Recorded music is often where drummers create their most defining musical moments. Getting in the studio is an opportunity for players to finely craft their beats and make a permanent entry on the timeline of their drumming career.
The albums listed below take in everything from geek-out solo albums from the biggest names in drums, to longplayers from well-known rock bands. What unites each of them is that the drumming is some of the finest we’ve heard all year. Let us know which one tops your list this year.
Last year’s winner: Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage (Brooks Wackerman)
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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.
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