Artists (M)

M-Opus

– 1975 Triptych (2015) 4.00 stars


Mabel Greer’s Toyshop

– New Way of Life (2015) NOT RATED


Machiavel

– Machiavel (1976) 3.00 stars
– Jester (1977) 4.00 stars
– Mechanical Moonbeams (1978) 4.00 stars


Machines Dream

– Black Science (2017) NOT RATED


Machines of Grace

– Machines of Grace (2009) 3.50 stars


Macroscream

Macroscream (2016) 4.50 stars


Mad Artwork

– I Still Breathe (2014) NOT RATED


Mad Crayon

– Ultimo Miraggio (1994) NOT RATED
Diamanti (1999) 4.00 stars
– Preda (2009) NOT RATED


Mad Curry

– Mad Curry (1970) NOT RATED


Mad Fellaz

– Mad Fellaz (2013) 4.00 stars
– Mad Fellaz II (2016) 4.00 stars


Madison

– Best in Show (1986) 3.50 stars


Madsword

– The Global Village (2000) 4.50 stars


Maestrick

– Unpuzzle! (2011) 4.50 stars


Magellan

– Hour of Restoration (1991) 4.00 stars
– Impending Ascension (1994) 4.50 stars
– Test of Wills (1997) 4.00 stars
– Hundred Year Flood (2002) 4.00 stars
– Impossible Figures (2003) 4.00 stars
– Symphony for a Misanthrope (2005) 4.00 stars
– Innocent God (2007) 4.00 stars

This band was another that straddled the line between Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal, mainly due to some heavy guitars on many of its songs. The one album that best falls into the Prog-Metal category is Symphony For A Misanthrope, whereas all the others, I feel, are better categorized as Progressive Rock. Whichever genre you feel best describes the group, it was generally an outstanding and highly creative band. (RIP to both Trent Gardner and Wayne Gardner, who both passed within the last few years. A great loss to the music community.)


Magenta

– Revolutions (2001) 5.00 stars
– Seven (2004) 5.00 stars
– Broken (2004) 4.50 stars
– I’m Alive (2004) 4.50 stars
– Home (2006) 5.00 stars
– New York Suite (2006) 5.00 stars
– Speechless (2007) 4.50 stars
– The Singles (2007) 4.50 stars
– Metamorphosis (2008) 5.00 stars
– Rarities Vol 1 (2010) 4.50 stars
– Chameleon (2011) 5.00 stars
The Twenty Seven Club (2013) 5.00 stars
– We Are Legend (2017) 5.00 stars

See my “Magenta – An Overview” for more information.


Maggie Bell

– Queen of the Night (1974) 4.00 stars
– Suicide Sal (1975) 4.00 stars


Magica

– Lightseeker (2004) 3.50 stars
– Hereafter (2007) 4.00 stars
– Dark Diary (2010) 3.50 stars


Magic Bus

– Phillip the Egg (2017) 4.00 stars


Magic Kingdom

– The Arrival (1999) 3.00 stars


Magic Pie

– Motions of Desire (2005) 4.00 stars
– Circus of Life (2007) 4.00 stars
– The Suffering Joy (2011) 4.50 stars
– King for a Day (2015) 4.50 stars

See my “Magic Pie – An Overview” for more information.


Magma (DE)

– Rock Duo Magma (1975) 3.00 stars


Magma (FR)

– Magma (1970) NOT RATED


The Magnificent

The Magnificent (2011) 4.50 stars


Magnitude 9

– Chaos to Control (1998) 3.50 stars
– Reality in Focus (2001) 4.00 stars
– Decoding the Soul (2004) 3.50 stars


Magnolia (IT)

– Con Fuoco (2017) NOT RATED


Magnolia (SE)

– Steg för steg (2010) NOT RATED


Magnum

– Kingdom of Madness (1978) 4.00 stars
– Magnum II (1979) 4.00 stars
– Marauder (1980) 3.50 stars
Chase the Dragon (1982) 4.50 stars
The Eleventh Hour! (1983) 3.50 stars
– On a Storyteller’s Night (1985) 5.00 stars
– Vigilante (1986) 4.50 stars
– Wings of Heaven (1988) 4.50 stars
– Goodnight L.A. (1990) 4.00 stars
– Sleepwalking (1992) 4.00 stars
– Rock Art (1994) 4.00 stars
– Breath of Life (2002) 4.50 stars
– Brand New Morning (2004) 4.00 stars
– Princess Alice and the Broken Arrow (2007) 4.50 stars
– Into the Valley of the Moonking (2009) 4.50 stars
– The Visitation (2011) 4.50 stars
– Evolution (2011) 4.00 stars
– On the Thirteenth Day (2012) 4.50 stars
– Escape From the Shadow Garden (2014) 4.50 stars
– Sacred Blood “Divine” Lies (2016) 4.50 stars
– Lost On The Road To Eternity (2018) NOT RATED

One of my all-time favorite bands. Although the titles of the albums as well as the fantasy-styled album covers suggest a greater emphasis on Prog-Rock, the band’s music is, in actuality, a seamless blend of AOR and Hard Rock with some Prog-Rock touches. Still, all of Magnum’s albums have at least a few tracks where the Prog-Rock genre really comes to the fore. Probably one of the classiest and most consistent bands in history.


