Jim Thompson

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Jwt's Songs Of 2010

Here's a detailed list of some of my favorite tunes from this past year.
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven

Fallen - The actual song that has made me decide to start this list. Just
grabbed this album this week and this song has not left my mind. This song
to me is a rock anthem done right with bellowing guitar riffs, soulful vocals
and a hell of a catchy chorus. Mainstream rock bands take notes...
2Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Shutterbug - My roll-out song to work for nearly a month and a song I
always play at party's, the beat is just out of this world. My favorite song
off of most likely my favorite hip-hop record of the year.
3Arcade Fire
The Suburbs

The Suberbs - The opening tracks of albums are important for me and
usually either become my favorite or most hated track. This song sets a
perfect mood for the album imo, with the piano playing reminding me of
almost a Sgt. Pepper vibe like I'm being welcomed to the show, kick back,
relax and enjoy the next hour or so.
4The Black Keys

Sinister Kid - Always been a huge Black Keys fan and this may be their
finest track to date, a very bluesy song that immediately stuck out to me on
the first listen. The dark mood set by the music perfectly fits the lyrics.
Ecailles De Lune

Escailles De Lune (Part I and II) - Heard many great things about this album
and I put this off for a long time. Always listening to new music almost on a
daily basis I put this on while doing some HW and I literally had to stop
what I was doing while it was still halfway through the first track and just
sat and listened. This song probably evoked the most emotion and tone of
any songs I've heard this year. I'm also usually not a fan of BM but I found
the screaming in the 2nd part so fitting.

Letter Experiment - Yes, I'm a huge fanboy of this band and this will be in
my top 5 albums for sure. The whole album is packed with many highlights
for me but Letter Experiment takes the cake. This song sums up a lot of
what I appreciate from the band, huge crushing riff to begin with the vocals
coming in with a slight distortion. Song has a great mixture of screaming
and clean vocals and I believe is one of the highlights for Spencer.
7The National
High Violet

Terrible Love - Like I mentioned earlier, the first song is a make and break
for me. This was the initial single from the band and I loved it from the
start. After countless listens of High Violet through regularly and on random
this song stood out to me the most, especially the ending where everything
creshendo's; I just can't help but sing along. "It takes and ocean not to
Diamond Eyes

Sextape - A surprising pick for me considering almost all of my favorite
Deftones songs are the heavier tunes (Elite, Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away))
but this song just seems perfect. The opening guitar riff initially catches my
attention followed by Chino's vocals, which are edgy yet laid back and
sincere. When Chino pleads "Take me one more time, Take me one more
wave, Take me for one last ride" it just hits home for me some reason,
almost like me asking for a second chance.
9Foxy Shazam
Foxy Shazam

Count Me Out - Yet another soulful catchy tune that when it comes on I
can't resist to turn it up and sing along. Song is full of hooks galore.
10Circa Survive
Blue Sky Noise

Get Out - The first song released from a band I've frankly hated most of my
life (brother is a huge Anthony Green fan) and well "got me out" from
hating on them. Love the aggressiveness of Anthony's vocals and the up-
paced guitar work that I find lacking in their back catalog. Album is a
contender for album of the year.
11 Wiz Khalifa
Kush & Orange Juice

In tha Cut - Rapper from my area gaining recognition nationally originally for
his hit single "Say Yeah". New album is a great laid back album to blaze too,
and this song is great for party's.
Plastic Beach

Rhinestone Eyes - Had high expectations for Plastic Beach after falling in
love with Demon Days waaay back in '05 and while I don't think it
completely met my expectations this song was a definitive highlight of the
album. Another song with a killer beat.
13Titus Andronicus
The Monitor

A More Perfect - Yet another opening track that makes my list. For me
again, when watching a movie or listening to music or reading a book, it's
VERY important for me to have the artist find a way to grab my attention
and not let me go for the duration of the movie/album/ect. This song does
that perfectly opening up with a droned speach followed 6 mins of passion.
I love vocalists who can evoke so much emotion when they sing, proving
that their not just singing words off a piece of paper but trying to tell me
something important that I must hear. Thank you for introducing me to this
14Brandon Flowers

Crossfire - Being a huge Killers fan I was anticipating this release but not
really expecting much from a Brandon Flowers solo record. My thoughts
proved true as this really only came off as a sub-par continuation of Day &
Age except slightly worse. Needless to sat this is one of the quality songs
off the record and the music video may be my favorite of they year, Charlize
Theron killing ninja's and saving a kidnapped Brandon Flowers!?!?! YES.
15The Gaslight Anthem
American Slang

The Diamond Church Street Choir - If you've listened to some of my songs
I've picked so far you've noticed I'm a sucker for hooks. Off of the
magnificent American Slang, this song fits perfectly on a laid back summer
playlist and has been blasted many times while driving this summer with
the windows down.
16Angels and Airwaves

The Flight of Apollo - Song/Band I'll get the most flack for. Sputnik, I have a
confession... I have a soft spot for "space-rock" or whatever the fuck Jared
Leto and Tom want to call their genre. 30 Seconds to Mars and AVA have
always been favorites of mine, probably due to their heavy airplay on alt-
rock stations I listened to as a cult in MS and HS but with release of Love
for free, I gave it a listen and needless to say I love this track, horrible
lyrics, whiny Tom vocals and all.
17Nas & Damian Marley
Distant Relatives

Strong Will Continue - Reggae and Rap unite, and I like it. I've grown up
very fond of Matisyahu and while not familiar with Damien Marley he
matched up with the rapping expertise of Nas knock out a quality record
that perfectly balances between catchy rhymes and soulful chorus's. Song
is a highlight off a quality record I highly recommend.
18The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis

Gold Teeth on a Bum - Love me some Dillinger, song destroys. Catchiest
chorus on the album imo.

TAOS - Listening to this expecting some laid back generic Indie rock group
and I was pleasantly surprised. These guys can rock out in style.
The Adventures of Bobby Ray

The Kids - Fantastic album, it's a shame the singles have been butchered to
death but in since I don't inflict the pain of commercial radio on myself
anymore I have not been subjected to the agony many have experienced
*cough* Airplanes, Nothin on You, Magic *cough. But regardless, I find this
to be the most interesting track on the album. Sampling Vampire
Weekend's popular song, B.o.B to me demonstrates being a quality M.C.
rapping to the slowest beat I can remember a rapper rhyming to and
featuring the wonderful Janelle. Another great summer song I kept playing
all the time along with this record as a whole.
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