| ||Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons|
An amazingly fluid and beautiful album that embraces technicality when it needs to and doesnt overdo it to the point of Dream Theater overkill, a truly unique album that needs to be listened to from beginning to end. The Great Plains is song of the year material.
| ||Cloudkicker Little Histories||3.5|
| ||Frank Turner The Third Three Years|
Best comp album yet. The covers are hit and miss, the b sides are entertaining, and the meat of the album are the reinterpretations of the newer songs.
| ||Thomas Giles Modern Noise|
An awesome, accessible rock album with some BTBAM vibes. The opening track is gorgeous, Siphon the Bad Blood is infectiously catchy and features some new screaming techniques from Rogers. Other highlights include I Appear Disappear, Wander Drug, and the t/t.
| ||Cloudkicker Live with Intronaut|
This is so god damn good that if it wasn't a live album it would be a shoe in for my AOTY list.
| ||Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray|
SO good to hear this band back on their game. Acres finally has some competition in this genre. New vocalist is great, though despite being improved ten fold, I think they should just nix the clean singing
| ||ERRA Moments of Clarity|
Still don't understand why I like Erra so much, I thought I outgrew this metalcore with whiny cleans shit so long ago.
| ||Yellowcard Lift a Sail||4.0|