5. Dance Gavin Dance – Downtown Battle Mountain II
Jonny Craig came back and continued to belt out his lungs and the musicianship is still top notch.
4. Weatherbox – Follow The Rattle Of The Afghan Guitar
This might be the closest we ever to American Art out of this band.
3. Lydia – Paint It Golden
Not as good and complex as Illuminate was but it’s still a great listen.
2. Thursday – No Devolucion
Leave it to Thursday, a band that changed my life when I was 16, to put out one of the best releases of the year. I haven’t been a huge fan of their last couple releases but this one is outstanding.
1. Moving Mountains – Waves
I don’t think I have listened to an album as much as this one. One of the best Rock n Roll albums ever made in my opinion.