RICH QUINLAN'S 2019:
Beat Top Ten 2019
This is not truly in any particular order, but in order
to remain true to societal norms, I will assign numbers.
I loved all of these equally.
10. Von Hayes - Moderate Rock
I am always in awe when these two release new work, and
this was their best yet.
9. Peter Laughner - S/T box set
I learned so much reviewing this; it was a journey back
into punk’s origins. A true genius lost far too soon.
8. Candy Snatchers - Moronic Pleasures
We will sadly never get them back, but I will take all the
rarities and lost recordings anyone wants to release.
7. High On Fire - Bat Salad
A Sabbath tribute in the name and riffs heavy enough to
earn the right to do so.
6. Eliza Neals and the Narcotics - S/T
Can someone, anyone, tell me why she is not a globally known
name? I’ll wait.
5.Prettiest Eyes - Vol. 3
This L.A. outfit was my most pleasant surprise of the year.
4. Strange Lips - “Am I Woke Yet?”
This Brooklyn band is as sarcastic as there are musically
furious. They are one to watch with a new record coming
out in early 2020.
3. Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
The only death metal band that should tour with Greta Thunberg,
Cattle D returns with their most technically dazzling and
musically crushing work to date.
2.. Abolitionist - Ugly Feeling
A shame that this band is calling it quits, but they are
going out with a gem.
1. Sharp Violet - “Domino Effect”
The soundtrack of political and social change, this Long
Island band gets better with every release, and I hope a
full-length graces us soon.
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