Top 5 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [September 2021]

the violent hearts everything and nothingThe Violent Hearts – Everything And..
(power-pop) (new-wave)
Bristol, UK 🇬🇧

dolmens the gospel toughsDolmens – The Gospel Toughs
(noise-pop) (post-punk)
Bangor, Maine 🇺🇸

getaman Geri Dön ve Nefes AlGetaman – Geri Don Ve Nefes
(melodic-hardcore) (Emo)
Istanbul, Turkey 🇹🇷

kayak weather blueKayak Weather – Blue
(dream-pop) (shoegaze)
Cookeville, Tennessee 🇺🇸

grave saddles you thought you were coolGrave Saddles – You Thought You Were..
(indie-rock) (bummer-punk)
Hemet, California 🇺🇸

Oh hi. It’s me. I’m back. Did you have a nice summer? I hope so. Mine was ok.

There were a lot of great releases this summer I’m sure. I wouldn’t know. I was too busy being cool and not obsessing over new music. I’ve proven to myself that I can step away from it and the world doesn’t fall apart. There is still this nagging itch somewhere within me though, that says “what if you missed out on a really great album?”. To that voice I would like to say, please leave me alone.

So yeah, it’s time to get back to work. I think I’m going to go back to doing top fives instead of tens. That way you’re really just getting the cream of the cream of the crop, and it’s less work for me which means I can spend more time on other projects. You can always rummage through the SCRAP HEAP if you’re hungry for more of the less creamy of the cream crop. Let me tell you this: If you’re growing a crop of something right? and what you’re ending up with is cream? You ain’t no fucking farmer bro. Cream is such a disgusting word. Why would you name a band that?

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [MAY 2021]

press color self titledPress Color – Self Titled
(indie-punk) (new-wave)
Kansas City, MO 🇺🇸

dim to realize its own the earthDim – To Realize It’s Own, The Earth
(post-hardcore) (emo)
Athens, GA 🇺🇸

the mega yeah i want to believeThe Mega Yeah – I Want To Believe
(pop-punk) (indie)
Nazareth , PA 🇺🇸

real people give guns to hong kongReal People – Give Guns To Hong Kong
(hardcore) (punk)
Hollywood, Florida 🇺🇸

princess of north sudan Состоящим из воспоминанийPrincess Of North Sudan – Состоящим..
(emo) (midwest-emo)
Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺

grassbody ghosts are keeping me companyGrassbody – Ghosts..
(lo-fi) (indie-rock)
Sweden 🇸🇪

courage mother two thumbs downCourage Mother/Two Thumbs Down
(indie-punk) (emo)
Washington, DC 🇺🇸

mini skirt casinoMini Skirt – Casino
(punk) (post-punk)
Byron Bay, Australia 🇦🇺

rory strong crestlineRoy Strong – Crestline
(indie-folk) (emo)
California 🇺🇸

Lubov eto vlastLubov – Eto Vlast
(post-punk) (new-wave)
St Petersburg, Russia 🇷🇺

Looks like we’ve got a couple repeat-offenders this month, to help us kick off summer (or winter if you live in the bottom-world). You may remember Dim from the best of 2018. Also The Mega Yeah are back. I have a feeling this won’t be the last we see of them, since they dropped a ridiculous THREE brand new releases in May! I suggest you go listen to all of them because none of it sucks. Former Doesn’t Suck all-stars Pencildive also put out a brand new album that didn’t quite make the Top Ten this time, but is definitely unsucky af. 

I hope this summer is a good one. Many parts of the world are slowly starting to resemble normal again. And by normal, I mean a completely disgraceful mess of disgusting human behavior but with indoor dining! 

Here in Vancouver things are progressing slowly. I’ve only had my first vaccination but I’m still looking forward to enjoying the summer and getting out and into the wilderness far more than last summer. I really feel like I missed an important recharge because of the lockdown last year. I can’t spend these precious months indoors with headphones on, which leads me to..

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Doesn’t Suck Top Ten is going on vacation. That’s right I’m taking the summer off. I know all three of you are disappointed but you’ll get over it. The next Top Ten will be for September. Until then, I’ll be kicking around on twitter and the DS Facebook Group, and I may do some kind of random sporadic posting here on the blog should I feel so inspired. 

Hope you all have a good summer/winter.

Tah tah muthafuckaaaaas!

