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Rank'em as You Hear Them (2008)

Old 01-15-08, 01:11 PM
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1. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
2. Why? - Alopecia
3. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
4. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
5. Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
6. Tapes 'N Tapes - Walk it Off
7. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
8. Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
9. Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
11. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
12. Spritiualized - Songs in A & E
13. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
14. People in Planes - Beyond the Horizon
15. The National - The Virginia EP
16. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
17. Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
18. The Stills - Oceans Will Rise
19. The Verve - Forth
20. We Are Scientists - Brain Thrust Mastery
21. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
22. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
23. The Broken West - Now or Heaven
24. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
25. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
26. The Walkmen - You & Me
27. Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity
28. Clinic - Do It!
29. Son, Ambulance - Someone Else's Deja Vu
30. Muse - Haarp
31. Dr. Dog - Fate
32. Portishead - Third
33. Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard - The Dark Knight Soundtrack
34. Josh Ritter - In the Dark
35. Mates of State - Re-arrange Us
36. Joseph Arthur - Crazy Rain EP
37. UNKLE - End Titles
38. The Faint - Fasciinatiion
39. Oxford Collapse - Bits
40. M83 - Saturdays=Youth
41. Beck - Modern Guilt
42. R.E.M. - Accelerate
43. Headlights - Some Racing, Some Stopping
44. Grand Archives - Grand Archives
45. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
46. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
47. Hum.V - One Verse at a Time
48. Nada Surf - Lucky
49. Sun Kil Moon - April
50. Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
51. Magnetic Fields - Distortion
52. Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
53. Seven Mary Three - Day and Night Driving
54. Oneida - Preteen Weaponry
55. Lightspeed Champion - Falling off the Lavendar Bridge
56. Cat Power - Jukebox
57. Big Head Todd and the Monsters - All the Love You Need
58. Jason Collett - Here's to Being Here

Need to listen to more before ranking:
Sia - Some People Have Real Problems
James - Hey Ma

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Old 01-19-08, 09:04 PM
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I worked hard in 06 and fell off in 07 so heres to 08

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Old 01-21-08, 09:48 AM
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A spectacular album, will be a top five for the year for me

British Sea Power- Do You Like Rock Music?- Epic album of Brit guitar pop. Consistently compelling and beautiful.
Meshuggah- obZen- Their best album and absolutely relentless from beginning to end. Probably metal release of the year

A really good album

MGMT- Oracular Spectacular- Young kids who sound like a lo-fi, electronic Flaming Lips. Very druggy, very silly lyrics, but great pop hooks.
Vampire Weekend- S/T- as lots have said, like an afro-indie album made by Wes Anderson. Wear their Columbia educations on their sleeves. Knowingly over-intellectuallized, overly-preppy and more than a little precious but they're great songs. I keep playing this one
Drive By Truckers- Brighter Than Creation's Dark- Another terrific album of new southern Rock. Docked a half a point for ridiculous redneck cliches, but it all sounds great to me.

A pretty good album

Magnetic Fields- Distortion- trademark MF sarcasm and wit mixed with Jesus and Mary Chain sounds. Good stuff, but not quite as good as 69 Love Songs or Distinct Charm. The formula's wearing a little thin at this point.
Protest the Hero- Fortress- highly accomplished, hyper-technical thrash/symphonic/prog/slightly retro metal from a bunch of Canadian 21 year olds. Ridiculously complex and genuinely thrilling in places. More than a little instrumental wankage in other places. Also, please stop with the the (luckly rare) death growls
Mars Volta- Bedlam in Goliath- more clockwork musicianship, bizarre lyrics and lengthy, endlessly labyrithine songs. Much better than Amputecture, not as good as Frances or Comatorium

An OK album

Bob Mould- District Line- way better than some of his recent stuff, but not quite up to Sugar standards or anywhere near Husker Du standards. Please for the love of God, lose to vocoder and make up with Grant Hart

I really didn't like it.

