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…