time, especially Endless Drifting Wreck, Like It Has Never Been, Ix and Silver Shrooms.
Fire! Orchestra Enter!
Fjodor St. Anthony's Fire
Two twenty-five minute tracks of evolving progressive, spacey rock. Despite the length, there is
not a single weak idea and the three musicians are incredibly tight, playing a distinctive blend
of Pink Floyd, krautrock, Hawkwind and Ozric Tentacles.
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Gazpacho Night
Gentle Giant Acquiring the Taste
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD Sour Soul
GoGo Penguin v2.0
Grails Burning Off Impurities
Haken The Mountain
Hawkwind Onward
Hawkwind Warrior on the Edge of Time
Hot Action Cop Hot Action Cop
The one word to define this album is fun. Forget its derivativeness and sometimes moronic
lyrics and just enjoy Tim Flaherty's excellent guitar work and Rob Werthner's catchy
vocals.rSome tracks really stand out, such as the Chili-esque Why Judy with social
commentary of Busted, and funky The Special and acoustic closer In A Little
. They are quite an unusual little band, successfully merging nu-metal and funk
rock as Beebe said and while having a sexual theme, are not pulled down by the spitefulness
of Limp Bizkit and not becoming to moronic or misogynistic to be enjoyable. HAC's not for
everyone but there's no doubt it's entertaining.
IQ The Road of Bones
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul
Jehst The Return of the Drifter
Air poured, my thoughts shrouded by cloud forms
The land ravaged in the wake of this ground war
The quintessential outlaw
Eye of the storm, my tears fall as a torrential downpour
Joe Bonamassa Sloe Gin
John Martyn Solid Air
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Kevin Morby Singing Saw
King Crimson Islands
Easy winner of most underrated KC album. Kind of feels important that in their discography is a more atmospheric, less abrasive jazz-fusion album amongst all the deep dives into dissonant Frippery
King Crimson Lizard
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Leon Vynehall Nothing Is Still
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
Lionize Jetpack Soundtrack
Madvillain Madvillainy
Magma Mekanïk Destruktïẁ Kommandöh
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Mammal Hands Floa
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Matthew Halsall Fletcher Moss Park
Messenger Illusory Blues
Perfectly combining modern 'post-prog' sound with ethereal folk guitar and vocals, plus a touch of the psychedelic, Messenger have an instantly distinctive sound. The drumming is brilliant and centrepiece Midnight is a breathtaking song.
Mestis Basal Ganglia
Methadone Skies Enter The Void
Methadone Skies Eclectic Electric
A definite improvement on the debut in terms of production, and the band have progressed their sound by adding post rock elements. The bass and drum-work is also much improved, helped by being more audible. However I'm not a big fan of the slightly out-of-place vocals on Dichotomic Equity, and this may not quite reach the heights of the songs 'Enter The Void' or 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.' Mirra and Tatabong are brilliant though.
Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci Samsara
Milo Cavalcade
Mister Ott Single Shot
A cliche to say but, this is what a modern jazz album should sound like
Monkey3 The 5th Sun
Morphine Cure for Pain
Mother Tongue Streetlight
Mother Tongue's first album after their reunion is heavier, faster and more streamlined than their debut but still captures their signature wily sound and nihilistic lyrics. CRMBL, Tides and FTW are particular standouts.
Motorpsycho Trust Us
Motorpsycho Still Life With Eggplant
Motorpsycho The Motorpnakotic Fragments
Motorpsycho Here Be Monsters
Clearly a step down from their incredible last few albums - this doesn't break any new ground and feels a little bit samey, but there's a enough solid material here to make it worthwhile to any Motorpsycho fan. Lacuna/Sunrise and the doom-rock of Big Black Dog are highlights.
Motorpsycho Phanerothyme
Mouse On The Keys An Anxious Object
My Brother The Wind I Wash My Soul In The Stream Of Infinity
This band cannot be beaten in atmosphere. Their longer songs are amazing
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Let Love In
Nils Frahm Spaces
Nosound A Sense of Loss
Oceansize Effloresce
Oceansize Frames
Ozric Tentacles Become the Other
Ozric Tentacles Jurassic Shift
The title track transcends. .
Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis Deep Listening
Few albums have managed to capture such a vast sense of 3D space, which Oliveros and co created by recording in a massive underground cistern. The result is arresting and hypnotic. It puts a spell on you.
Pearl Jam Ten
Philip Glass Koyaanisqatsi
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Plini Other Things
I would say the last track is the best one :/ short soundoff
Popol Vuh Hosianna Mantra
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Pure Reason Revolution Eupnea
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Roots Manuva Bleeds
While falling slightly short of greatness because not all of the album's potential feels like it is fully reached, every song on here has powerful moments and the production is fantastic. The atmosphere on tracks like Hard Bastards, Crying, Cargo and Stepping Hard comes close to Roots' defining moment of dark melancholy on All Things To All Men...
Samsara Blues Experiment Long Distance Trip
Samsara Blues Experiment Waiting For The Flood
Samsara Blues Experiment One with the Universe
Santana Caravanserai
Santeria House of the Dying Sun
Excellent, soulful and occasionally transcendent blues rock. This band is so painfully under-
Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music?
Seven That Spells The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: IO
Shabaka and the Ancestors Wisdom of Elders
Siena Root Different Realities
This album is in every sense of the word a trip, as those song names would have you believe. Starts off as fairly familiar retro stoner-blues but then morphs into an Eastern-influenced, sitar landscape, finally pulling together for one last jam. I'd love to see this band produce a masterpiece.
Solterra Soul, Earth, Sun
Somali Yacht Club The Sun
Soul Coughing Ruby Vroom
Steve Hillage Rainbow Dome Musick
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Swans To Be Kind
Swans Leaving Meaning
Terry Callier What Color is Love?
This should have at least 100 votes, You Goin' Miss Your Candyman is legit one of the best songs of all time
The Black Keys Brothers
The Cinematic Orchestra Motion
Like every Cinematics album, it just keeps growing on you...
Swinscoe's composition would hit peak form on their next album but each track here has something
different to offer
The Cinematic Orchestra Ma Fleur
The Darcys Warring
The Darcys The Darcys
All this band's albums are so close to 4.5s, and they're still growing.
The Darcys Aja
The Drones Havilah
The Drones I See Seaweed
The Egocentrics Love Fear Choices And Astronauts
An unrelenting assault of endless killer riffs... hell yes.
The Egocentrics Mystic Initiation
A belter of a demo, these two 10+ minute tracks prove that this band were going on to great things, even on their very first release.rFree here:
The Flaming Lips Embryonic
The Grand Astoria Punkadelia Supreme
The Grand Astoria The Body Limits [From Montenegro Split]
Just one, brilliant, 30-minute long song here, the band at their finest in terms of chilled-out atmosphere, instrumentation and Sharapodinov's vocals in particular are much improved to the point where they uniquely add to the music instead of possibly detracting. A mini album in its own right.
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Here Be Dragons
The Necks Open
The Pineapple Thief What We Have Sown
The Pineapple Thief All the Wars
The Pineapple Thief Tightly Unwound
The Roots Things Fall Apart
The Smashing Pumpkins Rotten Apples
The Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus
The Whirlings Beyond The Eyelids
A very high 4 right now. A very diverse and distinctive-sounding and varied instrumental record blending Samsara Blues Experiment-style stoner rock, progressive song structures and post-rock emotion and atmosphere. This band could go far.
Thumpermonkey Sleep Furiously
A very high 4, this is a serious grower and is still growing on me now. Thumpermonkey manage to be innovative, dissonant, melodic and brilliant all at the same time, with some At the Drive-In, Oceansize and King Crimson thrown in there. rAn absolute hidden gem of a band, just listen to Wheezyboy for proof.
Thumpermonkey We Bake Our Bread Beneath Her Holy Fire
Very niche guitar-focused avant-garde rock from one of the UK's finest and most unique little modern progressive bands. This and the more rounded Sleep Furiously are probably their best work. If you like one you shouldn't miss the other. There's almost too many good ideas per song here so that you wish you could hear more of each little riff and harmony before they move onto the next one.
