News: The Best of 2013 – rock albums and live acts as selected by reviewers, readers and listeners

Deep Purple - Manchester O2 Apollo, 12 October 2013

The Top Albums of 2013 (as selected by our readers and listeners)

1.  DEEP PURPLE Now What?!
2.  THE ANSWER New Horizon
3.  ALTER BRIDGE The Fortress
4.  BLACK STAR RIDERS All Hell Breaks Loose
5.  MOTORHEAD Aftershock
6.  SOUND OF CONTACT Dimensionaut
7.  BUDDY GUY Rhythm & Blues
8.  MICHAEL MONROE Horns & Halos
9.  CODE OF SILENCE Dark Skies Over Babylon
10.W.E.T. Rise Up

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date Saturday, December 7, 2013 23:59:59
end_date Sunday, December 22, 2013 23:59:59
Poll Results:
What do you consider to be the best album of the year?

NB The order of artists is as per the original GRTR! Reviewer rankings, the popular vote is shown as a percentage.

Family - London, 2 February 2013

The Top Live Acts of 2013 (as selected by our readers and listeners)

1.  FAMILY
2.  THE ANSWER
3.  WILKO JOHNSON
4.  STEVE HACKETT
5.  SAXON
6.  DEEP PURPLE
7.  WHITESNAKE
8.  THE MOODY BLUES
9.  H.E.A.T.
10.THE BRONX

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
start_date Saturday, December 7, 2013 23:59:59
end_date Sunday, December 22, 2013 23:59:59
Poll Results:
Who do you consider to be the best live act of the year?

NB The order of artists is as per the original GRTR! Reviewer rankings, the popular vote is shown as a percentage.

Reviewers’ selections


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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).

Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)

Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)

SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)



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