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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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best Albums of 2011*

The Best Albums of 2011*
*(Bands I work with not included)

01. The Gates of Slumber, The Wretch (Rise Above / Metal Blade)
02. SubRosa, No Help for the Mighty Ones (Profound Lore)
03. Atlas Moth, An Ache for the Distance (Profound Lore)
04. Raveonettes, Raven in the Grave (Vice Records)
05. Morne, Asylum (Profound Lore)
06. Tombs, Path of Totality (Relapse)
07. 40 Watt Sun, The Inside Room (Metal Blade)
08. Rwake, Rest (Relapse)
09. Megadeth, Th1rt3en (Roadrunner)
10. Sourvein, Black Fangs (Candlelight)

Best Live Show: The Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax), Indio, CA
Best EP: Metallica, Beyond Magnetic (Warner Bros.)

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