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The Hottest 100… With Balls!

Hottest 100... With Balls!

Feeling dismayed by what you heard in this year’s Hottest 100? You’re not alone. The “world’s biggest musical democracy” left a lot to be desired for alternative fans across the country, so we’re here to provide you with our alternative. Let us point out that we’re reasonable folk here at BLUNT and we’re absolutely stoked that The Amity Affliction, Bring Me The Horizon, The Smith Street Band, DZ Deathrays and Rise Against all managed to scrape in on this year’s countdown (and to be fair, we can’t really picture Aborted being blasted out from the poolside speakers at countless Oz Day shindigs). But what about the rest of the year’s worthy releases? 2014 saw some brilliant albums roll through the punk, rock, metal and hardcore spectrums, and of those even less made it to Triple J’s airwaves, so we’ve rounded up 100 tracks from Triple J’s playlist from bands that were left out of this year’s countdown (with no Chet Faker or Peking Duk in sight!) From Behemoth and Slipknot to Mastodon and In Hearts Wake, get a load of our Hottest 100… with balls!

1. Aborted – The Extirpation Agenda
2. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
3. Antemasque – In The Lurch
4. Anberlin – Hearing Voices
5. Apart From This – Spinning
6. Architects – Broken Cross
7. At The Gates – At War With Reality
8. Bad//Dreems – Dumb Ideas
9. Band Of Skulls – Hoochie Coochie
10. Bass Drum Of Death – Left For Dead

Albums 10

11. Behemoth – Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
12. The Bennies – Heavy Disco
13. Billy Talent – Kingdom Of Zod
14. The Bohicas – Swarm
15. Born Lion – Good Times Jimmy
16. Brody Dalle – Don’t Mess With Me
17. Calling All Cars – Good God!
18. Captives – Insomnia
19. Ceres – I Feel Fine, I Feel Sick
20. Cheatahs – Leave To Remain

Albums 20

21. Circles – On My Way
22. Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part Of Me
23. Confession – Fuck Cancer
24. Darlia – Candyman
25. The Dead Weather – Buzzkill(er)
26. Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
27. Die! Die! Die! – Get Hit
28. Dream On Dreamer – Darkness Brought Me Here
29. Dune Rats – Dalai Lama, Big Banana, Marijuana
30. Eagulls – Amber Veins

Albums 30

31. Ecca Vandal – White Flag
32. Emperors – Automatic Sigh
33. Enter Shikari – The Last Garrison
34. Every Time I Die – Decayin’ With The Boys
35. Faith No More – Motherfucker
36. Fucked Up – Led By Hand
37. Funeral For A Friend – You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions
38. Gallows – Chains
39. The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
40. Gay Paris – Draw, You Harlequin Saints!

Albums 40

41. Gerard Way – No Shows
42. The Ghost Inside – Out Of Control
43. The Grenadiers – Factotum
44. Hockey Dad – Seaweed
45. I Am The Avalanche – The Shape I’m In
46. I Am Giant – Death Of You
47. Iceage – The Lord’s Favorite
48. I Killed The Prom Queen – Thirty One & Sevens
49. In Flames – Rusted Nail
50. In Hearts Wake – Afterglow

51. Interpol – Ancient Ways
52. Joyce Manor – Catalina Fight Song
53. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind
54. Korn – Spike In My Veins
55. La Dispute – Stay Happy There
56. The Love Junkies – Chemical Motivation
57. Luca Brasi – Borders & Statelines
58. Manchester Orchestra – Top Notch
59. Marilyn Manson – Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
60. Marmozets – Move, Shake, Hide

Albums 60

61. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
62. The Menzingers – I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore
63. Mere Women – Our Street
64. Modern Baseball – Your Graduation
65. Monte – Stay
66. New Found Glory – Selfless
67. Northlane – Rot
68. Of Mice & Men – You’re Not Alone
69. Off! – Void You Out
70. The Orwells – The Righteous One

Albums 70

71. Palms – A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
72. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
73. The Peep Tempel – Carol
74. Pennywise – Violence Never Ending
75. Perfect Pussy – Interference Fits
76. Plague Vendor – Black Sap Scriptures
77. Pond – Colouring The Streets
78. The Pretty Littles – Tegan Victoria
79. Pulled Apart By Horses – Hot Squash
80. PUP ­– Guilt Trip

Albums 80

81. Rancid – Evil’s My Friend
82. Redcoats – Trouble In You
83. Royal Blood – Little Monster
84. Silversun Pickups – Cannibal
85. The Sinking Teeth – You Can’t Build A Bike Out Of Muffins
86. Skaters – Schemers
87. Sleater-Kinney – Bury Our Friends
88. sleepmakeswaves – The Stars Are Stigmata
89. Slipknot ­– The Negative One
90. Straight Arrows – Can’t Stand It

Albums 90

91. Strickland – The Fear
92. Superfood – Bubbles
93. Tombs – Spiral
94. Trophy Eyes – In Return
95. The Used – Cry
96. Velociraptor – Ramona
97. The Vines – Out The Loop
98. Voyager – Hyperventilating
99. Weezer – Back To The Shack
100. White Lung – Face Down

Albums 100

  • Fiona Brown

    That’s a much better list! Still no Shihad though?? I find that hard to believe.

  • Heinrich Allimant

    Did anybody vote for this, or was it just arbitrarily chosen by someone at blunt magazine. If so they missed the point of having a demographic.

    • Bryce O’Neill

      Calm down Heinrich, you might also have noticed its in alphabetical order?! I think this hottest 100 $hits on the real one, nice work Blunt! Could have had Nonpoint in there though 🙂

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