Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor
I was never that much into Panic when they first came on the scene, even though I Write Sins Not Tragedies had a special place in my heart. But with the strong Emperor’s New Clothes dropping in late 2015, I was already digging their latest sound and found that the more sophisticated Death Of A Bachelor has been one of my favourite albums of this year.
Busted – Night Driver
I know. But Busted have made a pretty relevant comeback this year, and their new sound that has come along with their first studio album in thirteen years is kind of really addictive. It’s different, but I like it.
Young Guns – Echos
This was the album that got me finally listening to Young Guns and it’s great enough that it made me wish I’d given the band a listen a lot sooner.
twenty one pilots ft MUTEMATH – TOPXMM
This EP may have only dropped a couple of days ago, but it’s fast become one of my favourite collaborations of 2016. I love the slowed down and artistic approach MUTEMATH has offered to some of twenty one pilots’ biggest hits.
The Boxer Rebellion – Ocean by Ocean
This engaging album has proved the band are still going strong after fifteen years and has some pretty moving lyrics with indulging beats and tunes to match.
Simple Plan – Taking One for the Team
It’s nothing different – it’s still the Simple Plan we know and love – but that’s a good thing. The Canadian rockers prove once again that they can mix different genres, with notable collaborations with artists such as Nelly and Rock City appearing on the album.
Moose Blood – Blush
There’s little to be said about this album as I can imagine it’s on many people’s top ten lists this year, but this ten piece masterpiece has been on repeat ever since it’s release and has left me hungry for whatever the band have to offer next.
Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis
Another one that needs little explanation as it’s already proven to be a commercial success, but my personal favourite tracks from the album include Howl, Friends and Enemies and Animal Style.
Eliza And The Bear – Self Titled
Another band that are slowly gaining more and more success, Eliza and the Bear’s first studio album is a strong start and an impressive combination of uplifting beats and contemporary indie folk pop.
Green Day – Revolution Radio
I’ve got to be honest – I didn’t expect to like this album. I’ve always liked Green Day, but have never considered myself a fan until now. I challenge anyone to listen to this and not fall in love with least one or two tracks. My current favourite is definitely Still Breathing.