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 [FEBRUARY 2020]

street sity surf where i live now

Street Sity Surf – Where I Live Now
(post-punk) (garage-punk)
Portland, Maine 🇺🇸

мало


Мало – меня никогда здесь не было
(melodic-hardcore) (emo)
Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺

deaf chonky harsh


Deaf Chonky – Harsh
(post-punk) (garage-punk)
Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel 🇮🇱

поймаюнакажу


поймаю/накажу – до дна
(post-hardcore) (emocore)
Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺

pound puppies ep


Pound Puppies – Self Titled
(new wave) (synth-wave)
San Francisco, California 🇺🇸

decay non cambiera


Decacy – Non Cambierà
(screamo) (hardcore)
Vicenza, Italy 🇮🇱

the mega yeah


The Mega Yeah – Tape Swap Radio
(indie-punk) (pop-punk)
Nazareth, Pennsylvania 🇺🇸

high wasted genes muscle beach


High Wasted Genes – Muscle Beach
(punk rock) (pop-punk)
London, UK 🇬🇧

fibber self titled


Fibber – Selt Titled
(punk) (hardcore)
Santa Fe – New Mexico 🇺🇸

the pseudo feds powdertail


The Pseudo Feds – Powdertail
(punk) (indie-punk)
Green Bay, Wisconsin 🇺🇸

Holy hell this has been a month. I discovered so many great albums in February, I was wondering if I would have to make this a top twenty. It was no easy task whittling it down to this powerhouse ten right here. Yeah I said powerhouse, as in: an installation where electrical power is generated for distribution. I’m not saying this top ten is going to charge your phone or anything, but what I am saying is that it probably is putting off radiation. If you’re using a lap top, do not place it directly on your lap.

Don’t forget to check out the SCRAP HEAP to see a shyte-load more great releases from February! I like to say “shyte” now. I’ve been watching this Irish show on Netflix called Hardy Bucks. Every time I watch it I’m reminded of how pittifully boring our way of speaking is here on the west coast on North America. There’s absolutely nothing interesting about it. Utter shyte I tell you.

What else is going on this month? Well since you asked, I did start a Facebook Group. There’s already been a lot of fun conversations happening and there’s bound to be many more. We’ve got a lot of awesome members who don’t suck at listening to music. I will pretty much add anyone who sends a request at this point so g’head and join up. If you’re not on Facebook, good for you. Seriously, Facebook is shyte. I wish The DS could be it’s own self-contained online community. Don’t you? Well.. here’s hoping.

I also started a new feature called TRAJECTORIES: Reflecting On The Moments When Music Changed Our Lives. I took the liberty of writing the first entry, but we have other entries from other weirdos lined up. I love hearing stories about how people got into punk, or underground music, so that’s pretty much what it’s about. I want to hear from anyone and everyone who has an interesting story on that subject. Please write to me at doesntsuck604@gmail.com . Yeah bye.