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I’ve discovered some new bands this year and have also heard some great new music from bands I love. As everyone seems to be doing top ten lists, I thought I’d challenge myself to do one. It was harder than I thought it would be to narrow it down to just ten, but I managed it!
Here are my Top 10 favourite albums/EPs from the past year – in no particular order…
Stereophonics – Graffiti on a Train
This band consistently produces great music, and this album is fantastic.
Stone Sour – House of Gold and Bones – Part 2
Part 1 was brilliant, and I was concerned that they wouldn’t be able to follow it with a worthy album, but I was wrong. Love this album.
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here – Alice in Chains
AIC have always released brilliant music and I was pleasantly surprised at how heavy this new album is. Enjoyed seeing them at Alexandra Palace in November, as well.
Owl – The Right Thing
A fabulous follow up to the excellent debut album. Very original music. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this talented group. They also make great videos for their songs, like this one for their version of The Kinks’ classic, Destroyer.
Bauer – Lose All Memory
One of my new favourite bands. I recently interviewed them on my blog. I was hooked on their debut album, Sleeping Giant, and am really liking this new one too.
Trapped in Static – On a Stage (on a stage)
This band have been featured in an interview on my blog, so some of you may be familiar with them. I love their sound and am looking forward to hearing more from them.
Evilyn Strange – Mourning Phoebe
Fantastic new rock band from the UK. I also featured them on my blog on the UK Arts Directory. The CD version of this album has been resident in my car since July and is great driving music!
New Order – Lost Sirens
Only found out about this very recently, although it was released back in January. I was a big New Order fan back in the ’80s/’90s, and really enjoyed listening to this album.
Black Belt Karate – Volume 1 – EP
This band has also been featured on my blog on UK Arts Directory. This is a great rock EP and the band have made some excellent videos to go with the songs. They’re playing the GHS Booth @ NAMM 11:30am on Friday Jan 24th (special acoustic performance). They are also scheduled to play some gigs in the UK next year, I hear.
Hearts & Minutes – Delirium
I have featured this band on my UK Arts Directory blog. I love the mood of this EP and was hooked on it for a while this year.
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