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  • 150,000+ plays and some musings

    1 Mar 2015, 22:36 by garynotrashcoug

    The other night, quietly and with very little fanfare I passed 150,000 plays on Last.fm. Pretty much one year from the day that I passed my 100,000 milestone. It's amazing to me to think that I listened to 50,000 tracks in a year, but that's only half the story. That's not including stuff I heard on the radio, live performances, friends playing music when visiting their houses, watching something on youtube which I didn't scrobble, things I heard then deleted from my scrobble history because I hated them so much.... It's amazing how much music fills your life without really trying, much less when you're like me and have music going almost around the clock.

    I love Last.fm and as I've said in the past, it's sort of like "my facebook". Other people let facebook occupy much of their time and it becomes a big part of their lives. Last.fm is like that for me and the very ephemeral nature of the internet makes me worry about what I'll do if it ever disappears. I'll live, certainly and there are far worse things which can go wrong in life, but I suppose it is a dear hobby of mine and a great resource for discovering new music and connecting with other music fans. It also satisfies my oddly exhibitionist nature when it comes to my music collection and listening habits. I can't really explain it, much less understand it but I've always been this way. Music has been a big part of my life since I was very young and I suppose that, combined with whatever twisted miasma lies deep in my psyche causes it to manifest that way.

    I also mull over the fate of Last.fm since it seems like so many longstanding third party developers and website are disappearing. Tools I used to enjoy and often employee in these journal entries such as McKillaboy's badges and lastlabs. These are additonal tools which utilize Last.fm's API and it seems like they just aren't interested or are jumping ship for other reasons. Sure, it costs money to re-register a domain every year, maintain a server, etc, but the fact that they aren't even trying anymore leads me to believe that they may have succumbed to their consensus that Last.fm is dying. There still are a lot of people using this site and a lot of people supporting it (despite all the other users who do nothing but complain). This post in particular hints that Last.fm's developers have "big things" in store on the horizon. Fingers crossed, ever hopeful. I am grateful for the few third party developers who have stuck around, like Last.fm Tools (see below).

    Thank you for reading all of that (if you actually did) and now that I got that off my chest, it's time for some stats! You love stats as much as I do right?

    What I've (mostly) been listening to for the past 12 months:





    Top artists for the past 12 months:
    1. The Legendary Pink Dots
    2. Ween
    3. Beck
    4. David Byrne
    5. UB40
    6. Talking Heads
    7. Spiritualized
    8. 新居昭乃 (Akino Arai)
    9. 大谷幸 (Kow Otani)
    10. Herbie Hancock

    Top tracks for the past 12 months:
    1. The ByrdsYou Ain't Going Nowhere
    2. Bob DylanKnockin' on Heaven's Door
    3. Brian Eno & David ByrneEverything That Happens
    4. Chelsea WolfeWe Hit a Wall
    5. RideDreams Burn Down
    6. RideDecay
    7. The Stone RosesMade of Stone
    8. I Break HorsesDenial
    9. The Stone RosesI Wanna Be Adored
    10. Talking HeadsWarning Sign

    garynotrashcoug's top albums (year) 1. Joy Division - Heart and Soul (235)
    2. Killing Joke - Singles Collection 1979 - 2012 (132)
    3. Ride - Waves (102)
    4. Oingo Boingo - Best O' Boingo (94)
    5. Spacemen 3 - Recurring (90)
    6. Doves - Lost Souls (90)
    7. The Raveonettes - Pretty in Black (90)
    8. Cymande - Cymande (85)
    9. Spiritualized - Pure Phase (84)
    10. Blue Man Group - Audio (84)


    I suppose this type of journal entry is more for my own records, to go back and look at a snapshot from a previous year and see what my listening tastes were like at the time, more than anything else. Thanks for reading and to group leaders still present for letting me spam your journal feed and hey.....at least there's one McKillaboy badge which still works....
  • Albums of the Week (Neeshcast segment for 2015)

    22 Feb 2015, 13:37 by neesh

    Each week I pick a different album, either from 1995 or 2005, for myself and listeners of Neeshcast to lend an ear to. It could be a first listen, or it could be the first in quite some time. Some truly groundbreaking albums came out 10 and 20 years ago. It’s nice to push them back into focus, and reflect on their influence.



