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Best and Worst in Rock 2009

Old 11-05-09, 08:50 AM
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Best and Worst in Rock 2009

Here is what I enjoyed in 2009. These are not necessarily releases that came out in 2009.


Here are my picks:


Favorite release:

Rise Against - This cd got the most rotation. Just full of great hits like The Good Left Undone.


Best Comeback -

Alice in Chains - who would have ever thought that this band could come back, retain that classic AIC sound and produce one of their best cds since Jar of Flies. Everything I love about AIC is back!


Most Surprising Comeback

Creed - wow, I thought this band was done and buried, but they surprised everyone with a tour and killer single.


Band That I'm Really Sick Of

Has their ever been a week where Nickelback didn't have a single on the charts?


Best New Artist

Kings of Leon - They tore up the charts with a unique blend of vocals and smooth guitar licks.

2nd choice - Hollywood Undead - you get a bit of everything with these guys, rock, catchy rap, and creepy masks.


Band Names that I Hate -

Cavo, Veer Union, Pop Evil - Can't say why, but these names just annoy me and I don't like their music either.


Biggest Letdown -

Chickenfoot - Their release was pretty generic rock, nothing that made me wanna listen to it over and over.
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Old 11-05-09, 09:14 AM
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Best New Artist

Kings of Leon - They tore up the charts with a unique blend of vocals and smooth guitar licks.
They've been around for ten years.
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What do you expect from someone who thinks Creed is the comeback of the year?
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What do you expect from someone who thinks Creed is the comeback of the year?
They're merely the "most-surprising" comeback of the year. Alice in Chains is the best comeback of the year. No word yet on what the worst comeback or least-surprising comebacks were.
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Re: Best and Worst in Rock 2009

I don't think it counts as a comeback, but that Johnny Cash Remixed is the worst of something.
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Re: Best and Worst in Rock 2009

Worst:

Lita Ford "Wicked Wonderland". A big ugly muddled shitty mess. Huge disappointment.
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Re: Best and Worst in Rock 2009

I was stumbled across Juliette Lewis playing a show on DirecTV 101 network the other day. That is not only the worst rock of 2009, but possibly of all time.
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They've been around for ten years.
Umm, you can say this about any band that emerges on the charts. It's very rare that a band forms and immediately bursts on the music charts. 2009 was the year that they gained mainstream success.
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They've been around for ten years.
And they really, really blow. Talk about your generic rock, I don't see how these jackoffs are any better than Nickelback, Creed, or any of these other yutzes.
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Umm, you can say this about any band that emerges on the charts. It's very rare that a band forms and immediately bursts on the music charts. 2009 was the year that they gained mainstream success.
I guess we have different standards in what makes an artist "new," then.

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And they really, really blow. Talk about your generic rock, I don't see how these jackoffs are any better than Nickelback, Creed, or any of these other yutzes.
They're the Journey of the new millennium.
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Is the OP completely sincere?
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And they really, really blow. Talk about your generic rock, I don't see how these jackoffs are any better than Nickelback, Creed, or any of these other yutzes.
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And they really, really blow. Talk about your generic rock, I don't see how these jackoffs are any better than Nickelback, Creed, or any of these other yutzes.
Well Drew Barrymore hangs around with them so they must be hip.
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Re: Best and Worst in Rock 2009

