Just because Seattle gets all the love, doesn’t mean you should ignore Olympia. Its got the history, and more importantly, its got VEXX. The four-piece rock n’ rollers are prepping another mini-LP, Wild Hunt, which is going to be released in early November via M’lady’s Records and Upset the Rhythm. If this tune were shorter, I don’t know if I’d love it as much, as there seem to be two ideas smashed into one another, creating this cacophonous rabble that’s as enchanting as it is energetic. Sometimes it seems to me like the world can use more bands like this…just bringing home great no-frills rock.
Seems like this time of year everybody makes their own version of the best of (so far) albums list. You think we’d sit back and let everyone else have all the fun? Think again. I’ll get this out of the way now and say that this is MY list. This is in no way a comprehensive list created by all us ATH staffers. This is ‘ol RayRay’s list full of what I’ve been spinning this year more than anything else. Now obviously it’s difficult for a music writer to condense a list down to just five, so some very worthy albums will be left off this list. Of course we’ll put our heads together and make a huge list at the end of the year… Follow the jump for full list.