SCRAP HEAP

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [APRIL 2021]

skullcrusher storm in summerSkullcrusher – Storm In Summer
(emo) (indie-folk)
Los Angeles, CA

her new knife destrozaHer New Knife – Destroza
(shoegaze) (noise-rock)
Tallahassee, FL

foreign bronze the far arenaForeign Bronze – The Far Arena
(post-hardcore) (screamo)
Los Angeles, CA

evan greer spotify is surveillanceEvan Greer – Spotify Is Surveillance
(indie-punk) (queer-punk)
Boston, MA

buckets self titledBuckets – Self Titled
(indie-punk) (garage)
Los Angeles, CA

the shivvies self titledThe Shivvies – Self Titled
(ramones-core) (pop-punk)
Rotterdam, Netherlands

learners thousands of hoursLearners – Thousands Of Hours
(post-punk) (sci-fi)
Brooklyn, NY

core bee sit and drinkCore Bee – Sit And Drink
(folk-punk) (pop-punk)
Barrie, Ontario

crimen c.r.i.m.e.n.Crimen – C.R.I.M.E.N.
(punk) (hardcore)
Duitama, Columbia

rata negra una vida vulgarRata Negra – Una Vida Vulgar
(punk) (garage-punk)
Madrid, Spain

The top ten is kinda late this month. I’ve been a bit busy ok. It doesn’t seem to matter how much is going on though, or how tired I am.. I always seem to make time to search for new music. I can’t stop. It’s an addiction. I don’t get high off it though. Nope, not even chasing the dragon anymore. I’m at the point now where I do this just to keep from shaking.

Happy Anniversary The Doesn’t Suck! You’re officially four years old! You have a lot of music in you. I put it there. Yeah I put it in you. You’re so full of music dood. When I first met you you were all “Hey I’m a big empty website! Gosh I wish I had some music in me, wah wah wah”. Then I came along and I’m like “Hey I found a whole bunch of music, uhh can I keep it here?” and you’re like “Sure!” then I’m like “Here you go!” and you’re like “Ohhh, it’s this type of music” and I just shrugged my shoulders. Ohhh how we laughed! Hahahahaha

Anyway here we are, still crazy after all these years. I’m not the kind of man who tends to socialize. I seem to lean on old familiar ways, and I ain’t no fool for love songs that whisper in my ears. Still crazy after all these years.

Ohhhhh!

Still crazy after all yeez thears!

Check out the SCRAP HEAP for a ton more rad albums from April.

Bye.

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [MARCH 2021]

closer within one stemCloser – Within One Stem
(hardcore) (post-hardcore)
New York City 🇺🇸

courtesy drop argonautCourtesy Drop – Argonaut
(indie-rock) (indie-punk)
Nashville, TN 🇺🇸

kill scott herron the revolution will now be live streamedKill Scott Herron – The Revolution..
(hardcore) (rap)
Newark, NJ 🇺🇸

twin crystals palace obscuredTwin Crystals – Palace Obscured
(hardwave) (punk)
Vancouver, BC 🇨🇦

the drin engines sing for the pale moonThe Drin – Engines Sing..
(coldwave) (post-punk)
Cincinnati, OH 🇺🇸

home is where i became birdsHome Is Where – I Became Birds
(emo) (indie-rock)
Palm Coast, FL 🇺🇸

nanny cant remember cant forgetNanny – Can’t Remember Can’t Forget
(indie-punk) (powerpop)
Northampton, MA 🇺🇸

clever girls constellationsClever Girls – Constellations
(indie-rock) (grunge)
Burlington, VT 🇺🇸

angry silence les privesAngry Silence – Les Prives D’amour..
(post-punk) (indie)
Le Vieux Marché, France 🇫🇷

elsewhere ПервыйElsewhere – Первый
(emo) (midwest emo)
Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺

If you listen to the music, if you let it just break you up into bits and pieces. If you don’t for a moment look away from the ever bleeding heart. If you sneak away to the dark end of the street. If You wait till it freezes. If you wait till it thaws! If you think about it. I mean if you really think about it. If you get in your car and drive to the nearest island. If you get in the water and sink. If you try to write down how it feels. If you ask your friends and they tell you you’re ok. If you believe it. If you think about it. I mean! If you really think about it! Are you awake? Are you even awake anymore? Do you hear it winding down? I know you’re awake yeah, but if you really think! If you really think about it. If the sky was a lie. If you breathe. If you let yourself breathe. If, whatever this is, enters your lungs. If you get used to it, so it doesn’t make you choke anymore. If you’re not alone. If you slip! If you’re really not alone. Who is there with you when the tide goes out? I mean all the way out. I mean if you’re standing on the seaweed fool! I mean if life is really that movie. That movie! You know the one with the guy.. The guy with the nose! The music! You think you’re the only one who hears it like that? That ever bleeding heart? You are right. You are looking back. You’re letting it play. The sun was shining. Of course it was. Wasn’t it always? You should know, if you really think about it! There were days when it rained. Days when the sky lied. Those were the days you had that idea. You were awake! If you really think about it! I mean if you really think about it! I mean, if you really listen to the music! You were there. Letting it play.

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [FEBRUARY 2021]

keeks healKEEKs – Heal
(post-punk) (emo) (indiemath?)
Claremont, CA 🇺🇸

the lowtones lights outThe Lowtones – Lights Out
(new-wave) (post-punk)
Norwich, UK 🇬🇧

pillow dog happy heart attackPillow Dog – Happy Heart Attack v1
(lo-fi) (bedroom)
Bielefeld, Germany 🇩🇪

prahnas dad weight splitDad Weight/Prahnas – Split
(lo-fi-emo) (garage-punk)
Arizona/Arkansas 🇺🇸

rotura estamos fracasandoRotura – Estamos Fracasando
(anarcho) (punk rock)
Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸

golden seams sublimons le blessuresGolden Seams – Sublimons les Blessures
(emo) (pop-punk)
France 🇫🇷

supercorp lissajousSupercorp – Lissajous I
(indie-punk) (emo)
Chicago, IL 🇺🇸

the gubs daisy cutter genocideThe Gubs – Diasy Cutter Genocide
(pop-punk) (ramonescore)
Maine 🇺🇸

unwell band indonseiaUnwell – Self Titled
(indie-rock) (shoegaze)
Balikpapan, Indonesia 🇮🇩

lhoste band germanyLhoste – Self Titled
(pop-punk) (emo)
Cologne, Germany 🇩🇪

I’ve been listening to a lot of Slint lately. I read the 33.3 about Spiderland and it kind of blew me away. I was way late getting into them. I think the first time I listened to that album was less than ten years ago. It got me thinking, how cool must you feel if you were one of the people who got to see them live back in the day? If I had seen Slint play back then I would rub it in everyone’s face at every available opportunity. I would feel way holier than thou! I would be cutting in front of people at the grocery store like “Did you see Slint in ’89?!? Huh??? Didn’t think so! *spits at their feet”

It happens to me all the time; I meet people who were there at the beginning of (insert massively legendary band here). I don’t have that. I don’t even think I’ve ever bought an album by an important band when they were just starting out. Maybe that’s why I do what I do now. I want to get in on the ground floor of something big! Who knows, maybe one of the bands in this top ten will end up being super important someday. Then I can gloat “I was there first! I said they were great in the beginning! What? Fuck me? No fuck you! What? You saw Slint? FUCK!”

Yeah. Anyways, check out the SCRAP HEAP and send me an email about how you were into a really important band before everyone else was.

Bye.

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [JANUARY 2021]

states were in

States We’re In – Self Titled
(indie-punk) (emo)
Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

the sunks wedding season


The Sunks – Wedding Season
(indie-rock) (garage-rock)
Omaha, NE 🇺🇸

Пекинский Велосипед Разминка


Пекинский Велосипед – Разминка
(emo) (indie-punk)
Yekaterinburg, Russia 🇷🇺

frat mouse plywood


Frat Mouse – Plywood
(emo) (indie-rock)
Los Angeles, CA 🇺🇸

petite league joyrider


Petite League – Joyrider
(indie-rock) (powerpop)
New York City, NY 🇺🇸

farewell horizontal an argument with an idiot


Farewell Horizontal – An Argument..
(indie-rock) (lo-fi)
Melbourne, AUS 🇦🇺

sekunderna Hjärtat


Sekunderna – Hjärtat
(pop-punk) (punk rock)
Umeå, Sweden 🇸🇪

breathe and repeat cuts and bruises


Breathe & Repeat – Cuts & Bruises
(post-hardcore) (shoegaze)
Minneapolis, MN 🇺🇸

sunday boxin hot box


Sunday Boxing – Hot Box
(punk) (garage-punk)
Charlotte, NC 🇺🇸

futurat incinerat


Futurat – Incinerat
(punk rock) (fuzz)
St. Petersburg, Russia 🇷🇺

Woof, it smells funny in here!

