We are not one to break traditions and we are suckers for lists – so here’s our annual “best albums of the year” list!
We’ve put it all into one handy Spotify playlist, which you can find here or at the bottom.
The individual lists of everyone (curious if Wouter has put even more metal in it than last year? Or wanna see if Remco once again picked a non-punkrock album that the rest doesn’t have in their list at all as number one?) can be found by clicking the “read more” button below.
Turn up the volume and enjoy this list. We know we will.
01. Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Finisterre
02. Wiegedood – De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
03. The National – Sleep Well Beast
04. Crusades – This Is A Sickness And Sickness Will End
05. The Menzingers – After The Party
06. Amenra – Mass VI
07. Nothington – In The End
08. Jade Jackson – Gilded
09. Call It Off – Abandoned
10. Brand New – Science Fiction
A few weeks ago we were all getting nervous and excited. Not for Christmas or any other religious get togethers, but over the fact that another musical year had passed (and sadly some of our heroes also passed…).
Another year means another long list of albums that came out over the past twelve months. As always our music taste is a very welcome conversation topic when we’re together. Also when we’re not together, since we are quite modern and stay in touch via WhatsApp.
So, we had lot of fun making this, and lots of good memories discussing last musical year. Marco’s favorite band Face To Face made a new record and this time it’s good (we all agreed that the last one was a bit of a deception).The Oathbreaker album also was met with some big enthusiasm in our group; impressive and intens record over which quite a few messages were sent to eachother. We were all blown away by the amazing Nails album which we described best as “heavy as fuck”.
And just like every year we have a classic punkrock band in our year list; this time the Descendents. Being in a punkrock band you just simply gotta love the Descendents. And we do. We will have a long hard talk with Guy when we see him as he has some explaining to do on not putting it on his list.
The number one record of us tho is the Touché Amoré record “Stage Four”. It ends up on only three of the five members’ lists, but they all put it is number one, so it left some impression.
All in all, a great top 5, and we think it shows quite well how diverse we are as people within our band. We made a handy playlist that you can subscribe too, or where you can listen to the five albums that we crowned “Best of 2016”, maybe you’ll find some gems in there. We know we’ll be blasting it in our van when we come towards you next time!
If you click the ‘continue reading’ button on the bottom, you will be able to see all our individual lists as well.
Feel free to let us know your lists, we love seeing those!
Best of 2016
01 – Touché Amoré – Stage Four
02 – Oathbreaker – Rheia
03 – Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate
04 – Face to Face – Protection
05 – Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us
It’s slowly become a Note to Amy tradition; a list of our favorite albums of the past year.
Just like in 2012 and 2013 we sat down and all created a top 10 of our favorite albums of 2014. A great year for music, and we had a lot of fun going over the past year.
The only album that made all five our lists is “Hang” by Lagwagon. Wouter and Eelco are the only two that have “The Satanist” by Behemoth in their lists, both put that album as their #1 of the year. They’re our two little metal fanatics and maybe it’s safe to hide your matches when we play in a town near you if they have a church. You never know.
The total list -just like our individual lists- is quite diverse, ranging from punkrock to metal to hardcore and to some nice relaxing soft tunes. We can’t always be tough guys.
Anyway, for those of you that use Spotify, we created a little playlist with our communal top 10, so feel free to check that out and see (and hear) what the Note to Amy guys listen to. We’ll probably end up enjoying the list ourselves in our van when we head on tour next week!
Feel free to let us know what you think of our lists, and please share yours with us! We love to discover new things too.
If you read this on the frontpage of our site: click the “continue reading” button at the bottom, you can find our individual lists.
For now, enjoy!
01 – Lagwagon – Hang
02 – The Menzingers – Rented World
03 – Architects – Lost Forever//Lost Together
04 – Behemoth – The Satanist
05 – Giant Eagles – Giant Egos
06 – Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
07 – Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
08 – La Dispute – Rooms Of The House
09 – Lana Del Rey – Ultaviolence
10 – Bane – Don’t Wait Up