A list of albums I've listened to all-the-way through and taken the time to rate each song on the album, then take into account a variety of factors including lyrical appeal and uniqueness, and come up with an 'average rating' calculated mathematically (and occasionally just based off of how I feel compared to other albums).
Some albums do not have many songs, and thus their ratings are higher. I am too lazy to incorporate the # of songs into the equation, and will simply continue to average out the ratings of songs on the albums.
Albums without ratings are albums I've either yet to either listen to or rate properly.
Note about the ratings: they're rarely below 2.50 (as most of the albums I give a listen are those that I own, and I don't own many albums that I dislike unless I purchased them on a whim), and rarely above 4.50. I'm not that harsh of a judge, but most of the albums I purchase tend to have 1-2 songs that bring the album down from its 4.50+ rating.
[4.60-5.00] - One of the best albums I've ever heard
[4.35-4.59] - Close to perfection, but missing something
[4.00-4.34] - A wonderful addition to any music collection
[3.50-3.99] - Heard it before, but still enjoyed it; worth a try
[3.00-3.49] - Mediocre; still worth a try
[2.00-2.99] - Uninteresting, bland and possibly worth a try if you enjoy the genre
[1.00-1.99] - Uninteresting, bland, and not even worth a try
rating out of 5 || Band - "Album" (clicking on an album allows you to sample a song from the album)
4.01 || Transatlantic - "Kaleidoscope"
3.73 || Cynic - "Kindly Bent to Free Us"
3.59 || Grand Magus - "Triumph and Power"
3.40 || Iced Earth - "Plagues of Babylon"
|| Deluge Grander - "Heliotans" [not a song]
|| Rick Miller - "Heart of Darkness"
|| Slough Feg - "Digital Resistance"
|| Vanden Plas - "Chronicles of the Immortals - Netherworld (Path 1)"