The Best Albums of 2018, #14

14. Clutch, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker) When it comes to bands that I rank among my very favourite, I’m notoriously generous and forgiving. I won’t deny it! An artist I love has to really put out a steaming pile of dog feces to make me loathe it, but it has been known to happen. […]

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The Best Tracks of 2018, #15

15. Clutch, “In Walks Barbarella” For years now, Clutch’s entrance music has been Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers’ 1987 funk tune “We Need Some Money (Bout Money)”. It was only a matter of time before that funk ferocity showed up in Clutch’s own songwriting, and wow, did it ever explode on the groove rocker […]

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The Best Metal Albums of 2015

2015 will go down as a terrible year for the music writing racket – I don’t know any fellow writer who had a good year, and personally it’s been so brutal I’m looking to exit full-time freelancing altogether – but when it comes to metal music the past year will go down as one of […]

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