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Purpose: to introduce the world to the best music they've never heard.

Please support the artists I reference and buy their albums if you like what you hear.

Rating Chart
7.0-7.9Very Good

Trends you'll notice in the music I post:

a. Predominantly independent music. We all know the best music is spawned from the heart, not the wallet.
b. Lack of focus on lyrics. I don't consider lyrics to be part of the "music." Vocals, yes. Lyrics, no.
c. Overwhelmingly depressing music. Sadness inspires me, what can I say?
d. Words to describe what I like: high-fret, cacophony, crescendo, aggressive, ethereal, patient, repetitive, unorthodox, innovative, hypnotic, etc. I like music that can make me feel like I'm transcending into another world.
e. To the untrained eye, it may appear I have a wide taste in music given the breadth of bands I know. Nothing could be further from the truth; I'm actually very narrow-minded and elitist. But I'm still down to hear out recommendations.
f. For reference's sake, my current (7/05) top 30 favorite bands:

1. The Appleseed Cast
2. Broken Social Scene
3. Death Cab for Cutie
4. Smashing Pumpkins
5. Cursive
6. The Gloria Record
7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
8. A Silver Mt. Zion
9. Radiohead
10. The Postal Service
11. The Arcade Fire
12. Interpol
13. The Music
14. Modest Mouse
15. Dave Matthews Band
16. Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
17. Bloc Party
18. The Exploits of Elaine
19. Longwave
20. Explosions in the Sky
21. 65 Days of Static
22. This Beautiful Mess
23. Mogwai
24. Minus the Bear
25. Les Savy Fav
26. The Mars Volta
27. M83
28. Thursday
29. The Go! Team
30. Sunny Day Real Estate