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Best Albums of 2020…So Far

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2020 has definitely been a strange one that’s for sure. Thankfully, through all the craziness and madness, there have been a few bright spots as far as new music goes. At least we have that during all this. And with all the time we’ve had, it’s been nice to be able to delve into band catalogs as well as discover some really good new bands and albums. So, here is a nice list (with links to the albums) for you to check out. These are the Best Albums of 2020…So Far (in no particular order by the way).

Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels IV:

 

Trivium- What The Dead Men Say:

O’Brother- You and I:

Umbra Vitae- Shadow Of Life:

 
Molitoth- The Tribunal:

Old Lung- Old Lung EP:

 
Ozorn- Your Killer:

 

Mrs. Piss- Mrs. Piss:

Old Man Gloom- Seminar VIII- Light Of Meaning:

Old Man Gloom- Seminar IX- Darkness Of Being:

Elder- Omens:

Sparta- Trust The River:

End- Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face:

Killswitch Engage- Atonement II:

Horseneck- Fever Dream:

Loathe- I Let It In And It Took Everything:

Lamb Of God- Lamb Of God:

Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts V- Together:

Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts VI- Darkness:

List: Best End Of The World Songs

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Because the world is in a panic and we all can use a little humor to brighten things up, I thought of making a list of the best End Of The World songs. This should be a fun one to throw songs at and create different playlists and such. So, lets begin.

R.E.M.- It’s The End Of The World:

Everclear- Santa Monica:

 

 

Black Sabbath- Hole In The Sky:

 

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival- Bad Moon Rising:

 

 

The Doors- The End:

 

 

Iron Maiden- 2 Minutes To Midnight:

 

 

Soundgarden- Black Hole Sun:

 

 

Nine Inch Nails- The Day The World Went Away:

 

 

The Smashing Pumpkins- Doomsday Clock:

 

 

Cold- End Of The World:

 

The Cure- The End Of The World:

 

 

The Clash- London Calling:

 

Anticipated Albums of 2020

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A new year brings new albums to be released. 2020 is sure to be chock full of new releases by your favorites. I’ve started to compile a list of the bands who I believe are releasing new albums this year as the most anticipated. I know I’m missing some, so with that in mind who are you looking forward to new music from?

 

2020 Anticipated Albums:

 

Deftones
The Cure
Guns N Roses?
Mastodon
Foo Fighters
The Smashing Pumpkins
Pearl Jam
ACDC
Spirit In The Room
Clint Lowery
Carcass
Gojira
Lamb Of God
Megadeth
Nine Inch Nails
Sevendust
Rob Zombie
Every Time I Die
Marilyn Manson
Power Trip
Dead Cross
Run The Jewels
Placebo

 

 

 

Album Anniversaries in 2020

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Happy New Year!!!! 2020 is going to be a fun year for Audioeclectica. Lots of changes will be taking place. You’ll have to keep checking back to see what happens.

Since it’s the beginning of the year and I always enjoy these types of things. Here is a giant list of albums celebrating their 10 year to 55 year anniversaries this year.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support!!

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List: Best UK Bands

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The other day I was hanging out with a friend and I presented him with a question, who are the best UK bands of all time. So, we sat there for a few minutes and created a list that pretty much sums up the best bands from the region. There are so many bands from that area but, the impact the ones on this list had made them the standouts. This list is in no particular order as well. And your input is always greatly appreciated to make this list complete.

01) The Beatles
02) The Rolling Stones
03) David Bowie
04) The Who
05) Pink Floyd
06) The Kinks
07) Led Zeppelin
08) Cream
09) Joy Division
10) Sex Pistols
11) The Clash
12) Radiohead
13) Depeche Mode
14) The Cure
15) New Order
16) Black Sabbath
17) Iron Maiden
18) Motorhead
19) Judas Priest
20) Oasis
21) Placebo
22) Blur
23) The Smiths
24) The Cult
25) Oceansize

Best Albums Of 2019… So Far

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So the year is half over and there’s been quite a few really good albums to come out this year. So here’s my picks for the best albums of 2019… So Far. This list is also in no particular order. And if I missed any, let me know, I’m sure there are a few out there that I haven’t heard yet.

