The Stooges - Ready To Die (2013) - 7.5/10
It's a solid rock and roll album with attitude. I can't ask for much more than that. Some tracks don't sound all that great, and I have a few nit-picks with the sound here and there, but generally, the album rocks! There's some great songs on it...namely Burn, Ready To Die, The Departed, Gun, and Job being my favorites. Definitely an improvement from 2007's 'The Weirdness'.
Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (2013) - 8.5/10
Great album, and currently my favorite release of the year! Besides like three or four fillers on the album, it has its share of bad ass tunes as well, for example: Teenage Nosferatu Pussy, Dead City Radio, Revelation Revolution, Ging Gang Gone de do Gong de Laga Raga (such a fun line to sing!), and Trade in Your Guns For A Coffin. I'd describe the music as being hard rock, Alice Cooper style with some technological sophistication. It's fun, creepy, psychedelic...and it jams. I'm happy.