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5.0 classic
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Agalloch The Mantle
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Bark Psychosis Hex
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Brian Eno Another Green World
Camel Mirage
David Bowie Low
David Sylvian Gone to Earth
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Red
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Love Forever Changes
maudlin of the Well Bath
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Hemispheres
Slowdive Souvlaki
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Cure Disintegration
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The National Alligator
The National Boxer
The National High Violet
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
Tool Lateralus
Tool Ænima
U2 The Joshua Tree
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Yes Close to the Edge

4.8 classic
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Genesis Foxtrot
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
An adventurous and modern release that combines a wide array of influences to create an atmospheric and massively enjoyable LP.
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden

4.7 superb
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Camel Moonmadness
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Isis Panopticon
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Skeleton Tree is a captivating, heart-rending meditation from a true artist coming to terms with the most horrific tragedy a person can experience. Many of the tracks in Skeleton Tree see Cave paint bizarre, beautiful pictures of lost loves in much the same way as predecessor Push The Sky Away did. Continuing from where it left off, the instrumentation is largely based on dissonant string arrangements and unsettling ambience. The bare bones playing provides appropriate musical terrain for Cave to exorcise his demons, giving a tense feeling over the listening experience. This is due largely to the vulnerable, and sometimes even quivering vocal performance by Cave. Skeleton Tree is meant to be a record for everyone, a naked, honest depiction of true grief in musical form. This is as much a sorrowful exploration as a loving sendoff for his fans, but more importantly, for himself.
Slowdive Pygmalion
Tears for Fears The Seeds of Love
The National Sleep Well Beast
A masterful departure from recent predecessors, The National enter a new era of their sound with further musical experimentation. Some moments recall Alligator, others Radiohead even. Everything falls into place masterfully, being the best album of the year. "The System Dreams...," "Guilty Party," "I Will Destroy You," and the final two tracks are highlights.
Tool 10,000 Days
Yes Fragile

4.6 superb
Arcade Fire Funeral
Ulver Perdition City

4.5 superb
A Bunny's Caravan Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
Agalloch The White
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Alcest Kodama
The atmosphere of Japanese folklore and Neige's dreamworld collide in this euphoric odyssey, continuing from where Voyages... left off, yet sounding more focused overall. While Shelter was an enjoyable diversion from the band's sound, Kodama follows swiftly in the footsteps of Le Secret and Ecailles...: sweeping post-rock atmospheres colliding with intense metal soundscapes. It frequently convalesces into a swirling blend of chaotic beauty, going for a more sophisticated sound than the typical dynamic motifs one hears in post-black metal. While it could have been a bit longer, the first forty minutes stands as among Niege's most stunning creations yet. Note: It helps to think of the enjoyable yet meandering final 10 minutes (including the bonus track, "Notre sang et nos pens?es") as the falling action of Kodama, being much more ambient overall.
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Atheist Piece of Time
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Austin Wintory Journey Original Soundtrack
Bark Psychosis Codename: Dustsucker
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Bjork Homogenic
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties
Blur 13
Bob Marley and The Wailers Legend
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Science Fiction
Brand New unceremoniously drop their long-waited fifth album, Science Fiction, yet another rewarding new direction. Jesse & co. stray even farther from their roots, resembling the latest Thrice in some ways. The scattershot direction of Daisy comes to mind here, though the angst, fire, and rage is replaced with exciting, mature songwriting and a confident new direction. Whether it's superior to Daisy, or even The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me is not yet clear. What matters is that Brand New have exceeded expectations yet again, providing some of the most emotional and mature music of the year.
Brian Eno Before and After Science
Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Brian Wilson Smile
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Cradle of Filth Dusk and Her Embrace
Cradle of Filth Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Cynic Focus
Cynic Traced in Air
Cynic The Portal Tapes
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Dave Porter Breaking Bad
Dave Porter Breaking Bad, Vol. 2
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Station to Station
David Bowie "Heroes"
David Bowie Blackstar
Blackstar sees David Bowie's music at its most profound, bewildering, and emotional. There's hardly any semblance of traditional rock n' roll on here, with a purposeful move to stray from that style. It instead draws influences from more contemporary music, and makes use of avant-garde musical styles like industrial, jazz, art rock, and electronica. "Blackstar" is a monolith, being a 10 minute exercise in occultish atmospheres and haunting melodies. The bridge is a beautiful soundscape however, with other gorgeous moments being plentiful in the morose "Lazarus" and emotionally resonant album closer "I Can't Give Everything Away." Bowie passed away two days after this was released, and much of the lyrical themes seem to hauntingly explore his impending passing. This only adds to the poignancy of Blackstar, being not only Bowie's strongest record in decades, but one of the best finale albums of all time.
David Sylvian Dead Bees on a Cake
Daylight Dies Dismantling Devotion
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Symbolic
Death Human
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Depeche Mode Violator
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Emperor In The Nightside Eclipse
Emperor Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved Ruun
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fields of the Nephilim Elizium
Foals Total Life Forever
Fripp and Eno Evening Star
Garry Schyman Bioshock Score
Garry Schyman Bioshock Infinite Score
Gazpacho Night
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Gustavo Santaolalla The Last of Us
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Howard Shore The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore The Two Towers
Howard Shore The Return of the King
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Intronaut Prehistoricisms
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Fantastic energy and musicianship throughout, featuring their most energetic, dynamic guitar work and a stunningly technical rhythm section. The transitions from jazzy, meditative sections to pummeling metal and frantic prog goodness are fantastic, and the return of screams and chaotic songwriting is most welcome.
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Live After Death
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Isis Oceanic
Isis Wavering Radiant
Jakob Solace
Jakob Sines
Jeremy Soule Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack
Jeremy Soule The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack
Jeremy Soule Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Soundtrack
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Kelly Bailey Half-Life 2
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson Lizard
Lantlos .neon
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Mark Snow The Truth and the Light: Music From the X-Files
Martin O'Donnell Halo 3 OST
Martin O'Donnell Halo Original Soundtrack
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Master of Puppets
Michael Andrews Donnie Darko
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Young Team
Morbus Chron Sweven
Moving Mountains Pneuma
Moving Mountains Foreword
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Let Love In
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Tender Prey
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Novembre Materia
Novembre Classica
Oceansize Effloresce
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Deliverance & Damnation Remixed
Opeth Still Day Beneath The Sun
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Paradise Lost Icon
Peter Gabriel So
Peter Gabriel Melt
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii
Pixies Doolittle
Porcupine Tree Signify
One of their most atmospheric and consistent releases, Signify indicates a farewell to their psychedelic days and welcomes more diversity into the Porcupine Tree sound. We also get a glimpse of the heavy metal stylings of future albums with the title track. Waiting Phases and Dark Matter are highlights.
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Anesthetize
Prince Purple Rain
Prince Sign o' the Times
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead In Rainbows: From the Basement
Radiohead The King of Limbs: From the Basement
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
After the half-decade since The King of Limbs, Radiohead are back again. They shift their musical focus once more in favor of moody atmospheres and engaging compositions with spacey vibes throughout. The instrumentation includes strings and less emphasis on electronics, recalling the warm yet melancholy qualities of In Rainbows. Despite largely being a downtempo, more ambient affair, there are driving guitars with tense builds like in album highlight "Ful Stop." This is among the best on A Moon Shaped Pool along with "Daydreaming," "True Love Waits," "Present Tense," and "Decks Dark." Sure to be divisive among fans like many recent releases, this takes many listens to fully sink in; A Moon Shaped Pool is Radiohead's most quiet and subtle offering yet. When you give it a chance, it becomes clear that this is counted among the best music of the year.
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Rainbow Rising
Renaissance Ashes Are Burning
Rush 2112
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Signals
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Rush Power Windows
Rush Clockwork Angels
Sigur Ros ( )
Soundgarden Superunknown
Soundtrack (Film) Blade Runner
Soundtrack (Video Game) Bioshock Infinite
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Steven Wilson strays further from progressive rock with his most forward thinking album yet. To The Bone is a colorful, accessible yet diverse rock album that explores the modern age of distorted truths and volatile nature of world affairs in 2017. Steven Wilson doesn't just revel in doom and gloom as one might anticipate him doing, but phases in and out of joyful moments ("Nowhere Now" and "Permanating"), being the most surprising here, and more progressive songs like the title track and "Detonation." Much of To The Bone follows a more straightforward rock pacing, but not without wide shifts in tone and mood. All in all, this is a hugely impressive statement from Wilson. It's an album that hearkens to Porcupine Tree's Stupid Dream in that it has the potential to be enjoyed by anyone, riding the line impressively between going very accessible (at times), and furthering artistry.
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell Live
Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came
Swallow the Sun Hope
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Swans The Seer
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
Tangerine Dream Rubycon
Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair
Testament The New Order
The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Cure Pornography
The Gathering How to Measure a Planet?
The National Cherry Tree
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The National Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice Beggars
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. II: Water
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. III: Air
U2 War
U2 The Unforgettable Fire
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
We Lost the Sea Departure Songs
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.4 superb
Anathema Judgement
Autumn's Grey Solace Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest
Caspian Dust and Disquiet
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Good Son
Novembre Ursa
Ursa is a more patient record than its predecessor The Blue, with less emphasis on genre bending. "Australis," "Umana," "Agathae," and "Fin" are counted with the best songs they ever wrote, lending Ursa to the triumphant feel it exudes for much of the running time. The fluid atmospheres recall bands like Opeth and Katatonia, while sounding just as original. With a masterful command of structure and compelling songwriting ideas, Ursa is among the finest melodic metal records in recent years.
Opeth Watershed
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
From what I've heard of Panopticon before Autumn Eternal, the one-man project has a great run of atmospheric black metal albums exploring a wide range of themes. This is considered his most impressive release yet however, magnificently harnessing the essence of autumn throughout the ghostly atmospheres, particularly within the soothing opener and "Oaks Ablaze". Much of Autumn Eternal balances incredible guitar solos and blasting drums with clean guitar breaks and naturalistic interludes stunningly. A strong discography now has its crowning achievement with the most mature sense of songwriting yet, and has solidified itself as one of the greatest metal albums of the year. Excellent Fall album. For fans of Drukdh, Agalloch, and Opeth.
Slint Spiderland
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Tame Impala Lonerism
The Verve A Storm in Heaven
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
Trespassers William Different Stars

