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.
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.
A couple weeks ago while I was standing in my local record store looking at what new album I should add to my music collection and I came across a small section containing what the store had in stock from Pantera. Figuring I did not own an album from them (judge me later) I decided to go with one of theirs, but which one was the question? They had Cowboys from Hell, Reinventing the Steel, and The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboy’s Vulgar Hits. Seeing that last title got me to thinking about something… Continue reading
Usually Frantic is the one that discusses music on his Sunday Show that goes up on our YouTube channel. However, I’m giving it a shot this time. In the past few weeks since my last column I have been listening to a lot of music as I do various tasks. In that time, I also picked up Seether’s newest album, Poison the Perish. So far, my favorite song off of that new album is “I’ll Survive”.
Over the weekend I was listening to the radio and I heard the DJ talking a little about the next song that they were going to play. He mentioned how it was a cover of a Taylor Swift song; so I’m thinking, “Oh a hard rock cover of a mainstream pop song, this should be interesting.” The fact that they covered Taylor Swift isn’t what puzzled me though, it’s the fact that after the song was over the DJ came back on air and said that was just one group that was going to be releasing a new album containing mostly covers of other songs.
I’m a metalhead. Pretty simple explanation of my music taste no? Well, I once covered the great subject of elitists in the fan base of Metal. I’m here to do it again.
We here at Frantic Talks love writing every article, so it hurts to have to discontinue our Songs of the Week series.