Magrathea

– Underclouds (1998) NOT RATED
– Legends (2004) 4.00 stars
– Legends Remain (2004) NOT RATED
– In Search Of The Crystal (2008) 3.50 stars


Magus

– Magus (1995) NOT RATED
– Echoes From the Edge of the Millennium: 1987-1999 (1999) NOT RATED
– The Green Earth (2001) NOT RATED
– The Garden (2002) NOT RATED
– Lucid Dreamer (2005) NOT RATED


Mahavishnu Orchestra

– Birds of Fire (1973) 3.50 stars
– The Inner Mounting Flame (1971) 3.50 stars
– Apocalypse (1974) 2.50 stars


Mahogany Rush

– Strange Universe (1975) 3.50 stars
– IV (1976) 3.50 stars


Mainhorse

– The Geneva Tapes (1969) NOT RATED
– Mainhorse (1971) NOT RATED


Majestic

– Abstract Symphony (1999) 4.00 stars
– Trinity Overture (2000) 4.00 stars


Majestic Vanguard

– Beyond the Moon (2005) 4.00 stars


Majesty of Revival

– Through Reality (2012) 4.00 stars
– Iron Gods (2013) 4.00 stars


Makkiwhipdies

His Name Is NNNNNN: A Musical Extravaganza (1996) 4.00 stars


Malcolm Smith

– We Were Here (2014) 3.50 stars


Malibran

The Wood of Tales Plus (1990) 4.00 stars
– Le Porte del Silenzio (1993) 4.00 stars
– La città sul lago (1998) 4.00 stars
– Oltre l’ignoto (2001)
– Strani colori (Rare Tracks 1989-2002) (2003) 3.50 stars


Malice

– In the Beginning… (1985) 3.50 stars
– License to Kill (1987) 4.00 stars


Malo

– Malo (1972) 3.50 stars
– Dos (1972) 3.50 stars
– Evolution (1973) 3.50 stars
– Ascencion (1974) 3.50 stars


Malpractice

– Triangular (2008) 4.00 stars
– Turning Tides (2014) 4.00 stars


Mama’s Boys

– Plug It In (1982) 3.00 stars


Man

Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In? (1971) 4.00 stars
– Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day (1972) 4.00 stars
– Slow Motion (1974) NOT RATED


Mancunian Candidate

– Mancunian Candidate (2017) NOT RATED


Mandalaband

– Mandalaband (1975) NOT RATED
– The Eye of Wendor: Prophecies (1978) NOT RATED


Mandroid Echostar

– Mandroid Echostar (2012) 3.50 stars
– Citadels (2013) 4.00 stars


Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

– Solar Fire (1973) 3.50 stars
The Good Earth (1974) 3.50 stars
– Nightingales & Bombers (1975) 3.00 stars
The Roaring Silence (1976) 4.00 stars
– Watch (1978) 4.00 stars
– Somewhere in Afrika (1983) 3.00 stars


Mangala Vallis

– The Book of Dreams (2002) 4.00 stars
– Lycanthrope (2005) 4.00 stars


Mangrove

– Beyond Reality (2009) 4.00 stars


Manic Eden

Manic Eden (1994) 4.00 stars


Manigance

– Ange ou démon (2002) 4.00 stars
– D’un autre sang (2004) 4.00 stars
– Mémoires…Live (2005) 4.00 stars
– L’ombre et la lumière (2006) 4.00 stars
– Récidive (2011) 4.00 stars


Manitou

– Entrance (1995) 3.00 stars


Man on Fire

– Chrysalis (2011) 4.00 stars


Manowar

– Into Glory Ride (1983) 3.00 stars
– The Triumph of Steel (1992) 3.50 stars


Manticora

– Hyperion (2002) 3.00 stars


Mantra Vega

– The Illusion’s Reckoning (2016) 4.00 stars


Marathon

– First Run (1994) NOT RATED
– Norm (1996) NOT RATED


Marc Bonilla

– EE Ticket (1991) 4.00 stars
– American Matador (1993) 4.00 stars


Marching Mind

– The Sickness and the Theory (2012) NOT RATED


Marco De Angelis

– Next Station (2017) NOT RATED


Marco Ragni

– Mother From the Sun (2014) NOT RATED
– Land of Blue Echoes (2016) NOT RATED
– California (2016) NOT RATED