4.3 superb
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
Beck Sea Change
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Coldworld Autumn
After a lengthy eight years of inactivity, Coldworld returns with one of the best metal albums of 2016. Autumn features a plethora of added instrumentation and melodic vocals not heard before from the one-man black metal project. It's reminiscent of last year's Autumn Eternal by Panopticon in this way, even featuring folk instrumentation and female vocals. This makes for a large departure from Coldworld's rawer debut, with Autumn embodying a full range of sounds for a more polished, superior offering that even has moments of optimism, particularly within the post-rock influenced "Womb of Emptiness" and the folkish "The Wind and the Leaves." Coldworld have once again released a masterful modern metal record, one that was well worth the nearly decade long wait.
Cradle of Filth Midian
Damien Rice O
Deafheaven Sunbather
An expansion of the style presented in their debut Roads to Judah, Sunbather defies genre boundaries. The hour blurs by in multi-faceted textures that blend shoegazing, black metal, and post-rock into an incredible whirlwind of sonic brutality and beauty. Crashing drums and tremolo picked guitars alternate with dreamy guitar ambience, beautiful melodies abundant throughout. This magnificent powerhouse demands multiple listens to allow the sheer intensity and emotional power it exudes to fully sink in. As the album cover and title suggest, a perfect album to jam in the summer.
Earthside A Dream In Static
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Enslaved RIITIIR
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes Crack-Up
Crack-Up is a beautiful, adventurous folk album with incredible musical flourishes and diverse instrumentation. The arrangements are more eclectic than anything released before by the band, but their core sound is intact while really progressing as a group. Making Helplessness Blues Part II would've made for plenty success, artistically and commercially, but they've impressively opted to keep innovating in spectacular fashion. Highlights include "Cassius," "I Should See Memphis," "On Another Ocean," "Third of May," and "Crack-Up."
Genesis Nursery Cryme
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain
Gorguts Obscura
Gorillaz Demon Days
Hammock Kenotic
Hammock Stranded Under Endless Sky
John Frusciante Shadows Collide with People
John Frusciante The Empyrean
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Mastodon Leviathan
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Musk Ox Woodfall
My Morning Jacket Z
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence
Opeth Heritage
A major grower, Heritage takes the group into a new direction while still maintaining their sense of musical adventure and dynamic instrumentation.
Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Sand The Dynamic Curve
Saor Aura
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros Takk...
Slowdive Just for a Day
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms
The Gathering Nighttime Birds
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Ghostly atmospheres are abound in Ulver's latest. Being their "pop" album, there are electro-pop melodies, dark synth passages, and even a few bass drops scattered throughout the run time. The lyrics traverse all times of history and mythology, while the music recalls a strange blend of their turn of the millennium records and Wars of the Roses. Garm's vocals are back in full force as well, all making for a resounding meditation on the dark side of history, mythology, and human nature.
Wild Nothing Nocturne

4.2 excellent
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
alt-J An Awesome Wave
Amon Tobin Permutation
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks (Limited Series Soundtrack)
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Beck Midnite Vultures
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Camel The Snow Goose
Chelsea Wolfe Abyss
Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels
Cocteau Twins Victorialand
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees
David Sylvian and Robert Fripp The First Day
Deftones White Pony
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
Exivious Liminal
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Gazpacho Tick Tock
Guthrie Govan Erotic Cakes
Hammock Departure Songs
Hammock Everything and Nothing
Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch Blade Runner 2049
Howls of Ebb The Marrow Veil
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Kate Bush The Dreaming
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Lantlos Melting Sun
Mark Hollis Mark Hollis
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Meshuggah obZen
Modest Mouse Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks
Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
Neurosis Times of Grace
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
No-Man Together We're Stranger
No-Man Schoolyard Ghosts
Novembre Novembrine Waltz
Novembre The Blue
Oceansize Frames
Opeth Deliverance
Ozric Tentacles Jurassic Shift
Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Porcupine Tree Recordings
Porcupine Tree Staircase Infinities
Portal (Cynic) Portal
Prince Around the World in a Day
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Slayer Show No Mercy
Slowdive Slowdive
An excellent collection of dreamy shoegaze tracks, ranging from melancholy to more upbeat. The dual vocals really elevate the songs, and the band have not lost their touch after 20 years.
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Svartidaudi Flesh Cathedral
Swallow the Sun Songs From The North I, II & III
Sweet Trip Velocity : Design : Comfort
Tenhi Kauan
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
The Contortionist Language
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Future Sound of London Dead Cities
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The Pineapple Thief Variations on a Dream
The Verve Urban Hymns
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Ulver Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Yes The Yes Album

4.1 excellent
Anciients Heart of Oak
Beck Odelay
Camel Camel
Coldworld Melancholie
Demilich Nespithe
Electric Wizard We Live
Gates Bloom and Breathe
Gorguts Colored Sands
Kayo Dot Coffins on Io
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Panopticon Roads to the North
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Ride Nowhere
Slayer Hell Awaits
Stella Luna Stargazer
Stevens / Dessner / Muhly / McAlister Planetarium
Planetarium is a wondrous, massive experience that explores ideas of fate, mythology, the solar system, and other big topics. It's not perfect, but the music is consistently engaging while frequently changing genres from ambient ballads, to frantic electronica, to spacey soundscapes, and other styles. It can elicit a range of emotions and reactions from a listener, as these collaborators decided to make something more daring and ambitious than any of their individual projects would allow, at times to a fault. While a bit long-winded and over-indulgent at times, the strengths of Planetarium make it adventurous and highly engaging, being one of the best albums of the year.
Tame Impala Currents
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Pineapple Thief Little Man
The Sword Warp Riders
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
Ulver's latest outing is one that convalesces together elements of psychedelic rock, drone, and ambience into a pulsing, organic entity. It's almost too easy to get lost in the beautiful soundscapes, as well as the dark, trancing noise that permeates the mind. The hypnotic qualities Ulver has explored in the past are brought to the forefront here, showcasing all sides of the band's sound for a truly haunting and emotionally engaging release.
Ulvesang Ulvesang
Various Artists Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings
Vektor Terminal Redux
We Lost the Sea The Quietest Place on Earth

