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Daniel Alleva

1. The Arcade Fire/The Suburbs/Merge

2. Interpol/Interpol/Matador

3. Deerhunter/Halcyon Digest/4AD

4. Deftones/Diamond Eyes/Reprise/Warner Bros.

5. The Futureheads/The Chaos/Nul Records

6. Vampire Weekend/Contra/XL

7. The Black Crowes/Croweology/Silver Arrow

8. The Roots/How I Got Over/Def Jam

9. The Sword/Warp Riders/Kemado

10. Maximum Balloon/Maximum Balloon/Interscope

Mike Black

1. Peter Gabriel/Scratch My Back/EMI

2. OK Go/The Blue Colour Of The Sky/Capitol

3. Neil Young/Le Noise/Reprise

4. Brian Eno/Small Craft On A Milk Sea/Warp Records

5. Kid Rock/Born Free/Atlantic

6. Peter Wolf/Midnight Souvenirs/Verve

7. Kings Of Leon/Come Around Sundown/ RCA

8. Spoon/Transference/Merge

9. Gaslight Anthem/American Slang/Side One Dummy

10. Elton John And Leon Russel/The Union/Decca

Cathy Campagna

1. Filter/Trouble With Angels/Rocket Science Ventures

2. Deftones/Diamond Eyes/Reprise

3. Keane/Night Train/Island

4. Brandon Flowers/Flamingo/Island/Vertigo

5. Serj Tankian/Imperfect Harmonies/Reprise

6. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club/Beat The Devil’s Tattoo/Vagrant

7. Jimmy Gnecco/The Heart/Bright Antenna

8. Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane/Il Cielo In Una Stanza/Ipecac

9. Soundgarden/Telephantasm/A&M-UMe

10. Pete Yorn/Pete Yorn/Vagrant

Mike Greenblatt

1. Tom Petty/Mojo/Reprise

2. Trombone Shorty/Backatown/Verve

3. Robert Plant/Band Of Joy/Rounder

4. Tom Jones/Praise & Blame/Lost Highway

5. Shelby Lynne/Tears Lies & Alibis/Everso

6. Corinne Bailey Rae/The Sea/EMI

7. John Mellencamp/No Better Than This/Rounder

8. Neil Young/Le Noise/Reprise

9. Brian Wilson/Reimagines Gershwin/Disney

10. Dr. John & The Lower 911/Tribal/429

Tim Louie

1. Methods Of Mayhem/A Public Disservice Announcement/Roadrunner

2. Vince Neil/Tattoos & Tequila/Eleven Seven Music

3. Black Label Society/Order Of The Black/E1 Music

4. Sevendust/Cold Day Memory/Asylum

5. Black Water Rising/Black Water Rising/Red Distribution

6. Ozzy Osbourne /Scream/Epic

7. Disturbed/Asylum/Reprise

8. Hell Yeah/Stampede/Epic

9. Godsmack/The Oracle/Republic

10. Buckcherry/All Night Long/Eleven Seven

Andrew Magnotta

1. Karnivool/Sound Awake/Sony

2. Intronaut/Valley Of Smoke/Century Media

3. The Ocean/Anthropocentric/Metal Blade

4. Enslaved/Axioma Ethica Odini/Nuclear Blast

5. Deftones/Diamond Eyes/Reprise

6. High On Fire/Snakes For The Divine/E1 Music

7. East Of The Wall/Ressentiment/Translation Loss

8. Ihsahn/After/Candlelight

9. Atheist/Jupiter/Season Of Mist

10. The Sword/Warp Riders/Kemado

Hal B. Selzer

1. Lisa Bouchelle/Blue Room With A Red Vase/Varese Sarabande/Universal

2. Zac Brown Band/You Get What You Give/Atlantic

3. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings/I Learned The Hard Way/Daptone

4. Godsmack/The Oracle/Universal Republic

5. Black Country Communion/Black Country Communion/J&R Adventures

6. Kid Rock/Born Free/Top Dog/Atlantic

7. Tom Petty/Mojo/Reprise

8. Eminem/Recovery/Aftermath/Interscope

9. Monster Magnet/Mastermind/Napalm

10. Meat Loaf/Hang Cool Teddy Bear/Roadrunner

2 Responses

  1. Mikeless

    Goddamn a lot of horrible sh/it there. Especially that overrated eminem and all the nu metal crap bands and anything emo. Keane? boy that band is nothing special. Deftones also take themselves too seriously and really I don’t know what the whole fuzz is about them. Even decent hard rock and metal bands like Black label or Soundgarden barely haven’t anything new that’s good to listen to. Great singers there, but most new music doesn’t do it for me. MONDO CANE! You just can’t touch a genius like Mike Patton. Serj takian’s whole career has been nothing but a Patton wannabe so he doesn’t do it for me either. Or really he just sucks. But like I said, Mike Patton is the only artist along with noise, experimental, and avant garde/metal or anything that has real soul and passion are the only who put out good music these days. You can list the “heaviest” album there or a modern death metal album, but Mondo Cane’s softest tack is 1000x heavier than that crap.


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