Tag Archives: top ten

0 Ben Wells Guitar, Black Stone Cherry

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Theory of a Deadman - The Truth Is...  Stream

Justin Moore - Outlaws Like Me  Stream

Eric Church - Chief  Stream

Nickelback - Here and Now  Stream

Pistol Annies - Hell On Heels  Stream

Adele - 21

Staind - s/t  Stream

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light  Stream

Blake Shelton - Red River Blue  Stream

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Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea  Stream

Why not?! :)


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0 Joel O’Keeffe Vocals/Guitar, Airbourne

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Meat Loaf - Hell in a Handbasket

Various Artists - Rock aux Antipodes

King Kobra - s/t  Stream

The Angels - Greatest Hits Live  Stream

Rhino Bucket - Who's Got Mine  Stream

Warrant - Rockaholic  Stream

Def Leppard - Mirrorball (Live & More)  Stream

Iron Maiden - From Fear to Eternity (The Best of 1990-2010)  Stream

Motorhead - The World is Ours, Vol. 1: Everyplace Further Than Everyplace Else

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Whitesnake - Forevermore  Stream


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3 Robb Flynn Vocals/Guitar, Machine Head

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Highlights

Darkest Hour - The Human Romance  Stream

Anthrax - Worship Music

The Beatles - iTunes catalog reissues

Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne  Stream

Trivium - In Waves  Stream

Tyler the Creator - Goblin  Stream

All Shall Perish - This is Where It Ends  Stream

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise  Stream

Ghost - Opus Eponymous  Stream

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Times of Grace - The Hymn of a Broken Man  Stream

This record is unreal. Un-fucking-believable album. SO inspiring. Goosebumps throughout. The passion, the vocal harmonies, the lyrics, SO meaningful and real. Songs about LOVE on a metal record... and they're great??!! Crazy! And when it's pissed, man, look out. What I've always loved about Jesse Leach's voice is that it sounds like dude has PROBLEMS!! And I relate. I was really disappointed with where music was going when this came out...and this record literally saved me.


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0 Lisa Cope Webmaster, Roadrunner UK

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Korn - The Path of Totality  Stream

Grouper - AIA, Dream Loss 12" and Alien Observer 12"

Big Business - Quadruple Single

The Devil Wears Prada - Dead Throne  Stream

Mastodon - The Hunter  Stream

Kate Bush - Director's Cut  Stream

Confession - The Long Way Home  Stream

Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years  Stream

Opeth - Heritage  Stream

Run, Walk! - Split 7" w/Sirs  Stream


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37 John Petrucci Guitar, Dream Theater

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Steel Panther - Balls Out  Stream

Bon Iver - s/t

Adele - 21

The Aristocrats - s/t  Stream

Young the Giant - s/t  Stream

Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl  Stream

Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot III  Stream

Opeth - Heritage  Stream

Trivium - In Waves  Stream

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Red - Until We Have Faces  Stream

I just love everything about the Red album. The songwriting, playing and production are all stellar!


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3 Max Cavalera Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy

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Agnostic Front - My Life, My Way  Stream

Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder

Trap Them - Darker Handcraft

Amebix - Sonic Mass  Stream

Black Tusk - Taste the Sin  Stream

Buraka Som Sistema - Komba  Stream

DevilDriver - Beast  Stream

Autopsy - Macabre Eternal  Stream

Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis  Stream

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Oceano - Contagion  Stream

Ocean's Contagion is one of my favorite albums of the year. I love the heavness and the vocals. I also think it has some of the most killer riffs I've heard in a long time! I love this record. Oceano rules!


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20 John Myung Bass, Dream Theater

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Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning

Blackfield - Welcome to My DNA

The Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You

Trivium - In Waves  Stream

Staind - s/t  Stream

Radiohead - The King of Limbs  Stream

Yes - Fly From Here  Stream

Megadeth - TH1RT3EN  Stream

Opeth - Heritage  Stream

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Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys  Stream

Chemistry, lyrics, and production.


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2 Jeremy Rosen Director, Digital Platforms & Emerging Technology

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Needs more dinosaurs.

Find me on SignMeTo
Cook dinner with me.

Frank Kimbrough - Rumors  Stream

Times of Grace - The Hymn of a Broken Man  Stream

Two Seconds to Midnight - Architecture  Stream

Bad Salad - Nemesis  Stream

Bjork - Biophilia  Stream

East of the Wall - The Apologist  Stream

Boris - Attention Please  Stream

Ghost Brigade - Until Fear No Longer Defines Us  Stream

Trivium - In Waves  Stream

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Agalloch - whitedivisiongrey

Could this be considered a cheat since the music on it was recorded in 2004 and 2008? Fuck you! For years I've wanted to grab a portable turntable and run off to the woods to play The White EP on vinyl and this year Agalloch gave me that chance.


Not only is The White EP my favourite Spring album, but The Mantle is my favourite Winter album, so the selections from it found on The Grey EP are definitely welcome. I picked this up at the band's show earlier this year and love everything from the packaging to the music. Good luck getting yourself a copy, though...


