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

shopvac self titled

Shopvac – Self Titled
(indie-punk) (noise-pop)
Toronto, Ontario 🇨🇦

wig swell


Wig – Swell
(post-hardcore) (post-punk)
Chicago, Illinois 🇺🇸

frat mouse rat pack


Frat Mouse – Rat Pack
(indie-punk) (emo)
Los Angeles, California 🇺🇸

con art self titled


Con Art – Self Titled
(punk) (post-punk)
Perth, Australia 🇦🇺

foreigner self titled


Foreigner – Self Titled
(hardcore) (punk)
Livinallongo Del Col Di Lana, Italy 🇮🇹

sekunderna paradiset


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

focus group theories


Focus Group – Theories
(punk) (post-punk)
Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺

bugarach la montagne du riff


Bugarach – La Montagne Du Riff
(punk rock) (garage punk)
Paris, France 🇫🇷

modern love ensomhet vet


Modern Love – Ensomhet Vet
(indie-punk) (post-punk)
Oslo, Norway 🇳🇴

slave punk police


Slave – Punk Police
(hardcore) (punk)
Pahang, Malaysia 🇲🇾

As you can see, the top five looks a bit different this month. For starters, it’s not a top five anymore. Also there’s less rambling by me, which I’m sure comes as a major disappointment for many of you, given my unique ability to write with such grace and polish. Like literary Beehtoven as that one very important person once described it. The good news is, I’ve got more music for you and if you happen to have the same taste as me, you’re going to like all of it.

I’m trying to re-imagine the site more as an expansive resource for new punk/punk-adjacent music and less of a soap box for my asinine rantings. Or maybe not. I don’t know actually. I like to write but I get sick of my own writing, so I’m just going to shut up for now and possibly continue with the brain spew some other time.

There’s a ton of good stuff in the top ten this month but don’t forget to check out the SCRAP HEAP too. Maybe you’ll find something you think should have been in the top ten, and you’ll write me an email, about it and I’ll post it on the blog and maybe threaten to beat you up a little bit. Yeah bye.

Doesn’t English (#028) – Small Thing

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This might actually be in English but I can’t understand a word of it, so it’ll do. You know, Genoa Italy must be a pretty special place to have it’s own salami named after it. That stuff is delicious too. Good thing salami wasn’t invented in Eugene Oregon or something. I do not want to eat Eugene’s salami. Ah who am I kidding? I would totally eat Eugene’s salami. I would eat anyone’s salami. If you’re sellin’ salami, I’m buyin’. I bet in Genoa people are like, “Yo the salami is not a big deal. We have better things than salami”. Like what Genoa? Oh, sick-as-all-fuck punk bands? Okeedokee. Can I have some salami with that? How many times can I say salami in one post? Salami times, that’s how salami.