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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

BEST OF 2007

TOP TEN METAL ALBUMS OF 2007

01. Throwdown, Venom & Tears
02. Demon Hunter, Storm the Gates of Hell
03. Type O Negative, Dead Again
04. Jesu, Conqueror
05. Baroness, Red Album
06. Dillinger Escape Plan, Ire Works
07. High On Fire, Death is This Communion
08. Rwake, Voice of Omens
09. Paradise Lost, In Requiem
10. Candlemass, King of the Grey Islands

TOP TEN NON-METAL ALBUMS OF 2007

01. Morten Harket, Wild Seed
02. Tiger Army, Music From Regions Beyond
03. White Rabbits, Fort Nightly
04. Alcest, Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
05. Annie Lennox, Songs of Mass Destruction
06. Miranda Lambert, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
07. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Baby 81
08. Tim Armstrong, A Poet's Life
09. The Aggrolites, Reggae Hit L.A.
10. Burial, Untrue

HONORABLE MENTION

01. Metallica, Bridge School Benefit 10/28/2007 (Internet only)
02. Rosetta, Wake/ Lift
03. Megadeth, United Abominations
04. Moonsorrow, Viides Luku - Havitetty
05. Down, III: Over the Under

BEST SINGLE OF 2007

MxPx, "Shut it Down"

BEST VIDEO OF 2007

Demon Hunter "Fading Away"

BEST VIDEO OF 2007 (RUNNER-UP):

Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, "Dry the River"

BEST TV SHOWS

01. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi Channel)
02. The Sopranos (HBO)
03. Extras (BBC/ HBO)
04. The Office (NBC)
05. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
06. Heroes (NBC)
07. Prison Break (FOX)
08. Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)
09. Ugly Betty (ABC)
10. Human Weapon (The History Channel)

BEST MOVIES

Still way too many to see to accurately say...

1 comment:

the bear said...

Human Weapon was number 10!?!? What about Future Weapons too?! Man, I guess I need to check out Battlestar Galactica!