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01.15.14 Best Of 2013 01.07.13 Best Of 2012
01.23.12 Best Of 201112.28.11 Albums Of 2012
07.12.11 Uk Punk07.12.11 Uk Punk
04.21.11 First Half Of 201102.10.11 Best Of 2010
12.16.10 2011?03.11.10 Gruff Men
01.21.10 2010 Might Be Good12.30.09 2009: 10-1
10.30.09 Recent10.08.09 Bad Religion Ranked
08.01.09 Stuff I've Been Liking Recently07.26.09 2009
07.26.09 Looking Forward To...

Best Of 2010

I actually struggled to get 10 good albums for last year, hence the list only going up now. 2011 will definitely be much better.
10Against Me!
White Crosses

Probably their weakest album, the lyrics- aside from a few stand outs -don't seem to have that same bite as before. However, the tunes are still huge, and if it wasn't for the sickly production it would be a lot higher up this list.
9Bad Religion
The Dissent of Man

A bit of a let down if I'm honest. There's some great tracks on here (Only Rain is stunning) but as usual they don't know how to cut the not-so-good ones. I like the slight change in style though.
8Off With Their Heads
In Desolation

Just a really solid album, with brilliantly self-deprecating lyrics.
7Fake Problems
Real Ghosts Caught On Tape

If only this album had come out in the summer, it probably would be a few places higher. The stripped-back style really works as the melodies and lyrics really come to the fore, plus Soulless is a cool rip-off of Walking on Sunshine.
6The Menzingers
Chamberlain Waits

At first I didn't really get what all the fuss was about (punknews I'm looking at you), but after hearing their first album the leap in quality if obvious. I still don't really get the Clash comparisons though.
5Arcade Fire
The Suburbs

I gave in to the hype and was pleasantly surprised by this, its nowhere near as pretentious as I thought it would be. Probably one of the most deserving 'mainstream' bands around.
4The Gaslight Anthem
American Slang

Only 10 songs, but arguably a step up from The 59 Sound which is a huge achievement in itself.
3The Arteries
Dead Sea

Again proving to be one of the best punk bands in the UK at the moment, The Arteries shows maturity to go with their energy and passion. They deserve to be big.
2The Flatliners

This was going to be #1 right up until a few weeks ago. A huge step up in song writing from the last record (which I still loved), even the B-sides are pretty amazing. The best feature of this album is its diversity, something that prevents me from picking a clear highlight.
1Make Do and Mend
End Measured Mile

Emotional, catchy and just generally brilliant- especially for a debut album. Its the small touches that really make this album, the female backing vocals and strings on Firewater being a definite highlight.
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