It's been a great year for rock 'n' roll records released by your friends and neighbors. Here are the ones I really liked.
This past year was a weird one. Thankfully, music made the tough times easier. So many great records came out, almost too many to keep track of; so here's a slice, a mere sliver of the releases that caught my ear this year.
I recently took a look at my 10 favorite national albums of last year; here's my look at the best releases out of St. Louis in 2013.
To accompany my forthcoming St. Louis-centric list, here's a look at my favorite 10 albums on the national and regional scene, in no particular order.
A few tracks into Meatloaf's introduction to the world, a husky-voiced narrator asks, "On a hot summer night, will you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?"
Dear STL, keep being awesome. This year saw the band I'd nurtured for six years coming to an end, but a beginning to so many cool, freaky awesome bands from friends of mine. If 2012 is any indication, St. Louis music is back in a big way.
In this list, I look back at some of the best album reissues that came out in 2010. What were your favorite rediscoveries?
Below is my list of 10 favorite albums from St. Louis-based artists released in 2010. For my list of national releases, go here.