Hello loyal reader. Funny running into you here. Have you just been hanging around this place waiting for me all month? I’m sorry I took so long. You don’t look too hot. Why don’t you have any shoes on? Hello? Can you talk? What’s that? I don’t understand these gestures you’re making. Are you pretending to peel a banana? I don’t get it. Oh! You’re hungry! I’m sorry, I don’t have any food, but I do have a nice selection of new music for you. No? Why are you shaking your head? Come on! Oh the banana thing again.. I gotta say that’s getting old fast. Why don’t you relax. Hey! I said relax! I swear to god, one more time with this banana thing, I dare you. Yeah go ahead, see what happens.. Hm? Hm!? Yeah that’s what I thought. Okeedokee well I gotta be going. Here’s the music and.. Dude! Let go of my shirt! Damn, you’re weak. Alright well I gotta be outsy. Don’t forget to check the SCRAP HEAP! ttyl bye!

door closes

darkness befalls

chain

padlock

joyful whistling fades into the distance

amazing music begins to play

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [OCTOBER 2020]

cabeza de juarez furry transpilledCabeza de Juárez – Furry Transpilled
(lo-fi) (indie-punk)
Mexico 🇲🇽

petrov flower bedPetrov – Flower Bed
(indie-punk) (indie-rock)
Charlotte, NC 🇺🇸

lk ultra youre not gonna like thisLK Ultra! – You’re Not Gonna Like This
(pop-punk) (emo)
Lawrence, KS 🇺🇸

jungle boys barredJungle Boys – Barred
(post-punk) (punk)
Manchester, UK 🇬🇧

Культодиночества ИстлетьКультодиночества – Истлеть
(coldwave) (darkwave)
Russia 🇷🇺

loft and lillow love songs for lucyLoft & Lillow – Love Songs For Lucy
(emo) (folk-punk)
Los Angeles, CA 🇺🇸

zidima Del nostro abbraccio ostinato in questa crepa in fondo al mareZiDima – Del Nostro..
(post-hardcore) (noise)
Catania, Italy 🇮🇹

dumb luck made to rustDumb Luck – Made To Rust
(pop-punk) (indie)
Corvallis, OR 🇺🇸

НочнНочная Игротека Nochnaya Igrotekaая Игротека – Nochnaya..
(coldwave) (post-punk)
Russia 🇷🇺

crescent ridgeCrescent Ridge – Self Titled
(punk) (grunge)
Stoughton, MA 🇺🇸

I was in the 9th grade when the internet became a household luxury. Not in my house apparently. They had a couple computers in the library at school that were Online though. Usually they were occupied by someone bigger than you wearing a Fubu shirt. They were those nice computers with the CD-ROM thingy. You could entertain yourself for 15 minutes just making the little CD tray go in and out.

There used to be Internet lessons in the library, but only like 10 students at a time because our school was budget and there were only 5 computers (2 people per). The man teaching the lessons doubled as the librarian and he was old enough to have a patchy grey beard. In hindsight this leads me to wonder, how on earth did Mr Whathisface’s old ass know so much about the many wonders of Netscape Navigator? His first lesson was How to Use The Yahoo Search Engine.

There wasn’t much on the internet those days, but most of the websites were rad ass colours like purple with yellow text. Extra chunky pixels too – just how I like ‘em. Seriously. it’s my dream to someday make The Doesn’t Suck feel like a trip back in time to the internet of the late 90’s.

The first thing I searched was “The Screeching Weasel Story“, which I’m sure you can still find online or in the liner notes of Kill The Musicians. It was actually the first time the concept of writing seemed cool to me, and the first time the internet had something to offer. I still had mixed feelings though, because Enema Fanzine had an editorial about how unpunk it was to use a computer.

Today every punk and their mom is online, and 20-something years after logging on to Netscape that day, I think it’s fair to say, the internet is well on it’s way to destroying us completely. We’ve created this disgusting monster and only The Doesn’t Suck can save us! Well no.. that’s not true. We’re all fucked. Nothing can save us, but if you want to listen to some cool tunes.. umm you can listen to these ones or whatever.

