Category Archives: AOTY2013

1 – Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine (1997)

Every now and then, an album comes along and completely knocks you for six. You never expect albums to make such an impact on you. Your always just looking for something enjoyable to listen to. When those special albums arrive, … Continue reading

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2 – Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep (1994)

What do you get when you combine a group of super talented rappers probably completely high on weed with Wu-Tang Clan style production and an unhealthy obsession with horror films? You get one of the most sinister, menacing and probably dopest … Continue reading

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3 – Alice in Chains – Dirt (1992)

Many considered grunge to be the death of metal back in the 90’s. Whilst the thrash bands of the 80’s gradually descended into identity crisis mediocrity, grunge seemed to be the “in scene”. Whilst all the big grunge bands offered … Continue reading

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4 – Leftfield – Leftism (1995)

When I say the words “dance music” followed by the words “dub” I imagine some of you will cringe as you imagine almost endless “wub wub wubs” in the form of dubstep battering down your ear drums. Some of you … Continue reading

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6 – Baroness – Blue Record (2009)

I’ve got a huge amount of respect for Baroness. For a band to bounce back from a horrific bus crash (minus two of the original members) shows tremendous strength. Just read this post from the year anniversary of the accident … Continue reading

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8 – Clutch – Earth Rocker (2013)

“Rock is dead” is one of those phrases that gets repeated quite often by people who never had any interest in rock music in the first place and/or people who will listen to only the sickest new Hip-Hop or electronic … Continue reading

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9 – Mad Season – Above (1995)

Mad Season were a grunge supergroup consisting of members from Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. Before you cringe at the term supergroup, this isn’t a band whose big ego’s clashed and they ended up making something disappointing. In … Continue reading

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