Archive for December 20th, 2012

Jordan Richardson’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfI3AehnirQ&w=500&h=305] Narrowing down the wealth of pop and rock albums from 2012 into a set of 10 favorites is an onerous chore that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. It is a fate worse than death; a grueling salvo of nepotism

Gimme Five: Mayan Apocalypse Edition

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVwKilMss1I&w=500&h=305] Strictly speaking, the Mayan calendar doesn’t end at all — not on Friday, not ever. December 21, 2012 is simply the end of a 5125-year cycle. Now that we’ve got that cleared up, we can address the real problem: WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE ANYWAY.

Karl 2000 – Karl 2000 (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqHhNayMJ5g&w=420&h=315] When you have three American musicians — two from Greenville, SC — interpreting Russian folk music, you might expect it to get a little wild and full of pastiche.

Something Else! sneak peek: Jason Newsted, “Soldierhead” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAqdCUkxHJ4&w=500&h=305] A few weeks ago former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, who has been fairly quiet since his departure from Voivod, suddenly popped up with a new website and some teasers to new music coming.