Cool, yeah, I like HWM but not as much as a lot of other people who are into punk rock. I didn't get into them until I was older so I feel like that's part of the reason. If I made a longer list, I know Exister
would have made the cut though.
Great list! Really the only one I find respectable of all the staff lists I've read thus far. Love Menzingers at #1, and I had Joyce Manor, The Holy Mess, and No Trigger all in my Top 5 (with Classics Of Love rounding it out). I'll have to check out some of the bands on your list I missed.
And I totally agree on SHARKS being disappointing. Hopefully whatever they do next is closer to their old material, and not so polished and plain.
Thanks for the kind words! Glad to hear you liked that Holy Mess record too, I haven't seen it make too many lists so far. And since you mentioned it, I'm definitely going to have to spin that Classics of Love record another chance.