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.
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.
Not many bands would welcome, let alone withstand, comparisons to operatic rock masters like Queen and Meatloaf. Foxy Shazam can handle it.
"You shouldn't do a job just to do it; you should do a job because you give a damn," says Jason Robinson, host of the Mixtape on 88.1 KDHX.
As the founding and perpetuating members of Over the Rhine, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have been tapping into a seemingly endless and dynamic wealth of bittersweet pathos.
In this list, I look back at some of the best album reissues that came out in 2010. What were your favorite rediscoveries?