TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2012: Bands

Along with our own top 10 albums of 2012 here at DEAD PRESS!, we also decided to see what our friends and other people in the industry thought were the top hot pickings of the year. We asked a range of people in bands, some people from labels and publicists too.

See what they all thought below from the 40+ we asked, including members from bands such as Strike Anywhere, Asking Alexandria, Decade, Marmozets, The Stereo State and more (listed alphabetically by band/organisation):

Alex Sumner (A World Defined):
01.) Circa Survive – ‘Violet Waves’
02.) Thrice – ‘Anthology’
03.) Alexisonfire – ‘Death Letter’
04.) Stick To Your Guns – ‘Diamonds’
05.) Young Guns – ‘Bones’
06.) Deaf Havana – ‘Fools And Worthless Liars (Deluxe Edition)’
07.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
08.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’
09.) Floods – ‘Floods’
10.) Parkway Drive – ‘Atlas’

Nic Matthews (The Afterparty):
01.) Yellowcard – ‘Southern Air’
02.) Deaf Havana – ‘Fools And Worthless Liars (Deluxe Edition)’
03.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
04.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’
05.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
06.) Young Guns – ‘Bones’
07.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
08.) Hit The Lights – ‘Invicta‘
09.) Hawk Eyes – ‘Ideas’
10.) Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’

Tom Brumpton (Akarusa Yami):
01.) Cattle Decapitation – ‘Monolith Of Tyrants’
02.) Hans Zimmer – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
03.) As I Lay Dying – ‘Awakened’
04.) Linkin Park – ‘Living Things’
05.) Pure Love – ‘Handsome Devils Club’
06.) Napalm Death – ‘Utilitarian’
07.) The Killers – ‘Battle Born’
08.) Ihsahn – ‘Eremita’
09.) The Mars Volta – ‘Nocturniquet’
10.) Lana Del Rey – ‘Born To Die’

Rebecca Need-Menear & Jamie Finch (Anavae):
01.) Enter Shikari – ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’
02.) I, The Mighty – ‘Karma Never Sleeps’
03.) Pierce The Veil – ‘Collide With The Sky’
04.) Imagine Dragons – ‘Hear Me’
05.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
06.) Justin Bieber – ‘Believe’
07.) Hammock – ‘Departure Songs’
08.) Ben Howard – ‘The Burgh Island’
09.) The American Dollar – ‘Ambient Three’
10.) Architects – ‘Daybreaker’

Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria):
01.) Bruno Mars – ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’
02.) Led Zeppelin – ‘Celebration Day’
03.) Mumford and Sons – ‘Babel’
04.) The Rolling Stones – ‘GRRR!’
05.) Imagine Dragons – ‘Nightvisions’
06.) Various Artists – ‘Rock Of Ages: Soundtrack’
07.) Enter Shikari – ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’
08.) AxeWound – ‘Vultures’
09.) As I Lay Dying – ‘Awakened’
10.) Motionless in White – ‘Infamous’

Sean Smith (The Blackout):
01.) Die Antwoord – ‘Ten$ion’
02.) Canterbury – ‘Heavy In The Night’
03.) Knife Party – ‘Rage Valley’
…I don’t particularly care for much that happened this year.

Brian Shultz (Bridge Nine Records):
01.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
02.) Daytrader – ‘Twelve Years’
03.) The Casket Lottery – ‘Real Fear’
04.) Make Do And Mend – ‘Everything You Ever Loved’
05.) Verse – ‘Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace’
06.) Circa Survive – ‘Violent Waves’
07.) Such Gold – ‘Misadventures’
08.) Japandroids – ‘Celebration Rock’
09.) Baroness – ‘Yellow & Green’
10.) Mewithoutyou – ‘Ten Stories’

Ryan Boone (Bridge Nine Records):
01.) White Lung – ‘Sorry’
02.) Tragedy – ‘Darker Days Ahead’
03.) The New Yorker – ‘Living Among Winners And Losers’
04.) Pallbearer – ‘Sorrow And Extinction’
05.) Wolfbrigade – ‘Damned’
06.) Baroness – ‘Yellow And Green’
07). Nothing – ‘Downward Years To Come’
08.) Vaccine – ‘Dead Inside’
09.) Lord Snow – ‘Sovngarde’
10.) Propagandhi – ‘Failed States’