    The Album of the Week from Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 (week 7) is the third dredg album, Catch Without Arms.

    I've put together a handy Spotify playlist including all of our Albums of the Week to date, with the exception of Cage’s Hell’s Winter, which is not in Spotify’s library.


    I encourage you to lend an ear to the Albums of the Week and share your thoughts! A new album is announced every Wednesday night during the Neeshcast between 7-11pm Central on Radio Xenu.
  • Non Rock/Metal Albums I Got In 2015

    14 Feb 2015, 23:39 by metalhead61484

    Kid Ink - Full Speed

    Ne-Yo - Non-Fiction

    Sisqo - Last Dragon

    Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

    Twitzid - The Darkness

    Hardwell - United We Are
  • Rock/Metal Albums I Got In 2015

    14 Feb 2015, 23:29 by metalhead61484

    Battle Beast - Unholy Savior

    Napalm Death - Apex Predator – Easy Meat

    Papa Roach - F.E.A.R

    Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha/Juggernaut: Omega

    Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
  • DISS NA SOCJALIZM II (PROLOG)

    23 Jan 2015, 20:28 by YesterdaysRain

    Kiedy Marks z Engelsem
    Manifest pisali
    Niejedną flaszę wódki
    zaanektowali...
    To, wszak, tłumaczy,
    dlaczego stronice tegoż "Dzieła"
    nie są aprobowane przez Badacza,
    za to lud chętnie z nich korzysta
    podczas wizytacji SR A C Z A!
    Ów Manifest -
    fasetowany, niczym kamień drogocenny,
    dziś jest przyczyną świata
    gehenny!...
  • DISS NA SOCJALIZM I

    22 Jan 2015, 00:31 by YesterdaysRain

    Każdy był kiedyś socjalistą
    Będąc w podstawówce żem tego liznął -
    Był to smak cierpki z kloacznym polotem...
    Nigdy nie będę socjalistą z powrotem!
    Socjalizm jest historii klamotem -
    Dziś lirycznie besztam go z błotem
    Skończ udawać Donkiszota -
    Socjalizm - głupoty zygota!

    Burzum
    Honor
    Metallica
    Katy Perry
    SlayerMegadeth
    Mayhem
    Luxtorpeda
    Coma
    Radiohead
    Rise Against
    Behemoth
    Lana Del Rey
  • My favorite new releases in 2014

    20 Jan 2015, 04:42 by garynotrashcoug

    I wrote a rather extensive one for 2013 and I'm a bit late this time, but I'm still getting caught up with all the great music released in 2014. In the meantime, here are my top five so far:


    Goat - Commune: I've heard people say their debut World Music was better, but this was my first encounter with them and I was not disappointed. I've been on a "world psych" kick this past year and this album carries a heavyweight power that just took my breath away.



    Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors: To call them a "power trio" would be an understatement. Sludge hardcore at it's finest. The twin female backing vocals offset the highly aggressive male lead vocals nicely.



    I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro: Just when you think you've heard it all from electronica.... and again, not their debut but my first introduction to them and it didn't fail to amaze me how fresh and original it sounded.



    The Men - Tomorrow's Hits: not everything needs to be groundbreaking or orignial or highly experimental. Sometimes, just putting together a really, really good rock n' roll record is enough. This is that record. Words can't really describe it and aren't really necessary. Great musicianship, great song writing.



    Thievery Corporation - Saudade: the long time bossa nova-influenced Thievery Corporation sets about recording a proper bossa nova album and does so with aplomb. This was inevitable, but I was still surprised and impressed.
  • My 2014 Year End List

    16 Jan 2015, 05:43 by irishtim

    Wow, it's hard to believe it's that time again. Is it just me, or did this year just fly by in a blink. After compiling my list of albums I obtained and listened to, I'm convinced that this year was pretty bland as far as great albums go. There definitely are a few the were stellar, but with the exception of a select few, nothing absolutely blew me away. Enough chatter and on to the list.

