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It’s Best of the Year list time of the year, and we’ve been struggling with a format for a month or so now. Be prepared: Later today we will release the "RVA albums we liked 2013" and "RVA albums we LOVED in 2013" lists, and then tomorrow comes the rager of our Top 50 RVA Albums from 2013.
After that, in the new year, prepare yourselves for our “Top Singles of 2013,” “Top Live Releases of 2013,” and “Best Shows We Attended 2013.”
Overkill? Yes, indeedy. But I could not take 200 albums and list them in some sort of order. That task is a little much, I’m afraid. And how accurate would those numbers be, you know?
The criteria for these lists goes as follows:
Albums we Loved: These are albums that rocked us hard but didn’t make it to the Top 50. Usually great engineering, quality songwriting, professional musicianship, etc.
Albums we Liked: Albums that didn’t necessarily float our boat, but we could see why fans of that genre would like it.
Top 50: Albums we more than loved, lived, listened to, learned from, felt things about, or just generally moved us this year.