Laut.de usually only rates albums from the 21st century, except when they add albums to the Milestone list (the albums on that list are always awarded 5 stars), or when an album is reissued. The website is quick on the low ratings while high ratings are usually harder to achieve.
1 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist ...read more.
"Let Love In" (1994, part of the Milestones list), "No More Shall We Part" (2001), "Dig, Lazarus, Dig! " (2008), "Push the Sky Away" (2013) and "Skeleton Tree" (2016) - Martin_Canine
2 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
"Animals" (1977, remastered reissue) and "The Wall" (1979, part of the Milestones list) - Martin_Canine
Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
"Nevermind" (1991, part of the Milestones list), "In Utero" (1993, re-issue), "Nirvana" (2001, best of) and "Live at Reading" (2009, live album). - Martin_Canine
4 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
"Nightfall in Middle Earth" (1998, part of rhe Milestones list), "A Night at the Opera" (2002), "Imaginations Through The Looking Glass" (2004, DVD), "A Twist in the Myth" (2006) and "A Traveler's Guide to Time and Space" (2013, box-set of several albums). - Martin_Canine
Felix Antoine Blume, better known by his stage name Kollegah, is a German rapper of Canadian descent born on August 3rd, 1984. He is widely credited to have established multisyllabic rhyming and doubletime rapping in German hip hop. ...read more.
"Alphagene" (2007) and "Zuhältertape Vol. 3" (2009)
You know, "Alphagene" has amazing rapping and Kollegah revolutionized lyrical complexitiy in German rap, and it was his first album that caught attention (his third release overall), so it's no wonder that laut.de were completely blown away... but looking at it retrospectively it has mostly cheap beats and production (except for two or three tracks) and underwhelming to bad choruses. "King" and "Zuhältertape Vol. 4", both having 4 stars, would have the deserved the 5 stars more. Alphagene would have deserved 4 stars. The 5 stars for "Zuhältertape Vol. 3" are absolutely justified. Everything about it is great. - Martin_Canine
6 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
"IV" (1971, part of the Milestones list), "Celebration Day" (2012, live album) and "The Complete BBC Sessions" (2016, other compilation) - Martin_Canine
7 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.
Also "The Ten Year War" (2017, box set). Unfortunately I can't edit the original comments anymore. - Martin_Canine
"Paranoid" (1970, part of the Milestones list), "Reunion" (1999, live album) and "13" (2013) - Martin_Canine
8 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
"The College Dropout" (2004) and "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy " (2010). - Martin_Canine
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
"Homogenic" (1997, part of the Milestones list) and "Family Tree" (2002, best of) - Martin_Canine
10 PJ Harvey
Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
"Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea" (2000), "Uh Huh Her" (2004) and "Let England Shake" (2011) - Martin_Canine
11 Kool Savas
Savaş Yurderi, better known by his stage name Kool Savas, is a German rapper of Turkish descent born on February 10, 1975. ...read more.
"Der beste Tag meines Lebens" (2002), "Die besten Tage sind gezählt" (2004) and "Aura" (2011) - Martin_Canine
12 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
"The Downward Spiral" (1994, part of the Milestones list), "The Fragile" (1999) and "Not the Actual Events" (2016) - Martin_Canine
13 Aphex Twin
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), known by his stage name Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born English electronic musician and composer. He is known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in electronic music styles such as IDM and acid techno in the 1990s, for which he won widespread critical acclaim. ...read more.
"Selected Ambient Works 85-92" (1992, part of their Milestones list), "Drukqs" (2001) and "Chosen Lords" (2006) - Martin_Canine
14 Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.
"Ten" (1991, part of the Milestones list) and "Lightning Bolt" (2013) - Martin_Canine
15 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
"Section.80" (2011), "Good Kid M.A.A.D. City" (2012) and "To Pimp a Butterfly" (2015) - Martin_Canine
16 Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
"I've Been Expecting You" (1998, part of the Milestones list) and "Swing When You're Winning" (2001, cover album) - Martin_Canine
"Purple Reign" (2016) and "HNDRXX" (2017) - Martin_Canine
18 Marteria / Marsimoto
"Grüner Samt" (2012) and "Ring der Nebelungen" (2015) - both as Marsimoto. - Martin_Canine
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
"Illmatic" (1994, both as part of the Milestone list and as 2004 10th anniversary deluxe edition, but 2014's "Illmatic XX" only received 3 stars) and "Street's Discipline" (2004). - Martin_Canine
Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
"Korn" (1994, part of the Milestones list) and "Follow the Leader" (1998) - Martin_Canine
Seeed is a German HipHop Dancehall band from Berlin. Founded in 1998, they have become well known in Germany and its neighboring countries.
"New Dubby Conquerors" (2001) and "Next! " (2005) - Martin_Canine
22 Brand New
"Daisy" (2009) and "Science Fiction" (2017) - Martin_Canine
23 Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Arizona, that formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind.
"Clarity" (1999) and "Bleed American" (2001) - Martin_Canine
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
"Master of Puppets" (1986, both as part of the Milestones list and as a 2017 deluxe edition reissue), "Garage Inc." (1998) and "S&M" (1999) - Martin_Canine
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
"Highway to Hell" (1979, part of the Milestones list), "Stiff Upper Lip" (2000), and "Plug Me In" (2005, DVD) - Martin_Canine
26 Denzel Curry
Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.
"Imperial" (2016) and "TA13OO" (2018). - Martin_Canine
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
"Pinkerton" (1996, part of their Milestones list) and "Weezer (The Green Album)" (2001) - Martin_Canine
28 Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up.
"Daydream Nation" (1988, part of the Milestones list), "Murray Street" (2002) and "The Eternal" (2009) - Martin_Canine
29 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" (1964, part of the Milestones list), "Live 1966" (1998, live album), "Love and Theft" (2001), "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" (2005, DVD), "Telltale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8" (2008) and "The Best of the Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12" (2015) - Martin_Canine