Yeah bye.

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [SEPTEMBER 2020]

laverne lack of vocationLaverne – Lack Of Vocation
(post-punk) (garage)
Vancouver, BC 🇨🇦

mixed signals so far goneMixed Signals – So Far Gone
(pop-punk) (melodic)
Chattanooga, TN 🇺🇸

last quokka unconscious driversLast Quokka – Unconscious Drivers
(post-punk) (aussie-attitude)
Perth, Australia 🇦🇺

sbdc the feeling of winningSBDC – The Feeling Of Winning
(riot grrrl) (pop-punk)
Vancouver, BC 🇨🇦

metayouth ronaldMetayouth – Ronald
(shoegaze) (emo)
Gadsden, AL 🇺🇸

cunj smooth grindCunj – Smooth Grind
(indie-rock) (indie-punk)
Palatine, Illinois 🇺🇸

open house gatorOpen House – Gator
(emo) (indie-punk)
Woodsfield, Ohio 🇺🇸

mutombo dreadfully yoursMutombo – Dreadfully Yours
(indie-rock) (indie-punk)
Jakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩

moonkisser summers fleeting majestyMoonkisser – Summers Fleeting Ma..
(post-hardcore) (hardcore)
Portland, Oregon 🇺🇸

miketeeevee magic wordsMikeTeeeVeee – Magic Words
(lo-fi) (indie-rock)
Marquette, MI 🇺🇸

Hello, and thank you for coming. Why don’t you shake that load off and stay a while? Have a look around. There’s lots to discover! This includes but is most certainly not limited to this months top ten albums that do not suck. Come onnnn, let me take your coat.. No? Ok no problem. Keep it on. Whatever. Hey where are you going? Don’t leave. Trust me, there’s nothing out there for you. The world is absolute shit. Why not kick back and forget about it for a wile. Listen to these bands. Just do it! Hey! Don’t you trust me? Hey feck yew!

A scuffle ensues..

Ok great. I’m glad we worked that out. Please don’t struggle, you’ll only give yourself rope-burn. Ok! So! Where was I?.. ah yes..

This list contains a new release from one of my favourite local bands, Laverne. It’s been a highly anticipated album for me and it did not disappoint. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint you either. If it does, that’s ok; It just means you have a bad attitude and you’re not very good at listening to music. Good thing you’re currently in the worlds greatest music-listening training facility. Get your ass in the SCRAP HEAP and give me 50 soldier!

Somebody seriously needs to take the internet away from me.

Yeah bye,

PS: I think that Mixed Signals album may feature some of the same members as a very obscure and mysterious band you may recall I was obsessed with a few years ago (and still am) called Briscoe. If anyone can confirm this and offer any more information, please get in touch.

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [AUGUST 2020]

alright im doing this to myselfAlright – I’m Doing This To Myself
(indie-punk) (fuzz)
Charlotte, North Carolina 🇺🇸

heckdang fine just thinkingHeckdang – Fine Just Thinking
(emo) (indie-punk)
Charlotte, North Carolina 🇺🇸

glue horse self inflictedGlue Horse – Self Inflicted
(shoegaze) (grunge)
Massachusetts 🇺🇸

chimes of bayonets archiverChimes Of Bayonets – Archiver
(punk rock) (math)
Ithica, New York 🇺🇸

cabeza de juarez cdjCabeza De Juárez – CDJ
(lofi) (indie)
Mexico 🇲🇽

help 2053Help – 2053
(noise) (hardcore)
United States 🇺🇸

tuning defining the purposeTuning – Defining The Purpose
(hardcore) (emocore)
Oakland, California 🇺🇸

catsick conflicted splitCatsick/Conflicted – Split
(punk) (hardcore)
New Zealand & Russia 🇳🇿🇷🇺

narrow head 12th house rockNarrow Head – 12th House Rock
(shoegaze) (grunge)
Houston, Texas 🇺🇸

feels fine gripFeels Fine – Grip
(emo) (indie)
Toronto, Ontario 🇨🇦

Borders are scary. You make a border and the people on the other side become “others”. Even within my country I feel an innate degree of estrangement from the people in the province next to mine. There are 195 countries on planet earth (and counting) but even if we did away with all the borders, we would still have the imaginary ones in our minds because we’re disgusting. Tribalism is at the core of our nature and, until we un-do it, we’ll always be the joke of the galaxy.

