On the last Frantic’s Antics of 2017 I discussed my choices for albums of the year. I also mentioned I got to listen to somewhere around 40+ albums and I couldn’t mention them all. So now I’m going to take the time to give a brief rundown and rating of the albums that just missed out of the top 10.
I had considered doing a video on this topic but it felt out of place having not recorded a video that wasn’t a podcast in nearly 8 months. Regardless, on today’s Frantic’s Antics I’m bringing you my top 10 albums of the year!
I’ve had many people ask me how I find new music. I’ve alluded to some things in previous articles and even have given you a run-down of my weekly musical schedule, but that may not answer your question so today I’m going to give you a rundown of some of my favorite ways to find new bands.
Today we’re going to talk about a band that you have to have been living under a rock not to have heard of: Metallica. Yes we’re going to discuss the kings of thrash metal and their album that was released back in November of 2016 called Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.
You know that one thing you really like but are afraid to admit for fear of judgement? We all have something (or many things) we enjoy but are afraid to openly embrace for fear of others knocking us down for it.
Recently I stumbled across a large spreadsheet of all the Progressive Metal albums released this year (and it’s a wiki on /r/progmetal now). I wanted to listen to as many of these as possible and ultimately came to the conclusion that it would be ridiculous to even attempt, although it couldn’t hurt to give some albums a listen.
When I was a wee lad I enjoyed many things the 90s had to offer: Power Rangers, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, and most importantly the WWF. Leave it to Freakshow to get me back into professional wrestling full-force with a free trial to the WWE Network.
I often see critiques of pop culture that hate on “lack of originality” or something to that extent. While plagiarism is no doubt something to not ignore, the idea that being unoriginal is a reason to not try or to keep your mouth shut is just absurd to me.
I’ve talked on our podcast before about my enjoyment of creating games. What I don’t remember mentioning was my childhood dream of designing video games. While I see that as something that’d be fun (but demanding and unstable in the current market), I still have that drive to create. Whether it’s writing music or coming up with a game idea, the desire to make something is constantly there.
Whenever I’m playing games of any type, I tend to forget a fundamental feature of them: fun and winning aren’t mutually exclusive. While this isn’t a stunning revelation to many of you, I feel the mixture of both seem nigh impossible.