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Villagers of Ioannina City Riza
Wartime Sweethearts So Long Sparta
Wishbone Ash Blue Horizon
Wo Fat The Conjuring
More of the same, but their tightest yet. Dreamwalker is their masterpiece
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Zara Mcfarlane Arise

3.5 great
35007 Phase V
If Liquid was a journey deep into dark space, this is the voyage home. Losing some of their spacey theme for more upbeat, proggy jamming and solos, this doesn't have the same amazing atmosphere as Liquid but is solid nonetheless.
65daysofstatic Wild Light
Airbag The Greatest Show On Earth
All Them Witches Sleeping Through the War
With that title, All Them Witches seem to be reacting to this time of political turmoil by...
completely ignoring it and delivering another solid album with some excellent carefree blues rock
tunes. Bulls, 3-5-7, Alabaster and Internet are essentials for fans, though the album definitely doesn't fit together as well as their stellar two previous outings and a few of the tracks are pretty
routine at this stage.
Ampacity Encounter One
Amplifier Fractal
Amplifier Echo Street
Amplifier Sunriders
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema Falling Deeper
Ancestors Suspended in Reflections
Anderson .Paak Malibu
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Astrosoniq Speeder People
Some of their best tracks on here (Red Glow, Grifter, Cold Hearted Guys, Quadrant) but far too long for its own good. Red Glow though is one of their most majestic, emotive moments.
Audioslave Audioslave
Beardfish The Void
Biblical Proof of UFOs Time To Join The Human Race
Black Rainbows Holy Moon
Almost long enough to be a full length but for some reason they decided to release an EP. Seriously good stuff, these guys know how to groove, man. They've got an awesome mystical spacey feel going on here. Chakra Temple is incredible and if it doesn't make you want to listen to this you suck
Blues Pills Blues Pills
Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse Wisdom of Crowds
Busdriver Perfect Hair
Camel Moonmadness
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Cosmograf Capacitor
A bit of a disapointment after The Man Left In Space. Musically it's all there with Spock's Beard's drummer Nick D'Virgilio and Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin guesting among others and Armstrong's guitarwork is at its finest - especially on the last track - if a bit too Gilmour-esque. The main problem is how the promising concept of spirits being captured is completely wasted by basic, all over the place lyrics. "Will you hate me, if I freak out your cat?"
Cosmograf The Man Left in Space
Brilliantly atmospheric album, some very interesting themes here, perhaps could've been explored at a bit more depth with better lyrics but ah well, Aspire, Achieve, The Vacuum That I Fly Through, t/t and When The Air Runs Out are damn good.
Curtis Harding Face Your Fear
Deadpeach Aurum
El Paramo El Paramo (2014)
Another brilliant instrumental stoner-rock album, not sounding too derivative of Kyuss, Colour Haze et al, with some prog & post-rock influences in there, and nice use of a delay pedal to create the kind of atmosphere of that wonderful artwork.
Elder (USA-MA) Innate Passage
Electric Sorcery Book Of Lies Part One
Electric Sorcery Electric Sorcery II
Awesome funk jam-fest for all your listening pleasure.
Elephant9 Silver Mountain
Engineers Three Fact Fader
Ethereal Riffian Shaman's Visions
Not nearly as bad as a 1.5, this is a high 3.5 for me. While it does take influence from Kyuss (what stoner band doesn't?) there's quite a lot of difference here. Ethereal Riffian's music is slow, lengthy and heavy as s*** and all for the best - some truly excellent soloing and atmosphere around the concept of a shaman's visions (obviously) make for some proper awesome headbanging.
Ethereal Riffian I AM. Deathless
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Focus Focus II
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Gazpacho Molok
Gazpacho Tick Tock
Green Day American Idiot
Greenleaf Trails And Passes
Hawkwind Blood of the Earth
Hawkwind In Search of Space
Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido
Head Like a Hole Blood Will Out
Hot Action Cop Nutbag EP
Hot Action Cop Listen Up!
