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Really Late 2010 List

Best of 2010, and I'm still tracking down some goodies. Honorable rmentions: Bison BC, Sigh, rrhaarp, Wolves in the Throne Room, Shining, rCeleste, etc....
1Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


Definitely could've been a 5. Probably should be a 5. This is about as close to being perfect as any album yet this decade. The attitude, energy, and atmosphere mold it into a modern day anthem.
2Nachtmystium
Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2


The vibe of this record is untouchable. Darker, bleaker, and more sinister than it's traditional black metal counterparts; Addicts builds upon Assassins' seedy foundation with even more ear-opening experimentation.
3The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis


Following up three near-masterpieces can't be easy, but they made it seem effortless. More natural than its predecessors, Option Paralysis sounds like the band working their way into their comfort zone. Who doesn't love something simultaneously complex, unapproachable, and catchy?
4The Ocean
Anthropocentric


Instead of serving as the intended companion piece to Heliocentric, Anthropocentric really rights every wrong from the earlier release. Vocals are no longer forced or awkward, song structures no longer dawdles between outright aggressive or emotive/spacey, and the sequencing is spot-on.
5Deftones
Diamond Eyes


The Deftones are somehow immune to releasing a sub-par record. They always find a way to tap into some unexplored sound that is simultaneously Deftones-esque and fresh, bringing brand new versions of "heavy" and "atmospheric." Chino's vocals really soar on this record, definitely his best performance of their entire discography.
6Sleigh Bells
Treats


Raunchy, poppy, & in your face.
7Krallice
Dimensional Bleedthrough


Dense, complex, & rewarding.
8Zoroaster
Matador


Fuzzy, hazy, & heaaaaaavvvvvy.
9Kylesa
Spiral Shadow


Ghostly, tribal, & Torche-y.
10Girl Talk
All Day


It's Girl Talk. What else is there to say?
11The Sword
Warp Riders


2010's best album with artwork that looks like space-butt shooting out a turd.
12Kvelertak
Kvelertak


2010's best album whose name I still can't pronounce. "Kuh-vel-er-tack?"
13Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest


2010's best album I waited too long on.
14The Chariot
Long Live


2010's best album I almost never gave a chance.
15Blitzen Trapper
Destroyer of the Void


2010's best folk album with a metal title.
16Hank Williams III
Rebel Within


Dude's still got it.
17East of the Wall
Ressentiment


This band has filled my Poison the Well void.
18Howl
Full of Hell


What's taking these guys so long for a follow-up?
19Son of Aurelius
The Farthest Reaches


This album has actually aged pretty gracefully...
20Ihsahn
After


Not quite angL, but solid nonetheless.
21Poney
Seamyth


"The Nephew" (get the album free @ http://poney.bandcamp.com/album/seamyth)
22Horseback
The Invisible Mountain


"Tyrant Symmetry"
23Battlefields
Thresholds of Imbalance


"Disacknowledge"
24Rosetta
A Determinism of Morality


"Revolve"
25Cephalic Carnage
Misled by Certainty


"Dimensional Modulation Transmography"
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