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Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Hard Rock and Metal): Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Skid Row

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Hard Rock and Metal): Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Skid Row

It’s been a really solid year for hard rock and metal so far. At six months, I’m often adding mediocre albums that I know won’t make the final list to get to 10. This year, I actually had to make a tough call or two.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, CTA, Steve Lukather, Stick Men

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Rock and Pop): Steven Wilson, CTA, Steve Lukather, Stick Men

Occasionally, an album comes bursting out of your speakers, and you know — just know — that it’s going to end up here, on your half-way best of list. And on the year-ending compendium, too. Steven Wilson put out that album.

Jordon Richardson’s Top Albums for 2012: Jazz

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPtBOpq4v1E&w=500&h=305] With another year gone, the time for lists is upon us. I’ve already toiled over my list of favorite metal albums and my list of pop/rock/whatever albums, so the unenviable task now falls to identifying 2012’s favorite jazz records.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

In 2012, readers flocked to a boisterous discussion on those times when the Beatles didn’t exactly impress.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpoiiBW9bc&w=500&h=305] We’ve each already had our say, individually. Said our piece. Then came time to meet over the remnants of the egg nog and hammer out a consensus — before we go over the disc-al cliff into 2013.

Jordan Richardson’s Top Albums for 2012: Metal and Hard Rock

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncyUDtp_rJk&w=500&h=305] It took some doing, but I’ve finally completed the sacrifices necessary to appease the Dark Lord. With the fiery strength He gave me, I was able to narrow down a list

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Indie Bands

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6TEcqDkTS0&w=500&h=305] This list is necessarily all over the map. Heck, in a lot of respects, there’s no map at all. You’ll find it in tatters down on the passenger-side floorboard. Delving into unsigned bands is like that.

Beverly Paterson’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music Reissues

Stay tuned for my list of reissue faves from 2012, from Evol to SRC, from True Hearts to the Ventures, presented as always in alphabetical order. After all, who can really choose, with so many great sounds?

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

Mark Saleski’s Top Albums for 2012: Jazz and Improvised Music

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLMme9ItKCw?rel=0&w=420&h=236] Well, of course I don’t think jazz is stupid. I love jazz. But that didn’t stop me from laughing out loud when this scene showed up out of nowhere in a recent episode of The Office.