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Deerhunter Microcastle5.0
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV4.5

Nine Inch Nails Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D3.5
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust4.0
Radiohead In Rainbows4.0
Kanye West Graduation2.5
Julius C Julius C Says5.0
This short but very, very sweet EP from the well-grounded Staten Island, NYC band Julius C enbodies everything they stand for with their amazing, energetic live shows: profound and groovy musicianship, dynamic songwriting, and powerful and soulful performances from vocalist Jay Stolar. This EP has everything, from the slap bass opening in "Guilty As Charged" to the playful, eclectic lyrics of "Velveteen Rabbit" to the funk-rock epic "Let It Ride." Barely hitting 20 minutes and leaving you thirsting for more, foaming at the mouth, Julius C are a funky, loud, and downright awesome east coast band that, even already critically acclaimed and festival-honored, haven't even begun to peak creatively yet. The best is definitely yet to come for these guys.
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Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long3.0
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight3.5
Sage Francis Human The Death Dance4.0
Deerhunter Fluorescent Grey4.5
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero4.0
Nine Inch Nails Beside You in Time4.5

Isis In the Absence of Truth3.5
Converge No Heroes4.0
IAMX The Alternative4.0
"The Alternative" by IAMX (one-man band, excluding performances, Chris Corner) is a great electronica album that doesn't even feel like an electronica album sometimes; I would say that IAMX meshes together the indie, pop, and electronica genres quite well on this album with a mature feel, even moreso than their first album "Kiss + Swallow."
There are some great lyrics to be found in each song, and the songs themselves are catchy and superbly written. There is definitely a lot of experimentation on this album, especially in "Song Of Imaginary Beings" and "Bring Me Back A Dog", where Corner uses interesting instrumentations and does odd things with his high falsetto, cabaret-like voice. Find it if you can! I sure had a hard time doing so.
The Decemberists The Crane Wife3.0
Mastodon Blood Mountain3.5
John Mayer Continuum4.5
Audioslave Revelations3.0
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May3.5
Thom Yorke The Eraser3.0
Tool 10,000 Days3.0

Korn See You on the Other Side3.5
Burton Wagner In the Realms of the Unreal4.0
System of a Down Hypnotize3.0
John Mayer Trio Try!4.5
Slipknot 9.0: Live4.5
Trapt Someone in Control2.5
Kanye West Late Registration4.0
Staind Chapter V2.5
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil4.0
Audioslave Out of Exile3.5
Richard Cheese Apertif for Destruction3.5
System of a Down Mezmerize3.5
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth3.5
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5
John Williams Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith4.0
3 Doors Down Seventeen Days3.0
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning3.0

Isis Panopticon4.0
Ray Charles Ray Original Soundtrack4.0
Green Day American Idiot3.0
Converge You Fail Me4.0
Alter Bridge One Day Remains4.0
Velvet Revolver Contraband3.5
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses4.0
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway3.0
Kanye West The College Dropout4.5

Korn Take a Look in the Mirror3.0
Jay-Z The Black Album4.0
Ludacris Chicken 'N' Beer3.5
Mnemic Mechanical Spin Phenomena3.0
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary3.0
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5
Razed in Black Damaged2.5
Radiohead Hail to the Thief4.0
Staind 14 Shades of Grey2.0
Linkin Park Meteora3.0
Evanescence Fallen3.5
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk2.0

Audioslave Audioslave4.0
Trapt Trapt3.5
Lacuna Coil Comalies3.5
Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST3.5
Linkin Park Reanimation4.0
Nelly Nellyville2.0
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane3.5
The Rolling Stones Forty Licks3.5
Nine Inch Nails Still4.0
Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless3.0
John Williams Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones3.5
Scott Joplin The Entertainer (Fine Tune Gold Collection)4.0
Korn Untouchables3.0

