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Best Rock Albums
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    8/10
  1. Shit And Shine: Ladybird (Latitudes)
  2. Toby Driver: In the L..L..Library Loft (Tzadik)
  3. Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (Universal)
    7.5/10
  4. Tera Melos: Tera Melos (Sargent House)
  5. Orthrelm: OV (Ipecac)
  6. Grouper: Way Their Crept (Free Porcupine Society)
  7. Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks (Leaf)
  8. Xiu Xiu: La Foret (5 Rue Christine)
  9. Hella: Church Gone Wild / Chirpin Hard (Suicide Squeeze)
  10. David Thomas Broughton: The Complete Guide To Insufficiency (Plug Research)
  11. Rosetta: The Galilean Satellites (Translation Loss)
  12. Eluvium: Talk Amongst The Trees (Temporary Residence)
  13. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
  14. Shugo Tokumaru: L.S.T. (Active Suspension)
    7/10
  15. Won James Won: Theorist Attack (RAIG)
  16. Acid Mothers Temple: Iao Chant From The Cosmic Inferno (Ace Fu)
  17. Yellow Swans: Psychic Secession (Numerical Thief)
  18. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (Secretly Canadian)
  19. Decemberists: Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
  20. Los Siquicos Litoralenos: A Pleno Ritmo Sideral (self)
  21. Eels: Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (Vagrant)
  22. Richard Chartier: Tracing (Non Visual Objects)
  23. Paul Dolden: Delires De Plaisirs (Empreintes Digitales)
  24. Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production Of Eggs (Righteous Babe)
  25. Safety Scissors: Tainted Lunch (Scape)
  26. Infidel? Castro: Bioentropic Damage Fractal (Crucial Blast)
  27. Between the Buried and Me: Alaska (Victory)
  28. Akron/Family: Akron/Family (Young God)
  29. Fiery Furnaces: Rehearsing My Choir (Rough Trade)
  30. Bird Show: Green Inferno (Kranky)
  31. Harris Newman: Accidents with Nature and Each Other (Strange Attractors)
  32. Serena-Maneesh: Serena-Maneesh (Playlouder)
  33. Black Dice: Broken Ear Record (DFA)
  34. Caribou: The Milk Of Human Kindness (Leaf)
  35. Nudge: Cached (Kranky)
  36. Sunn O))): Black One (Southern Lord)
  37. Menomena: Under An Hour (Film Guerrero)
  38. System Of A Down: Mezmerize (Columbia)
  39. Lorna: Static Patterns & Souvenirs (Words On Music)
  40. Khanate: Capture & Release (Hydra Head)
  41. By The End Of Tonight: A Tribute To Tigers (Temporary Residence)
  42. Kevin Blechdom: Eat My Heart Out (Chicks On Speed)
  43. Mountains Mountains (Apestaartje)
  44. No-Neck Blues Band: Qvaris (5 Rue Christine)
  45. Corrupted: El Mundo Frio (HG Fact)
  46. Dirty Projectors: The Getty Address (Western Vinyl)
  47. Fear Falls Burning: He Spoke in Dead Tongues (Projekt)
  48. My Cat Is An Alien: The Cosmological Eye Trilogy (Last Visible Dog)
  49. Wolf Parade: Apologies To The Queen Mary (Sub Pop)
  50. Jasun Martz: The Pillory/ The Battle (Under the Asphalt)
  51. Pamela Z: A Delay Is Better (Starkland)
  52. Jan Jelinek: Kosmischer Pitch (scape)
  53. Monarch: 666 (Solitude)
  54. Earthless: Sonic Prayer (Gravity)
  55. Venetian Snares: Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett (Planet Mu)
  56. Wold: L.O.T.M.P. (Profound Love)
  57. Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (Jagjaguwar)
  58. Black Lips: Let It Bloom (In The Red)
  59. Daedelus: Exquisite Corpse (Ninja Tune)
  60. Gang Gang Dance: God's Money (Social Registry)
  61. Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Absencen (Staubgold)
  62. Darkspace: II (Avantgarde)
  63. Suishou No Fune: Suishou No Fune (Japanoise)
  64. Kanye West: Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)
  65. Tape: Rideau (Hapna)
  66. Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks (Side One Dummy)
  67. Green Milk From The Planet Orange: City Calls Revolution (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  68. Double Leopards: A Hole Is True (Troubleman Unlimited)
  69. Psychic Paramount: Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural (No Quarter)
  70. Combat Astronomy: The Dematerialized Passenger (Discus)
  71. Horse The Band: The Mechanical Hand (Koch)
  72. Times New Viking: Dig Yourself (Siltbreeze)
  73. Cadence Weapon: Breaking Kayfabe (Upper Class)
  74. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter II (Cash Money)
