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Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:56 pm

As I near my reading glasses age, I have been paying less attention to the current music scene, but it surprised me that when starting up a tentative best-of-2010s song list, I had almost no rock music, like it's sort of a genre of days past. If I turn on my alternative rock radio station (I guess I should know better), I usually hear rock from some years/decades past mixed in with what sounds like bad Imagine Dragons (or is that redundant), i.e. white-guy dance pop. The top rock band of our era, Radiohead, has barely rocked out for 20 years, not to say that it's less legitimate to branch out. Bowie's great album The Next Day is one of the few prominent 2010s rock albums, and it might be considered kind of a throwback or an anomaly.

Anyway, what would anyone recommend in terms of albums or singles this decade that rock out? It doesn't have to be commercial fare.

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by Emerald » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:44 pm

I've been impressed by Turbowolf's output. Not sure if you'll like their albums as a whole, but they have songs I feel I worth checking out.

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by spiritualized » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:04 pm

Emerald wrote:I've been impressed by Turbowolf's output. Not sure if you'll like their albums as a whole, but they have songs I feel I worth checking out.
Totally agree - discovered them through a work colleague and was blown away by their first album. These guys are insane.
But to be complete, here are my "rock" album faves starting in 2010. Try with 2010 and 2011 to start with. If you need more, I'll post the rest.

2010
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (Indie Rock)
Kvelertak - Kvelertak (Hardcore Punk)
Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Punk Blues)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Indie Rock)

2011
Bass Drum of Death - GB City (Garage Rock)
The Black Keys - El Camino (Blues Rock)
Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday (Alternative Rock)
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Drone / Post Rock)
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues (Hard Rock)
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Art Rock)
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar (Indie Rock)
The Kills - Blood Pressures (Garage Rock Revival)
Lo-Pan - Salvador (Stoner Rock)
J Mascis - Several Shades of Why (Acoustic Rock)
Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (Shoegaze)
Rival Schools - Pedals (Alternative Rock)
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (Indie Rock)

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by Emerald » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:46 am

spiritualized wrote:
Emerald wrote:I've been impressed by Turbowolf's output. Not sure if you'll like their albums as a whole, but they have songs I feel I worth checking out.
Totally agree - discovered them through a work colleague and was blown away by their first album. These guys are insane.
But to be complete, here are my "rock" album faves starting in 2010. Try with 2010 and 2011 to start with. If you need more, I'll post the rest.

2010
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (Indie Rock)
Kvelertak - Kvelertak (Hardcore Punk)
Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Punk Blues)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Indie Rock)

2011
Bass Drum of Death - GB City (Garage Rock)
The Black Keys - El Camino (Blues Rock)
Cage the Elephant - Thank You, Happy Birthday (Alternative Rock)
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Drone / Post Rock)
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues (Hard Rock)
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Art Rock)
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar (Indie Rock)
The Kills - Blood Pressures (Garage Rock Revival)
Lo-Pan - Salvador (Stoner Rock)
J Mascis - Several Shades of Why (Acoustic Rock)
Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (Shoegaze)
Rival Schools - Pedals (Alternative Rock)
Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (Indie Rock)

Thanks! I'll be sure to check them out.

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by rumpdoll » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:23 am

Depends of course on how you define rock, but here are a few I like:

Fucked Up - David comes to life
Japandroids - Celebration Rock
Savages - Silence Yourself
Spoon - They want my soul
Ought - More than any other day
Viet Cong - Viet Cong (Now they are called Preoccupations)
Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
Brand New - Science Fiction
The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by BleuPanda » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:44 pm

Hmm...here's all the 'rock' albums from each year I have in my 8/10+ zone. I'm sure some 'rock out' more than others.

2010:
1. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
2. Sleigh Bells - Treats
3. The National - High Violet
4. Foals - Total Life Forever
5. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
7. These New Puritans - Hidden
8. The Black Keys - Brothers
9. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
10. Tame Impala - InnerSpeaker
11. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

2011:
1. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
2. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
3. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
4. Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
5. The Horrors - Skying
6. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
7. The Black Keys - El Camino
8. Wild Flag - Wild Flag
9. Wild Beasts - Smother
10. Wilco - The Whole Love

2012:
1. Swans - The Seer
2. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
3. Tame Impala - Lonerism
4. Grizzly Bear - Shields
5. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
6. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
7. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
8. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
9. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

