The Wombats put out one of the most underrated, unnoticed, overlooked, ignored, etc. albums of this year.  This Modern Glitch is packed with dark synth laden pop songs, all of which have standard Wombats clever lyrics.  The track that really makes this release stands out is the slow jam “1996”, a feel good look back at the mid 90’s.  Other songs, such as “Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)” and “Techno Fan” are a bit higher paced brimming with energy.

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Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)

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1996

Every time Mutemath put out an album they never fail to impress, at the same time not enough people seem to take notice.  Their blender full of pop, jazz, soul, blues, and rock always comes out easy on the ears.  On Odd Soul they’ve taken things to another level, expanding greatly on where Armistice left off.  The pop songs are bigger and poppier.  The experimental songs are jammier, and longer than before.  The musicianship is as top notch as it always is.  It deserves your love.

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Blood Pressure

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Allies

Everyone wishes Dave Grohl was their friend, he should run for president, seriously.  Wasting Light saved rock music from completely dying off the charts this year, and it deserves recognition far beyond that.  Foo Fighters have put out solid record after solid record, but this may just be their crowning jewel so far.  At just eleven tracks there’s no filler material, and every song is rock & roll incarnate.  They cover all the bases with these songs from all out rockers like “White Limo”, to odes to times past in the Kurt Cobain dedicated “I Should Have Known”.  Wasting Light is a great culmination of fifteen plus years of Foo.

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Bridge Burning

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Walk

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