these aren't all very new, but i wanna give my take on them anyway. motion city sountrack - commit this to memory: 7/10, very good from a band i didn't expect to like. dream theater -octivarium: 9/10, near flawless. vocals are a bit too layered, but he's gotten so much stronger vocally & the new keyboardist is so good. bayside - s/t - 8/10: damn great improvement from the last. music is catchy & poppy, while maintaining the depressed feel of the band. & the vocals sound a lot less like he's sitting in a corner crying. the bled - found in the floor: i wanna give it an 8, but i'm not sure right now. i do really appreciate it. i'm just not sure it lasts long enough for me to decide. i think somewhere betwen a 7 & an 8 staind - chapter v: well. 6.5/10. we know they're capable of more, but if this is all we get, i can accept that. i'm not sure they had any direction on this album. but it soudned ok. alter bridge - one day remains: 10/10. amazing. just...amazing. other mentions are the dredg & 30secondstomars, which both get 9's from me. & the coheed gets an 8.5-9, i think.