4.0 excellent
10 Years The Autumn Effect
2Pac Me Against the World
2Pac All Eyez on Me
65daysofstatic The Fall of Math
65daysofstatic One Time for All Time
65daysofstatic The Destruction of Small Ideas
A Perfect Circle A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo
AC/DC Highway To Hell
Aeon Spoke Aeon Spoke
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Aerosmith Get Your Wings
Agalloch Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Agalloch Alpha Serpentis
Aghora Aghora
Aghora Formless
Ainulindale Nevrast
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
Alcest Le Secret (Re-release)
Alcest Shelter
Alice in Chains Sap
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
American Football American Football
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs
Amethystium Odonata
Amon Tobin Bricolage
Amon Tobin Adventures In Foam
Amorphous Androgynous The Isness
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema Weather Systems
Anathema The Optimist
An interesting direction to go in, mainly darker and with less accessible songwriting than the previous three albums. The middle few songs are the highlights.
And So I Watch You From Afar And So I Watch You From Afar
Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha
Andy Summers and Robert Fripp I Advance Masked
Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks: Music from the Limited Event Series
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Animals As Leaders The Madness of Many
Animals As Leaders shake up their formula a bit with increased technical playing (if that were even possible) and less hooks overall. The result could be described as mixed, but there are simply too many great moments on here to be considered a disappointment. The opener is one of their most fascinating tracks, beginning the first run of more dissonant, darker sounding compositions than on the debut or The Joy of Motion. This trend only lasts for about the first 1/3 of the album however, as it veers back into more melodic and rewarding territory in the middle. The last three songs are the highlights, with less metal elements making for jazzy, syncopated musical madness to be the focus. The Madness of Many isn't the strongest album from AAL, but takes enough risks and remains fascinating enough to warrant plenty of close listens, as plenty of rewarding details can flicker by quickly.
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire Her
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Arcturus Aspera Hiems Symfonia
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
Arcturus Arcturian
Astronauts Hollow Ponds
Astronauts End Codes
Astronauts are an underappreciated indie band that deserve more attention, and will probably make it big some day. End Codes has a very gentle feel to many of the compositions, but the quirky songwriting is enough to stand out from the rest. While being quirky, much of this band?s music is subtle and restrained. Very much their own sound, the band does a great job of making thoughtful and poignant music while not getting too melancholic, which suits them.
Astronoid Air
One of the better blackgaze albums with hardly any actual black metal elements at all. The songwriting is fairly triumphant and bombastic throughout, being a good example of hard-hitting music that can sound happy and upbeat without getting cheesy. It's a fine line to ride, but select bands can do it, and the results are always fascinating. Astronoid have the songwriting chops to back up such genre-bending decisions as combining thrash metal, dream pop, and whatever else this is. Air almost resembles Melting Sun by Lantlos, if the tempos were three times faster and had catchier sensibilities.
Asya Sergeeva Heart of Winter
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Autumn's Grey Solace Over The Ocean
Autumn's Grey Solace Riverine
Bass Communion Bass Communion
Bass Communion Bass Communion II
Bass Communion Litany
Bathory Bathory
Beck Mutations
Behavior Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Bela Fleck and The Flecktones Live at the Quick
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Wizard New Waste
Blackfield Blackfield
Blackfield Blackfield II
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology
Blue Oyster Cult Agents Of Fortune
Blue Oyster Cult Fire of Unknown Origin
Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny And Mutation
Blur Think Tank
Blur Blur
Blur The Magic Whip
Boring Bathtimes An Otherwise Clouded Mind
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Fight Off Your Demons (The Demos)
Brand New Leaked Demos 2006
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets
Brian Eno Discreet Music
Budgie Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
Can Tago Mago
Candlemass Ancient Dreams
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Catapilla Changes
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
CHON Demo 2008
CHON Newborn Sun
Cliff Martinez Drive
Clint Mansell Moon
Cluster sowiesoso
Cluster and Eno Cluster & Eno
Cocteau Twins Blue Bell Knoll
Cocteau Twins The Moon and the Melodies
Codeine Barely Real
Coil Musick To Play In The Dark
Coil Musick To Play In The Dark 2
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Comus First Utterance
Confessor Condemned
Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches
This is their most fun and seamless release in quite a while. The line-up changes yield their most focused songwriting in years, especially given the centerpiece of twin guitar riffs, harmonies, and soloing throughout.
Cruciamentum Charnel Passages
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darzamat Solfernus' Path
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Bowie Outside
David Bowie Scary Monsters
David Bowie The Next Day
David Bowie No Plan
David Gilmour On An Island
David Julyan The Prestige: Original Score
David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities
David Sylvian Everything and Nothing
David Sylvian Do You Know Me Now?
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven New Bermuda
As the surreal album cover would suggest, New Bermuda is a much darker and more melancholic record than smash hit Sunbather from only two years ago. Soaring dream pop melodies and their most furious black metal yet clash in one of the most diverse records of the year, a passionate, furious, unpredictable journey through all sides of the band's sound thus far. This is not Sunbather Part 2, but a different beast altogether, and serves as a fantastic progression for the young group thus far.
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Leprosy
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Deep Purple Fireball
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Gore
Deftones keep getting better and better, with Gore expertly infusing their crushing metal with tranquil, blissful soundscapes.
Destiny Potato Lun
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dimmu Borgir For All Tid
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast
Dio Holy Diver
Dir En Grey Vulgar
Dir En Grey Withering to Death
Dir En Grey Kisou
Dir En Grey GAUZE
Disemballerina Undertaker
Dissection The Somberlain
DJ Shadow The Private Press
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Awake
dredg El Cielo
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Dungen Skit I Allt
Edge of Sanity The Spectral Sorrows
EL VY Return to the Moon
Electric Wizard Witchcult Today
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Emperor Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
Empyrium Weiland
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Enslaved Isa
Enslaved Monumension
Enslaved In Times
An incredible and diverse listen from start to finish, as usual the opener and closer are among the very best. It's difficult to believe, but even thirteen albums in they pushed their experimentation even further.
Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Ethereal Shroud They Became the Falling Ash
Exivious Exivious
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Explosions in the Sky The Wilderness
The Wilderness signifies important changes for Explosions: most notably, an absence of sonic clutter and a willingness to fearlessly explore new sonic terrain. The band utilizes shorter track lengths lending to a more easily digestible listening experience, while taking their sound into bold new directions. Their musical style welcomes emphases of low end and electronica featured throughout. "Disintegration Anxiety" has stunning bass guitar and "Tangle Formations" is a moment of meditative beauty. "Landing Cliffs" is the real highlight, being one of the most blissful songs of the year. Overall The Wilderness is a diverse and heady post-rock release that should not be missed by fans of the genre, and especially if you thought Explosions were becoming too comfortable repeating past successes.
Failure Fantastic Planet
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Fen Winter
Fleet Foxes Sun Giant
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Foals Antidotes
Foals What Went Down
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Fripp and Eno No Pussyfooting
Fripp and Eno The Equatorial Stars
Garry Schyman Sounds from the Lighthouse (BioShock 2)
Gazpacho Missa Atropos
Gazpacho Demon
Geto Boys The Resurrection
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Ghost Brigade Isolation Songs
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
Giles Corey Giles Corey
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Gordian Knot Gordian Knot
Gordian Knot Emergent
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Picking up where Colored Sands left off, this release sees Gorguts showcase ominous ambient soundscapes juxtaposed with their off kilter brand of death metal wonderfully. The bass tone is also sharp and tasty, a wonderful addition as practically a lead instrument.
Graveworm As The Angels Reach The Beauty
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Grouper A I A
Grouper Water People
Grouper Ruins
Grouper Paradise Valley
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Hammock Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
Hans Zimmer Inception
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Harmonium Harmonium
Harmonium Si on Avait Besoin d'une 5ième Saison
Harmonium L'Heptade
Harold Budd The Pavilion of Dreams
Haruka Nakamura Twilight
Haruomi Hosono/Shigeru Suzuki/Tatsuro Yamashita Pacific
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Heretoir The Circle
Horseback Piedmont Apocrypha
Howls of Ebb Vigils of the 3rd Eye
Incubus Make Yourself
Incubus Morning View
Insomnium In the Halls of Awaiting
Interpol Antics
Interpol El Pintor
Intronaut Void
Intronaut Habitual Levitations
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Isis Celestial
Isis and Aereogramme In The Fishtank 14
Iwan Rheon Dinard
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
Jakob Cale:Drew
Jay-Z The Black Album
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
That bass is so delicious, this band really stepped up their game.
Joe Hisaishi Howl's Moving Castle
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
John Frusciante Inside of Emptiness
John Frusciante Curtains
John Frusciante The Will to Death
John Frusciante To Record Only Water for Ten Days
John Murphy 28 Days Later Soundtrack
John Murphy Sunshine (Soundtrack)
John Williams Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jon Brion Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jonny Greenwood Bodysong
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood OST
Jonny Greenwood The Master OST
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Junkie XL Mad Max: Fury Road
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Kate Bush The Kick Inside
Kate Bush Lionheart
Kate Bush Never for Ever
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Kauan Sorni Nai
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
Be forewarned, Kayo Dot takes the sci-fi aspects of Coffins on Io and turns it up to 11. The band members paint a surreal picture, in the form of the abstract and mind-altering sounds of the future. The music here is dense and unrelentingly dynamic, with no real reprieve until the beautiful outro track. Avant-garde and electronic musical styles, along with the lyrics, conjures forth strange imagery of a decrepit, alien future reminiscent of Bladerunner and the work of David Lynch. Plastic House on Beach of Sky is not a far cry from Coffins..., but embodies an identity of its own with electrifying energy and incredible musicianship.
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
King Crimson Islands
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black
King Crimson The Condensed 21st Century Guide
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things, Volume One
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil
Lantlos Agape
LCD Soundsystem American Dream
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Leviathan Scar Sighted
One of the most discordant and uncomfortable black metal albums I've heard, reminds me of Thantifaxath
Local Natives Hummingbird
Loom (CAN) epyllion
Lost Ubikyst in Apeiron Abstruse Imbeciles Nailed on Slavery
LSD and the Search for God LSD and the Search for God
Lush Spooky
Lush Mad Love
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Makoto Matsushita First Light
"Love Was Really Gone" has one of the most beautiful outros I've ever heard. Stunning stuff
Mamiffer Hirror Enniffer
Mansions Dig Up the Dead
Martin O'Donnell Halo 2, Vol. 2 OST
Martin O'Donnell Halo 2 OST & New Music Volume One
Martin Stig Andersen Limbo (Original Videogame Soundtrack)
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Blood Mountain
maudlin of the Well Odes To Darksome Spring
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Endgame
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah I
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Mew Frengers
Michael Jackson Thriller
Michael Jackson Bad
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson
Mick Gordon Doom
Millicent Waffles Under Dark Blue Blanket
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Misthyrming Söngvar elds og óreiðu
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse Interstate 8
Modest Mouse No One's First, and You're Next
Modest Mouse Night on the Sun
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Mojave 3 Ask Me Tomorrow
Mono You Are There
Morbus Chron A Saunter Through The Shroud
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Motorhead Motörhead
Mouse On The Keys The Flowers of Romance
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine Tremolo
My Bloody Valentine Glider
My Bloody Valentine EPs 1988-1991
My Bloody Valentine m b v
My Morning Jacket At Dawn
My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
Nero di Marte Derivae
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Neun Welten Vergessene Pfade
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Fires Within Fires takes on a more purposeful feel than previous Neurosis albums, being the shortest and most easily digestible from them in many years. This demands a close listen more than anything else, as the subtleties in each track flicker by quickly. Tempos are largely increased here, making for a refreshing groove feel present in many of the heavier moments. The songwriting is top notch as always, feeling massive in scope and is consistently engrossing, with enough new tricks to keep it interesting. Faster songs and a willingness to further explore their calmer odysseys make for their most rewarding release in over a decade. "Reach" is their best song in 10 years.