Still evaluating:
Sons and Daughters: This Gift
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Real Emotional Trash
Hercules and Love Affair: S/T

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Old 01-21-08, 09:53 AM
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2008 New Releases

Atmosphere-When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold

Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
The Roots-Rising Down
Jack Johnson-Sleep Through The Static

Anticipated Albums
Del The Funkee Homosapien- Eleventh Hour 03/11/08

Rakim - The Seventh Seal

Top 10 of 2008
1.)Atmosphere- When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
2.)Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
3.)The Roots- Rising Down
4.)Jack Johnson- Sleep Through The Static

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Old 02-04-08, 08:35 PM
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1. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
2. Kings of Leon - Only by the Night
3. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
4. Beck - Modern Guilt
5. Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning (released 2008 in U.S.)
6. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
7. R.E.M. - Accelerate
8. Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
9. Metallica - Death Magnetic
10. Scott Weiland - Happy in Galoshes
11. Jeff Ament - Tone
12. Rivers Cuomo - Alone II
13. Albert Hammond Jr. - żCómo Te Llama?
14. Harrybu McCage - Harrybu McCage
15. Blind Melon - For My Friends

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Old 02-13-08, 07:23 PM
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Sons & Daughters This Gift

Grand Archives Grand Archives

MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Tift Merritt Another Country

What Made Milwaukee Famous What Doesn't Kill Us

Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
Hot Chip Made In The Dark
The Tallest Man On Earth Shallow Grave
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull
Los Campesinos Hold on Now, Youngster...
Times New Viking Rip It Off
The Quarter After Changes Near
Clinic Do It!
This Is Ivy League This Is Ivy League
Howlin Rain Magnificent Fiend
El Perro Del Mar From The Valley To The Stars
Martha Wainwright I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too
Kelley Stoltz Circular Sounds
Sleepercar West Texas
Panic! At The Disco Pretty Odd
The Little Ones Terry Tales & Fallen Gates (ep)
Klimt 1918 Just In Case We'll Never Meet Again
Fleet Foxes Sun Giant (ep)
Ashton Shepherd Sounds So Good
Blood Red Shoes Box of Secrets

On Order:
Drive-by Truckers Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Liam Finn I’ll Be Lightning
Kathleen Edwards Asking for Flowers
Headlights Some Racing, Some Stopping
Gary Louris Vagabonds
Thomas Function Celebration
Teddy Thompson A Piece Of What You Need
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of The Understatement
Nada Surf Lucky

Wish List:
Quiet Village Silent Movie
School of Language Sea from Shore
Justin Townes Earle The Good Life
The Fratellis Here We Stand
Supergrass Diamond Hoo Ha
Ladytron Velocifero
The Hold Steady Stay Positive

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Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
Kooks, The- Konk
Beck- Modern Guilt

Racontuers- Consolers of the lonely
Tokyo Police Club- Elephant Shell

Radiohead- In Rainbows
Coldplay -Viva La Vida
Ting Tings, The- We Started Nothing

Weezer - Red Album



Need more time to give a ranking:


Jocko's Top Ten Albums of the Year (so far):

1. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
2. Kooks, The- Konk
3. Beck- Modern Guilt
4. Racontuers- Consolers of the Lonely
5. Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
6. Radiohead - In Rainbows
7. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
8. Ting Tings, The- We Started Nothing
9. Weezer- Red Album


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Old 02-28-08, 07:29 AM
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Radiohead- In Rainbows

Joe Jackson - Rain
Bell X1 - Flock

Gary Louris - Vagabonds
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
R.E.M. - Accelerate
Sheryl Crow - Detours
B52's - Funplex
Nada Surf - Lucky

Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
Ringo Starr - Liverpool 8

Cat Power - Jukebox
Drive-by Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark

Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust


My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Leona Lewis
Def Leppard

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Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend

Sons & Daughters- This Gift

Substantial- Sacrifice

British Sea Power- Do You Like Rock Music?

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Old 04-03-08, 04:09 AM
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So Far-

Panic at the Disco- Pretty. Odd.
Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts I-IV
Nine Inch Nails- The Slip
R.E.M.- Accelerate
Good Riddance- Remain In Memory: The Final Show
Portishead- Thrid
Coldplay- Viva La Vida
The Hold Steady- Stay Positive
The Gaslight Anthem- The '59 Sound

Ringo Starr- Liverpool 8
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks- Real Emotional Trash
The Dirtbombs- We have you Surrounded
The Rolling Stones- Shine A Light soundtrack
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Madonna- Hard Candy
Duffy- Rockferry
Mevlins- Nude with Boots
Metallica- Death Magnetic

The Raconteurs- Consolers of the Lonely
British Sea Power- Do You Like Rock Music?
The Breeders- Mountain Battles
Northern Portrait- The Fallen Aristocracy EP
My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges
Rise Against- Appeal to Reason

Gnarls Barkley- The Odd Couple
Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
The Roots- Rising Down
Janet Jackson- Discipline
The Offspring- Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Tv on the Radio- Dear Science

Jack Johnson- Sleep Through The Static
Weezer- The Red Album
Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stairs
Alkaline Trio- Agony and Irony

Anti-Flag- The Bright Lights of America
Thrice- The Alchemy Index, Vol. III and IV: Air and Earth
Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head

