Ryan Seaman of Falling in Reverse Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year
Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2012 and tell us why each record rules. Here, Ryan Seaman (pictured left), drummer of the glamcore band Falling In Reverse, selects his faves.
5. Set It Off, Cinematics
"Cinematics feels like a theatrical epic album from beginning to end. Everything is big and it reminds me a lot like My Chemical Romance meets Coheed and Cambria. Really great stuff. I see great things for this band in their future."
4. Periphery, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
"Periphery has a very impressive musical vocabulary, and creates sounds that sound very pretty and technical to the ear. I don't think many bands can touch them when it comes to talent."
3. This Providence, Brier EP
"I think they were the answer to Oasis. I think they have something special and definitely have gotten overlooked, also a very great and entertaining live band."
2. Classic Crime, Phoenix
"Classic Crime's records always continue to impress me and they continue to grow on every record. I love Matt MacDonald's voice and it's impressive they completely did this 100-percent DIY with no label funding and got enough from Kickstarter to do so. The album sounds great."
1. Neon Trees, Picture Show
"I feel like every song is a smash. I might be a little bias because I'm from Utah and I always cheer Utah people on. Either way, there's great musicianship and songs on this record!"