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Yeah, We Did It Too

As we discussed in 2019 closer Episode 405, we made “best of the decade” list too.  After collaborating on the 2010 picks (the podcast hadn’t started yet), we took the top 3 albums from each of our “Best of the Year” lists.  Since we didn’t want to repeat bands, we then together picked the best of the repeat offenders.  Next, we individually ranked the remaining albums before finally compiling them like we do the other “Best of the Year” lists.

Ya follow all that?  Good.

The result is solid, albeit a little odd. Remember, both of our likes, dislikes, preferences, tolerances, etc. have changed a lot over the years.  This list is reflective of the show throughout the years filtered through our current tastes, but maybe not really representative of either host individually, or as we maybe would retroactively rank albums (if we could).  So, while you could argue with us about glaring omissions and the such, don’t bother.  We did it this way to be fair to the recorded history of the show and, well – honestly – we didn’t have the time or willpower to start from scratch.  (That list would have been really weird!)

So, without further ado…

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Four Freakin’ Hundred!

So we have done a lot of episodes in our 8+ years as podcast!  It would have been more if we did change our release format this year, but we still haven’t missed a scheduled show!  This also mean we have listened to a metric fuckton of music, a fun fact Nick details in the show.

Thanks for being with us this far, and we look forward to being with you for years to come!

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Reviews:
Norma Jean – All Hail (Solid State)
Fit for an Autopsy – The Sea of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
Wolves Like UsBrittle Bones (Pelagic)

U is for
Unsu

 

 

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Eight Bands, One Episode

It has been a while, but your hosts saw the same tour!  Sure, we didn’t go together, but it still allows us to do a live review!  We do that in addition to three album reviews and a First Impression, so you best get started.

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Reviews:
Mastodon – Emperor of Sound (Reprise)
Without Waves Lunar (Prosthetic)
Woe Hope Attrition (Vendetta)

First Impressions:
Mutoid Man– “Melt Your Mind” from War Moans out June 2nd from Sargent House

Live Review:
The Sonic Unrest Tour II  featuring Infinity ShredNorma JeanThe Contortionist, and Periphery

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Listapaloozamania Ends Now!

Merry Christmas freaks!  It’s been an, uh, interesting year.  We sincerely thank each and every one of you who listen to this podcast and support us in any way.  It is a fair amount of work, but even more fun, and it means a lot that we have all of you enjoying it! So thanks again being with us in 2016, and we look forward to a (hopefully better) 2017!  And now, enjoy our top albums of the year!!

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P.S.  As you heard last week, in this episode and may have read in comments recently, Nick and I overlooked a few releases when talking about Most Disappointing, Best Debut, etc. You should know by now we aren’t always the sharpest crayons in the box. Well, adding to that list, we neglected to mention an EP we both enjoyed – Welcome to Poetry 201 by The Nietzsche. (Check out our 4 star review HERE if you missed it.) Sorry about that guys! 

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