Seth Decoteau (Bridge Nine Records):
01.) Now, Now – ‘Threads’
02.) Hostage Calm – ‘Please Remain Calm’
03.) Everyone Everywhere – ‘Everyone Everywhere’
04.) Caspian – ‘Waking Season’
05.) The Tidal Sleep – ‘The Tidal Sleep’
06.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
07.) mewithoutYou – ‘Ten Stories’
08.) Loma Prieta – ‘I.V.’
09.) Tall Ships – ‘Everything Touching’
10.) The Jealous Sound – ‘A Gentle Reminder’

Simon Gearing (Coastline):
01.) Band Of Horses – ‘Mirage Rock’
02.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
03.) Hildamay – ‘Miles Away’
04.) Moose Blood – ‘Moving Home’
05.) Coldplay – ‘Live 2012’
06.) Run Kid Run – ‘Patterns’
07.) The Vaccines – ‘Come Of Age’
08.) Explosions In The Sky – ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’
09.) Diamond – ‘Don’t Lose Your Cool’
10.) The Jealous Sound – ‘A Gentle Reminder’

Jami Morgan (Code Orange Kids):
01.) Craft Spells – ‘Gallery’
02.) Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
03.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
04.) Homewrecker – ‘Worms And Dirt’
05.) The Men – ‘Open Your Heart’
06.) Wild Nothing – ‘Nocturne’
07.) Gaza – ‘No Absolutes In Human Suffering’
08.) Sharks – ‘No Gods’
09.) Whirr – ‘Pipe Dreams’
10.) The Sidekicks – ‘Awkward Breeds’

Taylor Hood (Crown Jewel Defense):
01.) Keh$a – ‘Warrior’
02.) Carrie Underwood – ‘Blown Away’
03.) Boys Like Girls – ‘Crazy World’
04.) Flying Colors – ‘Flying Colors’
05.) The Darkness – ‘Hot Cakes’
06.) Slash – ‘Apocalyptic Love’
07.) The Killers – ‘Battle Born’
08.) Underoath – ‘Anthology: 1999-2013’
09.) The Aristocrats – ‘Boing, We’ll Do It Live!’
10.) Foxy Shazam – ‘The Church Of Rock And Roll’

Carl Dawkins & Jack Doolan (Cypher16):
01.) Gojira – ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’
02.) Meshuggah – ‘Koloss’
03.) Lamb Of God – ‘Resolution’
04.) How To Destroy Angels – ‘An Omen’
05.) Danko Jones – ‘Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue’
06.) The Chariot – ‘One Wing’
07.) The Algorithm – ‘Polymorphic Code’
08.) Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
09.) Periphery – ‘Periphery II’
10.) Testament – ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’

Alex Sears (Decade / Sophomore):
01.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
02.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
03.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’
04.) Worthwhile – ‘Carry On Kid’
05.) Crooks – ‘Nevermore’
06.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
07.) Light You Up – ‘Broken Jaw’
08.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
09.) Landscapes – ‘Life Gone Wrong’
10.) Last Witness – ‘Mourning After’

Derek Archambault (Defeater):
01.) Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’
02.) Lucero – ‘Women & Work’
03.) Forgetters – ‘Forgetters’
04.) The Jealous Sound – ‘A Gentle Reminder’
05.) Caspian – ‘Waking Season’
06.) Rude Awakening – ‘The Awakening’
07.) The Casket Lottery – ‘Real Fear’
08.) Justin Townes Earle – ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now’
09.) Nada Surf – ‘The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy’
10.) Gypsy – ‘Giant’s Dispair’

Jake Woodruff (Defeater):
01.) John K Samson – ‘Provincial’
02.) Mewithoutyou – ‘Ten Stories’
03.) Enabler – ‘All Hail The Void’
04.) Delta Spirit – ‘Delta Spirit’
05.) Chris Wollard And The Ship Thieves – ‘Canyons’
06.) Trash Talk – ‘119’
07.) Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
08.) Caspian – ‘Waking Season’
09.) Baroness – ‘Yellow And Green’
10.) Hostage Calm – ‘Please Remain Calm’

