From about halfway through the year I decided I was gonna make ran end of the year list. rMaybe it's just because I'm aware of so rmuch good music this year (either 2010 was runbelievable or I just rpaid much more attention) but I couldn't help but feel like I had a rlot rof work to do in December. I tried to listen to as much as rpossible in the 12th month here rbut have decided now I'm just rgonna relax a little, make my list now and be done with it. It's rrvery possible that no one cares about another random user's rrandom list, but I'm probably rmaking this more for me than you ranyways.
|62|| ||Starting off with|
Some non 2010 albums
That I fell in love with in 2010
|61||Boards of Canada|
Music has the Right to Children
I usually have a more difficult time getting into electronic like this, but this is either too good to not love or
it's opened my eyes to this kind of thing more. Either way, impressibe.
So ahead of their time
I feel like I'm 10 times the man I was now that I love Tom.
Axe to Fall
Jane Doe as well, but that would be too typical sputnik, which this list already is to some extent. Just the
whole Converge discog, but I actually like a lot of their stuff just as much as JD.
Watching From a Distance
Got into the album and the genre with it
The Fat of the Land
Not that I ever listened and didn't love before, this was love on first listen. I just needed to get this sooner.
If my neighbors don't like this album, they're gonna have to by the time I'm done.
I don't know why it sometimes takes me a year to realize the true greatness of a band whose charm isn't all
|53||My Bloody Valentine|
Shoegazy albums are always really lovable once finally understood.
Well, I've always really liked this. And Hallelujah has always been in my top 5 songs of all time. But now I'm
completely in love with the whole thing, and could not be happier about it
|51|| ||Actual 2010 Releases|
Small Lights in the Dark
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
|47||The Unwinding Hours|
The Unwinding Hours
|43||Coheed and Cambria|
Year of the Black Rainbow
*Sigh* anything other than top 10 is disappointing for this band. Still a good outing, just hard not to compare
to their earlier better works.
Couldn't decide if I wanted to pick this up, I've grown out of this kind of music somewhat, but holy shit am I
glad I did.
|41||Amia Venera Landscape|
The Long Procession
Albums aren't allowed to be this good this late in the year
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)
Took me way too many listens to like this, but I'm finally really coming around to this.
EPs are being counted as well.
Chainsaw Calligraphy The Remixes
Some chords gives me a boner, and I'm at least at half mast throughout the rest.
This is the Second Album Of A Band Called...
I like this more than their first just because it mixes things up a little better. Probably the math release I'm
happiest with this year.
This was looking to be much higher. Not sure what happened. Really good album, this year just pulled an
AM/PM with too much good stuff.
Ecailles De Lune
Beautiful stuff here, I love this sound.
One of the most entertaining bands does not disappoint here. See them live for your sake.
|30||Touche Amore/La Dispute|
Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
My favorite stuff from either band so far, which is saying a lot. I expect to see LD at the top of the genre for
quite some time.
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Either the worst album name or best album name, this actually took me a lot longer to like than I would have
expected, but it was worth it.
|28||The Felix Culpa|
Sever Your Roots
Just about the only flaw here is that I feel like I've heard this album before.
But it was an awesome album then, and it's an awesome album now so I'm
not even sure I'm complaining.
Have One On Me
To be honest I'd like to listen to this all the way through more times, but I
mean JESUS. This is awesome though, still need to give Ys another shot.
Hard not to enjoy this.
|25||Dead Letter Circus|
This is the Warning
Love this singer.
|24||Crippled Black Phoenix|
As a huge GY!BE fan, the beginning of Bostogne Blues was so satisfying.
VERY good stuff here, and definitely gonna grow still.
Blue Sky Noise
I probably listened to this way too much in the first month of its release,
killing any chance of lasting value. But holy hell I listened to this a lot. Still
very enjoyable too.
Crystal Castles II
Fun fun fun.
I didn't like this even close to Microcastle when I first listened, but this has
really grown on me. Still probably don't like it as much, but this is really,
really good from start to finish, and a few tracks in the middle beat anything
else they've done.
DaveyBoy supporting the hell out of this is what got my attention, so
thanks Davey. Some really lovable feel-good music that grows on me with
every listen. Serves a similar purpose to Halcyon Digest for me but just
edges it out.
Helping those of us who can't go full BM feel kvlt.
Dirty Cartoons gets me everytime. But this is just a really solid album from
start to finish.
Darkness, Oh Hell
Actually was disappointed with this, despite the fact that I love it. I just
liked bad luck so much, and heard Trazodone before this dropped (my fav
track). Still really awesome though, and probably still has some room to
God I'm listening to this right now and I need to listen to this more. Just all
around incredible and such a cool blend of unique sounds.
Cold and Distant, Not Loving
I need to listen to more hardcore, this is insane.
"Now the other man?s floating in the dead man?s sea and he?s floating face
down because he?s a dead man, see?" I love this vocalist, and expect this
band to consistently rule.
|13||The Tallest Man on Earth|
The Wild Hunt
This makes me feel like millions of hugs are coming out of my speakers. It
makes me so happy. Are some of these songs supposed to be sad? I don't
know, they're not.
I didn't like this on first listen. Sometimes I wonder what's wrong with me.
Death is Silent
Definitely my favorite beats from any hip-hop this year. Some people
complain about the lyrics, but I've always thought they worked really well.
This is better than MellowHype sometimes, it depends on what mood I'm in.
With a lot of my hip-hop love coming from mid-90s hardcore, I was initially
turned off by the fact that this album just sounds like some kids trying to
turn their swag on a little too hard. But then I turned my swag on too, and
haven't looked back since.
|9||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
Just absolutely kicks your ass from start to finish like a DEP release should.
It does slow down at times, most notably on Widower. A scary idea, but it's
okay because that track kicks your ass too, it just pretends like it won't at
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I probably would have convinced myself that this was awesome even if it
wasn't, just because of my love for Mr. West and all things touched by RZA
and Raekwon. But I'm really happy I didn't have to pretend at all.
I never could get into Boxer. I put off listening to this until very late into the
year because of that, but THANK GOD I listened. This would probably be
higher if I had more time to completely fall in love with it. There are a couple
tracks on here that I don't think are quite as good as the rest (Little Faith
and Lemonworld), but barring those two this is unbelievably good from
start to finish.
The Age of Adz
This would probably snag a pretty high spot for Impossible Soul alone,
which was initially the only thing I REALLY loved from this. But it didn't take
me long to fall in love with I Want to Be Well and Vesuvius, and the rest
came after. Opens with pretty standard acoustic Sufjan that's so lovable we
would probably miss it if it wasn't for the fact that the rest of the album is
even better. "Do you wanna dance?" Yes sir I do.
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
I've never really been a fan of the dubstep sound that he uses, but I'm
absolutely loving it here. Just entertaining as hell from start to finish, I'm
never unhappy listening to this.
Tomorrow, In a Year
Haters gonna hate. I'm totally okay with people hating this though, I
completely understand that. It's definitely not as easy to take in as Kanye's
release, and if we're being honest, it's not as enjoyable either. But it's
probably the most interesting release I heard this year, and I've always
had a strong love for albums that demand full attention, and albums that
have the ability to take the listener on a journey.
Most people here probably understand why this is so high, and I'm not
really trying to change the minds of those who don't. This album actually
has a sound that I wouldn't expect to like, but it's so well done that it's
impossible not to love.
Split the Atom
As evidenced by the complete absence of the year's two biggest skramz
albums (The Saddest Landscape and Sed Non Satiata), I've fallen out of
love with that genre, and absolutely anything electronic has taken its place.
So maybe it's only a temporary bias that puts this here. I'm sure You Will
Not Survive would have had a larger emotional impact on me, but all I know
is that I haven't had this much fun listening to music in a long time, and that
seems a lot more important to me at this point.
|1||How to Dress Well|
I have a hard time explaining why this album was my favorite of the year
and one of my favorite albums in a long time. Maybe it's because You Won't
Need Me Where I'm Goin hooked me on one listen and hasn't let go after
over 50 more. Or maybe it's because Suicide Dream manages to be
simultaneously haunting and beautiful, while still sounding like it's so far
away. I know the crackling/fuzz/static or whatever you're calling it bothers
some people, and I understand that, but it's an integral part of the
impression the album leaves on me.