At the end of 2006, we started posting our favorite albums of the year. My favorite album of 2006 is still Motorhead's Kiss of Death, but reading everyone else's favorite got me listening to stuff I hadn't heard before to even consider adding to my list. So for 2007, I want to be proactive. If you hear something cool that comes out this year that you'd recommend to others, tell us about it. I know it's too early to necessarily to know what your favorite album of the year is going to be, but if something cool comes out in February, I don't want to be hearing it for the first time in December on someone's "Best of 2007 list". That said, I'll throw out a couple recommendations to start: Destruction "Thrash Anthems" - Along the lines of TGOTE and First Strike Still Deadly, this is a new take on old songs. And I have to say I'm appreciating bands that do this instead of just releasing a "greatest hits" package. I was never really into Destruction, but today's production values really improve some of these old songs, and they include a couple new tunes, to boot. Definately worth checking out if you want to bang your head to some old-school thrash re-done. Clutch "From Beale Street to Oblivion" - Okay, technically it's not until March, but thanks to MyHatred for helping me get my hands on an early version of it (it's pretty widely available through most torrent sites now). A good collection of stoner rock that won't throw out any surprises for fans of the past few albums. The first few tracks stand out especially. It probably won't be my top album of 2007 given some of the potential other albums being released this year, but right now its getting a lot of play in my CD player. So bring it on...let's hear your reviews and recommendations, too!