Rockin’ Thru the Aughts

Many refer to the first ten years of the new millennium, beginning in the year 2000, as “the aughts”. For myself, these were probably my most formative years. As the ball dropped on the new millennium, I was eight years old; in the summer of 2009, I was graduating high school and preparing for my first semester of college. Thus, it was during my middle and high school years when my exposure to music made the most radical turns. Specifically, I went from casually consuming whatever music happened to be playing around me – usually top 40 pop radio stuff – to avidly seeking out that which interested me the most in that particular time.

For me, it was rock radio that kickstarted my penchant toward other alternative forms of music. Growing up, I had little to no friends and found myself alone a whole lot of the time. I’m pretty certain that a lot of the themes and even just the general sound of rock music made me feel like it was okay to be alone – at the very least, there were others who were dealing with similar feelings that I often had trouble putting into words.

But I won’t go into too much detail about that. This next project I’m working on is called Rockin’ Thru the Aughts and it’s pretty much what it sounds like. Essentially it’s a love letter of sorts to the decade in rock music I listened to. I will be reviewing albums and any album is up for grabs so long as they follow three criteria: (1) they have to have been released sometime between 2000 and 2009, not any sooner or later; (2) they must be within some rock genre or subgenre (metal, pop-punk, post-hardcore, etc); and (3) at least one track in the album must have been in my own personal music library sometime in middle & high school. I will be covering these albums roughly in chronological order, and will mainly focus on a batch of albums that will be covered hopefully every week or so.

Since I listened to a lot of music during this time, this is a pretty huge undertaking. I already have around 1,000 albums waiting to be played and reviewed – and I’m pretty sure I’m just scratching the surface! I have a lot more to say, but from this point on, I’ll let my reviews do the talking.

ALBUMS I HAVE COVERED

ALBUMS I PLAN ON COVERING (a constantly updating list)

These albums will be covered in rough chronological order. I will not be taking recommendations. However, if there are any albums here that you would like me to review sooner, feel free to comment!

2000:

  • Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy – Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Machina / The Machines of God – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • The Covers Record – Cat Power
  • Reinventing the Steel – Pantera
  • Stomping Ground – Goldfinger
  • Veni Vidi Vicious – The Hives
  • Beethoven’s Last Night – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone – The Apples in Stereo
  • Infest – Papa Roach
  • All Hands on the Bad One – Sleater-Kinney
  • The New America – Bad Religion
  • The Ever Passing Moment – MxPx
  • The Madding Crowd – Nine Days
  • Mad Season – Matchbox Twenty
  • Superfast – Dynamite Hack
  • Rated R – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Crush – Bon Jovi
  • The Moon and Antarctica – Modest Mouse
  • De Stijl – White Stripes
  • Parachutes – Coldplay
  • Horrorscope – Eve 6
  • Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia – The Dandy Warhols
  • Consent to Treatment – Blue October
  • Wheatus – Wheatus
  • Broke – Hed PE
  • Evan and Jaron – Evan and Jaron
  • Maroon – Barenaked Ladies
  • Relationship of Command – At the Drive-In
  • The Art of Drowning – AFI
  • Something Like Human – Fuel
  • America Town – Five For Fighting
  • Kid A – Radiohead
  • Warning – Green Day
  • Black Market Music – Placebo
  • Vapor Transmission – Orgy
  • Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water – Limp Bizkit
  • Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea – PJ Harvey
  • All That You Can’t Leave Behind – U2
  • Follow the Reaper – Children of Bodom
  • No Name Face – Lifehouse
  • Midian – Cradle of Filth
  • The Fake Sound of Progress – Lostprophets
  • Renegades – Rage Against the Machine

2001:

