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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists

Had to figure things would be busy after a very rare week off.  Sure enough, SEVEN new songs show up in the latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify.  Like always, you’ll find 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:
Year of the Tiger – Myles Kennedy, Defy – Of Mice & Men, Silence – Scarlet White, Cold As Ice – Blacklite District, Purgatorium – Awake At Last, Area – Zero Theorem, Virus – Memphis May Fire

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Come Together – Gary Clark, Jr., Underneath – Zahna, Sid Vicious In A Dress – Powerman 5000, Angry Heart – Otherwise, Don’t Walk Away – Decyfer Down, Last Regret – Veer Union, Beneath The Riverbed – Sons of Texas

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen songs added, including several of the aforementioned songs as well as the next single from Fozzy, new music from Lansdowne, the playlist premiere of Steal The City, new Hollywood Undead and much more.    You can find it at this link

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

There’s something very rock n’ roll about posting this entry in the middle of the night … right?  Or at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.   Four new entries in my Spotify Top 40 this week with a fairly wide variety of styles … but they all rock just like the rest of the songs in the list.

Missing songs this week:
Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys, Rock The Blues Away – AC/DC

New to the Spotify list this week:
For You – All That Remains, Dirty Diana – Shaman’s Harvest (re-entry), Intoxicated – Hinder, Love, Lust, and Liars – I Prevail

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Bent To Fly – Slash, Fair-Weather Friend – Stars In Stereo, I Get Around – Adelitas Way, Gone – Red Sky Mary,


For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen new songs added including the latest single from Marilyn Manson, a new one from Motionless In White, a scorcher from Romantic Rebel, new Knock Out Kaine, an album cut from Sevendust and much 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)

Where DOES the time go?  A bit later than usual but still in plenty of time to help you rock your way through the holiday weekend.   A lot of new entries in my Spotify Top 40 this week –five, counting one returning song — so follow the drill:  crank to 11, remove knob, enjoy.

Missing songs this week:
Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys, Rock The Blues Away – AC/DC

New to the Spotify list this week:
What’s Next – Godsmack, Killpop – Slipknot, Gone – Red Sky Mary, Chicago – Acidic, Breathe Again – Spoken (f. Matty Mullins)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Coming For The Throne – Otherwise, Baptized In The Rio Grande – Sons Of Texas, My Allegiance – Ilia, Dirty Diana – Shaman’s Harvest, Karma – Charm City Devils


For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen new songs added including tracks from All That Remains, Temple Agents, the debut of Saint Ansonia, an incredible new song from Eve To Adam and much 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)

Only one change to my weekly  Spotify Top 40 this week but lots of fresh hard rock to choose from regardless.  Enjoy

Missing songs this week:
Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys, Rock The Blues Away – AC/DC

New to the Spotify list this week:
Dirty Diana – Shaman’s Harvest

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
FML – Godsmack


For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen new songs added including tracks from New Year’s Day, Wovenwar, I Prevail, Bridge To Grace and much 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)

My weekly  Spotify Top 40 has four new entries this week, mostly from heavy hitters.   Plenty of rockin’ to be done so … what are you waiting for?  Get to it.

Missing songs this week:
Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys, Rock The Blues Away – AC/DC

New to the Spotify list this week:
Nobody Praying For Me – Seether, Halo- Starset FML – Godsmack, Get ‘Em Up – Nickelback

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Coming For You – Offspring, Chicago – AcidicAll Bad Things – Motley Crue, Bitch – Bridge To Grace


For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new songs added including  new Hinder, a fantastic debut from Minnesota newcomers Fifth Hour, new songs from The Bloodline and Amaranthe, the latest from Glamour Of The Kill, and much 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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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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