Marcus

– Marcus (1976) 4.00 stars


Margin

– Psychedelic Teatime (2014) NOT RATED


Marillion

Market Square Heroes (1982) 5.00 stars
– He Knows You Know / Charting the Single (1983) 4.50 stars
– Script for a Jester’s Tear (1983) 5.00 stars
– Garden Party / Margaret (1983) 4.00 stars
– Fugazi (1984) 4.50 stars
– Assassing / Cinderella Search (1984) 4.00 stars
– Real to Reel (1984) 4.50 stars
– Kayleigh / Lady Nina (1985) 4.00 stars
– Misplaced Childhood (1985) 5.00 stars
– Lavender / Freaks (1985) 4.00 stars
– Brief Encounter (1986) 4.00 stars
– Incommunicado / Going Under (1987) 4.50 stars
– Clutching at Straws (1987) 4.50 stars
– B’Sides Themselves (1988) 4.50 stars
– The Thieving Magpie (1988) 4.00 stars
– Seasons End (1989) 4.00 stars
– Holidays in Eden (1991) 4.00 stars
– A Singles Collection: Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other (1992) 3.50 stars
– Brave (1994) 3.00 stars
– Afraid of Sunlight (1995) 4.00 stars
– Made Again (1996) 4.00 stars
– This Strange Engine (1997) 3.50 stars
– Radiation (1998) 3.00 stars
– marillion.com (1999) 2.50 stars
– Anoraknophobia (2001) 2.50 stars
– Marbles (2004) 3.00 stars

See my “Marillion – An Overview” for more information.


Marilyn Manson

– Portrait of an American Family (1994) 3.50 stars
– Smells Like Children (1995) 3.50 stars
– Antichrist Superstar (1996) 3.50 stars
– Mechanical Animals (1998) 3.50 stars
– Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000) 3.50 stars
– The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003) 3.50 stars
– Eat Me, Drink Me (2007) 3.50 stars
– The High End of Low (2009) 3.50 stars


Mark-Almond

– Mark-Almond (1970) 3.00 stars


Mark Boals

– Ignition (1998) 4.00 stars
– Ring of Fire (2000) 4.00 stars
– Edge of the World (2002) 4.50 stars


Mark Free

– Long Way From Love (1993) 4.00 stars


Mark Wood

– Voodoo Violince (1991) 4.00 stars


M.A.R.S.

– Project: Driver (1986) 3.00 stars


Mars Hollow

– Mars Hollow (2010) 4.00 stars
– World in Front of Me (2011) 4.00 stars


Marsupilami

– Marsupilami (1970) NOT RATED


Martigan

– Vision (2009) NOT RATED
– Distant Monsters (2015) NOT RATED


Martin Orford

– Classical Music and Popular Songs (2000) NOT RATED
– The Old Road (2008) NOT RATED


Marygold

– Guns Of Marygold (2006) NOT RATED
– One Light Year (2017) NOT RATED


La Maschera di Cera

La Maschera di Cera (2002) 4.00 stars
– Il grande labirinto (2003) 4.00 stars
– LuxAde (2006) NOT RATED
– Petali di fuoco (2010) NOT RATED
– Le porte del domani (2013) 4.00 stars


Maschine

– Rubidium (2013) NOT RATED
– Naturalis (2016) NOT RATED


Masque Premiere

– Another Abandoned Dream (2014) 3.50 stars


Masquerade

Surface of Pain (1994) 4.00 stars


Mastercastle

– The Phoenix (2009) 4.00 stars
– Last Desire (2010) 4.00 stars
– Dangerous Diamonds (2011) 4.00 stars
– On Fire (2013) NOT RATED
– Enfer (2014) 4.00 stars
– Wine of Heaven (2017) NOT RATED


Master Men

Through the Window (2015) 3.50 stars
– From The Moon (2018) NOT RATED


Masterplan

Masterplan (2003) 5.00 stars
Aeronautics (2005) 4.50 stars
– MK II (2007) 4.00 stars
– Time to Be King (2010) 4.50 stars
– MK III (2011) 4.50 stars
– Novum Initium (2013) 4.00 stars
– PumpKings (2017) NOT RATED


