There’s a possibility that at this late date I might still receive another year-end list or two (and I do expect that Andy Synn will deliver his list of favorite songs from last year), but we’re close enough to the end of our 2018 edition of LISTMANIA that I’m ready to provide this wrap-up.
As in years past we posted an extensive series of lists. As usual, some of them were re-postings of lists that appeared at “big platform” web sites and print magazines, and others were prepared by our own stable of race-horse writers. But once again we had a large group of lists from invited band members and assorted other guests. Plus, we’ve again received valuable, extensive lists in reader comments on THIS POST (and new lists can still be added there).
In this article I’m collecting links to all of the 2018 year-end lists that we published, divided into categories and listed within each category in the order of their appearance. For people who are looking for the best metal that 2018 had to offer, these lists and our readers’ lists provide a tremendous resource, as they have in past years. Continue reading »