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Following the annual trend of music journalism, I created my own end-of-the-year Top 50 albums list.

Yesterday, I asked some friends for recommendations of the best albums of the year.  Their responses varied tremendously, demonstrating just how pointless and subjective Top 50 lists actually are.  Still, I discovered a ton of awesome bands through those recommendations.  I was even able to listen to some of the recommended albums, but I didn’t feel as if one day of enjoyment was enough to justify a spot on the list.  So, I included them here, and I intend to keep listening to them.  Hopefully you’ll see something you like, too.

I [email protected]’ Loved This Show  

by Scott Feldman,  Artist Relations Manager, Earbits, Inc.

I fuckin’ loved this show.

I was fortunate enough to catch the first stop on Mastodon’s headlining tour of the US last night at the Wiltern.  This tour is in support of their latest release, The Hunter, which is a 15-song masterpiece out on Reprise and in my opinion the best we’ve heard from them in years.  Mastodon did what was to be expected; played a tight, loud, heavy, unrelenting hour-long set to a packed and enthusiastic crowd.  Aside from watching a band like Mastodon, where it belongs, headlining a great venue, this is one of the most exciting hard rock/metal tours of the year, because of the incredible lineup that supports Mastodon.