Guest Lists: The Best of 2016

Ian Tomele

Phil Collins - January 1, 2017

We have one more guest best of 2016 list before we reveal the results of Change the Rotation's best albums of the year bracket. That, in all likelihood, will happen tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled! Today we have a best of 2016 list from Ian Tomele, vocalist and bassist for Voice Of Addiction and main man at Wrecking Ball Productions. Voice Of Addiction has a full-length in the works for 2017. Stream five tracks they recorded live in Canada this year here. Ian's list follows (this list originally appeared on Rock in Chicago).

I was asked once again to list my favorite local and non-local releases of 2016. In no particular order here ya go:

*Sass Dragons - True Adventure
*Boilerman - Feel Ways About Stuff
*Brick Assassin - Bite the Hand That Feeds
*Squared Off - Call of the Road
*Beat the Smart Kids - Broke Again
*Top Shelf Lickers - Heartbreak City
*The Mizzerables - As I Am
*The Kreutzer Sonata - Fight Songs
*Butchered - Whatever, I Guess...
*Ribbonhead - Racing to the Bottom
*Welfare Beer League - Day Off!

*Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate
*Bouncing Souls - Simplicity
*Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves - The Cross & the Switchblade
*Dead To Me - I Wanna Die in Los Angeles
*David Bowie - Blackstar
*Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker
*Murder Party! - II: A New Batch
*Face to Face - Protection
*Problem Daughter - Fits of Disorganized Boredom
*Honah Lee - Ghostheads