Honourable Mentions of 2019

The best of the rest, in alphabetical order: Abbath, Outstrider (Nuclear Blast) Splish splash, here comes Abbath! The lovable Norwegian metal icon put out his best work in ages on Outstrider, thanks in large part to a group of supporting musicians who play to the man’s strengths. I always consider Abbath to be closer to […]

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The Best Albums of 2016, #3

3. Leonard Cohen, You Want it Darker (Sony) A couple years ago I was having a conversation with a friend about whose musician’s death would affect me the most. After some thinking I mentioned Leonard Cohen, because his songwriting has had a major impact on my life as a music listener since the early-‘90s. In […]

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