The Top 50 Albums of 2016: A Music Geek Blog.


And so continues on with my yearly ‘Best of’ music list.
Music is my obsession, I am always looking for new and interesting variety of bands and singers to check out. These selections are my favorites that have been released throughout the year. Its been quite a long strange year, 2016 has been a year of many ups and downs, there were so many wonderful albums that came out this year, this was tough to put together, anyways, these are my favorites of 2016. It took me awhile to put this list together, some albums have links to their bandcamp pages. So here is my top EPs & Albums of 2016.


The Top EPs OF 2016

7. Chrysta Bell & David Lynch – Somewhere in the Nowhere

6. Ghost – Popestar


5. John Carpenter – Classic Themes Redux

4. Chelsea Wolfe – Hypnos/Flame

3. Mr.Kitty – -+ [Ep]

2. MC Crumbsnatcher – The Second Crumbing

1. Nine Inch Nails – Not The Actual Events




50. The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads Ten Horns

49. Big Black Delta – Tragame Tierra

48. Die Antwoord – Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid

47. Jamie T – Trick

46. Death Spells – Nothing Above, Nothing Below

45. We Are Scientists – Helter Seltzer

44. White Lies – Friends

43. Boys Noize – Mayday

42. The Veils – Total Depravity

41. The Dandy Warhols – Distortland


40. Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign

39. Atmosphere – Fishing Blues

38. Garbage – Strange Little Birds

37. Exploded View – Exploded View

36. Mimi Imfurst – The Fire

35. Combichrist – This Is Where Death Begins

34. Warpaint – Heads Up

33. Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid

32. Wreck and Reference – Indifferent Rivers Romance End

31. Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser


30. Frank Iero and the Patience – Parachutes

29. The Rain Within – Dark Drive

28. DIIV – Is the Is Are

27. Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is

26. In Letter Form – Fracture, Repair, Repeat.

25. Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

24. King Dude – Sex

23. Anthony Green – Pixie Queen

22. Cerulean Veins – Self-Entitled

21. John Carpenter – Lost Themes II


20. A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

19. Secular Ghost – Secular Ghost

18. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

17. Death Grips – Bottomless Pit

16. Marissa Nadler – Strangers

15. clipping. – Splendor & Misery

14. Public Memory – Wuthering Drum

13. Jamie Kilstein & The Agenda – A Bit Much

12. Black Marble – It’s Immaterial

11. Tiger Army – V•••–


10. Cygnets – Alone / Together

9. Logan Lynn – Adieu

8. Pansy Division – Quite Contrary

7. Brian Fallon – Painkillers

6. Run The Jewels – RTJ3

5. Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me

4. Saul Williams – MartyrLoserKing

3. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

1. David Bowie – Blackstar






Music Geek: My Top 10 Music Videos of 2016


And so continues on with my yearly ‘Best of’ music geek lists.
My fourth time putting together a top 10 for music videos.
This is just a list of my 10 favorites from the past year.
2016 has been such a strange year for music.

10. Exploded View – Orlando

9. John Carpenter – Utopian Facade

8. The Raveonettes – NVRLAND

7. Brian Fallon – Nobody Wins

6.  Ghost – Square Hammer

5. MC Crumbsnatcher – Suck Dick for Satan

4. Against Me! – Crash

3.  Marissa Nadler – All the Colors of the Dark

2. Saul Williams – The Noise Came From Here

1.  David Bowie – Lazarus

Music Geek: World Goth Day (2016 Entry)


World Goth Day: A Music Geek Entry

The Art of Darkness
The Art of Darkness/Compilation (1998)”

Entry (from 2013):
I am a music nerd, and making lists can be a terrible hobby sometimes for me,
especially when I am burning cds and making playlists, obviously
And since I am a huge geek to begin with, why not post one of my lists for all to see.
Goth rock, post punk, metal, darkwave, ambient, horror punk, alternative.
I’ve always had a love for darker music, more introspective, poetic, scarier, prolific kind of songs.

