Best Albums You May Have Missed in 2017 (Part 2)

Best Albums You May Have Missed in 2017 (Part 2)

Here are some more records released over the last year that made us all warm and tingly all over. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. 

Once again, there is no order to these, just solid recordings from bands we’ve been checking out and encourage you to as well if you’ve been in desperate need of something actually good to listen to.

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Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat

Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat

Various
Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

It is hard to believe it has been 5 years since the last installment of Fat Music and I for one am glad that they decided to revive it on this the 25th anniversary of Fat Wreck Chords. No doubt many of us have all of these or at least our favorites songs off of each volume as well as the other comps the label has put out over the years.

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Good Riddance – “Peace In Our Time”

Good Riddance – “Peace In Our Time”

Good Riddance
Peace In Our Time
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

There hasn’t been a shortage of awesome and highly anticipated releases coming from Fat Wreck this year. Lagwagon’s “Hang”, Strung Out’s “Transmission.Alpha.Delta” and now the newest release from Fat Wreck veterans Good Riddance “Peace In Our Time”. This is the first release since “My Republic”, which was released back in 2009. It has been a long wait. But, definitely worth it! This is the first release since announcing the band was reuniting in 2012. And I don’t think I am speaking for myself when I say I am glad they did!

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Strung Out – “Transmission.Alpha.Delta”

Strung Out – “Transmission.Alpha.Delta”

Strung Out
Transmission. Alpha. Delta.
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

Strung Out has always been a band that flirts with the fine line between the skate punk and metal genres, combining the face melting guitar work, blazing fast rhythm section with the melodic vocals and harmonies, they have taken the best of both worlds and tailored their own sound.

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The Salteens – “Whiskey & Records”

The Salteens – “Whiskey & Records”

The Salteens
Whiskey & Records
Diamonds Records (2014)

 

 

I cannot express how excited I was for this record to FINALLY get an official release. This band, with past/future members of such bands as Cleveland Bound Death Sentence, The Soviettes, The Strike, Gateway District and probably a million others, existed for a short time out of Minneapolis in the mid 90’s. I became aware of them from their two songs on the killer all MN comp No Slow…All Go! Thus  began my quest for more of their recordings, and led a friend emailing me a terrible copy of these songs, essentially their demo,  for years I desperately sought out a better version. If you are a fan of any of the above mentioned bands you will no doubt love this record. Fans of Dear Landlord will recognize the title track, from their cover on the Dream Homes lp. Amazing.

 

5 tracks, Grey marble vinyl, 45 RPM Download code included.

 

–Johnny Volume

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