Compiled by Rick Hiduk I have to give Lucinda Williams (above) the nod for Folk Song of the Year for “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” but The New Basement Tapes (top), featuring Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, and T Bone Burnett, impressed me with theContinue Reading

Compiled by Rick Hiduk While groups like Milky Chance (above) and Modest Mouse may have held the top spot on the Alternative Rock charts for more weeks with individual tracks, no alternative or rock act had as many successful entries in 2015 than Twenty One Pilots (top). If there was anyContinue Reading

Compilation by Rick Hiduk Chris Jansen (above) wasn’t asking for too much – was he? – with his tongue-in-cheek hit “Buy Me a Boat,” while Little Big Town’s intriguing “Girl Crush” tugged at people’s ears and sensibilities. We have to call it what it is. Modern Country bares little resemblanceContinue Reading