    My 10 Favorite*
    *(in alphabetical order)



    Baptists - Bloodmines
    This album has gotten a lot of negative reviews and press complaining that it fell flat in comparison to their debut, Bushcraft. While I agree that this album doesn't come close to the brilliance that Bushcraft was, Bloodmines certainly does not suck. In fact, songs like Vistas, Festered, and Calling are some of my favorites that they've written to date. Nick Yacyshyn also continues to establish himself as one of the best drummers in the heavy music realm with his incredibly technical and speedy delivery.




    Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown
    These guys have always been hit and miss with me. I loved Gutter Phenomenon, didn't like The Big Dirty as much; I loved New Junk Aesthetic, but didn't like Ex Lives. It seems like every other album lacked from the previous. By that thinking and reasoning, I should love this new one... and I do. The band also did themselves a favor by enlisting the services of the best producer in the metal scene, Kurt Ballou. The end result is a well produced, technically solid release that does not disappoint.




    Enabler - La Fin Absolute Du Monte
    Their release "All Hail The Void" narrowly missed my cut for the top ten in 2012. This year brought us their follow up full length. Although not as strong as their previous release, this 3-piece from Milwaukee sure knows how to melt faces with their blend of fast pissed off hardcore, punk, metal. Highly recommended for fans of bands such as Converge and All Pigs Must Die.




    Generation of Vipers - Coffin Wisdom
    This was probably my favorite release of 2014. This band fucking slays!!! If you're not familiar with these guys, they play an awesome mix of post-metal and sludge with riffs and rhythms that hit so hard, you'll be picking your teeth up off the floor. If you're into heavy music with growling vocals, chugging dark riffage, and pounding drum rhythms, do yourself a favor and get this album.




    Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
    This band has gotten better with every album in my opinion. Their debut Night Terrors was great, their follow up Weatherhead was even better and made my top ten in 2011. This year, the band releases their best album to date. Great heavy, sludgy song-writing with 3 part, male/female vocal harmonies. I've also said it before and I'll say it again, Hozoji Matheson-margullis is my favorite female drummer and she keeps getting better. She's got some serious chops on this album.




    Minus the Bear - Lost Loves
    I wasn't expecting this album to be this good let alone to crack the exclusive top ten. Don't get me wrong, I love me some MTB, but their last few releases have not lived up to the greatness of their earlier releases. Lost Loves brings back those elements of technical finger tapping and complex song-writing that hooked me in the first place. This album puts to the wayside the simplified and mainstreamed sound of the last few releases and returns the band to their earlier sound that put them on the map.




    Mursa - MRSA
    Here's my curveball in the top ten. This album was a gem of a find while cursing around on Bandcamp one day. This 3-piece band of youngsters from Portland, Oregon solidified their spot in the top ten with an album chalked full of crushing, heavy, sludgy goodness. Looking for that new metal band that no one has ever heard of? Than look no further than these guys. Check it out for yourself, you won't be letdown http://mursa.bandcamp.com




    Run With The Hunted - The Sieve and The Sand
    This was another random discovery while poking around on Bandcamp. Run With The Hunted play a blend of high energy, pissed off, chaotic, hardcore punk that would be a welcome sound in the toughest of mosh pits. I have a hard time not pumping my fists while listening to this album at an ungodly volume. This could easily be the soundtrack to a massive street brawl or neighborhood riot.




    Steaksauce Mustache - The Almighty Aardvoctomalark!
    After years of playing shows, and numerous line-up changes, my hometown Grants Pass, Oregon's own Steaksauce Mustache finally released their debut full length album via Bandcamp. This album is highly recommended for any fans of early The Dillinger Escape Plan, Norma Jean, The Chariot, and Arsonists Get All The Girls. Check it our for yourself, name your price @ http://steaksaucemustache.bandcamp.com/releases




    United Nations - The Next Four Years
    It was a long 4 year wait since their epic EP Never Mind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures, but it was well worth the wait. This supergroup featuring members of Thursday, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Pianos Become the Teeth, and one of my favorite drummers Ben Koller of Converge, Mutoid Man & All Pigs Must Die to name a few, delivers an all out assault on their second full length album. I can only hope it won't take another 4 long years before we'll from this awesome band again.

    Other Greats*
    *(Not quite top ten)



    ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX
    Not my favorite album of theirs, but really good nonetheless. these guys really can't do no wrong in my book.



    Audrey Fall - Mitau
    Really great , , album from this 4-piece band from Latvia.