Growing up during my teen years, I always use to turn to the gothic side of music when drawing
Or writing, or whenever I just wanted to forget the rest of the world, I wanted to compile a list
Of some of my all time favorite ‘darker’ songs.
I am bored, and I am in a very introspective mood right now,
I feel inspired, I just wanted to share some of my personal favorite goth songs,
and I don’t just mean goth as in white face makeup or anything,
well maybe, depends on the context, ha ha,
I am talking about the poetry, the imagery, the horror
the honesty, the atmosphere and the pure brilliance of it all in the music.

Whether it be classic 80s post-punk, or darkwave, or coldwave,
or metal or alternative rock, or horror punk, or new grave, or post-punk revival
or even gospel, I love my goth/dark music, and yes, I know
Not all of this would be considered ‘goth’ in some peoples eyes and ears,
but whatever, these songs mean a lot to me
during some point in my life, took me awhile to put them in this order
Although the list will probably change at some point in the future,
I just wanted to share this list.

And also, if you don’t like the list, feel free to make your own,
these are just my favorite gems, peace.
Also, some of my favorite albums in between each 10 songs.

My favorite songs of the night, what sweet music they make.

2016 Update:

My music lists/playlists always change, this list was slightly updated with addition 50 more tracks, hell, I could make this list up to 666 songs if I wanted, haha, so much great dark tunes out there, and as always these are my personal favorite dark tunes, enjoy.

This is Forever
She Wants Revenge – This Is Forever (2007)”

My Top 200 Tunes (At the Moment)

200.Johnny Hollow – Alchemy
199.Love Like Blood – In the Shadow of the Sun
198.Skeleton Hands – City Lights
197.Inkubus Sukkubus – My Demons
196.The Cemetary Girlz – Sleeping Screams
195.Echo and the Bunnymen- The Disease
194.Nox Arcana – Secret Sanctuary
193.Johnny Hollow – This Hollow World
192.Cygnets – Lilya Forever
191.Dead Can Dance – Severance

River Of Souls
Every New Dead Ghost – River Of Souls (1989)”

190.Inkubus Sukkubus- All the Devil’s Men
189.The Cure – Bloodflowers
188.Gene Loves Jezbel – Pop Tarantula
187.Johnny Hollow – Bag of Snow
186.Inkubus Sukkubus – Vampyre Erotica
185.Love and Rockets – Mirror People
184.Grave Babies – Eternal (On & On)
183.Chelsea Wolfe – Survive
182.The Jesus and Mary Chain – Drop
181.The Birthday Massacre- Surrender

Grave Desires
Lestat – Grave Desires (1991)”

180.The Psychedelic Furs – I Wanna Sleep With You
179.45 Grave – Party Time (Zombie Version)
178.Cold Cave – Nausea, the Earth and Me
177.The Hearse- Faith Healer
176.Diva Destruction – Run Cold
175.Lestat – X-Tacy
174.Chelsea Wolfe – The Abyss
173.Johnny Hollow – Stranger
172.She Wants Revenge – These Things
171.Love and Rockets – If There’s a Heaven Above

Raised By Bats
Voltaire – Raised By Bats (2014)”

170.Bella Morte – The Coffin Don’t Want Me and She Don’t Either
169.The Soft Moon – Black
168.The Twilight Garden – Falling In Circles
167.Love Like Blood – Mercy Killing
166.Soft Kill – Death in the Family
165.Inkubus Sukkubus – To Bast
164.Every New Dead Ghost – Hope Cemetery
163.Swans – New Mind
162.Esben and the Witch – Argyria
161.Corpus Delicti – Dancing Ghost

A Kiss in the Dreamhouse
Siouxsie and the Banshees – A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982)”