Gary Yay (Eager Teeth):
01.) Merchandise – ‘Children Of Desire’
02.) Lana Del Rey – ‘Born To Die’
03.) Blondes – ‘Blondes’
04.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’
05.) Gnarwolves – ‘Cru’
06.) Sauna Youth – ‘Dreamlands’
07.) Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’
08.) Memory Tapes – ‘Grace/Confusion’
09.) Field Music – ‘Plumb’
10.) Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Bet On Sky’

Steve Tolloczko (Echoes):
01.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
02.) Birds In Row – ‘Me, You And The Violence’
03.) Circa Survive – ‘Violent Waves’
04.) The xx – ‘Coexist’
05.) Steak Number Eight – ‘All Is Chaos’
06.) Landscapes – ‘Life Gone Wrong’
07.) Sigur Ros – ‘Valtari’
08.) Underoath – ‘Anthology: 1999-2013’
09.) General Lee – ‘Raiders Of The Evil Eye’
10.) Rod Stewart – ‘Greatest Hits’

Joel Tannenbaum (Ex Friends / Plow United):
01.) The Headies – ‘Meta-Pop’
02.) Tenement/Cheeky – ‘Split 7”’
03.) NONA/Peeple Watchin’ – ‘Split 7”’
04.) Munchausen – ‘Munchausen’
05.) Goddamnit – ‘Glory Hole Hotdog’
06.) The Dirty Nil – ‘Little Metal Baby Fist’
07.) Flatfoot 56 – ‘Toil’
08.) Crybaby – ‘Coming Undone’
09.) Mikey Erg – ‘Fucifer’
10.) Courtney And The Crushers – ‘Courtney And The Crushers’

Kevin Black (Fat Goth):
01.) Deerhoof – ‘Breakup Song’
02.) Torche – ‘Harmonicraft’
03.) Baroness – ‘Yellow & Green’
04.) METZ – ‘METZ’
05.) Field Music – ‘Plumb’
06.) OFF! – ‘OFF!’
07.) Screaming Females – ‘Ugly’
08.) Tame Impala – ‘Lonerism’
09.) High On Fire – ‘De Vermis Myseriis’
10.) Black Breath – ‘Sentenced To Life’

Phil Cox (Fights And Fires):
01.) Mewithoutyou – ‘Ten Stories’
02.) The Hives – ‘Lex Hives’
03.) Murder By Death – ‘Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon’
04.) Torche – ‘Harmonicraft’
05.) Menzingers – ‘On The Impossible Past’
06.) Such Gold – ‘Misadventures ‘
07.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
08.) The Snips – ‘Highs Of Low’
09.) Tall Ships – ‘Everything Touching’
10.) Our Time Down Here – ‘Midnight Mass’

Joel Pearce (Flights):
01.) Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
02.) British Theatre – ‘Dyed In The Wool Ghost’
03.) Three Trapped Tigers – ‘Numbers 1 – 13’
04.) The Chariot – ‘One Wing’
05.) Peace’d Out – ‘Peace’d Out’
06.) Pixel – ‘Reminder’
07.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’
08.) Gallops – ‘Yours Sincerely, Dr. Hardcore’
09.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
10.) Chord – ‘Gmaj7’

Dudley Powell (Glass City Vice):
01.) Dry The River – ‘Shallow Bed’
02.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’
03.) Badbadnotgood – ‘BBNG2’
04.) Bad Books – ‘Bad Books 2’
05.) Canterbury – ‘Heavy In The Day’
06.) O’brother – ‘Basement Window’
07.) Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’
08.) Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
09.) Blood Red Shoes – ‘In Time To Voices’
10.) John Mayer – ‘Born And Raised’

Ben Murray (Heartsounds / Destructor Records):
01.) Propagandhi – ‘Failed States’
02.) Wintersun – ‘Time’
03.) Anchors – ‘Lost At The Bottom Of The World’
04.) Enabler – ‘All Hail The Void’
05.) The Stereo State – ‘Crossing Canyons’
06.) Backmasker – ‘Effigies’
07.) Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’
08.) Hostage Calm – ‘Please Remain Calm’
09.) Murder by Death – ‘Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon’
10.) Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Bet On Sky’

