The Best Rock Music Reviews

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The Best Rock Music Reviews

by Mike Scott

What’s the best rock music out there today? Judging by recent releases, it would seem that a new golden era is dawning for the genre, with a plethora of incredible bands and artists making some of the most exciting and innovative music in years.

From classic-sounding groups like Greta Van Fleet and The Rival Sons to more experimental acts like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and TY SEGALL, there’s something for everyone in the world of rock music right now. And with legendary figures like NEIL YOUNG and DAVID BOWIE still going strong, it’s clear that the genre is in rude health.

So, if you’re looking for some great new rock music to check out, look no further than this list of the best reviews from around the web.

The Best of the Best

There is no shortage of great rock music out there, and it can be hard to keep up with all the new releases. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best rock music reviews from around the web, so you can stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest music.

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-Consequence of Sound:

The Top Ten

In no particular order, here are the top ten rock music reviews:

1) Green Day – “Dookie”

2) Nirvana – “Nevermind”

3) Foo Fighters – “The Colour and the Shape”

4) Weezer – “Pinkerton”

5) Oasis – “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”

6) Radiohead – “OK Computer”

7) The Strokes – “Is This It”

8) Arctic Monkeys – “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”
9) Queens of the Stone Age – “Songs for the Deaf” 10) Gorillaz – “Demon Days”

The Best of the Rest

It was a close tie between two albums this year, but in the end, we have to give it up to Radiohead’s ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The English rockers’ first album in five years showcases their experimental side, with tracks like “Burn the Witch” and “Identikit” that veer away from their radio-friendly sound. But it’s the subtlety of songs like “Daydreaming” and “True Love Waits” that make this album a winner.

If you’re looking for something a little heavier, you can’t go wrong with Metallica’s Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. It’s been eight years since their last studio album, and this one was worth the wait. With thrash anthems like “Atlas, Rise!” and “Now That We’re Dead,” it will please both old-school fans and newcomers to the metal genre.

The Best of the Year

As another year comes to a close, we take a look back at the best rock music reviews of the past twelve months. From classic albums to modern masterpieces, these are the records that have made the biggest impact on us in 2018.

What were your favorite albums of the year? Let us know in the comments below.

-Classic Albums:
-The Beatles – Abbey Road: 50th Anniversary Edition
-Led Zeppelin – remasters
-David Bowie – Glastonbury 2000

-Modern Masterpieces:
– Queens of the Stone Age – Villains
– Arcade Fire – Everything Now
– The National – Sleep Well Beast

The Best of the Decade

The 2010s was an interesting decade for rock music. The genre went through a lot of changes, and there were plenty of great albums released during the decade. Here are our picks for the best rock albums of the 2010s.

1) Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
2) Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
3) Muse – The 2nd Law
4) Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
5) Royal Blood – Royal Blood
6) Tool – Fear Inoculum
7) U2 – Songs of Innocence
8) David Bowie – Blackstar
9) R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now
10) Neil Young – Le Noise

The Best of All Time

There are many different rock genres, but this list includes what we deem to be the best rock musicians of all time. This is not a definitive list, but rather a guide to help you find new music to explore.

The Beatles are often cited as the most influential band of all time. They started out as a pop group, but their later work incorporated elements of psychedelia and experimentalism. The Rolling Stones are another holdover from the British Invasion, and they helped define the sound of rock & roll. Led Zeppelin popularized the use of feedback and distortion, and they are often credited with creating heavy metal. Pink Floyd is one of the most successful and innovative progressive rock bands, known for their concept albums andPink Floyd liveindulgent concerts.

The Worst of the Year

The best of the worst. That’s what we’re counting down in this, our annual look back at the year’s most forgettable, unlistenable and just plain bad rock music. From painfully self-serious concept albums to heinously auto-tuned pop-metal, from return trips from long-gone alt-rock heroes to some of the least necessary reunions in recent memory, it was a banner year for truly awful rock music. Here, then, are the 20 worst offenders.

The Worst of All Time

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at what many consider to be the worst rock bands of all time. This is a highly subjective topic, of course, and what one person might deem as the worst music ever made, another might find hilarious or even enjoy. So, this is more for entertainment purposes than anything else. With that said, let’s get started.

As far as the worst rock bands of all time go, many people would put Nickelback at the top of the list. The Canadian group has been making music since 1995 and have released eight studio albums, all of which have been highly successful commercially. However, they are also one of the most derided bands in the world, with many people finding their music to be incredibly formulaic and uninspired.

Similarly, Creed is another band that is often cited as being amongst the worst in rock history. The American group formed in 1997 and released four albums before disbanding in 2004. They then reunited in 2009 and released a fifth album in 2009. Like Nickelback, they were highly successful commercially but were also met with a great deal of criticism for their music being unoriginal and unimaginative.

Another band that tends to crop up on lists of the worst rock bands ever is Limp Bizkit. The American nu metal group formed in 1994 and have released seven studio albums, the most recent being in 2005. They are widely despised by music critics but have nonetheless managed to sell millions of records worldwide.

So there you have it, three of the most reviled bands in rock history. Of course, there are many other groups that could easily have been included on this list but we wanted to keep it to just three for now.

The Bottom Ten

In keeping with the tenets of quality rock journalism, we here at The Bottom Ten offer the following capsule reviews of recent releases by some of the worst bands in the world. As always, it’s our policy not to identify these groups by name, in order to protect the innocent as well as the guilty.

“The latest release by this quartet of leather-clad also-rans is a real stinker, filled with turgid rhythms, plodding melodies, and lyrics that would make a 14-year-old metalhead cringe. Avoid at all cost.”

“We can’t figure out if this band is trying to be funny or just plain bad, but either way, they fail miserably. This album is proof positive that there are still some truly awful bands out there.”

“We can’t imagine how anyone could actually enjoy listening to this band’s music, which sounds like a cross between nails on a chalkboard and two cats fighting. Do yourself a favor and stay far away from these guys.”

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