In other news: I really half-assed the top ten this month. You’ll notice the SCRAP HEAP is a little light compared to other months. Life has just been a tad chaotic for me lately but I still managed to scrounge together ten killer releases from August for your enjoyment motherfuckers.

Pardon my language.

In more other news: I have been suspended from Facebook. Those of you who are members of the Doesn’t Suck Facebook group may have noticed the lack of my presence. Apparently Facebook insists that all it’s members use their real identity on the site and they don’t believe that Steve Doesnt is my real name. They wanted me to send a photo of my ID to prove it, so I sent them a picture of a hamburger. I’m still waiting to hear back from them, but for now my account is suspended indefinitely. I’m the only administrator of the group too, so it’s a fuckin free-for-all now isn’t it. Fuck it! Carte blanche for chaos! Have fun you guys. If they don’t re-activate my account I may start a new one but who knows if I’ll ever feel like doing that. For now you should follow me on twitter and join in the conversations there.

Yeah bye.

Top 10 Albums/EP’s That DON’T Suck [JULY 2020]

oma oklahoma normalnull

Oma Oklahoma – Normalnull
(post-punk) (garage-punk)
Hamburg, Germany🇩🇪

acne crash club


Acne – Crash Club
(emo) (shoegaze)
Charlotte , North Carolina🇺🇸

fake eyes a drip is all we know


Fake Eyes – A Drip Is All We Know
(post-hardcore) (indie-punk)
Charlotte, North Caroilina🇺🇸

Apsurd Derealizacija Svemu će doći kraj


Apsurd – Svemu će doći kraj
(hardcore) (anarcho)
Belgrade, Serbia🇷🇸

shameover stay down


Shameover – Stay Down
(pop-punk) (indie-punk)
Vancouver, British Columbia🇨🇦

the jones street boys roker


The Jones Street Boys – Roker
(punk rock) (shedrock)
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK🇬🇧

as in everyday such an awful waste


As In Everyday – Such An Awful Waste
(emocore) (post-hardcore)
New York City, NY🇺🇸

ow my face


Ow! My Face – Self Titled
(street-punk) (punk rock)
Christchurch, New Zealand🇳🇿

lethal limits off the grid


Lethal Limits – Off The Grid
(lo-fi) (indie-punk)
Oakland, California🇺🇸

hallregn


Hällregn – Self Titled
(punk) (garage-punk)
Stockholm, Sweden🇸🇪

The first CD I ever bought was “Something Green & Leafy This Way Comes” by SNFU. I found myself standing in an HMV at a time when punk wasn’t popular enough to have it’s own section. It was just mixed in with the “alternative” section. I wasn’t really sure what to buy, but when I saw SNFU I remembered hearing them on the radio and they sounded pretty punk. “Green & Leafy” was the only album in stock, so I got it. That album was kind of a departure, for them, into alternative rock and when I first heard it I was like “what is this shit? It sounds like The Tragically Hip! I totally failed my first CD purchase!” It wasn’t a very well received album by me or (if I remember correctly) (I often don’t) their core fans, but it grew on me because it was the only CD I had. I didn’t even own my own CD player yet, so I had to wait till my sister was out of the house so I could use her stereo to rock out. I remember air-guitaring to it, shirtless, in her bedroom with the lights off and a crack of sun coming in through the blinds. To this day I still have a strong connection to songs like “Painful Reminder” , “This Is A Goodbye” and “Reality Is A Ride On The Bus”. 

“You’d be surprised at the ones that slip deep into the dark abyss, never to be seen again. Well this is a goodbye to them” 

This is my goodbye to Chi Pig of the mighty SNFU who we lost on July 16th. Chi, if you’re reading this (LMFAO). Thanks for the tunes man. 

Moving on to this months top ten. What about it? It’s right there. Go listen to it. It’s chock-full of rad albums by bands from all over the world. There’s a band in there who wrote a song about arguing with your barber because he won’t give you a mullet. See if you can find it. It’s like a scavenger hunt and the prize is music that doesn’t suck. If you have even more time to waste, make sure you check out the SCRAP HEAP for heaps of other great releases from July. Follow me on Twitter @SteveDoesnt and join The Doesn’t Suck group on Facebook. Be cool, stay safe, yeah bye.