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Ten Metal Albums to Hear Before You Die

2 years ago by LA Weekly
By Alex Distefano When you're talking about something as all-encompassing as heavy metal, you might as well be talking about something as infinitely complicated as the universe. It's that vast, and the amount of territory to cover is seemingly limitless. From black metal and thrash, death metal to grindcore, there...
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10 Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die

2 years ago by LA Weekly
By Joseph Lapin Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. Top Ten Jazz Albums...
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The 20 Greatest Metal Albums in History: The Complete List

2 years ago by LA Weekly
If you count Black Sabbath's 1970 release of their self-titled debut as the birth of heavy metal, the genre is now over 40. It can no longer be called a fad. Hell, it can have adult children, and it can run for president. (Insert "presidental metal of freedom" joke here.)...
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He Can Hear Music

10 years ago by Kate Sullivan
Photo by Wild Don LewisHardly anyone’s heard of Jeff Barry, and yet his rhythms are in our blood; his sounds, sensibilities and worldview are part of our collective DNA. When gay couples began lining up to get married in San Francisco last year, their anthem was “Chapel of Love,” which...
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Top Ten Los Angeles Metal Albums of 2011

3 years ago by Jason Roche
See also: *The Top Ten Los Angeles Albums Of 2011 *Top Ten Los Angeles Metal Albums of 2011 *Top Five Los Angeles Jazz Albums of 2011 There was a lot that was great on the metal scene in 2011, from The Big Four's show in April to Prosthetic Records picking...
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