In these pages last year, Robert Wilonsky wrote, "I can't remember a year when so many local bands released so many albums that I'll play well into next year and beyond." And, at the time, I agreed with him wholeheartedly. Looking at the 20 albums we had singled out, it seemed like the best year in local music in a long time, the good outweighing the bad like a sumo wrestler and an infant. Almost every record on that list looked as if it would stand the test of time. At the very least, they appeared as though they'd make... More >>>