From the “For What It’s Worth” bin at the store, Metacritic’s users named Megadeth’s 2013 release Super Collider the Worst Album of the Year, coming in with a score of 38. (Metacritic is like Rotten Tomatoes for music, curating scores from “notable sources” across the web.) The Metacritic score is based on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being the worst and 100 the best. In other words, Megadeth failed miserably.

1 Super Collider by Megadeth UMD 38
2 What The… by Black Flag SST 45
3 Authentic by LL Cool J 429 Records 46
4 In a Perfect World by Kodaline RCA 47
5 I Love You by The Neighbourhood Columbia 48
6 Moon Landing by James Blunt Atlantic 49
7 Borrell 1 by Johnny Borrell Universal 49
8 #willpower by Interscope 49
9 Hotel California by Tyga Republic 50
10 What About Now by Bon Jovi Island 50

In related news (and from more a important poll), Metacritic proper named Deafheaven’s Sunbather the Best Album of 2013. It’s the first time in history a metal band has held the distinction.


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HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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