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Below you will find a list of all albums I own sorted alphabetically. Some of the albums have been rated (demarcated by stars besides artist and album name, like so: ), while other also have been reviewed (marked with an ' ' ). In the latter case the clicking on the rating will take you to that particular review.

For those of you who may be wondering why the overall score is so high, the explanation is simple enough: I just do not usually buy music which I dislike.

Please keep in mind that some of the artists/albums below may use a different character encoding and might not be correctly displayed by your browser.

Also, some of you have asked what software I use to listen to music. Well, I have come to sort my music into three categories and each of these requires a slightly different approach:

  • Music I own - Here I have utilized a number of different programs. In the past I have been using Amarok (v. 1.4.x, and NOT the 2.x series - the latter is absolutely useless in respect to many of the features which were present and well integrated in 1.4). I have also used for prolonged amounts of time mocp (music on console), MPD (Music Player Daemon) with various clients as well as (a very very log time ago) XMMS. I have also sampled BMP, Songbird (which is excellent and is becoming better every day - it is indeed the Firefox of music players; in fact literally - it is, since it was built around FF - as crazy as that might sound), juk, foobar2000 (with Wine), Listen, Rythmbox, Banshee...
  • Music I do not own - No piracy implied: Spotify is the answer! Here you are actually free to listen to any music you like (provided that it has been added to their library). The free accounts are for now invite-only (exceptions apply to certain countries) but contain advertisement. You can also opt for a subscription which costs somewhere around 51$ (depending on your country). Read my review of spotify here
  • Radio - This is a very important feature for me, and here nothing may ever beat Last.fm: Recommendations are excellent and tailored to your taste, you can choose radio stations based on your tags (your own or community-defined), favourite tracks, artists etc.

    • Total Disc Count: 290 (latest addition: 24.11.2010)
      Total Track Count: 3,574

