End Of The Year Lists

2021 End Of The Year Lists: Best Albums

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Best Albums Of The Year. The stipulation is that said album/EP had to have been released this year.

Picks 1-10 ARE IN ORDER. 11-25 ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER there’s too many good ones to put a number on them!!! Also, I’m only picking 25 since these were the ones that really stayed in rotation and captivated me the most.


01) Quicksand- Distant Populations
01) Every Time I Die- Radical
02) Genghis Tron- Dream Weapon
03) Failure- Wild Type Droid
04) Converge- Bloodmoon I
05) Emma Ruth Rundle- Engine Of Hell
06) Trivium- In The Court Of The Dragon
07) Thrice- Horizons/East
08) Rob Zombie- The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy
09) Chevelle- NIRATIAS
10) The Pretty Reckless- Death By Rock N Roll
11) Mastodon- Hushed and Grim
12) Bossk- Migration
13) Arc Angles- Apocalisp
14) Spiritbox- Eternal Blue
15) Jerry Cantrell- Brighten
16) Halsey- If I Can’t Have Love I Want Power
17) Killer Hill- Frozen Head
18) So Hideous- None But A Pure Heart Can Sing
19) Confines- Work Up The Blood
20) Filth Is Eternal- Love Is A Lie, Filth Is Eternal
21) Zao- The Crimson Corridor
22) Exodus- Persona Non Grata
23) Amenra- De Doorn
24) Kowloon Walled City- Piecework
25) Actors- Acts Of Worship

2021 End Of The Year List: Best Vocalist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Vocalists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Walter Schreifels- Quicksand: Distant Population
02) Jacob Bannon, Cheslea Wolfe & Stephen Brodsky- Converge: Bloodmoon I
03) Ken Andrews- Failure: Wild Type Droid
04) Emma Ruth Rundle- Emma Ruth Rundle: Engine Of Hell
05) Courtney LaPlante- Spiritbox: Eternal Blue
06) Keith Buckley- Every Time I Die: Radical
07) Dustin Kensrue- Thrice: Horizons/East
08) Tony Wolski- Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon
09) Taylor Momsen- The Pretty Reckless: Death By Rock N’ Roll
10) Lisa Mungo- Filth Is Eternal

2021 End Of The Year Lists: Best Guitarist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Guitarists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Walter Schreifels- Quicksand
02) Nick Bradford- Arc Angles
03) Pete Loeffler- Chevelle
04) John 5- Rob Zombie
05) Jerry Cantrell- Jerry Cantrell
06) Ben Phillips- The Pretty Reckless
07) Mike Stringer- Spiritbox
08) Brian McClelland- Filth Is Eternal
09) Hamilton Jordan- Genghis Tron
10) Dan Beeman- Killer Hill

2021 End Of The Year List: Best Drummer

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Drummers. The only stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Ben Koller- Converge (Bloodmoon)
02) Brann Dailor- Mastodon
03) Kellii Scott- Failure
04) Clayton “Goose” Holyoak- Every Time I Die
05) Nick Yacyshyn- Genghis Tron
06) Alan Cage- Quicksand
07) Alex Bent- Trivium
08) Mario Duplantier- Gojira
09) Brian Hollenbeck- Arc Angles
10) Riley Breckenridge- Thrice

End Of The Year Lists: Best Bassist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Bassists. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Paolo Gregoletto- Trivium
02) Troy Sanders- Mastodon
03) Sergio Vega- Quicksand
04) Steve Micciche- Every Time I Die
05) Nate Newton- Converge (Bloodmoon)
06) Chris Matalone- Arc Angles
07) Jesse Keeler- Death From Above 1979
08) Mark Damon- The Pretty Reckless
09) Jean-Michel Labadie- Gojira
10) DJ Scully- So Hideous

End Of The Year Lists: Best Guitar Duo

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Guitar Duos/Trios. The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu- Trivium
02) Kurt Ballou and Stephen Brodsky- Converge/Bloodmoon
03) Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher- Mastodon
04) Jordan Buckley and Andy Williams- Every Time I Die
05) Joe Duplantier and Christian Andreu- Gojira
06) Scott Mellinger and Russ Cogdell- Zao
07) Ethan Sgarbossa and Timmy Moreno- See You Space Cowboy
08) Jonas Stålhammar and Martin Larsson- At The Gates
09) Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gears- Iron Maiden
10) Isaac Hale and Nicko Calderon- Knocked Loose

End Of The Year Lists: Best Album Cover

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Well, the end of yet another strange year is fast approaching and that means all the year end best of lists are coming out. So, that means mine are too.

