The best thing about expressing opinions on Wall of Sound is the way you can relate to other music fans with similar interests which gets you all frothing over your fav bands/songs and finding someone to connect with… Then you find people like Ali J. Bean who likes to chuck his two cents in for what he thinks about the music scene and we appreciate that the most. Not everyone is going to agree on music, it’s what makes it so much more special, but he also has valid opinions that we NEED to hear so we can either find out more about his personal tastes (and maybe criticise them) or discover new bands we didn’t know about until now!
So it’s our absolute pleasure to bring one of our fav commentators to the spotlight and showcase his thoughts on the year’s best with our next Wall of Sound Year in Review…
TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2019?
1. Jimmy Eat World – Surviving
2. Guilt Trip – River of Lies
3. Municipal Waste – The Last Rager
4. Boundaries – Turning Point
5. Avoid One Thing – Right Here
6. Taylor Swift – Lover
7. The Warriors – Monomyth
8. Time & Pressure – Gateway City Sound
9. Crafter – Lasting Efforts
10. Refused – War Music
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2019?
Angel Du$t – ‘Bang My Drum’
BEST GIG YOU’VE SEEN 2019?
Slayer (Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
NEXT BAND TO WATCH IN 2020?
My homies in 23/19 are killin’ it.
FAV BAND/S YOU DISCOVERED IN 2019?
Two bands I found a new appreciation for were Guilt Trip and Boundaries. Hadn’t listened to much of either prior to the newest records coming out. Time & Pressure was a new band, but the previous two had a much bigger impact/rotation.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2020?
Having a knee reconstruction in January, so I can get back to doing spin kicks in the pit, after an extended hiatus.