Dirty Basement Blues – Coming Clean CD Review

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Review:

I was first introduced to this band by a mutual friend on Facebook. It was another review that led to me asking them for a copy of the CD, so I could play it on my radio show. Joe and Frank happily obliged, thus leading me to this point.

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BEST of 2014: Modern Rock TOP 20

So, here it is. The last of the five lists for this year. This is the Modern Rock Top 20 for 2014.

Again, as with the other lists, this list was compiled from airplay received on my show, listener requests, and other reviews that I’ve seen. The most important factor, though, is just how much I’ve personally played and loved the CD this year. Each of these are CD’s that I thought just stood above all others in this genre.

You can find my show, The Mental Metal Trivia Show and give it a like. You can also catch the show each Thursday at Noon EST (5 pm UK time) on Firebrand Rock Radio. It’s a 3 hour weekly show where I play the best in Hard Rock, Metal, Punk, and Modern Rock.

This is the best modern rock, punk, and alternative sounding bands that released records this year. And with that said…

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BEST of 2014: Heavy Metal/Thrash TOP 20

This is list #4 of the 5 that I am doing this year. These are the Top 20 Heavy Metal and Thrash CD’s of the year. Many of these were featured on my radio show, The Mental Metal Trivia Show. I also interviewed a number of these artists on the show.

Again, as with the other lists, this list was compiled from airplay received on my show, listener requests, and other reviews that I’ve seen. The most important factor, though, is just how much I’ve personally played and loved the CD this year. Each of these are CD’s that I thought just stood above all others in this genre.

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BEST of 2014: Hard Rock TOP 20

It’s now time to drop the Best of 2014 lists for Metal, Hard Rock, and Modern Rock. All three lists will be added tonight.

For now though, let’s give you the Best of 2014 TOP 20 Hard Rock releases. These are the 20 CD’s that not only received critical acclaim from critics and fans, but also spent the most time on my music player and radio show. These are all records that I not only loved the most but received a high number of requests for as well. Continue reading


BEST of 2014: Country, Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass TOP 20

Continuing the countdowns, I now give you the Top 20 Countdown for Country, Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass music. I like to affectionately call this one the “Down Home” Countdown.

As always, this is my list only, take it as you may…

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BEST of 2014: Blues and Southern Rock TOP 20

The first of the five lists that I’m going to be dropping on you over the next week or so. If you’re a fan of my radio show, The Mental Metal Trivia Show, you can catch the show every Thursday, Noon EST (5 pm UK Time) on Firebrand Rock Radio.

The show tomorrow will debut the lists for Country, Americana, & Bluegrass. Also the lists for Blues and Southern Rock will be covered. A total of 41 songs in 3 hours if you want to hear what all the hype is about. I’m simply going to count them down so YOU can discover them and fall in love with them just like I did… Continue reading


Best of 2014: The Explanation

So, 2014 has now officially come and gone. It’s time for me to countdown the BEST of 2014 music releases. I debated for a while how to go about doing this. There were so many amazing music releases this year. If I had just made a general list, I felt like very deserving music was going to get left off the list.

I decided the best way to ensure that did not happen was to make multiple lists according to genres and then breaking it down even further within those genres.

This year, you’re going to be getting FIVE lists:

* Hard Rock

* Heavy Metal/Thrash

* Modern Rock/Alternative

* Country/Bluegrass/Americana

* Blues/Southern Rock

 

I did a Top 20 List for each.

My criteria for the lists was pretty straight forward. I did NOT include any ep’s, singles, or short form CD’s. They had to be full length releases, released within the year of 2014, and contain a majority of NEW music from the artist. I did NOT take record sales into account. It’s based strictly what I felt were the best musical releases of the year. The majority were CD’s that I listened to constantly throughout the year or were just brilliant releases musically.

As with anything else, these lists are strictly MY opinion. You don’t have to agree and you’re free to create your OWN lists. Just please be respectful and make sure your comments are well thought out.

With that said…

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