Best Of 2022… So Far

We are at the half way point of 2022 and I thought I’d share the best albums and EP’s of 2022… SO FAR. There have been a lot of really great albums released already, some that will compete for album of the year for sure. It’s all here in this list (in no particular order by the way)!


01) Greg Puciato- Mirrorcell
02) If It Kills You- Invisible Self
03) Cave In- Heavy Pendulum
04) Billy Howerdel- What Normal Was
05) Korn- Requiem
06) Author & Punisher- Kruller
07) Black Map- Melodoria
08) Absent In Body- Plague God
09) Meshuggah- Immutable
10) Coheed and Cambria- Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind
11) Vein- The World Is Going To Ruin You
12) Drug Church- Hygiene
13) Ghost- Impera
14) H09909- Skin
15) QAALM- Resilience & Despair
16) Trace Amount- Anti Body Language
17) Decapitated- Cancer Culture
18) Helms Alee- Keep This Be The Way
19) Be Well- Hello Sun
20) The Smile- A Light For Attracting Attention
21) Liam Gallagher- C’mon You Know
22) Dalek- Precipice
23) Deaf Club- Productive Disruption


01) Centershift- A Different Shade
02) God Mother- Obeveklig
03) Ibaraki- Rashomon
04) Bleeding Through- Rage
05) Vio-lence- Let The World Burn
06) Deaf Club- Bad Songs Forever


Soilwork- √Ėvergivenheten
Machine Head- Of Kingdom and Crown
Muse- Will Of The People
Megadeth- The Sick, The Dying… The Dead!
Ken Mode- Null
Lamb Of God- Omens
Cycotic Youth- Cyco Up
Centershift- Of


Centershift- Full Length
Don’t Panic- TBD
The Cure

List: Most Annoying Voices

I was having a conversation with a couple friends the other day. We were discussing a few bands and the thing that kept coming up was the voice of the vocalist. As we were chatting a list was starting to be made and why not make this a fun collaborative list! This list doesn’t necessarily mean they are terrible just that their voices aren’t easy to listen to (high pitched, nasally, obnoxious, etc). So, here we go…

Geddy Lee- Rush
Tom DeLonge- Blink 182/Angels and Airwaves
Perry Farrell- Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyros
Claudio Sanchez- Coheed and Cambria
Scott Stapp- Creed
Myles Kennedy- Alter Bridge/Slash
Daron Malakian- System Of A Down/Scars On Broadway
Justin Hawkins- The Darkness
King Diamond- Mercyful Fate/King Diamond
Gerard Way- My Chemical Romance
Davey Havok- AFI/Blaqq Audio
Steven Tyler- Aerosmith
Chris Carraba- Dashboard Confessional
Bert McKracken- The Used
Adam Lazzara- Taking Back Sunday
Brian Molko- Placebo
Billy Corgan- The Smashing Pumpkins
Chino Moreno- Deftones
Joey Belladona- Anthrax
Dani Filth- Cradle Of Filth
Ben Gibbard- Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service
Sully Erna- Godsmack
Chad Gray- Mudvayne/Hellyeah
Anders Frieden- In Flames
Chester Bennington- Linkin Park
Cedric Bixler Zavala- At The Drive In/The Mars Volta
Maria Brink- In This Moment
Dave Mustaine- Megadeth
Vince Neil- Motley Crue (anything post 1991)
Tim Armstrong- Rancid/The Transplants
Anthony Green- Saosin/Circa Survive
Brian Aubert- Silversun Pickups
Joni Mitchell
Joan Baez
Bob Dylan

Best Albums of 2021… So Far


2021 has been a very interesting year. Thankfully, it’s not a bad as 2020. That being said, the music released this year so far is on fire. It’s only been half a year and these albums have been on constant rotation. I personally can’t wait to see what else is coming this year (EVERY TIME I DIE PLEASE!!!!). This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!! If I forgot any, let me know and I’ll be sure to check them out!!!!

Genghis Tron- Dream Weapon:

Bossk- Migration:

End You- Aimless Dread:

The Pretty Reckless- Death By Rock And Roll:

Rob Zombie- The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy:

Chevelle- Niratias:

Red Fang- Arrows:

Yautja- The Lurch:

Gojira- Fortitude:

Cold Cave- Fate In Seven Lessons:

Zao- The Crimson Corridor:

Arc Angels- Apocalisp:

Comatose- A Way Back:

Amenra- De Doorn:

Death From Above 1979-Is For Lovers:

KANGA- You and I Will Never Die:

Sierra Swan- Tangerines:

List: Best Rock N Roll Movies

I’ve put this list together many times and changed the parameters so much to fit in different films, that it sort of got out of hand. So now, I’ve simplified it to make it easier to define what is a great “rock n roll” movie. No it doesn’t’ have to be all music based, though that would be super simple, instead I’ve made this list based upon movies that used rock music in such a way that it helped to make the movie that much better. I’m not including music documentaries in this or concert films (for example: The Who’s Tommy or The Band’s The Last Waltz).¬† Biopic movies do count and should be included. As always, your participation in adding to this list is more than welcome.

Let’s Begin!!


Almost Famous
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
Dazed and Confused
Rock N Roll High School
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pink Floyd: The Wall
High Fidelity
The School Of Rock
Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny
Detroit Rock City
Velvet Goldmine
I’m Not There
Wayne’s World
Wayne’s World 2
The Doors
La Bamba
Spinal Tap
That Thing You Do
Sid and Nancy
The Wedding Singer
24 Hour Party People
200 Cigarettes
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
American Graffiti
The Blues Brothers
Purple Rain
Grosse Point Blank
The Commitments
The Dirt
Bohemian Rhapsody
Walk The Line
A Star Is Born (all versions)
The Runaways
Get Him To The Greek
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Best Albums of 2020…So Far


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


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

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:


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




Album Anniversaries in 2020


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!!


List: Best UK Bands


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


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