|Bloc's Diamonds In The Rough 2010|
The following is a list of single (mostly) songs from albums that were either okay or just plain crap this year. However, each of the songs in the album descriptions were fantastic hence the term diamonds in the rough. So no, this is not a Deftones shoutout.
My Maker. Pretty picky with this style of music (dance/electronic rock?), but when done right, she is good.
|2||With Life In Mind|
Self-Righteous. I think there's some part at the end that kicks ass, can't remember for certain.
Deception. Now THIS is some real futurepop. Song is easily one of the best I've heard all year.
A Flicker Of Hope
White Frost and Hurricane Age. It's funny because usually this guy excels in hard hitting up-tempo harsh ebm, but this time it's the two SLOW songs that kick ass.
|5||Abandon All Ships!|
Megawacko2.1 and Geeving. The fuck ya gonna do Sputnik? Nothing.
Follow The Trail Of Blood. Who knew an industrial song with that guy from Bleeding Through would be good?
Euphoric. I think it's just the pre-chorus or something, it rules.
A Thousand Suns
Blackout. Really good song. I particularly like the chopped up vocals in the bridge. The song actually gets worse when Mike starts "singing", but still enjoyable.
Progenitor and Oblivion (Seeds of Utopia III). Again, futurepop done well. Not as good as 3, but decent.
|10|| Miami Horror|
I Look to You and Summersun. Again there's that dance rock kinda thing in both of these songs that I like.
Asleep Next to Science
Both Northwestern Bearitories. Pretty surprised to see no love for these 2 songs.
Blitz and Stratosphere. This one's a bit unfair since the rest of the songs are just a couple of Blitz remixes, but they really suck.
Mixed Feelings. Harsh ebm....okay...With CLEAN VOCALS. WHAT. Song of the year for me. So damn good.
Take Cair Paramour
Unbearable Beauty. These guys usually rule, but this album was terrible. The song however is absolutely perfect synthpop. A very awesome use of vocoders in this one. Easily another one of my favourites of the year.
Loner. This guy is pretty much a Celldweller clone.
Wreckage. Really great song.
The Human, The Canvas
Transcend The Throne, Mourning Sun. Both average metalcore tracks, but I think each has this really good part with a bass drop.
|18||A Kiss Could Be Deadly|
I Can Be Your Anti-Hero, Baby; Metro. Both of these aren't great, but certainly better than the rest of the album.
This Is A War
The Grey, Like the effects of the Wind. Again, standard metalcore.
Hold My Hand
Map the Feedback. I had high hopes for this album, but even THIS track ain't that good.
Let The Funeral Begin
Vision of Hell. As if the song title hasn't been overdone in harsh ebm, still a great song despite that.
Long-Distance Side Trip
New Word. This song sucks, why is it here? Well, it's okay.
Guardian Angel. OKAY, hold the FUCK up. Now THIS is the song of the year. Absolutely perfect. Okay no, it's tied with that other one.
Ofue. Pretty cool breakbeat track.
God and Country. Awesome futurepop track.
|26||Upon A Burning Body|
The World Is Ours
Carlito's Way. Easily, the biggest headbanger of the year for me. Tons of groove, and tons of fun.
Time To Be Alive. These guys usually suck, but not this time.
|28||Before Their Eyes|
Hey Dude and Hell or High Water. The first one has a good chorus, while the second has an awesome OH OH OH OH breakdown near the end.
Counterpoint. Great dance-y song.
Fire. This track isn't that great either, but it's funny because Spektralized released an EP last year and one of the songs on it was one of my favourite tracks of 2009.