Best Rock Albums To Come Out In 2016

Best Rock Albums To Come Out In 2016

I remember during previous years’ I’d always struggle with my top album choices and be sat almost forcing myself to like things for after a few listens, in a complete 360 2016 was a great year for music and I struggled to condense down my list. For me I think 2016 was a huge year for rock music because it saw so many bands come back with new music like Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and Sum 41, but also saw plenty of new and upcoming bands release their strongly awaited sophomore albums.

Some of you might know that I edit a music website called Mosh and every year I do my top albums of the year post which you can view in full here. But I thought I’d do a mini run-down on my blog because it was such a strong year.

For me the new Good Charlotte album was the biggest standout and sat at my number one spot. I spent a lot of my childhood listening to this band and their music shaped a lot of the rest of the music I listened to. One of my favourite bands Bury Tomorrow came in second with ‘Earthbound’ an album I almost forgot came out in 2016. The rest of my top 10 was taken up with a mixture of some of my long time favourite bands albums such as A Day To Remember and ‘Good Vibrations’, Architects ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, and Biffy Clyro’s ‘Ellipsis’, the amazing sophomore album from Issues, and the new Blink 182 album which I warmed to far more than I thought I would. Other bands which made up the rest of my top ten were Emarosa, Beartooth and Panic At The Disco who all released great albums in 2016.

It didn’t stop there though when I got to ten I realized there were still some other great new albums which came out from bands such as Billy Talent, Dance Gavin Dance, Green Day, Modern Baseball, Pierce The Veil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Set It Off and more.

If you’re intrigued about some of my favourite music from 2016 you can check out the playlist below to see what you may have been missing.



  1. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 15, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I’ve never listened to any of these albums. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Hayley
    January 15, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I definitely agree with Biffy Clyro! One of my favourites from last year, along with Garbage and Bastille’s new albums!

  3. January 15, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    I have listened to most of them as a huge Rock fan for me would be Young Guns “Echoes” album . x

  4. January 16, 2017 / 12:15 am

    I listened to your playlist, I think you picked some great songs. 2016 was certainly a great year for rock fans.

  5. January 16, 2017 / 10:01 am

    There were definitely loads of good albums out last year! I loved letlive.’s new one, and Touche Amore. Oh, and definitely Blink 182!

  6. January 16, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I’m not a massive rock fan, tho song songs do draw me in, great playlist 🙂 and very insightful for us newbies to this genre 🙂 x

  7. January 16, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I’ve not heard of any of these albums – I need to head over to Spotify now and stream them! x

  8. January 16, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I think Panic At The Disco had a good album, better than previous efforts. I am looking forward to seeing what this year brings.

  9. Beautyqueenuk
    January 16, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I havent listened to any of these, I think Avenge Sevenfold is my latest obsession x

  10. January 16, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    For me the new Blink 182 album was the best I can’t wait until I go and see them this year x

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:51 am

      I’m so excited for the Blink tour too, it’s going to be so odd not seeing Tom but I think I can get over it x

      • January 17, 2017 / 11:37 am

        I’m a little upset I won’t hear his voice because I love his voice. I’m happy with Matt though x

  11. Jo Wiggins
    January 16, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I’m ashamed to admit that apart from Biffy Clyro I’ve not heard of any of these x

  12. Jodie Whitham
    January 16, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I’m so behind in music. Was excited when panic at the disco came out with new stuff though. Love Good Charlotte and Biffy Clyro so will need to give these a listen. Thanks for sharing! x

  13. Deborah Nicholas
    January 16, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    lol I have never heard of any of these except Biffy Clyro – im more a Celine Dion girl. (i did buy tickets for Avenge Sevenfold for my son for Christmas and they went last thursday, said they were amazing!

    • January 17, 2017 / 9:51 am

      That’s exciting, I’m seeing Avenged on Saturday! Can’t wait x

  14. January 16, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I can never remember the names of artists i like, i do recognise the names of some of these but i’d have no idea what songs they do or if i like them or not! music lovers hate me!!!

  15. January 16, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I must confess I don’t know most of those, so thank you for the suggestions! 🙂

  16. Savi and Vid
    January 17, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Whoa – lots of new albums there Rhian. I’m a rock fan, so will definitely be looking up the ones I hadn’t heard of!

  17. Teresa Bowen
    January 17, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Most of these are new to me but I’m keeping up with my resolution to listen to more music this year so I will give some of these a try.

  18. Charlotte
    January 17, 2017 / 11:59 am

    I need to get a Good Charlotte album, I feel only for the name of the band! Not familiar with their music, will have a listen.

  19. fashion-mommy
    January 17, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I think my music tastes are stuck somewhere in 1994, haven’t heard of half of these artists, Totally showing my age.

  20. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    January 17, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    My husband loves Biffy Clyro – I’m more of a chart lover myself!

  21. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    January 17, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I have still not heard the new food Charlotte album. You have just reminded me to download it. Thanks!

  22. January 17, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I am not much into rock bands/abulms but I do love simple plan. Used to listen to them loads back in the day

  23. Dena Jayne
    January 17, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I’m not really into rock music but I have heard of a few of these xo

  24. Emma White
    January 18, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I am not into rock music but my teen is and she is always going to concerts and bands the only thing I seem to listen too is Rod Stewart after going to see him in concert

  25. Baby Isabella
    January 18, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    My mummy is friends with Dani from BT on Facebook and has been following them since Portraits! Great selection of albums here!

  26. January 18, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Fantastic selection of albums here, I can’t remember the last time I bought a physical album. All mine seem to be digital downloads! x

  27. francesca
    January 18, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I love your selection! Biffy clyro are a great band loved some of their 2016 songs!! I need to listen to more rock though tbh!

  28. Melanie Edjourian
    January 18, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Looks like there are quite a few that came out last year. I’ve not bought any albums in ages as we just watch it all on YouTube now.

  29. January 19, 2017 / 12:16 am

    I was so into rock music some years ago. Need to check these out.

  30. January 19, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    I haven’t heard many of these admittedly. I am a big fan of Panic at the Disco though and have listened to some of their new stuff – will have to get the whole album!

  31. January 20, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Great post with some great bands!
    Although I heard most of these new releases, there are some new ones for me to check out also 🙂

    Dani x

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