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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.

Gimme Five: Our Christmas favorites include Nat King Cole, Vince Guaraldi … and Henry Rollins?!?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo&w=500&h=305] There are as many Christmas music traditions as there are stockings hung with with care. For some, the process of awaiting ole St. Nick requires a classic soundtrack, filled with old favorites. For others, something newer makes sense.

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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Dreams of Fireflies [On a Christmas Night] (2012)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Dreams of Fireflies [On a Christmas Night] (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7S1NPLmkXw&w=500&h=305] I’ve had a little trouble getting in the holiday spirit this year, so despite the fact a new Trans-Siberian Orchestra EP has been out since early November, I’m just now starting to dig into it.

New Music Monday: Rush, Tom Tom Club, Motorhead, Eric Clapton, Rainbow, Bill Evans

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQEgZNqa8jE&w=500&h=305] A pair of lavish reissues arrive just in time for the Christmas buying season, one a classic Eric Clapton release — maybe his very best — and the other a signature effort from Rush, only days after their induction into a certain hall of fame.

Something Else! sneak peek: Shooter Jennings, “The White Trash Song” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Shooter Jennings, “The White Trash Song” (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHlBkZCcvwI&w=500&h=305] Though Shooter Jennings’ The Other Life, a companion piece to this year’s Family Man, is not due out until March, fans got a first taste of the record on Friday when Rolling Stone premiered “The White Trash Song.”

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2012: Country and Southern Rock

This is the first time that I’ve ever enjoyed enough records from the country and Southern rock genres to put together a list. Maybe I’m getting old and turning into that country music-loving guy that my relatives always told me I would

New Music Monday: Emerson Lake and Palmer, Black Sabbath, the Yardbirds, Yngwie Malmsteen

Emerson Lake and Palmer are heard in full, early-1970s flight on Live in California, an archival, long-bootlegged live date.

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2012: Metal and Hard Rock

For hard rock and metal, 2012 certainly wasn’t the best year that I can remember. In all honesty, there were only a few albums that came across my desk that really excited me.

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Worried about being running aground in some tropic locale this Christmas season? Something Else! has you covered, with a new list of Yuletide favorites criss-crossing the usual stylistic landscape.