160.Xiu Xiu – Dear God, I Hate Myself
159.Gary Numan – Absolution
158.Siouxsie and the Banshees – Obsession
157.Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It)
156.Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
155.Angels of Liberty – Talk About Nothing
154.Inkubus Sukkubus – Song To Pan
153.Corpus Delicti – The Drift
152.ERAAS – Old Magic
151.Diva Destruction – Escape

Cygnets – Sleepwalkers (2014)”

150.Siouxsie and the Banshees – Skin
149.Velvet Acid Christ – Black Rainbows
148.My Dying Bride – Sear Me MCMXCIII
147.Gary Numan – In a Dark Place
146.Cocteau Twins – Domino
145.Nine Inch Nails – In This Twilight
144.Clan of Xymox – My Reality
143.Fear Cult – Sex Beat
142.Light Asylum – Dark Allies
141.The Cramps – Sheena’s in a Goth Gang

Visionary Complex
Fear Cult – Visionary Complex (2003)”

140.Chelsea Wolfe – Cousins of the Antichrist
139.Alien Sex Fiend – R.I.P.
138.ERAAS – Ghost
137.Cinema Strange – The Red And Silver Fantastique And The Libretto Of The Insipid Minstre
136.Fields of the Nephilim – The Watchman
135.Bauhaus – Hollow Hills
134.Rudimentary Peni – Pogo Pope
133.Voltaire – Oh My Goth!
132.The Cure – Siamese Twins
131.Lestat – Pray for the Living

Trust – TRST (2012)”

130.Bauhaus – Mirror Renains
129.The Frozen Autumn – Sperm Like Honey
128.Bella Morte – Living Dead
127.The Cult – Rise
126.This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren
125.The Jesus and Mary Chain – Reverence
124.Christian Death – Spiritual Cramp
123.Zola Jesus – Night
122.Trust – Sulk
121.Killing Joke – This Tribal Antidote

Light Asylum
Light Asylum – Light Asylum (2012)”

120.Cygnets – Fucked Like Us
119.Neverending White Lights – Falling Apart
118.Emilie Autumn – Opheliac
117.Rammstein – Engel
116.Echo and the Bunnymen – The Disease
115.Gary Numan – The Fall
114.Light Asylum – Heart of Dust
113.The Damned – Beauty of the Beast
112.The Legendary Pink Dots – A Star Is Born
111.The Birthday Massacre – Shallow Grave

The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile (1999)”

110.The Hearse – Depression
109.The Cure – Plainsong
108.Johnny Hollow – Bloodsuckers
107.The Soft Moon – Dead Love
106.ERAAS – Fang
105.Night Sins – Dear Marquis
104.Fear Cult – People Like Me Die Young
103.Johnny Hollow – Superhero
102.Cold Cave – God Made the World
101.Alien Sex Fiend – Dead and Buried

In Love We Trust
Clan of Xymox – In Love We Trust (2009)”

100.Nine Inch Nails – Closer
99.Echo and the Bunnymen – People Are Strange
98.Project Pitchfork – God Wrote
97.Siouxsie and the Banshees – Arabian Knights
96.Cradle of Filth – Dusk and Her Embrace
95.Rozz Williams & Gitane Demone – Flowers
94.The Awakening – Fault
93.The Damned – Suicide
92.William Control – Noir
91.David Lynch – In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)

The Hearse
The Hearse – The Hearse (2016)”

90.Type O Negative – Christian Women
89.Rosetta Stone – Subterfuge
88.Fear Cult – If You’re Watching
87.Trust – Capitol
86.She Wants Revenge – Written In Blood
85.Dead Man’s Bones – Pa Pa Power
84.The Cure – The Hanging Garden
83.Cocteau Twins – Ivo
82.Joy Division – Isolation
81.T.S.O.L. – Sounds of Laughter

Pain is Beauty
Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty (2013)”

