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Bloc's Diamonds In The Rough 2010

The following is a list of single (mostly) songs from albums that were either okay or just plain crap this year. However, each of the songs in the album descriptions were fantastic hence the term diamonds in the rough. So no, this is not a Deftones shoutout.
1Slave Republic
Electric One

My Maker. Pretty picky with this style of music (dance/electronic rock?), but when done right, she is good.
2With Life In Mind

Self-Righteous. I think there's some part at the end that kicks ass, can't remember for certain.

Deception. Now THIS is some real futurepop. Song is easily one of the best I've heard all year.
A Flicker Of Hope

White Frost and Hurricane Age. It's funny because usually this guy excels in hard hitting up-tempo harsh ebm, but this time it's the two SLOW songs that kick ass.
5Abandon All Ships!

Megawacko2.1 and Geeving. The fuck ya gonna do Sputnik? Nothing.
Making Monsters

Follow The Trail Of Blood. Who knew an industrial song with that guy from Bleeding Through would be good?
7James Labrie
Static Impulse

Euphoric. I think it's just the pre-chorus or something, it rules.
8Linkin Park
A Thousand Suns

Blackout. Really good song. I particularly like the chopped up vocals in the bridge. The song actually gets worse when Mike starts "singing", but still enjoyable.
9Code 64

Progenitor and Oblivion (Seeds of Utopia III). Again, futurepop done well. Not as good as 3, but decent.
10 Miami Horror

I Look to You and Summersun. Again there's that dance rock kinda thing in both of these songs that I like.
Asleep Next to Science

Both Northwestern Bearitories. Pretty surprised to see no love for these 2 songs.

Blitz and Stratosphere. This one's a bit unfair since the rest of the songs are just a couple of Blitz remixes, but they really suck.
In Terrorem

Mixed Feelings. Harsh ebm....okay...With CLEAN VOCALS. WHAT. Song of the year for me. So damn good.
14Ashbury Heights
Take Cair Paramour

Unbearable Beauty. These guys usually rule, but this album was terrible. The song however is absolutely perfect synthpop. A very awesome use of vocoders in this one. Easily another one of my favourites of the year.

Loner. This guy is pretty much a Celldweller clone.
16Parkway Drive
Deep Blue

Wreckage. Really great song.
17Society's Plague
The Human, The Canvas

Transcend The Throne, Mourning Sun. Both average metalcore tracks, but I think each has this really good part with a bass drop.
18A Kiss Could Be Deadly

I Can Be Your Anti-Hero, Baby; Metro. Both of these aren't great, but certainly better than the rest of the album.
19Forgiven Rival
This Is A War

The Grey, Like the effects of the Wind. Again, standard metalcore.
Hold My Hand

Map the Feedback. I had high hopes for this album, but even THIS track ain't that good.
21Beati Mortui
Let The Funeral Begin

Vision of Hell. As if the song title hasn't been overdone in harsh ebm, still a great song despite that.
Long-Distance Side Trip

New Word. This song sucks, why is it here? Well, it's okay.
23Lost Area

Guardian Angel. OKAY, hold the FUCK up. Now THIS is the song of the year. Absolutely perfect. Okay no, it's tied with that other one.

Ofue. Pretty cool breakbeat track.
25System Syn

God and Country. Awesome futurepop track.
26Upon A Burning Body
The World Is Ours

Carlito's Way. Easily, the biggest headbanger of the year for me. Tons of groove, and tons of fun.

Time To Be Alive. These guys usually suck, but not this time.
28Before Their Eyes

Hey Dude and Hell or High Water. The first one has a good chorus, while the second has an awesome OH OH OH OH breakdown near the end.

Counterpoint. Great dance-y song.
The Puzzle

Fire. This track isn't that great either, but it's funny because Spektralized released an EP last year and one of the songs on it was one of my favourite tracks of 2009.
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