Hey friends, TC here and I can’t believe 2020 is almost here! Where did the year go? We ROCKED this year with some killer releases from old friends and new and this list was SO HARD for me to put together. Not because there wasn’t enough great music but because there was so much great music! Many artists on this list were new to my radar, releasing music that elevated their stature, refined their sound and sheered their imprint on the year. Bruce returned with “Western Stars” and  my favorite Springsteen songwriting since “The River”, Crobot made the best record of their career, Tom Keifer continues to show rockers who loved his “hair days” that he is a monster songwriter, Tool….well….you know…finally!  and the AMAZING Rival Sons produced a record that FINALLY garnered them the attention they deserve, complete with two grammy nominations. 2019 was truly inspiring for rock fans. Continue to support bands, shows, releases and artists. Rock is a community and a way of life- let’s never forget that! We are ONE! 
Here are my top 19 of 2019 (in no particular order EXCEPT for my #1!)
  1. Rival Sons- Feral Roots
  2. Highly Suspect- MCID
  3. Crobot- Motherbrain
  4. Alter Bridge- Walk The Sky
  5. Bruce Springsteen- Western Stars
  6. Tom Keifer- Rise
  7. Scott Stapp- The Space Between The Shadows
  8. Otherwise- Defy
  9. Papa Roach- Who Do You Trust
  10. Puddle Of Mudd- Welcome To Galvania
  11. Volbeat- Rewind, Replay, Rebound
  12. Blacktop Mojo- Under The Sun
  13. Cage The Elephant- Social Cues
  14. The Black Keys- Let’s Rock
  15. Buckcherry- Warpaint
  16. Saint Asonia- Flawed Design
  17. Dirty Honey- EP 
  18. Tool- Fear Inoculum
  19. The Glorious Sons- A War On Everything

Happy New Music Year!