      2002 Land of Forever (1998)
      2002 Across an Ocean of Dreams (2002)
      2002 The Emerald Way (2006)
      69 Eyes, The Blessed Be (2000)
      69 Eyes, The Paris Kills (2002)
      Accept Breaker (1981)
      Accept A compilation of the best of "Balls to the wall" and "Restless and wild" (1986)
      AC-DC Back In Black (1980)
      Aina Days Of Rising Doom [2 CDs] (2003)
      Alice In Chains Facelift (1990)
      Alice In Chains Dirt (1992)
      Alice In Chains Jar of Flies (1994)
      Amethystium Evermind (2004)
      Amorphis Eclipse (2006)
      Anathema Eternity (1996)
      Anathema Judgement (1999)
      Anathema A Natural Disaster (2003)
      Angel Dust Bleed (1999)
      Angel Dust Of Human Bondage (2002)
      A Perfect Circle Mer De Noms (2000)
      Apocalyptica Inquisition Symphony (1998)
      Apocalyptica Cult (2001)
      Apocalyptica Reflections (2003)
      Apocalyptica Apocalyptica (2005)
      Australis Lifegiving (2005)
      Bad Religion No Control (1989)
      Blackmore's Night The Village Lanterne [2 CDs] (2006)
      Blackmore's Night Fires At Midnight (2001)
      Blackmore's Night Under a Violet Moon (1999)
      Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond (1992)
      Blind Guardian Tokyo Tales (1993)
      Blind Guardian Imaginations From the Other Side (1995)
      Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales (1996)
      Blind Guardian A Night At The Opera (2002)
      Carl Orff Carmina Burana (1996)
      Cathedral The Carnival Bizarre (1995)
      Cathedral The Garden Of Unearthly Delights (2005)
      Charon Tearstained (1999)
      Charon Downhearted (2002)
      Charon The Dying Daylights (2003)
      Children Of Bodom Follow The Reaper (2001)
      Chopin Simply Chopin 1-4 - Orchestral And Piano Works [4 CDs] (2007)
      Chris Ingham Simply Piano Moods [4 CDs] (2009)
      David Arkenstone The Celtic Book of Days (1998)
      David Arkenstone Valley in the Clouds (1987)
      David Arkenstone Return of the Guardians (1996)
      David Arkenstone In the Wake of the Wind (1991)
      David Arkenstone Quest of the Dream Warrior (1995)
      David Arkenstone Spirit Wind (1997)
      David Arkenstone and Andrew White Island (1989)
      Deep Purple 30: Very Best Of (1998)
      Def Leppard Pyromania (1983)
      Deicide Once Upon The Cross (1995)
      Demons & Wizards Demons & Wizards (1999)
      Dio The Collection (2003)
      Dream Evil Dragonslayer (2002)
      Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite (1989)
      Dream Theater Images And Words (1992)
      Dream Theater Awake (1994)
      Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory (1999)
      Dream Theater Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence [2 CDs] (2002)
      Echo Luna Emerald Shadows (2005)
      Edith Piaf The Very Best of Edith Piaf Gold [3 CDs] (2004)
      Elvenking Wyrd (2003)
      Elvenking Two Tragedy Poets … and a Caravan of Weird Figures (2008)
      Emperor Scattered Ashes (A Decade of Emperial Wrath) [2 CDs] (2003)
      Enigma MCMXC a.D. - The Limited Edition (1991)
      Enigma The CROSS Of Changes (1993)
      Enigma Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! (1996)
      Enigma The Screen Behind The Mirror (2000)
      Enigma Mystic Legend (?)
      Ensiferum Dragonheads (2006)
      Ensiferum Victory Songs (2007)
      Enya Shepherd Moons (1991)
      Enya A Day Without Rain (2000)
      Era Era (1996)
      Era Era 2 (2000)
      E.S. Posthumus Unearthed (2001)
      Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Chaotic Beauty (2000)
      Eternal Tears Of Sorrow Before The Bleeding Sun (2006)
      Evanescence Fallen (2003)
      Evergrey Recreation Day (2003)
      Faith No More Angel Dust (1992)
      Falconer Chapters From A Vale Forlorn (2002)
      Fireball Ministry The Second Great Awakening (2003)
      Fireball Ministry Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (2005)
      Gamma Ray Heading For Tomorrow (1990)
      Gamma Ray Alive '95 (1995)
      Gamma Ray Land Of The Free (1995)
      Gamma Ray Silent Miracles (1996)
      Gamma Ray Somewhere Out In Space (1997)
      Gamma Ray Valley Of The Kings (1997)
      Gamma Ray Powerplant (1999)
      Gandalf To another horizon (1982)
      Garbage Garbage (1995)
      Garbage Version 2.0 (1998)
      Garbage The World Is Not Enough (1999)
      Gas Gas 0095 (1995)
      George Winston Autumn (1980)
      George Winston December (1982)
      George Winston Summer (1991)
      George Winston Forest (1994)
      George Winston Winter Into Spring (2003)
      Gregorian Masters Of Chant (2000)
      Guano Apes Planet Of The Apes (2004)
      Guns 'N' Roses Greatest Hits (2004)
      Hammerfall Legacy Of Kings (1998)
      Hans Zimmer Angels And Demons (2009)
      Harmony Dreaming Awake (2003)
      HIM Razorblade Romance (2000)
      HIM Love Metal (2003)
      HIM And Love Said No (2004)
      Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
      Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers (2002)
      Howard Shore The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King (2003)
      Into Eternity Buried In Oblivion (2004)
      Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (1980)
      Iron Maiden Killers (1981)
      Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (1982)
      Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (1983)
      Iron Maiden Powerslave (1984)
      Iron Maiden Live After Death [2 CDs] (1985)
      Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (1986)
      Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988)
