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|My Top 10 Of '10|
|1||The Tallest Man On Earth|
The Wild Hunt
Easily my #1. Some years it's a toss-up, but for 2010, The Tallest Man On Earth rules all. Read my review for further thoughts.
|2||Minus The Bear|
This was the first MTB release to be panned by fans, but I still think it's up there with some of the best stuff they've ever done. Read my review for further thoughts.
Blue Sky Noise
I've always been a fair-weather Circa Survive fan...their previous two full lengths had a lot of hit-and-miss stuff on it. Blue Sky Noise, however, it the first solid effort from the band, and I think the guys are just starting to hit their peak.
|4||Good Old War|
Good Old War
Not as folky/poppy as their debut, but still some heartwarming, technically-sound tracks here. Probably one of the better all-around listens of the year.
With all due respect to Miss Monae, I feel that Ellie Goulding had the best pop album of the year. A terrific voice combined with catchy, electronic songwriting makes a pretty lethal combo for me.
I went from thinking this album was fairly average to really rockin'. Great three-guitar attack, gang vocals and uplifting vibe. Read my review for further thoughts.
Some terrific indie songwriting here, featuring a multi-instrument approach and fantastic vocals. Read my review for further thoughts.
Great off-center, Meshuggah-esque riffs combined with a great sense of melody. While I found his EPs to be a little fluffy, Beacons returns with some great passages and progressions.
Some songs are still growing on me, but overall, it's the same high-quality, melancholy stuff from one of the best bands going.
|10||The Devil Wears Prada|
While metalcore has been spinning it's wheels for a good half decade now, the Prada boys release a pretty fun, punishing EP to install a little more faith into the future of the genre. Read my review for further thoughts.
|10 is probably in my top 20, great album.|
|good to see some love for 10, sputnik doesn't usually like TDWP but the zombie EP is easily their best work so far. twenty minutes of hilariously fun zombie slaying music|
|1 is my 1 too. and 3 is my 20. otherwise no similarities. never understood the hype on 10, there's plenty of more interesting (and less cringe-worthy) metalcore than tdwp, imo.|
|This Life is Genocide|
|ily david driver|
|10 is crazy fun.|
|good old war was so disappointing,|
|Really? I thought it was pretty close to their self-titled, quality-wise.|