Bruce, Alabama on top
has come early for Bruce Springsteen (pictured) and Alabama Shakes – the two acts have topped music bible Rolling Stone’s Best Albums and Best Songs of the year lists. Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball beat Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange to the top of the 2012 albums list. Brittany Howard’s acclaimed Alabama Shakes, which picked up a Best New Artist Grammy last week, pipped Taylor Swift ( We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together) to the top spot on the songs countdown with Hold On. Also making the Top 5 albums are Jack White’s Blunderbuss, Bob Dylan’s Tempest and The Idler Wheel... by Fiona Apple, while Passion Pit’s Take a Walk, Thinkin’ ’Bout You by Frank Ocean and Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Ramada Inn complete the Best Songs Top 5.
Alabama Shakes play the Big Day Out, at Parklands Showgrounds on January 20; Neil Young and Crazy Horse play the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 7 and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band are at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 14 (pre-sale tickets on sale at frontiertouring.com/brucespringsteen today, general tickets on sale from Ticketek from tomorrow.