|Better Late Then Never: Top 30 Of 2010|
At least i beat the full staff list. There were so many albums i wanted rto check out but didn't rhave time. But out of the ones i've heard rthese are my favorites.
|29||The Budos Band|
The Budos Band III
|28||High on Fire|
Snakes for the Divine
|26||Bad Religion |
30 Years Live
This totally conveys the emotion of their live shows, which i have never
been a part of but after listening to this I'm gonna have to go
Was way better and Old Crows/ Young Cardinals, however i was hoping for
a LP but this will have to do for now.
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante
Two guitar gods!!!! How could this be bad?Hmmmmm
|21||Brandon Boyd |
The Wild Trapeze
Nothing really like Incubus, and that's what i like about it. He was able to
take just enough from Incubus to make it recognizable, but different
enough to make his own. It's more alt/indie than Incubus, and the lyrics
make the album.
Jazz TV (EP)
Kind of the same thinking as Kvelertak, but with Metal and Jazz. A bit
harder to combine but Kusudama did it wonderfully. The transitions are
pretty much flawless, i just want an actually LP.
|19||Bison B.C. |
|18||The Dead Weather|
Sea of Cowards
|17||Murder By Death|
Good Morning, Magpie
Total Life Forever
A Determinism Of Morality
Post-metal, in my opinion, has a tenancy of dragging on and not really
capturing me. However, this album has just the right enough amount of
heaviness and emotion to really suck me in. Did not see this coming but i'm
glad that i did.
Girl Talk is never bad
|11||The Damned Things|
If anyone would have told me before 2010that Every Time I Die, Anthrax,
and Fall Out Boy made a band that it would be not only catchy but also
good i would have been very skeptical. but upon hearing this it's super
heavy, southern rocky, and fun. It took the catchy southern rock sound of
Every Time I Die, the catchyness of Fall Out Boy and the speed of Anthrax
and together it came out really good.
|10||Coheed and Cambria|
Year of the Black Rainbow
It's defiantly not their strongest, but it's still a great album. Chris kills it on
this album and think pushes the rest of the band to be better.
|9||Maps and Atlases|
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
The man was in Outkast. I mean really?? I hate when people say that Big
Boi climbed out of Andre 3000's shadow and made a great album. He has
always been just as good for better than Mr. 3000 anyway. Who else has a
flow like him. He's amazing.
I never though a band could successfully combine hardcore and black metal.
I mean they're both close, but soo different it would have to take a special
band to take the highlights of each genre and meld together. It makes
sense that the Norwegians would be able to do it.
|5||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
The Dillinger Escape Plan has this knack for being really complicated and
super aggressive, while seeming to be a tad unfocused. In Option Paralysis
they were able be just as aggressive and complex, while really focusing in
on what they wanted to convey. And they really created a whopper of an
album. With every song having it's own twists and turns, and the listener
really never sees whats coming. It's was a pleasant surprise and i' glad i
was able to find it for $7.
|4||Mumford & Sons |
Sigh No More
Mumford & Sons blew up in 2010 with their debut Sigh No More, and
rightfully so. Many times a band will get a lot of recognition without really
deserving it. This is not the case with sigh no more. It has a full sound
without being weighed down and all the musicians are mushed together.
This is a great album and i hope to hear a lot more from these guys.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Many times when an album has a lot of hype attached to it, it has a tenancy
to fall flat. This is not the case with this album. When Kanye finally takes a
step back to make musically layered beats and stop trying to make a
statement, he ends up making one and shows that he's actually musically
|2||The Black Keys|
I have been taken aback by these guys for a while. And with this album
they have taken their sound to a totally different place. The use of more
effects than their other albums is apparent, and really pays off for them
here. It's great to hear these guys grow as a band. With that said i hope
that there's another blakroc album coming out soon.
This is one of the only albums of 2010 that i couldn't get enough of. It's it's
got the groove of psychedelic post-hardcore, the heaviness of metal, and
the grit of skater punk while adding hints of everything in between. The
rhythm section, consisting of two percussionists and a bassist, takes this
band to a whole new level. For being free on poneyrock.com it's totally
worth a listen. Velvet Coil (Sea Serpents) and Unholy Speed rock my socks