  • Sing Loud, Sing Proud! – Dropkick Murphys
  • American Hi-Fi – American Hi-Fi
  • Everyday – Dave Matthews Band
  • ANThology – Alien Ant Farm
  • Just Push Play – Aerosmith
  • The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most – Dashboard Confessional
  • Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia – Dimmu Borgir
  • Gorillaz – Gorillaz
  • Drops of Jupiter – Train
  • Every Six Seconds – Saliva
  • Mutter – Rammstein
  • Wages of Sin – Arch Enemy
  • Complete ‘B’ Sides – Pixies
  • All Killer No Filler – Sum 41
  • Look Into the Eyeball – David Byrne
  • Lateralus – Tool
  • Weezer – Weezer
  • Break the Cycle – Staind
  • Sinner – Drowning Pool
  • Take Off Your Pants and Jacket – Blink-182
  • !!! – !!!
  • From Chaos – 311
  • Oh, Inverted World – The Shins
  • White Blood Cells – White Stripes
  • Ancient Melodies of the Future – Built to Spill
  • Camino Palmero – The Calling
  • Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
  • Comfort Eagle – Cake
  • The Spirit Room – Michelle Branch
  • Adema – Adema
  • Mother Earth – Within Temptation
  • Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights – HIM
  • Is This It – The Strokes
  • Weird Revolution – Butthole Surfers
  • Come Clean – Puddle of Mudd
  • Iowa – Slipknot
  • Toxicity – System of a Down
  • Satellite – P.O.D.
  • Silver Side Up – Nickelback
  • Room For Squares – John Mayer
  • Tenacious D – Tenacious D
  • Love is Here – Starsailor
  • Morning View – Incubus
  • Lenny – Lenny Kravitz
  • The Fallout – Default
  • I Get Wet – Andrew W.K.
  • Cocky – Kid Rock
  • Hoobastank – Hoobastank
  • Weathered – Creed
  • Rock Steady – No Doubt

2002:

  • The Process of Belief – Bad Religion
  • Elva – Unwritten Law
  • Against Me! is Reinventing Axl Rose – Against Me!
  • No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls – Simple Plan
  • Kona Town – Pepper
  • Tell All Your Friends – Taking Back Sunday
  • Gutterflower – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Cabin Fever – Rasputina
  • When I Was Cruel – Elvis Costello
  • Boo Hoo – Aurelio Voltaire
  • Maladroit – Weezer
  • Never a Dull Moment – Tommy Lee
  • Leaving Through the Window – Something Corporate
  • Let Go – Avril Lavigne
  • Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses – Atreyu
  • Sticks and Stones – New Found Glory
  • Gravity – Our Lady Peace
  • Lovehatetragedy – Papa Roach
  • Born a Lion – Danko Jones
  • Songs About Jane – Maroon 5
  • The Used – The Used
  • Babylon – Skindred
  • By the Way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Hard Candy – Counting Crows
  • Busted Stuff – Dave Matthews Band
  • Say It Like You Mean It – The Starting Line
  • Highly Evolved – The Vines
  • Toshimi Battles the Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips
  • I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love – My Chemical Romance
  • The Rising – Bruce Springsteen
  • Drunk Enough to Dance – Bowling For Soup
  • Lifted, of the Story is the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground – Bright Eyes
  • Turn on the Bright Lights – Interpol
  • One Beat – Sleater-Kinney
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay
  • Songs For the Deaf – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Wonder What’s Next – Chevelle
  • Believe – Disturbed
  • Let Go – Nada Surf
  • The All-American Rejects – The All-American Rejects
  • The Young and the Hopeless – Good Charlotte
  • Bounce – Bon Jovi
  • Caution – Hot Water Music
  • Comalies – Lacuna Coil
  • Make Up the Breakdown – Hot Hot Heat
  • Velocity of Sound – The Apples in Stereo
  • One By One – Foo Fighters
  • Santana – Santana
  • Spend the Night – The Donnas
  • Transplants – Transplants
  • Nirvana – Nirvana
  • The Guest – Phantom Planet
  • Steal This Album! – System of a Down
  • Trapt – Trapt
  • Away From the Sun – Three Doors Down
  • Back in Your System – Saliva
  • More Than You Think You Are – Matchbox Twenty
  • Audioslave – Audioslave
  • Does This Look Infected? – Sum 41
  • Shut Up – Kelly Osbourne
  • Taste the Blood of Zombina and the Skeletones – Zombina and the Skeletones
  • The G***y Hill – Big D and the Kids’ Table

2003:

