The Music God’s Best of 2016 Hard Rock Top 30

So, here it is, the FINAL LIST! It’s the granddaddy of them all, The Hard Rock Top 30. I started doing this list almost 7 years ago with a Top 10 and now here we are having expanded!

This list flip flopped a bunch the last week or so, with some late editions coming in that knocked a couple of others off the list. Overall, it was an amazing year for Hard rock and it was extremely hard to choose the final list. There’s still a bunch of other artists that could have easily been here given it being just a bit weaker of a year. I almost could of easily done a Top 50 without much thought.

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The Music God’s Best of 2016 Modern Rock/Punk Top 20

This is list #5, take TWO! That means there are only two lists remaining: The Hard Rock Top 30 and the Metal Top 30!

This one is the Modern Rock/Punk Top 20. This is essentially all the types of bands that you would hear on Modern Rock radio stations, only with bands that most stations wouldn’t have the balls to play. (Aside from the normal pop punk stuff here)

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The Music God’s Best of 2016 Rock Top 20

It’s time for list #4: The Rock Top 20. This is where I list all the rock stuff. Still to come are the Modern Rock/Punk Top 20, The Metal Top 30 and The Hard Rock Top 30.

I think this category is pretty self-explanatory. It’s the stuff that you’d on mainstream rock radio, except this list will be mostly bands that Clear Channel wouldn’t give the time of day too, because you wouldn’t want them to actually play GOOD stuff.

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The Music God’s Best of 2016 The ep’s Top 10

And the countdown’s continue! This time it’s with list #3, The ep’s. Now, on a normal year, this would even be a category that I’d do as I don’t get that many of these. As the business model of the music industry continues to change, more and more artists are going to this format. It’s much more cost effective and the band can focus on writing a few really GREAT songs as opposed to a whole record that might not have the same impact.

The criteria for these was anything that was LESS than 8 songs was considered an e.p. and added to this list instead of the other long form lists. So, with that in mind…


The Music God’s Best of 2016: Country, Americana, and Southern Rock Top 20

List #2. This time is the Top 20 for Country, Americana, and Southern Rock. For those that are familiar with my radio show, 6 Ways 2 Sunday, this is the main stuff that I play on the show. List #1 would also be stuff that is included on the show.

It’s been a great year for music, so much, in fact that I had to expand the lists to include everything that was deserving this year. There is lots of stuff here that I want everyone to check out. I consider every artist here to be essential to your record collection.

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