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…

#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…

#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…

#13 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Good Charlotte Youth Authority 2016 was really the year for Pop-Punk from returning classic acts and new bands alike. Good Charlotte is another blast from the past that plotted an amazing comeback with this record. Favorite Tracks – 40oz. Dream, Life Can’t Get Much Better Listen To Youth Authority Watch The Videos

#14 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Candlebox Disappearing In Airports At one time Candlebox was lumped into the grunge/90’s alternative genre when they debuted. They were pretty much destined to become one of those “remember these guys” bands that would only show up in nostalgic playlists. Well, 23 years and six studio albums later they have proven their ability to stand…

#15 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Taking Back Sunday Tidal Wave This band has always impressed me enough to keep them on the list every time they put out a new album. Tidal Wave is no exception. Another great collection of angst infused Emo-Punk songs that I can listen to on repeat. Favorite Tracks – You Can’t Look Back, I Felt…

#16 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Blink 182 California Everything you would expect from a Blink 182 album and more. Just some really infectious Pop-Punk songs that will get you singing along. Travis Barker’s drumming is just an absolute joy to listen to. Favorite Tracks – Bored To Death, Los Angeles Listen To California Watch The Videos

#17 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Bastille Wild World 19 songs, 66 minutes and no filler. I am a big fan of bands that can incorporate different audio clips from movies and such to enhance the meaning of the song. I used to play around with this concept with my own songs back in the day. Bastille execute it beautifully. Favorite…

#18 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Nothing But Thieves Nothing But Thieves Just a great Alt-Rock album that I just listened to over and over again this year. Very reminiscent of Muse and early Radiohead. Favorite Tracks – Ban All The Music, If I Get High Listen to Nothing But Thieves Watch The Videos

#19 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Metallica Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Finally a new Metallica album!! This one was worth the wait too. They do an amazing job of revisiting their thrash days of Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets. They finally got the engineering right on this one too. This is without a doubt their best record since their infamous Black…

#20 – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale Bon Jovi return with a new look and a revitalized sound. Loaded with great Arena Rock anthems that hook you on first listen. Ritchie Sambora’s replacement Phil X does an amazing filling what should have been a huge void in their sound. Favorite Tracks – Living…

Coming Soon – My Favorite Albums of 2016

Starting December 5th My Favorite Albums of 2016 I believe this year will be my last for My Favorite Albums. It has started to become more of a chore and less of the enjoyment that I used to get out of it. I originally started doing this to help promote lesser known albums that I…