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The 10 Best Heavy Metal Albums Ever

'Rolling Stone' list includes 2 from Black Sabbath

(Newser) - Maybe 1986 should be remembered as a standout year in the world of heavy metal. Why? Well, three of the top 10 albums on Rolling Stone 's list of the 100 greatest metal albums of all time were released that year. The best of the best metal albums from... More »

Rolling Stone's 10 Best Albums of 2016

David Bowie and Leonard Cohen's final goodbyes make the list

(Newser) - This year has been a long one, a fact not lost even on the escapist music world. In the preface to its annual "best albums" list, Rolling Stone notes that "2016 was seemingly hardwired to self-destruct," complete with "explicitly political R&B molotovs" from Beyonce and... More »

5 Best of Albums of 2015, So Far

Paste runs them down

(Newser) - The folks at Paste are taking stock at the halfway point of the year to list the best of albums of 2015 to date. Their top 5:
  1. Father John Misty, I Love You Honeybear: Its "most striking moments meditate on the sublime and deeply complicated art of sharing life
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Music's Vinyl Revival Is Getting Ridiculous

Jason Heller: This movement may have 'jumped the shark'

(Newser) - Jason Heller loves vinyl albums, so much so that he accumulated 6,000 LPs at the height of collecting frenzy. He's done now, though, he writes in an essay headlined "Has the vinyl revival gone too far?" at AV Club . Consider that Kenny Rogers is coming out with... More »

10 Notable Bands With Only 1 Album

Lauryn Hill, Jeff Buckley, and the Sex Pistols make the list

(Newser) - It's one way to avoid the sophomore slump: Paste counts down 10 singers or bands whose first album set the music world abuzz and whose official second album simply never materialized: More »

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