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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Two new arrivals in the latest edition of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify. It’s the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Rivers – Chevelle, Sorry Not Sorry – Gemini Syndrome

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Feed The Machine – Nickelback, You Don’t Know – Kobra & The Lotus

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s a half dozen adds including newcomers Greta Van Fleet, The Record Company, A Killer’s Confession, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Five new songs in my latest weekly  Spotify Top 40, after four last week.  Because it’s one more.  Or something like that.   Best way I know to get your rock on.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Moth Into Flame– Metallica, Door To Door Cannibals – Chevelle, Breaking Now – From Ashes To New, Hold On – Dope

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Hardwired – Metallica, Fake My Own Death – Sum 41 , Off The Ground – The Record Company,Give In To Me – Letters From The Fire

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly dozen new adds including the latest from Through Fire and Shinedown, new music from Sixty Miles Ahead, the debut of the Roth/Brock Project, album cuts from Pretty Reckless and Airbourne, and more. You can find it at this link 

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Five new songs in my latest weekly  Spotify Top 40, after four last week.  Because it’s one more.  Or something like that.   Best way I know to get your rock on.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
The Bottom– Devour The Day, Alabaster Jar – Drive Thru Society, Royals – Otep, The Truth– In Flames, Dark Daze – Sylar

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Still Alive – 3 Doors Down, Afraid of Heights – Billy Talent, Eye of the Storm – September Mourning, Wasn’t Enough – XXI, Monster At The End – Anthrax

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly dozen new adds including the aforementioned Sylar, as well as new singles from Chevelle and Avatar, a strong track from Memphis May Fire (f.Jacoby Shaddix),  a fun video from Dorothy, more Leo Moracchioli,  and more. You can find it at this link 

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

A hectic week in my personal life coincides with a busy update to my weekly Spotify Top 40 this week, five new songs joining the list

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week
Afraid Of HeightsBilly Talent, Joyride- Chevelle, Monster – Stitched Up Heart,  Feel You Falling – Devin Williams, Off The Ground – The Record Company

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Falling Apart – Papa Roach, In The Dark – 3 Doors Down, War Zone – Light Up The Darkness, Made This Way – The Word Alive, Too Far – Romantic Rebel

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a  dozen songs added including the aforementioned Chevelle and Billy Talent tracks, new Saliva, new Pierce The Veil, the latest single from Stone Broken and more. You can find it at this link

Also, if you’re wondering exactly how all of this gets put together – the hows & whys of it – this old blog entry probably explains more than you ever wanted to know.

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2014 Albums of the Year

If “rock is dead” as some would suggest, someone forgot to tell a wide array of artists in 2014 because the depth and breadth of albums released during the year was almost staggering.  And the word “almost” might be unnecessary if I’m entirely honest about it.

This is the fourth time I’ve compiled a year-end album list and the process was noticeably tougher than ever before.  The sheer volume of material worth consideration from the past twelve months was astonishing, approximately 200 albums were examined track by track, assessed, sorted, ranked, and in some cases reconsidered a second or third time.

The “rules”, such as they are, remain similar to how I originally described them back in 2011.

“It’s a lot like my college football Top 25, there’s no one absolute factor that puts one entry ahead of another.  I’m not putting artistic merit ahead of fun or chart/sales success in front of my own enjoyment.  And, as always, I apologize in advance for any errors of omission.”

One thing that has changed from previous years is that EPs are listed separately from full-length albums this time around.  The increased number of EPs and the continuing issue of how to compare projects that can vary from as few as 3 tracks to as many as 17 tracks seemed to make this the time to make that adjustment, with list of noteworthy EPs at the end of this entry.

Similar to last year, the top two albums of 2014 were fairly obvious to me before officially starting the year-end process.  The rest of the list, well, I found more surprises than disappointments and that made the challenge of ranking them even tougher.  If previous years lists could have easily been 50 instead of 25, this year could have easily grown to 100 without a struggle.  Please be sure to check my comments that follow the official posting of the Top 25, there are some additional albums worthy of recognition that are included in various sub-categories/genres.

“Dead”?   I’d say 2014 proved that there’s still more than enough life left to kick ass in abundance.
And now, without further ado, I proudly present Jon’s Three Cents Top 25 Albums of 2014

25) Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War
24) Primal Fear – Delivering The Black
23) Powerman 5000 – Builders Of The Future
22) AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
21) Fuel – Puppet Strings
20) Anti-Mortem – New Southern
19) Thousand Foot Krutch – Oxygen: Inhale
18) Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
17) Chevelle – La Gargiola
16) Seasons After – Calamity Scars & Memoirs
15) Gus G – I Am The Fire
14) Body Count – Manslaughter
13) Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides
12) Saving Abel – Blood Stained Revolution
11) Hellyeah – Blood For Blood
10) The Treatment – Running With The Dogs
9) Temple Agents – Find The Place
8) Slash f. Myles Kennedy/Conspirators – World On Fire
7) Theory Of A Deadman – Savages
6) Shaman’s Harvest – Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns
5) Three Years Hollow – The Cracks
4) Seether – Isolate & Medicate
3) Nonpoint – The Return
2) Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell
1) Godsmack – 1000hp

Jon’s Three Cents Top 10 EPs of 2014
10) Hessler – Ghost Dance
9) Arson City – Not Coming Home
8) Bad Seed Rising – Charm City
7) Shallowside – Stand Up
6) Red Cannons – Underneath The Floorboards
5) Seventh Tower – Path To Follow
4) Brother Grey – In Irons
3) New Year’s Day – Epidemic
2) Man Made Machine – Undeniable
1) Dead Daisies – Face I Love

 

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Cranking things up again this week with four songs cracking my top 40, four songs leaving, and still just one song that belongs on the list currently missing from Spotify.

Missing songs this week:
So Divine – Tesla

New to the Spotify list this week:
Rise Up – Saliva, Respect – Devour The Day, Chemicals – Smile Empty Soul, We Are The Brave – Veridia

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
My Dying Time – Black Label Society, End Of Me – A Day To Remember, Memory – Decyfer Down, Soul To Preach To – Fuel

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s once again almost a dozen new songs added including the latest single from Skillet, the forthcoming single from Judas Priest, a great new song from classic artist Uriah Heep, a new song with a great funny video from The Last Vegas  and more.  You can find it at this link

Also, if you’re wondering exactly how all of this gets put together – the hows & whys of it – this recent blog entry probably explains more than you ever wanted to know.

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Busy, busy, busy.  Five songs crack my top 40, five songs leave, and we’re back to having one song that belongs on the list currently missing from Spotify.

Missing songs this week:
So Divine – Tesla

New to the Spotify list this week:
End of Me – A Day To Remember, We Are The Broken – Seventh Day Slumber, The Burden Of Being Wonderful – Steel Panther (re-entry),  Memory – Decyfer Down, Loaded Gun-Gloryhound

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Sleepwalking – Bring Me The Horizon, My Demons – Starset, Redeemer Of Souls – Judas Priest, This Pain – Righteous Vendetta, Come Home – Relentless Flood

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s almost a dozen new songs added this week including the aforementioned single from Gloryhound, the next hit from Sick Puppies, a great new track from Veer Union featuring Johnny Heatherington (Art Of Dying), new music from Heartist, Rains, Wovenwar and more.  You can find it at this link

Also, if you’re wondering exactly how all of this gets put together – the hows & whys of it – this recent blog entry probably explains more than you ever wanted to know.

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