"In a world of light, sing-songy pop music from artists like Justin Bieber(god help us) and Lady Gaga, Ride the Lightning is the perfect antidote: heavy, powerful guitar riffs, machine-gun drums, dark and violent songs, and the most awesome album cover ever. Standout tracks: "Fade to Black" and "Ride the Lightning.""
"Eminem's best rap album to date; the Marshall Mathers LP unleashes all the hatred, anger, and violence that Eminem has, and the songs are fantastic--not to mention the constant coarse language, that's a plus."
"I have a thing against Kanye West--its the Taylor Swift thing. But his album is fantastic--if not for the Swiftgate, he'd be No. 2 just below Ride the Lightning. Standout here: "Monster", with fantastic verses by Kanye, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj."
"Def Leppard is another classic rock band. Although my love for them has faltered over the years, I still can listen to the hit singles they created many years ago. If only they'd stop now, before they sink too low."
"He's black. That's the first awesome thing about him. Second of all, Jay-Z knows how to rap--he may not have the powerful talent of Eminem, but his songs are always full of great beats, including the standout "Empire State of Mind"."
"Two songs here stand out in particular: the heavy "Echo", and the fast-rapping "Fast Lane". Plus, a reference about anal sex with Nicki Minaj; Eminem and Royce da 5'9 are the perfect bad and evil duo."
"I like Kanye West. Graduation had what "808's and Heartbreak" did not: strong beats and cool raps by Kanye and a few choice guest stars. It's better than Heartbreak, but not as good as Fantasy, just inbetween the two."
"This goes lower because the only track I like on it is the awesome anthem "Back in Black", considered AC/DC's finest. Which it is, with "Highway to Hell" and "For Those About to Rock" close behind it."
"2NE1 is not the best; they are second lowest, only ahead of "Master of Puppets". However, their songs are heavy on the hip-hop and light on the dark songs that Eminem and Metallica have, giving balance to my music."