Skabones Picks For Best Album/EP For 2019

Best of 2019 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by

Skabones

Holy Shit its almost 2020 already? Where the hell have I been? Oh that’s right here writing album reviews till the cows come home. Well over 2019, CPRA has accomplished a shit ton. We wrote over 70 news, reviews and concert related items, started our own TV show, and started CPRA Skates! Don’t forget also our team up with AKA Just Miggy and The Kids Are Alright All Ages At Goosetown! On that note don’t miss the next Kids Show with the Potato Pirates on December 15, 2019, 2pm!  Check out my Top 5 List of the year below! 

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Skabones’s Top Local LP Or Full Albums of 2019

1. Trick Punch – The Latest
2. AFD – Bruised (Out Now on all platforms)
3. New Narrative – Story So Far
4. All Waffle Trick – Second Breakfast
5.  Married A Dead Man – Awakenings

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Skabones Top 5 Local EP

1.  Tuck Knee The Way Back Up and S/T
2. Sunset Silhouette   Far Beyond Suburbia
3. Barking Mad Rampage
4. Wild Lives Return Of The Kid
5.  Implied Risk Demo 2019

 

Skabones Top 5 International Full Length Albums

1. Jerkswitch BUFO
2. Crimson Riot Classy Punk For Trash People
3. Abolitionist Ugly Feeling
4. Year Of The Fist Revive Me
5.  The Follow Ups Don’t Like You Either
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Skabones  Top 5 International EP/LP

1.  Vera Kay  Pink Roses
2.  Spider Energy Gone Wrong
3. Trashed Ambulance Shorthanded
4.  The Damed  The Damed
5. Fine Dining Grass Fed Tunes
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Skabones Honorable Mentions Full/EP/LP/S

Bury MIA And Sleep It Off
Slap Happy  Cruisin
Hangtime Invasion
Spewers A New Disappointment
Over Time Decades
Wilmette Anxious Body
Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets Shake, Stomp And Stumble

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Well there you have it my picks for 2019! You check out all of our reviews here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/album-reviews-music-news/. Bands we love ya! Happy Holidays and stay safe. See everybody on December 14 At 3 Kings!

Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones

Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones

It’s been a crazy year here at CPRA. We’ve reviewed so much amazing music this year. We debuted our very first show, “Happy Skanksgiving” at Tennyson Tap. By the way our last show of the year, “Merry Punxmas” is on December 29, 2018. I know we all get a bit tired of these end of the year lists. As admins we all couldn’t possibly agree on overall favorites. So we are going to individually announce our own personal picks.

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Skabones’s Top Local Full Length Albums of 2018

1. Last Reel HeroLast Reel Hero (S/T)
2. Came And Took ItResume
3. Almataha – Kill The Leaders
4. Weathered Statues Borderlands
5. The Wannabes – Goodbye

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Skabones Top 5 Local EP/LP

1. Sunset Silhouette Detour EP
2. RASP State Of The Union
3. Younger Than Neil Never Quite Asleep
4. Married A Dead Man Haunt
5. People Corrupting People Red Herring

Skabones Top 5 International Full Length Albums

1. The Corps Tales From 2814
2. Dirty Work In The West End
3. Off The Mark Aging Disgracefully
4. The Shell Corporation Fucked
5. Fourbanger Never Let Go

 

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Skabones  Top 5 International EP/LP

1. FoL Therapathy
2. Debt Neglector The Kids Are Pissed
3. Millie Manders and The Shut Up Millie Manders and The Shut Up EP
4. Upper Downer Upper Downer
5. The F/A How Riots Start

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Skabones Honorable Mentions Full/EP/LP/S

The Rumjacks Saints Preserve Us
Grinning Barrets Riot
Alternative Ulster “Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes & Beer”
The Dead End The Dead End EP
Oh See Demons Personal Issues
Bottom Bracket Is Something Else
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We reviewed almost 100 albums in 2018. So picking only a few was very tough on me. Happy Holiday and don’t let Krampus get ya! Be sure to pick up a CPRA shirt, patch, or sticker before Christmas! Email soon if you want one by Christmas!

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The Young Rochelles – “The Young Rochelles (S/T)”

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Release Date: December 8, 2017                                           

Format: Digital and Vinyl

Label: Sounds Rad Records

Location: Long Beach, NY

Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)

  • Ricky Rochelle – Lead Vocals and Drums
  • Rookie Rochelle – Bass Guitar
  • Rocky Rochelle – Electric Guitar and Backup Vocals

Favorite Tracks: My Stomach Hates My Guts, Mental Vacation, Return Of The Skunk Ape, Coastin’ Strong, Monster In My Hallway, and Never Saw The Ramones.

Sounds Like: The Ramones, The Queers, Aimless Again, Teenage Bottlerocket, and Screeching Weasel


Here at CPRA we are all huge fans of the Ramones and Ramonescore in general. So any time we get a review request in for something in relation I tend to get a bit excited. The first track, ‘Never Saw The Ramones’ really struck me. Yes that’s right me, Skabones, never got to see the Ramones. I get to sit and listen in a jealous manner to all those around me whom were lucky to see the Ramones.

“At CBGB’s playing loud, they started out performing to the lonely crowd, when I was there they were no more”

This is a great tribute song to the Ramones and their everlasting influence on punk rock. It’s also a tribute to punk in its heyday. Not many people were able to catch the Ramones live at CBGB’s and sadly we will never see another show there again. If there’s one thing I really dig about the The Young Rochelles, although the Ramones are a major influence. They have their own unique and amazing sound.

Some personal favorites for me on this record are, ‘Coastin’ Strong’, ‘Don’t Let It Last’, ‘Monster In My Hallway’, ‘Return Of The Skunk Ape’, ‘She’s Always Glowin’, and of course, ‘Never Saw The Ramones’.  This album is full of strong bass, kickass drums, guitar riffs that wickedly shred, and anthem like melodic tunes!

Pick it up here on vinyl for the original sound, http://theyoungrochelles.storenvy.com/products/22600599-the-young-rochelles-s-t-lp. You can also listen on most major streaming services.

Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)

  1. I Never Saw the Ramones 01:19
  2. Don’t Let it Last 01:54
  3. Return of the Skunk Ape 01:51
  4. Monster in My Hallway 02:21
  5. The World Will Swallow You Whole 01:37
  6. Coffee in the Dog Dish 01:30
  7. No More Fights 01:37
  8. She’s Always Glowin’ 02:17
  9. You’re Tops 01:30
  10. My Stomach Hates My Guts 01:49
  11. Caught You in a Lie 00:54
  12. Mental Vacation 01:07
  13. Coastin’ Strong 01:56
  14. Last Love Letter 03:15

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