Solid collection of songs, nothing spectacular though. It's actually quite a similar sound to their debut, unlike the 2009 EP which was much more mature, and insanely good.rHopefully this is a transitional album - I get the feeling a lot of these songs have been around since their early days but weirdly the album's only 30 minutes long so you feel a little un-satisfied at the end.rHouse of Pain is a definite highlight.
It Bites The Tall Ships
Jay Electronica Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)
Jehst Falling Down
While the lyricism doesn't stand out as brilliantly as High Plains Drifter, this is definitely a step up in production. This is a lot more interested in just making music that sounds cool rather than the almost poetic stuff in HPD. Brimstone Rock, Give it Here and ESP are highlights
Karmic Juggernaut The Dreams That Stuff Are Made Of
The highs of this album (Krokodil, Frunobulax, Moving) truly show something special and make
it worth the listen, but for every fantastic moment, they can't resist the urge to throw in
a purposely abrasive/jarring moment that dispels some of the magic. For me, you could
probably stop listening to the album after On Your Mark - the length of the album makes it a
slog and the next few songs don't add that much. I found just Goons, Buffoons, And Carnival
Barkers and Psycho Billy's Downtown Adventure a bit irritating.rBand overall shows serious
potential though - they're at their best in the jammy sections with the rhythm section,
guitar effects and brass instruments running wild. Excited to see where they go and hope
they can refine it all a bit and give us a masterpiece!
Karnivool Asymmetry
Kaytranada 99.9%
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland
Kingston Wall Kingston Wall II
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Little Simz A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons
Los Natas Ciudad de Brahman
Los Natas were Colour Haze-ing hard while Colour Haze were still in nappies.rBrilliant mostly instrumental stoner rock, especially the t/t, Paradise and Alowahaii, suffers slightly from weak vocals and a meandering second half.
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
Mahoney You are the Big Bang
Reminds me of the Amplifier of old, you can see exactly what they're missing without Mahony. These are simple songs, but you can really hear that there's something in there. It's a shame he hasn't done much else since this! 'Sides' is the standout here, would recommend checking that one out
Mark McGuire Nightshade
Mars Red Sky Mars Red Sky
Loving the indie-rock influences, they're definitely developing their own unique stoner-rock sound, setting up perfectly for the next one to be a killer. Falls and Saddle Point are awesome.
Mars Red Sky Stranded in Arcadia
MRS step up the fuzz, mostly dropping their indie-rock leanings (courtesy of the vocals) for an album that is colossally heavy and shows a development in groove-making and instrumentation. Sadly after the awesome instrumental 'Arcadia' the album becomes a bit repetitive with most riffs sounding fairly similar and songs following similar structures. Despite this, tracks such as the 8-minute opener and Hovering Satellites are absolute killers and will quench your taste for groovy bass.
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Monkey3 Beyond The Black Sky
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity
Moster! Dust Breathing
Mother Engine Muttermaschine
Great riff-filled, bluesy, instrumental, stoner-rock that slightly suffers from monotony. The last track Weltraumwolf however is an absolute killer.
Mother Tongue Ghost Note
Mother's Cake Off The Beaten Track (Live at Propolis 2014)
Perhaps let down a bit by a flat mix which obscures their live energy, the way they change up their songs is awesome, particularly with I Like It and Soul Prison.
Motorpsycho Black Hole/Blank Canvas
Motorpsycho Timothy's Monster
Motorpsycho The Tower
Motorpsycho The Crucible
Motorpsycho The All Is One
Motorpsycho It's a Love Cult
Solid transitionary album. Standouts: Uberwagner, This Otherness, Carousel
Motorpsycho And Jaga Jazzist Horns In the Fishtank Vol. 10
Mouse On The Keys The Flowers of Romance
Nektar Journey to the Centre of the Eye
Nightstalker Dead Rock Commandos
North Atlantic Oscillation Fog Electric
Nosound Lightdark
A bit of a disappointment after Sol29, but there's good stuff here (see Someone Starts to Fade Away and Lightdark) but also some fairly average stuff (i.e. Places Remained)
Nosound Clouds
Ocean Towers Chapter 1
Much rawer (especially the vocals) and less ethereal than their later LP, and with less of a unique identity but Ocean Towers are still groove-y and psychedelic as
Ocean Towers Archives Vol. I
Organic Is Orgasmic As We Speak of Space and Wisdom
Really chilled-out space/stoner-rock band from that dude outta The Grand Astoria. Starts with a 12-minute saxophone-led jam, what more could you need?