      Iron Maiden No Prayer For The Dying (1990)
      Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark (1992)
      Iron Maiden Virtual XI (1998)
      Iron Maiden Brave New World (2000)
      Iron Maiden Rock In Rio [2 CDs] (2002)
      Iron Maiden Dance Of Death (2003)
      Jamiroquai High Times - Singles (2006)
      Jim Brickman No Words (1994)
      John Ottman The Usual Suspects (1995)
      John Williams Schindler's List (1993)
      Jonn Serrie Flightpath (1989)
      Jonn Serrie And The Stars Go With You (2002)
      Kamelot The Fourth Legacy (1999)
      Kamelot Epica (2003)
      Kamelot The Black Halo (2005)
      Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001)
      Katatonia Viva Emptiness (2004)
      Katatonia Night Is The New Day (2009)
      Keiko Matsui Full Moon And The Shrine (1998)
      Keiko Matsui Deep Blue (2001)
      Keiko Matsui White Owl (2002)
      Keiko Matsui Walls Of Akendora (2005)
      Kevin Kern Beyond The Sundial (1997)
      Kiss Dynasty (1979)
      Kitaro Silk Road - Volume 2 (1980)
      Kitaro Mandala (1994)
      Kitaro Gaia - Onbashira (1998)
      KORN Golden Collection (2000)
      Korpiklaani Tales Along This Road (2006)
      Lacrimosa Lichtgestalt (2005)
      Lacuna Coil Comalies (2002)
      Lacuna Coil Comalies - CD2 (2004)
      Lesiëm Mystic Spirit Voices (1999)
      Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
      Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (2000)
      Manowar The Triumph Of Steel (1992)
      Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals (1998)
      Marilyn Manson mOBSCENE (2003)
      Marilyn Manson Lest We Forget - The Best Of (2004)
      Massive Attack Mezzanine (1998)
      Megadeth Youthanasia (1994)
      Medwyn Goodall Medicine Woman (1994)
      Metallica Metallica (1991)
      Midlak The Courage Of Others (2010)
      Mogwai and Kronos Quartet The Fountain (2006)
      Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood (2003)
      Motorhead Ace of Spades (1980)
      Motorhead Orgasmatron (1987)
      Mythos Mythos (1998)
      Mythos Reality Of A Dreamer (2000)
      Mythos Eternity (2002)
      Mythos Purity (2006)
      Nightwish Wishmaster (2000)
      Nightwish Century Child (2001)
      Nightwish Highest Hopes - The Best Of Nightwish (2005)
      Nirvana Nevermind (1991)
      Nirvana In Utero (1993)
      Nobuo Uematsu Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy (2007)
      Nocturnal Rites Shadowland (2002)
      Nocturnal Rites New World Messiah (2004)
      Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse (1998)
      Opeth Damnation (2003)
      The Offspring Conspiracy Of One (2000)
      Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (1997)
      O'Death Broken Hymns Limbs And Skin (2008)
      Paradise Lost One Second (1997)
      Pink Floyd Echoes (2001)
      Pearl Jam Ten (1992)
      Pearl Jam Vitalogy (1994)
      Portishead Dummy (1994)
      Project 86 Drawing Black Lines (2000)
      Queensryche Greatest Hits (2000)
      Rammstein Herzeleid (1995)
      Rammstein Sehnsucht (1997)
      Rammstein Mutter (2001)
      Rammstein Reise, Reise (2004)
      Robert Rich & Steve Roach Strata (1990)
      Running Wild The Rivalry (1998)
      Running Wild Victory (1999)
      Running Wild The Brotherhood (2002)
      Saga House Of Cards (2001)
      Samael Era One (2006)
      Secret Garden Songs From A Secret Garden (1996)
      Secret Garden Dawn Of A New Century (1999)
      Sentenced Crimson (2000)
      Sentenced The Cold White Light (2002)
      Sentenced The Funeral Album (2005)
      Sirenia Nine Destinies and a Downfall (2007)
      Skyclad Irrational Anthems (1996)
      Skyclad Folkemon (2000)
      Slayer Reign in Blood (1986)
      Slayer World Painted Blood (2009)
      The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream (1993)
      The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
      Soilwork Figure Number Five (2003)
      Solefald Neonism (1999)
      Sonata Arctica Successor (2000)
      Sonata Arctica Silence (2001)
      Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild (2003)
      Steel Prophet Beware (2004)
      Steve Roach Structures From Silence (1984)
      Steve Roach Space And Time (2003)
      Stratovarius Elements Pt. 1 [2 CDs] (2003)
      System Of A Down Toxicity (2001)
      System Of A Down Mezmerize (2005)
      System Of A Down Hypnotize (2005)
      To/Die/For Epilogue (2001)
      To/Die/For Jaded (2003)
      To/Die/For Wounds Wide Open (2006)
      Various Artists 100 Hits - Classical [5 CDs] (2008)
      Various Artists Classical Chillout [3 CDs] (2009)
      Various Artists Hearts Of Metal - Metal Ballads The Best - Vol. 1 [2 CDs] (2002)
      Various Artists Metal Dreams Vol.5 (2003)
      Various Artists Simply Classic Chillout [4 CDs] (2009)
      Vhaldemar I Made My Own Hell (2003)
      Whitesnake Greatest Hits (1994)
      Wuthering Heights Far From the Madding Crowd (2004)
      Wuthering Heights The Shadow Cabinet (2006)
      Wuthering Heights Salt (2010)
      Агата Кристи Декаданс (1991)
      Агата Кристи Позорная звезда (1993)
      Агата Кристи Опиум (1995)
      Александр Розенбаум Золотая коллекция [2 CDs] (2002)
      Александр Розенбаум Философия любви (2003)
      Владимир Высоцкий Банька по-белому (2000)
      Владимир Высоцкий Российские барды (2000)
      Владимир Высоцкий Золотая Коллекция Том 1 [2 CDs] (2008)
      Владимир Высоцкий Золотая Коллекция Том 2 [2 CDs] (2008)
      Король и Шут Как в старой сказке (2001)
      Павел Кашин Утопия (2002)