What a great year it has been for rock! Tours, live shows new music, Coors Light Studio visits…..yup …2017 ROCKED IT!
It's always difficult for me to choose a year end list of releases as there are just too many. I look for top to bottom listens, unique sounds and a feeling….you know the feeling…the one that makes you say.... "Man that felt great"! Some selections you may know, others I hope to turn you on to. Music is subjective, it's not a contest, so whatever you love is brilliant to you- But I am fortunate enough to be exposed to ALOT of new music every year, so if you need a few suggestions, take a listen and enjoy.
Please note these are in NO particular order…just incredible musical experiences. Here is my list of my favorite 17 releases of 2017….
- Papa Roach- Crooked Teeth
- Nothing More- The Stories We Tell Ourselves
- Queens Of The Stone Age- Villians
- Theory Of A Deadman- Wake Up Call
- Royal Blood- How Did We Get So dark
- In This Moment- Ritual
- Foo Fighters- Concrete And Gold
- U2- Songs Of Experience
- Marilyn Manson- Heaven Upside Down
- Mastadon- Emporer Of Sand
- Living Color - Shape
- Shaman's Harvest- Red Hands, Black Deeds
- Stone Sour- Hydrograd
- Seether- Poison The Parish
- Cheap Trick- We're All Alright
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd- Lay It On Down
- Prophets Of Rage- Prophets Of Rage
I can't wait until 2018 gets rolling and we can look for new releases from Priest, Myles Kennedy, Godsmack, STP, Shinedown and more….
In the meantime, keep your requests coming, tell us what you love and what you don't and remember….music feeds the soul and new music is key!
Have a Happy, Healthy and LOUD New Year!