I'm not exactly sure how to describe my take on the music that came out in 2013.
Did I simply take a year off — a vacation, if you will — from listening to new stuff? Did I intentionally focus on old stuff, reissues, box sets and new albums by incredibly old artists?
Simple answer? Yeah, that's pretty much what I did. And I had a good time.
That said, I'm looking forward to a ton of new albums that are scheduled for 2014, including the Reverend Horton Heat's Rev and a new one from Jeff Beck.
On that note, here are my top 11 (yes, 11 — call it a bonus!) albums of 2013. See you next year!
For the rest of Guitar World's Year End 2013 content — including Brad Tolinski's 10 Best Albums of the Year, Guitar World's 30 Best Albums of the Year, a Tribute to the Rockers We Lost in 2013, Paul Riario's top gear picks and more, head HERE.