    Barrows - Red Giant
    This Los Angeles , , caught my attention with their 2011 release, Imprecari Island. This release is just as memorable. Check out for yourself, both releases are name your price @ https://barrowstheband.bandcamp.com



    Dirt Cannon - Tough Love
    Superb , album from a band obviously heavily influenced by bands such as Every Time I Die, He Is Legend and Cancer Bats. Regardless, I really enjoyed this one.



    Ire Wolves - The Ascetic
    Very solid debut from this 3-piece band from Duluth, MN. Recommended for fans of Isis, Cult of Luna or Mouth of the Architect. Find out, name your price, here http://irewolves.bandcamp.com/releases



    Jack And The Bearded Fisherman - Minor Noise
    Don't let their kinda foolish name deter you. This French , band narrowly escaped my top ten in 2011 with their Places To Hide album. They did the same thing in 2014 with this release too.



    Kerretta - Pirohia
    I've love everything this , band has released to date, and this album is no exception.



    La Mar - Tides
    Great , , band from Caracas, Venezuela. I listened to this one a lot.



    Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
    I believe that I mentioned it before that I've came to terms with the fact that gone are the days of the Remission/Leviathan era Mastodon and that they've molded their sound into something different. With that said, I do love me some Mastodon. This album is catchy as hell and it grew on me quite a bit.



    Minerva Superduty - Minerva Superduty
    Anyone who knows me and my musical taste knows that I'm a sucker for a great instrumental band. This was probably my favorite album without vocals in 2014. I couldn't get enough of it. Not to mention they made it a name your price @ http://minervasuperduty.bandcamp.com



    Nero Di Marte - Derivae
    Awesome technical album from this 4-piece band hailing from Bologna, Italy. Recommended for fans of Gojira, Neurosis, and Tool.



    Oceanic - Origin
    When this , , band from Halifax, Nova Scotia locks into one of their many complex and off-time rhythms, it gives me goosebumps. Very solid debut album.


    Good, not great*
    *worth mentioning

    Akela -Akela (Hardcore, Post-Metal)

    Alaskan - Despair, Erosion, Loss (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Alinda - Comets' Tails (Post-Rock)

    Allochiria - Omonoia (Post-Metal)

    Aminals - Dead Air (Hardcore)

    Amniac - Infinite (Sludge)

    Amouth - Awaken (Post-Metal)

    Antethic - Origin (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Appollonia - Dull Parade (Post-Hardcore, Post-Metal, Alt Metal)

    As We Draw - Mirages (Post-Metal, Hardcore)

    Astralia - Atlas (Instrumental Rock)

    Attic - Seasons (Hardcore, Death Metal, Progressive)

    Bear the Mammoth - Yamadori (Post-Rock)

    Becoming The Lion - Automa (Instrumental Rock)

    Beware of Safety - Lotusville (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Bird Eater - Dead Mothers Make The Sun Set (Chaotic Hardcore, Sludge)

    Body Hound - Rhombus Now (Progressive, Math, Instrumental Rock)

    Brontide - Artery (Post-Hardcore)

    Carne - Ville Morgue (Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Sludge)

    Challenger Deep - Irreversible (Post-Metal)

    Clover - Vultures (Hardcore)

    Cold Blue Mountain - Old Blood (Post-Metal)

    Comrades - Safekeeper (Instrumental Rock)

    Cotidal - Lunar Day (Post-Metal)

    Deaf Eyes - Deaf Eyes (Instrumental Metal)

    Direwolves - Aegri Somnia (Hardcore)

    Earthship - Withered (Sludge, Post-Metal)

    Echoes and Signals - V (Instrumental Rock)

    Escapethecult - All You Want To (Progressive Rock)

    Exalt - Pale Light - (Hardcore)

    Father Figure - Heavy Meddlers (Progressive, Jazz, Instrumental)

    Giza - I Am The Ocean, I Am The Sea (Instrumental, Sludge, Stoner)

    Gunfight Fever - Gunfight Fever (Instrumental Metal)

    Gust - Gust (Hardcore)

    HawkMoth - Calamitas (Instrumental, Post-Metal)

    Herod - They Were None (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Huldra - Black Tides (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Ilenkus - The Crossing (Hardcore)

