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08.09.17 2017 - you may have missed these01.26.16 2015 - I listened to 150+ records that
03.13.15 Rec me Post Hardcore stuff...12.29.14 Top 50 Albums 2014
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2017 - you may have missed these

Yeah, we all have heard Kendrick, Alt-J, Tyler, Manchester Orchestra, SikTh, etc. Here's stuff for you to check out.
Pain & Suffering

Hardcore. I love their albums, but did not at all expect this to be this good. If you like aggressive hardcore and haven't listened to them before, you're doing something wrong.
2American Arson

Punkish Post Hardcore. TREOS + The Wilhelm Scream + I The Mighty. Lots of earworms here.
3Arms and Sleepers

Chill Trip Hop. Mostly instrumental, some with a rapper (Airøspace & Serengeti).
4Black Map
In Droves

Alternative Rock. Mark Engles (dredg guitarist), Chris Robyn (Far drummer) and Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire vocalist/guitarist) live up to their potential. So many hooks, so much of this will stay in your head forever. Catchy, but with an ever brooding atmosphere. Makes me feel as if I'm standing in their rehearsal room with them. Check this out.
5Blood Command
Cult Drugs

Norwegian Post Hardcore in the veins of The Bronx / Refused / JR Ewing / Single Mothers / Gallows, etc. with female vocals. Basically, if you like music, check them out.
6Can't Swim
Fail You Again

Hardcore Pop-Punk? Throw Hot Water Music, The Menzingers, Trash Boat and a whole lot creativity in a blender and you might get this.
No Future

Melodic Hardcore. Sound a lot like Counterparts. A LOT. Maybe with a little Comeback Kid mixed in there. If you like either of those bands, you should like this as well.
8Deaf Havana
All These Countless Nights

Rock. You can tell that it took them four years to write this one. The passion is still there. Though it might not be as good as Old Souls, Deaf Havana still show they're leaps and bounds ahead of all similiar sounding bands.
9Die Negation
Herrschaft der Vernunft

German Post Hardcore / Punk. Angriest record of the year, hands down. And I do know that Converge is coming. Listen to Knochenmann or Scheusal von Oldenburg if you doubt me. The drummer is also in Heaven Shall Burn, but this sounds nothing like them. Dry as a bone production, awesome riffs, great lyrics (if you understand German ;) ). Give this a chance, you might be in for a surprise.
To Speak, To Listen

Post Hardcore. Dance Gavin Dance + Artifex Pereo + lots of ADD and creativity. Needs lots of listens to fully sink in.
11Fort Hope
The Flood Flowers, Vol. 1

Rock. Not as catchy as their EPs, but shows all signs of a band growing. Despite signing with a major they went for a cohesive, melancholic album feeling, instead of a hit song. The Ward is definitely one of the best songs they ever wrote.
^5 songs
^full stream (Spotify, etc.)
12Ghost Key
If I Don't Make It

Melodic Hardcore. Another band with a huge Counterparts influence. I also hear a lot of The Carrier. If that doesn't get you to check them out they're probably not for you anyways.
The Circle

(very) Melodic Black Metal. I don't listen to enough Black Metal to be able to compare this to anything without making myself look like a fool. Listen to The White and Fading With The Grey, if you don't like either of those, try listening to the album as a whole. If you still don't like it, go see a doctor, have your ears checked.
14Loathe (UK)
The Cold Sun

Post Hardcore / Djent / ??? Like many others, I'm growing more and more weary of Post Hardcore and Djent these days. All bands sound the same. Well, until Loathe came along. This also reminds me a lot of Spitfire's Cult Classic (overall feel and electronics, not as chaotic though).
15Nyck @ Knight
Nyck @ Knight

Hip-Hop. Nyck Knight is one of the most overlooked rappers right now. This is even better than his stellar debut album. Audiopium is up there for Hip-Hop track of the year.
Chill, Dummy

Hip-Hop. It does not beat Never Better as my favorite album of his, but that's the only negative thing I can say about it. This album really shows his fearlessness as a producer. Roddy Piper is one of his best tracks ever if you ask me.
17Push Over

Post Hardcore. Thomas Erak (Fall Of Troy) + Kurt Travis (ex A Lot Like Birds, ex Dance Gavin Dance). Need I say more?

Trip Hop / Dark Pop. If you like Banks and/or Portishead, this is up your alley.
19Tigers Jaw

Emo / Indie Rock. This seems to have gotten overlooked somewhat. It rules though. Should have all the hype Charmer had, as well. Check it out.
Die With Your Tongue Out

Post Hardcore / Grunge. Taking that Grunge revival to some other spheres I haven't really heard from another band before, except maybe Safe To Say. Lots of great songs on here, they manage to show their whole spectrum while still achieving a great cohesiveness and longevity.
The Road, Pt. 1

Trip Hop legend James Lavelle is back. This is somewhat of a reinvention for UNKLE as he doesn't have a main collaborators, but instead a lot of different ones. More importantly though, he takes it from a more Rock oriented sound to a much more electronic sound. Back to the roots some might say. Great either way I say.
^there are more songs on youtube
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