The year has seen some long awaited returns, a number of supergroup-type projects and the emergence of some new forces on the scene with songs you've just got to hear. In addition, we have some of the driving forces of today's rock scene who continue to add to their impressive resumes with new songs to stand alongside their stellar catalogs. It's a veritable cornucopia of great rock songs, some which have dominated radio and others that are deserving of more attention. So join us as we showcase some of the best rock that has to offer and check back throughout the year as we'll continue to add to this list as great music passes through our ear canals. AFI 's self-titled disc was subtitled The Blood Album , but the band also poured some sweat and tears into one of the disc's many standout tracks, "White Offerings. Jade Puget helps build the suspense on guitar, plucking away just ahead of the aggressive chorus. And lyrically, it's as emotionally heavy as the music that matches it. Welcome back, At the Drive In.
The year was certainly a stupendous year for rock fans. Bands and artists from various subgenres in rock found their groove to get noticed with their brand of music. The ever-evolving rock genre brought to life a fresh sound by emerging rock bands. The new wave of rock bands came up with varied perspectives on their respective albums in The lyrical material on albums of several rock bands and rock artists has been top notch. A number of new rock bands have made pathways for a new sound in the realms of rock music.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Top 5 smashes on the Hot like Portugal. And even far below the mainstream, in punk, D. Rock is no doubt in flux, and we did our best to track its evolution across its finest tracks of Here are our 25 favorites. It's been a bad year for supposed Nice Guys, so it was refreshing to hear a captivating new voice in rock declare them over in favor of a less-recently championed but more traditionally reliable archetype: "I want a bad boy with a heart of gold. Modern-day hardcore idols Turnstile have a major label debut on the way, and the Baltimore quintet shot the hype into the stratosphere with this shape-shifting single.
When we look back at music in , rock stands out as a genre that saw a tremendous amount of risk-taking and expansion. But which songs stood out among the noise? This also includes songs that may have been originally released towards the end of but rose to popularity in Imagine Dragons have cemented themselves as rock mainstays in , with collaborations as well as two booming anthems that have proved incredibly popular with fans this year. Artist: Fall Out Boy. Spotify Plays: 26,, Release Date: Artist: The xx.