The Best Tracks of 2018, #14

14. Zara Larsson, “Ruin My Life” With well over one billion streams (what’s that, ten bucks in royalties?) Zara Larsson is quickly ascending to pop star status, and her first single since 2017’s So Good sets the stage for global domination. There’s not much to the song – it’s textbook songwriting dynamics with cool skittering […]

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Honourable Mentions of 2017

The best of the rest, in alphabetical order: Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade) The death metal greats seldom, if ever, disappoint me, and their 14th album yet again serves up a headbang-inducing helping of intricate, thrashy riffs, dive-bombing solos, and plenty of cartoonish gore spewed by the inimitable George “Corpsegrinder” Fischer. This remains […]

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