Top Five Albums of 2009
Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue
Who would have believed their first studio album without Layne would be so superb? Hasn’t had a day off my turntable. What a comeback. Last track is almost too painful to listen to, though. Makes me melancholy. But ‘Take Her Out’ is my song of the year and I will fight anyone (female, under 15, with no martial arts training) who doesn’t like it.
Winger – Karma
Beavis and Butthead would come over to my house and break stuff if they knew I owned this album, but it’s bitchin’. Great melodic metal album with Skid Row balls.
Five Finger Death Punch – War is the Answer
Never fails to induce my air guitar from out of its case. Most anticipated release for me in 2009 and it did not disappoint.
Rancid – Let the Dominoes Fall
No band has more integrity or such exacting quality control. Sublime US punk again from the defenders of the old school.
Charm City Devils – Let’s Rock and Roll
Great new band in the Guns & Roses, Cinderella vein. Brilliant debut.