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pirate Left Of Mind
Promising debut with heavy King Crimson influences. It's too short, some tracks don't mesh together particularly well and get a little repetitive but this band could go far...
Projected Twin Earth To World
Not necessarily a boundary-breaker, but an impressive debut of emotive alt-prog.
Pure Reason Revolution The Dark Third
Pyramidal Frozen Galaxies
The 24-minute title track is killer.
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Ramases Space Hymns
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Santana Santana
Sigur Ros Valtari
Somali Yacht Club The Sea
Soundgarden King Animal
Spidergawd Spidergawd
Spirit Caravan Jug Fulla Sun
Pretty much a Sabbath worship but there are some awesome tracks here, namely Powertime, Dead Love and Fang, plus Wino's vocals are awesome
Spiritual Beggars Ad Astra
I'm sure Spiritual Beggars are the most badass band in the universe.
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Stig Of The Dump Kubrick
Stig is a very likeable guy and this record has some quite enjoyable and touching moments in the second half, but the braggadocio and weed-worship of the first half is quite monotonous. There's definite potential here
Submotion Orchestra Fragments
Supervoid Filaments
More space + less growls please
Swans The Glowing Man
Swans The Seer
Terrace Martin Velvet Portraits
The Atomic Bitchwax The Atomic Bitchwax II
Awesome onslaught of stoner-rock riffing, like Monster Magnet's little brother. The album flows nicely but it's held back by not embracing their more interesting, psychedelic/spacey side and relying too much on constant shredding. Tracks like Smokescreen and Solid are extremely promising though.
The Black Keys El Camino
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Comet Is Coming Trust in the Lifeforce of Deep Mystery
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Grand Astoria I
Some great, promising songs here, especially The Man, The Sun, The Desert but as usual, the vocals bring it down at some points.
The Grand Astoria La Belle Epoque
While a step down from Punkadelia, not entirely unexpected after being so prolific, La Belle Epoque shows a lighter, more upbeat and compressed side to The Grand Astoria with light blues-rock tunes such a Henry's Got A Gun and slow-burners like The Answer, showing further how versatile they can be with their sound.rHowever, it suffers from the recurring problem of thorny vocals and could have done with a better-flowing structure, possibly being longer. Including more elements from the lead-up to its release like awesome single Blessed, Cursed and Crucified, plus acoustic tunes from 'Who's In Charge' and the atmosphere of 30-minute epic 'The Body Limits' could have made for a killer record.
The Machine Calmer Than You Are
Completely identical to Kyuss but it's good so hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuu
The Main Squeeze The Main Squeeze
The whole post-funk thing they've got going with alt/hard rock influences will funk the crap out of you. The 9-minute I'll Take Another, and Grow are definite standouts.
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
The Pineapple Thief Build a World
Third track isn't brilliant and is let down by rushed production but everything else is
great, especially You Drew
Blood, which is TPT at their best prog/acoustic, and the title track remix.
The Pineapple Thief Show a Little Love
The Pineapple Thief Magnolia
The War On Drugs Lost in the Dream
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
Tumbleweed Dealer Tumbleweed Dealer
While the post/math rock influences aren't as obvious as they'd make out, this an awesome groove-laden instrumental stoner-rock LP and the band are developing a fairly distinct style for themselves. With track names like "How To Light A Joint With a Blowtorch" what's not to love?
Tumbleweed Dealer Western Horror
Tumbleweed Dealer Tokes, Hatred and Caffeine
Weedpecker III
Wo Fat Noche del Chupacabra
Wo Fat The Black Code
Wo Fat Midnight Cometh
The RIFFS are weaker than Conjuring (their best imo) and Black Code for sure, but a few nice baby-steps towards something different with Of Smoke and Fog and Le Dilemme de Delenu.. they really need to change up the formula next time round though.
