MMM Top Ten

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2023

Several music veterans in various genres – including rock, punk, and hip-hop – will return (or at least hopefully return) with new full-length albums in 2023 after a long absence, and a few more recent bands will with any luck continue their winning streak. Here are ten new releases to look forward to in the… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Tom Williams’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2023

Though we may be mere days into the new year, a slew of great artists – from big names like Paramore and Courtney Love to rising stars like Black Belt Eagle Scout and Samia – have promised new albums for 2023. Below are just a few of those I’m most excited for: #10. Grimes –… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2022

2022 was another interesting and relatively lucrative year for music. Not much of particular note happening in the way of rock’s oldest active veterans (i.e. those who began in the ’60s or ’70s), but a few major ’90s and 2000s came back to show that they’re still determined to move forward artistically. One 2010s starter… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Tom Williams’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2022

With the world largely returning to normal this year, 2022 saw no shortage of musical releases – with big hitters like Beyoncé, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar returning (to varying levels of success) and a new generation of talent (like Ethel Cain and London’s Black Country, New Road) making themselves heard. Below I sift through the… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Douglas Dahlström’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2022

Constantly changing throughout the year, my Album of the Year list – which I always enjoy making – this year constitutes Irish Weird Al Yankovic-inspired country pop, moist body parts, teenage Sonic Youth apprentices, weaponized troglodytes, crashing metaphoric airplanes, strong, colorful, Canadian beverages, and for the first time since 2018 – no hip-hop albums. Below… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Albums of 2022

2022 saw no shortage of fantastic music, which is perhaps why there’s so much disagreement as to what the year’s big, standout releases were. With this list, I attempt to break through the noise and put aside any personal biases to objectively assess the most important releases from this year. #10. Alvvays – ‘Blue Rev’… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Standout Tracks of 2022

I’m always finding it harder to put together a “best songs of the year” list than a “best albums of the year” list because whenever I listen to music, I prefer to consume the entire album rather than pick out specific songs. Yeah, there really are people like me out there! Nonetheless, here are ten… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Rejected Musicians Who Became Successful

Like everyone else living on this planet, successful artists also know what it’s like to be rejected – some better than others. Here are ten musicians rejected by record labels, the Army, classmates, and audition juries. #10. Tori Kelly Photo Credit: Elizabeth Miranda The Californian singer auditioned on season nine of American Idol back in… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Alternative Bangers for Your Halloween Playlist

Halloween’s easily one of the best yearly holidays and while the classic Halloween songs will always be classics (“Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters”), there’s nothing wrong with wanting to breathe new life into your holiday playlist. Below are 10 songs that probably aren’t already on your Halloween playlist, but need to be.  10. “Halloween” – Phoebe… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Bands That Should Be Bigger

Sure, one could argue that being a household name within the music industry in any way should disqualify you from complaining. Still, there are plenty of groups out there that deserve way more appreciation than they get. Here is a list of ten groups – new and old – that we think should be talked… Read more