Springsteen, Alabama Shakes top Rolling Stone's 2012 best music
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen and newcomer blues-rock band Alabama Shakes landed the top awards in Rolling Stone magazine's annual list of the year's best music on Friday, which featured many of next year's leading Grammy nominees.
Springsteen's 17th studio album Wrecking Ball topped the magazine's list of best albums, with the magazine calling it "rock's most pointed response to the Great Recession." Springsteen, 63, came in ahead of hip hop artist Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange at No. 2 and former White Stripes frontman Jack White's debut solo effort, Blunderbuss at No. 3, in the annual list selected and compiled by Rolling Stone editors.
Springsteen, Ocean and White all landed Grammy nods, which were announced earlier this week.
The rest of the top ten albums included Bob Dylan's Tempest, Green Day's ¡Uno!, Neil Young and Crazy Horse's Psychedelic Pill, Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.d City and Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel Is Wiser...