  • Hate Crew Deathroll – Children of Bodom
  • Under the Tray – Reggie and the Full Effect
  • Give Up – The Postal Service
  • The Beautiful Letdown – Switchfoot
  • Fallen – Evanescence
  • So Long, Astoria – The Ataris
  • Sing the Sorrow – AFI
  • Meteora – Linkin Park
  • Elephant – White Stripes
  • Faceless – Godsmack
  • Love Metal – HIM
  • The Blessed Hellride – Black Label Society
  • Fever to Tell – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Welcome to the Monkey House – The Dandy Warhols
  • Scandinavian Leather – Turbonegro
  • Take This to Your Grave – Fall Out Boy
  • The Golden Age of Grotesque – Marilyn Manson
  • Good Mourning – Alkaline Trio
  • The Impossibility of Reason – Chimaira
  • Year of the Spider – Cold
  • We Couldn’t Think of a Title – Psychostick
  • Anthem – Less Than Jake
  • Birds of Pray – Live
  • Deftones – Deftones
  • Fire – Electric Six
  • 14 Shades of Grey – Staind
  • When Broken is Easily Fixed – Silverstein
  • My Private Nation – Train
  • Hail to the Thief – Radiohead
  • Blackout – Dropkick Murphys
  • Mest – Mest
  • Welcome Interstate Managers – Fountains of Wayne
  • Deja Entendu – Brand New
  • Finger Eleven – Finger Eleven
  • Deloused in the Comatorium – The Mars Volta
  • Hotel Paper – Michelle Branch
  • I Am the Movie – Motion City Soundtrack
  • Bring ‘Em In – Mando Diao
  • History For Sale – Blue October
  • Take a Break – Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  • Permission to Land – The Darkness
  • Young Liars – TV on the Radio
  • The Artist in the Ambulance – Thrice
  • Chariot – Gavin Degraw
  • Freaky Friday Soundtrack – Various Artists
  • Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard
  • Three Days Grace – Three Days Grace
  • D-Don’t Stop the Beat – Junior Senior
  • Final Straw – Snow Patrol
  • Youth and Young Manhood – Kings of Leon
  • Anchors Aweigh – The Bouncing Souls
  • Anthems of Rebellion – Arch Enemy
  • Waking the Fallen – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? – Metric
  • Heavier Things – John Mayer
  • Get Born – Jet
  • Ima Robot – Ima Robot
  • Page Avenue – Story of the Year
  • Thirteenth Step – A Perfect Circle
  • Absolution – Muse
  • The Long Road – Nickelback
  • Natural Selection – Fuel
  • Results May Vary – Limp Bizkit
  • Some Devil – Dave Matthews
  • Stories and Alibis – Matchbook Romance
  • The Dresden Dolls – The Dresden Dolls
  • Howl Howl Gaff Gaff – The Shout Out Louds
  • Dear Catastrophe Waitress – Belle and Sebastian
  • In keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 – Coheed and Cambria
  • Transatlanticism – Death Cab For Cutie
  • Coral Fang – The Distillers
  • For Never and Ever – Kill Hannah
  • XIII – Mushroomhead
  • Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation – Funeral For a Friend
  • Chutes Too Narrow – The Shins
  • North – Something Corporate
  • Still Life – Aqualung
  • Room on Fire – The Strokes
  • Halloween Hollerin’ – Zombina and the Skeletones
  • Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy – Against Me!
  • Payable on Death – P.O.D.
  • Kid Rock – Kid Rock
  • Blink-182 – Blink-182
  • Take a Look in the Mirror – Korn
  • Life on Display – Puddle of Mudd
  • Fefe Dobson – Fefe Dobson
  • The Reason – Hoobastank
  • Splinter – The Offspring
  • Louis XIV – Louis XIV

2004:

