Welcome to the Friday New Release Post! We have another 30+ releases for you again this week and some scorchers on here. As hot as the Summer heat and it has been hot!! There are a couple I’ll listen to, but nothing I am running out and buying. Let me know what you want to hear this week or what albums we have missed. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Panic at the Disco – Viva Las Vengeance – (Fueled by Ramen / WEA): Brendon Urie is back with his 7th album and I am sure I will be hearing a lot of this as all my girls love this guy. Yes, even my wife. I don’t mind them so I won’t be bothered by hearing at as he has some great tracks. Hoping for a few more here. My oldest daughter actually has all his albums on vinyl and I am sure she will be getting this one to…I’m sure I’ll be paying for it somehow.
Five Finger Death Punch – Afterlife – (Better Noise Music): These metal men are back with more aggressive angry metal. I’m not a huge fan, but there are always a handful of songs I end up liking and I have a pretty good playlist going. Here’s hoping for a few more to add on.
Okay, I have officially run out of ideas for Memes. I am doing this one as Panic! at the Disco is my daughters favorite band. I know…I know…I have failed as a father. But I am sure it is a phase and she will grow out of it…Oh god I hope so.
Okay, they really aren’t that bad as I have grown to appreciate them at least and I try not to ridicule her too much. So, bear with me with these and I hope you enjoy them…somehow!!
It is time for the Top 20 Songs of 2018. My previous post, if you missed it, was the Top 20 Rock Songs of 2018. Go check it out by clicking on the link. These 20 songs are all genres other than rock. Some were popular and chart toppers and others were not. They are my favorites, that touched me in some way so don’t expect any indie bands or anything trendy. If you want that go to one of the cool sites out there, this ain’t it.
#20 – “Space Cowboy” – Kacey Musgrave off the album ‘Golden Hour’: I am not huge into today’s country music, but Kacey is different. She is doing things her way, pushing boundaries and sounds. I love her voice and her songs are always interesting and worth diving into lyrically. This one is no different. It is more pop than country, but still good.
#19 – “Say Hello” – Rhett Walker Band off the ‘Rhett Walker Band E.P.’: Rhett’s a Christian rock band and this song comes off with the power of Church Revival and gets you up out of you chair, hands in the air and give it your all. If you want to get moving, this will do it.
The year is almost over so it is time to look back at what was awesome in music during the year. I have already looked back at the Top Rock Albums of 2018 (click to read). This list will cover all other genres that I listened to over the year including Pop, Country, Christian and whatever other genre you want classify these albums. Rock is my favorite genre and that is why it gets it’s own list, but that doesn’t take away from any of these choices as I think they are great on their own.
Note: These albums were my favorites and not necessarily the most played on the radio (which I hate the radio) or even the biggest sellers. There aren’t the trendy indie bands on everyone else’s top albums list. These are just what I came across during the year and connected with me in some way. So, we might as well get started…
The #1 Album of 2018
Matt Nathanson – Sings His Sad Heart: Man, what can I say about this guy. He is my favorite singer/songwriter out their right now and has been for sometime. Within just a couple listens to this album I felt like I knew all the words and I was singing right along like I had grown up with these songs. And how do you know an album is great, you keep singing it when you aren’t even listening to it. Yes, I was and I am still singing. The songs “Mine”, “Way Way Back”, “Used To Be” “Long Distant Runner” and “Best Drugs” are some of my favorites but there is not a bad song. Perfect!!
Vacation starts after close of work today and I can’t wait. I wish there was a ton of new music to listen to but sadly that is not the case. The are only a couple I will give a listen and I know one I had to pick up for my daughter (on vinyl of course). I actually think there is more for my kids this week than me. And actually the 5 Second of Summer was released last week. My choices are in Blue, which ones are you interested in or what have I missed. Have a great weekend as I know I will have a great next week…NO WORK!!
Panic at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked – (Fueled by Ramen LLC): Panic is on the top of the list this week. Why? Well, because my oldest loves this band. She is going to Atlanta to see them since they aren’t coming to Charlotte. I am sure I will be hearing this for some time and actually I don’t mind. They are pretty darn good. We should have the vinyl sitting on the doorstep when I get home…if my daughter doesn’t get to it first.
Ben Rector – Magic – (OK Kid Recordings): Ben Rector returns and I really like this Singer/Songwriter’s style. He tells great stories and has a great voice so there isn’t anything he has done I haven’t enjoyed. This is on the lighter side, but some days you just need that to relax.