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5.0 classic
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Converge Jane Doe
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Dear future girlfriends of Daryl Palumbo, don't fuck with him. Besides the fact that this album contains some of the best post-hardcore riffs and overall songwriting, Daryl Palumbo makes this record what it is with his lyrics and sheer intensity. Lyrical standouts such as "I don't give a f.uck about your dignity, that's the bastard in me," show you how much ruthless emotion when through Daryl while recording this album. This album did wonders for the post-hardcore genre, it in turn, influenced bands such as Finch among others. GlassJAw has changed my life for the better and I can't say that about many other bands. It's only a matter of time before it changes yours.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Radiohead OK Computer
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
The Antlers Hospice
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
This album shattered the limits of technicality, erased anyone's thought of a standard time signature, and broke a few metronomes. Calculating Infinity was the first significant release in the genre it is presented in. The lyrics are meaningful, the musicianship is ridiculous and blended together, it creates an utter masterpiece. This album will not be for everyone, but everyone should at least appreciate the edge at which they took music to. "What pawns we have become in this bland little play" no more, for it is no longer bland thanks to Dillinger's groundbreaking release Calculating Infinity.
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2 (Re-release)
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
Tool Ænima

4.5 superb
A Place to Bury Strangers Exploding Head
Ampere / Daitro Split
Andrew Bird The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
Animal Collective Feels
Arcade Fire Reflektor
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
Baths Obsidian
Battles Mirrored
Beach House Teen Dream
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Boredoms Super Ae
Botch We Are the Romans
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Science Fiction
Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
Cap'n Jazz Analphabetapolothology
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Choking Victim No Gods, No Managers
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge I Can Tell You About Pain
Cursive The Ugly Organ
Cursive Domestica
Cursive I Am Gemini
Cynic Traced in Air
Daft Punk Discovery
Daitro / Sed Non Satiata Split
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel
Deadmau5 4x4=12
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deerhunter Cryptograms
Deftones White Pony
Destroyer Kaputt
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Do Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Envy A Dead Sinking Story
I cannot comprehend the Japanese dialect, but I can comprehend good music when I hear it. The flow is seamless as the songs transition into their majestic ride of raging emotions. The guitar work is thick at times, strumming mercilessly into infinite chaos, but there are moments where it is serene and captivating. The drumming is incredibly effective and the bass provides a dense backbone. These guys love what they do and love to show their abilities. "A Dead Sinking Story" will be a record I hold onto for a long time simply because it is an incredible piece of music and art.
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Future Islands Singles
Future Islands In Evening Air
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
GY!BE are the modern day composers of the past. They create an orchestra of sound just using modern day and older instruments clashing together to create one sound. Excellent homework music or music that can cater to focusing on a particular project. Who needs lyrics when you have beauty in the music itself. Superb.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Somewhere within the home recordings of Grizzly Bear lurks an untouched comfort zone. Enter Grizzly Bear's latest release, Yellow House, which is a complex, cohesive, and cozy lo-fi indie-rock album. With haunting vocal harmonies paving the way, acoustic and electric guitars meticulously create a challenging, jaw-dropping record. Songs like "The Knife" and "On a Neck, On a Split" are prime examples of Grizzly Bear's unique style, which is something so dark, yet so beautiful. This is an album to remember for a long, long time.
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Grizzly Bear Shields
Grizzly Bear have outdone themselves again with Shields, sticking to what they know best, yet rehashing their sound to not sound outdated. This may be the best indie rock album of 2012, and with that, they are proving to be one of the most consistent bands in the genre.
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
GZA Liquid Swords
Isis Panopticon
J Dilla Donuts
James Blake Overgrown
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
Japandroids Post-Nothing
If Post-Nothing doesn't melt your heart with its jubilant youthful charm, then I really don't know what to say. This two-piece garage/punk band out of Vancouver are bringing the energy of such acclaimed acts like At The Drive-In and Cap'n Jazz, but never over thinking their next hook; rather letting the album flow with a gracious, warm smile. Roll the windows down and raise the volume because Japandroids is here to stay this summer.