  • The Battle For Everything – Five For Fighting
  • A Crow Left of the Murder – Incubus
  • Start Something – Lostprophets
  • America’s Sweetheart – Courtney Love
  • On the Front Line – The Casualties
  • Schmack! – Steriogram
  • Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes – TV on the Radio
  • Pawn Shoppe Heart – The Von Bondies
  • Dead Letters – The Rasmus
  • Winning Days – The Vines
  • Los Lonely Boys – Los Lonely Boys
  • The Servant – The Servant
  • Good News For People Who Love Bad News – Modest Mouse
  • Ludo – Ludo
  • Crossfade – Crossfade
  • Palm Trees and Power Lines – Sugarcult
  • Desensitized – Drowning Pool
  • Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
  • Hopes and Fears – Keane
  • The End of Heartache – Killswitch Engage
  • E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals – The Matches
  • Baptism – Lenny Kravitz
  • Catalyst – New Found Glory
  • You Are the Quarry – Morrissey
  • Under My Skin – Avril Lavigne
  • Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses – Slipknot
  • Uh Huh Her – PJ Harvey
  • The Silence in Black and White – Hawthorne Heights
  • Louden Up Now – !!!
  • Once – Nightwish
  • Contraband – Velvet Revolver
  • The Empire Strikes First – Bad Religion
  • Greatest Hits ’93-’03 – 311
  • Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – My Chemical Romance
  • Disclaimer II – Seether
  • Hot Fuss – The Killers
  • They’re Only Chasing Safety – Underoath
  • The Cure – The Cure
  • The Curse – Atreyu
  • Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Bodycount – From First to Last
  • We Are Not Alone – Breaking Benjamin
  • Room on the 3rd Floor – McFly
  • The Futureheads – The Futureheads
  • Together, We’re Heavy – The Polyphonic Spree
  • Autobiography – Ashlee Simpson
  • Miss Machine – The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Tyrannosaurus Hives – The Hives
  • Where You Want to Be – Taking Back Sunday
  • … Is A Real Boy – Say Anything
  • One Day Remains – Alter Bridge
  • Siren Song of the Counter Culture – Rise Against
  • Decadence – Head Automatica
  • Hellogoodbye – Hellogoodbye
  • Take It All Away – Ryan Cabrera
  • Tonight Alright – Spiderbait
  • The Libertines – The Libertines
  • Ashes of the Wake – Lamb of God
  • Getting Away With Murder – Papa Roach
  • Don’t Cut Your Fabric to This Year’s Fashion – Action Action
  • Let It Enfold You – Senses Fail
  • Sounding a Mosaic – Bedouin Soundclash
  • Kasabian – Kasabian
  • Funeral – Arcade Fire
  • A Hangover You Don’t Deserve – Bowling For Soup
  • So Jealous – Tegan and Sara
  • American Idiot – Green Day
  • This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) – Chevelle
  • Antics – Interpol
  • In Love and Death – The Used
  • Nymphetamine – Cradle of Filth
  • The Chronicles of Life and Death – Good Charlotte
  • Pressure Chief – Cake
  • Demigod – Behemoth
  • Crimes – The Blood Brothers
  • Astronaut – Duran Duran
  • Dangerous Dreams – Moving Units
  • Chuck – Sum 41
  • The Lost Christmas Eve – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Straylight Run – Straylight Run
  • Who Killed…… The Zutons – The Zutons
  • Futures – Jimmy Eat World
  • Shake the Sheets – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
  • This Island – Le Tigre
  • You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine – Death From Above 1979
  • Gold Medal – The Donnas
  • Still Not Getting Any… – Simple Plan
  • Aha Shake Heartbreak – Kings of Leon
  • eMOTIVe – A Perfect Circle
  • Mmhmm – Relient K
  • Reise, Reise – Rammstein
  • The Silent Force – Within Temptation
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb – U2
  • Head For the Door – The Exies

2005:

  • LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
  • Digital Ash in a Digital Urn – Bright Eyes
  • All That We Needed – Plain White T’s
  • Never Take Friendship Personal – Anberlin
  • Red, White, and Crüe – Mötley Crüe
  • Here’s to the Mourning – Unwritten Law
  • Silent Alarm – Bloc Party
  • Seventeen Days – 3 Doors Down
  • Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs – Andrew Bird
  • Señor Smoke – Electric Six
  • Disconnection Notice – Goldfinger
  • What to Do When You Are Dead – Armor For Sleep
  • Frances the Mute – The Mars Volta
  • Employment – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Devil’s Playground – Billy Idol
  • The Best Little Secrets Are Kept – Louis XIV
  • Picaresque – The Decemberists
  • Lullabies to Paralyze – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Guero – Beck
  • A Cruel World – Bloodsimple
  • The Bravery – The Bravery
  • Lifehouse – Lifehouse
  • Songs Not to Get Married to – Reggie and the Full Effect
  • Gasoline – Theory of a Deadman
  • Datarock Datarock – Datarock
  • We Have Sound – Tom Vek
  • Elevator – Hot Hot Heat
  • Before the Robots – Better Than Ezra
  • Bleed Like Me – Garbage
  • You’ll Rebel to Anything – Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Lost and Found – Mudvayne
  • Juturna – Circa Survive
  • Songs For Silverman – Ben Folds
  • Paper Tigers – Caesars
  • From Under the Cork Tree – Fall Out Boy
  • With Teeth – Nine Inch Nails
  • Pretty in Black – The Raveonettes
  • Pray For the Soul of Betty – Pray For the Soul of Betty
  • Gimme Fiction – Spoon
  • Make Believe – Weezer
  • Strange We Should Meet Here – Idiot Pilot
  • Mesmerize – System of a Down
  • Demon Days – Gorillaz
  • Crimson – Alkaline Trio
  • The Possibility and the Promise – Amber Pacific
  • Out of Exile – Audioslave
  • Bang Bang Rock and Roll – Art Brut
  • Karma and Effect – Seether
  • Madsen – Madsen
  • X&Y – Coldplay
  • Rock and Roll is Dead – The Hellacopters
  • City of Evil – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Octavarium – Dream Theater
  • Say Hello to Sunshine – Finch
  • Commit This to Memory – Motion City Soundtrack
  • Get Behind Me Satan – White Stripes
  • In Your Honor – Foo Fighters
  • Start a War – Static-X
  • The Warrior’s Code – Dropkick Murphys
  • Haunted Cities – Transplants
  • Stars of CCTV – Hard-Fi
  • Young For Eternity – The Subways
  • Move Along – The All-American Rejects
  • Miasma – The Black Dahlia Murder
  • The Back Room – Editors
  • Doomsday Machine – Arch Enemy
  • All We Know is Falling – Paramore
  • Chapter V – Staind
  • Tommyland: The Ride – Tommy Lee
  • The Autumn Effect – 10 Years
  • Don’t Tread on Me – 311
  • Into the Rush – Aly & AJ
  • Greetings From the Imrie House – The Click Five
  • Doppelgänger – The Fall of Troy
  • Discovering the Waterfront – Silverstein
  • A Beautiful Lie – Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Bayside – Bayside
  • Everything in Transit – Jack’s Mannequin
  • All’s Well That Ends Well – Chiodos
  • Twin Cinema – The New Pornographers
  • Plans – Death Cab For Cutie
  • Oh No – Ok Go
  • Searching For a Former Clarity – Against Me!
  • Awesomer – Blood on the Wall
  • How to Save a Life – The Fray
  • Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? – The Like
  • Takk… – Sigur Rós
  • Nothing is Sound – Switchfoot
  • Are You Dead Yet? – Children of Bodom
  • And the Glass Handed Kites – Mew
  • Have a Nice Day – Bon Jovi
  • Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness – Coheed & Cambria
  • Ten Thousand Fists – Disturbed
  • Hefty Fine – Bloodhound Gang
  • Dark Light – HIM
  • A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out – Panic! at the Disco
  • Flyleaf – Flyleaf
  • You Could Have It So Much Better – Franz Ferdinand
  • Ahead of the Lions – The Living Things
  • All the Right Reasons – Nickelback
  • Stories of a Stranger – O.A.R.
  • Us and Them – Shinedown
  • Get It – The Lashes
  • In the Wake of Determination – Story of the Year
  • On the Outside – Starsailor
  • Feels – Animal Collective
  • I Am Me – Ashlee Simpson
  • Vheissu – Thrice
  • Enter the Chicken – Buckethead
  • The Loon – Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
  • For Screening Purposes Only – Test Icicles
  • Wolfmother – Wolfmother
  • All That I Am – Santana
  • To the Pain – Nonpoint
  • Hypnotize – System of a Down
  • One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back – The Darkness
  • Switch – INXS
  • Rosenrot – Rammstein
  • See You on the Other Side – Korn
  • Skeleton – Figurines

2006:

