|Mark's Top 25|
This was hella difficult to put together, especially once I got out of the
top 5, but it's mostly in the order I feel it should be in. There are SO
many other albums that deserve recognition this year, but I didn't really
feel like making a top 50 list.
|25||More Than Life|
Love Let Me Go
Sounds a lot like Modern Life is War, but Witness is one of my favorites of all
time. This barely squeeks into my top 25, and I mean just barely, by having
enough of it's own personality to not sound completely derivative.
Thought this would be higher, but there are some songs that are
|22||The Saddest Landscape|
You Will Not Survive
BACK IN 84 I NEARLY AWEOIFHAPOGANEP
|19||Coheed and Cambria|
Year of the Black Rainbow
There are just a couple of lackluster moments (When Skeletons Live is actually
pretty terrible) but the good tracks are spectacular. Maybe it's just due to my
rampant fanboyism of my favorite band ever though.
Didn't expect this to have much staying power, and to be honest, if this was a
few months ago, it would probably be a bit higher. Still, settling at 18 ain't too
Axioma Ethica Odini
Hear a lot of bitchin' about the clean vocals...don't really get it.
|16||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
To be honest, I hated Ire Works...a lot. Option Paralysis rules though.
I don't know what it is about this, I think it's the vocals...they just get me every
A Small Turn of Human Kindness
Didn't much care for Life, but this is awesome.
Rock & Roll
Frank Turner has my heart. This damn ampersand better not screw everything
House With a Curse
|10|| ||Sufjan Stevens|
Age of Adz
Never much cared for the guy, but Age of Adz blew me away.
Like Unicorns and Griffins high fiving over a pond filled with Admiral Nelson.
I Could do Whatever I Wanted if I Wanted
Already racked up about 100+ plays in just the past week. Might be a bit bold
to put it so high after such a short time, but it's awesome.
Again, enjoyed their debut, but I never expected one of their albums to end up
on one of my year end lists.
Nevermind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures
Didn't think an EP would end up in my top 5, but this is just too great.
I've been having this inner debate for about a month now on whether to take
this as a seriously awesome hardcore album, or as a hilarious homage to
black/thrash metal put together by some hardcore dudes, but either way, it
This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called...
Just about the most excitement I've gotten out of an album on first listen all
year, and it's still held up.
Songs for Singles
Basically an ultra-condensed, hyper-catchy, super-streamlined version of
Meanderthal, which was incredible to begin with.
I've always liked Kylesa, but this album completely took me by surprise.
Everything just comes together so well here...I really can't say anything else