  75. Gojira: From Mars to Sirius (2005)
Songs
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  1. Banaroo: Dubi Dam Dam
  2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
  3. Gogol Bordello: Think Locally Fuck Globally
  4. Grouper: Hold A Desert Feel Its Hand
  5. Hella: Imaginary Friends
  6. Serena-Maneesh: Drain Cosmetics
  7. System Of A Down: B.Y.O.B.
  8. Bloc Party: Banquet
  9. Eels: The Stars Shine In The Sky Tonight
  10. Jens Lekman: Black Cab
  11. Chuck Bettis: Deathmetal Dancehall
  12. Nudge: Parade
  13. Harris Newman: Driving All Night
  14. Caribou: Yeti
  15. Lorna: The Last Mosquito Fight Of Summer
  16. M83: A Guitar and a Heart
  17. Animal Collective: Grass
  18. Sufjan Stevens: The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  19. Wold: Lug-Dunum
  20. Rihanna: Pon De Replay
  21. Architecture In Helsinki: It's 5
  22. Hella: Gold Mine Gold Yours
  23. Dirty Projectors: Warholian Wigs
  24. Okkervil River: A Stone
  25. Shugo Tokumaru: Kiiro
  26. Malcolm Middleton: Devastation
  27. Ulver: It Is Not Sound
  28. Safety Scissors: After Disaster
  29. Won James Won: Un Pipistrello Rosso
  30. Pissed Jeans: Boring Girls
  31. Vitalic: Newman
  32. Okkervil River: Song Of Our So-Called Friend
  33. Los Siquicos Litoralenos: El Gran Ritmo Sideral
  34. We Are Wolves: Non Stop
  35. Patrick Wolf: Tristan
  36. Decemberists: The Infanta
  37. Death Cab For Cutie: Soul Meets Body
  38. M83: Teen Angst
  39. Times New Viking: Lion & Oil
  40. Sons and Daughters: Taste the Last Girl
  41. Thao Nguyen: What About
  42. Vitalic: My Friend Dario
  43. Bachelorette: My Electric Husband
  44. Maximo Park: Apply Some Pressure
  45. Shugo Tokumaru: Mist
  46. Lil Wayne: Hustler Musik
  47. Wingdale Community Singers: Rat on the Tracks
  48. Belbury Poly: Wildspot
  49. Quasimoto: Closer
  50. Roisin Murphy : Ramalama
  51. Andrew Jackson Jihad (AJJ): Ladykiller
  52. Amy Rigby: Dancing With Joey Ramone
  53. Grazhdanskaya Oborona: Nebo Kak Kofe/ The Sky is like Coffee
  54. White Stripes: Blue Orchid

Extended compositions
  1. Shit And Shine: Ladybird
  2. Tera Melos: Melody 8
  3. Orthrelm: OV
  4. Yellow Swans: True Union
  5. Acid Mothers Temple: OM Riff from The Cosmic Inferno
  6. Toby Driver: Kandu vs Corky (Horrorca)
  7. Mars Volta: Cygnus Vismund Cygnus
  8. Menomena: Water
  9. Khanate: Release
  10. Pelican: March To The Sea
  11. James Blackshaw: Sunshrine
  12. Rosetta: Sol
  13. Corrupted: El Mundo Frio
  14. Grouper: Close Cloak
  15. Caribou: A Final Warning
  16. Infidel? Castro: (In) Voluntary Emotional Response
  17. Wolf Eyes: A2
  18. Earthless: Flower Travelin' Man
  19. Green Milk From The Planet Orange: Concrete City Breakdown
  20. Mars Volta: Cassandra Gemini
  21. Rick Cox: Fade
  22. Richard Chartier: Tracing
  23. Sunn O))): Bathory Erzebet