80.The Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
79.Voltaire – When You’re Evil
78.King Dude – Lucifer’s The Light Of the World
77.Nine Inch Nails – The Great Below
76.Light Asylum – Hour Fortress
75.The Danse Society – Heaven Is Waiting
74.Inkubus Sukkubus – Belladonna and Aconite
73.Depeche Mode – Barrel of a Gun
72.The Twilight Garden – Falling Rain
71.Every New Dead Ghost – Bleak House

The Quiet
Bella Morte – The Quiet (2002)”

70.Marilyn Manson – Man That You Fear
69.Skinny Puppy – Dig It
68.The Cramps – Surfin’ Dead
67.Alien Sex Fiend – Now I’m Feeling Zombified
66.The Damned – Life Goes On
65.The Awakening – The Sounds of Silence
64.Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Weeping Song
63.The Cult – Black Angel
62.Nosferatu – Rise
61.Type O Negative – Love You to Death

Hosannas From the Basement of Hell
Killing Joke – Hosannas From the Basement of Hell (2006)”

60.The Lords of the New Church – Open Your Eyes
59.Neverending White Lights – Angels & Saints
58.Chelsea Wolfe – Carrion Flowers
57.Peter Murphy – All Night Long
56.Miss Kittin – Grace
55.Gary Numan – I Am Dust
54.Night Sins – Playing Dead
53.Dead Can Dance – Severance
52.Sisters of Mercy – No Time to Cry
51.The Cure – Burn

The Sisters of Mercy – Floodland (1987)”

50.The Birthday Massacre – The Long Way Home
49.Voltaire – The Vampire Club
48.Gary Numan – Metal
47.Nosferatu – Dark Angel
46.Fields of the Nephilim – Moonchild
45.Bella Morte – Exorcisms
44.Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumors
43.Chelsea Wolfe – Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter
42.Bauhaus – Crowds
41.Paradise Lost – Gothic

The Damned – Phantasmagoria (1985)”

40.Cocteau Twins – Lorelei
39.Bauhaus – Dark Entries
38.The Crüxshadows – Sympathy (For Tomorrow)
37.Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
36.Specimen – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
35.Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
34.Swans – Sex, God, Sex
33.Dead Can Dance – Orbis De Ignis
32.Cradle Of Filth – Her Ghost In the Fog
31.The Soft Moon – Insides

The Soft Moon – Zeros (2012)”

30.The Cult – Rain
29.Bella Morte – Evensong
28.Rosetta Stone – Adrenaline
27.Trust – Shoom
26.Nine Inch Nails – Hurt
25.The Damned – Wait For the Blackout
24.Type O Negative – Haunted
23.Joy Division – Shadowplay
22.Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
21.The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Joy Division – Closer (1980)”

20.Rudimentary Peni – Army Of Jesus
19.Christian Death – Deathwish
18.Sisters of Mercy – Marian
17.Clan of Xymox – Home Sweet Home
16.Love and Rockets – Haunted When the Minutes Drag
15.The Cure – Disintegration
14.Ministry – Everyday Is Halloween
13.Alien Sex Fiend – Ignore the Machine
12.Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
11.Killing Joke – On All Hallow’s Eve

In The Flat Field
Bauhaus – In The Flat Field (1980)”

10.Siouxsie and the Banshees – Happy House
9.Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
8.The Hearse – Nevermore
7.Killing Joke – The Raven King
6.The Damned – Grimly Fiendish
5.Chelsea Wolfe – Feral Love
4.Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion
3.Joy Division – Decades
2.Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
1.The Cure – One Hundred Years

The Cure – Pornography (1982)”

Music is my obsession, and I am a lover of sound, and always will be.
I hope you dig the list (six feet under), haha get it! (Yea, I know that was just corny, haha)

Death Boy (World Goth Day MIXED)

-Dandy  Jon-


The Top 50 Albums of 2015: A Music Geek Blog.


And so continues on with my yearly ‘Best of’ music list.
Music is my obsession, I am always looking for new and interesting variety of bands and singers to check out. These selections are my favorites that have been released throughout the year. Its been a long year and I spent the past few weeks catching up with all the music that passed me by throughout 2015. It took me awhile to put this list together, some albums have links to their bandcamp pages.


