Top 40 Before 40 Rock Artists - #39 - Face to Face

As I move through my top 40 rock bands and artists that I have ranked based on my own personal preference, I want to again make sure that you understand how this ranking system works as it is not a Hall of Fame list or anything like that.

In my almost 40 years on this planet, I have had the great pleasure of listening to a lot of music that doesn't make it to the airwaves, and a lot of these bands are some of my absolute favorites.

You WILL see some Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame bands on the list too, but for the most part, you are likely going to disagree with this list almost entirely.

I am sharing this ranking so that you get some insight into some great bands you may have never heard before AND for a little bit of a personal challenge to myself to rank these bands.

With that said, let's get to #39 on my Top 40 List Before 40:

By Jtcohenour - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Jtcohenour - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

#39 - Face to Face

"You think you're over with it. Don't wanna talk about it. I'll tell you something you don't wanna know!" 

If you have ever heard these lyrics repeated throughout the song "It's Not Over", then you know how infectious Face to Face's music can be.

These So-Cal rockers have been rocking together since the early-90's and been a popular underground group among peers and fans alike. The energy and incredible timing that the band has makes every rocking note hit hard and with purpose.

I first came across this band when my older brother showed me the band's album Big Choice back in about 1997 or so. The album itself came out about 2 years prior, and when I heard this album, I was absolutely hooked.

Big Choice is one of those albums that I call a "perfect album." What I mean by that is that literally every single song is awesome and the album doesn't have a single "filler song" on it.

I have probably listened to this album 500+ times, but, don't get me wrong, this is not the only album you need to check out.

I have listened to and loved every single Face to Face album that has come out. I would also highly recommend checking out "How to Ruin Everything" and Ignorance Is Bliss if you are brand new to the band. Lots of diversity within those albums with a ton of classic F2F sound.

I would encourage ANYONE who has a chance to see Face to Face live, to make sure you do it. You will be hyped up for like a week afterwards. That's how awesome they are.

For each band or artist in my list, I also want to give some additional bands and artists that didn't make the cut that I would still absolutely recommend, because I still think they are insanely awesome, but I had to make my list only 40 acts long.

Similar Artists That I Recommend That Didn't Make The Top 40:

Millencolin, Rancid, Strung Out

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