Monday, July 9, 2007

Albums of the Year

I've had a pretty eventful 2007 with the birth of my daughter, buying a new house, minor heart surgery, multiple run-ins with family, trading away my truck and about one thousand other events not all bad. Luckily music is the greatest way to remember events and i wanted to share whats been basically my soundtrack since January.

These are the 10 albums that I've pretty much worn out in the last 6 months:

Haste the Day - Pressure the Hinges (Mar '07). This album is going to end up the best album of 2007. Everyone i run into from Tahoe, Alan, Drew, Capone and everyone else, i recommend this album to. It's amazing. Its a great blend of metal, hardcore and just plain rock, with choruses that are seriously addicting and great to sing along with. A few key tracks include White Collar, Needles, Minor Prophets, and Stitches.

Means - Sending You Strength (Mar '07). This album is the best unknown album in hardcore. I never knew Canadiens could rock so hard, well, beside Comeback Kid. This album is my go to album to just go crazy to with tracks like Sending You Strength, Connected, and Throw Open the Gates. Seriously, if you like hardcore check these guys out!

Anberlin - Cities (Feb '07). Anberlin's third full-length is great. These guys just keep getting better and their live show is the best. Aaron described these guys as "Sting singing for a punk rock band". I don't know about that, but either way you look at it this band is great to sing along with and this album packs a ton of energy. Some tracks to look for include Whisper and a Clamour, Dismantle Repair, *Fin, and Godspeed.

Matt Wertz - Everything in Between (Feb '07). I've already talked a ton about Matt Wertz and this album is awesome. I've been listening to it a lot lately and its right in line with his other two full-lengths. His music really reminds me of how John Mayer sounded before he got huge, ya know, just good simple song writing and fun catchy riffs. A few tracks to look for are 5:19, The Way I Feel, Carolina and Like the Last Time

The Almost - Southern Weather (Apr '07). This album is a little bit of a change a pace for me but i was really looking forward to checking it out. I love the singers voice (drummer for underOATH) and the music wasn't as heavy as i had expected. Its just good rock n roll and it has a few super catchy songs like Say This Sooner, Dirty and Left Out, Southern Weather and Amazing Because It Is.

Bayside - Walking Wounded (Feb '07)
Life In Your Way - Waking Giants (Mar '07)
Eric Clapton - The Road to Escondido (Nov '06)
John Mayer - Continuum(Sep '06)
Bebo Norman - Between the Dreaming and Coming True (Sep '06)

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