“Revelations this one!”
PP – exactly! There are very few bands for whom I feel that is enough. Maiden is one. This write-up is amazing and, man, did it bring me back to 13 year old me, but…MAIDEN!!!!!! See I couldn’t even finish my thought.
I get it too and don’t disagree necessarily (notice the little emoticon thingy). However, “Iron fucking Maiden” is my response.
Good day, sirs.
“These guys are really awesome, and have written some of the greatest songs of all time” is what you meant to write there. :-)
I came to say pretty much the same thing. Powerslave is tops for me but can’t argue with this list. And I too would slide Brave New World up a notch. Thank you for this!
I like your list better. Kudos for including Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine and 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues. Two of my favorites.
I was scrolling and thought (after seeing the, IMO, lackluster Xothist) “they better include Fluisteraars and Jute Gyte”. That Fluisteraars album is, indeed, one of the most out-of-left-field mindblowers I have heard in a long time. Simply stunning.
Great write-ups. That Morbus Chron is going to own my headspace the way Tribulation did last year. I just know it.
Agreed. The Hives new album will be called Beezus. You’re welcome.
And yes, I’m aware that I’m extremely late to the (pizza) party.
Lighten up, Francis.
Should’ve went all-in there bud! Ha. As for BOR, I’m typically drawn to the darker, less rollicking stuff (I am a metalhead) but, yeah, Phil.
So thanks again. This is awesome.
“I’d like to introduce Dead-haters and Dead-neutrals alike to a most overlooked facet of the group’s music, one that separates them from every band of blunted jammers from Phish to Wooden Shjips: the songs.”
Thank you! I have been saying that for years…or, a version of that. Anyway, great piece but:
Box Of Rain
Am I the only one that thinks Tribulation’s “The Formulas Of Death” is the best album of the year? Did it seemingly come out of nowhere to blow my mind, making my perception overblown? Did it get lost in the avalanche of awesome this year? I eagerly await answers to these questions. I simply cannot believe how fecking incredible this album is…
You guys do an absolutely phenomenal job with the metal. I want everyone to hear this album!
My favorite album this year is 75 minutes long but this guy…this guy is hilarious! Endlessly quotable.
Squaredance and Soldier. That is all.
I, too, was at that show. Thought it was a brilliant maneuver, especially when he said “everyone should be able to see now”.
No. You are not.
Nebraska is unquestionably my favorite Bruce album and Greetings… is number 2. I love most of his catalog but that’s how it is for me. I do feel that, objectively, BTR is probably his “best” but ranking Greetings… so low hurts! Lost In The Flood alone makes that album a world beater.
Yep. This one, “Don’t Do It” and “Tears of Rage” aren’t here, therefore I am going to lose my ever-loving shit.
No, but they’re on my list damn it.
I just listened to Boxer, High Violet and Alligator back-to-back-to-back.
Just f you Stereogum.
Juicy is obv a good tune but not nearly the oversight that Things Done Changed and Gimme the Loot are. It couldn’t possibly get better from there.
Totally agree. This is simply some outstanding work right here. That’s fucking passion.
Neurosis is the greatest band in the history of bands. That is all.
I see an opportunity to post that John Bult cover and I jump all over it…every damn time. Everyone needs to see that thing. It’s simply unbelievable.
And Dre Day gave this white kid from the woods a serious education. There. Happy?
No this guy does.
I am not much into the tech-y side of death metal either but Max is right. It was legitimately one of the best shows I have ever seen. They absolutely commanded the stage. That is one confident band.