This list will not include anything by Kanye West. And I went with 15 because I feel like if you go with 50… you’re just rearranging the thousands of Top 50 lists that are out there. And while most of these albums are on everyone else’s list… a few are not. Welcome to the original mix tape.
For the past several years, everyone has been calling the year; “The Year of the Single”, and that no bands have produced a decent full showing in years. While that is obviously erroneous bullshit, there were quite a few decent tracks this year that made it only onto EPs, one-offs, or (yes) came from a ‘festering turd of a record’.
Some of the live videos were chosen because I was at those shows… and they were epic. Beware, the first few songs on here are quite poppy.