Masters of Reality

– Masters of Reality (1988) 3.50 stars


Matching Mole

– Matching Mole (1972) 4.00 stars
Little Red Record (1972) 4.00 stars


MaterDea

– Below the Mists, Above the Brambles (2009) 3.00 stars


Matthew Parmenter

– Horror Express (2008) 3.50 stars
– All Our Yesterdays (2016) 3.50 stars


Mattsson

– War (2005) 4.00 stars
– Dream Child (2008) 4.00 stars


Max Bacon

– From the Banks of the River Irwell (2002) 3.50 stars


Maxophone

– Maxophone (1975) 4.00 stars


Max Webster

Max Webster (1976) 4.00 stars
– High Class in Borrowed Shoes (1977) 4.00 stars
– Mutiny Up My Sleeve (1978) 4.00 stars
– A Million Vacations (1979) 4.00 stars
– Live Magnetic Air (1979) 4.00 stars
– Universal Juveniles (1980) 4.00 stars


Mayadome

– Near Life Experience (1999) 4.00 stars


May Blitz

– May Blitz (1970) 4.00 stars
The 2nd of May (1971) 4.00 stars


Mayze

– The Land of Lucid Feathers (2015) 3.50 stars


Maze of Sound

– Sunray (2014) 3.50 stars


Maze of Time

– Tales From the Maze (2006) 4.00 stars
– Lullaby for Heroes (2008) 4.00 stars
– Masquerade Show (2012) 4.00 stars


MC5

– Kick Out the Jams (1969) 1.50 stars


McAuley Schenker Group

– Perfect Timing (1987) 3.00 stars
– MSG (1992) 3.50 stars


McDonald and Giles

– McDonald and Giles (1971) NOT RATED


McQueen Street

– McQueen Street (1991) 4.00 stars


Mecca

– Mecca (2002) 4.00 stars
– Undeniable (2011) 4.50 stars


Mechanical Poet

– Handmade Essence (2003) 4.00 stars
– Woodland Prattlers (2004) 4.00 stars
– Creepy Tales for Freaky Children (2007) 4.00 stars
– Who Did It to Michelle Waters? (2007) 4.00 stars
– Eidoline: The Arrakeen Code (2008) 3.00 stars
– Ghouls (2008) 3.00 stars


Medina Azahara

– Medina Azahara (1979) NOT RATED


Mehida

– Blood & Water (2007) 4.00 stars
– The Eminent Storm (2009) 4.00 stars


Melange

– Viento Bravo (2017) NOT RATED


Melidian

– Lost in the Wild (1989) 3.00 stars


Melissa Etheridge

– Melissa Etheridge (1988) 3.50 stars
Brave and Crazy (1989) 3.50 stars
– Never Enough (1992) 3.50 stars
– Yes I Am (1993) 4.00 stars
– Your Little Secret (1995) 4.00 stars
– 4th Street Feeling (2012) 4.00 stars

Another singer I adore, although I sometimes don’t adore all of the musical genres in which she writes. Nevertheless, her voice is unique, soul-stirring and enlivening by her typical gut-wrenching emotion performances, and her songwriting capabilities alone set her apart from most of her contemporaries.  So when she rocks, she f*cking rocks. Always above average!


Memoira

– Memoira (2008) 3.00 stars


Mémoriance

– Et Après (1976) NOT RATED


Memories of Machines

– Warm Winter (2011) NOT RATED


Mentor’s Wish

– The Fine Thread of Sanity (1998) 4.00 stars


Mercy

– Mercy (1994) 1.50 stars


Mercyful Fate

Melissa (1983) 3.00 stars


Merlin

– Merlin (2013) NOT RATED
– Christ Killer (2014) NOT RATED
– Electric Children (2016) NOT RATED
– The Wizard (2018) NOT RATED


The Merlin Bird

– Chapter and Verse (2014) 4.00 stars


Message

– Message (1995) 3.50 stars
– Outside Looking In (2000) 3.50 stars


Messiah’s Kiss

– Metal (2004) 3.50 stars


Metabolisme

– Tempus Fugit (1977) NOT RATED


Metal Church

– Metal Church (1984) 4.00 stars
– The Dark (1986) 4.00 stars
– Blessing in Disguise (1989) 4.00 stars
– The Human Factor (1991) 4.00 stars
– Hanging in the Balance (1993) 4.00 stars
– Masterpeace (1999) 4.00 stars
– The Weight of the World (2004) 4.00 stars
– A Light in the Dark (2006) 4.00 stars
– This Present Wasteland (2008) 4.00 stars
– Generation Nothing (2013) 4.00 stars
XI (2016) 4.00 stars


Metallica

– Kill ‘Em All (1983) 4.00 stars
– Ride the Lightning (1984) 4.00 stars
– Master of Puppets (1986) 4.50 stars
– And Justice for All (1988) 4.00 stars
– Metallica (1991) 4.00 stars
– Load (1996) 3.00 stars