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
And they really, really blow. Talk about your generic rock, I don't see how these jackoffs are any better than Nickelback, Creed, or any of these other yutzes.
Thank you, I couldn't agree more. They're like the hipster version of Creed/Nickleback.
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Well Drew Barrymore hangs around with them so they must be hip.
...and I thought I couldn't loathe them more...
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Yeah, can't stand Kings of Leon anymore. "...don't ya know that i could use some BOOODEEEEHHHhhhhhhhhhhh." Ugh, shut the hell up already...
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"_____'s 5th album is one of their best since their 3rd album" is not a ringing endorsement.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
I was stumbled across Juliette Lewis playing a show on DirecTV 101 network the other day. That is not only the worst rock of 2009, but possibly of all time.
I had the same misfortune, and totally agree.
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Old 11-05-09, 01:13 PM
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I've always thought that Juliette Lewis might be mildly retarded.
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Thank you, I couldn't agree more. They're like the hipster version of Creed/Nickleback.
But, but...the singer has stubble. Unshaven + zip up hoody = cool. The only way they could be cooler is if they smoked Parliaments and wore Chuck Taylors.
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Originally Posted by jeffbase34 View Post
Umm, you can say this about any band that emerges on the charts. It's very rare that a band forms and immediately bursts on the music charts. 2009 was the year that they gained mainstream success.
Not only have they been around for years, they've been getting airplay for years. You just haven't been paying attention.
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I think I must be the only person in the world that wishes Alice in Chains would have stayed away and maintained the legacy. I really don't like the new singles, but haven't actually listened to the album.
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Never thought of Kings Of Leon as a new band either. I like a few songs from their first two albums, but for the life of me cannot figure out how that last album brought them mainstream success. It's quite generic. Oh, wait... that's the reason.
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Wow, I thought there was some unabashed love for Kings of Leon on this forum. A friend of mine gave me a couple CDs to listen to and ... blah. Hearing a single on the radio every once in a while works. A whole album? Yikes. That guys voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

I'll add a few:

Either retire already or "Get your head in the game and give the fans what they want" award : Queensryche. American Soldier was pure garbage. I continually buy their shit and am continually disappointed. I think Geoff Tate is surrounded by too many "Yes" men.

Break out from a video game award: Ghost Hounds. I can't get enough of their sound. In a world where everything on the radio basically sounds the same they are a breath of fresh air.

Supergroup of the Year: Chickenfoot - no there isn't a lot of substance here, but it's pure unadulterated fun rock. Something that has been sorely missing from the cultural landscape for years.

ReRelease of the Year: Pearl Jam - Ten. Still as good as it ever was. Sounds even better.

Glad I listened to DVDtalkers award: Muse - The Resistance. Based on Talkers here I nabbed Origin of Symmetry late last year which is great so I picked up Resistance based on the hype here as well and wow. Killer album. Definitely top 5 of the year.

Where the Fuck Are You Award: tie: Kenny Wayne Shepherd - it's been 5 years since the last proper album. Come on already. 10 Days Out was great and all but it's live cuts. Get in the studio. Second, Days of the New, 8 years since the last album. Travis checks the DotN MySpace page daily and even has some new cuts on the long rumored Purple album available to listen to. Get it out already dammit!

Lastly,
Late to the Party on this one: Nightwish - Dark Passion Play. Probably my favorite album this year and yet it came out in 2007.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
Wow, I thought there was some unabashed love for Kings of Leon on this forum. A friend of mine gave me a couple CDs to listen to and ... blah. Hearing a single on the radio every once in a while works. A whole album? Yikes. That guys voice is like nails on a chalkboard.
Surprised at the Kings of Leon hate here. I expected more for Hollywood Undead. I can't think of anyone else really new that blew me away. Maybe Halestorm, but I only heard their debut single.

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I'll add a few:

Either retire already or "Get your head in the game and give the fans what they want" award : Queensryche. American Soldier was pure garbage. I continually buy their shit and am continually disappointed. I think Geoff Tate is surrounded by too many "Yes" men.

I was a huge Queensryche fan back in the Empire days. Every release since then has progressively been worse. I never even bothered to listen to Tribe. Nothing stood out for me on this release either. Bring back the killer twin guitar solos!

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Late to the Party on this one: Nightwish - Dark Passion Play. Probably my favorite album this year and yet it came out in 2007.
Nightwish is also my favorite discovery this year. "Nemo" might be the greatest rock song I ever heard. Just perfect and I can't stop listening to it.

I also discovered the genre of celtic folk metal. I've become a fan of ELUVEITIE and love the fact that they sing in ancient Gaul.
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