A year has passed with plenty of new releases around the sonic hemispheres. Spinning around the globe, we make a pitstop for what was best or most appreciated in the main music genres.

“It was a pretty good year for metal and as usual loaded with extremely good albums from Germany. Scorpions remains for me the best metal band of all time, and their latest album proves this once again. Rammstein is Rammstein! Also, since the return of guitarist Head, Korn makes better and better albums, and the band’s sound and Davis's voice keep raising up your pulse. Cave In and Demon Hunter returned with splashy albums as well. So on until the end of the list where we have Meshuggah and Slipknot with well composed albums.” FCG