Agalloch are simply one of my generation's best metal bands. Any chance to introduce them to new listeners is a chance I will gladly take.


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17 Tyler Connolly Vocals/Guitar, Theory of a Deadman

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Highlights

Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot III  Stream

Staind - s/t  Stream

She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas  Stream

Adelitas Way - Home School Valedictorian  Stream

Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea  Stream

Bruno Mars - The Grenade Sessions  Stream

Mumford & Sons - Deluxe Companion  Stream

The Parlor Mob - Dogs  Stream

Adele - 21

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Lady Gaga - Born This Way  Stream

Unfortunately this guy beat out everyone including the English gal with the amazing voice. Even though he apes Madonna in every sense and dresses up like a woman, and in this picture a motorcycle, he manages to acquire the most shock and awe and still sell records, write hit songs and sell out arenas worldwide. Very impressive. He's even kinda hot, wait...what?...It's a chick...Oh....shit...maybe I should have just picked the Foo Fighters like everyone else. and the Grammy goes to...hmm, I wonder.


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2 Phil Freeman Webmaster/Content Editor, RoadrunnerRecords.com

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Boris - Attention Please  Stream

Wormrot - Dirge  Stream

Corrupted - Garten Der Unbewusstheit

capsule - World of Fantasy

Girl in a Coma - Exits & All the Rest

Vader - Welcome to the Morbid Reich

Defeatist - Tyranny of Decay

2NE1 - 2nd EP Release  Stream

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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JD Allen Trio - Victory!

This jazz album was probably the disc I listened to most this year. Allen's a tenor saxophonist who writes extraordinarily concise compositions - this album has 12 tracks and is only 36 minutes long, but there are tons of melodies that will stick in your head once you hear them, which isn't as common in jazz as you might like to think.


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2 Justin D’Angelo Tour Marketing/Artist Development

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Roadrunner Holiday Party DJ

Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math  Stream

Social Distortion - Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes  Stream

Mastodon - The Hunter  Stream

Fair to Midland - Arrows and Anchors  Stream

Megadeth - TH1RT3EN  Stream

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light  Stream

Machine Head - Unto the Locust  Stream

Trivium - In Waves  Stream

The Parlor Mob - Dogs  Stream

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Times of Grace - The Hymn of a Broken Man  Stream


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0 Kristina Cioni International Product Manager

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M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming  Stream

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues  Stream

Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials  Stream

The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You  Stream

The Weeknd - House of Balloons

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow  Stream

Bon Iver - s/t  Stream

Ellie Goulding - Lights  Stream

Foster the People - Torches  Stream

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Blind Pilot - We Are the Tide

NPR premiered Blind Pilot’s sophomore album, We Are the Tide, in late August and it immediately became the soundtrack to my Fall. The vocals are gorgeous and while the music isn’t groundbreaking, I think it’s beautiful. Standout track for me is “White Apple,” I love the way it builds.


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5 Ray Garcia SVP, Business & Legal Affairs

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Highlights

Children of Bodom - Relentless, Reckless Forever  Stream

Hellbringer - s/t

Venom - Fallen Angels

Machine Head - Unto the Locust  Stream

Censura! - The Island

Wolves Like Us - Late Love

Kvelertak - s/t (deluxe edition)  Stream

Evil United - s/t  Stream

Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder

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Anvil - Juggernaut of Justice  Stream

Back in 1983, I interviewed Lips from Anvil prior to a show at L’Amour on their “Forged In Fire” tour. We spoke for about an hour and it couldn’t have gone better…until I got home and realized the batteries in my 1st generation Walkman died about 5 minutes into the interview…meaning I had virtually NOTHING to show for the one hour interview we did. Their publicist hooked up a phoner two days later and Lips did the entire interview all over again, and he was just as pumped and happy to talk the second time around. Fast-forward 28 years and Anvil has released one of their best albums to date in “Juggernaut Of Justice.” The band’s prior albums were always good for a couple of songs that amounted to dirty jokes powered through Marshall stacks, and that light-hearted element is missing from “Juggernaut,” but Bob Marlette’s production and the overall intensity of the new tracks make up for that minor complaint. Anvil aren’t out to save the world and if you’re looking for more than simply a headbanging good time, then keep walking, there’s nothing for you to see here. If on the other hand, you can channel your inner Nigel Tufnel, you’ll enjoy lines like Turn It Up’s: “On eleven, we’re all in heaven!”


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0 Mark Chotiner Southwest Regional Director, Promotions

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Highlights

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes  Stream

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me  Stream

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost  Stream

tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L  Stream

Lydia Loveless - Indestructible Machine  Stream

Deer Tick - Divine Providence  Stream

Cults - s/t  Stream

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!  Stream

Nick Lowe - The Old Magic  Stream

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Dawes - Nothing is Wrong  Stream


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0 Laura Bender Regional Promotions

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Yuck - s/t  Stream

Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo  Stream

Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing  Stream

The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh  Stream

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Here We Rest  Stream

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!  Stream

Dawes - Nothing is Wrong  Stream

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's a Corporate World  Stream

Bright Eyes - The People's Key  Stream

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Bon Iver - s/t  Stream


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