Memorial Day Top Fives

May 27, 2019

 

For Memorial Day this year, we wanted to do something a little different that the other sites who are likely doing a Top 500 Countdown (plus we do that on Labor Day). So we thought we'd share with you some of our personal favorites! That is, our top five favorite artists/bands, albums, and songs. This is just a cool glimpse into what makes our musical minds tick. Check it out! 

 

Michael - Founder and Editor-in-Chief

 

Artists/Bands

1. The Rolling Stones

2. Nada Surf

3. Father John Misty   

4. Phoebe Bridgers

5. Built to Spill  

 

Albums

1. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones

2. Let Go - Nada Surf

3. Boygenius - Boygenius 

4. Hot Fuss - The Killers 

5. The Bends - Radiohead

 

Songs

1. "Blizzard of '77" - Nada Surf

2. "Just Like Heaven" - The Cure

3. "Roll the Bones" - Shakey Graves 

4. "Pure Comedy" - Father John Misty

5. "Catfish Blues" (Live) - Gary Clark Jr. 

Greg Payne - Director of Operations 

 

Artists/Bands

1. Queen

2. Stone Sour

3. Foo Fighters

4. Avenged Sevenfold 

5. Zac Brown Band 

 

Songs 

1. "I'm Not Jesus Apocalyptica" - Feat. Corey Taylor

2. "Sound of Silence" - Disturbed

3. "Under Pressure" - Queen and David Bowie

4. "So Far Away" - Avenged Sevenfold 

5. "Monster You Made" - Pop Evil 

Nicholas La Torre - Managing Editor

 

Artists/Bands

1. Led Zeppelin

2. Third Eye Blind

3. The Killers

4. Metallica

5. Sublime

 

Albums

1. Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin

2. URSA Major - Third Eye Blind

3. Ride the Lightning - Metallica

4. Hot Fuss - The Killers

5. Sublime - Sublime 

 

Songs

1. "Since I’ve Been Lovin’ You" - Led Zeppelin

2. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley version

3. "Stairway to Heaven" - Led Zeppelin

4. Mr. Brightside - The Killers

5. God of Wine - Third Eye Blind

Frankie Hendricks - Senior Contributor 

 

Artists/Bands

1. Foxing

2. Brand New

3. Jimmy Eat World

4. Tigers Jaw

5. Vampire Weekend

 

Albums

1. Let Go - Avril Lavigne 

2. The Albatross - Foxing

3. American Idiot - Green Day

4. The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance 

5. Take this to your Grave - Fall Out Boy

 

Songs

1. "Teenage Dirtbag" - Wheatus

2. "January 10, 2014" - TWIABP

3. "LOVE" - Kendrick Lamar

4. "Aphrodite" - Peach Pit

5. "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" - The 1975

Karis Raeburn - Contributor

 

Bands

1. Bad Religion

2. Billy Talent

3. The Pogues

4. Show of Hands

5. Green Day

 

Albums

1. Scary Monsters - David Bowie

2. Roverbrain - Eastfield

3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

4. Stars of CCTV - Hard-FI

5. Coming Up - Suede

 

Songs

1. "Eton Rifles" - The Jam

2. "The Riddle" - Nik Kershaw

3. "Get Off My Cloud" - The Rolling Stones

4. "You Said" - Madness

5. "Caught by the Fuzz" - Supergrass

Jesse Stowe - Contributor

 

Artists/Bands

2. LCD Soundsystem

3. Anderson .Paak

4. Four Tet

5. Daft Punk

 

Albums 

1. With A Little Help From My Fwends - Flaming Lips

2. The King of Limbs - Radiohead

3. Tonic - Medeski, Martin & Wood 

4. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

5. Where the Wild Things Go Soundtrack: Original Songs - Karen O, THE KIDS 

 

Songs

1. Everything Hits At Once” - Spoon

2. “The Gloaming” - Radiohead

3. “Summer” - The Carters 

4. “Midnight on the Run” - Boombox

5. “Throw” - LCD Soundsystem 

Rev. Zach Chandler - Contributor 

 

Artists/Bands

1. Led Zeppelin

2. The Black Keys

3. The White Stripes

4. Muse

5. The Black Crowes

 

Albums

1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

3. AM - Arctic Monkeys

4. Sixteen Stone - Bush

5. Elephant - The White Stripes

 

Songs

1. "Since I've Been Loving You" - Led Zeppelin

2. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" - The Band

3. "Boom Boom" - John Lee Hooker

4. "The Wind Cries Mary" - Jimi Hendrix

5. "Luckenbach, Texas" - Waylon Jennings

Susan La Torre - Photographer

 

Artists/Bands

1. The Cure

2. Shakey Graves

3. The Airborne Toxic Event

4. The Wombats

5. The Breeders

 

Albums

1. The Greatest Hits (Acoustic) - The Cure

2. All at Once - The Airborne Toxic Event

3. Can't Wake Up - Shakey Graves

4. Rid of Me - PJ Harvey

5. Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos

 

Songs

1. "Just Like Heaven" - The Cure

2. "Strange Girl" - The Airborne Toxic Event

3. "Dearly Departed" - Shakey Graves ft. Esmé Patterson

4. "Fuck You" - Lily Allen

5. "Middle Fingers" - MISSIO

 

Ashley Rowland Taylor, Contributor

 

Artists/Bands

1. The Avett Brothers

2. The Black Keys

3. The Rolling Stones

4. Jack's Mannequin

5. Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

Albums

1. I And Love And You - The Avett Brothers

2. Attack and Release - The Black Keys

3. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones

4. Everything in Transit - Jack's Mannequin

5. (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

Songs

1. "I And Love And You" - The Avett Brothers

2. "Have Love Will Travel" - The Black Keys

3. "Gimme Shelter" - The Rolling Stones

4. "Dark Blue" - Jack's Mannequin

5. "Simple Man" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

Tess Freedel, Contributor

 

Albums

1. Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen

2. Willy and the Poor Boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival 

3. Take the Heat Off Me - Boney M.

4. Cuz I Love You - Lizzo

5. THUNDERBITCH - THUNDERBITCH 

 

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