It’s 2020, if you haven’t noticed yet and what better way to kick off new year and new decade by writing a totally cliche decade wrap-up post. I know, what you’re all thinking, another one of those weird posts, filled with Spotify links and playlists. I did consider it for a while and then it hit me. I wanted to do something different, reaching the depths of my memory, focusing on the albums that kind of shaped each year of the last decade for me. It doesn’t mean I only listen to one album the whole year, I’m not a freak, but those are just he reminders of how I felt back then.
Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns”
Panic! At the Disco “Vices and Virtues”
The Wombats “The Wombats proudly present… This Modern Glitch”
Linkin Park “LIVING THINGS”
Two Door Cinema Club “Beacon”
Bring Me The Horizon “Sempiternal”
Kodaline “In A Perfect World”
Tom Odell “Long Way Down”
Bastille “All this bad blood”
Biffy Clyro “Opposites”
Royal Blood “Royal Blood”
Amber Run “5AM”
Sleeping at last “Space”
Bring Me The Horizon “That’s the spirit”
Marilyn Manson “The Pale Emperor”
Biffy Clyro “Ellipsis”
Elliphant “Living Life Golden”
Enter Shikari “The Spark”
Tokio Hotel “Dream Machine”
Mike Shinoda “Post Traumatic”
Bring Me The Horizon “amo”
Badflower “OK, I’M SICK”
I could explain, why each and every album I’ve listed is still very close to my heart, but we would be here until next year, trust me. If you fancy, take a listen, all of the listed albums hold a special place in my heart. And if you fancy sharing your own list, just let me know.
Before the truth will set you free
It’ll piss you off
As controversial as their last album “That’s the Spirit” was, Bring Me The Horizon are coming back and not giving a damn about what people will say. Which is exactly the attitude you would expect from them. Why? Because a lot of bands stay in a self-build cocoon of a comfort zone, not wanting to upset anybody, playing the same old song all over again. Change is good. Change is what drives you to do something unexpected and beautiful.
Mantra is the first single promoting the upcoming BMTH album AMO, which is scheduled for release in January 2019. It does actually sound a lot like it’s a hidden track on their last album. For some, it’s nothing groundbreaking and really boring. For me, it is something I’ve been craving for. That’s the Spirit wasn’t one of my favorite albums, but I still am really curious, what’s next up BMTH’s sleeve.
This year was like a crazy roller-coaster, giving the lemons and when you tried to make a lemon juice out of it, it splashed into your eyes. Yes, we did it, we managed to survive. We have lost idols, the war took a lot of lives and it seems like the world is crushing all around us. There’s silver lining – music.
To end this year with a positive post, I will just drop the ten of my favorite songs of 2016.
10. Bring me the horizon – Follow you
9. Panic at the disco – Don’t threaten me with a good time
8. Billy – Love don’t break me
7. Elliphant – Where is Home
6. Bastille – Send them Off!
5. Daughter – No care
4. You me at six – Swear
3. Zara Larsson – Ain’t my fault
2. Biffy Clyro – Howl
1. Mo – Final Song
Since this year was really tough, I have a couple more songs to share with you.
Biffy Clyro – Rearange
Mo – Drum
Major Lazer – Cold water
Tokio Hotel – Something new
Elliphant – Hit and Run
Tove Lo – Cool Girl
The 1975 – The Sound
This year was full of ups and downs, but filled with live music. To know me a bit more, I need to tell you, I was always afraid of crowds. So much so I was not attending any big events. First concert I attended (I’m not talking about the small “accidental” ones) in 2014, being 23. I decided to go big, bought a regular ticket for 30 Seconds to Mars, then an upgrade for a soundcheck and that was basically it. No golden circle, just a “regular Joe” ticket. Being alone in a huge crowd gave me a perspective (after I stopped hyperventilating and calmed myself down). In 2015 I attended only one concert, Royal Blood. It was a slightly smaller event, but it was worth it.
My only new year’s resolution was to see more live music and finally live the life I should. And I have to say, I did it. There are still almost 2 months to go, but I lived this year, I really did.
Beginning of the year I saw Kodaline, then Elliphant. In early June, for the first time ever, I went to a music festival. I got the chance to see Die Antwoord, Tom Odell, Skrillex, MO and Daughter. Couple of weeks later I attended Bring me the Horizon concert. In October me and a friend decided to see MO again, same month I went alone to see Biffy Clyro. Scots were the best of all I saw till now, but all of the concerts were a huge deal for me.
And most importantly, I know I lived.
On 11 September 2015 (in just one week!) Bring Me the Horizon will release their fifth album That’s the Spirit. Who’s excited? I know I am!
As many of you probably remember, in late 2014 the band released Drown, a single and music video so controversial, that it started a internet riot. Some were happy to hear some new stuff, some were disappointed, because of the less aggressive rock style the band chose for both singles Drown and Don’t Look Down. As for me, it was a sign of change, it was just a teaser, a good one I might add.
The teasing began on 5 July 2015, when the band released a very first video of the rainy umbrella:
A week later BMTH released the first new track called Happy Song
to promote the upcoming album July 13.
No more then two weeks later, the band released the official single, Throne, alongside a music video, very powerful lyrics and catchy sound, it was an obvious and great choice.
True Friends, the third track and the official lyric video premiered on 22 August.
Here’s the complete track listing for That’ the Spirit:
You can find some official merchandise on BMTH official:
As well as on horizonsupply:
Not satisfied? You can find 30 second previews of all tracks on Spotify.