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds B-Sides & Rarities
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Ninet Tayeb Paper Parachute
"Child" is one of the best rock songs of the year.
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
Nirvana Nevermind
No-Man Returning Jesus
No-Man Speak
No-Man Flowermouth
No-Man All The Blue Changes - An Anthology 1988-2003
No-Man Lovesighs - An Entertainment
No-Man Days in the Trees
Nothing Guilty of Everything
Oado Life Era
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Oceansize Music for Nurses
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
October Falls Marras
Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In Place
Okkervil River Away
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete
Opeth Lamentations
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Our Oceans Our Oceans
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears
Palms Palms
Panopticon Panopticon
Panopticon Collapse
Pantera Cowboys From Hell
Paradise Lost Gothic
Paradise Lost Shades of God
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
Paramore After Laughter
Paramore return after a decent but inconsistent self-titled album that marked a tumultuous time for the band, musically and alongside the Farro brothers' departure. After Laughter is the direct follow-up, and a wholly different effort overall. It's a well focused, massively enjoyable excursion into new wave/synthpop that recalls equal parts Remain in Light and The B-52s. Don't stay stuck in the past, because Paramore are just as great in 2017 as they ever were in the previous decade. Despite nailing a new sound, there is plenty of diversity here. "26" recalls the best of their acoustic ballads, the first four tracks are memorable, brilliant pop hits, and "No Friend" features moody instrumentation over spoken word vocals and emotional lyrics, featuring Aaron Weiss, frontman of art rock band mewithoutYou. Released just in time for blissful summer listening, After Summer is a carefree and original effort from the always reliable pop rockers.
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pestilence Consuming Impulse
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd Pulse
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pink Floyd The Early Singles
Pinkshinyultrablast Everything Else Matters
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Pompeii Loom
Porcupine Tree Voyage 34: The Complete Trip
Porcupine Tree Stars Die: The Delerium Years
Porcupine Tree Nil Recurring
Porcupine Tree Futile
Porcupine Tree We Lost the Skyline
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree Octane Twisted
Porcupine Tree Moonloop
Porcupine Tree Lazarus
Porcupine Tree Transmission IV
Portishead Dummy
Pretend Tapestry'd Life
Prince 1999
Prince Parade
Public Enemy Power to the People and the Beats
Pulp Different Class
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queen Queen II
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
Radiohead Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Radiohead Knives Out
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead 8 Outtakes From Amnesiac
Radiohead The Daily Mail/Staircase
Radiohead In Rainbows Disk 2
Radiohead Supercollider/The Butcher
Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Reflux The Illusion Of Democracy
Renaissance Prologue
Renaissance Turn of the Cards
Rishloo Eidolon
Rishloo Feathergun
Rishloo Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Out of Myself
Riverside Voices In My Head
Riverside Eye of the Soundscape
Riverside emerge from the ashes of tragedy with a compilation double-album of instrumental explorations: some old, some new. Past successes "Rapid Eye Movement" and "Rainbow Box" are treated with remixes, and arguably surpass the originals. Ambient bonus tracks of the previous two albums are included as well. As if all of this content wasn't enough for a tantalizing compilation, four new tracks are also present. Two of them, "Where The River Flows" and the t/t, bookend the album, all four comprised of atmospheric textures with a notable absence of progressive rock or metal flourishes the band have become known for. Overall, the minimal showcasing of guitars here will surprise many fans, but Piotr Grudzi?ski is still honored, just in a different way than one would assume. His contributions possess a subtle, dreamy quality that recall the more thoughtful Riverside compositions. All in all, this serves as a fitting, loving sendoff for Grudzi?ski, as well as an intriguing reminder of the ever-shifting musical qualities of one of the finest modern progressive rock bands.
Robert Fripp A Blessing of Tears: 1995 Soundscapes Vol. 2
Robert Fripp The Gates of Paradise
Robert Fripp Exposure
Robert Fripp The League of Gentlemen
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
Run-D.M.C. Run DMC
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell
Rush Vapor Trails
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Counterparts
Rush Roll the Bones
Rush Presto
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Vapor Trails Remixed
Scale the Summit The Migration
Sepultura Arise
Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
Shpongle Are You Shpongled?
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Sinmara Aphotic Womb
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Decade of Aggression
Slayer South of Heaven
Sleepmakeswaves In Today Already Walks Tomorrow
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Sleepmakeswaves Made Of Breath Only
Sleepmakeswaves go in a proggier direction here, blending technical instrumental prowess with lush guitar work. The standout track "Midnight Sun" encapsulates these ideas stunningly, being an early contender for post-rock song of the year.
Slowdive Slowdive (1990)
Slowdive Morningrise
Slowdive Outside Your Room
Slowdive Blue Day
Slowdive 5
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Social Distortion Social Distortion
Soen Tellurian
Soen Lykaia
Soen continue to find their own voice through Lykaia. With many of their contemporaries changing musical direction or halting progress altogether, it's encouraging to hear a new band provide an excellent contribution to progressive metal. Soen used to wear their influences on their sleeve, but have impressively been moving away from this trend and are sounding more original. Lykaia might sound like Opeth, Riverside, or even Pink Floyd at times, but maintains a distinct voice and stands as an impressive, well above average album for fans of Tool, Katatonia, and other similar groups.
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Soundtrack (Film) Pulp Fiction
Soundtrack (Film) Garden State
Soundtrack (Film) The Royal Tenenbaums
Soundtrack (Film) The Matrix
Soundtrack (Film) The Darjeeling Limited
Soundtrack (Film) Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Soundtrack (Film) 28 Days Later
Soundtrack (Television) The Legend of Korra: Book One
Soundtrack (Video Game) Mass Effect 2
Soundtrack (Video Game) The Orange Box
Soundtrack (Video Game) Fallout 3
Spastic Ink Ink Complete
Stargazer A Merging to the Boundless
Steven Wilson Cover Version
Steven Wilson Drive Home
Steven Wilson Transience
Stiu Nu Stiu Ultra Silvam
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Suede Dog Man Star
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold
Swallow the Sun Plague Of Butterflies
Swallow the Sun New Moon
Swans The Great Annihilator
Swans Children of God
Swans The Burning World
Swans Love of Life
Swans Various Failures
Swans To Be Kind
Swans The Glowing Man
Meditative and hypnotic, The Glowing Man possesses even less traditional song structures than the band's previous efforts. It contains more serene soundscapes than To Be Kind, with no bangers in the form of "Oxygen" to be found. Some nods toward their gothic past take the form of the shorter tracks, while longer epics require the listener's full patience to completely absorb. It bears a few too many similarities to To Be Kind, but The Glowing Man stands as a fantastic outing nonetheless, and one of the highlights of the year.
Sylvaine Wistful
Wistful is an album that develops beautifully throughout. The angelic vocal layers are a huge strength, making for a meditative listening experience despite some of the bombast. Neige from Alcest is behind the instrumentation, lending this to feel almost like a companion album to his band. Highly recommended for fans of Alcest, and of atmospheric music in general.
T2 It'll All Work Out in Boomland
Tame Impala Currents B-Sides & Remixes
Tears for Fears The Hurting
TesseracT Concealing Fate
Testament Practice What You Preach
Testament The Legacy
The Agonist Prisoners
The Angels of Light New Mother
The Beach Boys Smiley Smile
The Beach Boys Sunflower
The Beach Boys Wild Honey
The Beatles Let It Be
The Contortionist Clairvoyant
A solid and enjoyable follow-up to Language, if a bit less compelling overall. The middle section of songs are the most adventurous and memorable. There is plenty of excellent songwriting and soaring melodies here, but the song structures themselves don't quite develop with as much punch or impact as I feel like they could. A couple tracks are also almost too straightforward, but everything still works well.
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Cure Faith
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Future Sound of London ISDN
The Future Sound of London The Isness
The Future Sound of London Cascade
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms (Paths)
The Future Sound of London My Kingdom
The Gathering Mandylion
The Great Old Ones Al Azif
The Jezabels Prisoner
The Jezabels The Brink
The Jezabels Synthia
Synthia contains elements from all kinds of musical styles like dance and electronica, providing interesting results behind the anthemic indie rock sound. This certainly is a gripping listen, with a lot of dimensions to it including vulnerability, love, loss, and triumph. It's not quite as straightforward as the band's previous two albums, and feels more urgent overall. Everything comes together and feels strange yet beautiful, with moments of irony lending to the personality the band have shown to possess. Synthia shows an alternative band continuing to grow into themselves, delivering an impassioned exercise in social issues, heartbreak, and naked emotion.
The Killers Hot Fuss
The National The Virginia EP
The National Abel
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
The Pineapple Thief 137
The Pineapple Thief Abducting the Unicorn
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
The Police The Police
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The Strokes Is This It
The Verve A Northern Soul
The War on Drugs Future Weather
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Another excellent The War on Drugs album, despite some familiar elements. I can't help but think at times that this style is going to run out of steam soon, but for now it's still going strong with some of the band's best cuts to date including "Thinking of a Place," "Strangest Thing," "Pain," and "In Chains."
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice Anthology
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. I: Fire
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
This might not be among their best, but this is Thrice delivering some solidly catchy songs. Unfortunately some potential is lost in generic moments of tracks like "Stay With Me," "Wake Up," and "Blood on the Sand," particularly in the choruses. There are a few highlights here worth giving multiple listens to, like "Death From Above," "The Long Defeat/Seneca," and "Hurricane." To Be Everywhere is to be Nowhere sounds like a move towards the mainstream, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the post-hardcore influences of the past are practically nonexistent here. Strong tracks like the aforementioned highlights, as well as "The Window" and "Salt and Shadow" mean the band are still pumping out high quality music with topical lyrics, emotional resonance, and instrumental prowess.
Throes of Dawn Quicksilver Clouds
Tim Bowness Lost in the Ghost Light
Very enjoyable, atmospheric prog rock album for fans of Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree.
Toby Driver Madonnawhore
A dreamy collection of ambient guitar pieces, making for Toby Driver's most intimate (and accessible) offering yet. Everything about Madonnawhore feels loose and fleeting. Sparse drumming comes in at times to support the floaty guitars and vocals, and the sounds create a beautiful ambience fully realized from the quieter moments of Driver's bands Maudlin of the Well and Kayo Dot.
Toby Driver Live at Roulette, March 2017
Tool Undertow
Tool Salival
Tortoise TNT
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Gone Girl
U2 Achtung Baby
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 Boy
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Ulver Svidd Neger OST
Ulver Lyckantropen Themes OST
Ulver Teachings In Silence
Ulver Silence Teaches You How to Sing EP
Ulver Silencing the Singing
Ulver The Norwegian National Opera
Ulver Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
Unwound New Plastic Ideas
Vali Forlatt
Vali Skogslandskap
Van Halen Van Halen
Various Artists Der Wanderer über Dem Nebelmeer
Vaura The Missing
Vuvr Pilgrimage
Watchtower Energetic Disassembly
Watchtower Control and Resistance
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer
White Zombie Astro Creep: 2000
White Zombie La Sexorcisto-Devil Music Vol. 1
Wilco A Ghost is Born
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
Woods City Sun Eater In The River Of Light
One of the more fun records of a depressing yet musically brilliant year, Woods put out one of the best indie rock records of the year. This has psychedelia, personality, and varied instrumentation aplenty to keep things interesting. It's different enough from other bands that make it very replayable as well, with the music serving a variety of functions, be it a cookout, study music, or a drive through the sweltering desert.
X Japan Art of Life
Yes Relayer
Yes Drama
Yes Classic Yes
Yndi Halda Under Summer
After ten years, Yndi Halda return with a beautiful debut album perfect for the month of summer. While some musical passages might go on longer than they need to, the build-ups are handled well, crescendoing into gorgeous soundscapes and bursts of energy. There just enough vocals to add color without overpowering the instrumental focus. Overall they are used rarely and effectively, especially adding to the beauty of the album's first few minutes. Violins and other strings give a classical feel reminiscent of Sigur Ros. While not quite reaching the heights of Enjoy Eternal Bliss from a decade before, Under Summer can be counted among the essential post-rock albums of the year.
Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside...
Yo La Tengo Painful
Yuri Gagarin At The Center Of All Infinity