Metamorfosi

– Inferno (1973) 4.00 stars


Metamorphosis

– The Turning Point (2016) NOT RATED


Metaphor

– Entertaining Thanatos (2004) NOT RATED


Methexis

– Suiciety (2015) NOT RATED


Methodica

The Silence of Wisdom (2015) 4.00 stars


Metro Society

– A Journey in Paris (2007) 3.50 stars


Meyvn

– Splintered Skies (2006) 4.00 stars


Mezquita

– Recuerdos De Mi Tierra (1979) NOT RATED


Mice on Stilts

– Hope for a Mourning (2016) NOT RATED


Michael Bolton

– Michael Bolton (1983) 3.50 stars


Michael Bormann

– Michael Bormann (2002) 3.50 stars
– Conspiracy (2006) 3.50 stars
– Capture the Moment (2008) 3.50 stars


Michael Des Barres

– Somebody Up There Likes Me (1986) 3.00 stars


Michael Kiske

– Instant Clarity (1996) 4.00 stars
– Kiske (2006) 3.50 stars
– Past in Different Ways (2008) 3.50 stars


Michael Monroe

– Nights Are So Long (1987) 3.50 stars
– Not Fakin’ It (1989) 4.00 stars
– Whatcha Want (2003) 3.50 stars
– Sensory Overdrive (2011) 3.50 stars


Michael Sadler

– Back Where You Belong (1998) NOT RATED
– Clear (2004) NOT RATED


The Michael Schenker Group

– The Michael Schenker Group (1980) 3.50 stars
MSG (1981) 4.00 stars
– One Night at Budokan (1982) 4.00 stars
Assault Attack (1982) 4.50 stars


Michael Stanley Band

Heartland (1980) 4.00 stars
– North Coast (1981) 3.50 stars
– MSB (1982) 3.50 stars
– You Can’t Fight Fashion (1983) 4.00 stars


Michael Sweet

– Michael Sweet (1994) 3.00 stars


Michael Vescera

– A Sign of Things to Come (2008) 3.50 stars


Michele Luppi’s Heaven

– Strive (2005) 4.00 stars


Mick Ronson

Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1974) 3.50 stars
– Play Don’t Worry (1975) 3.50 stars


Mickey Hart Band

– Superorganism (2013) NOT RATED


Midnight Flyer

– Midnight Flyer (1981) 3.50 stars


Midwinter

– Fountain of Youth (2004) 2.00 stars


Mike Florio

– Arisen (2006) 4.00 stars


Mike LePond

– Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins (2014) NOT RATED


Mike Rutherford

– Smallcreep’s Day (1980) NOT RATED


Mile Marker Zero

– Mile Marker Zero (2009) NOT RATED
– Young Rust (2014) NOT RATED
– The Fifth Row (2018) NOT RATED


Millenium (USA)

– Millenium (1997) 3.50 stars
– Angelfire (1999) 4.00 stars
– Hourglass (2000) 4.50 stars


Millenium (Poland)

– Millenium (1998) 3.50 stars
– Vocanda (2001) 4.00 stars
– Reinkarnacje (2002) 4.00 stars
– Deja Vu (2004) 4.00 stars
– Interdead (2005) 4.00 stars
– Numbers and the Big Dream of Mr Sunders (2006) 4.00 stars
Exist (2008) 4.00 stars
– Puzzles (2011) 4.00 stars
– White Crow (2011) 4.00 stars
– Ego (2013) 4.00 stars
– In Search of the Perfect Melody (2014) 4.00 stars
– 44 Minutes (2017) NOT RATED


M.ILL.ION

– No.1 (1992) 3.00 stars
– Electric (1998) 3.50 stars
– Detonator (2001) 3.50 stars
– Sane & Insanity (2011) 4.00 stars


Mind’s Eye

– Into the Unknown (1998) 3.00 stars
– Waiting for the Tide (2000) 4.00 stars
– A Work of Art (2002) 4.00 stars
– Walking on H2O (2006) 4.50 stars
– A Gentleman’s Hurricane (2007) 4.50 stars
– 1994 : The Afterglow (2008) 3.50 stars


Mind Colour

Mind Colour (2002) 2.50 stars


Mind Gate

– Spiral (2005) 2.50 stars


Mind Key

– Journey of a Rough Diamond (2004) 4.50 stars
– Pulse for a Graveheart (2009) 4.50 stars


Mind Masque

– Mind Masque (1998) 3.50 stars


Mind Odyssey

– Signs (1999) 4.00 stars
– Time to Change It (2009) 3.50 stars


Mind Sky

– Timewise (2005) NOT RATED


Mindfields

– One (2007) 4.00 stars


Mindflow

– Just the Two of Us…Me and Them (2004) 4.50 stars
– Mind Over Body (2006) 4.00 stars
– Destructive Device (2008) 4.00 stars
– With Bare Hands (2011) NOT RATED


