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Year in Music 2013: Taylor Kaplan’s top 10s

December 18, 2013
Albums1. My Bloody Valentine: m b v2. Dean Blunt: The Redeemer3. Julia Holter: Loud City Song4. No Joy: Wait to Pleasure5. Oneohtrix Point Never:...

Candy crush

THE YEAR IN NIGHTLIFE: Queer hip-hop, porn music, spruced-up venues, virtual techno, classical near-riots, and the '90s big-room revival ruled 2013

Haley Zaremba’s Top 10 Concerts of 2012

December 21, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on...

Emily Savage’s Top 10 Albums and Shows of 2012

December 21, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the...

Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew: Top 10 Everything

December 19, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the year's...

Michael Krimper’s Endless Desire List

December 17, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the year's...

Tycho’s Top Bay Area and Bay Area-Affiliated Acts

December 17, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the year's best...

Antwon’s Top 10 Rap Jamz of 2012

December 13, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on the year's best songs,...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Blowing like the wind

Nightlife in 2012: Did I leave my bra in the booth?

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Bottom line

The majors, streaming sites, and independent artists dance to the tune of economic decline

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Waiting for Four-O

E-40 and Too Short's historic collaboration caps another strange year for Bay Area rap

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Beach squelch shimmy

Supergroup Uzi Rash plots its own demise for the end of 2012

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Sinner’s exit

After another prolific year, San Francisco's beloved garage rock star waves goodbye to the Bay

Nite Trax: Nebakaneza’s top 10 dubstep tracks of 2011

December 20, 2011
DJ Nebakaneza of the always raging Ritual Dubstep weekly (every Thursday, 9pm-3am at Temple) has one of the finest ears on the dubstep scene...

Come, as you are

YEAR IN MUSIC: An impassioned fan flocks to Seattle and Rasputin Music for Nevermind's anniversary

Bass Odyssey

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: Pop goes the world -- a whirlwind year of nightlife and dance music. Plus a nightlife top 11 for 2011 

How guilty?

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: Your chances at heaven after this year's hip-pop and R&B obsessions

The tops of 2011

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: Local musicians, writers, DJs, and promoters sound off on the year's best songs, album releases, shows, and club drugs

Man/machine

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: Synthpop rises again

Snapped

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: New photo book Murder in the Front Row looks back at the infancy of Bay Area thrash. Plus: top 10 metal albums of the year

Rearview mirror

YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: It's a retromaniac's world, but lookin' back ain't so bad. Plus: the top 10 live shows of 2011

Year in Music: Pantha du Prince’s Top 10 (+1) of 2010

December 23, 2010
Phill Niblock, Touch Radio 57Efdemin, ChicagoKonrad Sprenger, VersprochenAvey Tare, Down ThereFoxtrot Echo Lima Tango fanzineAutechre, OverstepsMoritz Von Oswald Trio, Live In New YorkLive jams...