#13 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#13 Vinyl Theater Origami I don’t know if I have ever heard guitars and synths blend so well before. Origami is layered with them and they almost play like an orchestra. Favorite Tracks – Day In Day Out, 30 Seconds Listen to Origami Watch The Videos Advertisements

#14 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#14 Halsey Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Halsey’s Alt-Pop sound is incredibly catchy and infectious. The songs breath beautifully over some of the most interesting lyrics I’ve ever heard. I could listen to this album over and over and just get lost in the stories she tells. Favorite Tracks- Heaven In Hiding, Alone Listen to Hopeless Fountain…

#15 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#15 Elsie Binx (EBX) That’s What She Said Elsie Binx got a bit heavier since their first album (#13 from 2015) and I like it a lot. They were the band that got me back into the Detroit music scene and they still remain the best. I have no doubt they will eventually break out…

#16 – My Favorite Albums OF 2017

  #16 Imagine Dragons Evolve I have to admit, I kind of gave up on Imagine Dragons. After an incredible first record (#10 in 2012) their second album was a complete disappointment. Evolve makes up for it without hesitation. Believer is easily the best song they have ever written and is destined for a grammy…

#17 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#17 Dreamcar Dreamcar The guys from No Doubt get the singer from AFI and create a serious 80’s retro new wave album. Bringing back memories of Duran Duran and The Cure among others. A completely original take on what we love about the 80’s. Favorite Tracks- On The Charts, Kill For Candy Listen to Dreamcar…

#18 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#18 John Mayer The Search For Everything It might just be me but I love everything John Mayer does. His voice is so soothing to listen to. The fact that he did a breakup album was even more special to me this year. Still Feel Like Your Man, Emoji of a Wave, Helpless, Moving On…

#19 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#19 All Time Low Last Young Renegade If you are expecting another straight forward Pop-Punk album you would be let down. If you are looking for an intelligent and atmospheric Pop-Rock album this is easily one of the best of 2017. There is still enough Pop-Punk to keep long time fans around for the party….

#20 – My Favorite Albums Of 2017

#20 Arcade Fire Everything Now Is it possible for Arcade Fire to make a bad album? Five albums in I’m going to have to say not a chance. Everything Now is like a tour through the decades of pop music. All done with their incredible brilliance of songwriting. Favorite Tracks- Everything Now, Peter Pan Listen…

Coming Soon 2017

Starting December 5th My Favorite Albums of 2017 I know I said last year would be my last. Well, I paid for the domain for another year so I better not waste it. This year will be much more scaled down as I didn’t want to commit too much time to getting it together. I’m…

One More Before I Go

I have never done this before. I set my list sometime in November and if anything comes out after it simply does not compete. This year there was an album that came out on December 2nd and I discovered it on December 8th already four albums into my countdown. Since this is my last year…

#1 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

The 1975 I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it This album sat on my virtual shelf of albums I need to check out for a long time. I skimmed through it a couple times impressing me enough to stay on that must listen to shelf. It…

#2 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Night Riots Love Gloom I was blown away on my first listen to this album. Every single song on this album is captivating lyrically and brilliantly orchestrated. A beautiful mash-up of rock guitar riffs and 80’s synth-pop. Don’t Kill The Messenger had me fooled for a while that it was a Depeche Mode cover. I…

#3 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Brandon Urie’s lyric writing skills are by far one of the best in rock music today. They are clever, intelligent, inspiring and harmonically infectious. You can’t help but to sing along with every song throughout the album. His musical ability is also incredible considering he played every…

#4 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Green Day Revolution Radio Green Day are back and better than ever. This album is blazing with hit song after hit song. I never thought they could match the greatness of their “American Idiot” album but I think they just did. Every song on this album stands out as some of their best work ever….

#5 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Pierce The Veil Misadventures As I have stated before I am not a big fan of the post-hardcore or metalcore genres. Every so often there is an album that surfaces and blows me away. This is one of those albums The powerful opening of Dive In sets the stage for a blistering album of charged…

#6 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Sadler Vaden Sadler Vaden Sadler Vaden is best known as the guitarist for Jason Isbell’s band The 400 Unit. His first solo album is a true rock masterpiece. Loaded with incredible guitar riffs and mesmerizing vocals. Jason Isbell’s incredible album made my list last year also at number six and Vaden’s album is just as…

#7 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Black Foxxes I’m Not Well I gave this album a listen on a whim one day while looking at the week’s new releases. I was hooked by the third song and found myself playing this album on repeat for some time. The emotional discharge by singer Mark Holley is so powerful and captivating. There are no…

#8 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Weezer Weezer (White Album) Whenever Weezer release a self titled album you know it is destined to become a classic. With their fourth self titled white album Rivers Cuomo and band deliver on this assumption tenfold. Chock full of songs that are destined to become set list mainstays. Thanks God For Girls and King of…

#9 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

With Confidence Better Weather While a straight forward no frills Pop-Punk album may not seem transcending in such an oversaturated category this album rises above them all. I think you will agree on first listen that this is undoubtedly the best Pop-Punk record of the year. There really is nothing special about this album, it’s…

#10 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Against The Current In Our Bones I’m really surprised that this band is not plastered all over the radio. Maybe it’s just because my local radio station’s really suck. This album is filled with radio friendly hits and hard edged pop rock anthems. If you like Paramore then give this album a listen. It will…

#11 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Ron Pope Ron Pope & The Nighthawks Ron Pope has been around for quite a while now releasing solo pop albums that are probably better than they are given credit for. With this album though he assembled a band an put out an impressive Americana album. Blending Rock and Country vibes to produce an grooving yet…

#12 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Phantogram Three A kaleidoscope of sounds that blend into a true sonic masterpiece. Every time I listen to this album I am able to hear something new that impresses me. It’s so complex yet the amazing melodies make it easy to listen to. Check out the Song Exploder podcast to here the incredible work that…