Top 50 of 2016: Part 2 (40-31)

40. Weezer – The White Album Release date: April 1, 2016  Just like the good ol’ days when Weezer would name their albums after a colour, they’ve also returned to their earlier sound of upbeat four-chord rock and unbeatable hooks. It’s not as good as their pre-Red Album work, but it’s right up there with their 2014 record Everything Will Be Alright in the End. White Album is a record that goes down easy, doesn’t make you question their sanity (too much), and can be blasted with the windows down in the middle of the…

In No Particular Order: May 13, 2016

Superstitious or not, Friday the 13th (of May) was a great one for the music world. The only thing killer was the new releases…*insert stock laughter here*. With a number of fantastic debut records released today, and one of the best hip-hop albums in recent years, Friday the 13th wasn’t all that bad (unless you ask my friend who got into a small car accident, or another one that ended up getting food poisoning). For a more complete list of new releases, check out our weekly collection of Album Releases. Yak…

Modern Baseball – Everyday + Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind

(If you like: Basement, Into It. Over It., Sorority Noise) Named after a book found entitled “Modern Baseball Techniques”, Philadelphia indie emo-folk punk band Modern Baseball are releasing their third studio album Holy Ghost after flying through an extensive touring schedule for the past year. Formed by childhood friends Brendan Lukens and Jake Ewald, Modern Baseball grew to a full band while their years in college, and the new four piece decided to scrap the institution for music (very, very punk). Their 2014 hit “Your Graduation” was well-received, giving listeners a welcoming glimpse into…