Remember that song "Last Night, a Year-End Top Ten List Saved My Life"? Of course you don't. The music itself -- not some perfunctory list -- is what makes you laugh, pulls on your heartstrings and gets you thinking. Aside from mix tapes made by old lovers and friends, an enumeration of someone else's favorite music isn't going to move you. So this year we've taken a more pragmatic approach to sharing our favorite local releases. We've assembled track lists with the best songs from the best albums and artists for situations you may encounter in the coming year -- a custom set of mix tapes... More >>>