Joanna Newsom Ys
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Melt-Banana Fetch
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mountains Centralia
Mr. Bungle California
Murder by Death Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?
Murder by Death Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing
Nas Illmatic
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Off Minor Some Blood
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Panda Bear Tomboy
Pg. 99 Document #8
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead Kid A
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Raekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Rx Bandits ...And the Battle Begun
Rx Bandits Mandala
Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
I had lost faith, faith in the genre that was once called pop punk. It slowly transcended downward in the past couple of years but then their was a light, a light known as Say Anything. Their album "...Is A Real Boy" is what this genre should be about. Elegant songwriting and more fun than you could ever imagine. Highlights include the gem making fun of music scenes known as "Admit It!!!" along with "Alive With The Glory of Love" and "Spider Song." My faith is rekindled with this album, and I couldn't be happier.
Say Anything ...Is A Real Boy (re-release)
Sigur Ros ( )
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Slint Spiderland
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Stars of the Lid produced a soundtrack of elegance. 'And Their Refinement Of The Decline' is a breathtaking, beautiful journey through ambient landscapes all packed within a double disc album. The overall atmosphere is nothing short of incredible. Whether it is the soft, brood cello tones in "Tippy's Demise" or the haunting piano strokes in "Humectez La Mouture," the mood is captured in a flash of brilliance. 'And Their Refinement Of The Decline' is intriguing, lush, captivating, and most importantly, unforgettable.
Steinski What Does It All Mean?
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels To Be Something On
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Swans The Seer
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Darcys The Darcys
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Dodos Visiter
This year, The Dodos have caught on like a wildfire. Not often do I really say music has intangibles, but Vister is an exception to that rule. From "Walking" to "God," the ride twists and turns with eloquent vocals and a stripped down sound that is irresistible to deny. With the exception of "It's That Time Again," this album is incredible. The lyrics are beautiful and painful; going through a tumultuous love journey within a personal life experience. So many nooks and crannies to discover and explore with each listen between the little hints of electric guitar in "Fools" to the complete directional change in "Joe's Waltz," Vister is simply stunning. It's time to catch on.
The Dodos No Color
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Seatbelts Cowboy Bebop Boxed Set
The Sound of Animals Fighting We Must Become the Change We Want to See
The Weeknd House of Balloons
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thursday War All the Time
Thursday Full Collapse
Today Is the Day Willpower
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tool Lateralus
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
TV on the Radio Dear Science
TV On The Radio followed up 'Return To Cookie Mountain' with an absolutely enticing, breathtaking, and brilliant album found in 'Dear Science.' Every weakness found in their previous works have been resolved. The output of 'Dear Science' is on another level and simply beyond comprehension. Tracks like "Halfway Home," "Family Tree," "DLZ," and "Golden Age" are only a few indie-rock masterpieces among the entire album. 'Dear Science' has the intangibles that is something to get excited about. Seriously, just get it already.
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light
United Nations United Nations
The hardcore/emo style of the early 90s went missing, so Geoff Rickly and company (possibly members of GlassJAw and Converge) decided to revive the sound they once cherished under the name United Nations. Containing the technicality and rawness that defined 90s emo, United Nations recaptures the sound with incredible vigor and liveliness. The album is riddled with on-and-off melodic/coarse vocals countered with dense power-chord riffs and the occasional finger tapping, most notably on No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship, Subliminal Testing, and Model UN. I would say that sound has been revivified.
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Various Artists (Indie) Dark Was The Night
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Pinkerton
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

4.0 excellent
90 Day Men Panda Park
American Football American Football
American Football American Football EP
Ampere Like Shadows
Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire Funeral
Armchairpolitician Seven Segment Decoder
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution A Call To Arms
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
Battles B EP
Beach House Bloom
Beirut Gulag Orkestar
Beirut Lon Gisland
In a medley of instruments, Beirut's 'Lon Gisland' creates a fantasy-type atmosphere. The EP follows "Gulag
Orkestar" with a more exuberant and lively collection of songs. With beautiful melodies and trumpet-lines,
it leaves your ears dancing. "Scenic World" is redone and it blows away the original with a much bolder
sound. "Lon Gisland" ends with the fantastic 'Carousels' which is sure to leave you spinning in a cheerful
mood. A truly fantastic record.
