Thursday, April 18, 2019

Welcome to The Music Hole!

Hey everybody! My name is Cole and I've been researching music ever since I was 18. I try my best to find albums from throughout music history that personally blow me away. Or, in other words, albums where I like EVERY song. It's been my experience that only a few releases per year stand out in that kind of way to me. Also make sure to check out my Facebook page where I will only be posting my favorite individual song recordings OF ALL-TIME! To date I've checked out almost 50,000 albums. By “checked out” what I mean is that I listen to the first 3 songs and if I don’t like them all then I skip to the next album in my queue. If I thought the first 3 songs were interesting then I add the whole album to a separate playlist and I listen to it in its entirety at a later point in time. I also do this for films and video games on the side, and so far I’ve checked out over 2,200 films. When it comes to films I watch the first 15-20 minutes and decide from there if I think it’s interesting enough to bother watching the whole thing. You can find my film and video game sections at the bottom of this page. New content that has been added to this website, as well as any updated ratings, will be reported in the following link:


Helpful notes:

1. My rating system is simply a prioritization list. My 6s, 7s, 8s, & 9s are ALL 10/10s in my book, but I am being REALLY nitpicky. A 10/10 for me is an album where I like every song, but I DO think some "10s" are better than other "10s". For instance... do I think The Hives' "Tyrannosaurus Hives" is AS GOOD AS Nirvana's "Nevermind"? No... but I love them both and I definitely recommend them. In other words... a 6/10 is just a "lowest priority" 10/10.
2. Albums with 3 STARS are 10/10 "S-Tier" major masterpieces which means that they really wowed me and are basically flawless. Albums with 2 STARS are my 9/10 "Honorable Mentions" which means that even though I think they're major masterpieces they do have some minor debatable flaws. Albums with 1 STAR are my 8/10 "Minor Gems" which means that they are very special and feel like minor masterpieces. The rest are 6s or 7s which means that they're decent (6) or good (7), but not masterpieces. 6/10s will say "6/10" above the album art.
3. When an artist's name is BOLDED that means they have at least one 3 STAR album.
4. "*****" next to an artist's name means they have at least one 1 STAR album (or 2 STARS).
5. Songs with a music video have an "*" next to it and clicking the song title will take you there.
6. Songs that stood out to me as great starting points will be BOLDED on an album's track-list. Basically these are catchy songs with excellent hooks and melodies (IGNORE THIS ONE. I GAVE UP ON IT lol).


Albums by Decade:

1950s  1960s  1970s  1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s

Albums by Artist:

#  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Playlists:

Hits, Singles, & Good Songs from “Bad” Albums