Ryan Burruss is an aspiring musician and private music instructor in the Atlanta area, having completed a Master's in Music Composition at Indiana University and a year abroad at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, The Netherlands. Previous musical projects have included directing the UGA Philip Glass Ensemble, DJ'ing in the Atlanta area, and working as a mash-up artist, though the current project is his upcoming indie synth-rock band.
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RYAN'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2012

1. Chairlift – Something
2. Bad Veins – The Mess We've Made
3. Yeasayer – Fragrant World
4. Noisettes – Contact
5. Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon
6. Taylor Swift – Red
7. Marina & the Diamonds – Electra Heart
8. Passion Pit – Gossamer
9. Die Antwoord – Ten$ion
10. Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe


Music journalist J Matthew Cobb is a contributing writer for SoulTracks.com and has written a host of liner note essays for Big Break Records, a UK company specializing in catalog albums. He is the managing editor of HIFI Magazine.

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  J MATT'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2012

1. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
2. Jack White – Blunderbuss
3. Donald Fagen – Sunken Condos
4. Fun. – Some Nights
5. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
6. Escort – Escort
7. Dr. John – Locked Down
8. The Killers – Battle Born
9. Bob Dylan – Tempest
10. Green Day – Uno!
11. Jessie Ware – Devotion
12. Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
13. Dave Matthews Band – Away from the World
14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
15. Leela James – Loving You More: In the Style of Etta James
16. Gary Clark, Jr. – Black & Blu
17. Taylor Swift – Red
18. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
19. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
20. Mumford & Sons – Babel

Brent Faulkner is a freelance music journalist who contributes to various sites including dotellgospel.com and Pop Matters. A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Faulkner has earned both a B.A. and a Master's Degree in music.
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  BRENT'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2012

1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
2. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d City
3. Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
4. Lost In the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs
5. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
6. Jack White – Blunderbuss
7. Fun. – Some Nights
8. P!nk – The Truth About Love
9. Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don't
10. Bob Dylan – Tempest

Tom is a journalist from Birmingham, Alabama.
He writes about music and the people who make it.

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  THOMAS'S TOP ALBUMS OF 2012

1. The Datsuns – Death Rattle Boogie
2. Jack White – Blunderbuss
3. Slash – Apocalyptic Love
4. Rocket Juice and the Moon – Rocket Juice and the Moon
5. Mumford & Sons – Babel

 


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