Like Stephen Tyler said, ‘I’m back in the saddle again.’ Thanks to Josh for once again picking up this column while I was off on my sojourn to the Pacific Northwest. I fought no demon hordes in my tenure there (although I did steal a couple souls…), just a lot of hiking, sightseeing, and stuffing my face with doughnuts and beer. As all good vacations should be. And now, back to business. We have a ton of good tunes for you on this week’s playlist, so dive right in and see what’s been running through our collective headphones lately.
Greetings, everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend (at least those that of you that could). Personally, I’m JUST rolling in the door late on Monday night following a long trip through New York. I’m still fighting the upcoming sobriety and the inevitable hangover that will come with it, and while I do so I figured I would throw together our latest playlist. This week’s edition features some hits from the last couple years as well as some names you may be hearing more from in the near future. I won’t spoil anymore than that. ANYWAY. You know where to find our other playlists, so let’s roll into it…
It’s the last Tuesday of 2014 and I…don’t have any new albums to share with you. I know, I know, “welcome to December,” right? By now, you’ll all be well aware that Corey and I spent the better part of this month recapping our favorite metal albums of 2014 in a long, incoherent manner. (Hence the graphic you see at the top of this post) That was fun. I’m not sure I’ve done so much writing since my journalism days in college, but…gotta get back into gear somehow, right?
Anyway, with all that said, I did occasionally find time to listen to new non-metal albums in 2014, though Horns Up duties did force me to be a bit picky on that front. The following list (and accompanying Spotify playlist) highlights some of my favorites, and will be just that—a list. (Because I’m busy at the day job and because of the aforementioned load of writing I’ve already done for #Bestof14 and because shut up.) This one’s mine and mine alone—Corey? Listen to non-metal? Fat chance—so let’s jump right into it: