#11. Wu Lyf, Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

Label: LYF
Released: June 13

Like a well-timed sucker punch, Go Tell Fire To The Mountain hit hard and caught us totally by surprise. WU LYF's debut is a visceral symphony of lo-fi guitars and brazen, infectious hooks. The whole thing was messy, disorienting, and raucous, but above all it was fun.

During a time when so much rock is watered down with over-production and digital tweaking, this was an album that had fans yelling along and busting out the old air guitar that had been gathering dust in the corner for way too long. The English band describes their music as "heavy pop," but at its core, this was truly a rock album, and an excellent one at that.