Mindgames

– International Daylight (2003) 4.00 stars
– Actors in a Play (2006) 4.50 stars
– MMX (2010) 4.50 stars
– Paradox Of Choice (2015) NOT RATED


MindMaze

– Mask of Lies (2013) NOT RATED
– Back From the Edge (2014) NOT RATED
– Resolve (2017) NOT RATED


Mindspeak

– Pictures (2014) NOT RATED


Mindwarp Chamber

– Delusional Reality (2008) 4.00 stars
– Supernova (2010) 4.00 stars


Minimum Vital

– Envol Triangles (1985) NOT RATED
– Les Saisons Marines (1987) NOT RATED
– Sarabandes (2001) NOT RATED


Minor Giant

– On the Road (2014) 4.00 stars


Minoru Niihara

– One (1989) 3.50 stars


The Minstrel’s Ghost

– The Road to Avalon (2012) 3.50 stars


Miraculous Mule

– Two Tonne Testimony (2017) NOT RATED


Mirage

– It’s Been a Pleasure (2017) NOT RATED


Mirthkon

– Vehicle (2009) NOT RATED
– Snack(s) (2013) NOT RATED


Mirthrandir

– For You the Old Women (1976) 3.50 stars


Missa Mercuria

– Missa Mercuria (2002) 4.50 stars


Missing Link

– Nevergreen! (1972) NOT RATED


Missing Tide

– Follow the Dreamer (2009) 4.00 stars


Mob Rules

– Savage Land (1999) 4.00 stars
– Temple of Two Suns (2000) 4.00 stars
– Hollowed Be Thy Name (2002) 4.00 stars
– Among the Gods (2004) 4.00 stars
– Ethnolution A.D. (2006) 4.00 stars
– Radical Peace (2009) 4.00 stars
– Cannibal Nation (2012) 4.00 stars
– Tales From Beyond (2016) 4.00 stars


Moebius Cat

– End Of Time (2010) NOT RATED


MoeTar

– From These Small Seeds (2010) NOT RATED
– Entropy of the Century (2014) NOT RATED


Mogador

– Chaptersend (2017) NOT RATED


Mogg / Way

Edge of the World (1997) 4.00 stars
– Chocolate Box (1999) NOT RATED


Molly Hatchet

– Molly Hatchet (1978) 3.50 stars


Mona Lisa

– L’escapade (1974) NOT RATED
– Vers demain (1979) 3.50 stars


Monarch Trail

– Skye (2014) 4.00 stars
– Sand (2017) NOT RATED


The Monkees

– More of The Monkees (1967) 3.50 stars
– The Birds, the Bees & The Monkees (1968) 3.00 stars


Monnalisa

– In Principio (2018) NOT RATED


Monster Magnet

– Superjudge (1993) 3.00 stars
– Dopes to Infinity (1995) 3.50 stars


Montrose

– Montrose (1973) 4.50 stars
– Paper Money (1974) 4.00 stars
– Warner Bros. Presents Montrose! (1975) 3.50 stars
– Jump on It (1976) 3.00 stars
Mean (1987) 3.50 stars


The Moody Blues

– Days of Future Passed (1967) 3.00 stars
– In Search of the Lost Chord (1968) 3.00 stars
– On the Threshold of a Dream (1969) 3.00 stars
– To Our Children’s Children’s Children (1969) NOT RATED
– A Question of Balance (1970) 3.00 stars
– Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1971) 3.00 stars
– Seventh Sojourn (1972) 3.50 stars
– Long Distance Voyager (1981) NOT RATED
– The Present (1983) 3.00 stars
– The Other Side of Life (1986) NOT RATED
– Sur La Mer (1988) NOT RATED
– Time Traveller (1994) 3.50 stars

I was never too keen on The Moody Blues. The band went through various styles through the years and none of them struck me as anything other than passable background music. Ironically enough, however, I think “Nights In White Satin” is probably one of the best songs in Rock History. Nevertheless, the band never excited me too much. I also felt adding Patrick Moraz as the keyboardist was a true waste of his talent since he was never given anything in which to shine (unlike his fantastic soloing in Yes.)


