All-Star Lists

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Boz Scaggs, Pops Staples, Papa Mali, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, the Word, Steve Earle and Beth Hart.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck, Lead Belly, the Knack and the Staple Singers.

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes J.D. Souther, Jose James, Luke Reynolds, Kevin Gilbert, Leslie Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cary and others.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Rock + Roots): Toto, Bob Dylan, Neal Schon + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Death Cab for Cutie, James McMurtry, Steve Hackett, Randy Bachman, Richard Thompson and Ringo Starr.

The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2014: Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby

The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2014: Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby

The concensus Something Else! Top 10 for 2014 features Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby, Brian Blade, Seth Walker, Matthew Shipp and others.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Concerts): St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, Brownout

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Concerts): St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, Brownout

As 2014 began, I pledged to go to fewer concerts. Instead, as my Best of 2014 shows, I saw great moments from St. Vincent, Seth Walker, Yes, and others.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 (Country + Southern Rock): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 (Country + Southern Rock): Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson

Bob Wayne, Sturgill Simpson, Whiskey Myers and Whitey Morgan are included in Fred Phillips’ Best of 2014 list for country and Southern rock.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

Markus James, Deerhoof, Dave Liebman, Don Pullen and Arild Anderson are included in S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Reissues and Live): Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren

Bob Dylan + the Band, Toto, Nils Lofgren and Mike Bloomfield highlight Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list of reissues, box sets and live releases.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots + Pop Music): Brownout, Seth Walker, Chicago

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 (Rock, Roots + Pop Music): Brownout, Seth Walker, Chicago

Brownout, Seth Walker, Judith Owen, Chicago, Toto and Nathan East are included on Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 list for rock, roots and pop.