In our first list of the year, Killian Laher shares his thoughts on a year in music!
The return of the JH3 was a bright, poppier affair than 1993’s Become What You Are. And it rounds out the ten nicely.
A really vague, woozy collection of smoky rock.
Heavy shoegaze is back! Not so much dreampop here, these guys always rocked harder than most of the fey shoegazers.
Some days I hate myself for liking this. It’s just a load of Taylor Swift covers, right? But the guitars on the album are really superb.
6. METZ – II
Hard rocking, shouty trashy old noise? Maybe, but at times they could be a band to get really excited about.
Probably the most lovely album released this year – absolute bliss.
Pop tunes combined with sledgehammer riffs. Go get ’em.
Look beyond what a complete twat Mark Kozelek is as a person and you’ll find a finer, more complex set of melodies than Benji.
Possibly rock’s most consistent band, another really strong album from the great survivors of slowcore.
One of the first albums released this year, and still the strongest. An album in the truest sense of the word, it creates a world which you can immerse yourself in. A kind of murky, dark world.