Belle and Sebastian The Life Pursuit
Ben Frost By the Throat
Blacklisted Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
BLK JKS Mystery EP
BLK JKS have been lurking since 2000 in the depths of South Africa. Only now, with their major label released album, Mystery EP, have they been able to broadcast their enjoyably smooth, avant rock/afrobeat sound. "Lakeside" pulses listeners as the quartet create a giddy, hymnal trance of bliss.
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
Boris Pink
Boris With Michio Kurihara Rainbow
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Fight Off Your Demons (The Demos)
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Bright Eyes The People's Key
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People
Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record
Brother/Ghost Black Ice
Bucket Full Of Teeth IV
Bucket Full Of Teeth I, II, III
Burial Untrue
Cave In White Silence
Circa Survive Juturna
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet Requiem for a Dream
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge You Fail Me
Converge No Heroes
The best way to describe this album: Misrepresented. There are certain genres that people should know they will not like, and Metalcore is one of them. With Converge's lastest release "No Heroes" people have gone based off of popularity on whether to pick it up or not. Simply because it was voted the top album by 15ish people does not mean they represent the entire world for what the top album of 2006 is. This album has plenty to offer and is a gem in the Converge collection with breaktaking riffs and menacing drumming. From the sludge-metal "Plagues" to the 58 second "Vengeance" Converge provides a relentless experience. It's a shame that it got in the wrong hands of the wrong people. We have been learning thoughout our lifetimes to adapt to certain things and Converge may be one of them.
Cursive Burst and Bloom
Cymbals Eat Guitars Why There Are Mountains
With Cymbals Eat Guitars debut release Why There Are Mountains lies raw passion and unnoticed brilliance. Every word and riff appears delicately planned as their unrefined indie rock, with a post rock edge, entices listeners repeatedly. Upon the first listen unravels their spontaneous, yet cohesive foundation. Every listen after is simply a bonus, whether it be dancing to the charming hit Some Trees or feeling that rush of euphoria sliver down your spine during Wind Phoenix. These guys know how to shred, and hardly show any form of inexperience. Gritty and soulful, Why There Are Mountains shouts a million-and-one reasons why Cymbals Eat Guitars should be playing right now; give it a spin and you too will know the reasons.
Daitro Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes
Dalek Abandoned Language
Dan Deacon Spiderman of the Rings
Dan Deacon Bromst
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?
Daniel Bjarnason Processions
Daughters Hell Songs
Daughters Daughters
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Deerhunter Microcastle
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Diamond Eyes
DJ/rupture Uproot
Do Make Say Think Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Don Caballero American Don
Dr. Dog Fate
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Ed Gein It's A Shame That A Family Can Be Torn Apart By...
Eric's Trip Love Tara
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Fang Island Fang Island
Far Water & Solutions
Far At Night We Live
Fear Before Art Damage
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Feist The Reminder
Feist Let It Die
Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds
Finch Say Hello to Sunshine
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Folly Insanity Later
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing
Fuck Buttons Tarot Sport
Fugazi 13 Songs
Fugazi Repeater
Fugazi The Argument
Ghastly City Sleep Ghastly City Sleep
Girl Talk Night Ripper
Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Green Day Dookie
Harvey Milk Life... The Best Game in Town
Harvey Milk Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men
Head Wound City Head Wound City
In Pieces Lions Write History
Incubus Fungus Amongus
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Isis Oceanic
Isis Wavering Radiant
Islands Arm's Way
Jaga Jazzist What We Must
Jurassic 5 Quality Control
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot Coyote
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kid Kilowatt Guitar Method 1996-1999
Kidcrash Jokes
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Kiss Kiss Reality Vs. The Optimist
letlive. Fake History
Lifetime Jersey's Best Dancers
Lightning Bolt Earthly Delights
Lightning Bolt Hypermagic Mountain
M.I.A. Kala
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses
Maps & Atlases You and Me and the Mountain
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork
Mare Mare
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Menomena Friend And Foe
Meshuggah I
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modern Life Is War Witness
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai Young Team
Mount Eerie No Flashlight
Mount Eerie Black Wooden Ceiling Opening
Moving Mountains Pneuma
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Murder by Death In Bocca Al Lupo
My Bloody Valentine m b v
Nas & Damian Marley Distant Relatives
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!
