Lists

Best Albums of 2017… So Far (Updated)

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Since I last made this list, there have been a few more albums that came out that deserve to be on this list. 2017 has really shaped up to be another great year for new albums. Check out the Best Albums of 2017 so far below.

Also note, that there are still a few more months left in this year so, this list will be growing very shortly!

This list is in No Particular Order!!!

Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand:


Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora:


With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:


Black Map- In Droves:


Eighteen Visions- XVIII:


Mutoid Man- War Moans:


Depeche Mode- Spirit:


Pallbearer- Heartless:


Royal Thunder- Wick:


Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds:


Spotlights-Seismic:

Brand New- Science Fiction:

Dead Cross- Dead Cross:


Less Art- Strangled Light:


Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence:


Cons- The Burden Of Knowing Why:

 

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List: Best Rhythm Sections

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Rhythm Sections. The backbone of the band. The ones that are often overlooked in the band. This list is here to make sure they get their due!

As always this list is INCOMPLETE so, add who you think should be considered on this list. And… THIS LIST IS………IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER… (Ain’t nobody got time for DAT!!……. Though if you do I’ll send you a goodie bag of something cool).

Brad Wilk/Time Commerford- Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave
Mitch Mitchell/Noel Redding- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Mike Starr (RIP)/Mike Inez/Sean Kinney- Alice In Chains
Ed Breckinridge/Riley Breckinridge- Thrice
Troy Sanders/Brann Dailor- Mastodon
Krist Novaselic/Dave Grohl- Nirvana
Liam Wilson/Chris Pennie (former)/Billy Rymer- The Dillinger Escape Plan
Nate Medel/William Goldsmith- Sunny Day Real Estate/Foo Fighters
NateMendel/Taylor Hawkins- Foo Fighters
John Baker Sanders/Barrett Martin- Mad Season
Flea/Jack Irons/Chad Smith- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cliff Burton (RIP)/Jason Newsted (former)/Robert Trujillo/Lars Ulrich- Metallica
Ben Sheppard/Matt Cameron- Soundgarden
Jeff Ament/Dave Abbruzzese/Jack Irons- Pearl Jam
Jack Bruce/Ginger Baker- Cream
John Paul Jones/John Bonham- Led Zeppelin
Ray Manzarek/John Densmore- The Doors
John Entwistle/Keith Moon- The Who
Dee Dee Ramone/Tommy Ramone- Ramones
Glen Matlock/Paul Cook- Sex Pistols
Paul Simonon/Topper Headon- The Clash
Tom Araya/Dave Lombardo- Slayer
Frank Bello/Charlie Benate- Anthrax
Dave Ellefson/Nick Menza- Megadeth
Geezer Butler/Bill Ward- Black Sabbath
Nate Newton/Ben Koller- Converge
Caleb Scofield/JR Connors- Cave In
Simon Gallup/Lol Tolhurst- The Cure
Chi Cheng (RIP)/Sergio Vega/Abe Cunningham- Deftones
Greg Edwards/Ken Andrews/Kellii Scott- Failure
Jean-Michel Labadie/Mario Duplantier-Gojira
Duff McKagen/Steven Adler (former)/Matt Sorum (former)/Frank Ferrer- Guns N Roses
Alex Katunich (a.k.a. Dirk Lance)/Jose Pasillas- Incubus
Steve Harris/Clive Burr (RIP)/Nicko McBrain- Iron Maiden
Jeff Caxide/Aaron Harris- Isis/Palms
Eric Avery/Stephen Perkins- Jane’s Addiction
Peter Hook/Stephen Morris- Joy Division/New Order
Lemmy/Phil Talyor (RIP)/Mikkey Dee- Motorhead
Ryan Martinie/Matt McDonough- Mudvayne
Nick Cageao/Ben Koller- Mutoid Man
Dave Edwardson/Jason Roeder- Neurosis
Reilly Herrera/Aric Improta- Night Verses
Anton Dang/Michael Martens- O’Brother
Rex Brown/Vinnie Paul- Pantera
Stefan Olsdal/Steve Hewitt- Placebo
Colin Greenwood/Philip Selway- Radiohead
John Fahenstock/Jaime Miller- Snot
Robert DeLeo/Eric Kretz- Stone Temple Pilots
Paul D’Amor (former)/Justin Chancellor/Danny Carey- Tool
Peter Steele/Johnny Kelly- Type O’Negative
Adam Clayton/Larry Mullen Jr- U2
Michael Anthony/Alex Van Halen- Van Halen

Billy Gould/Mike Bordin-Faith No More

List: Best Instrumental Bands

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I was combing through my CD/Record collection the other day and I noticed that I have quite a few albums by strictly instrumental bands. There is something truly remarkable about being able to create a piece of music that hits all the right emotions and feelings with just music and no lyrics. So, naturally this got me thinking I should compile a list of the best instrumental bands.

