13.Iron Chic The Constant one
this band had one of the best demos Ive heard back 2008 I listened to it constantly. This album has to be the best pop punk or ” Fest-core” Release this year.
12. Dillinger Escape Plan One of us is the Killer
Basically everything this band is known for in one album and most songs are just that in just one song , most ofn it is solid my only gripe is the title track which just seem like radio friendly Dillinger
11. Between The Buried and Me Paralux II
this band remains to be the most innovative metal band around this album is just that innovative and done elegance and grace and plenty of sweeps
10. Statelines for the boats
Open Honest Pop Punk done better than any of the other “pop punk” bands Ive Heard all Year , Lately Ive grown tired of pop punk but this album is refreshing and gives faith in the Genre again.
9. Pity sex Feats of Love
Fuzzy 90’s ish Riff Rock best describes this album in my opinion
there was a influx of albums like this year but this is by far one of the best < Britty Drakes voice is soothing and the fuzzy make me bob my head to constant driving beats.
8. Citizen Youth
Grunge … Its kind of back but I consider this more emo than grunge, with lyrics like ” and I should have crashed the car when I was all alone ” Depressing isnt a strong enough world for this Heavy Fuzzy album
7. Dad Punchers S/T
Technically this album came out in December 2012 but like year I wrote my best of before December. This album is a great emo record, the songs about growing up and leaving hit close to home and vocals are some of the best emo vocals Ive heard in forever.
6. The World Is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid To Die
Whenever If Ever
Emo/Indie record that is kinda hard to describe I feel like its an experience every time I hear it ( which is at least once a day for past couple weeks ) Its been the best thing to listen to on my bike rides at the beach when the sun is close to setting
5. Modern Baseball. Sports
Emo/ Pop Punk? Basically songs about Girls and being awkward , its been one othe most addictive albums I got into this year and thier show a VLHS was one of the best Ive been to this year.
4. Nona, Through The Head
Spraynard Broke Up :( but we got a new band out of it. I love old Lemuria and Female vocals in general , the songs kick ass and have a wide range of tempos which has been a thing this year.
3. Adventures Clear My Head With You
Ive listen to these 4 songs more times than I can count. This Ep make want to start a new band , basically its if Title Fight played Shoegaze.
Armed with plenty of feedback and Reba’s vocal this ep/7” deserves a listen if you havent yet.
2. Donovan Wolfington Stop Breathing
Best Community Records release in a good while. Pop Punky songs and Surfy Chilly songs give a good dynamic to this 31 minute master piece often when I listen to it I dont even realize its over and Its been an album Ive played 3 to 4 times on repeat at work
1. Archipelago Good as gone
I heard this album early in the year an I knew it would probably get my Number 1 spot, Its good folk all done with a mac book and a guitar. The songs are solid and if your into folk at all check this out , its sounds like a huge band but is in fact one guy. The builds and swells make for some the best folk Ive ever heard.