    Ilydaen - The Crossing (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    In The Presence of Wolves - Thalassas (Progressive, Post-Hardcore)

    Jakob - Sines (Post-Rock)

    Key of Solomon - Exile (Progressive, Instrumental Metal)

    LANDS - Misanthropy (Post-Metal)

    Lost in the Riots - Move On, Make Trails (Instrumental Rock)

    Mantar - Death By Burning (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Marasme - De Ilums I Ombres (Post-Hardcore, Hardcore)

    The Mercury Tree - Countenance (Progressive, Indie Rock)

    Moanaa - Descent (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Mongrels - Gnawed Bones (Hardcore)

    Moutheater - Passing Key (Noise Rock)

    N.Tesla - Lux Manifesto (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Old Man Gloom - Ape Of God (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    Pet Slimmers of the Year - Fragments Of Uniforms (Instrumental Rock)

    Redwood Hill - Collider (Sludge)

    The Return South - The Return South (Instrumental Rock)

    Ritual Mess - Vile Art (Noise Rock)

    Rodha - Welter Through The Ashes (Post-Metal, Sludge)

    The Samuel Jackson Five - Seasons In The Hum (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Save Us From Archon - Thereafter (Math, Instrumental Rock)

    Show Me A Dinosaur - Dust (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Slugdge - Gastronomicon (Hardcore, Sludge)

    Sora Shima - You Are Surrounded (Post-Rock)

    Telepathy - 12 Areas (Instrumental Metal)

    Terraforma - Creatures (Instrumental Rock)

    Terronaut - (Instrumental Rock, Post-Metal)

    These Are My Tombs - Morphosis (Instrumental, Post-Rock)

    Torrential Downpour - Truth Knowledge Vision (Hardcore)

    TotorRo - Home Alone (Instrumental Rock)

    Trade in a Temple - Obsession (Instrumental Metal)

    Trudger - Dormiveglia (Hardcore, Sludge)

    Tsima - Shatter (Post-Metal)

    Watered - Some Are Born Into The Endless Night (Instrumental Rock)

    Yarn Of Norna - Ronové (Post-Metal)

    Yoma - Approaching Silence (Post-Metal)

    Biggest Disappointments



    Giant Squid - Minoans
    I've really enjoyed everything this band had released up to this point. This album fell flat to their previous work. I found it kind of boring and uninventive for their standards.


    He Is Legend - Heavy Fruit
    This makes me really sad that I have to put this one in the disappointment list. I just could not get into this one at all. After about song 4, it just drags and never picks back up to the intensity that they're know for.


    Maybeshewill - Fair Youth
    A big letdown of a release from one of my favorite cinematic instrumental rock bands. Nothing really grabbed me enough to stay interested in this album.


    This Will Destroy You - Another Language
    For a little time there, I though this band would battle Explosions In The Sky for the throne of best instrumental and climactic band. But, in my opinion, this band peaked with their debut EP, Young Mountain. Every album since then has gotten less and less interesting.


    Young and in the Way - When Life Comes To Death
    I was really hoping they would have built on the momentum from their last 3 releases. But this one feels a step in the opposite direction to me.


    Well I think that about wraps it up for 2014. It may seem like I listened to a ton of albums (which I did) but as you might notice, I didn't really have that much to say about the majority of them. All in all, I think this was a pretty down year as a whole as far as great albums goes. It was actually fairly difficult determining my favorite ten.

    As always, your comments, suggestions, two cents, and hate mail is more than welcome. If you feel I missed the mark on something, for sure let me know. It won't hurt my feelings.
  • Year-End chart 2014

    1 Jan 2015, 01:11 by xxxronis

    Artists


    Extra:
    #26 Valentina Monetta 224
    #27 A Great Big World 221
    #29 Maroon 5 215
    #32 Lorde 196
    #32 Avicii 196
    #35 Bette Midler 175
    #41 Thievery Corporation 151
    #42 You+Me 150
    #43 Ruth Lorenzo 148
    #50 Hozier 125
    #56 Imagine Dragons 101
    #69 Jessie Ware 80
    #70 Katy Perry 77
    #71 M.I.A. 76
    #79 Beyoncé 67
    #79 Jessie J 67
    #83 Danielle Bradbery 65
    #84 Coldplay 62
    #87 Billie Joe + Norah 54
    #95 Ed Sheeran 45