Ludacris Word Of Mouf3.5
Howard Shore The Fellowship of the Ring4.5
System of a Down Toxicity4.0
Converge Jane Doe4.0
Radiohead Amnesiac3.5
Slipknot Iowa4.0
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet3.5
Simon Says Shut Your Breath4.0
John Mayer Room for Squares3.5
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor3.5
Tool Lateralus4.0
Staind Break The Cycle3.5
Lacuna Coil Unleashed Memories3.5
Puddle of Mudd Come Clean3.5
John Williams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone4.0

The Beatles 14.0
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory4.0
Radiohead Kid A3.5
Eric Clapton and B. B. King Riding With the King4.0
'N Sync No Strings Attached2.0
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water2.5

Korn Issues3.5
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile4.5
Slipknot Slipknot3.5
Santana Supernatural3.5
Smash Mouth Astro Lounge3.5
Lacuna Coil In a Reverie3.5
Backstreet Boys Millennium2.5
Staind Dysfunction4.0
John Williams Star Wars OST4.5
3 Doors Down The Better Life3.5

Korn Follow the Leader4.0

Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all3.5
Radiohead OK Computer3.5

Staind Tormented3.5
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.3.0
Korn Life Is Peachy4.0
Tool ├ćnima4.5
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys2.5
Django Reinhardt The Best Of Django Reinhardt4.5
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky3.5

Radiohead The Bends3.0
Nine Inch Nails Further Down the Spiral (US)3.0

Korn Korn3.5
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral5.0

Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)4.0
Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas5.0
John Williams Jurassic Park3.5
Tool Undertow3.5
I've been getting into Tool over the past several months, and "Undertow" is the last album of theirs that I've obtained. It's quite interesting to hear the bridge between their hard rock EP and their spiritual, atmospheric brand of metal albums. This is by no means a concept album, but a solid collection of similarly themed songs dealing with abuse, deception, despair, and power struggle with lyrics that range from provocative and intellegent to passionate and off-beat (rather dumb, as some might say). Although the variety on "Undertow" is nowhere near that of "Aenima" from Tool, the songs are tighter and the production is much better. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan's voice is in top form and is more graceful and heartfelt here than on Tool's clever but despondant "10,000 Days" album. It is definitely an album that puts YOU in the mood it wants to.

Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine4.0
Nine Inch Nails Broken4.0
Dream Theater Images and Words4.0
Tool Opiate3.0

The Allman Brothers Band A Decade of Hits 1969-19794.0
Metallica Metallica3.0

Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine3.0

Metallica ...And Justice for All4.0

Metallica Master of Puppets3.5
John Williams E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial3.5
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell4.0

Metallica Ride the Lightning3.5

Metallica Kill 'Em All3.5
John Williams Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi4.5

John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark3.5
John Williams Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back5.0

Pink Floyd Animals3.0
John Williams Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope3.0
John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind3.5

John Coltrane Interstellar Space4.0

The Who Quadrophenia4.5
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon4.0

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV4.0
The Who Who's Next5.0
The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East4.0
Yes The Yes Album4.0

The Who Tommy4.0

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour3.5
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band4.0
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 1255.0
This, the last of Beethoven's completed symphonies, was composed while Beethoven was deaf. This is no easy task in itself, but when you consider the images and emotions created by this music, hopefully you'll then start to consider Beethoven as one of the greatest musical minds of our history.
A sort of concept piece, Symphony No. 9 represents the struggles and conflicts found in our world and ultimately a triumph of peace and joy. While the German lyrics sung by the choir in the fourth and most famous movement aren't exactly "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee...", they are not only an adaption of Friedrich Schiller's poem about a call to embrace those around you in happiness but one of the first times in composed music where a choir's sung parts were just as powerful, important, and loud as the orchestra (a trend most commonly found in movie soundtracks today).
Although, it was met with mixed criticism when it debuted in 1824, it is now heralded as one of the greatest human accomplishments, the official anthem of the European Union, and can be recognized after only the playing of four notes (F# F# G A...).

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