3.9 excellent
Beck Morning Phase

3.8 excellent
alt-J Relaxer
Alt-J mature and expand their songwriting for rewarding results.
Beck Colors
Upbeat almost to a fault, Colors finds Beck return to writing pop rock hits for the first time in nearly a decade. This is yet another new direction however, with glossy, modern production and pop hooks galore. While a bit one dimensional in this way, the songs are diverse enough to keep attention for the 40 minute run time.
Black Sabbath 13
Blur Parklife
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
David Bowie Heathen
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Fen Carrion Skies
Fields of the Nephilim The Nephilim
Foals Holy Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Mastodon The Hunter
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Your Funeral... My Trial
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
No-Man Loveblows & Lovecries
Old Man's Child Slaves Of The World
Opeth Sorceress
Naturalistic vibes and explorative songwriting galore, Sorceress emphasizes adventure above all else. It manifests a warm, yet occult atmosphere, particularly within the gorgeous "Sorceress 2" and colorful "The Wilde Flowers." The unpredictable qualities of Watershed and Heritage are certainly intact, especially regarding the instrumentation; don't be surprised when a rollicking progressive metal jam fully transforms into beautiful musical passages of acoustic guitar pluckings and ethereal mellotrons. There are unfortunately some bland lyrics similar to the weaker moments of Pale Communion, but vocals are improved with Akerfeldt giving his best performance in a decade. While Sorceress may be too disjointed or tranquil for some, Opeth nevertheless continue developing their new musical styles triumphantly.
Paradise Lost In Requiem
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Riverside Rapid Eye Movement
Scale the Summit The Collective
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Submotion Orchestra Fragments
Swallow the Sun Emerald Forest and the Blackbird
TesseracT One
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dear Hunter Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
The Sword Gods of the Earth
Vektor Outer Isolation
Vildhjarta Masstaden

