Favorite Albums

Recent Ratings

XTC - English Settlement
XTC
English Settlement
93
Dec 8, 2023
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
Pavement
Wowee Zowee
90
Nov 25, 2023
Weezer - Pinkerton
Weezer
Pinkerton
100
Nov 17, 2023
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Jeff Buckley
Grace
94
Nov 14, 2023

Recent Reviews

The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
86
"And into the eyes of the jackal, I say, 'Ka-boom!'"

There's one albums worth of incredible material here surrounded by a lot of tossed-off waffle. Can't deny is a bonafide classic, though.

Props to Flood for making this work!

Jeff Buckley - Grace
94
I adore this album. Jeff's voice, the writing, the emotion dripping off every note... it's unbelievable. Nothing more cleansing to the soul than turning this up loud in the car and belting your lungs out.

Favourites: Grace and Last Goodbye deserve more than 100, just perfection. Mojo Pin, So Real, Lover and Eternal Life are not far behind.

Hallelujah and Corpus Christi Carol are skips for me. I don't hate them, but for me, the album flows best without them.

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
100
Where the 100s at? You're Living All Over Me is masterpiece!

It's not an immediate clicker, especially if you've not been exposed to a lot of music like it before, but it's worth sticking with.

Once it gets under your skin... ugh, it's just too good. The heavy drums, strummed bass and screeching guitar solos will not fail to knock you down. Turn it up loud AF and fall into it!

The lo-fi recording makes it harsh and abrasive in all the right ways. A cleaner studio recording would remove the ... read more

Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky
68
Not a bad debut.

It's quite rough, the band were clearly still finding their feet. The scrappiness adds to the charm, though!

It's not a satisfying full listen as much of the material (particularly on the latter half) sounds like it needed more time in the oven. I suggest taking the best tracks ("Joy. Discovery. Invention", "27", "Justboy","Kill The Old...", "57") and drop the rest.

88
Happy 20th The Vertigo of Bliss 🎂

I have a lot of nostalgia for this album. I was a teen when it dropped, I bought the CD and played it religiously.

Biffy Clyro had a very distinct sound on these earlier albums. It leans heavily on the loud/quiet dynamic, but it’s more than that. There are elements here that are instantly recognisable as Biffy Clyro - like Simon’s guitar tone (apparently single coil through BOSS Metal Zone). The way they mix strings and guitar feels like their ... read more

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Album scores are an average of all tracks.

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
16

80-89
 
9

70-79
 
2

60-69
 
4

50-59
 

40-49
 
1

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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