Best of 2016: Joe Anderl of The 1984 Draft

The 1984 Draft, which includes drummer Justin Satinover, guitarist Eli Alban, and bassist Charles Heck, are a passionate quartet that channels alt-folk sensibilities through a ‘90s emo and indie lens. 2016 has been a huge year for the band, who among other things, played shows supporting Tim Easton, Beach Slang, Potty Mouth, Hawthorne Heights, Maps and Atlases and Daniel Martin Moore.
Ghettoblaster caught up with vocalist/guitarist Joe Anderl to ask about his favorite records of 2016. This is what he told us.
Bob Mould – Patch the Sky
The last few Bob Mould solo records come the closest to revisiting the structure and tone of his work with Sugar.  That is A-OK by me.
Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
James Alex continues to be one of the most positive and uplifting songwriters today.
The Gunshy – Porterhouse
Matt Arbogast has put together a great cast to join him for this release.   One of my favorite Gunshy releases to date
Ok Lindon – Changes
Great songwriting and melodies on this latest in the Poptek Catalog
Tender Mercy – It Was You
Great minimalist atmospheric expression.  Perfect for those cold rainy winter days
Bon Iver – 22, a million
Expansive and challenging.  Still digesting the myriad of sounds and effects being used
Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack
I could listen to Scott sing the phone book and be happy.
By Light We Loom – Caught in the Tide
This husband wife / duo is quickly becoming one of my favorite Ohio acts.
John K. Samson – Winter Wheat
Finest lyricist in the game.
Adam Torres – Pearls to Swine
The voice.  Wow.
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