2013:
1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
2. Savages - Silence Yourself
3. Deafheaven - Sunbather
4. Nick Cave - Push the Sky Away
5. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
6. Foals - Holy Fire
7. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
8. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
9. Arctic Monkeys - AM
10. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
11. David Bowie - The Next Day
12. These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

2014:
1. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
2. Swans - To Be Kind
3. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
4. Ought - More Than Any Other Day
5. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
6. Wild Beasts - Present Tense
7. Spoon - They Want My Soul
8. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
9. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
10. LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye
11. Beck - Morning Phase
12. Sunn O))) and Scott Walker - Soused
13. Mitski - Bury Me at Makeout Creek

2015:
1. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
3. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
4. Foals - What Went Down
5. Deafheaven - New Bermuda
6. Viet Cong - Viet Cong

2016:
1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
3. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
4. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
5. Mitski - Puberty 2
6. Angel Olsen - My Woman
7. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
8. PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
9. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
10. Drive-By Truckers - American Band

2017:
1. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
2. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
3. The National - Sleep Well Beast
4. Algiers - The Underside of Power
5. The Horrors - V
6. IDLES - Brutalism
7. King Krule - The Ooz
8. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
9. Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
10. Priests - Nothing Feels Natural

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:11 pm

Off the top of my head, some songs:

- Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
- Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
- Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know
- Bad Cop, Bad Cop - Joey Lawrence
- Cayetana - Scott Get the Van, I'm Moving
- Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best (and pretty much everything else she's done)
- Ex Hex - Waterfalls
- Gogol Bordello - Immigraniada
- Grand Ole Party - You Can't See Me
- Greta van Fleet - Highway Tune
- The Interrupters - She Got Arrested
- Kitten - Kill the Light
- KONGOS - Come with Me Now
- Liam Gallagher - Wall of Glass
- maNga - We Could Be the Same
- Metallica - Moth Into Flame
- Middle Kids - Edge of Town
- Panic! At the Disco - This is Gospel
- Paramore - Still Into You
- Paul McCartney - Come On to Me
- The Pretty Reckless - Take Me Down
- The Revivalists - Navigate Below
- Serena Ryder - Stompa
- Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends
- The Struts - Kiss This

I will add more!
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:45 pm

Thank you all very much (and anyone else in advance). I'll be looking into these.

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:39 pm

There is actually a lot of great rock when you go looking for it and someone who does love to rock out myself I'm always on the lookout for it (it remains the greatest energizer genre in the world to me). If I have more time I will probably recommend some more, but for now I can't stress Ty Segall enough. Very classic in many ways, but if you simply want to rock out and also enjoy some virtuoso playing, this it the guy to go to. His latest album, Freedom's Goblin might end up being his magnum opus. It's almost 75 minutes long, but it rocks on and on and on.

Another one that quickly comes to mind is Arctic Monkey's AM, but that is one of the most famous rock albums of the decade I think, so I guess you have heard of it.

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Post by Jirin » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:45 am

My favorites of the decades that would fall reasonably in the 'Rock' genre without bordering on folk or electronic.

Don't know whether you're looking for the indie/alt side of rock or the more hard rocking side of rock.


The National - Trouble Will Find Me, High Violet
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake, The Hope Six Demolition Project
Perfume Genius - too Bright
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Royal Headache - High
David Bowie - Blackstar
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic
St Vincent - Masseduction
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:51 pm

Jirin wrote:My favorites of the decades that would fall reasonably in the 'Rock' genre without bordering on folk or electronic.

Don't know whether you're looking for the indie/alt side of rock or the more hard rocking side of rock.
I usually think of "rocking out" (and doesn't rock love to be defined?) as including, but not limited to, guitar-bass-drums banging away, so that would include either subgenre. That's the easy definition, anyway.

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Re: Recommendations for 2010s (Who's still rocking out?)

Post by Jackson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:48 pm

Great posts on this thread. I'll add my two cents:

2010: Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
2011: Fucked Up - David Comes to Life, White Denim - D, TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
2012: Tame Impala - Lonerism and The Men - Open Your Heart
2013: Deafheaven - Sunbather, My Bloody Valentine-mbv, Arctic Monkeys - AM, Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork
2014: Ex Hex - Rips
2015: Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool and Deafheaven - New Burmuda
2016: Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial and Parquet Courts - Human Performance
2017: Alvvays - Antisocialites, Slowdive - s/t, Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
2018: Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams, Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!, Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance

Also the following artists, some of which probably stretch the definition of what you're looking for:
Swans
Ariel Pink
Moon Duo
Spiritualized
Nick Cave
David Bowie
Liars
La Femme
Algiers

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