Moogg

– Le ore, i giorni gli anni (2011) 4.00 stars
– Italian Luxury Style (2016) NOT RATED


Moon’Doc

– Moon’Doc (1995) 3.50 stars
– Get Mooned (1996) 3.50 stars
Realm of Legends (2000) 4.00 stars


Mooncry

– Rivers of Heart (2010) 3.50 stars


Moongarden

– Moonsadness (1994) 3.00 stars
– Brainstorm of Emptyness (1995) NOT RATED
– The Gates of Omega (2001) 2.50 stars
– Songs From the Lighthouse (2008) 4.50 stars
– A Vulgar Display of Prog (2009) 4.00 stars
– Voyeur (2014) NOT RATED

I feel this band is quite inconsistent, producing some great stuff and some rather boring and horrible material through the years. When the band is good, it’s very good…when it’s poor, however…yawn. Buyer beware.


Moonlight Agony

– Echoes of a Nightmare (2004) 4.50 stars
– Silent Waters (2007) 3.50 stars


Moonlight Comedy

– The Life Inside (2004) 4.50 stars
– Dorothy (2007) 3.50 stars


Moonparticle

– Hurricane Esmeralda (2018) NOT RATED


Moonrise

– The Lights of a Distant Bay (2008) 4.50 stars
– Soul’s Inner Pendulum (2009) 4.50 stars
– Stopover-Life (2012) 4.50 stars


Moon Safari

– A Doorway to Summer (2005) 4.50 stars
– [blomljud] (2008) 4.50 stars
– Lover’s End (2010) 4.50 stars
– Lover’s End Pt.III (Skellefteå Serenade) (2012) 4.50 stars
– Himlabacken Vol. 1 (2013) 4.50 stars

Top-quality material with extraordinary vocals/vocal harmonies, melodic songwriting, fantastic musicianship, and impressive production. Each and every one of the band’s releases is worthy of investigation. I look forward to each new release with bated breath.


Morgan

– Nova Solis (1972) 3.00 stars
Brown Out (1976) 3.50 stars


Morifade

– Possession of Power (1999) 3.50 stars
– Imaginarium (2002) 4.50 stars
– DomiNation (2004) 4.00 stars
– Empire of Souls (2011) 4.00 stars


Morild

– Aves (2013) 3.50 stars


Moritz

Undivided (2010) 4.00 stars


Morning

– Hour of Joy (2005) 3.00 stars


Morph

– Sintrinity (2012) NOT RATED


Morphelia

– Prognocircus (2003) NOT RATED
– Waken the Nightmare (2009) 4.50 stars


Morpheus Rising

– Let the Sleeper Awake (2011) 4.00 stars
– Eximius Humanus (2014) 4.00 stars


Morrigan

– Forgoden Art (1999) 3.50 stars


Mostly Autumn

– Heart Full of Sky (2006) 4.00 stars
– Dressed in Voices (2014) 4.00 stars
– Sight of Day (2017) NOT RATED


Mother Black Cap

– The English Way (2009) 3.50 stars


Mother Love Bone

– Mother Love Bone (1992) 3.50 stars


Mother of Sin

– Apathy (2005) 4.00 stars


Mother Turtle

– Mother Turtle (2013) NOT RATED
– II (2016) NOT RATED


Mother’s Army

– Mother’s Army (1993) 4.00 stars
– Planet Earth (1997) 3.00 stars
Fire on the Moon (1998) 4.00 stars


Mother’s Finest

Mother’s Finest (1976) 4.00 stars
– Another Mother Further (1977) 3.50 stars


Mother Turtle

– Sintrinity (2012) NOT RATED


Motherjane

– Insane Biography (2003) NOT RATED
– Maktub (2008) NOT RATED


Motherland

– Peace 4 Me (1994) 3.00 stars


Mothership

– Mothership (2013) 3.5 stars
– Mothership 2 (2014) 3.5 stars
– High Strangeness (2017) NOT RATED


Moth Vellum

– Moth Vellum (2007) 4.50 stars


Moths And Locusts

– Intro Outro (2017) NOT RATED


Mötley Crüe

– Too Fast for Love (1981) 4.00 stars
– Shout at the Devil (1983) 3.50 stars
– Theatre of Pain (1985) 2.50 stars
– Girls, Girls, Girls (1987) 3.00 stars
– Dr. Feelgood (1989) 4.00 stars
Mötley Crüe (1994) 5.00 stars
Generation Swine (1997) 0.50 stars


Mott

– Drive On (1975) 3.00 stars
Shouting & Pointing (1976) 5.00 stars


Mott the Hoople

– Mott the Hoople (1969) 3.50 stars
– Mad Shadows (1970) 4.00 stars
– Wildlife (1971) 1.50 stars
Brain Capers (1971) 4.50 stars
– All the Young Dudes (1972) 4.50 stars
– Mott (1973) 5.00 stars
Honaloochie Boogie / Rose (1973) 5.00 stars
– The Hoople (1974) 5.00 stars
– Live (1974) 4.00 stars
– Greatest Hits (1976) 4.00 stars
– Two Miles From Heaven (1981) 4.00 stars
– The Ballad of Mott: A Retrospective (1993) 4.50 stars
– All the Young Dudes – The Anthology (1998) 4.50 stars


