Thursday, December 1, 2016

Best of 2016

Hello and welcome to Speed Glue and Music's best albums of 2016 compiled by Destroy the Scene. Below are my top 40 favorite albums of 2016.

As of right now this list is a work in progress that will be left alone until this time next year. Some albums may be added, some may be removed, but for right now these are the best albums of 2016 in my humble opinion. Also if anything incredible comes out in the next 30 days I will revise this list to reflect that.

Take note that I have not written anything about these albums. The reason for this is that I have come to the conclusion that my personal experiences with these albums mean nothing to the general public, therefore, I have chosen to not include any personal anecdotes about these albums. I have provided genre descriptors below to give you an idea of what kind of music these artists make. I want you to listen to these albums devoid of my opinion. You should form your own opinion. On that note, many of you will hate some of these albums, many of you will love some of these albums. I want this list to be used as a tool for you to find out what YOU like, not to necessarily fall in line with what I like. I have provided a playlist of some of my favorite tracks from each of these albums for your convenience below. So fire up those streaming programs, open up the itunes store(if you have the cash) buy these online or head to your local record store if you like what you hear! Hopefully you will find an album you can call a favorite for years to come!

-Sincerely, Sean Taylor (Destroy The Scene)

P.S.: As always we would love to hear from you so please leave some comments or feedback below in the comments section!

1. Kyle Craft-Dolls Of Highland (Sub Pop)

Genre: Glam Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Americana

2. Romare-Love Songs Part 2 (Ninja Tune)

Genre: Future House, UK Bass

3. Car Seat Headrest-Teens Of Denial (Matador)

Genre: Indie Rock, Power Pop

4. The Drones-Feelin Kinda Free (Tropical Fuck Storm)

Genre: Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Punk, Noise Rock, Punk Blues

5. Danny Brown-Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)

Genre: Experimental Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, Industrial Hip Hop

6. Jonny Fritz-Sweet Creep (ATO)

Genre: Country Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter

7. Lemon Twigs-Do Hollywood (4AD)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Glam Rock

8. Nice As Fuck-Self Titled (Loves Way)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, LO-FI, Post-Punk

9. Guts Club-Shit Bug (Moderate Fidelity)

Genre: Indie Folk

10. Devendra Banhart-Ape In Pink Marble (Nonesuch)

Genre: Indie Folk, Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter

11. Mitski-Puberty 2 (Dead Oceans)

Genre: Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Dream Pop, Art Pop

12. Angel Du$t-Rock The Fuck On Forever (Pop Wig)

Genre: Melodic Hardcore, Pop Punk, Surf Rock

13. Whitney-Light Upon The Lake (Secretly Canadian)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alt-Country

14. Sam Coomes-Bugger Me (Domino)

Genre: Organ Music, Indie Pop, Post-Punk

15. Pup-The Dream Is Over (SideOneDummy)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Pop Punk

16. St. Lenox-Ten Hymns From My American Gothic (Anyway)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indietronica, Singer/Songwriter

17. DJWWWWW-Arigato (Orange Milk)

Genre: Plunderphonics, Electronic, Sound Collage, IDM, Glitch

18. G.L.O.S.S.-Trans Day Of Revenge (Sabotage/Total Negativity/Nervous Nelly)

Genre: Hardcore Punk, Queercore, D-Beat, Anarcho-Punk

19. Anna Meredith-Varmints (Moshi Moshi)

Genre: Art Pop, Progressive Electronic, Post-Minimalism, Modern Classical

20. Sturgill Simpson-A Sailor's Guide To Earth (Atlantic)

Genre: Alt-Country, Country Soul, Southern Soul, Outlaw Country

21. Surgical Meth Machine-Self Titled (Nuclear Blast)

Genre: Industrial Metal, Synth Punk, Digital Harcore, Electro-Industrial

22. Margo Price-Midwest Farmer's Daughter (Third Man)

Genre: Country, Americana, Honky Tonk, Nashville Sound, Country Rock

23. Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam-I Had A Dream That You Were Mine (Glassnote)

Genre: Chamber Pop, Indie Rock, Doo-Wop, Traditional Pop

24. DVA[HI:Emotions]-NOTU_URONLINEU (Hyperdub)

Genre: UK Bass, Progressive Electronic, Vaporwave, IDM, Glitch, Post-Industrial

25. A Tribe Called Quest-We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic)

Genre: East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap, Boom Bap, Political Hip Hop

26. Conor Oberst-Ruminations (Nonesuch)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Piano Music

27. Frankie Cosmos-The Next Thing (Bayonet)

Genre: Twee Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter

28. Swet Shop Boys-Cashmere (Customs)

Genre: Conscious Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop

29. Ash Koosha- I aka I (Ninja Tune)

Genre: IDM, Glitch Hop, Wonky

30. Parquet Courts-Human Performance (Rough Trade)

Genre: Indie Rock, Art Punk, Post-Punk, Garage Rock

31. The Body-No One Deserves Happiness/One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache(With Full Of Hell (Thrill Jockey/Neurot)

Genre: Drone Metal, Industrial, Sludge Metal, Power Electronics/ Noise, Powerviolence, Drone Metal, Power Electronics, Industrial, Sludge Metal, Noisecore

32. Iggy Pop-Post Pop Depression (Loma Vista)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Art Rock

33. YG-Still Brazy (Def Jam)

Genre: Gangsta Rap, West Coast Hip Hop, G Funk, Political Hip Hop

34. Adult Jazz-Earrings Off (Tri Angle)

Genre: Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Progressive Pop, Glitch Pop

35. The Avalanches-Wildflower (XL)

Genre: Plunderphonics, Neo Psychedelia, Hip Hop, Nu-Disco, Alternative Dance

36. Arca-Entranas (Self Released)

Genre: Post Industrial, UK Bass, Glitch Hop, Sound Collage, Wonky, Glitch, Grime

37. Heron Oblivian-Self Titled (Sub Pop)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Folk

38. Thao And The Get Down Stay Down-A Man Alive (Ribbon)

Genre: Indie Pop, Art Pop, Progressive Pop

39. Weaves-Self titled (Kanine)

Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock Revival

40. Noname-Telefone (Self Released)

Genre: Conscious Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz Rap, Contemporary R & B

Friday, October 28, 2016

Best Of The 2000s-Part 10-The Best Albums From The Year 2009

This is it! The final installment of the best of the 2000s years 2000-2009!!!!!! There may be more to come in the future in the form of a 2010-2015 or a 2010-2019 list. For now this is it! Stay tuned for more lists and reviews in the future!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for reading!!

1. Pissed Jeans-King Of Jeans(Sub Pop)

Genre: Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore, Hardcore Punk

2. Animal Collective-Merriweather Post Pavillion/Fall Be Kind(Domino)

Genre: Psychedelic Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Electronic, Sunshine Pop

3. Micachu-Jewellery(Rough Trade)

Genre: Indie Pop, Noise Pop, Art Pop, LO-FI, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

4. Ovens-Self Titled(Tumult)

Genre: Pop Punk, Power Pop

5. Girls-Album(True Panther)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Jangle Pop, LO-FI, Twee Pop

6. Discovery-LP(XL)

Genre: Electropop, Indietronica

7. Future Of the Left-Travels With Myself and Another(4AD)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Alternative Rock, Noise Rock, Garage Punk, Punk Rock

8. Coconut Records-Davy(Young Baby)

Genre: Indie Pop

9. Vektor-Black Future(Heavy Artillary)

Genre: Technical Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, Black Metal

10. Them Crooked Vultures-Self Titled(Interscope)

Genre: Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock, Blues Rock

11. A Sunny Day In Glasgow-Ashes Grammar(Mis Ojos Discos)

Genre: Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Ambient Pop, Neo-Psychedelia

12. Black Dice-Repo(Paw Tracks)

Genre: Electronic, Experimental, Noise, Plunderphonics, Outsider House, Noise Pop

13. Zu-Carboniferous(Ipecac)

Genre: Noise Rock, Math Rock, Avant Garde Metal, Avant Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

14. Julian Casablancas-Phrazes For the Young(RCA)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Alternative Dance, Synthpop, Electropop, Synthwave

15. Funeral Mist-Maranatha(Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

Genre: Black Metal

16. fun.-Aim and Ignite(Paper and Plastick)

Genre: Power Pop, Indie Pop, Twee Pop, Chamber Pop

17. Taken By Trees-East Of Eden(Rough Trade)

Genre: Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Twee Pop

18. Fever Ray-Self Titled(Rabid)

Genre: Art Pop, Synthpop, Electropop, Ambient Pop, Darkwave

19. Cobalt-Gin(Profound Lore)

Genre: Black Metal, Sludge Metal, Atmospheric Sludge Metal

20. Tune Yards-Bird Brain(4AD)

Genre: Freak Folk, Art Pop, LO-FI, Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop

21. Tyondai Braxton-Central Market(Warp)

Genre: Experimental, Modern Classical, Progressive Rock, Electronic

22. Dead Man's Bones-Self Titled(Anti-)

Genre: Indie Pop, Psychedelic Folk, Dark Cabaret, Chamber Pop, Baroque Pop

23. Black Mold-Snow Blindness Is Crystal Antz(Flemish Eye)

Genre: IDM, Folktronica, Glitch, Bitpop

24. The Flaming Lips-Embryonic(Warner Bros)

Genre: Neo-Psychedelia, Experimental Rock, Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Noise Pop, Krautrock

25. Ida Maria-Fortress Round My Heart(Mercury)

Genre: Indie Rock, Pop Punk, Power Pop