  • First Impressions of Earth – The Strokes
  • Inhuman Rampage – DragonForce
  • Morningwood – Morningwood
  • With Love and Squalor – We Are Scientists
  • Mutemath – Mutemath
  • The Greatest – Cat Power
  • Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
  • Inside In / Inside Out – The Kooks
  • An Army of Shapes Between Wars – Action Action
  • Testify – P.O.D.
  • Lights and Sounds – Yellowcard
  • She Wants Revenge – She Wants Revenge
  • Come Clarity – In Flames
  • The Life Pursuit – Belle and Sebastian
  • Voices – Matchbook Romance
  • The Poison – Bullet For My Valentine
  • The Secret Life of… – The Veronicas
  • Six Demon Bag – Man Man
  • If Only You Were Lonely – Hawthorne Heights
  • Meds – Placebo
  • Dying to Say This to You – The Sounds
  • For Blood and Empire – Anti-Flag
  • Everything All the Time – Band of Horses
  • Kill – Cannibal Corpse
  • Be Your Own Pet – Be Your Own Pet
  • Educated Horses – Rob Zombie
  • Show Your Bones – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • A Death-Grip on Yesterday – Atreyu
  • As Far As the Eye Can See – People in Planes
  • News and Tributes – The Futureheads
  • Karmacode – Lacuna Coil
  • Ringleader of the Tormentors – Morrissey
  • Foiled – Blue October
  • At War With the Mystics – The Flaming Lips
  • Vision Valley – The Vines
  • Daniel Powter – Daniel Powter
  • Death By Sexy – Eagles of Death Metal
  • Pitch Black Progress – Scar Symmetry
  • IV – Godsmack
  • Let Love In – Goo Goo Dolls
  • Are You Nervous? – Rock Kills Kid
  • Louder Now – Taking Back Sunday
  • Eyes Open – Snow Patrol
  • Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam
  • A City By the Light Divided – Thursday
  • 10,000 Days – Tool
  • Waterloo to Anywhere – Dirty Pretty Things
  • Just Like the Fambly Cat – Grandaddy
  • Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • It’s Never Been Like That – Phoenix
  • Broken Boy Soldiers – The Raconteurs
  • Every Man For Himself – Hoobastank
  • We Don’t Need to Whisper – Angels and Airwaves
  • Out Here All Night – Damone
  • The Inevitability of a Strange World – Halifax
  • A Hundred Miles Off – The Walkmen
  • Citrus – Asobi Seksu
  • In the Shadow of Two Gunmen – The Forecast
  • When All That’s Left Is You – Quietdrive
  • Decemberunderground – AFI
  • The Gold Record – The Bouncing Souls
  • The Bronx – The Bronx
  • Popaganda – Head Automatica
  • Under the Iron Sea – Keane
  • Rest Inside the Flames – 36 Crazyfists
  • One X – Three Days Grace
  • The Same Old Blood Rush With a New Touch – Cute Is What We Aim For
  • Define the Great Line – Underoath
  • Dusk and Summer – Dashboard Confessional
  • Liberation Transmission – Lostprophets
  • Black Holes and Revelations – Muse
  • The Sufferer and the Witness – Rise Against
  • Return to Cookie Mountain – TV on the Radio
  • The Eraser – Thom Yorke
  • The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let’s-Go-Out-Tonites – Butch Walker
  • The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path – The Early November
  • Fears in the Water – The Vincent Black Shadow
  • Razorlight – Razorlight
  • Black Stone Cherry – Black Stone Cherry
  • Don’t You Fake It – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • As Cruel As School Children – Gym Class Heroes
  • One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This – New York Dolls
  • Carnavas – Silversun Pickups
  • Until There’s Nothing Left of Us – Kill Hannah
  • Teenage Graffiti – The Pink Spiders
  • Come What(ever) May – Stone Sour
  • Phobia – Breaking Benjamin
  • Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! – Hellogoodbye
  • Under the Influence of Giants – Under the Influence of Giants
  • Writer’s Block – Peter, Bjorn, & John
  • Crisis – Alexisonfire
  • Boys Like Girls – Boys Like Girls
  • Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord – The Devil Wears Prada
  • Sacrament – Lamb of God
  • Empire – Kasabian
  • Falling Away – Crossfade
  • The Orange Album – Stefy
  • Revelations – Audioslave
  • A Shared History of Tragedy – The Black Maria
  • Every Second Counts – Plain White T’s
  • Costello Music – The Fratellis
  • Shot to Hell – Black Label Society
  • Continuum – John Mayer
  • Amputechture – The Mars Volta
  • The Paramour Sessions – Papa Roach
  • Pieces of the People We Love – The Rapture
  • Soft Machine – Teddybears
  • Savior Sorrow – Mushroomhead
  • Coming Home – New Found Glory
  • Saosin – Saosin
  • The Information – Beck
  • The Crane Wife – The Decemberists
  • Dying is Your Latest Fashion – Escape the Fate
  • The Open Door – Evanescence
  • Boys and Girls in America – The Hold Steady
  • Shine On – Jet
  • Sam’s Town – The Killers
  • No Shame – Pepper
  • While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Streets – Cobra Starship
  • Robbers and Cowards – Cold War Kids
  • Still Searching – Senses Fail
  • Thornography – Cradle of Filth
  • We Are Pilots – Shiny Toy Guns
  • The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
  • Saturday Night Wrist – Deftones
  • When Your Heart Stops Beating – +44
  • The Pick of Destiny – Tenacious D
  • Daughtry – Daughtry
  • As Daylight Dies – Killswitch Engage
  • Light Grenades – Incubus
  • Monument to the Masses – Ima Robot