  24. Necks: See Through
  25. Bird Show: Always Never Sleep
  26. Sigur Ros: Milano
  27. Boredoms: Seadrum
  28. Fiery Furnaces: Seven Silver Curses
  29. Colleen: Everything Lay Still
  30. Nadja: Autosomal
  31. Aki Peltonen: Finnish Waltz
  32. Jesu: Sun Day
  33. Fiery Furnaces: 4823 22nd Street
  34. Paul Dolden: Entropic Twilights
  35. Mountains: Paper Windmill
  36. No-Neck Blues Band: The Caterpillar Heart
  37. Toby Driver: Eptaceros
  38. Jasun Martz: The Battle/ First Movement
  39. Sunn O))): Cry For The Weeper
  40. Eluvium: Taken
  41. Out Hud: Dear Mr Bush
  42. LCD Soundsystem: Yeah
  43. Double Leopards: Out Of One Through One And To One
  44. Sunroof: Be Sure To Boogie
  45. Subarachnoid Space: Duster
  46. Mrtyu: Rites Of Death In Body Temple
  47. Behold the Arctopus: Exospacial Psionic Aura
  48. Dream Theater: Octavarium
  49. Pita: Like Watching Shit on a Shelf
  50. 1349: Hellfire
  51. Fursaxa: Tyranny
  52. Venetian Snares: Ketsarku Mozgalom
  53. David Thomas Broughton: Unmarked Grave
  54. DJ Koze: Brutalga Square
  55. Meshuggah: In Death Is Death
  56. Suishou No Fune: The Blue Bird - Betrayal and Freedom
  57. Monarch: Les Lumieres Have Been Blown Out
  58. Psychic Paramount: Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural
  59. Alps: The River Lies With The The Lilies
  60. Nadja: Memory Leak
  61. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: The Canyons Long Winding Words
  62. Steven Smith: Crown of Marches
  63. Mountains: Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass
  64. Monument of Urns: The Ancient Method
  65. Red Sparowes: Alone And Unaware
  66. White Rainbow: Zome
  67. Double Leopards: White Cadillac
  68. Combat Astronomy: The Dematerialised Passenger
  69. Akron Family: Italy
  70. Sunn O))): Orthodox Caveman
  71. Ascanio Borga: Bad Ground
  72. Volcano the Bear: Curly Robot
  73. Vladislav Delay: The Second Quarter
  74. Gospel: Golden Dawn
Jazz

    7.5/10
  1. Territory Band: A New Horse for the White House (october 2005)
  2. Acoustic Ladyland: Last Chance Disco (Babel)
  3. Dave Douglas: Mountain Passages (Green Leaf)
  4. Either/Orchestra: Ethiopiques 20: Live In Addis (Buda Musique)
  5. Keith Rowe: The Room (Earstwhile)
    7/10
  6. Vijay Iyer: Reimagining (Savoy)
  7. Ken Vandermark: Alchemia (Not Two)
  8. Alex Von Schlippenbach: Monk's Casino (Intakt)
  9. Michael Attias: Renku (Playscape)
  10. Edmund Welles: Agrippa's 3 Books (Self-Released)
  11. Free Music Ensemble: Cuts (Okkadisk)
  12. Mats Gustafsson: Catapult (Doubt)
  13. Wayne Shorter: Beyond The Sound Barrier (Verve)
  14. Terence Blanchard: Flow (Blue Note)
  15. Dave Holland: Over Time (Dare2)
  16. Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra: Not In Our Name (Verve)
  17. Benny Greb's Grebfruit (2005)

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