Alex Monty (Heights):
01.) Canterbury – ‘Heavy In The Day’
02.) Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
03.) Polica – ‘Give You The Ghost’
04.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’
05.) Architects – ‘Daybreaker’
06.) Frank Ocean – ‘Channel Orange’
07.) Jessie Ware – ‘Devotion’
08.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
09.) Hildamay – ‘Miles Away’
10.)Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’

Tim Lawrence (Hildamay):
01.) Ceremony – ‘Zoo’
02.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’
03.) Hot Water Music – ‘Exister’
04.) Coastline – ‘Taken Under’
05.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
06.) While She Sleeps – ‘This Is The Six’
07.) Feed The Rhino – ‘The Burning Sons’
08.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
09.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
10.) Make Do And Mend – ‘Everything You Ever Loved’

Jamie Steadman (Lay Siege):
01.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
02.) Devil Sold His Soul – ‘Empire Of Light’
03.) The Ghost Inside – ‘Get What You Give’
04.) Meshuggah – ‘Koloss’
05.) Heart Of A Coward – ‘Hope And Hindrance’
06.) While She Sleeps – ‘This Is The Six’
07.) Periphery – ‘Periphery II’
08.) We Lost The Sea – ‘The Quietest Place On Earth’
09.) Cancer Bats – ‘Dead Set On Living’
10.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’

Drew Masters (Light You Up):
01.) Deaf Havana – ‘Fools And Worthless Liars (Deluxe Edition)’
02.) The Early November – ‘In Currents’
03.) A Loss For Words – ‘Returning To Webster Lake’
04.) Yellowcard – ‘Southern Air’
05.) Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’
06.) Forever Came Falling – ‘Contender’
07.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
08.) Misser – ‘Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going To Be A Better Person’
09.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
10.) We Are The Ocean – ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow’

Mathieu Ricou (Lizzard):
01.) Puscifer – ‘Conditions Of My Parole’
02.) The Mars Volta – ‘Nocturniquet’
03.) How To Destroy Angels – ‘An Omen’
04.) Klone – ‘The Dreamer’s Hideway’
05.) Meshuggah – ‘Koloss’
06.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
07.) Soundgarden – ‘King Animal’
08.) Gojira – ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’
09.) Katatonia – ‘Dead End Kings’
10.) Eryn Non Dae – ‘Meliora’

Cyd (Magoa):
01.) Papa Roach – ‘The Connection’
02.) Soundgarden – ‘King Animal’
03.) Lamb Of God – ‘Resolution’
04.) Black Country Communion – ‘Afterglow’
05.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
06.) Stone Sour – ‘House Of Gold And Bones – Pt. 1’
07.) Sybreed – ‘God Is An Automation’
08.) The Devin Townsend Project – ‘Epicloud’
09.) Slash – ‘Apocalyptic Love’
10.) Klone – ‘Dreamer’s Hideaway’

Jack Bottomley (Marmozets):
01.) Architects – ‘Daybreaker’
02.) While She Sleeps – ‘This Is The Six’
03.) The Chariot – ‘One Wing’
04.) Enter Shikari – ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’
05.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’
06.) Feed The Rhino – ‘The Burning Sons’
07.) Hawk Eyes – ‘Ideas’
08.) POLAR. – ‘Iron Lungs’
09.) Brutality Will Prevail – ‘Scatter The Ashes’

Sam Macintyre (Marmozets):
01.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
02.) While She Sleeps – ‘This Is The Six’
03.) The Chariot – ‘One Wing’
04.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’
05.) Enter Shikari – ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’
06.) Pulled Apart By Horses – ‘Tough Love’
07.) Death Grips – ‘The Money Store’
08.) Taylor Swift – ‘Red’
09.) Trash Talk – ‘119’
10.) The Coopers – ‘Paint It Blue And Throw It In The Sea’

Matt Jones (Martyr Defiled):
01.) Frank Ocean – ‘Channel Orange’
02.) Kendrick Lamar – ‘Good Kid M.A.A.D City’
03.) Landscapes – ‘Life Gone Wrong’
04.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
05.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’
06.) Demoraliser – ‘A Living Nightmare’
07.) Architects – ‘Daybreaker’
08.) Climates – ‘What Means The Most’
09.) Thy Art Is Murder – ‘Hate’
10.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’