 

The Best Of 2019… So Far:

Moon Tooth- Crux
Cave In- Final Transmission
Glassing- Spotted Horse
Spotlights- Love & Decay
Baroness- Gold & Grey
Helms Alee- Noctiluca
Dalek- Respect To The Authors
The Damned Things- High Crimes
Low Dose- Low Dose
Rammstein- Rammstein
Brutus- Nest
Spirit In The Room- Volume 1
Stephen Brodsky & Marissa Nadler- Droneflower
Deathchant- Deathchant
Pinkish Black- Unification Concept
Pelican- Nighttime Stories
Mark Morton- Anesthetic
Soen- Lotus
Fact Pattern- Fallen Language

List: Best Start To Finish Albums

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The other day I was chatting with some friends and one of them was talking about the best start to finish albums. As the discussion went on, a list was being made and I thoguht this one would sure be a fun one. So, lets get this started. Your input is more than welcome on this list. I’m sure it will grow into one hell of a great list.

This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!!

Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails- With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails- Year Zero
Failure- Fantastic Planet
Deftones- Around The Fur
Deftones- White Pony (Original Release- No the one with Back To School)
Deftones- Diamond Eyes
Pink Floyd- The Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd- The Wall
Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
Alice In Chains- Dirt
Metallica- And Justice For All
Metallica- Master Of Puppets
Metallica- Ride The Lightning
Mastodon- Crack The Skye
The Doors- The Doors
The Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Radiohead- OK Computer
Radiohead- Kid A
Tool- Undertow
Tool- Aenima
Tool- Lateralus
Jane’s Addiction- Nothing’s Shocking
Stone Temple Pilots- Purple
Stone Temple Pilots- Core
Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin- Presence
Soundgarden- Bad Motor Finger
Nirvana- In Utero
Pearl Jam- VS
AC/DC- Highway To Hell
Audioslave- Audioslave
Black Sabbath- Masters Of Reality
Brand New- The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Cave In- Jupiter
The Clash- The Clash
Converge- Jane Doe
The Cure- Disintegration
Depeche Mode- Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Depeche Mode- Violator
Down- Down I: Nola
Dredg- El Cielo
Far- Water and Solutions
Helmet- Meantime
Isis- Oceanic
Isis- Panopticon
Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
Massive Attack- Mezzanine
Neurosis- Through Silver and Blood
Neurosis- Times Of Grace
Neurosis- A Sun That Never Sets
O’Brother- Endless Light
The Dillinger Escape Plan- Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan- One Of Us Is The Killer
Oasis- Definitely, Maybe
Oasis- What’s The Story Morning Glory
Ministry- Psalm 69
Oathbreaker- Rheia
A Perfect Circle- Mer De Noms
Sex Pistols- Nevermind The Bollocks
Slayer- Seasons In The Abyss
The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat

Album Anniversaries in 2019

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2019 is upon us and Audioeclectica is going to be a lot a bit different this year. You will just have to keep reading and checking back to see what changes and what is to come.

For the first post of the year, I thought I would celebrate all the albums that are having major milestone anniversaries this year. The following albums are all hitting the 10, 15 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 year marks. Some are absolutely legendary albums and others are just impactful albums that you and I would definitely consider to be great. While others are by bands that have had a lasting impact.

Enjoy!

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Top Ten Bands A to Z: Z

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The A to Z list finally comes and end. Z is upon us and needs help to complete the list. This has been fun to comb through the alphabet and decide who should be in the top ten for each letter. I will put them all together in a giant list of about 260 bands that make up this list.

As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list.

These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) ZZ Top
02) Zozobra
03) Zwan
04) Frank Zappa
05) Zao
06) Warren Zevon
07) Rob Zombie
08) The Zombies
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Top Ten Bands A to Z: Y

The A to Z list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. Y is upon us and needs help to complete the list. Note, I decided to skip X due to there being only 3 or 4 bands worth mentioning.

As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list.

These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) Neil Young
02) Year Of The Rabbit
03) Thom Yorke
04) The Youngbloods
05) Yes
06) Y & T
07) Yaz
08) Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
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