Matheson Kamin’s Best of 2012 List

2012 was a great year for music. During the year, many great albums were released. Because of this, it made the job of choosing what would appear on my Best Of list that much more difficult than usual. The ten albums included in this year's list include two releases not reviewed on the Rock And Roll Report. And while Poema from Romina Di Gasbarra and Everywhere All the Time from Jackopierce did not get reviewed here, I had to include them in my year end list because of how strong they were. Please check out these great albums.

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CD Review: Megan Slankard “A Token of the Wreckage”

When you start getting tired of the same old stuff on the radio, you start looking for those artists that could easily have their songs played on the radio if the industry wasn’t so set in their ways of promoting the same tired artists. One particular artist that should be making a lot more noise in the music industry right now is San Francisco singer-songwriter Megan Slankard.

Megan Slankard had been making music for the better part of a decade, during which she has self-released four CDs of original music, the last of which, A Little Extra Sun, was released back in 2005. The latest release from Megan Slankard is the 2011 album A Token of the Wreckage.

A Token of the Wreckage from Megan Slankard is one of the albums that once you hear it, you can’t believe that you’ve never heard of the artist before. The twelve song release from Slankard is as good as anything that the major labels have released in the last ten years or so.

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