Tuesday, December 23, 2014

PLEBoy's Top 10 Tracks Of 2014! (PART 2)

I hope you loved the tracks on PART 1, but if you disagree on anything written on this list, don't hesitate to comment on the box or leave a message in my mailbox at prettylittleemoboy@gmail.com ! Now, let us complete this list with five more amazing tracks that exploded in this year...

5. "G.U.I.L.T.Y" LostAlone

British rock trio LostAlone gained a lot of fans since My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way discovered their hidden musical treasure, but LostAlone fans remained loyal because the band stayed true to themselves and never stopped (until October of this year) experimenting on different instruments (you should see that custom-made "Penetrator" guitar from the "Crusaders" music video!) and otherworldly sounds. Frontman Steven Battelle has reportedly often submerged his head in water to help formulate some of their songs. If you're new to LostAlone, "G.U.I.L.T.Y" is one of their singles that you must listen to if you're looking for non-hardcore yet strong-sounding tracks.

4. "Naysayer" Architects

Another band from the UK rocks this year's list with their in-your-face single "Naysayer". Architects (not the ska-punk band) showcased more than their usual political themes in writing their songs on their latest album Lost Forever // Lost Together. If you haven't heard of this five-piece metalcore band, then go check out this raging three-and-a-half minute track.

3. "Machines" Crown The Empire

Texas-based metalcore band Crown The Empire birthed a powerful track from their 2014 album Resistance Of The Runaways. "Machines" starts off slow, urging the listener to heed to an important message—and then the song kicks conformity on the jaw. Throughout the song, there are beautiful ups and downs that makes this hardcore song catchy as hell. I give this track a definite 5/5 for a great combination of musicality and heart.

2. "Undying" Chelsea Grin

This year's list couldn't be any louder with a track from Salt Lake City's deathcore band Chelsea Grin's latest album Ashes To Ashes. "Undying" is a mix of melodic guitar riffs (which is a great twist for songs on the said genre) and freaky Halloween lyrics in the middle of July.

1. "Black Me Out" Against Me!

Kerrang's woman of the year Laura Jane Grace closes this list with "Black Me Out" from her band Against Me! . The band's 2014 album Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the perfect accompaniment for Grace's comeback as a brand new person. Like her, their music is now more fearless than ever. "Black Me Out" is one sincere middle finger to both profiteering control freaks and close-minded show-offs. To enhance the experience, also check out the obvious yet fun to watch music video.

Here are the runner-ups (a.k.a "some of the songs on YOUR list" or "additional listening")
"No Shows" Gerard Way
"Heart Of Fire" Black Veil Brides
"Bones Exposed" Of Mice And Men
"Meltdown" Stromae feat. Lorde, Q-Tip and Haim
"Klapp Klapp" Little Dragon
"Dangerous Days" Zola Jesus
"Feed The Ground" Periphery
"Stood A Chance" Taking Back Sunday
"Come Back Home" 2NE1 (this track is sooo good)
"Lived A Lie" You Me At Six
"I'm Everything That's Normal" Chiodos
"Why Worry" Set It Off
"Ugly Boy" Die Antwoord
"Sick Like Me" In This Moment

That's a LOT. Like really. This year has been really great for the rock music industry, and also for me, and I hope you had a splendid year as well. Let's now close 2014 with a moment of noise...

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