MC Lars:
01.) Sole – ‘A Ruthless Criticism Of Everything Existing’
02.) Protomen – ‘Present: A Night of Queen’
03.) MGK – ‘Lace Up’
04.) Twiztid – ‘Abominationz’
05.) ICP – ‘The Mighty Death Pop’
06.) Random – ‘Language Arts Vol. 3’
07.) Scissor Sisters – ‘Magic Hour’
08.) CTFD – ‘[calmthefuckdown]’
09.) Wait What – ‘Tingo’
10.) Rittz – ‘White Jesus: Revival’

Matt Jones (The Murder Barn):
01.) Guided By Voices – ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO/Let’s Go Eat The Factory/The Bears For Lunch’
02.) The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’
03.) Scott Walker – ‘Bish Bosch’
04.) Dinosaur Jr. – ‘I Bet On Sky’
05.) Spiritualised – ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’
06.) Tame Impala – ‘Lonerism’
07.) Richard Hawley – ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’
08.) Dr John – ‘Locked Down’
09.) Syd Arthur – ‘On And On’
10.) Swans – ‘The Seer’

Nik Taylor (Next Stop Atlanta):
01.) Hot Water Music – ‘Exister’
02.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
03.) The Acacia Strain – ‘Death Is The Only Mortal’
04.) While She Sleeps – ‘This Is The Six’
05.) Ellie Goulding – ‘Halcyon’
06.) Every Time I Die – ‘Ex Lives’
07.) The Menzingers – ‘On The Impossible Past’
08.) NOFX – ‘Self Entitled’
09.) Sigur Ros – ‘Valtari’
10.) Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’

Sam Knight (Our Final Hour):
01.) The Menzingers – ‘On The Impossible Past’
02.) The Chariot – ‘One Wing’
03.) Wasted Bullet – ‘Arrogance. Ignorance.’
04.) This Year’s Winner Is… – ‘Audiobiography’
05.) Stick To Your Guns – ‘Diamond’
06.) Trash Talk – ‘119’
07.) The Weeknd – ‘Trilogy’
08.) Goodfellas – ‘The Harmony Of Love’
09.) Napoleon – ‘What We See’
10.) Lethal Ninja And The Wrong Guys – ‘Horse Walks Into A Bar’

Joe Miles (Our People Versus Yours):
01.) Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’
02.) Architects – ‘Daybreaker’
03.) Canterbury – ‘Heavy In The day’
04.) Devil Sold His Soul – ‘Empire Of Light’
05.) Rita Ora – ‘Ora’
06.) Landscapes – ‘Life Gone Wrong’
07.) Baroness – ‘Yellow And Green’
08.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
09.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
10.) The Chariot – ‘One Wing’

Adam Roffey (Press To Meco):
01.) Periphery – ‘Periphery II’
02.) Chimp Spanner – ‘All Roads Lead Here’
03.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
04.) Monuments – ‘Gnosis’
05.) Bad Sign – ‘Del Amore’
06.) Messuggah – ‘Koloss’
07.) Billy Talent – ‘Dead Silence’
08.) Don Broco – ‘Priorities’
09.) Propagandhi – ‘Failed States’
10.) Burn The Fleet – ‘The Modern Shape’

Tom Hudson (Pulled Apart By Horses):
01.) METZ – ‘METZ’
02.) Goat – ‘World Music’
03.) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – ‘Mature Themes’
04.) Blacklisters – ‘BLKLSTRS’
05.) Lone Wolf – ‘The Lovers’
06.) Blood Red Shoes – ‘In Time To Voices’
07.) Hot Chip – ‘In Our Heads’
08.) Tama Impala – ‘Lonerism’
09.) Stalking Horse – ‘Spectors’
10.) King Tuff – ‘King Tuff’

