It was a good year for music but it was far from great. Luckily there was
quality in a diverse selection of genres making it enjoyable to switch up
listening habits throughout the year.
Da da da da da da da da, YOLO.
The Bones Of What You Believe
A nice little 80s synth pop revival release with modern production and good artwork
to go along with it.
|8||A Wilhelm Scream|
It's been seven years since the last A Wilhelm Scream release and I'm not afraid to
say I've missed their irreverent drunkenness. A slap to the face to the Church and
your slutty girlfriend, Partycrasher hits all the right notes while being only slightly
less proficient than its predecessor. We are all boat builders.
Abandon All Life
A tight three piece hardcore metallic punk powerviolence grindcore band being
guided by the watchful eye of none other than Kurt Ballou. You won't get out
A lame Enflammee, lame Constellee
This is how church should sound.
|5||Run The Jewels|
Run The Jewels
A Christmas Fucking Miracle.
A classic in the near future, Sunbather finds common ground between the stinky
metalhead and cologne drenched metrosexual shoegazer.
The 20/20 Experience
The best pop record of the year and possibly of the next decade. It's too bad JT
dropped the ball on the second part of it.
|2||Queens Of The Stone Age|
This record is classic Queens (read: before Era Vulgaris) with more blues and acid
rock influence than on any other releases. The speed is slowed to a jog rather
than a sprint, and each song neatly unravels to create the best listening
experience from front to back for the group since Rated R.
A modern critique of American culture, Yeezus succeeds by pissing off and on
everyone. Do you know how many times I read people saying something along the
lines of "judge the music not the person", only to see them completely disregard the
sentiment when it comes to Mr. West? It's absurd. But I guess it's a good thing so
many people say they don't like this album, because it makes it just that much
more sweeter for me. And I'm sure it does the same for Kanye as well.