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2010's Disappointments

2010 was a great year for music. One of the best in recent memory even. However, for various reasons, I was expecting more from the following releases:
15Wolf Parade
Expo 86


Oh man I could not wait for this album to end. It's really not bad at all, there's just nothing good about it. It leaves me cold really.
14Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Kollaps Tradixionales


I'm sure you all know that this band shares members with GY!BE. Well, don't get excited. Their earlier stuff is great, but they decided to add vocals on this, their latest album. The vocals are......not good.
13MGMT
Congratulations


OK well this wasn't really a surprise either. Oracular Spectacular was awesome, but I think we all knew this band would be a one-album kinda deal. There are some good songs on this though. Just nothing comparable to the singles we all loved so much from these guys in the past.
12Caribou
Swim


I got this because sputnik was loving it. I don't know, it's good but nothing special in my opinion.
11Jack Johnson
To The Sea


OK this wasn't really a surprise. He hasn't been good since be picked up the electric.
10The Ascent Of Everest
From This Vantage


How Lonely Sits The City is one of post-rocks great albums. This, the follow up, is supremely disappointing and generic.
9Lights Out Asia
In The Days Of Jupiter


Eyes Like Brontide is one of the best albums ever. This is not.
8Katy Perry
Teenage Dream


Well I mean duh. One Of The Boys was actually a really good pop record. This is just garbage (except for the single, good shit right there).
7Zach Hill
Face Tat


After I saw a video for the song Terror Eyes The Night (title since changed), I put this on my to get list immediately. Unfortunately, said song is the best on the album by a mile.
6Avey Tare
Down There


The fake leak was better haha. Seriously, it's pretty astonishing how mediocre this is considering what this man has created in the past.
5Kid CuDi
Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager


I really have no reason to be disappointed in this. I've never listened to any of his earlier stuff so I can't judge this against what he's done. But, I saw him live a Sasquatch this past summer and he put on a great show so I thought I'd try out his studio stuff. Not for me, not at all.
4Gorillaz
Plastic Beach


I really wanted to like this. I mean, I've been a fan of these guys from the start but I really don't like the direction they're heading here. Snoop Dog's guest spots were really lame as well.
3Minus The Bear
Omni


Planet Of Ice is one of my 20 favourite albums of all time, so, needless to say, I was very excited for this. Too bad it sucks. R.I.P. Minus The Bear (p.s. if this list was ordered, this would probably be #1: 2010's greatest disappointment).
2Dark Dark Horse
Centuries


This is a side project led by Jamie Ward (ex member of Kyte, current member of Maybeshewill). I really like both of those bands so I was excited for this. This kind of drags though and is pretty boring.
1The Word Alive
Deceiver


This was the most popular (read: most 'dug') album on sputnik for almost a month near the end of summer. I finally caved to the hype but it turns out that this is just average. It could have been a lot worse considering what sort of band they are (electro-hardcore), but just because it doesn't suck like everything else in the scene seems to doesn't mean it deserves a 5.
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