This story, as originally conceived, was supposed to be a compilation of the year's best box sets and other reissues. But then it hit me–in today's shuffle-driven iPod world, with the pace of pop culture moving at breakneck speed, it's pointless to make such temporal distinctions. The past is ever-present, and the present quickly becomes the past. So instead of a list of old music released anew, I've come up with a list of timeless music: albums that came out this year that heed no prevailing trends and sound as if they could have been recorded any time between 1926 and 2006. Or... More >>>