The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2016
Dec16

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2016

#50 M Ross Perkins M Ross Perkins SofaBurn Records [2016] It was a good year for Dayton, Ohio native M. Ross Perkins. He had a track premiered by the High Times website, an album feature/stream on AllMusic, and recorded both his own solo album and a record with fellow Daytonians Me Time. His self-titled record pulls from a well of influences that include the obvious (The Beatles, CSNY, The Beach Boys) and not-so-obvious (Harry...

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Honorable Mention Albums of 2016
Dec15

Honorable Mention Albums of 2016

Let’s face it – not every album we enjoyed can end up in our year end Blazing Top 50. Many times, there are records that almost make the cut and honestly probably could have replaced another record but for one reason or another they were just left out. Realizing that, you will find 12 of those such records below that came so close to making the Top 50 but still deserve a highlight, so they are now included in The Fire Note Honorable...

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Prog 2016 – The Year In Review
Dec13

Prog 2016 – The Year In Review

It’s been a rough couple years for Prog with the losses of Chris Squire of Yes, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake of ELP, Nektar’s Roye Albrighton and Daevid Allen of Gong. The heroes of the Golden Age of progressive rock are entering their twilight years. Along with that comes the realization that anyone born after 1970 would have no recollection of just how big the titans of Prog truly were – both commercially and...

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2016: Writer Edition
Dec12

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2016: Writer Edition

The Fire Note wouldn’t be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! Our year end Top 50 is coming soon but clearly everyone has different tastes and ideas when naming the best album released in 2016. Thanks again to all our contributors!...

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The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2015
Dec21

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2015

#50 Radioactivity Silent Kill Dirtnap Records [2015] Punk rock has been getting a bad rap over the last decade or so for not being creative, fresh or even fun. What once was a thriving genre, especially on college radio, is now one of the harder styles to find reliable information on. I like to think TFN still can steer you to the punk promise land from time to time and today it is all about the sophomore album from Radioactivity....

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2015: Writer Edition
Dec17

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2015: Writer Edition

The Fire Note wouldn’t be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! If you want to be on this list next year send us an email. We are always up for some new voices if you think you have what it takes! Our year end Top 50 is coming soon but...

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