No Age Nouns
No Age Weirdo Rippers
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
Onelinedrawing The Volunteers
Onelinedrawing Visitor
Onelinedrawing Sketchy EP #1
Orchid Chaos is Me
Orchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Parades Foreign Tapes
Passion Pit Manners
Past Lives Strange Symmetry
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pg. 99 Document #7
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Pixies Doolittle
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Portishead Third
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
Refused Refused Are Fucking Dead
Rites of Spring End on End
Rx Bandits The Resignation
Shellac 1000 Hurts
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Shugo Tokumaru Night Piece
Shugo Tokumaru Exit
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Soundtrack (Film) Garden State
St. Vincent Actor
Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Sufjan Stevens Songs For Christmas
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sun Kil Moon April
Surfer Blood Astro Coast
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
Tera Melos Untitled
Tera Melos Patagonian Rats
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Appleseed Cast Sagarmatha
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beatles Revolver
The Bled Pass the Flask
The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Fall of Troy Ghostship
The Flashbulb Kirlian Selections
The Locust Safety Second, Body Last
The Locust Plague Soundscapes
The Locust New Erections
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mars Volta Tremulant
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Microphones Mount Eerie
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
The National Boxer
The National Alligator
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Nuclear, Sad, Nuclear
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Mongrel
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Weakerthans Left and Leaving
The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site
The Weakerthans Reunion Tour
The World/Inferno Friendship Society Just the Best Party
The Wrens The Meadowlands
The xx xx
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra This Is Our Punk-Rock, Thee Rusted Satellites Gather and Sing
These Arms Are Snakes Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home
These Arms Are Snakes Easter
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Thursday Common Existence
Thursday No Devolucion
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Tool Undertow
Tortoise TNT
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
Trophy Scars Hospital Music for the Aesthetics of Language
Trophy Scars Bad Luck
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire
United Nations Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures
Ben Koller is a dirty, dirty man on drums and he alone makes "Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures" worth it.
Venetian Snares Doll Doll Doll
Verse Aggression
Vic Chesnutt North Star Deserter
Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams
Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals
Zu Carboniferous

3.5 great
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today
Andrew Bird Noble Beast
Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Aphex Twin Come to Daddy
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Aphex Twin Windowlicker
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational
Aussitot Mort 6 Songs
Autechre Confield
Battles EP C
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning EP
Beirut The Flying Club Cup
Blacklisted Peace On Earth, War On Stage
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blue Sky Black Death Late Night Cinema
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Boris Smile
Boris Amplifier Worship
Botch American Nervoso
Brendan Canning Something For All of Us...
Bright Eyes Cassadaga
Bright Eyes Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
By The End Of Tonight/Tera Melos Complex Full of Phantoms
Cat Power The Greatest
Cat Power You Are Free
Cease Upon the Capitol Untitled
Ceremony (USA-CA) Still Nothing Moves You
Chamillionaire The Sound of Revenge
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria Live at the Starland Ballroom
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Cursive Happy Hollow
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen
Daft Punk Homework
Deerhunter Weird Era Cont.
Deerhunter Monomania
Defiance, Ohio The Great Depression
Defiance, Ohio Midwestern Minutes
Deftones Adrenaline
Department of Eagles In Ear Park
Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet
Don Caballero World Class Listening Problem
El Guincho Alegranza!
Eluvium Copia
Envy Insomniac Doze
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well if you are talking about the sound resonating from Texas natives, Explosions in the Sky, then you are right. Their new album entitled, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, takes listeners from tranquility to glistening roars throughout with perfectly placed crescendos and decrescendos. They build off their previous release, The Rescue, that took an astonishing eight days to write and record. Like The Rescue, they incorporate a piano and an auxiliary of different instruments for added layers of effect. Be certain to check out the stunningly beautiful single, Welcome, Ghosts, to get an inside glimpse of the contents within.
