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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

Monday, December 10, 2012

My Top 10 Albums of 2012

01. Les Discrets, Ariettes oubliées...

Best Track: "Linceul D'hiver"

02. Demon Hunter, True Defiance

Best Track: "Someone to Hate"

03. Alcest, Les Voyages de L'Ame

Best Track: "Faiseurs De Mondes"

04. Wild Nothing, Nocturne

Best Track: "The Blue Dress"

05. Pallbearer, Sorrow and Extinction

Best Track: "Given to the Grave"

06. Enslaved, Riitiir

Best Track: "Storm of Memories"

07. Nachtmystium, Silencing Machine

Best Track: "Borrowed Hope and Broken Dreams"

08. Various Artists, Frankenweenie: Unleashed!

Best Track: Grace Potter & Flaming Lips "My Mechanical Friend"

09. Baroness, Yellow & Green

Best Track: "Take My Bones Away"

10. My Dying Bride, A Map of All Our Failures

Best Track: "A Tapestry Scorned"

Honorable Mention:

Jessie Ware, Devotion

Best Track: "Night Light"

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