Best Of 2006

Best Prescient Music Coverage: Alternative Press

Cleveland's Alternative Press isn't as old as Rolling Stone, as big as Spin, or as well connected as Blender, but it's become the tip sheet of choice for all three. AP introduced the Big Three to such acts as My Chemical Romance, AFI, and Fall Out Boy. And when it came to Fall Out Boy, Chicago-based Spin failed to identify the burgeoning phenomenon in its own backyard until AP put the band on its cover. Here's hoping that the badly foundering Spin is supplanted by the magazine where we read it first.