[Chris Moran is the Video Editor/King Punk of RVA.]
I made a list of records I enjoyed this year. If you don't care, don't read it.
Never been their biggest fan, but this record found its way into my weekly rotation quite often. More structured, less snarky.
Yes, we all like Canyoneer more, but this is a solid record from a great melodic hardcore band.
Much like the band's history in cover art selections, their latest offering is much of the same, with a little bit of a twist - not a bad thing at all.
Nas: Life Is Good
N.Y.'s finest MC returns to his roots to deliver the best hip-hop record of 2012.
Lyrically honest and stripped down, and arguably Barry's best solo effort to date.
Gimmick or not, these guys write some great pop-punk tunes, and released the best pop-punk record of 2012.
It's the Bouncing Souls; they'd have to pull a H2O Go to not make my year-end list.
Their third full-length and first for indie-juggernaut Epitaph, Dunder Mifflen's favorite sons deliver a stellar record to solidify their place as one of the most exciting young bands around.
Everything I could have hoped for and more from one of my favorite bands of all time. There's not much I can say about HWM that hasn't been said before; if you like HWM you probably own this record. If you don't like HWM, your loss.
The jump to a major label and a legendary producer had no negative impact on the best record of the year. The title track alone makes this album worth the purchase, and the rest is far from filler.