I realize that I haven't listened to the best albums out there this year. A lot of bands have release great albums and all, but no classics. Took me a bit of time to remember a lot of these albums, and not having the charts before June didn't help. I'll be needing a lot of recs now. Thanks in advance
The album has what 'Beggars' lacked: balls. Thrice keep the bluesy Grunge sound going on, but make it sound even better. Anthology is definitely one of 201's best tracks
Children of Fire
May as well be my AOTY
|3|| ||Tech N9ne|
All 6's and 7's
This album shouldn't work, but it does, and very well. Tech brings out the best in most o the mainstream artist he works with here.
|4||Jay-Z and Kanye West|
Watch The Throne
Worked the first listen, but now sounds weird. Jay-Z's verses are definitely not the best things in the world and tend to weigh this album down a lot. It could of been so much more than it is. No Church In The Wild, I have to say, is the best produced mainstream rap song this year.
"Jones" 'nuff said.
Where did the DM go, it's so bland, and uninspired. BOOOORING.
Hell is What You Make It
Above average pop record. Blackout is awesome.
Have to get back to this one. Really didn't know what to think of it after the first listen.
|9||Funeral for a Friend|
Welcome Home Armageddon
The Here and Now
I don't see all the hate. A really respectable post-hardcore release full of hope and joy. Red Eyes is the standout track.
|11||Dance Gavin Dance|
Downtown Battle Mountain II
Tha Carter IV
He was the one. The chosen one. He was suppose to bring the balance between mainstream and underground hip-hop. Instead, he made another Lil Wayne album. Oh well, it's still good to hear.
|13|| ||Snoop Dogg|
He's really not doing anything new here. He hasn't been great since Tha Blue Carpet Treatment.
A Dramatic Turn of Events
It's really not doing that much for me atm, should give it another try.
|15||August Burns Red|
Yeah, Oh, Sleeper beat them at making the most memorable metalcore album of the year, but Leveler still kicks ass. "Carpe Diem" is a beautiful song.
More Monsters and Sprites
I know you lost the material for an album. But why not wait to release a new EP instead of giving us 1000 remixes of your most commercially successful song... Equinox is great though
The album has very proficient rappers, as well as monster beats. a true delight.
|18||The Devil Wears Prada|
Really not as good as Zombie
Not even remotely interesting. Lost faith in this band. Shogun was amazingly good for Trivium standards, pity they couldn't keep this going
|20|| ||The Weeknd|
House of Baloons
For once, RnB done well
Sounds of a Playground Fading
They need to stop trying to sound like they're in their 20s. They sound really immature on this record...
It was cute, nothing special
Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
So so good.
|24|| ||The Wonder Years|
Suburbia: I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
Yes, there still is good Pop Punk out there
|25|| ||Tyler The Creator|
The concept of the album pleases me, haven't given this a listen yet, but can't wait to
Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Still using the Asian flicks to help create his gangsta stories. The album is one of the best of the year