Evil by Savages
Post-punk revival. I wish the rest of the album had the same punch. Amazing guitar riff. The vocal is a throwback to Siouxsie & The Banshees.
Blackout by Garbage
Alternative Rock. Musically reminded me of The Cure and feels like an anthem for introverts.
I Need You by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Singer/Songwriter. Heartbreaking, regardless if you know what transpired in Cave’s life or not.
Blackstar by David Bowie
Experimental Rock. Bowie is supported by a group of jazz musicians, who may go on to have separate careers of their own. A long time Major Tom has been looking for peace or rest and he found it as the skeleton in Blackstar video.
Dystopia by Megadeth
Metal. The album was considered a return to form by critics. Excellent guitar work. The title track earned the band its first Grammy win (for Best Metal Performance)
St. Ides by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Pop Rap. About family and the non-commercial life
Try Everything by Shakira
Pop. A catchy, fun track from Zootopia soundtrack
Doing It to Death by The Kills
Indie Rock. Love the guitar. Who said you shouldn’t dance at a funeral?
Downtown by Still Corners
Synthpop. Using “Downtown” as the chorus is hardly new, Petula Clark did so in 1965. Yet still very atmospheric and Still Corners make it their own.
Amerika by Young Giants
Indie Rock. Perhaps the most underrated song of the year.
Find anything you liked? Already know some of these? Which are your favorites from these albums? As always, comments are welcome. Tracks 30-21 coming soon!