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg
Worldengine Dark Matters
The first of a new generation of 'post-prog' rock bands influenced by bands like The Pineapple Thief (and even guesting their frontman on the first track), Anathema and Porcupine Tree, using modern airy post-rock ambience and clean guitar tones. Huge potential here but they need to find more of their own identity and give songs more content.
Yawning Man Rock Formations

3.0 good
...But The Planes Are Not Made Out Of Paper This Wolf Is Afraid of A Crowd Of Sheep
Ridiculous name aside, there's some really interesting and promising stuff here - 'In The Rays of Your Light' is a lot of fun and the brilliantly named 'No Beer = No Lyrics' shows they have the potential to create something unique.rWith better production and vocals plus an actual bassist, BTPANMOOP could go far.
All Them Witches ATW
Anathema Eternity
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema Alternative Future
Anathema Distant Satellites
Astrosoniq Son Of A.P. Lady
Biblical Proof of UFOs Biblical Proof of UFOs
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C.
Elder (USA-MA) Omens
Electric Six Human Zoo
Electric Six Fire
Electric Sorcery Electric Sorcery
Firebird Firebird
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Hawkwind Hawkwind
Karmic Juggernaut Phantasmagloria
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Lostprophets The Betrayed
Madina Lake Attics To Eden
Monster Magnet God Says No
Motorpsycho Ancient Astronauts
Motorpsycho Kingdom of Oblivion
Muse Absolution
Ocean Towers Chapter 2
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pendulum Immersion
Pink Floyd The Wall
Radiohead OK Computer
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rush 2112
Rush Moving Pictures
Seven That Spells The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock
If this kept up the quality of the first two tracks it'd be on a par with IO but it deteriorates after, namely with the 19 minutes of amplifier feedback that is 'Zero.'
Skillet Comatose
Solterra Future Man
Solterra lose their lead guitarist and with it, most of the cohesion in their song-writing and individuality in their sound.
Stoned Jesus Seven Thunders Roar
Tenacious D Tenacious D
The Grand Astoria Omnipresence
Not as good as Punkadelia, mainly because of the sometimes-jarring vocals but tracks like Hungry & Foolish, the two intrumental tracks Omnipresence/absence and 13 minute epic Something Wicked This Way Comes are some of their best work. Stoner-punk-metal-s hard
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Three Days Grace One-X
Umor Held Us Silent For A Moment
A big disappointment from a band with HUGE potential. Their debut was a perfect stepping stone to something amazing, and everything looked right with this record - brilliant artwork, name, track titles, killer vocals, drums and atmosphere. But every song moves at a plodding pace and relies way too heavily on slow dissonant guitar-strumming, failing to actually go anywhere. Hopefully next time they'll perfect their songcraft. Cotton Rose and Vinous Red are the standouts.
Von Hertzen Brothers Nine Lives
Zee Khattak Blue Folk

2.5 average
Aerosmith Pump
Amplifier Mystoria
Atomic Rooster Headline News
Eagles Hotel California
Guapo Black Oni
Journey to Ixtlan Journey to Ixtlan
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Litmus Aurora
This band describes themselves as the "most innovative spacerock band in the world" which is laughable. What they really are is the best Hawkwind knock-off in the world. EVERY SINGLE SONG has the same 3-chord structure, thrashy drumming and slightly shouty vocals (with pretty terrible lyrics). Despite this there are some enjoyable tracks, notably Beyond The Sun and Ma55oN Rift, even if it drags on for far too long at over an hour.
Lostprophets Weapons
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Orange Goblin Healing Through Fire
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
The Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell And Back
The Darkness Hot Cakes

2.0 poor
Amplifier Trippin' with Dr. Faustus
Sleep Dopesmoker
Wolfmother New Crown
I'm actually quite a fan of the first two but this just feels half-baked. They've gone for a much rawer sound than before with pretty dirty production but the actual songs aren't that good. Tall Ships and Enemy is in Your Mind on the first half are actually pretty good but the second half contains some major bummers like 'Feelings' which just sucks.

1.5 very poor
Skillet Awake

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