My Chemical Romance- The Black Parade is Dead

The Top Ten of 2008 *so far*
1. The Hold Steady- Stay Positive
2. Portishead- Thrid
3. Panic at the Disco- Pretty. Odd.
4. Nine Inch Nails- The Slip
5. Coldplay- Viva La Vida
6. R.E.M.- Accelerate
7. Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts I-IV
8. Good Riddance- Remain In Memory: The Final Show
9. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
10. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks- Real Emotional Trash

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Old 05-01-08, 01:36 PM
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tsk, tsk auto. you aren't keeping your rankings very up-to-date!
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2008 New Releases
Aimee Mann: @#%&*! Smilers (A)
Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (A)
Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Momofuku (A-)
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts: I - IV (A-)
Coldplay: Viva La Vida (A-)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig! Lazarus, Dig!!! (B+)
Muse: HAARP (B)
Cat Power: Jukebox (B)
Moby: Last Night (C+)

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1) Testament : Formation Of Damnation
2) Motley Crue : Saints Of Los Angeles
3) Alice Cooper : Along Came A Spider
4) Motorhead : Motorizer
5) Judas Priest : Nostradomus
6) Buckcherry : Black Butterfly
7) Tesla : Forever More
8) Metal Church : This Present Wasteland
9) Metallica : Deathmagnetic
10) In This Moment : The Dream
11) Trivium : Shogun
12) Yngwie Malmsteen : Perpetual Flame
13) AC/DC : Black Ice
14) Disturbed : Indestructible
15) Black Stone Cherry : Folklore and Superstition
16) Children Of Bodom : Blooddrunk
17) Wednesday 13 : Skeletons

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Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
Radiohead - In Rainbows (technically I call this '07 but listing anyhow)

Duffy - Rockferry
The Kooks - Konk
Sloan - Parallel Play
Weezer - Weezer (The Red Album)

Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
The Fratellis - Here We Stand
Jack Johnson - Sleep Through The Static

Aimee Mann - Fu$%in' Smilers
Madonna - Hard Candy
The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
R.E.M. - Accelerate
Sam Roberts - Love at the End of the World

Mariah Carey E=MC2
The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Theory of a Deadman - Scars and Souvenirs
The Trews - No Time For Later

Ashes Divide - Keep Telling Myself It's Alright
P.O.D. - When Angels and Serpents Dance
Sevendust - Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow
Three Doors Down - 3 Doors Down

The Music - Strength in Numbers
Simple Plan - Simple Plan

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Old 08-19-08, 09:46 PM
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tsk, tsk auto. you aren't keeping your rankings very up-to-date!
No shit. Updated.

I will be compiling the mid-year (ahem) update this week. Update now or post your list to be included. Thanks!

Edit: Or I won't. Update your lists by December 31st and I will post a wrap-up.

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Hellhammer - "Demon Entrails" - Ok, ok, ok. While not a new 2009 release, it was still released in 2009 and is the BEST ALBUM of the YEAR! by far. No comparisons. Easily. By a mile.

Krallice - "Krallice" - Truthfully, the only reason I'm giving this masterpiece five stars is there isn't a six stars. Again, whether you like Black Metal is irrelevant, this album is a must-listen and my album of the year, so far. All 6 tracks are just simply awesome.

Alghazanth - "Wreath of Thevetat" - Truly awesome "Symphonic" Black Metal. The vocals, dual guitar work, all of it top level shit. A definite recommendation. Standout tracks: "Moving Mountains" and "As Nothing Consumes Everything."

Keep of Kalessin - "Kolossus" - Another terrific Black Metal album by a band I've recently become a big fan of. A must listen for fans of Metal. Whether you like Black Metal is irrelevant. Standout Tracks: "Kolossus", "Ascendant" and "Warmonger". Hell, all of 'em.

Transcending Bizarre? - "The Serpent's Manifolds" - Crazy as fuck symphonic Black Metal. That's the only way to put this album in to perspective. There isn't a bad track on the entire album.

Ceremonial Castings - "Salem 1692" - Truly fucking awesome Brutal-as-hell Black Metal. This thing is so crazy you need to listen twice just to comprehend its awesomeness.

Origin - "Antithesis" - Technical brilliance. Wow, just wow. There really isn't enough words to describe it. Even if Death Metal isn't your thing, it's worth a listen for pure awesomeness. Standouts: "The Aftermath", "Wrath of Vishnu" and pretty much everything else.

Mgla - "Groza" - If you're a fan of Black Metal, this album is a must listen. 4 songs, 36 minutes of just wow. Standouts: All 4 tracks.

