|Ten Years on Spotify Playlist
Ten years ago, I started making annual playlists of new and old music I would find during the year. Last night I finally made a playlist that combined all of them (so far). List is my top ten artists all time on last.fm. Roast me
|Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed is my most played artist of all time and this album has grown to be my favorite by them.
Kanye is number two. MBDTF was my favorite for the longest time, but Yeezus has grown to edge it out. I love how brief and angry it is.
Never Born, Never Dead
The absolute chokehold this band had on me from 2011-2014 was unreal. I still go through multiple phases with them every year. Darkness and NBND changed my life.
|Protest the Hero
I'm always shocked whenever I see how much I have listened to this band. They are hardly the name that would come to mind if some were to ask my favorite bands, yet here they are. Insanely listenable
If you ever needed proof that I was once a virgin, here it is. Weezer is the band that made me realize I should stop taking myself so seriously. Any pretense goes out the window when it comes to them. They have so many awful songs and albums, and yet I love them. Pacific Daydream was not THAT bad and no I will not take any questions at this time.
|Cymbals Eat Guitars
If there was any justice in this world, CEG would have at least seen the kind of success that Iceage or similar bands have seen. If we lived in a meritocracy, they'd beat the shit out of the Foo Fighters. Alas, this now-dead project remains one of the greatest hidden gems out there and Pretty Years especially is an unsung masterpiece. For a year and a half, it was subject to near-daily listening. STREAM EMPTY COUNTRY NOW.
The Money Store
Death Grips came out with Ex-Military just as I neared the end of my horrible, depression-filled freshman year of college. My friends and I thought it was pretty nifty but when The Money Store dropped we realized they would be something special. One of the most important bands of the last decade, everything they have released has been amazing. Let's hope they drop something soon....
|Have a Nice Life
98% of my listens come from their debut. It's an album full of circumstance and urgency. There are so few albums that are heralded as instant classics that stand the test of time, but this one certainly has. I don't listen to them often these days since I'm (usually) happier than I was when this album dropped, but the fact that they remain in my top ten is a testament to how integral this album has been to forming my musical tastes.
|The Wonder Years
No Closer to Heaven
Other than Sister Cities, every album this band has dropped has been better than the last. An insane upward trajectory filled with such a satisfying progression in both sound and theme.
Blue Sky Noise
Other than this website, I haven't really encountered too many folks who still keep up with Circa in my life which is a damn shame. These scene legends put out some of the finest music the late 00's had to offer, but their output for the last decade has remained at a very nice level of quality that is just as worthwhile. Blue Sky Noise was the soundtrack for my final summer before college. It was the rare album that everyone in my friend group bumped. All killer no filler.