It's the start of the end of the year shenanigans! Here's my list for the top 10 most memorable albums this year.
Thanks to social media Wednesdays have been known as Women Crush Wednesday, where you mostly post about women you find attractive or are crushing on. I figured it's the perfect time to showcase some kickass female fronted bands. To anyone who says the industry is lacking in women, it's a bit sad that they almost dismiss the overwhelming number of talented artists doing their own thing. I actually had to limit my list. I decided to go with just ten of my favorites and limited it to female fronted bands, not just bands with female members. So here is Metal-Loud's #WCW.
Hurricane Katrine devastates the south! George W Bush begins his second term. Micheal Jackson is acquitted. Blink 182 breaks up! It seems like we've traveled back to 2005, influential pop-punk rockers Blink 182 have once again broken up. Well founding member Tom DeLonge has left/been kicked out, leaving bassist Mark Hoppus as the only original member. Officially the band hasn't actually broken up, Mark and Travis have expressed interest in continuing with Blink and have enlisted Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba to complete the shows they had already committed to and have hinted that they may recruit him to play in Blink 182 as a full fledged member.
Every band has that album, you know that one, where most 'fans' skip it or over look it, one that's released to positive or indifferent reviews, the album that gets lost in the shuffle. Most of the time, it's still a really good album that just failed to make an impact one way or another. Here's my list of the most underrated albums from bands I listen to, Let me know if you agree, disagree or like bacon pizza.
So I've already done a best of it only makes sense to close the year with a worst of list. There was a ton of great music that came out of this year, unfortunately there was also plenty of music that should be avoided like a axe wielding maniac. So here's my list of the worst of 2014, hide the children.
Everyone loves a good breakdown, especially in metal-core and hardcore. Hell there's even bands that make entire songs out of a breakdown. However a lot of people (and other sites) have it in their minds that the heavier the breakdown the better. I highly disagree, a breakdown should be heavier than the rest of the song, it should be like a punch to the gut, it should get you pumped, but it doesn't necessarily need to be as heavy as possible. So here's my list of the top 10 breakdowns of 2014.
So I already went over my most memorable albums of 2014, but what about the other albums? These are the albums that may not have left quite as big an impact (or came in after I did my list) but still are great listens for the year and deserve to be noticed. Again there's no particular order to these, also I shortened it to just 6, So read on!
2013 was an amazing year for music. A lot of my favorite albums were released, I discovered a lot of new bands. 2014 hasn't been quite as memorable however it's still been pretty impressive. There's been an onslaught of good music. I figure it's safe to post this now since it's November, but here's my list for the most memorable albums of 2014. There's no particular order to these, just a list of the ones that stood out the most. So here we go!
2004 was a pretty big year for music and for me personally. It was the year I entered high school and was starting to go through adolescent angst. My music tastes were drastically expanded and changed. Bands I used to love I started to lose touch with and others I had never heard up blew up. It was the year that saw many bands best albums or at least very strong entries. This all was proliferated by the fact that it seemed everyone at this point had an iPod to carry all their tunes with them. Of course me being the social rebel I was and the budget conscience shopper had a Sandisk Sansa (a way better product that was ahead of the iPod in terms of quality, storage space, and the fact that it wouldn't break in two) to assault my ears with all the bands of the day. So what exactly was I rocking on my Sansa?