The Music God’s Best of 2016 Rock Top 20

It’s time for list #4: The Rock Top 20. This is where I list all the rock stuff. Still to come are the Modern Rock/Punk Top 20, The Metal Top 30 and The Hard Rock Top 30.

I think this category is pretty self-explanatory. It’s the stuff that you’d on mainstream rock radio, except this list will be mostly bands that Clear Channel wouldn’t give the time of day too, because you wouldn’t want them to actually play GOOD stuff.

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The Music God’s Best of 2016 The ep’s Top 10

And the countdown’s continue! This time it’s with list #3, The ep’s. Now, on a normal year, this would even be a category that I’d do as I don’t get that many of these. As the business model of the music industry continues to change, more and more artists are going to this format. It’s much more cost effective and the band can focus on writing a few really GREAT songs as opposed to a whole record that might not have the same impact.

The criteria for these was anything that was LESS than 8 songs was considered an e.p. and added to this list instead of the other long form lists. So, with that in mind…

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The Music God’s Best of 2016: Country, Americana, and Southern Rock Top 20

List #2. This time is the Top 20 for Country, Americana, and Southern Rock. For those that are familiar with my radio show, 6 Ways 2 Sunday, this is the main stuff that I play on the show. List #1 would also be stuff that is included on the show.

It’s been a great year for music, so much, in fact that I had to expand the lists to include everything that was deserving this year. There is lots of stuff here that I want everyone to check out. I consider every artist here to be essential to your record collection.

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The Music God’s Best Of 2016 Blues/Folk/Bluegrass Top 10

For those that are unfamiliar with how I operate, let me break it down real quick. I have 7 total lists that I complete for the different genres that appear on the station. This is the first of those annual lists. This is the BLUES, FOLK, and BLUEGRASS TOP 10. This is the shortest of the lists that will come as I generally don’t get a ton of submissions from these genres as I do in the others.

There are no honorable mentions this year. As usual, I start at 10 and count down to number one. Any comments can be left here or emailed to the stations email at: riotonthesetmedia@gmail.com

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Faithsedge Return with Monster New Record

Faithsedge is returning with ‘Restoration’, their third and most melodic release to date. Fronted by mastermind singer / songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, the band returns with a stellar line-up featuring Stryper bass player Tim Gaines, Ace Frehley / Mr .Big drummer Matt Starr and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso. Both Keys and production have been handled by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/ Revolution Saints).

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