Darkspace - "Darkspace III" - Another just awesome Black Metal album.

Darkestrah - "The Great Silk Road" - Very good Black Metal album. Not as good as "Epos" but good nonetheless. With five songs, the longest being over 18 minutes, with them you know what you're going to get. Standouts: Kara-Oy.

Hour of Penance - "The Vile Conception" - Terrific Brutal Death album. From Italy, no less. This is the epitome of neck-snapping material. Just awesome.

Toxic Holocaust - "An Overdose of Death" - Fucking awesome Thrash album. There isn't a song on this thing that won't make your neck hurt. Def. recommended.

Krisiun - "Southern Storm" - I wasn't the biggest fan of theirs prior to this release, but it totally surprised me. Very good brutal death.

Arghoslent - "Hornets of the Pogrom" - Terrific Death Metal album, or more like Deathly Heavy Metal. That sounds better, anyway, terrific. Give it a spin.

Motorhead - "Motörizer" - Finally. One of the legends actually release an album that's actually, um, good. After disappointing releases from the likes of Iced Earth, Priest, Metallica etc. Leave it to Lemmy to unleash this. Long live the kings!

Darkthrone - "Dark Thrones and Black Flags" - It's Darkthrone. That point is pretty much the only reason I gave it four stars instead of three. Could be ALOT better, but I still enjoyed it overall.

Death Angel - "Killing Season" - Alot better than I expected it to be, but I was expecting very little. Still doesn't come close to "Ultraviolence"

Cynic - "Traced In Air" - Definitely not as good as "Focus" but still pretty damn good. A must own when it comes out at the end of the month. Standout tracks: "The Space For This" and "Adam's Murmur"

Amon Amarth - "Twilight of the Thunder God" - Another year, another stellar AA album. While not as good as "With Oden.." it still better than most garbage released. Standout tracks: "The Hero" and "Varyags of Miklagaard"

Daylight Dies - "Lost to the Living" - Not to be confused with some terrible bands album title, this pure Doom Metal (or a tinge of Melodic Death).. Very good album, worthy of a few listens.

Meshuggah - "obZen" - Honestly, I'm not their biggest fan. I liked "Chaosphere" but most of their discography is blah to me. This was a very good album, though. One of my favorites of the year.

Testament - "The Formation of Damnation" - Better than I had expected. Still nothing groundbreaking, but again, I've only listened once, so maybe I'll find a stand out track or 2 after a couple more spins..

Decrepit Birth - "Diminishing Between Worlds" - They've went from generic Brutal Death to this, a more Technical Brutal Death.. and it works. Highly recommended. Standouts: It's only 44 minutes, listen to it all.

Deeds of Flesh - "Of What's To Come" - Another good album full of Brutal Death Metal from these guys. Not as good as previous albums, but still good indeed.

Eluveitie - "Slania" - Terrific album. If I had to give them a sound I'd say they sound like a Folk-y At The Gates. Standouts: Pretty much everything.. but "Inis Mona" and "Calling The Rain" .. just, wow.

Equilibrium - "Sagas" - Good Folky Black/Death. Good album. Standout: Mana.

Bloodbath - "The Fathomless Mastery" - Well, Akerfeldt is back, but other than that, this is some pretty solid Morbid Angel worship. Not nearly as good as "Nightmares Made Flesh" but what are ya gonna do? Standout tracks: I guess "Iesous" and "Wretched Human Mirror."

Kalmah - "For the Revolution" - Again, another good album from a band that it seems it's all they do.

Misery Index - "Traitors" - Another awesome album. There's a whole lot of this album that kicks ass.

Severed Savior - "Servile Insurrection" - Another good album from the Brutal Death Metallers.

Unleashed - "Hammer Battalion" - Well, It's Unleashed. If you've heard one album, you've heard 'em all. But they're still really good. Another awesome album from these pioneers. Standout tracks: "Marching Off to War" and well, the rest of the album.

Execration - "A Feast For the Wretched" - Fairly mediocre brutal death. Aside from the 1 or 2 tracks, this pretty much sounds like every other brutal death album on Comatose records. By the way the 2 stand-out tracks are "Embedded in Gore" and "Full Fist Sodomy".

Arckanum - "Antikosmos" - Very good Black Metal. Not completely original, but like I said, it's Pagan Black Metal. What do you expect?

Arsis - "We Are The Nightmare" - "A Celebration of Guilt" is a fantastic album that this one doesn't quite have the chops to live up too. Anyway, good death metal album if you're interested.

