Category: Year-End Lists

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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Artists to Watch in 2017

Artists to Watch in 2017

2016 was great for new music discoveries, so this year should be no different. To get you ready for what is to come, we offer 35 Artists to Watch in 2017. We cannot say if we’re great prognosticators, but we did all right with last year’s list. Aloric (London, England) With one of the most unique and amazing voices, Aloric has […]

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Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

Most Anticipated Shows of 2017

With 2016 behind us, it’s time to look ahead, and we kick off our preview with our Most Anticipated Shows of 2017. The list below is a preliminary one, as new tours should be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s our list of tours and festivals that we cannot wait to arrive.   Elbow It has been […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Gabe’s Top 2016 Photos

Gabe’s Top 2016 Photos

I have never been as active in my concert photography as I have been in 2016. I was able to cover the big, two, world-class events in Austin (South by Southwest and Austin City Limits), numerous sold out shows at The Parish, Mohawk, Stubb’s Waller Amphitheatre, Emo’s and The Sidewinder. Then there is my personal favorite, Float Fest – a new […]

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Stella’s Stars of 2016

Stella’s Stars of 2016

I have been making photographs now for exactly three years, in fact, December 14th is the anniversary of my first proper photo gig – Peter Murphy from goth legends Bauhaus – now that was a wicked trip. 2016 has been a real mixed bag in terms of gigs, and definitely a tale of two cities for me. I have taken photos in small clubs, university bars and giant arenas. […]

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Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Dina’s Picks for Favourite Pics of 2016

Though 2016 does not mark my initial year of taking photos at concerts, this year has afforded me a few photographic firsts. I was lucky enough to be able to work from a photo pit of an arena, take more intimate yet still candid photos of artists during interviews, and photograph a pair of venerated international music festivals as approved […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – The Full List

Happy Holidays everyone. If you’re finished unwrapping gifts, possibly too stuffed from all the turkey, ham, and other goodies, or maybe trying to avoid the Christmas cake, take a moment to review the full list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. A playlist is also provided that could be spun on Spotify (no Thee Oh Sees) or SoundCloud (Go […]

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In Memoriam 2016

In Memoriam 2016

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” ~ George Eliot One thing is certain: 2016 has been an annus horribilis for music fans. This time last year, we were awaiting the new album from David Bowie, unaware it would be his last. Nothing could have prepared music fans for the countless tears we would shed this […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

We’ve come to the conclusion of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 with Part 5. This final group is the most diverse. Transcendent country, fantasy orchestral pop, classic rock, Big Band soul, and far-reaching indie rock are all featured today. Take a read, take a listen, and celebrate these wonderful artists and bands. Then afterwards, rewind with Parts 1, 2, […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

The countdown continues with our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4. The ten albums featured include a spellbinding combination of jazz, soul, and R&B; a trip through 19th Century Western Australia; mandolin folk-rock; the year’s most emotional LP; and the return of one of music’s great bands. The previous 30 albums can be reviewed in Parts 1, 2, […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Over the past two days we have shared the first 20 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. Today’s group of 10 is diverse and complex, featuring some of the most devastating lyrics and the most creative music of the year. The list is alphabetical, and then re-visit Parts 1 and 2.   Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

The countdown of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 continues today. Ten more great records are on display. Two of the LPs have been included on several lists by major sites while many others have flown under the radar yet should definitely be picked up. As a reminder, the list is in alphabetical order. The first ten can be found […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Today and for the rest of the week, we will be revealing our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. This is not a “Best of” list since we did not listen to every album released this year (that would be, to quote Vizzini from The Princess Bride, “Inconceivable!”). So who makes our list this year? Are there any returnees from the […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 3

Our final ten favorite EPs is littered with some of our all-time favorite artists. Some of the bands are ones we grew up listening to when we were much younger. Others blew us away when we started The Revue nearly 3.5 years ago, and they continue to turn our heads with the music they create. Without further ado, here are […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 2

We continue our countdown of our Favorite EPs of 2016. The ten listed below reflect the diversity and richness of today’s music, where the creativity and invention expand all genres and embraced across the world. There are familiar names on the list and a handful of “new” artists who broke out this year. One thing they all have in common […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Over the past two days, we shared our favorite hidden gems of 2016 (Part 1 and Part 2). These were artists and bands who enthralled us with their songs yet still fly under-the-radar. Today, we begin our celebration of the EPs that stole our attention and captured our imaginations. Extended players or mini-albums that throughout their multiple tracks were poetic […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

We continue with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 list, offering Part 2 of 2. As we mentioned yesterday, the list identifies artists who are on the verge of a breakthrough or who have the talent to be among the best. We tried to avoid naming musicians and bands who did experience a boom in popularity this year. Hopefully, this […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

A little more than two weeks remain in 2016, and today we commence our review of the year in music, beginning with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I. This list focuses on artists who recently started out or are still waiting for their big moment. Some of the artists we considered experienced significant and, in some cases, […]

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Mundo 50: RevueFest II

Mundo 50: RevueFest II

A year ago when the numerous festivals were announcing their lineups, we were joking around and exchanging names on the artists and bands we would invite if we could curate our own event. This little brainstorming session resulted in us sharing RevueFest, our make-believe, three-day festival. Like what we aimed to do here, the focus was on those hidden gems […]

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