Mountain

– Climbing! (1970) 4.00 stars
– Nantucket Sleighride (1971) 4.00 stars
– Flowers of Evil (1971) 3.00 stars
– Avalanche (1974) 3.50 stars


Mouth

– Rhizome (2009) NOT RATED
– Vortex (2017) NOT RATED
– Floating (2018) NOT RATED


The Movements

– Like Elephants 1 (2013) NOT RATED


Moving Gelatine Plates

– The World of Genius Hans (1972) 3.50 stars
– Removing (2006) NOT RATED


Moxy

– Moxy (1975) NOT RATED


Mr. Big

– Mr. Big (1989) 3.50 stars
– Lean Into It (1991) 3.50 stars
– Bump Ahead (1993) 3.50 stars
– Hey Man (1996) 3.50 stars


Mr. Gil

– Skellig (2010) NOT RATED


Mr. Mister

– I Wear the Face (1984) 3.50 stars
– Welcome to the Real World (1985) 4.00 stars
– Go On (1987) 4.00 stars
Pull (2010) 4.00 stars


Mr. So & So

– Paraphernalia (1992) NOT RATED
– Compendium (1994) 4.00 stars
– Truths, Lies & Half Lies (2013) 4.00 stars


Mugen

– Sinfonia Della Luna (1984) 2.50 stars
– The Princess of Kingdom Gone (1988) 2.50 stars

In general, the music included on these two albums—highly symphonic Prog Rock—is fairly decent, although many of the synth sounds border on “cheesy.” Additionally, the lead vocals are borderline off-key and extremely weak, often buried in the mix (perhaps that’s a good thing). Moreover, I’m not sure if it’s because the vocalist has a thick Japanese accent, but I also can’t understand any of the lyrics, which I am supposing are in English, due to the song titles. Therefore, in my opinion, the performances and execution of the material are not quite up to par.


MullMuzzler

– Keep It to Yourself (1999) 3.50 stars
– Mullmuzzler 2 (2001) 4.00 stars


Multi-Story

– East West (1985) 4.00 stars
– Crimson Stone (2016) NOT RATED


Multifuse

– Journey to the Nesting Place (2008) NOT RATED


Mundanus Imperium

The Spectral Spheres Coronation (1998) 4.50 stars


Murky Red

– Time Doesn’t Matter (2012) NOT RATED


Murple

– Io Sono Murple (1974) 3.50 stars


Mursic

– Search for Surreal (2014) 4.00 stars
– Spawned From a Nightmare (2014) 4.00 stars


Museo Rosenbach

– Zarathustra (1973) 3.50 stars


The Mute Gods

– Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (2016) NOT RATED
– Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth (2017) NOT RATED


Mutiny Within

– Mutiny Within (2010) 4.00 stars


My Name Is Janet

– Red Room Blue (2011) 3.50 stars
– Big Unveiling in the Town of Dead (2014) 4.00 stars


My Solid Ground

– My Solid Ground (1971) NOT RATED
– SWF Session (2001) NOT RATED


My Soliloquy

– The Interpreter (2013) 4.50 stars


Mynd

– Awake (2015) NOT RATED


Myon

– Ghost in Paradise (2002) 3.50 stars
– Slideshow (2005) 3.50 stars


Myrath

– Hope (2007) 4.50 stars
– Desert Call (2010) 4.50 stars
– Tales of the Sands (2011) 4.50 stars
– Legacy (2016) 4.50 stars


Myriad

– Specter, Fate & Fable (2012) NOT RATED


Myrrors, The

– Entranced Earth (2016) NOT RATED


Mystery

– Mystery (1992) NOT RATED
– Theatre of the Mind (1996) 4.00 stars
– Destiny? (1998) 4.00 stars
– Beneath the Veil of Winter’s Face (2007) 4.00 stars
– One Among the Living (2010) 4.00 stars
– The World Is a Game (2012) 4.00 stars
Delusion Rain (2015) 4.50 stars
– Lies and Butterflies (2018) 4.50 stars


Mystery Bloom

– Lifetime in the Heart (2003) 4.00 stars


Mystery City

– Face in the Crowd (1991) 4.00 stars


The Mystery Hall

– The Voyager Through the Void (2005) 4.00 stars


Mystica

– Dreams in Real Forms (2008) 3.50 stars


Mystic Healer

– Mystic Healer (1998) 4.00 stars


Mysticity

Ambassadors of the Hidden Sun (2011) 4.00 stars


Mytho

– Earthrise (2015) NOT RATED