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Rocktology! Top CDs of the ’90s tournament results

April 17, 2021 by

It’s Rocktology! Our Top CDs of the ’90s tournament. And Metallica’s eponymous 1991 disc, popularly referred to as the Black Album is the winner of our annual full-field event. But this tournament was as much about the audio format as it was about the artists who released these albums. The 1990s and the compact disc […]

Rocktology! – Top Dogs of Rock tourney

August 28, 2020 by

Walktology? Barktology? Fetchtology? In any case, we have crowned the top dog of rock. Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” is the alpha dog, but it’s not like the rest of the breed were wearing Milkbone underwear. This one was totally off the leash with lots of compelling matchups and scintillating action. I don’t know, but I’ve […]

Rocktology! No Rush – Best Other Canadian Bands tourney results

July 25, 2020 by

I think we can all agree that Rush is one of the biggest bands to come out of Canada. Many would also contend Rush are the best Canadian band; others would disagree. No matter. We decided to give those New World men a breather and consider 16 other bands cultivated in Canada. There are so […]

Jamtology! Grateful Dead v Phish tourney results

July 18, 2020 by

A classic album shakedown! With the 50th anniversary of The Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead upon us, we thought it would be fun to see how that classic stacked up against something from the second greatest jam band of all time – Phish. I recruited local Phisherman Michael Turner as guest chooser to select the most […]

Rocktology! Paranoid v Master of Puppets Tourney Results

June 27, 2020 by

Black Sabbath’s Paranoid is one of the best hard rock albums of the 70s. Metallica’s Master of Puppets is one of the best hard rock albums of the 80s. So let there be… Monsters of Rocktology! These two great albums went toe-to-toe in our bracket tourney. And led by the lead track, “War Pigs,” Paranoid edged […]

Rocktology! Top Singles of 1968 Tourney Results

June 14, 2020 by

There’s a quote often attributed to Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” 1968 sets the bar pretty high for social upheaval, but 2020 could be its new rhyming couplet. 2020’s comparisons to 1968 seem to grow stronger every day. In 1968, there were mounting casualties in a war that few understood […]

Rocktology! Essential Roxy Music Tourney Results

June 3, 2020 by

Eight classic albums. Therefore this, a perfect opportunity for the odd bit of Rocktology! Our Essential Roxy Music tourney — 2 tunes each from each of their 8 albums. Roxy Music has always been a part of my rock music landscape. When I started listening to the FM radio in Detroit in the late 70s, “Love is […]

Rocktology! 80s New Wave #1 Hits tourney

May 14, 2020 by

I want my MTV! You’re damn right I did. We finally got cable at my house in like 1983 and the first thing I did was boot up that rocket ship to new-wave heaven. It was awesome to learn that other people were stoked about some of the same sounds my friends and I were […]

Rocktology! Rush Epics Tourney Results

May 10, 2020 by

The recent passing of Rush percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart inspired me to revisit the early Rush albums. As I listened to records like Caress of Steel and Hemispheres, I was astounded all over again by the amazing epic tunes on the early records. Now, there is certainly no shortage of long songs and multi-movement […]

Roy Thomas Baker Albums Tourney Results

April 29, 2020 by

When Roy Thomas Baker was the age that I was when I started discovering RTB-produced records, RTB was producing records. That’s right, at 14 years old. Bloody hell, the man’s had a truly remarkable career as an audio engineer & producer and A&R guy. He started as an apprentice at Decca records in the early […]