THE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: NEVER SHOUT NEVER
Never Shout Never CEO Christofer Drew's camp-counselor pop has resonated through the clubs of the AP Tour to the summer-rockin' kingdom of Warped. The AP readers who voted him onto our cover this month should be advised that this year, Drew plans on shaking things up—big time.
AP READERS POLL 2010
The readers have spoken! We counted down the results of our Readers Poll to learn what you loved and hated—and how you canceled yourselves out. Plus, the editors weigh in on their picks for MVR (Most Valuable Rockers) and run down the list of your favorite Hometown Heroes.
MATT AND KIM
The sun always shines on Brooklyn, New York's favorite indie-rock couple. Well, now that their new album is in stores, at least...
OP-ED: CAKE’s John McCrea
NEW RELEASES & IN THE STUDIO
Featuring advice and inside information from HEY MONDAY, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, A SKYLIT DRIVE, AUGUSTANA and more.
YOU, ME, AND EVERYONE WE KNOW, BEAR HANDS, NIGHTMARES FOR A WEEK and more.
Your new year truly isn’t happy until you pay a visit to the AP Record Storeand stock up on new releases from THE GET UP KIDS, LEMURIA, SOCIAL DISTORTION, DAVE HAUSE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, GANG OF FOUR,WIRE, DECODER, RECOVER, WHITE LIES, KLAXONS, IRON AND WINE and more.
10 ESSENTIAL ALBUMS OF 2010
Got some leftover Christmas cash and in desperate need of tunes? Check out the 10 albums the AP editorial staff deemed the best of the past 365 days and get listenin’!