    Tracks


    Extra
    #28 A Great Big World – Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera) 102
    #29 Helena Paparizou – 4 Another 1 100
    #30 Can-linn – Heartbeat (feat. Kasey Smith) 99
    #31 Imagine Dragons – Radioactive 98
    #31 Cristina Scarlat – Wild Soul 98
    #34 Trijntje Oosterhuis – Walk Along 95
    #35 Marina & the Diamonds – The Outsider 92
    #36 Teo – Cheesecake 91
    #39 Jennifer Lopez – Booty (feat. Pitbull) 85
    #40 Emmelie de Forest – Rainmaker 84
    #42 Marina & the Diamonds – Hermit the Frog 82
    #42 Ace Wilder – Busy Doin' Nothin' 82
    #48 Cher - I Walk Alone 77
    #49 Shakira – Can't Remember to Forget You 76
    #53 Sia – Dressed in Black 72
    #54 You+Me – You and Me 70
    #55 Madonna – Devil Pray 69
    #56 Lorde - Team 68
    #61 Conchita Wurst – Unbreakable 66
    #61 Avicii – Hey Brother 66
    #61 Brequette – Más 66
    #64 The Common Linnets – When Love Was King 65
    #65 Jennifer Lopez – Tens (feat. Jack Mizrahi) 63
    #70 Jason Derülo – Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) 59
    #70 Indila – Run Run 59
    #70 Birdy – Strange Birds 59
    #73 Elaiza – I Don't Love You 58
    #73 Emmelie de Forest – Drunk Tonight 58
    #76 Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments 57
    #76 Katy Perry – Dark Horse 57
    #76 Anouk – You & I 57
    #82 Shakira – Dare (La La La) 55
    #98 Stromae – Papaoutai 47

    Albums



  • My Top 50 Played Albums 2k14

    31 Dec 2014, 11:47 by Music-Ninja

    music-ninja's top albums (year) 1. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata (251)
    2. Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels 2 (219)
    3. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (161)
    4. Madvillain - Madvillainy (158)
    5. Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica (152)
    6. Danny Brown - Old (142)
    7. Flatbush ZOMBiES - BetterOffDEAD (130)
    8. Gangsta Pat - Deadly Verses (123)
    9. Run the Jewels - Run The Jewels (120)
    10. B-Legit - The Hemp Museum (119)
    11. David Wise - Donkey Kong Country (117)
    12. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (116)
    13. Cormega - Mega Philosophy (110)
    14. Strapping Young Lad - City (106)
    15. The Game - The Documentary (101)
    16. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (100)
    17. Madlib - Beat Konducta Vol. 3 & 4: In India (96)
    18. C-Bo - Tales From The Crypt (92)
    19. Brother Ali - Us (92)
    20. CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange (85)
    21. Marsimoto - Grüner Samt (85)
    22. Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain (84)
    23. Talking Heads - Remain in Light (81)
    24. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music (81)
    25. Mos Def - Black On Both Sides (80)
    26. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Live and Let Die (80)
    27. Bill Withers - Still Bill (80)
    28. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die (77)
    29. Mike Oldfield - Man On The Rocks (74)
    30. CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume One (73)
    31. Big K.R.I.T. - King Remembered in Time (72)
    32. Clipse - We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2 (70)
    33. CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume Three (69)
    34. Talking Heads - Fear of Music (65)
    35. Lords of the Underground - Here Come the Lords (65)
    36. D'Angelo - Brown Sugar (65)
    37. Lil Ugly Mane - Three Sided Tape Vol. 2 (64)
    38. Björk - Homogenic (63)
    39. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (63)
    40. Canibus - Rip The Jacker (62)
    41. Mac Mall - Illegal Business? (61)
    42. Esham - Closed Casket (60)
    43. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (59)
    44. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (58)
    45. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies (58)
    46. Spice 1 - Spice 1 (57)
    47. Black Flag - Damaged (56)
    48. Mac Dre - The Genie of the Lamp (56)
    49. Godflesh - Streetcleaner (55)
    50. Slowdive - Souvlaki (55)