Fear Before Fear Before
Feist Metals
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Folly Resist Convenience
Four Tet There is Love in You
From Autumn To Ashes Too Bad You're Beautiful
Fucked Up Hidden World
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life
fun. Aim and Ignite
Gatsby's American Dream Gatsby's American Dream
Gatsby's American Dream Ribbons and Sugar
Genghis Tron Cloak of Love
Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab
Ghostface Killah Fishscale
Ghostface Killah Ironman
Girl Talk Feed the Animals
Girls Album
Glassjaw El Mark
Glassjaw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty
Have Heart Songs to Scream at the Sun
Hella Hold Your Horse Is
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
HORSE the band R. Borlax
Incubus Morning View
Isis In the Absence of Truth
James Blake James Blake
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West The College Dropout
KEN mode Entrench
Kiss Kiss The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
Kylesa Static Tensions
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Leftover Crack Mediocre Generica
Liars Sisterworld
Lightning Bolt Ride The Skies
Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
Loma Prieta Last City
Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster...
M83 Before The Dawn Heals Us
maudlin of the Well Bath
Mesa Verde The Old Road
Meshuggah obZen
Method Man Tical
Micachu and the Shapes Jewellery
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Minus the Bear Acoustics
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Mogwai Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996-1997)
Mount Eerie Lost Wisdom
Murder by Death Red Of Tooth And Claw
New End Original Thriller
No Age Everything In Between
Oceansize Effloresce
Okkervil River The Stage Names
Old Man Gloom Meditations in B
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Deliverance
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Reduxe
Pavement Wowee Zowee
Pelican March Into the Sea
Pg. 99 Document #5
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pink Mountain Pink Mountain
Poison the Well Tear From the Red
Polvo In Prism
Primus Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People
Psyopus Ideas of Reference
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red...
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
Regina Spektor 11:11
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Regina Spektor Far
Rock Plaza Central Are We Not Horses
Rx Bandits Progress
Saetia A Retrospective
Shangrala This Is How We Communicate
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Snowman The Horse, the Rat and the Swan
St. Vincent Marry Me
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Real Emotional Trash
Subtle ExitingARM
Sufjan Stevens The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Tera Melos Drugs to the Dear Youth
Texas Is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are?
The Antlers In the Attic of the Universe
The Appleseed Cast Two Conversations
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Bled Found in the Flood
The Blood Brothers Crimes
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The album cover sort of describes "Miss Machine." The reason is that the songs are all there, but the order is horrendous for the most part. To switch from Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants to Baby's First Coffin to Unretrofied to The Perfect Design is beyond me. While their are great songs on this album, no song really would be considered their best that they have released by any means. If there were a "starter Dillinger CD," this would be ideal due to the accessibility factor. A decent release from the Dillinger Escape Plan.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Dodos Time to Die
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Get Up Kids There Are Rules
The Hotelier Goodness
The Locust The Locust
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
The Mountain Goats The Life of the World to Come
The Mountain Goats Satanic Messiah
The Mountain Goats Get Lonely
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The Number Twelve Looks Like You An Inch of Gold for An Inch of Time
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Worse Than Alone
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Postal Service Give Up
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Horses in the Sky
These Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and Dove
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain
Thursday A City By the Light Divided
Thursday/Envy Thursday/Envy
Times New Viking Rip It Off
Tokyo Police Club A Lesson in Crime
Tool 10,000 Days
Tortoise A Lazarus Taxon
Transistor Transistor Ruined Lives
TTNG Animals
Vampire Weekend Contra
Venetian Snares Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Pom Poms
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops I
Young Widows Old Wounds

3.0 good
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Animal Collective People
Baroness Blue Record
Dear John Baizley,
Among your repetitive artwork, your band's ripping of Mastodon, and your beard, can you or your band do anything original?