3.7 great
Anathema Eternity
Anciients Voice of the Void
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Arcturus Sideshow Symphonies
Beck Guero
Behemoth And the Forests Dream Eternally
Behemoth The Satanist
Brand New 3 Demos, Reworked
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Brian Eno and David Byrne Everything that Happens Will Happen Today
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
CHON Homey
Blissful summer jams with beautiful guitar work and some interesting electronic elements as well.
David Gilmour Rattle That Lock
Death Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Deftones Deftones
Electric Wizard Time to Die
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Gates Parallel Lives
Gazpacho March of Ghosts
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
An enjoyable, if slightly unmemorable series of experiments
Hammock Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Isis Mosquito Control
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
Meshuggah None
NeraNature Foresting Wounds
Nest (FIN) Woodsmoke
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Pond (AUS) Man, It Feels like Space Again
Pulp His 'n' Hers
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Suede Suede
Tartar Lamb Polyimage of Known Exits
Team Sleep Team Sleep
The Killers Sam's Town
The Pineapple Thief Your Wilderness
The Sword Age of Winters
U2 October
U2 No Line on the Horizon
Vaura Selenelion
Vektor Black Future
Wild Nothing Gemini
Young the Giant Young the Giant

3.6 great
alt-J This Is All Yours
Blackfield Blackfield V
The songs serve as a series of brief vignettes that together form a sweeping art rock musical concept about the cycles of life relating to the ocean. It cleverly builds to the impressive ending few songs, recalling Porcupine Tree while launching Blackfield back into the hearts of fans who may have been disappointed by WTMDNA and IV.
Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Emperor of Sand signifies more excellent, mind-bending metal from prog giants Mastodon. There's not a whole lot that's new to be said for the band in 2017, as they continue down the path that really began with The Hunter. Some moments hearken to Crack the Skye and Blood Mountain, but this is mostly a further excursion into what they've been doing in a more classic metal sounding approach.
Neurosis The Word as Law
Swallow the Sun Ghosts Of Loss
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise

3.5 great
10 Years Minus the Machine
2814 新しい日の誕生
65daysofstatic We Were Exploding Anyway
65daysofstatic Wild Light
65daysofstatic No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite...
65daysofstatic No Man's Sky: Soundscapes
A Perfect Circle Three Sixty
Abigail Williams Becoming
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC Back In Black
AC/DC Let There Be Rock
AC/DC For Those About To Rock We Salute You
Aeon Spoke Above the Buried Cry
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
After the Burial Forging a Future Self
After the Burial Rareform
After the Burial In Dreams
Alcest Tristesse Hivernale
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
Alice Cooper Killer
Alice Cooper School's Out
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Anathema The Silent Enigma
Anathema Distant Satellites
Andy Summers and Robert Fripp Bewitched
Anubis Hitchhiking to Byzantium
Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Lab... Portal 2: Songs to Test By
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
Ashbringer Yūgen
Astronoid Stargazer
At the Gates The Red in the Sky Is Ours
At the Gates Gardens of Grief
Audioslave Audioslave
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
The melodic sections are a welcome break from August Burns Red's trademark sound. Overall, this is just as good as R&R, with some longer tracks and a welcome guest appearance from A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon.
Bass Communion Ghosts on Magnetic Tape
Bass Communion Molotov And Haze
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Battle Tapes Polygon
Beck Mellow Gold
Beck Modern Guilt
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
Behemoth Grom
Behemoth Satanica
Behemoth Evangelion
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Big Thief Masterpiece
Black Peaks Statues
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Black Sabbath The End
Black Wing ...Is Doomed
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult Spectres
Blue Oyster Cult Cultosaurus Erectus
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Boston Boston
Botanist Hammer of Botany
Brian Eno Music For Films
Brian Eno Thursday Afternoon
Brian Wilson Brian Wilson
Candlemass Candlemass
Candlemass King of the Grey Islands
Cannibal Corpse Gore Obsessed
Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Carter Burwell In Bruges
Ceterum Fathom
Cheatahs Cheatahs
CHON Woohoo!
Christopher Lee A Heavy Metal Christmas
Christopher Lee Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
Circle of Contempt Artifacts in Motion
Circle of Contempt Entwine the Threads
Circle of Contempt Structures for Creation
Cloudkicker Beacons
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Live with Intronaut
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldplay The Blue Room
Coldplay Prospekt's March
Covenant Northern Light
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day
Cradle of Filth Lovecraft & Witch Hearts
Cradle of Filth Bitter Suites to Succubi
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cradle of Filth The Manticore and Other Horrors
Creepers Lush
Crosses Crosses
Cynic Re-Traced
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
David Bowie Reality
David Bowie Hours
David Bowie Lodger
David Sylvian Blemish
Deafheaven 2010 Demo
Death Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones B-Sides and Rarities
Deicide Deicide
Dimmu Borgir Death Cult Armageddon
Dir En Grey The Marrow of a Bone
Divine Ratio Split By Unity
Dr. Dre 2001
Dr. Dre Compton
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Greatest Hit
Effigy (FRC) Black Is Now the Sun
Electric Wizard Let Us Prey
Electric Wizard Electric Wizard
Electric Wizard Black Masses
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Enslaved Vikingligr Veldi
Enslaved Mardraum - Beyond the Within
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Fuath I
Gazpacho Molok
As if this band couldn't get any quirkier. Molok plays out as a bombastic musical journey, with swelling instrumentation and dreamy, ethereal soundscapes throughout. Despite being very much a Gazpacho album, it manages to sound largely different from everything else they've done. The concept is interesting and ambitious as always, which is up to the listener to follow and experience for themselves. A charming and diverse listen, as always from the Norwegian rockers.
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Grimes Visions
Guns N' Roses G N' R Lies
Haken The Mountain
Hammock Oblivion Hymns
Hammock Mysterium
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Heart Little Queen
Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Isis The Red Sea
Isis SGNL>05
Jay-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Jay-Z Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
Jim James Regions of Light and Sound of God
Jim James Eternally Even
John Frusciante Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt
John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
John Haughm +46° 17' 36​.​30", -124° 4' 20​.​13"
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Karl Sanders Saurian Meditation
Kaura That Which Defines Us
Kayo Dot Stained Glass
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kevin Morby Singing Saw
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
King Crimson Beat
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O Are You Land Or Water
Korn Korn
Korn Issues
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Follow the Leader
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Lantlos Lantlos
Laraaji Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker
Liturgy Renihilation
Love Da Capo
Love, Robot Rebuild | Rebirth
Lunatic Soul Lunatic Soul
Lush Scar
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds
Mammoth Deviations
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood
Martin O'Donnell Halo: Reach OST
Martin O'Donnell Destiny OST
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth United Abominations
Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah Rare Trax
Metallica Metallica
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
MGMT Time to Pretend
MGMT Congratulations
Michael Jackson Dangerous
Minus the Bear Bands Like It When You Yell YAR at Them
Minus the Bear This is What I Know About Being Gigantic
Minus the Bear Lost Loves
Modest Mouse Sad Sappy Sucker
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbus Chron Sleepers in the Rift
Mushroomhead XIII
My Bloody Valentine Ecstasy and Wine
My Bloody Valentine Feed Me with Your Kiss
My Morning Jacket The Tennessee Fire
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket Circuital
N.W.A. Niggaz4Life
Napalm Death Time Waits for No Slave
Napalm Death Utilitarian
Neil Davidge Halo 4 Original Soundtrack
Nero di Marte Nero di Marte
Nest (FIN) Hidden Stream
Nest (FIN) Fabled Lore
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Nocturama
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead
Nile Black Seeds of Vengeance
Nirvana Bleach
Nirvana Incesticide
No-Man Wild Opera
No-Man Heaven Taste
Old Man's Child Vermin
Old Man's Child Revelation 666
Oneohtrix Point Never Rifts
Opeth Apostle in Triumph
Opeth Pale Communion
Diverse, emotional, and at times heavy, this is Heritage taken in a new and interesting direction, but manages to sound completely different. Very proggy and wonderful.
Opeth Book of Opeth EP
Oriya Light To Dark
Ozzy Osbourne No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Panopticon On the Subject of Mortality
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Paradise Lost One Second
Paramore Riot!
Paramore The Summer Tic
Paramore Singles Club
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Parkway Drive Horizons
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Pinkshinyultrablast Happy Songs For Happy Zombies
Pity Sex Dark World
Pond (AUS) Frond
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Porcupine Tree Metanoia
Porcupine Tree Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape
Porcupine Tree Insignificance
Prince Dirty Mind
Prisma Collusion
While very derivative of Tool, there's some very worthwhile material on here, with the climax of the second track being a prime example.
Puscifer Conditions of My Parole
Puscifer Money Shot
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Queens of the Stone Age decide to take a left turn, which isn't a surprise for the shape-shifting rock band, but results in some regression. Villains too often feels like they took the ideas of "Smooth Sailing," a very good song, and stretched them out to an entire album. This results in guitar riff-centered dance rock songs with witty lyrics, some of which work and some don't. Queens... shouldn't need to repeat what worked in the past to make excellent music, but the brief moments that remind of ...Like Clockwork in Fortress and Hideaway are the most rewarding qualities this has. There are plenty of other enjoyable moments, like most of The Evil has Landed and the middle few songs. Doesn't hold a candle to ...Like Clockwork, but still a very good listen overall.
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Radiohead Go to Sleep
Radiohead My Iron Lung
Radiohead COM LAG (2plus2isfive)
Radiohead Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Radiohead TKOL RMX 1234567
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Riverside O2 Panic Room
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Riverside Memories In My Head
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rob Zombie The Sinister Urge
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raising Sand
Roger Waters The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
Roger Waters Is This The Life We Really Want?
Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters joins with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for an impassioned expression of the current state of affairs in the world. There are some beautiful arrangements on here, but the album suffers from a bit of an identity crisis in the middle run of songs. Lyrically you definitely feel the passion and message Waters is projecting throughout, for whoever is in the mood for outcry about modern times and global conflict. This isn't just complaining about world affairs, it is a call to respond, and for that function it accomplishes that goal well.
Run-D.M.C. King Of Rock
Rush Rush
Rush Test for Echo
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Slowdive Holding Our Breath
Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
Soen Cognitive
Soundtrack (Film) The Crow
Soundtrack (Film) Juno
Soundtrack (Film) Run Lola Run
Soundtrack (Film) Django Unchained
Soundtrack (Theatre) Phantom of the Opera [Highlights]
Soundtrack (Video Game) Infamous
Soundtrack (Video Game) Mass Effect
Soundtrack (Video Game) Fallout: New Vegas
Spiral Architect A Sceptic's Universe
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Steven Wilson Unreleased Electronic Music Vol. 1
Stray (UK-LON) Paradise
Submotion Orchestra Alium
Sufjan Stevens Songs For Christmas
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Talk Talk It's My Life
Tartar Lamb Sixty Metonymies
Temple of Thieves Passing Through the Zer0s
Tenacious D Tenacious D
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
Testament Souls of Black
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The 69 Eyes Back In Blood
The Agonist Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
The Drones Feelin Kinda Free
The Night Watch The Night Watch
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
The Pineapple Thief Magnolia
The Runaways The Runaways
The Sword Apocryphon
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Thulcandra Fallen Angel's Dominion
Thulcandra Under a Frozen Sun
Thulcandra Ascension Lost
Toby Driver In the L..L..Library Loft
Tool Opiate
Tool 72826
Trigger the Bloodshed Degenerate
Twisted Sister Stay Hungry
Tycho Epoch
U2 Pop
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2 Zooropa
Ulver Metamorphosis
Ulver Childhood's End
Ulver Oddities and Rarities #1
Ulver Riverhead OST
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath Define the Great Line
Venom Welcome to Hell
Votum :KTONIK:
We the Wild From The Cities We Fled
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force
yodaka yodaka
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter
Young the Giant Home Of The Strange
ZZ Top Eliminator

