Everyone Dies in Utah, by @EDIU

Everyone Dies in Utah. I first discovered them when Apple Music came out in 2015. Fast forward to 2016, and they have a new album—self-titled and all.

I really liked Chronophobia the most initially but have come to prefer Natural Order. SYNRS seems to be winning the Apple Music popular vote.

How about you, which songs do you like most from this album?

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Wellspring, by @GlassHouses_

I discovered Glass Houses this year with their album, Wellspring.

Pick up this album! It’s good!

Among the popular songs on Apple Music are Apparitions, Eyes & Heart; my favorite is Silver Lining.

Go listen to it and tell me which one of their songs you like most from this album.

Structures for Creation, by @COCBAND

Every now and again I come across a band at random and instantly gravitate towards their sound and style. Circle of Contempt was one of several of such bands in 2016. Their album, Structures for Creation, is quite good.

Nine out of 10 songs on the album are Apple Music starred for popularity. I’m not sure how that works, but after several play-throughs I can attest that this album is really worthy of the adornment.

Interestingly enough, the one song without a star is the one I found the most awesome—Captive Conception—and I’ve included it in my Best of 2016 playlist.

The album is harder and darker than my usual choice though. I feel like my tastes are evolving even now.

Well, what are you waiting for? Give it a go and see what you think!

Maximalism, by @Amaranthemetal

Amaranthe put out yet another great record with their senior album, Maximalism.

It’s entertaining, catchy, dynamic, and complex. My favorite songs on the album are Maximize, Boomerang, On the Rocks, Fury, Faster, and Fireball—but the whole album is really fantastic.

If you haven’t given it a listen, do check it out!