PopMatters’ staff of metal experts present their top picks from a year that offered a standout work of Christian “progressive death metalcore”, a philosophical treatise on “Transcendent Black Metal”, and one amazing debut.
Fleetwood Mac: Tusk (Deluxe Edition)
The James Hunter Six: Hold On!
Elvis Costello's 'Detour: Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Featuring Larkin Poe'
Ben Kenobi Returns in 'Star Wars #15'
Wild Nothing: Life of Pause
'Sun Ra: a Joyful Noise' and the Joy of Ra's Mythocracy
The Nebulas Are Not About Elitism, But About Giving a Platform to Good Sci-fi Stories
The X-Files: Season 10, Episode 4 - "Home Again"
"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.