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ROMEO SID VICIOUS' – TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

ROMEO SID VICIOUS' – TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

Let me start by saying that 2014 was a great year for music and that once I sat down to make this list I didn’t want to. You see there was so much amazing music last year that I feel like any attempt to sort it all out in to some sort of arbitrary ranking […]

9 BULLETS – 2014 ALBUM(S) OF THE YEAR

9 BULLETS – 2014 ALBUM(S) OF THE YEAR

When you gather a group of sad bastard malcontents, like we have done here at 9B, you can’t expect that they’ll agree on everything. In past tears some albums stood out enough to take the top spot all on their own but last year there were just so many amazing albums that the crew couldn’t […]

Scott Fuchs' Top 14 of 2014

Scott Fuchs' Top 14 of 2014

It was truly an incredible year for new music. Creating a list this year was a challenge and I’ve probably missed a few but here are my Top 14 Albums of 2014: 14. The Afghan Whigs, Do To the Beast – Not for the uninitiated, but so very welcome after a 16 year wait for […]

Charles Hale's Favorite of 2014

Charles Hale's Favorite of 2014

                                              Another excellent year for music, friends. Here’s a list of my favorites from 2014 and I hope you find something that you missed earlier. If you’d like to hear songs from these […]

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2014

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2014

Dear sweet readers: Thank you for all of your awesomeness this year. And thank you for sticking with us through this doldrum. We’ll be back in fighting shape soon. Dear sketchy colleagues: Thanks for writing so well and making me double-down on writing well. Thanks for the Ninebullets party. Let’s all secure the employment and living […]

CXCW – SXSW

CXCW – SXSW

I’ve never been to SXSW. This tends to surprise people. I often get, “You seem like someone who would go to SXSW,” or “You look like someone who belongs in Austin,” whatever either of those mean. Thing is, I’ve never had a strong desire to go. I’ve seen most of the musicians that have played […]

Charles Hale's Best Records of 2012

Charles Hale's Best Records of 2012

16.Cory Branan – Mutt It seems like every review of Mutt talks about there being this style, then this style, then another, and what they never say is that every song on Mutt is incredibly well written.  Every song on Mutt is incredibly well written, I said it twice to make up for other’s neglect. […]

AUTOPSY IV'S FAVORITE 10 ALBUMS OF 2012 (today):

AUTOPSY IV'S FAVORITE 10 ALBUMS OF 2012 (today):

Most years, this is a much greater presentation from myself and I’m sorry that this year isn’t the same. It’s been a shit year and that fact combined with the depression that comes with it has sapped my entire motivation to sit down and do all the HTML formatting to make this list as beautiful […]

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2012

OSTROV'S BEST OF 2012

There were so many good albums this year that I couldn’t make the decision to rank them, and I know that’s not the most important decision anyway, so this year’s best-of list is in groups with no internal order. This is the art I spent my cherished/wasted time consuming this year. Hope everybody’s upcoming year […]

RUNE'S PICKS FOR 2012

RUNE'S PICKS FOR 2012

Listening to hundreds and hundreds of albums every year sometimes makes it hard to enjoy single albums. That’s why my top list for 2012 will consist of the albums I enjoyed most. Albums that got extended play. Albums that demanded so much attention it sometimes made me miss out on other albums. These are MY […]