Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy ... More >>
Midnight Madness at the Esquire
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Warner Bros.)
Friday, October 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
After six years in Portland, the Minders revisit the city that put their pop on the map.
George & Caplin's mutant electronica is the sound of science.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
Old and new collide to create the next wave of electronica.
After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.
Though still somber, Windsor for the Derby moves toward pop and away from convention.
Doves want to be known for music, not hype.
I Am the World Trade Center rises again.
Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
I Am Spoonbender
Denver produces a new crop of music.
The Chemical Brothers try to move beyond the hype.
The Kiss Offs don't mind giving you a little lip.
Contrary to popular belief, there's more than one Josh Wink.
DJ Garth delivers a blast from the Eighties past.
DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain.
Stabbing Westward explores a world of darkness.
Silver Scooter glides down a familiar path but sounds good doing it.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
TWO NEW STATIONS TURN DENVER RADIO UPSIDE DOWN.
THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.