First up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2021 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Album Covers. The stipulation is that, they had to have released an album/EP this year.

Vote for your favorite Band/Album Cover in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!

01) Failure- Wild Type Droid:

02) Converge- Bloodmoon I:


03) Quicksand- Distant Populations:

04) Every Time I Die- Radical:

05) Genghis Tron- Dream Weapon:

06) The Pretty Reckless- Death By Rock N Roll:

07) Chevelle- NIRATIAS:

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08) Arc Angles- Apocalisp:

09) Yautja- The Lurch:


10) Mastodon- Hushed and Grim:

Mastodon Announce New Album Hushed and Grim, Share New Song: Listen |  Pitchfork

2020 End Of The Year Lists: Best Albums

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2020 End Of The Year Lists, the Best Albums of the year. The stipulation is that said album/EP had to have been released this year.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER (Except 1-10, there’s too many good ones to put a number on them)!!!

01) Greg Puciato- Child Soldier: Creator Of God
02) In Parallel- Fashioner
03) Run The Jewels- RTJ IV
04) Killer Be Killed- Reluctant Hero
05) Bush- The Kingdom
06) The Smashing Pumpkins- Cyr
07) Nothing- The Great Dismal
08) Deftones- Ohms
09) En Minor- When The Cold Truth Has Worn Out It’s Miserable Welcome
10) Trivium- What The Dead Men Say
11) Horseneck- Fever Dream
12) O’Brother- You and I
13) Marilyn Manson- We Are Chaos
14) Sevendust- Blood and Stone
15) Be Well- The Weight and The Cost
16) Umbra Vitae- Shadow Of Life
17) End- Splinters From An Ever Changing Face
18) Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts V and VI
19) Clint Lowery- God Bless The Renegades
20) Loathe- I Let It In And It Took Everything
21) Strangelight- Adult Themes
22) Ken Andrews- What’s Coming
23) Pallbearer- Forgotten Days
24) Sparta- Trust The River
25) Jesse Draxler- Reigning Cement

2020 End Of The Year Lists: Best Songs

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2020 End Of The Year Lists, the best songs of the year. The stipulation is that said song must’ve appeared on an album/EP  released this year.

It’s also worth noting that these songs are my favorites from each of their respective albums.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Greg Puciato- Evacuation (from Child Soldier: Creator of God):


02) In Parallel- Leave It With The Ghost (from Fashioner):


03) Killer Be Killed- From A Crowded Wound (from Reluctant Hero):


04) Deftones- Radiant City (from Ohms):


05) Nothing- Say Less (from The Great Dismal):


06) Marilyn Manson- Broken Needle (from We Are Chaos):


07) The Smashing Pumpkins- Purple Blood (from Cyr):


08) Trivium- Bending The Arc To Fear (from What The Dead Men Say):


09) Bush- Blood River (from The Kingdom):


10) Run The Jewels- Yankee And The Brave (from RTJ IV):


11) Horseneck- Pen15 (from Fever Dream):


12) En Minor- Mausoleums (from When The Cold Truth Has Worn Out It’s Miserable Welcome):


13) Loathe- New Faces In The Dark (from I Let It In And It Took Everything):


14) O’Brother- Soma (from You and I):


15) Umbra Vitae- Mantra Of Madness (from Shadow Of Life):


16) End- Pariah (from Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face):

17) Clint Lowery- Alive (from God Bless The Renegades):


18) Be Well- Confessional (from The Weight and The Cost):


19) Ken Andrews- Sword and Shield (from What’s Coming):


20) Sevendust- Blood From A Stone (from Blood & Stone):

2020 End Of The Year Lists: Best Vocalist

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Next up on Audioeclectica.com’s 2020 End Of The Year Lists, the Top 10 Vocalists The stipulation is that, an album/EP had to have been released this year.

Vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.

This list is also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!


01) Greg Puciato- Greg Puciato/Killer Be Killed
02) Billy Corgan- The Smashing Pumpkins
03) Lance Black- In Parallel
04) Philip H. Anselmo- En Minor
05) EL-P & Killer Mike- Run The Jewels
06) Kadeem France & Erik Bickerstaffe- Loathe
07) Jacob Bannon- Umbra Vitae
08) Gavin Rossdale- Bush
09) Chelsea Wolfe- Mrs. Piss
10) Anthony Paganelli, Lance Jackman, Jess Gowrie & Lennon Hudson- Horseneck