Posted by Reggie
Initially, I was going to limit my best of 2013 list to just my top 10. My reasoning was to make my list as tight as I could only highlighting the very best of what moved me during the year. After looking back at how many albums I listened to or was exposed to, that number hovered around 270 albums. So, I decided to expand my list to the same standard as previous years. Despite increasing my list to 15, it still only highlights about 5% of all the albums that graced my ear drums this year. So, what I present to you for the year 2013 my top 15, plus five more honorable mentions that will be posted in the vicinity of this list.
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Posted by Reggie
2013 was (is) looking to be a brilliant year in music. We’ve had some great releases in Hatebreed, Soilwork, and Tesseract just to name a few. There is still so much to look forward to in Queensryche (without Geoff), Dream Theater, Chimaira (yes, I just said that), and Black Sabbath. What about the independent shit you didn’t expect? You know the stuff that simply knocks your socks off? I haven’t quite had that experience this year until this sleeper of a band called Sleepers Awake (no pun intended) was sitting in our inbox asking to be downloaded and reviewed. After about a week of listening to this 70 minute mammoth album, I am still hearing things for the first time…and believe me, I pay attention. That’s how deep and diverse the 12 songs of Transcension are. As you might imagine, this potential end of year Top 15 album is quite good and I am excited to tell you about it.