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End Of Summer Playlist From Writer Larry Iaccio

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Long time Hook writer and overall drummer extraordinarre Larry Iaccio is sharing his top 10 for End Of Summer Playlist this week! This stuff is perfect to blast in the car on your drive to work or walk to school. Let's get pumped up!

1. "Amsterdam" - Nothing But Thieves

2. "Sorry" - Nothing But Thieves

3. "One Night Only" - The Struts

4. "No Reason to Run" - Cold War Kids

5. "Rose Colored Boy" - Paramore

6. "Crutch" - Matchbox 20

7. "Rise Out of the Ashes" - Out of the Beardspace

8. "Portugal" - Walk the Moon

9. "Silvertongue" - Young The Giant

10. "All Time Low" - Jon Bellion cover by Walk Off The Earth

Of course we've got the Spotify playlist for you below!

As we get ready for school, check out Larry's playlist for the week for some new tunes!

End Of Summer Playlist From Writer Jay Bell

Photographer: Justin Currie

Photographer: Justin Currie

Another summer playlist is coming your way from Hook Staff Writer Jay Bell!

This End Of Summer Playlist is upbeat, electronic at times, heavy at others, but generally really uplifting and groovy! Perfect to put in your head after a long day at work on your walk home, or sitting on the beach in the AM!

Check it out!

1. Shawn Wasabi + YDG - "Burnt Rice (Henrik The Artist Remix) [Ft. Yung Gemmy]"

2. Vulpey - "What We Feel"

3. Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean - "Feels"

4. Charlie Puth - "Attention"

5. LVNDSCAPE & Holland Park Ft. Nico Santos - "Waterfalls"

6. Anamanaguchi - "My Heart My Body"

7. Lola Cola - "Love Songs"

8. Polyphia - "Goose"

9. Chon Ft. Masego, Lophiile - "Nayhoo"

10. Dance Gavin Dance - "Summertime Gladness"

There ya have it, Jay Bell's top 10 for his End Of Summer Playlist! You can check out the Spotify playlist below as well!

Stay tuned for next week's End Of Summer Playlist from The Hook Staff!

End Of Summer Playlist From Photographer Richard Sanders

As the end of summer encroaches upon us, we decided to ask the people who drive The Hook what they're listening to because it's always good to stay up to date, or in the case of our in house photographer, Richard Sanders, take it back!

Below we've included Rich's End Of Summer Playlist, with his own personal headline of "Don't judge me" feel free to kick back with these classics!

1. Taking Back Sunday - "The Ballad of Sal Villanueva"

2. Brand New - "Seventy Times 7"

3. Brand New - "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows"

4. Earl Sweatshirt feat. Vince staples & Casey veggies - "Hive"

5. The Underachievers - "Play That Way"

6. Childish Gambino - "Sweatpants" 

7. The Cure - "Pictures of You"

8. The Cure - "Love Song"

9. The Skallywags - "Dont Preach To Me" 

10. The Smiths - "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

There ya have it! We've also included our newest feature for you, a Spotify list with all of the music seen here! If you dig it, download it to your own!

Check back soon for more End Of Summer Playlists from The Hook Staff!

Emily Famularo - 2016 Top 10 Albums

Owner & Editor of The Hook here, just hoping to share my top 10 albums of 2016! As far as music goes, I've listened to a lot this year. With The Hook's birthday right around the corner (March), I've spent most of my time listening to a lot of really good local music, so this list is representative of some of the best albums I've heard this year - on repeat all day, every day.

10. Curtis Cooper - Laughing In Line
Honestly, I heard Curtis Cooper back in March when I first started the magazine, and I begged them to let me write about them. Since then, we've had many conversations regarding shows and anxiety and civil rights. A good friend, and a talented musician who I can't wait to see more of in 2017. Laughing In Line was an expertly crafted album that showed of Curtis Cooper's impressive vocal and instrumental prowess - favorite track is for sure "Today L.A."

9. gnash - us
us is a perfect little diddy of an EP that brings together all of the reasons I loved gnash in the first place. gnash to me is the perfect mixture of electronic sound with singer/songwriter & R&B influences. gnash always knows the right way to say how I'm feeling, and that voice makes me melt inside. I saw gnash at firefly, right up front, and I only cried a little bit. Favorite track off of us is definitely "u just can't be replaced (ft. rosabeales)."

8. SWMRS - Drive North
While this album came out in February, I only recently got into about two months ago and it's everything I've been looking for since the end of summer. With gut punching, angst filled anthemic tracks - to stupid american punk themes, I spend most of my time listening to Drive North wanting to kiss people - maybe in 2017. Favorite track off of Drive North is "Lose It."

7. The Hip Abduction - Gold Under The Glow
This album was the first album I ever fell in love with in 2016 and I've been listening to it nonstop ever since. Gold Under The Glow is exactly what I want from indie - a softness that radiates an ethereal, almost ghostly, but happy sound. All of these tracks remind me of being in the sunshine, and that's why I have to make it one of my favorites for 2016. Gold Under The Glow kept me happy in some of the toughest times of the year, and I'm grateful. Favorite track off of the album is "Ka'iwi."

6. Halogens - Kitchen Sink
Halogens is another band that I had heard while in Brooklyn, and my first major triumph as a magazine owner. From NJ, my home state, Halogens have this great sound that sounds even better underground, in a basement. So much so that I made sure to have them on my very first gig in September! Kitchen Sink is an impactful EP for me because of it's pure rawness. Each track is guttural and hungry. Much like how I felt upon first listening. "Kitchen Sink" is my absolute favorite track off of the EP, so check it out!

5. Waterparks - Cluster
Another EP that I heard while seeing Never Shout Never and Metro Station (yikes) last spring! Waterparks really impressed me with their throwback pop punk sound. I swear it's like listening to music from 2009 - but with better lyrics and production. Cluster is a great little EP that is biting and unassuming. My absolute favorite track (hard to choose) is "Crave" despite a huge repetition of chorus.

4. the Weeknd - Starboy
Cause, duh. 

3. Hands Like Houses - Dissonants
This album gets me so pumped at the gym, honestly. The heaviness in the instrumental background highlights the lyrical power. Favorite track is "I Am."

2. Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Folktronica is alive and well thanks to Bon Iver. This album makes me thankful that they didn't ditch the project even though they left us all waiting for five years before this album came out! One of the strangest albums I heard this year, as each track was signature Bon iver-esque, but each was imploring a new technique, something different. My favorite track off the album is "33 'GOD.'"

1. The Neighbourhood - Wiped Out!
Okay, so what this album came out in the tail end of 2015. This album is still my all time favorite. An album that is a growth for The Neighbourhood, but does so in a way that keeps listeners happy by maintaining familiarities of the band! "Single" is a track I want imprinted on my skin for the rest of my life, but for now I'll just keep it on repeat.

Thanks for checking out my Top Ten for 2016, and maybe we had some agreements, or disagreements, either way I know I'm definitely looking forward to what 2017 has in store for us!