James Spence (Rolo Tomassi):
01.) Code Orange Kids – ‘Love Is Love // Return To Dust’
02.) Purity Ring – ‘Shrines’
03.) Clams Casino – ‘Instrumentals Mixtape 2’
04.) Whirr – ‘Pipe Dreams’
05.) The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’
06.) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Trouble’
07.) Joey Bada$$ – ‘1999’
08.) Black Breath – ‘Sentenced To Life’
09.) Lucy Rose – ‘Like I Used To’
10.) John Talabot – ‘Fin’

Anthony Heubel (Run, Forever):
01.) Swearin – ‘Swearin’
02.) Desapareciods – ‘Desapareciods’
03.) Joyce Manor – ‘Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired’
04.) Adventures – ‘Adventures’
05.) Dowsing – ‘It’s Still Pretty Terrible’
06.) Blood Red – ‘Seize You’
07.) Spraynard – ‘Exton Square’
08.) Jowls – ‘Cursed’
09.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
10.) Tallest Man On Earth – ‘There’s No Leaving Now’

Andy Frongillo (The Stereo State):
01.) Hot Water Music – ‘Exister’
02.) Neurosis – ‘Honor Found In Decay’
03.) No Trigger – ‘Tycoon’
04.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
05.) Witchcraft – ‘Legend’
06.) Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
07.) Lucero – ‘Women & Work’
08.) Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
09.) Anchors – ‘Lost At The Bottom Of The World’
10.) Great Lakes USA – ‘Live Fast, Die Whenever’

Matthew Spence (The Stereo State):
01.) Hot Water Music – ‘Exister’
02.) Propagandhi – ‘Failed States’
03.) The Snips – ‘Highs Of Low’
04.) Baroness – ‘Yellow & Green’
05.) Chris Wollard – ‘Canyons’
06.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
07.) Soundgarden – ‘King Animal’
08.) The Fake Boys – ‘Pig Factory’
09.) The Menzingers – ‘On The Impossible Past’
10.) Hostage Calm – ‘Please Remain Calm’

Pat Kelliher (The Stereo State):
01.) Hot Water Music – ‘Exister’
02.) Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
03.) No Trigger – ‘Tycoon’
04.) The Menzingers – ‘On The Impossible Past’
05.) Cleave – ‘The Circle’
06.) Anchors – ‘Lost At The Bottom Of The World’
07.) Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Bet On Sky’
08.) Propagandhi – ‘Failed States’
09.) Wreckage – ‘Demo’
10.) Great Lakes USA – ‘Live Fast, Die Whenever’

Eric Kane (Strike Anywhere):
01.) Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’
02.) Wovenhand – ‘The Laughing Stalk’
03.) Mean Jeans – ‘On Mars’
04.) The Raveonettes – ‘Observator’
05.) Title Fight – ‘Floral Green’
06.) Neil Young & Crazy Horse – ‘Psychedelic Pill’
07.) Propagandhi – ‘Failed States’
08.) Swans – ‘The Seer’
09.) Bat For Lashes – ‘The Haunted Man’
10.) Nada Surf – ‘The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy’

Charlie Bass (Violet):
01.) Memphis May Fire – ‘Challenger’
02.) Pierce The Veil – ‘Collide With The Sky’
03.) Usher – ‘Looking For Myself’
04.) The Elijah – ‘I Loved. I Hated. I Destroyed. I Created.’
05.) Justin Bieber – ‘Believe’
06.) Ne-yo – ‘R.E.D.’
07.) Sleeping With Sirens – ‘If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack’
08.) Taylor Swift – ‘Red’
09.) Deaf Havana – ‘Fools And Worthless Liars (Deluxe Edition)’
10.) Like Moths To Flames – ‘When We Don’t Exist (Re-issue)’

Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis (Zebrahead):
01.) Die Antwoord – ‘Ten$ion’
02.) Two Chainz – ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’
03.) Deftones – ‘Koi No Yokan’
04.) Childish Gambino – ‘Royalty’
05.) The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
06.) Van Halen – ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’
07.) The Beach Boys – ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’
08.) Britney Spears – ‘Oops! I Did It Again: The Best Of’
09.) NOFX – ‘Self-Entitled’
10.) Ben Folds Five – ‘The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind’

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Founder & Editor for DEAD PRESS! | Atheist and antitheist. | Judge of the quick & the dead since 1989. | Aspiring freelance pizza eater.