3.4 great
Bring Me The Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death

3.3 great
Beck The Information
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Blur Leisure
Bullet For My Valentine Hand of Blood
David Bowie Earthling
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Local Natives Sunlit Youth
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah Koloss
Modest Mouse The Fruit That Ate Itself
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
NeraNature Disorders
Neurosis Pain of Mind
Paramore Paramore
Sigur Ros Von
TesseracT Altered State
The Pineapple Thief All the Wars
Weezer The White Album

3.2 good
Arctic Monkeys AM
Blur The Great Escape
Cheatahs Sunne
Coldplay X & Y
David Bowie Let's Dance
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Moving Mountains Waves
Myrkur M
Nest (FIN) Mietteitä
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. IV: Earth
U2 Songs of Innocence

3.1 good
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie

3.0 good
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Abigail Williams In the Absence of Light
Abigail Williams The Accuser
AC/DC Black Ice
Aeon Spoke Nothing
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
Alestorm Leviathan
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Alestorm Back Through Time
Alice Cooper Along Came a Spider
All That Remains This Darkened Heart
All That Remains Overcome
Anathema Serenades
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atoms for Peace Amok
Audioslave Out of Exile
Audioslave Revelations
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Leveler
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen: Resurrected
Avril Lavigne Under My Skin
Behemoth The Apostasy
Beneath The Sky In Loving Memory
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy
Black Sabbath Tyr
Black Sabbath Cross Purposes
Blackfield Welcome To My DNA
Blackfield Blackfield IV
Blessthefall Witness
Blessthefall Awakening
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Blue Oyster Cult Mirrors
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest
Candlemass Lucifer Rising
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Carnifex Hell Chose Me
Carnifex Until I Feel Nothing
Chelsea Grin Evolve
Chelsea Grin Ashes to Ashes
Christopher Lee Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross
Cloudkicker Subsume
Coldplay Kaleidoscope
Cradle of Filth From the Cradle to Enslave
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Cradle of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
Darkthrone Hate Them
David Bowie Black Tie White Noise
David Sylvian Manafon
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
DevilDriver Beast
Dissection Reinkaos
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed Indestructible
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
ERRA Impulse
Escape the Fate There's No Sympathy for the Dead
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
Evanescence Fallen
Evanescence The Open Door
Evanescence Evanescence
Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A
Eyes Set To Kill Reach
Fit for an Autopsy The Process of Human Extermination
Foo Fighters One by One
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia
Ghost (SWE) If You Have Ghost
Ghost (SWE) Popestar
Ghoulgotha The Deathmass Cloak
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Haken Visions
Haken Affinity
Himsa Summon In Thunder
Horseback Dead Ringers
In This Moment Beautiful Tragedy
In This Moment The Dream
In This Moment A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Jamie xx In Colour
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
John Frusciante Smile from the Streets You Hold
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Katy Perry One of the Boys
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
Korn Untouchables
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Lamb of God Wrath
Lamb of God Resolution
Liturgy Aesthethica
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth Hidden Treasures
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Megadeth Dystopia
Meshuggah The True Human Design
Meshuggah Psykisk Testbild
Meshuggah Selfcaged
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Michael Jackson This Is It
Murderdolls Beyond The Valley of the Murderdolls
Myrkur Myrkur
Nile Ithyphallic
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
Opeth Burden
Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin
Ozzy Osbourne Ozzmosis
Pantera Reinventing The Steel
Pantera Power Metal
Paradise Lost Lost Paradise
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Periphery Icarus
Periphery Clear
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Pink Floyd More
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pity Sex Feast of Love
Powerman 5000 True Force
Prince Batman
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley
Rob Zombie Educated Horses
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Run-D.M.C. Down With The King
Scale the Summit Monument
Scale the Summit V
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Silverstein Transitions
Six Feet Under Maximum Violence
Six Feet Under Undead
SKATERS Manhattan
Slayer Divine Intervention
Slayer Eternal Pyre
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Snoop Dogg Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$
Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Soundgarden King Animal
Soundtrack (Film) Twilight Official Soundtrack
Soundtrack (Film) Nightmare Revisited
Soundtrack (Film) The Hunger Games
Soundtrack (Film) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Talk Talk The Party's Over
Taylor Swift 1989
Testament The Ritual
The Agonist Once Only Imagined
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Black Keys El Camino
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The National The National
The Zombies Begin Here
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thrice Identity Crisis
Toby Driver Ichneumonidae (Official Soundtrack)
Trickfinger Trickfinger
U2 Rattle and Hum
U2 Original Soundtracks 1 (As Passengers)
Underoath The Changing of Times
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
Veil of Maya [id]
Volumes Via
Walk the Moon Walk the Moon
Wavves King of the Beach
We Lost the Sea Crimea
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer The Green Album
Weezer Hurley
White Zombie Make Them Die Slowly
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Wild Nothing Life of Pause
While Life of Pause perhaps lacks as much depth as Wild Nothing's previous releases, this is still a fairly enjoyable and blissfully nostalgic sounding record. The songwriting and lush production job channels the likes of Slowdive and The Cure in the best ways. "Life of Pause," "Alien," and "To Know You" is perhaps the band's finest trifecta of songs yet. Overall this is a fun, diverse dream pop record that deserves multiple listens to fully sink in and appreciate.
Will Smith Willennium
Will Smith Lost and Found
Will Smith Greatest Hits

