|UserReviews 14Approval 92%Soundoffs 8Album Ratings 1528Objectivity 77%Last Active 08-15-11 1:14 amJoined 08-08-08Forum Posts 15Review Comments 1,251
More digs from the year. There was some confusion on my last list, this isn'y my best of 2010 or whatever, just a few albums that I heard recently that I really enjoyed.
A Collapse of Faith
3.5 - Atmospheric Black Metal from Finland. Don't know why it took me so long to give this one a listen. So well executed, and really enjoyable.
Whom the Moon a Nightsong Sings
3.5 - Neofolk. A real gem. Includes bands such as Empyrium, October Falls, Les Discrets, Ulver, Tenhi and many other Neofolk heavy-weights. The collection is all new singles (some demos/acoustics though) and includes wonderful performances. Dornenreich, an underground band, produce what could be one of the top songs of the year.
3.5 - Noise/Experimental Rock/Drone from USA. Take Zu's "Carboniferous" and stick it through a drone blender = great recipe for quality Noise Rock.
3.5 - Math Rock from USA. Really good at most times. The later tracks rule so much.
3.5 - Punk Blues/Blues Rock from UK. Nick Cave blah blah blah
get it now!
Cycle of the Werewolf
3.5 - Death Metal from Finland. Slays so fucking much.
A Swedish Love Story
3.0 - Chamber Pop from Canada. I prefer this to the LP. Really nice tunes.
3.0 - Ambient/World Music from Russia. Checked out one of this dude's (many -> very many) releases earlier this year. Was really good, didnt know what to get next, so tried this cos the album art ruled. What can I say? Such great ambient electronic music for sailing the seven seas.
A Single Man
3.0 - Modern Classical from Poland. Didn't watch the movie, but got this instead. So fucking good.
Small Lights in the Dark
3.0 - Pop from Switzerland. Got this from Willie's review. Is pretty awesome.
3.0 - Black Metal from Germany. These guys are never gonna return to the form that they had with their old vocalist, but they still have the spirit. This one does not falter.
|12||Celph Titled and Buckwild|
Nineteen Ninety Now
3.0 - Hardcore Hip Hop from East Coast USA.
War of All Against All
3.0 - Blackened Death Metal from New Zealand. Two weeks left in NZ, hope I could see these guys, won't though.
3.0 - New Age/Ambient from fuck knows. Really good new age goodness. Wish there was more stuff like this.
|15||Ash Borer/Fell Voices|
3.0 - Atmospheric Black Metal from USA. Ash borer's first five minutes of their song rules face, the rest is solid. Ash Borer are good as well.
|16||Death in June|
3.0 - Neofolk from UK. Carrying on from Current 93 as the wierd 'apocalyptic folk' band to receive success. These guys are as quirky as ever on Peaceful Snow.
|17||Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio|
Do Angels Never Cry, and Heaven Never Fall?
3.0 - Neofolk from Sweden. Ahh yes, more Neofolk. This one is an EP, but no less impressive.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
3.0 - Celtic Folk/New Age from Canada. Well, what can I say? Oh yes, how about I start with "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" Biggest disappointment of the year. Yes its a fucking 3, but why the hell would she do this, after showing the immense talent she has on just her last release where she put in a 4.5 rating effort, to produce this worn, yet sturdy release harking from her "Celtic-roots". C'mon Loreena, you're still kicking ass this time round, but lets hear that amazing voice put to good use.
|If you don't already know, four of Loreena's albums I have rated 4.5 or above. She still has the talent, but she needn't visit the trite sound that plagued her debut.|
|Grinderman/Nick Cave is from Aussieland, not UK. I think I agree with the rating of it/|
|you seem to be pretty critical with your ratings; out of these, I've listened to 4, 5 and 12.. 4 is amazing imo, 5 is great and 12 was decent|
|i've enjoyed 1-6, 13,15,16, haven't heard the rest|
|cool list. ill check some out|
|amen to grinderman, even though they're aussies|
|"even though they're aussies"|
What's that supposed to mean.
|you rated 13, 15, 16 too low|
|nEW dEATH IN jUNE OH FUCK ME SIDEWAYS.|
|gonna enter u|
|"So fucking good." Wouldn't this entitle it to more than a 3.0?|
|Troum - Mare Idiophonika|
certainly not their best but i'll keep it in 2010
|yeah, my ratings are lower than most people. I rate things 2.5 and still recommend others get them|