Woods of Ypres - "Woods III: Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues" - Alot catchier than their demo "Against the seasons.." and I can see where they're trying to go with it, but still. Could be a lot better.

Prostitute Disfigurement - "Descendants of Depravity" - If you've heard one PD song, you've heard them all. Still enjoyable, though.

Warbringer - "War Without End" - Enjoyable upon first listen, but after that the sloppy playing shows through. Plus, it gets really repetitive. Anyway, standouts would be: "Total War" and "Hell on Earth"

The Berzerker - "The Reawakening" - Well. It's The Berzerker. Is this description REALLY going to do any good?

Psycroptic - "Ob(Servant)" - Typical Death Metal. Nothing special. No real stand outs.

Gojira - "The Way of All Flesh" - Another band I wasn't a huge fan of going in, but somewhat enjoyed their latest offering.

Hail of Bullets - "…Of Frost and War" - Other than the fact that they have what is most likely the coolest name ever, they also play some pretty good DM.

Into Eternity - "The Incurable Tragedy" - I guess it's OK. Never been a huge fan of 'em, did like "Buried in Oblivion". Anyway, concept album about cancer.. Some of it works, some of it doesn't. Standout Tracks: "The Incurable Tragedy 1, 2 and 3

Dragonforce - "Ultra Beatdown" - Despite the ridiculous artwork and album title, much improved over their latest awful release. More akin to "Sonic Firestorm".. Standout Track: "Heroes of Our Time" and "Inside the Winter Storm" amongst others..

Korpiklaani - "Korven Kuningas" - I'm not that big a fan, which is why I only gave it 3 stars, it was nothing special, in fact, it was pretty forgettable.

Metallica - "Death Magnetic" - This album IS the best album Metallica has released since '88 but that's the nicest complimentah I can give itah.. I can be honest and say that solos are uninspired, the drums are awful and the bass is completely nonexistent. Anyway, standouts are: "My Apocalypse" and "The Judas Kiss"

Iced Earth - "Crucible of Man" - Well, Barlow is back, and Iced Earth suck again. Getting rid of Ripper was a dumb move and this album proves it.

Opeth - "Watershed" - I wasn't the biggest fan going in, so my bias might show in my rating but.. it's fairly mediocre. Standouts (if I had to pick on): "Hessian Peel".. and that's it.

Aborted - "Strychnine.213" - I'm a big fan of theirs, but this album sucks the holy big one.

Guns n' Roses - "Chinese Democracy" - Truly awful album, in every respect..

Cryptopsy - "The Unspoken King" - I'm going to sit here politely and act like this doesn't exist.

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My rankings so far:

1. Beck - Modern Guilt
2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
3. Lykke Li - Youth Novels
4. Santogold - Santogold

5. The Breeders - Mountain Battles
6. Black Keys - Attack & Release

7. White Denim - Exposion
8. Deerhoof - Offend Maggie

9. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
10. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

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Old 11-30-08, 10:26 PM
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i have to say that i'm disappointed at a lack of "mind blowing" or "stellar" albums this year... a handful of almost perfect ones, but so far a pretty sub-par imho.
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Don't know how I've missed out on this thread, but it will help me organize my top ten, cool!

TV on the Radio- Dear Science

Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
Flying Lotus- Los Angeles

Portishead- Third
People Under the Stairs- Fun DMC
Beck- Modern Guilt
Stephen Malkmus- Real Emotional Trash
Talkdemonic- Eyes at Half Mast
Amon Tobin- Recorded Live in Brussels

Deerhunter- Microcastle
Mogwai- The Hawk is Howling
Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts I-IV
Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
Dr. Dog- Fate
Herbaliser- Same as it Never Was
The Mole- As High as the Sky
Kanye West- 808s and Heartbreak
Of Montreal- Skeletal Lamping

Ben Folds- Way to Normal
Blitzen Trapper- Furr
Brightblack Morning Light- Motion to Rejoin
Death Cab for Cutie- Narrow Stairs

David Byrne and Brian Eno- Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
The Cure- 4:13 Dream
Ra Ra Riot- The Rhumb Line
My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges
Roots Manuva- Slime and Reason

The Roots- Rising Down

Guns n' Roses- Chinese Democracy

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Old 12-29-08, 10:27 AM
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Wow, this thread is really disappointing compared to past years. Come on, people. Update your rankings.
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Old 01-15-09, 09:42 AM
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Re: Rank'em as You Hear Them (2008)

High time for this thread to make way for the 2009 incarnation.

It can, of course, stay open for anyone who wants to update their rankings.
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