2007:

  • The Hit List – Unwritten Law
  • Wincing the Night Away – The Shins
  • Myths of the Near Future – Klaxons
  • The Walking Wounded – Bayside
  • A Weekend in the City – Bloc Party
  • Infinity on High – Fall Out Boy
  • Yours Truly, Angry Mob – Kaiser Chiefs
  • Myth Takes – !!!
  • Alphabeat – Alphabeat
  • Neon Bible – Arcade Fire
  • Strange House – The Horrors
  • Them vs. You vs. Me – Finger Eleven
  • The Heart of Everything – Within Temptation
  • Strictly Rude – Big D and the Kids’ Table
  • Sound of Silver – LCD Soundsystem
  • We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank – Modest Mouse
  • Good Morning Revival – Good Charlotte
  • Young Modern – Silverchair
  • Because of the Times – Kings of Leon
  • Southern Weather – The Almost
  • Dressed Up As Life – Sick Puppies
  • Cannibal – Static-X
  • Cassadaga – Bright Eyes
  • The Best Damn Thing – Avril Lavigne
  • Year Zero – Nine Inch Nails
  • Favourite Worst Nightmare – Arctic Monkeys
  • Minutes to Midnight – Linkin Park
  • The Sun and the Moon – The Bravery
  • It Won’t Be Soon Before Long – Maroon 5
  • Lies For the Liars – The Used
  • On Letting Go – Circa Survive
  • Scream – Tokio Hotel
  • Cruel Melody – Black Light Burns
  • Carry On – Chris Cornell
  • Eat Me, Drink Me – Marilyn Manson
  • Riot! – Paramore
  • Era Vulgaris – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Icky Thump – White Stripes
  • Who We Are – Lifehouse
  • Not Accepted Anywhere – The Automatic
  • An End Has a Start – Editors
  • Libertad – Velvet Revolver
  • New Wave – Against Me!
  • Insomniatic – Aly & AJ
  • New Maps of Hell – Bad Religion
  • Our Love to Admire – Interpol
  • A Lesson in Romantics – Mayday Parade
  • Zeitgeist – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga – Spoon
  • The Con – Tegan and Sara
  • Street Gospels – Bedouin Soundclash
  • Once Upon a Time in the West – Hard-Fi
  • Lead Sails Paper Anchor – Atreyu
  • Walking With Strangers – The Birthday Massacre
  • Happiness Ltd. – Hot Hot Heat
  • Worlds Collide – Apocalyptica
  • Venus Doom – HIM
  • Metro Station – Metro Station
  • The Meanest of Times – Dropkick Murphys
  • Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace – Foo Fighters
  • Dark Passion Play – Nightwish
  • Wolves – Idiot Pilot
  • No Really, I’m Fine – The Spill Canvas
  • Blackbird – Alter Bridge
  • Cease to Begin – Band of Horses
  • Rock and Roll Jesus – Kid Rock
  • Famous – Puddle of Mudd
  • This is Forever – She Wants Revenge
  • In Rainbows – Radiohead
  • The Black and White Album – The Hives
  • Fight With Tools – Flobots
  • Chase This Light – Jimmy Eat World
  • Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces – Seether
  • Viva La Cobra! – Cobra Starship
  • In Defense of the Genre – Say Anything
  • Elect the Dead – Serj Tankian
  • All Hour Cymbals – Yeasayer
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Avenged Sevenfold
  • A Guide to Love, Loss, and Desperation – The Wombats
  • I-Empire – Angels and Airwaves
  • Sawdust – The Killers
  • Dreaming Out Loud – OneRepublic
  • Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler – Waking the Cadaver
  • When the Deer Wore Blue – Figurines

