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The Year that All My Favorite Bands Dropped Albums

P. Hokenson
The list author says: "I couldn't help but notice I'm spending money on albums at an alarming rate. Here are several reasons why."
White Crosses
White Crosses
"The puritans of punk rock may cry foul (with good reason) after having lost the great hope of the underground, but Against Me! has created another album chock full of great songs.  It's a stadium-ready batch of tunes that will increase exposure to the best rock band in the land.  How could that be a bad thing?  AM! is rocknroll salvation."
Brutalist Bricks
Brutalist Bricks
"Among the finest songwriters of his generation, Ted Leo continues his hot streak (throwing up anything but bricks).  He writes socially charged songs for those of us who think that there's more to the political landscape than not wanting to be an American idiot.  He's our Woody Guthrie, our Pete Seeger, our Ian MacKaye.  Ted and his band of pharmaceutical masterminds are helming the revolution."
Heaven Is Whenever
Heaven Is Whenever
"The departure of organist/one-man band Franz Nicolay has left a hole in their sound, but you can't keep a good bar band down.  The kings of indie rocknroll keep on churning out crunchy ballads describing what happens late at night on the banks of the mississippi river."
Together
Together
The Big To-Do
The Big To-Do
"Spinning darkly comedic tales of southern tragedy, the Truckers are up to their old hijinx.  The heirs apparent to the gritty Southern Rock throne spin up booze-soaked tales of unmissed missing persons, introspective strippers, and an acrobatic circus catastrophe to remind us that fried pickles aren't the best thing the South has to offer."
American Slang
American Slang
"Gaslight Anthem is what happens 9 months after the Boss and Against Me! make sweet love.  New Jersey balladry with a mean streak."
So Runs the World Away
So Runs the World Away
Infinite Arms
Infinite Arms
If I Had a Hi-Fi
If I Had a Hi-Fi
"These guys are one of the best pop-rock bands around.  Churning out album after album of delicious ear candy, Nada Surf can't lose."
This Is Happening
This Is Happening
Contra
Contra
Monitor
Monitor
"This is the only newly discovered band I included, but man, the Civil War in gritty punk rock songs?  I'm there.  Can the next one be on the Cuban Missile Crisis?  I've got a report due."
Transference
Transference
Good Morning, Magpie
Good Morning, Magpie
The Five Ghosts
The Five Ghosts
Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre
Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre
"Perhaps the most poetic band... ever."
Under Great White Northern Lights
Under Great White Northern Lights
Li(F)E
Li(F)E
Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009
Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009
End Times
End Times