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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.
1Slave Republic
Electric One


My Maker. Pretty picky with this style of music (dance/electronic rock?), but when done right, she is good.
2With Life In Mind
Grievances


Self-Righteous. I think there's some part at the end that kicks ass, can't remember for certain.
3Namnambulu
Distances


Deception. Now THIS is some real futurepop. Song is easily one of the best I've heard all year.
4Wynardtage
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.
5Abandon All Ships!
Geeving


Megawacko2.1 and Geeving. The fuck ya gonna do Sputnik? Nothing.
6Combichrist
Making Monsters


Follow The Trail Of Blood. Who knew an industrial song with that guy from Bleeding Through would be good?
7James Labrie
Static Impulse


Euphoric. I think it's just the pre-chorus or something, it rules.
8Linkin Park
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.
9Code 64
Trialogue


Progenitor and Oblivion (Seeds of Utopia III). Again, futurepop done well. Not as good as 3, but decent.
10 Miami Horror
Illumination


I Look to You and Summersun. Again there's that dance rock kinda thing in both of these songs that I like.
11Orbs
Asleep Next to Science


Both Northwestern Bearitories. Pretty surprised to see no love for these 2 songs.
12Digitalism
Blitz


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.
13AktiveHate
In Terrorem


Mixed Feelings. Harsh ebm....okay...With CLEAN VOCALS. WHAT. Song of the year for me. So damn good.
14Ashbury Heights
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.
15Voicians
EscApe


Loner. This guy is pretty much a Celldweller clone.
16Parkway Drive
Deep Blue


Wreckage. Really great song.
17Society's Plague
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.
18A Kiss Could Be Deadly
Farewell


I Can Be Your Anti-Hero, Baby; Metro. Both of these aren't great, but certainly better than the rest of the album.
19Forgiven Rival
This Is A War


The Grey, Like the effects of the Wind. Again, standard metalcore.
20Shiv-R
Hold My Hand


Map the Feedback. I had high hopes for this album, but even THIS track ain't that good.
21Beati Mortui
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.
22Mind.Area
Long-Distance Side Trip


New Word. This song sucks, why is it here? Well, it's okay.
23Lost Area
Memoria


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.
24Fractional
Blood


Ofue. Pretty cool breakbeat track.
25System Syn
Strangers


God and Country. Awesome futurepop track.
26Upon 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.
27De/Vision
Popgefahr


Time To Be Alive. These guys usually suck, but not this time.
28Before Their Eyes
Untouchable


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.
29Delphic
Acolyte


Counterpoint. Great dance-y song.
30Spektralized
The Puzzle


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.
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