So here it is, my top 50 favorite albums of 2015.

50. Grave Babies – Holographic Violence


49. And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs


48. Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?


47. The Creepshow – Life After Death


46. Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man


45. God Module – Prophecy


44. Future – Horizons


43. Ringo Deathstarr – Pure Mood


42. Active Child – Mercy


41. Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room – Party Adjacent


40. Peaches – Rub


39. The Dreaming – Rise Again


38. Casey Stratton – Paper Ships


37. The Brains – Out In The Dark


36. A Place to Bury Strangers – Transfixiation


35. Cocksure – Corporate_Sting


34. Coal Chamber – Rivals


33. Wednesday 13 – Monsters of the Universe: Come out and Plague


32. Inkubus Sukkubus – Mother Moon


31. Anti-Flag – Cease Fires


30. Shannon & the Clams – Gone by the Dawn


29. CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye


28. Caustic – Industrial Music


27. Marriages – Salome


26. Motörhead – Bastards


25. Priest – Priest


24. Qual – Sable


23. Editors – In Dream


22. Leftöver Crack – Constructs Of The State


21. My Dying Bride – Feel The Misery

20. Cradle Of Filth – Hammer Of The Witches

19. Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls


18. Slayer – Repentless


17. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom


16. City and Colour – If I Should Go Before You


15. Matt Skiba and the Sekrets – Babylon


14. King Dude – Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light


13. Sharon Needles – Taxidermy


12. Björk – Vulnicura


11. The Subways – The Subways

The Subways

10. Mr. Kitty – Fragments


9. John Carpenter – Lost Themes


8. Man Without Country – Maximum Entropy


7. The New Division – Gemini


6. Ghost- Meliora


5. The Soft Moon – Deeper


4. Killing Joke – Pylon


3. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor

2. Anti-Flag – American Spring


1. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss


Here are the previous music geek posts:
Top 10 Music Videos of 2015:
Top Albums of 2014:
Top Music Videos of 2014:
10 Music Videos from 2013:
Top Albums of 2013:
Top Albums of 2012 (REVISED):
Top Albums of 2012:
Top Albums of 2011:
Top Albums of 2010:
Top Albums of 2009:


Music Geek: My 10 Favorite Music Videos of 2015


And so continues on with my yearly ‘Best of’ music geek lists.
My third time putting together a top 10 for music videos.
This is just a list of my 10 favorites from the past year.

10. Anti-Flag – Brandenburg Gate

9. Margaret Cho – I Want to Kill My Rapist

8. Sharon Needles – Dracula

7. Ghost – Cirice

6. Rose McGowan – RM486

5. Behemoth – The Satanist

4. Zola Jesus – Nail

3. The Soft Moon – Far

2. Saul Williams – Burundi

  1. David Bowie – Blackstar



Gem Club: Soft Season

Soft Season
This is a fan video.

Gem Glub:

I had no tripod so I just held on to the camera
With one hand and sketched with the other.
I do what I can with whatever I have to work with.
This was a spur of the moment drawing session- go with my gut Instinct rather than over-think everything (as I usually end up doing).

Lovers Against the Wall:

Video & Art by Dandy Jon:
Deviant Art:

Cygnets: Haunt You

This is a fan video.

Cygnets (Bandcamp):

Drawing 7 Dark Dreams.
I had no tripod so I just held on to the camera
With one hand and sketched with the other.
I do what I can with whatever I have to work with.
This was a spur of the moment drawing session- go with my gut Instinct rather than over-think everything (as I usually end up doing)

Darkly Angelic:
The Morbid Room:
Apathy’s Heir:
The Weeping Room:
Romantic Death:
Dark Dreamers Reign:
To Wander the Abyss:

Video & Art by Dandy Jon:
Deviant Art: