Jon Asher’s Top 10 Albums of 2010

(1) Baroness – Blue Record – This album is my top fave of the year because of the trip it takes you on. It’s one of those albums that requires you to sit back, relax and enjoy every moment of its musical awesomeness!

(2) Orchids Curse – Voices: The Tales of Broken Men – An album you must listen to from beginning to end. It’s a concept album that is just too good to be passed on. A must!

(3) Titans Eve – Divine Equal – I came across this album by traveling a few thousand kilometers and hanging out with the band at Noctis Fest in Calgary. It has catchy tunes and is extremely memorable. The best car CD of the year for me! ‘Becoming The Demon’ and ‘Judgment’ are infectious.

Artists and Bands

A Year in Review – RRR Staff Weigh In On Their Top Picks of ’09 – Part 1

grammyThe end of the year usually means three things: resolutions, new challenges and opportunities and, of course, lists! Flipping through a music magazine (whether online or in print) at this time of year and not finding a list of the Top 5 This and Top 10 That is pretty much impossible.

So, we here at RRR decided to jump on the bandwagon (after all, we like to give the people what they want!) and bring you the best of the best from the music of ’09, with a twist. Rather than asking staff to fight it out and put together one sole comprehensive list, we decided we’d let everyone sift through the gems (as well as all those painful albums that made you cringe and think “What in the world were they on?”) and put together their own individual Tops.

But before we begin I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year (even though I’m a bit late) and thank you all for making RRR a regular part of your musical intake. (Please don’t leave us in 2010, we love you!)

In Part 1 you’ll find:
1) Top 10 Albums – Stefany Mohebban
2) Top 10 Albums – Bill Sullivan
3) Top 10 Albums (Rock & Metal) – Jon Asher
4) Top 20 Albums (Power Pop) – Aaron Kupferberg