The Best Alternative Albums Coming Out In January

The Best Alternative Albums Coming Out In January

A new month means a bunch of new music!

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January is almost here and some pretty fantastic albums will be making their debut!

Not only are we celebrating 20 years of Taking Back Sunday, but we're also joining Bring Me The Horizon's new cult.

Check out the best punk and alternative releases coming this January!

1. Taking Back Sunday 

Taking Back Sunday are celebrating their 20 years as a band, and in order to celebrate, they are releasing an album that features tracks throughout their long history as a band. Plus, they've also included two brand new tracks to get obsessed with.

Out: 1/11

"Twenty" Tracklist:

  1. Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)
  2. You're So Last Summer
  3. Timberwolves at New Jersey
  4. A Decade Under the Influence
  5. Set Phasers to Stun
  6. One-Eighty by Summer
  7. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)
  8. MakeDamnSure
  9. What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?
  10. My Blue Heaven
  11. Sink Into Me
  12. Everything Must Go
  13. Faith (When I Let You Down)
  14. Call Me in the Morning
  15. Flicker, Fade
  16. Better Homes and Gardens
  17. Tidal Wave
  18. You Can't Look Back
  19. Call Come Running
  20. All Ready To Go
  21. A Song for Dan

You can get your copy of it here!

Bring Me The Horizon

After teasing that involved billboards in the UK and US, Bring Me The Horizon officially unveiled their latest effort, a 13-track album titled "amo." The album is set to be a follow-up to their 2015 album "That's The Spirit."

Out: 1/25

"amo" Tracklist:

  1. i apologise if you feel something
  2. MANTRA
  3. nihilist blues ft. Grimes
  4. in the dark
  5. wonderful life ft. Dani Filth
  6. ouch
  7. medicine
  8. sugar honey ice & tea
  9. why you gotta kick me when i'm down?
  10. fresh bruises
  11. mother tongue
  12. heavy metal ft. Rahzel
  13. i don't know what to say

You can get your copy of it here!

3. Say Anything

Say Anything are gearing up to unleash their forthcoming effort "Oliver Appropriate," which will kind of, sort of, be one of the last albums from the band...at least for a little while.

Out: 1/25

"Oliver Appropriate" Tracklist:

  1. The Band Fuel
  2. Daze
  3. Pink Snot
  4. Greased
  5. Mouthbreather
  6. Ew Jersey
  7. When I'm Acid
  8. Captive Audience
  9. Your Father
  10. Send You Off
  11. Fired
  12. It's A Process
  13. The Hardest
  14. Sediment

You can get your copy of it here!

4. Papa Roach

After impatiently waiting for the next Papa Roach release, the band have unveiled details of their forthcoming effort "Who Do You Trust?"

Out: 1/18

"Who Do You Trust?" Tracklist:

  1. The Ending
  2. Renegade Music
  3. Not the Only One
  4. Who Do You Trust?
  5. Elevate
  6. Come Around
  7. Feel like Home
  8. Problems
  9. Top of the World
  10. I Suffer Well
  11. Maniac
  12. Better Than Life

You can get your copy of it here!

5. Radar State 

Emo supergroup Radar State, comprised of The Get Up Kids co-frontmen Matt Pryor and Jim Suptic and The Anniversary frontman Josh Berwanger, are getting ready to release their debut album "Strays," and we seriously can't wait.

Out: 1/11

"Strays" Tracklist:

  1. Strays
  2. What's A Rebel
  3. Anywhere
  4. Summer Of Sundays
  5. Damn The Man
  6. Making Me Feel
  7. Self Hurt Guru
  8. Artificial Love
  9. Defender
  10. Good Catholic
  11. Leather Dye
  12. Victims Of Fashion
  13. Play For The Game

You can get your copy of it here!

What release are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

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The World Of 'Astroworld'

While listening to each song and watching the music videos I discovered there is a lot of hidden meaning behind it, and here are some of my interesting findings.

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Travis Scott's new album, Astroworld, has blown up. It's a great album with every song telling a different story in a different way littered with metaphors. And while listening to each song and watching the music videos I discovered there is a lot of hidden meaning behind it. Here are some of my interesting findings:

1. The title

The album is named after the Six Flags amusement park in Houston, Texas that was shut down when Travis was a kid. Much like an amusement park, this album is thrilling and takes you through a roller coaster of happy and haunting memories of Travis. In an interview, he explains how he identifies with the amusement park and when it closed down he started making music. It was a way for him to escape from the world.

2. The paranoia

His song "5%Tint" illustrates is paranoia with fame and the fear of someone always being out to get him, as the lyrics reference people looking through his window and watching him. Even the title means something—it is the name of a certain tint they put on cars that is so dark it only lets in 5% of light.

3. The philosophical concept

One of the popular songs on this album, "Butterfly Effect," is taken from the concept that one insignificant unrelated action or event can have a huge impact somewhere else. This song analyzes the question we all ask ourselves, is our life already paved or do our decisions impact what happens? He repeats the line "For this life, I cannot change," which can be interpreted in many ways. I think Travis is trying to say that his life is not the result of his decisions but a formation of events that occurred a while ago. Also, Travis' references to drugs and falling into fame show the butterfly effect.

4. The message to himself

The whole album seems to be a walk through his life and how he came to fame. In some of the songs, it sounds like he is getting caught up in the life of fame. Like in "Yosemite" he talks about how he feels like he is the chosen one. But then "Stop Trying To Be God" seems like a message to himself, a message to bring himself back to earth and to not lose himself. If you listen to the song and watch the music video it seems like he is talking to himself, saying that he is not god and he needs to chill. Through the song, he talks about his money and possessions but then in the next line he brings himself back saying he needs to remember the people important to him. The whole album is a peek into his life and how he sees himself.

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