Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday Buyer's Guide 08- Introduction

2008 has been another unbelievable year for music. Unfortunately a trip to your local music store may not give you that same impression. These days, there are more bad albums being released than good albums, and it’s hard to find the many great bands of today without digging through a large amount of the bad ones. That’s why it’s important to know what to look for if you plan to buy albums for you and your loved ones this holiday season. Well, I’ve dug through all of the crap and compiled a list of 110 albums from this past year that I can recommend for any music fan in your life. Whether you’re having trouble deciding which albums to put on your Christmas list, or you’re looking for a gift for a special music lover in your life, this Holiday Buyer’s Guide is for you! Unlike other sites that have included music recommendations in their holiday buyer’s guides, I’ve listened to more than just what’s popular, and I’ll answer any and all questions. The 110 albums will be divided into 11 categories that will be revealed over the next few days, with ten albums in each section. So whether you or that special someone is a prog fan, alternative rocker, hip-hop fanatic, or even a hardcore headbanger, there’s a category that should fit your needs.


-Accessible Metal
-Mainstream Rock
-Indie Rock
-Power/Folk/Symphonic Metal
-Indie Folk
-Extreme Metal

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