I could not think of a better first post then my Top 10 Albums of 2016. There were a lot of great albums that dropped in 2016 but these are the records that got the most spins in my life.
10. Pixies- Head Carrier
It is hard to judge a Pixies album. Head Carrier is an enjoyable album. Black Francis may not be able to replicate the band's original greatness but they are still good.
9. O’Brother – Endless Light
Endless Light may not be as great as Disillusion but it is still an amazing album. O’Brother’s sound is evolving and they took a creative risk that succeeded.
8. David Bowie – Blackstar
David Bowie’s final album is the perfect goodbye to world. Blackstar is a creative powerhouse and David Bowie’s talent will be missed.
7. Deftones- Gore
The band’s sound evolves with ever album. I can listen to all their albums start to finish and Gore is another great.
6. Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost is an album with so much emotion. I feel it really captured the headspace I was in most of 2016.
5. Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate
The Descendents has been one of my favorite pop punk bands since I first heard Milo Goes to College as a kid. Their catalog is full of albums that do not disappoint and Hypercaffium Spazzinate is an instant classic.
4. Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation
I have no real way of describing Dillinger’s sound besides absolute awesomeness. Dissociation will be the go to album for years to come.
3. Saosin- Along the Shadows
This is the first full length album since Saosin reunited with Anthony Green. No explanation needed why it is on my list.
2. A Day To Remember - Bad Vibrations
Bad Vibrations was a highly anticipated album for me that exceeded expectations. It might be my favorite A Day To Remember album since Homesick.
1. Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
This album is my most listen to album of the year. To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere is their first album since their hiatus and it is amazing. Dustin Kensrue’s voice is hauntingly beautiful on the album’s final track “Salt and Shadow.” This album has to be my unexpected favorite of the year!