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Gary Pig's All-Time Top Ten Car Tunes

Guide by Gary Pig Gold, inmusicwetrust.com, July 1998

Summer having arrived yet again, it's now as good a time as any to compile:GARY PIG'S ALL-TIME TOP TEN CAR TUNES ...

Revue/Re-View 2000: Lists? We've got ’em

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

RBP’s 20 Best Albums of 2000 ...

Revue/Re-View 2000: RBP’s Goodest, Baddest and Ugliest of The Year – Part 1

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

HERE ARE THE YOUNG MEN... ...

Revue/Re-View 2000: RBP’s Goodest, Baddest and Ugliest of The Year – Part 2

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

THE WAY THEY ARE ...

Revue/Re-View 2000: RBP’s Goodest, Baddest and Ugliest of The Year – Part 3

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

....AND YE SHALL KNOW THEM BY THE ECHOES OF BLUDGEONING PUNK-METAL RIFFOLOGY ...

Revue/Re-View 2000: RBP’s Goodest, Baddest and Ugliest of The Year – Part 4

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

LET’S GET WRANGLED ...

Dig This! February 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, February 2001

RBP's recent faves... ...

DIG THIS! March 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, March 2001

The Rock’s Backpages Top 10 ...

Like A Hurricane: The 100 Most Intense Records Ever Made

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, March 2001

One way or another, all music is about emotion, even when it’s about lack of emotion. But some records reach the parts others never can, ...

DIG THIS! April 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, April 2001

The Rock’s Backpages Top 10 ...

DIG THIS! May 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, May 2001

Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms ...

DIG THIS! Special: 2001 at the Halfway Mark...

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

Folks, this month we’ve decided to forego our usual playlist format and instead give y’all the lowdown on the discs which have rocked our world ...

Git Down!! The 50 Funkiest Records Ever Made!!

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

Once upon a time there was Funk. THE Funk. The Rhythm of the One. Now it's all four-on-the-floor hard-house and techy trance, dance-muzik devoid of ...

DIG THIS! July 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, July 2001

RBP's Raves and Faves ...

DIG THIS! August 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, August 2001

RBP's Faves and Raves ...

DIG THIS! September 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, September 2001

AT THE RISK OF BANALITY AND REDUNDANCY – not to mention just plain inadequacy – suffice it to say that the apocalyptic horror of 11.09.01 ...

DIG THIS! October 2001

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, October 2001

RBP's Raves and Faves ...

Best of the Year: RBP's Albums of 2001

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

2001 WAS a bewildering mix of Gallic kitsch, hip Americana, Britpop residue and ghetto-fabulous hip hop. Limeys fell in love with the Strokes and the ...

Cry Me A River! The 100 Most Heartbreaking Records of All Time… (50-1)

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

Last week we gave you the first 50 of our all-time gut-wrenching love songs. This week we complete a ton of tearjerkers with our Top ...

Cry Me A River! The 100 Most Heartbreaking Records of All Time…(100-51)

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

Hands up who's never been reduced to tears by a love song. There can't be many of you out there. ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms – RBP's 20 Best of the Month…

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

1 The Congos: 'Fisherman', from Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown (Selected by Don Letts) (Heavenly)Dread Meets Punk Rockers is a fabulous collection of mid-'70s roots ...

Over to YOU: RBP Readers Vote!!

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

RBP's TWO-PART epic "Cry Me A River: The 100 Most Heartbreaking Records Ever Made" feature sparked a torrent – well, a stream, anyway – of ...

2001: The Music That Mattered

Overview by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, December 2001

Thirty albums that challenged my perceptions, kept things fresh or, at the least, chilled me out. ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, January 2002

RBP's 10 Best of the Month of January 2002 ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for February 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, February 2002

GIG OF THE MONTH ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for March 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, March 2002

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH ...

About a Bloke: The 10 Tracks Nick Hornby Couldn't Live Without

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Mark Pringle, Rock's Backpages, March 2002

WELCOME TO a new if occasional treat: AURAL SURVIVAL, a sit-down with a much-loved CELEBRITY FAN in order to ascertain the 10 recorded performances he ...

Dig This! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for April 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, April 2002

ALBUM OF THE MONTH! ...

Dig This! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for June 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, June 2002

GIG O' THE MONTH! ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for July 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, July 2002

GIGS O' THE MONTH! ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for September 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

ALBUM O' THE MONTH! ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for October 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, October 2002

ALBUMS O' THE MONTH! ...

David Bowie: Fifty Ways To Love Your Bowie: Half a Ton of Fave Daves

Guide by William Higham, Rock's Backpages, October 2002

WITH THE Bard of Beckenham on a critical high right now (and yes, new album Heathen IS his best in years), it seems an opportune ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for November 2002

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, November 2002

ALBUM OF THE MONTH ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for December, and the best of 2002!

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2002

ROCK DOC OF THE MONTH! ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for February 2003

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, February 2003

RADIO SHOW OF THE MONTH ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for April 2003

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, April 2003

GIG OF THE MONTH ...

DIG THIS! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for May 2003

Review by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, May 2003

SOUNDTRACK OF THE MONTH ...

Dig This! Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for September 2003

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2003

Stuff that’s floating Barney Hoskyns’ boat this month... ...

Dig This! Barney Hoskyns fillets his Fave Raves and Rabid Enthusiasms for December 2003

Guide by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2003

1 Basement Jaxx feat. Siouxsie Sioux: ‘Cish Cash’, from Kish Kash (XL Recordings)The most consistently playful – no, make that joyful – duo in electronic ...

Dig This!

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2004

Barney Hoskyns takes stock of 2003 – from André 3000 to Warren Zevon ...

Life in the Old Dog Yet: The Finest 50 Tracks of the Year – Plus the Rock's Backpages Awards!

Special Feature by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2008

RBP's very own Seldom Seen Kids – make that Wrinklies – present their aural highlights of A.D. 2008. Awards MC'd by Martin Colyer. ...

10 LPs You Probably Don't Have (But Should)

Comment by Tom Graves, Rock's Backpages, August 2009

WE ALL HAVE seen the lists of the absolutely greatest LPs, singles, movies, TV shows, books, etc. OF ALL TIME. I've done them myself and ...

Best of the Noughties: RBP Writers' Top Twenties, 2000-2009

Special Feature by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2009

NOTE: Some of these lists are ordered but many writers opted simply to provide lists in either alphabetical or no particular order. Some couldn't think ...

Very Noughtie: RBP's Best Albums, 2000-2009

Special Feature by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2009

WHILST CONCEDING that we are all "listed out" after a solid decade of anniversary-fixated list-o-mania – lists of lists of lists! – we at RBP ...

Senior Moments: 2011's Best Albums by Artists Over 50

Special Feature by Steven R Rosen, Rock's Backpages, December 2011

IN AN EFFORT TO SHOW the world – or at least its readers – that rock music continues, and often even improves, when its practitioners ...

Old Ideas and Wrecking Balls: Rock's Top Senior Moments of 2012

Essay by Steven R Rosen, Rock's Backpages, December 2012

THE 84 ROCK'S BACKPAGES contributors – and other invited music aficionados – who participated in our second Senior Moments poll had a heap of fun ...

Senior Moments: The Best 30 Albums of 2012 by Artists 50 and Over

Special Feature by Steven R Rosen, Rock's Backpages, December 2012

As voted by over 80 of RBP's leading lights, here are the year's 30 best long-players made by artists of a certain vintage – those ...

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