2.8 good
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha

2.7 average
Kayo Dot Coyote
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Six Feet Under Unborn
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
TesseracT Polaris
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
The Agonist Eye of Providence
The Killers Day & Age

2.6 average
Cloudkicker The Discovery
The Sword High Country

2.5 average
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day To Remember Homesick
A Day To Remember What Separates Me from You
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
All That Remains ...For We Are Many
Arsonists Get All the Girls The Game Of Life
As I Lay Dying Decas
As I Lay Dying Awakened
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Avril Lavigne Let Go
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing
Avril Lavigne Goodbye Lullaby
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Black Tongue The Unconquerable Dark
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Carnifex Dead in My Arms
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin My Damnation
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Cradle of Filth Evermore Darkly
Darkthrone Goatlord
DevilDriver DevilDriver
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Disturbed Asylum
Disturbed Immortalized
Gorillaz Humanz
The biggest problem with Humanz lies in how underdeveloped so much of the material sounds. Half-baked trip-hop ideas aplenty, and too many of the songs fly by, hardly leaving much of an impression. "Ascension" and "Carnival" are listenable, but don't really go anywhere beyond what you hear in their first 15-30 seconds. "Charger" is good and sees an appropriate use of a collaboration, and "Busted and Blue" is slower and more atmospheric than the rest, an album highlight, along with the banger "Andromeda." Unfortunately though, most of the tracks lack enough interesting elements that made much of their first three albums so rewarding to listen to. There are many guest appearances, which makes the underwhelming nature of this even more disappointing. Some of them are even the worst and most grating moments of the album, like the screeching vocals in "Momentz" and Danny Brown's appearance in "Submission." I've never been a fan of breaking up an average length album like Humanz (40-50 minutes) with a 10 second interlude every two songs, and the real songs being short much of the time all makes for a pretty underwhelming experience. Still, there is some enjoyable sounds throughout, especially the deluxe bonus tracks. You just have to get past a good amount of filler and interludes to find them.
Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
I Declare War I Declare War
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
John Frusciante PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Korn See You on the Other Side
Korn MTV Unplugged: Korn
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Lacuna Coil Shallow Life
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Liturgy The Ark Work
Beautiful melodies and harmonies alongside a fantastic drumming performance are the best parts of The Ark Work, while monotonous vocals and muddled production mar the overall potential.
Machine Head The Burning Red
Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Metallica Load
Miss May I Apologies Are for the Weak
Miss May I Monument
Murderdolls Women and Children Last
Novembers Doom Amid Its Hallowed Mirth
Oceano Ascendants
Ozzy Osbourne Down to Earth
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
Panopticon Social Disservices
Panopticon Kentucky
Parkway Drive Atlas
Powerman 5000 Transform
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
Seether Disclaimer II
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Six Feet Under Bringer of Blood
Six Feet Under Death Rituals
Slayer God Hates Us All
Slayer Undisputed Attitude
Slayer Repentless
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Some very strong moments can't disguise the fact that almost none of these songs completely work on their own, which is a shame given the inclusion of some great instrumental sections and many interesting ideas. They also really need to write better lyrics.
Snoop Dogg Bush
Snoop Lion Reincarnated
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence (EP)
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
The Black Keys Turn Blue
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Times of Grace The Hymn of a Broken Man
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Will Smith Big Willie Style
Will Smith Born To Reign
Zedd True Colors

2.3 average
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Bring Me The Horizon That's the Spirit
Wetting myself in anticipation to hear Oli Sykes go full-on Chester Bennington here. Reviews for this will probably talk about the how the band has "matured" just because they decided to nix the riffs and dynamics for synth ambience and pop hooks instead. Personally though AOTY 2/5
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Metallica St. Anger
TesseracT Perspective
Weezer The Red Album

2.2 poor
Arcade Fire Everything Now
Like Humanz by Gorillaz from earlier this year, Everything Now by Arcade Fire is a major low for a once incredible band. The mainstream 80s dance rock sound reaches modern The Killers-level banality here, with especially poor lyrics and singing performances. One of the laziest albums I've ever heard from a favorite band of mine, as much as it pains me to say it.

2.0 poor
Adrenaline Mob Omerta
All That Remains Behind Silence and Solitude
All That Remains The Order of Things
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Black Sabbath Born Again
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Black Sabbath Forbidden
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bullet For My Valentine Venom
Louder and thrashier than Temper Temper, but more or less same **** different day
Carnifex The Diseased and Poisoned
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Disturbed The Sickness
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Gorillaz The Fall
John Frusciante Enclosure
Judas Priest Jugulator
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn Untitled
Korn All Mixed Up
Korn The Path of Totality
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Machine Head Supercharger
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth Super Collider
Metallica Reload
Oceano Depths
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Parkway Drive Ire
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Periphery perhaps come too hot on the heels of the Juggernaut albums with their weakest release yet. The first song sounds like a joke, especially Spencer's contributions. Motormouth has a badass Koloss by Meshuggah sounding breakdown, but other than that lacks memorability. Most of the tracks follow the same way in one form or another, as the band could really benefit from being more melodic. They need to focus on something for a bit, instead of drastically changing what's happening in the song every minute or two. Habitual Line-Stepper is the worst offender in that regard, at least having a cool melodic guitar section. Remain Indoors is the only track on here I can stand all the way through. The rest all annoy in one way or another due to unmemorable songwriting and cheesy pop elements (especially the second half). Spencer's singing is neither better nor worse than the previous releases, and while the lyrics aren't awful, they don't exactly help either. A disappointing lack of inspiration is obvious, and I can only recommend this to the most loyal of fans.
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me
Some decent solos and a few cool moments can't save this overblown, repetitive-ass album from the depths of mediocrity. From the constant chugging and breakdowns to the out of place blast beats to the painful lyrics, this is true commercial diarrhea for a scene that really needs to die already. 1.8/5
Weezer Make Believe
Weezer Raditude
Whitechapel Recorrupted

1.5 very poor
Aiden Conviction
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Avenged Sevenfold further alienate their fanbase by releasing a shamelessly unoriginal rip-off of classic hard rock and heavy metal bands. Granted they've always done that to some degree, but the band really show how little shame they have here. Hail... stands as being largely void of substance or inspiration, so much that it boggles the mind. Arin Ilejay's talent with the sticks is squandered for a disappointingly bland and monotonous drumming performance throughout. The music itself isn't terrible, other than the ever-pervading stagnation and unoriginality. The singing is the least annoying of any of their albums at least, and the guitar work can be interesting if I have to name some positives. Heretic and Coming Home are the most worthwhile tracks.
Black Tongue Born Hanged
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
Cradle of Filth Midnight in the Labyrinth
Drop Dead, Gorgeous In Vogue
Escape the Fate Escape the Fate
Linkin Park Reanimation
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight

1.0 awful
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
Hello Kitty Suicide Club ^_^
Maroon 5 V

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