Eko
David Shephard
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Reviews 22
Approval 97%

Soundoffs 10
News Articles 10
Band Edits + Tags 37
Album Edits 116

Album Ratings 546
Objectivity 79%

Last Active 01-30-13 6:03 pm
Joined 04-29-10

Forum Posts 4
Review Comments 2,119

 Lists
03.22.14 100 Songs11.26.13 Decade So Far
10.27.13 St. Louis Sputnikers?03.12.13 500 Ratings // Top 50 Lps
12.09.12 2012 Memories: A Mixtape08.30.12 50k Last.fm Plays
06.20.12 Eko's Quarter Decade06.18.12 Songs Of The Quarter Decade
06.02.12 London Is Great.05.21.12 Eko Goes To England
05.13.12 2nd Sputniversary04.26.12 Jordan Dreyer Solo Album
04.18.12 Are These Bands Good?03.19.12 Amoeba Music Store
03.10.12 RateYourMusic.com02.03.12 Favorite Moments In Music
01.02.12 Eko's '11: Lps12.22.11 Eko's '11: Eps
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Eko's '11: Eps
10Ocean Is Theory
Future Fears EP
9Hawkboy
King Folly
8How Do We Jump This High?
Funny/Not Funny
7Least of These
More Than Conquerors


It's fairly obvious that Least of These are taking fairly heavy influence from As Cities Burn and Thrice, but they do it pretty darn well. Immense guitar walls and passionate vocals highlight this promising debut of note.
6CityCop
Seasons


Basically it's their LP with minor improvements. Also, this is sort of what I want to hear when I listen to La Dispute. But they're not that much like La Dispute so let's not get into that argument again.
5Trophy Scars
Never Born, Never Dead


Downright creepy, yet oddly engrossing. Freak-americana (or something?) proves to be quite cathartic. Is that really you Penny?
4My Epic
Broken Voice


I've never quite been one for My Epic, but Broken Voice is quite a turnaround. Honestly, they sound better in the acoustic setting than in their normal progressive post hardcore sound. Aaron Stone's gorgeous voice is immensely more suited to softer music, and Broken Voice shows this off nicely.
3Hey Rosetta!
Live at the Verge


Basically this addresses my complaints about Seeds and corrects them. A surprisingly emotive, organic, and well-recorded live EP.
2Glassjaw
Coloring Book


A truly genre-bending experience. Intense yet atmospheric, Coloring Book shows a band doing artsy post-hardcore absolutely right.
1Hawkboy
Hawkboy


Okay, fine, I'll admit I'm a huge Cody Bonnette fanboy, but seriously, this is some of his best stuff. The guitars are hugely energetic, Cody's voice is flawless, and Aaron Lunsford's drumming is stellar. My favorite release of the year, LPs included. Even better live too.
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