DS Staff Picks: Top 10 Albums Of 2013- David (Ramones999138)

Hey, what’s up? My name’s David and I help contribute news articles for the Dying Scene. I was originally not going to make a top ten list because I had a hard time deciding what to leave on and keep off of the list due to all of the great releases that came out this year. After changing my picks about a dozen times I think I finally came up with a halfway decent list, or maybe or not. You can check out my top ten list below. By the way, I borrowed this picture from a YouTube video I found online, I hope the creator of the video doesn’t mind.

10. The Bugs- “Missile to the Middle East”

The Bugs are an old school pop-punk band that features Queers bass player Dangerous Dave.  If you dig The  Queers’ comp “A Day Late And A Dollar Short” you’ll more than likely enjoy this release. Another  awesome thing about this album is that it features guest vocals by Blag The Ripper (The Dwarves), Ben  Weasel (Screeching Weasel), and Joe Queer (The Queers).

 

 

 

9. Adolescents- “Presumed Insolent”

I’m surprised that this album hasn’t appeared on any of the other Dying Scene staff picks yet. “Presumed Insolent” is definitely one of their best albums yet in my opinion, but their debut self-titled release will always be my favorite.

 

 

 

 

8. Violent Affair- “The Cockroach Theory”

This is an awesome street punk album. “The Cockroach Theory” is definitely worth a listen if you dig bands like Krum Bums.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Iggy and The Stooges- “Ready to Die”

The Stooges show no signs of slowing down with their latest release “Ready to Die”. The album’s fourth track, “Gun” is easily one of my favorite tracks to ever appear on a Stooges album or an Iggy Pop solo album.

 

 

 

 

6. Hunx and His Punx- “Street Punk”

This album has a much different sound compared to this group’s previous work. I’m not sure whether I prefer Hunx and His Punx’s old bubble-gum punk sound, or their new more aggressive sound; either way this album is great, and I highly recommend checking it out.

 

 

 

 

5.  Richie Ramone- “Entitled”

“Entitled” is the first solo album released by former Ramones drummer Richie Ramone. The album consists of eight new songs and four Ramones classics written by Richie which include “I Know Better Now” “Smash You” “I’m Not Jesus” and “Humankind”. I think it’s safe to say that Richie’s cover of “Humankind” is the best Ramones cover I have ever heard, which says a lot considering that I’ve listened to a countless number of Ramones covers. With that said, this album is great from start to finish, and is a must have for any Ramones fan.

 

 

4. NOFX- “Stoke Extinguisher”

Yeah, I know it’s just an EP but it’s still one of my favorite releases that came out this year. The EP features “New Year’s Revolution” and an alternate version of “Wore Out the Soles of My Party Boots” which were both featured on NOFX’s “Xmas Has Been X’ed/New Year’s Revolution” 7-inch. The EP also contains a Tony Sly cover of “The Shortest Pier” which is off of the Fat Wreck Chords compilation “The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute”, the title track off of the “My Stepdad’s a Cop and My Stepmom’s a Domme” 7-inch, and one brand new song which is the title track off this EP. The title track of this EP is so good that it makes up for all of the old material on the release.

 

 

3. Dan Vapid and the Cheats- “Two”

This is a fun and catchy album that reminds me of Dan’s previous work with The Riverdales.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Bad Religion- “True North”

This album needs no introduction. I’m sure everybody reading this is a Bad Religion fan, and has already listened to “True North” many times already.

 

 

 

 

1. Worlds Scariest Police Chases- “NOFX and out come the wolves dookie”

This is one of the most sarcastic and deliberately offensive albums I have ever heard, which is why I like it so much. Every song on this album is energetic and fun to listen to. I’ve probably listened to this album about thirty times already, it’s addicting.

 

 

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