Coming Soon – My Favorite Albums of 2020

Starting December 5th I will begin posting my favorite albums from this unusual year. My music listening habits changed this year as I was spending more time at home instead of driving around the state for concerts and listening to new music. I still think I’ve compiled a good list that should interest everyone out…

#1 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Rival Sons Feral Roots I didn’t catch on to Rival Sons until this year. I had heard the name before but never sought out giving them a listen. Kind of a bummer because I know I would have been a huge fan right from the beginning. When I saw them pop up in my new…

#2 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding If you know me you know that I’m a sucker for a good hook. Well, Post Malone is the king of hooks. Literally every song on this album has a hit making hook in it. The collaborations on the album are incredible. The standout being “Take What You Want” featuring Ozzy…

#3 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

J.S. Ondara Tales of America Born in Kenya J.S. Ondara came to America in 2013 after winning the green car lottery. More specifically he moved to Minnesota because he grew up being obsessed with Bob Dylan. He had one goal, become a professional musician. Ironically he had never even picked up a guitar until he…

#4 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? First lets recognize the accomplishment of Billie Eilish. At just seventeen years old she is the first artist born in this millennium to have a number one album. Now, there have been many teens with number one albums over the years. Artists like Sean…

#5 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties Routine Maintenance In 2014 when I picked Aaron West’s first album as my number 2 pick I said it was the greatest concept album ever written. That claim still holds true and this follow up falls in place right behind it. The story is finally complete and I could…

#6 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Third Eye Blind Screamer While most 90’s Alt-Rock hit makers are waiting to cash in on the next nostalgic co-headlining summer tour of America’s sheds Stephan Jenkins and his band are still hard at work making a run at the record charts. I appreciate that so much too. 3EB have always been a favorite of…

#7 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

The Menzingers Hello Exile I’m so glad I stumbled across this album. It really helped that the opening track was an incredibly catchy banger with a relatable message for me. This has to be the first punk album that (to me) sounds like it was inspired by the Gin Blossoms. I can’t listen to the…

#8 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Coldplay Everyday Life My love for British pop/rock is directly contributed to my love for Coldplay. More specifically my love for Parachutes, their first album released 19 years ago. If I had kept a list back in those days Parachutes would for sure have been the number one pick for 2000. They are the reason…

#9 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Collective Soul Blood Collective Soul have consistently made great albums. I don’t think they could ever do wrong by me. This new album is a perfect addition to their incredible discography. Favorite Tracks: Them Blues, Observation of Thoughts Listen to Blood Watch the videos

#10 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Doll Skin Love Is Dead And We Killed Her If you are anything like me and desperately miss the Riot era of Paramore then this album is for you. Blisteringly heavy pop punk that I adore so much. This all female band is a delight to listen to. Favorite Tracks: Love Is Dead And We…

#11 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Sam Fender Hypersonic Missiles Sam Fender is sometimes referred to as the Geordie Springsteen. A reference to his roots in small town north east England and his similarities to another small town artist from America. Everything about that reference bleeds through on his debut album. Hypersonic Missiles is a joy to listen to and gives…

#12 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Bring Me The Horizon amo The first album to make the list this year actually held the top spot for a long time. I love the evolution that BMTH have taken over the past three albums. From hardcore metal into this melodic blend of metal and pop. This is by far their most transforming album….

#13 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Tool Fear Inoculum The most anticipated album in the history of albums. After a 13 year wait Tool fans were given something so worth the wait. The day this album came out I put on some headphones and pulled up the lyric sheets. I sat there and took it all in. That is the best…

#14 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Emarosa Peach Club I didn’t know of Emarosa before I heard this album so their transformation was not a big shock to me. After getting turned on to Peach Club I went back to find out they were a driving post-hardcore band that did a complete 180 with this album. This album is so fun…

#15 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Dean Lewis A Place We Knew I was turned on to Dean Lewis when I watched his Lollapalooza set live streamed this year. I found him to be quite similar to the great Ed Sheeran. When I gave this album a listen I was immediately hooked. I love relatable relationship songs and this album is…

#16 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Lana Del Rey Norman Fucking Rockwell I’ve never been a Lana Del Rey fan, I couldn’t even name a song of hers before I listened to this album. I fell for the hype of this album when it was coming out and was so happy I did. What I got was a absolute banger. A…

#17 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Silversun Pickups Widow’s Weeds I’ll admit I have not been a big Silversun Pickup’s fan at all. I pretty only knew the one song “Lazy Eye” that I played countless times while playing the Rock Band video game. I saw them live a couple years ago as an opener for Third Eye Blind and started…

#18 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Keane Cause And Effect I’ve been patiently waiting so long for one of my all time favorite bands to release a new album. Finally the wait is over. Everything Keane does is so magical. The are the definition of what I love about Brit-Pop rock. Beautiful and meaningful lyrics over incredible musical compositions. I can…

#19 My Favorite Albums Of 2019

Blink 182 NINE This is by far Blink 182’s best album since their self titled masterpiece. Incredible pop-punk jams that are catchy as hell. Matt Skiba is doing one hell of a job filling Tom Delonge’s shoes. Travis Barker is such a joy to listen to. His beats and rhythm is off the charts good….