Tuesday, December 23, 2014

PLEBoy's Top 10 Tracks Of 2014! A Great Year For Rock N Roll! No Ranks At All! (PART 1)

Hey everyone! As the new year is peeking around the corner like a voyeur, let's recall all the head-banging moments we had after putting that circular, flat piece of plastic into the player or unwrapping your newly bought item from iTunes (that's how it works, right?). Or if you're a pirate of dot-mp3's, shame on you (unless you are Amanda Palmer, which only means you have no shame). So without further a-don't, let's get to this year's list of the best of the best songs (or at least, according to this blog). In no particular order...

10. "Skeptic" Slipknot

First, let's start off with the obvious one. Hell, you can take any song on .5 The Gray Chapter on this slot! The reason why I picked "Skeptic" is that it's the most badass elegy? requiem? Anyway, whatever you may call it, it's definitely a one-of-a-kind tribute to recently deceased Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. Don't you wish there was going to be a hardcore yet sincere one at your funeral (knock on wood)?

9. "Contemptress" Motionless In White feat. Maria Brink of In This Moment

I feel sorry for In This Moment fans who expected a track from Black Widow to be on this list, but yeah, their hot frontlady is here (hope that makes up for it)! MIW's third LP Reincarnate has a lot of great tracks in it, but I picked this one because it's such an epic duet of the Marilyn Manson-esque tone from Chris with the sultry, dirty yet hard-hitting vocals from Maria. I'd say no other track in [my] rock history presents regret and lust more accurately as this one.

8. "Lipstick Tonic" Kerbera

Our favorite new Swedish rock band hits this year's list with "Lipstick Tonic", this time the band features guitarist Freddy Hale's surprisingly smooth, clean vocals in addition to Seike's. Plus, it also has an awesome music video of a crazy booze-makeup-and-rock-n-roll party you wished you were in.

7. "All For Nothing" Linkin Park feat. Page Hamilton

After the climactic fame from their first two albums, everyone's favorite alternative band (I know, it's 'nu-metal') has been in a fairly stable state of creativity, but that doesn't mean that they've lost their genius side. According to band rapper-vocalist Mike Shinoda, they've been taking risks and experimenting sounds for their latest album "The Hunting Party". It seems that they got the right mix in "All For Nothing" with the added powers of Page Hamilton of Helmet.

6. "Divide" The Birthday Massacre

This Goth-ternative band proves that they are more than just a violet-and-black obssessed cult with their signature style of creepy yet cute vocals and mystical chimes on their latest album Superstition. "Divide" takes you to a fantasy world that you would not want to get out of.

Did you see your favorite song already? If you haven't, don't worry, this is only the first part of the list! There are five more awesome tracks in line, so check out PART TWO!!!

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