Concerned Listener
Battles Gloss Drop
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Boris Heavy Rocks
Bright Eyes Four Winds
Cloud Archive Left The Bright Opening...
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Converge Unloved and Weeded Out
Daughters Canada Songs
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Dirty Projectors Rise Above
Dream Theater Awake
dredg El Cielo
Eminem Recovery
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue
Finch What It Is to Burn
Flobots Fight with Tools
Ghost (JPN) In Stormy Nights
Grizzly Bear Friend
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Head Automatica Decadence
Hot Cross Risk Revival
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron And Wine Woman King
Isis The Red Sea
Isis Celestial
jj jj n° 2
Kidcrash New Ruins
Korn Korn
Korn Life Is Peachy
Leftover Crack Fuсk World Trade
Lights Out Asia Eyes Like Brontide
M.I.A. Maya
Major Lazer Guns Dont Kill People... Lazers Do
Man Man Six Demon Bag
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Metaform Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright!
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Ocrilim Annwn
Ocrilim's Annwn is one giant guitar riff, seriously. There are tones to accompany the guitars, but otherwise it's a shredfest. So if you like tremolo picking, noodling, and scales for an hour and twenty-ish minutes, have a blast.
Panda Bear Young Prayer
Pavement Brighten the Corners
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pennywise Land Of The Free?
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
Poison the Well You Come Before You
Poison the Well Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Saosin Saosin
Savages Silence Yourself
Some Girls All My Friends Are Going Death
Son Lux At War With Walls And Mazes
Suis La Lune Quiet, Pull the Strings!
Sunny Day Real Estate The Rising Tide
Sunset Bright Blue Dream
System of a Down Mezmerize
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Tegan and Sara The Con
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Vol. 2
The Baltic Sea Through Scenic Heights and Days Regrets
The Blood Brothers Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck EP
The Decemberists 5 Songs
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The National High Violet
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
The Streets Original Pirate Material
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Thrice Beggars
Thursday Five Stories Falling
Tom Waits Alice
Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner
Tomahawk Anonymous
Tool Opiate
TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Unearth The Stings of Conscience
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Why? Alopecia
Women Public Strain

2.5 average
Andrew Bird Weather Systems
Animal Collective Water Curses
Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See...
Audioslave Audioslave
Botch Unifying Themes Redux
Burton Wagner 21
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
The fourth of five installments of Coheed and Cambria's enormous concept series has finally arrived with what seems more fitting for a book club than something included in a musical discussion. The reason is simple; Coheed and Cambria's once brilliant song writing, musically, has completely lost steam and regained a majority of the attention towards the storyline. "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV - Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow" features songs that are reminiscent of eighties progressive metal, more or less, and ripped solos reminiscent of something from Eddie Van Halen's playbook. They abandon the simplistic elegance they once had with songs, and overwork them into a wrought collection of songs.

In addition, Coheed and Cambria try to recreate the progressive greatness that was 'The Willing Well I, II, III, IV,' four epic songs, with semi-epic songs in 'The End Chapter I, II, III, IV, V.' Beyond that, the inconsistencies are scattered between catchy and complex songs like 'No World For Tomorrow' and 'The End Chapter- III- The End Complete,' but is overshadowed by bland tracks that are flat-out bad like 'Feathers' and 'Mother Superior.' Hopefully, the final installment with this saga will reconnect with what once made Coheed and Cambria unique and not something recycled.
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Converge Caring and Killing
Daft Punk Human After All
Dalek Gutter Tactics
Drake Thank Me Later
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Ed Gein Judas Goats & Dieseleaters
Every Time I Die Gutter Phenomenon
Fink Sort Of Revolution
From Autumn To Ashes Abandon Your Friends
Gavin Castleton Home
HEALTH Get Color
HORSE the band Pizza
Jaguar Love Take Me to the Sea
Jonah Matranga And
Kanye West Yeezus
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Korn Follow the Leader
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Maps & Atlases Bird Barnyard
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Murder by Death Good Morning, Magpie
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath
Opeth Ghost Reveries
The enigmatic thing about Opeth is no matter how complex their songs may sound, they all sound the same. Whether it is a metal portion or a random soft acoustic portions (first 5 songs contain such), they do not advance their structuring of songs. They drag the songs out and add some marvelous progressive break or acoustic melody that makes the song calm for a bit and then builds up. Nothing new. Another problem encountered is they simply don't know when to end their song. They apparently cannot write a metal jam that is under 7 minutes, anything under that time is simply known as a "break" basically. A true disappointment for myself after Blackwater Park and a disappointment for a band that is quickly losing its flavor.
Pennywise Reason to Believe
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley
RoxXn Digital Waves + Tonight
Rx Bandits Gemini, Her Majesty
The spunk that Rx Bandits usually show is not present in "Gemini, Her Majesty." Perhaps they should have quit while they were on top, rather than forcing a mundane album that is best fit next to a 311 album in Hot Topic.
Sigh Scenes from Hell
Some Girls Heaven's Pregnant Teens
Soulfly Primitive
System of a Down Hypnotize
The (International) Noise Conspiracy Survival Sickness
The Academy Is... Almost Here
The Antlers Undersea
The Bled Silent Treatment
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Fall of Troy provide a lackluster effort with their latest release "Manipulator." The unenthusiastic start to the album, (first six songs) are essentially the downfall. In contrast, the last six songs are filled with energy and creative songwriting. In fact, it may be some of their best work, but the production quality fails as a whole to showcase these talents. The last key problem is their sound is nothing new in comparison to their previous releases. While they do try to incorporate new sounds, it is all fairly similar. If you can manage to get through the first six songs, you may enjoy this release as a whole. Otherwise, it is a snoozefest that struggles to regain composure after it's painful start.
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
The Locust Flight of the Wounded Locust
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
This was one of the more anticipated releases for me this year, and this CD fell flat on it's face. Not only did I expect more than their last release, but less interludes considering I heard that were going to be 14 songs. I popped this CD in my friends car who did not know what to expect, and I am thinking it is going to knock our socks off and all I get are techno beats and opera singing/talking for the most part. The interlude trash that is randomly thrown in this album ruins the effect. This was one of the biggest disappointments in my CD purchasing history. There are some good songs that I can enjoy, but for the most part this is a postal service type CD rather than a sequel to "Tiger and the Duke." Sure this is experimental and such but they went in a direction that I don't think many were expecting. Horses in the Sky, The Heretic, My Horse Must Lose, and Skullflower are all enjoyable.
The Streets The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
The World/Inferno Friendship Society The Anarchy and the Ecstasy
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
Tortoise Beacons of Ancestorship
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
Weezer The Red Album

2.0 poor
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead So Divided
Anti-Flag The Bright Lights of America
Between the Buried and Me The Anatomy Of
Coldplay X & Y
Cursive The Difference Between Houses and Homes
Deftones Deftones
From A Second Story Window Not One Word Has Been Omitted
From Autumn To Ashes The Fiction We Live
From Monument To Masses On Little Known Frequencies
Head Automatica Popaganda
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
MGMT Congratulations
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
Nachtmystium Assassins: Black Meddle Pt.1
Neutral Milk Hotel Everything Is
Nonpoint Statement
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
P.O.D. Satellite
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown
Pennywise From The Ashes
Protest the Hero Fortress
The Aquabats The Return of the Aquabats
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
The Mars Volta Scab Dates
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet

1.5 very poor
Catch 22 Dinosaur Sounds
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Drowning Pool Sinner
Into Eternity The Incurable Tragedy
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Less Than Jake In with the Out Crowd
Less Than Jake Anthem
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Rage Against The Machine Renegades
Slipknot Iowa
Soulfly Prophecy
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Taproot Welcome
The Chariot Unsung

1.0 awful
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
As Blood Runs Black Allegiance
Catch 22 Permanent Revolution
Korn Issues
Korn Untouchables
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
See You Next Tuesday Sampler '05
So the Story Goes As We March With Victims
Static-X Shadow Zone
The Aquabats Charge!!
Weezer Make Believe

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