If I were to make a list of bands that have successfully pulled off genre transitions, AFI would be very near the top of the list.
The road to a legendary legacy is always questionable at best.
The kings of catchy pop/rock rhythms are back, with an album that may very well be their best yet musically, as well as their least offensive one lyrically.
The newest Angels and Airwaves album may have come late in the year, but it makes a compelling case for the best album of 2014 . . . at least in the musical realm.