PromoImage-4Half over? Already?!?!?! Time flies when you’re listening to great music I guess and 2013 so far, for me at least, has been pretty spectacular. I’m sure this list will change come December but for now I leave you with the following:

1. Ghost: Infestissamum/Skinny Puppy: Weapon

These two albums are in a dead heat for me at the moment. Who will win? No one knows (Well, I guess I do…). Anywho, I listen to a track off of each of these at least once a day, “Monstrance Clock” and “Depth Of Satan’s Eyes” versus “wornin'” right now and it’s a vicious battle.

2. Clutch: Earth Rocker

I have literally had this album since the beginning of the year (January 1st!) and not a week goes by where I don’t quote a lyric or play a song from probably Clutch’s best since their self-titled in 1995.


3. Filter: The Sun Comes Out Tonight

Another superb return to fine form, this guy is heading for my top spot. It’s easily the best, most cohesive record Richard Patrick and co. have put out since Title Of Record.

4. Rob Zombie: Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

I was honestly not expecting to like this one at all but it came out of the gates charging with songs like “The Girl Who Loved The Monster” and “Rock And Roll” which easily harkened back to the electro-industrial groove of White Zombie’s later releases.

5. Queens of the Stone Age: …Like Clockwork

The one I’ve had the least amount of time with is one of the most solid and intelligent releases that QOTSA have put out and undeniably well worth the almost six year wait.

For now my Top 10 is rounded out with what’s below but with releases still due from NIN, Ministry, Killing Joke, Sigur Ros, Placebo, ohGr, Jack Burton Vs. David Lo Pan AND Vista Chino know that no one on my list is safe:

6. Gozu: The Fury Of A Patient Man

7. earthtone9: IV

8. Killswitch Engage: Disarm The Descent

9. Lo-Pro: Disintegration Effect

10. Fall Out Boy: Save Rock And Roll



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