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MARK ROCKPITS BEST OF 2013

Our Team selection for the Best of 2013 is coming soon

here's a sneak peak at Mark Rockpit's picks...

 

the Editor's best 50 albums of 2013

this year the list excludes re-releases and greatest hits packages. It was a tough year to pick the winners with everything in my top 50 and more pretty much getting hammered throughout the year... Support your local live scene in 2014!

1

MONSTER MAGNET

LAST PATROL

2

COLDSPELL

FROZEN PARADISE

3

LULLWATER

LULLWATER

4

TYLA

DEVIL'S SUPPER

(ELECTRIC)

5

TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY

STILL STANDING

6

Mark Knight and the Unsung Heroes

Roadsick Eyes

7

Scorpion Child

Scorpion Child

8

Ragdoll

All I Want is Everything

9

Blues Pills

Devil Man

10

The Quireboys

Beautiful Curse

11

Eldorado

Antigravity Sound Machine

12

Tracer

El Pistolero

13

Humble Pie

Performance The Complete Recordings

14

Trucker Diablo

Songs of Iron

15

Burning Kingdom

Simplified

16

The Answer

New Horizon

17

Michael Monroe

Horns and Halos

18

Avatarium

Avatarium

19

Mike Tramp

Cobblestone Street

20

Harem Scarem

Mood Swings II

21

John Corabi

Unplugged

22

Black Star Riders

All Hell Breaks Loose

23

Buckcherry

Confessions

24

Helhorse

Oh Death

25

The Quill

Tiger Blood

26

Kadavar

Abra Kadavar

27

Seventh Key

I Will Survive

28

W.E.T.

Rise Up

29

The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs

30

Kill Devil Hill

Revolution Rise

31

Rage of Angels

32

Guiltz N Pleasurez

Out of Control

33

Sleeping Romance

Enlighten

34

Eat The Gun

Stripped to the Bone

35

Holy Grail

Ride the Void

36

Gov't Mule

Shout!

37

The Dogs D'Amour

The Cyber Recordings

38

Trivium

Vengeance Falls

39

Motorhead

Aftershock

40

Spititual Beggars

Earth Blues

41

King Lizard

A Nightmare Livin' the Dream

42

T'YR

Valkyra

43

Hartmann

The Best is yet to Come

44

Five Finger Death Punch

Wrong Side of Heaven Vol. 1

45

Hardcore Supserstar

C'Mon Take on Me

49

Grand Rezerva

48 Laws

47

Leaves Eyes

Symphonies of the Night

48

Burning Rain

Epic Obsession

49

Houston

II

50

Ravenlord

Descent into the Underworld

 

The Editor's best Live Shows of 2013...

perhaps the hardest list of all this year with so many great shows in Australia and in Europe I was lucky enough to catch. I've left out the Festivals as such as we all know how great our local Festivals are - this year we saw 10 YEARS of BLUES AND ROOTS, METALLICA at SOUNDWAVE 2013 AND THE CHILLI PEPPERS at BIG DAY OUT , then overseas we took in our favourite US Festival ROCKLAHOMA and the new HI-ROCK Festival in GERMANY... Rock is alive and kicking as we go into 2014 - get out and support your local live music scene...

1.

BLACK STAR RIDERS and EUROPE at the

Hi Rock Music Festival 2013

Germany

2.

AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN at the

Stone Music Festival 2013

Australia

3.

BUCKCHERRY

at the Standard

Sydney AU

4.

ROBERT PLANT and STATUS QUO

at Blues and Roots

Fremantle AU

5.

Nightwish at

Metro Fremantle

Perth AU

6.

KISS, MOTLEY CRUE and THIN LIZZY at

Perth Arena

Perth AU

7.

METALLICA at

Soundwave 2013

Perth AU

8.

Bob Mould at

The Rosemount Hotel

Perth AU

9.

Peter Murphy at

Live at the Bakery

Perth AU

10.

Rick Springfield at

Shepherd Bush Empire

London UK

11.

STEEL PANTHER, BUCKCHERRY and FOZZY

Metro City Perth AU

 

Mark's 'Bands to watch in 2014'... in no particular order

BAND

2013 REVIEW LINK

COUNTRY

RAGDOLL

ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING EP

AUSTRALIA

BLUES PILLS

DEVIL MAN EP

SWEDEN

TYLA J PALLAS

DEVIL'S SUPPER (ELECTRIC)

UK

TRACER

EL PISTOLERO

AUSTRALIA

ELDORADO

ANTIGRAVITY MUSIC MACHINE

SPAIN

TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY

STILL STANDING

UK

COLDSPELL

FROZEN PARADISE

SWEDEN

LULLWATER

LULLWATER

USA

MARK KNIGHT AND THE UNSUNG HEROES

ROADSICK EYES

USA

PRETTY WILD

PRETTY WILD

SWEDEN

 

HERE WE COME 2014!!!

 

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