Beauville88
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 Lists
12.11.13 Top 25 Of 201312.18.12 Top 20 Of '12
06.16.12 Top 10 Greatest Drops In Quality01.08.12 Top 5 Disappointments Of '11
01.08.12 My Top 20 Of '1112.10.10 My Top 10 Of '10
12.24.09 Top 10 Of 200911.26.09 Top 5 Eps Of 2009

My Top 10 Of '10

Roughly.
1The 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.
2Minus The Bear
Omni


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.
3Circa Survive
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.
4Good 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.
5Ellie Goulding
Lights


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.
6Fang Island
Fang Island


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.
7Parades
Foreign Tapes


Some terrific indie songwriting here, featuring a multi-instrument approach and fantastic vocals. Read my review for further thoughts.
8Cloudkicker
Beacons


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.
9The National
High Violet


Some songs are still growing on me, but overall, it's the same high-quality, melancholy stuff from one of the best bands going.
10The Devil Wears Prada
Zombie EP


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.
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