The X Playlist
#1 Papa Roach - Face Everything And Rise
Isn't it nice to have a positive message to go along with your rock? It sure is! Thanks P. Roach, you guys are OK! Now, when you are faced with a tough situation, you can harken back to the advice of one Jacoby Shaddix, and you will F.E.A.R. Face it and rise! Like a big ball of human yeast! Gross.
#2 Marilyn Manson - Deep Six
Think about how good a work of music must be for you to re-establish your relavance. No one cared when Manson came out with a CD 2 years ago. I mean, we did, but no one else. Now...Manson is all over Rolling Stone, US magazine, The AV Club...that is pretty cool. Well done, MM.
#3 Foo Fighters - Congregation
Dave Grohl can do no wrong. This man is a one-person ambassador to all things rock. If you don't like him: there is probably something wrong with you. Someone had to say it. Might as well be us. Work on that.
#4 AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
You probably don't know this, but back before we thought everyone was going to kill you, there was a thing called "hitchhiking". People would hold signs on the side of the road that said "Atlanta Or Bust" in hopes that someone would pick them up and drive them to Atlanta. AC/DC wants to go to Rock. That is not a bad thing.
#5 The Pretty Reckless - Follow Me Down
Taylor Momen. Hi, how are you? We are The X! Just a cool rock station here in Boise, Idaho. Listen, if you aren't too busy, would you like to maybe grab a bite to eat or a drink or something? What? Oh, you have something going on? No...no, that's cool. It was good to meet you. Bye.
#6 Offspring - Coming For You
The Offspring have returned as well! Don't call it a comeback, fo they have been here for years. They aren't going to be releasing a full album anytime soon, but what do you care? You don't buy CD's anyway. Everything is downloaded one song at a time. So download this one. You kids today, what with your Nintendo's and 8 tracks!
#7 Halestorm - Apocalyptic
Lzzy Hale and the crew in Halestorm will return to the Treasure Valle this summer. Before they do, you need to memorize the lyrics and guitar tabs for this song. Because it's new and you want to look cool when you are singing along at the show, right? Of course you do!
#8 Bring Me The Horizon - Drown
This band has sold so many records it's silly. They are one of the biggest rock bands in the world. This is the third track from this band that The X has played. You should love them by now. What are you waiting for?
#9 Sixx AM - Stars
Single Dudes, listen up. Play this song at some point on a first date with a lady and watch her turn into your biggest fan. Thanks Nikki Sixx, you are the best bass player/radio host/spikey hair dude in the world!
#10 Like A Storm – Wish You Hell
Our new best friends from New Zealand and they are making it happen, like on the real. They rocked it out at the HellYeah show earlier this year and now they move on to conquer the world! They will do it too. Promise.
#11 Incubus - Absolution Calling
No disrepect to Incubus, but it's nice to hear them rocking out a bit again. This song sounds like it is off of "Morning View" and that is not a bad thing at all. Also, Brandon Boyd -- still shirtless! LADIES!!
#12 Slash - Bent To Fly
Myles Kennedy again performs vocals on this great track off of Slash's latest album. We need to get this guy and his band to Boise to play a show. Enough is enough. Plus, you haven't lived until you hear Myles bust out Sweet Clild Of Mine live. It's awesome.
#13 All That Remains - This Probably Won't End Well
The first dance at Jeremy Renner's wedding! TOPICAL COMEDY!! Look it up. Seriously, this album looks to be a return to form for ATR and even though this isn't the most positive outlook heading into a relationship, it's at least an outlook. You can't argue that.
#14 Starset - Carnivore
I'm not so sure we know anymore about the secret messages that this band has in their music courtesy of the Starset Society. But, we do know these guys are a great band and this song about eating meat, so something. Maybe the Starset Society is really the Idaho Beef Council. CONSPIRACY!!
#15 Theory Of A Deadman - Angel
One of your favorite bands, Boise. We know it and you know it. Embrace the awesomeness and go get their latest album “Savages”. It’s that good and so is this song.
#16 Amaranthe - Drop Dead Cynical
Between Avatar, Lacuna Coil, In Flames and this band, we think it's safe to say The X is your home for Eurpoean hard rock. These guys and gal from Sweden are starting to pick up steam and you proved that by voting for them on Cage Match. If you listen to the X and loved a song you heard, but didn't know what it was...I bet it was this song.
#17 We Are Harlot - Dancing On Nails
Danny Warsnop used to be the lead singer in Asking Alexandria. Now, he is the lead singer in We Are Harlot. Good news! Both bands are amazing and this is a great example of it. Check out this jammy jam!
#18 - Islander - New Wave
The Coconuut Dracula guys are totally back and this time, it's personal. Hopefully you caught their set at Mayhem Fest last year! If not, they may be coming back to town soon!
#19 Otherwise - Coming For The Throne
Inspried by the hit television show and series of books: Game Of Thrones, our friends from Las Vegas state their claim as the one and only true King. There will be blood! Winter is coming? Nay! Otherwise is coming! None of that is true.
#20 Devour The Day - Faith
These guys were just in town and took care of business, as they always tend to do! We love them, they love you, it's a damn love-fest. You love that, don't ya?