1.Every Time I Die – Low Teens
Being a long time ETID fan, this is the album I have been dreaming for since the beginning. Flawless, technical, aggressive, and unrelentingly honest, this is the best ETID album ever released.
2.Thrice – To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere
After their hiatus, Thrice could have released anything and their loyal fans would have eaten it up – me included. However, the band came back with force and released the best rock album of the year.
3.Bayside – Vacancy
I love Bayside. Period. What’s more, on Vacancy, Bayside show they can create the duality of happy sounding music to some of the most sad lyrics.
4.Norma Jean – Polar Similar
5.All Get Out – Nobody Like a Quitter
6.Moose Blood – Blush
7.Tyson Motsenbocker – Letters to Lost Loves
8.Relient K – Air for Free
9.Weezer – White Album
10.Blink 182 – California
11.Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
12.Silent Planet – Everything Was Sound
13.Dance Gavin Dance – Mothership
14.Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues
15.Microwave – Much Love
16.Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
17.Artifex Pereo – Passengers
18.Hail the Sun – Culture Scars
19.Bon Iver – 22, a Million
20.Comrades – Lone Grey
21.Erra – Drift
22.House of Heroes – Colors
23.Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
24.Panic at the Disco – Death of a Bachelor
25.Wolves at the Gate – Types and Shadows
26.Tycho – Epoch
27.Rival Choir – I Believe, Help My Disbelief
28.Into It. Over It. – Standards
29.Brian Fallon – Painkillers
30.Civilian – You Wouldn’t Believe What Privilege Costs
Great list Brody! Thrice was my #1 in what I thought was a really good year for music.
And wowzers! Even aside from albums I knew about & haven’t checked out yet, there are a slew of releases I didn’t even know came out by bands I enjoy, like new Relient K, Jimmy eat world, Bon Iver. Stoked that RK & JEW both put good releases after a few ‘spotty ones – will have to check em.
Glad you could find some stuff you had missed out on earlier! Let me know what you think of those releases.
I probably need to spend more time with Low Teens and Nobody Likes A Quitter. I enjoyed both of them, but maybe it’s just because there were so many good records last year that I didn’t spin them enough.
Agreed man. It was hard to find time to listen to some releases this year. Showbread, for instance, is one of my favorite bands of all time and I just couldn’t find enough time to listen to their new one enough to add it to my list.