2008:

  • Blood Moon – Apes and Androids
  • Scream, Aim, Fire – Bullet For My Valentine
  • The Bedlam in Goliath – The Mars Volta
  • Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
  • Lucky – Nada Surf
  • HILLYH – The Mai Shi
  • Slania – Eluveitie
  • A Twist in My Story – Secondhand Serenade
  • Hold On Now, Youngster… – Los Campesinos!
  • Devotion – Beach House
  • You’re Awful, I Love You – Ludo
  • Float – Flogging Molly
  • Midnight Boom – The Kills
  • Saving Abel – Saving Abel
  • Visiter – The Dodos
  • Pretty. Odd. – Panic at the Disco
  • Inflikted – Cavalera Conspiracy
  • Reason to Believe – Pennywise
  • Consolers of the Lonely – The Raconteurs
  • Attack and Release – The Black Keys
  • Scars and Souvenirs – Theory of a Deadman
  • Walk It Off – Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
  • Konk – The Kooks
  • The Airing of Grievances – Titus Andronicus
  • The Age of Understatement – The Last Shadow Puppets
  • Stop Drop and Roll!!! – Foxboro Hot Tubs
  • Elephant Shell – Tokyo Police Club
  • If – Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Gavin Degraw – Gavin Degraw
  • Nouns – No Age
  • Narrow Stairs – Death Cab For Cutie
  • We Started Nothing – The Ting Tings
  • 3 Doors Down – 3 Doors Down
  • Indestructible – Disturbed
  • Weezer – Weezer
  • Viva La Vida, or Death and All His Friends – Coldplay
  • The Devil, You, and Me – The Notwist
  • Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace – The Offspring
  • Thriving Ivory – Thriving Ivory
  • Modern Guilt – Beck
  • Stay Positive – The Hold Steady
  • Partie Traumatic – Black Kids
  • The Airborne Toxic Event – The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Everything That Happens Will Happen Today – David Byrne and Brian Eno
  • Microcastle – Deerhunter
  • All Hope Is Gone – Slipknot
  • Swan Songs – Hollywood Undead
  • Death Magnetic – Metallica
  • Dear Science – TV on the Radio
  • Only By the Night – Kings of Leon
  • Way to Normal – Ben Folds
  • Innerpartysystem – Innerpartysystem
  • You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter – I Set My Friends On Fire
  • Dig Out Your Soul – Oasis
  • The Virgins – The Virgins
  • A Hundred Million Suns – Snow Patrol
  • Season of Poison – Shiny Toy Guns
  • Day and Age – The Killers
  • Dark Horse – Nickelback
  • When the World Comes Down – The All-American Rejects
  • To the Bottom of the Sea – Aurelio Voltaire

2009:

  • Merriweather Post Pavilion – Animal Collective
  • To Lose My Life – White Lies
  • The Crying Light – Anohni
  • Tonight: Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
  • The Fray – The Fray
  • Sagarmatha – The Appleseed Cast
  • It’s Blitz! – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Approaching Normal – Blue October
  • Cage the Elephant – Cage the Elephant
  • The Hazards of Love – The Decemberists
  • Two Suns – Bat For Lashes
  • Fantasies – Metric
  • Swoon – Silversun Pickups
  • Post-Nothing – Japandroids
  • 21st Century Breakdown – Green Day
  • It’s Frightening – White Rabbits
  • Veckatimest – Grizzly Bear
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix
  • Battle for the Sun – Placebo
  • Conditions – The Temper Trap
  • Music For Men – Gossip
  • Lungs – Florence and the Machine
  • Horehound – The Dead Weather
  • No One’s First and You’re Next – Modest Mouse
  • About Love – Plasticines
  • xx – The xx
  • Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx
  • A Brief History of Love – The Big Pink
  • The Resistance – Muse
  • Backspacer – Pearl Jam
  • Album – Girls
  • I and Love and You – The Avett Brothers
  • Reservoir – Fanfarlo
  • Brand New Eyes – Paramore
  • Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Man’s Bones
  • Logos – Atlas Sound
  • Save Me, San Francisco – Train
  • Phrazes for the Young – Julien Casablancas
  • Raditude – Weezer
  • The New Game – Mudvayne
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