This list is in no particular order and needs your input!

 

01) Explosions In The Sky
02) This Will Destry You
03) Moving Structures
04) Russian Circles
05) And So I Watch You From Afar
06) Apocalyptica
07) Godspeed You Black Emperor
08) If These Trees Could Talk
09) Pelican
10) Mogwai
11) Red Sparrows
12) Orbital
13) Set and Setting
14) 65 Days of Static
15) The Cancer Conspiracy
16) Battles
17) Stars Of The Lid
18) Mono
19) Tangerine Dream

Best Albums of 2017…So Far

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2017 has seen some really good albums released. We’ve had great comeback albums, great follow ups, and debuts, that are pretty solid. Obviously we still have half a year left of albums coming out but, these are the best of 2017, so far!

This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

 

 

Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand:

 

Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora:

 

With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:

 

Black Map- In Droves:

 

Eighteen Visions- XVIII:

 

Mutoid Man- War Moans:

 

 

Depeche Mode- Spirit:

 

Pallbearer- Heartless:

 

Royal Thunder- Wick:

 

Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds:

 

 

 

Top Ten Bands A-Z: R

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The A to Z  list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. R is upon us and needs help to complete the list. As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list. These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) Lou Reed
02) Radiohead
03) Rage Against The Machine
04) Ramones
05) Replacements, The
06) Red Hot Chili Peppers
07) Rolling Stones
08) Refused
09) Henry Rollins
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Top Ten Bands A-Z: Q

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The A to Z  list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. Q is upon us and needs help to complete the list. As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list. These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) Queen
02) Queens Of The Stone Age
03) Queensryche
04) Quicksand
05) Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest)
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List: Best Frontmen

I really like making lists for you all. It’s fun and you all get to join in on the fun by adding to them.

This list of the best frontmen/frontwomen should be a really fun one. I’m basing the list not on singing ability but on how they are able to command the stage and be a reckoning force. Also this list will feature people from bands that you all might not like. So… let us begin.

This List Is In No Particular Order!!!

Phil Anselmo- Pantera/Down/Superjoint/Scour/etc
James Hetfield- Metallica
Ozzy Osbourne- Black Sabbath/Ozzy Solo
Trent Reznor- Nine Inch Nails
Greg Puciato- The Dillinger Escape Plan/Killer Be Killed
Jacob Bannon- Converge
Randy Blythe- Lamb Of God
Zach De La Rocha- Rage Against The Machine
Max Cavalera- Soulfly
Perry Farrell- Jane’s Addiction
Henry Rollins- Black Flag/Rollins Band
Marilyn Manson
Chino Moreno- Deftones/Palms/Crosses/etc
Ian Astbury- The Cult
Maynard James Keenan- Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer
Peter Steele- Type O Negative
Jamey Jasta- Hatebreed
Jonathan Davis- Korn
Brian Molko- Placebo
Joe Duplantier- Gojira
Rob Zombie- Rob Zombie/White Zombie
Keith Buckley- Every Time I Die/ The Damned Things
Scott Weiland- Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver
Axl Rose- Guns N Roses
Dave Gahan- Depeche Mode
Til Linderman- Rammstein
Mike Patton- Faith No More/Dead Cross/Tomahawk/Peeping Tom/etc
Corey Taylor- Slipknot/Stone Sour
Jon Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi
Dave Grohl- Foo Fighters
Johnny Rotten- Sex Pistols
Morrisey- The Smiths/Morrisey
Jim Morrison- The Doors
Robert Plant- Led Zeppelin
Roger Daltry- The Who
David Bowie
Davey Havok- AFI/Dreamcar/Blaqk Audio
Eddie Vedder- Pearl Jam
Layne Staley- Alice In Chains
Casey Chaos- Amen
James Lynn Strait- Snot
David Draiman- Disturbed
Sully Erna- Godsmack
Jacoby Shaddix- Papa Roach
Wendy O Williams- Plasmatics
Courtney Love- Hole
Darby Crash- The Germs
Glenn Danzig- Danzig/Misfits
Lemmy- Motorhead