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06.29.11 Essential 2010*06.15.11 Post-rawk 11
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Essential 2010*

List of overlooked albums from 2010 that deserves some recognition reven in 2011!
Hollow realm

Solid album with some hardcore influenced post-rock in veins off Maybeshewill. For Fans Of Maybeshewill, ASIWYFA Key Track: Peter Pan
2Working For a Nuclear Free City
Jojo Burger Tempest

A unique mix of Electronica, Indie and Alt Rock that is sure to please you one way or the other. Check our Robin Smiths review http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/40262/Working-For-a-Nuclear-Free- City-Jojo-Burger-Tempest/ FFO: Boards of Canada, British accents idk Key Track: Alphaville
3Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
The Social Network

For those who didn't check this out in the first place really should. Reznor and Atticus have created a fantastic soundtrack as well as a fantastic album Review http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/40902/Trent-Reznor-and- Atticus-Ross-The-Social-Network/. FFO: Atticus Ross, Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet Key Track: Hand Covers Bruises
Basic Nature

CrazyDrummer4562 soundoff is perfect for this album "A mixed bag, quite a bit of song variation but the high points are oh so good." FFO: Johnny Foreigner, Japandroids, Distophia Key Track: FFWD
5The World is a Beautiful Place And...

Sweet emo indie with some post-rock in there Review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/41067/The-World-is-a- Beautiful- Place-And...- FFO: A Bunny's Caravan, Moving Mountains, The Appleseed Cast Key Track: Victim Kin Seek Suit
Smiles Shine Like Broken Glass

If you don't check this out you are a fool. 3 super catchy tracks from the SF based Koalacaust. FFO: The riot before, catchy fun stuff Key Track: Mirrors
7Sey Hollo
Sey Hollo

Swedish post-rock describes as "heavy poor man's post-rock based on rusty guitars and organs." A one man project with a great sound. Get it for free here http://seyhollo.bandcamp.com/album/sey-hollo FFO: Post-rock featuring organs. Key Track: Eighty Five Precent
8The Echelon Effect

Another post-rock album but this time it's more ambient and featuring more piano and xylophone. Free http://theecheloneffect.bandcamp.com/album/mosaic FFO: Sigur Ros, The Album Leaf, Explosions In The Sky Key Track: In The Continuum Of Time
I Am Mortal, But Was Fiend

Probably one of my favorite releases from 2010 that I didn't listen to until this year. Post-rock with both post-metal and prog in there. They apparently sound like if Tool went post-rock, just ask pizzamachine http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/43630/Sioum-I-Am-Mortal%2C-But- Was-Fiend/ Get it Free here: http://sioum.bandcamp.com/album/i-am- mortal-but-was-fiend FFO: Tool, Isis, Pelican Key Track: First five songs (Which are actually one song split up into five)
10(The) Slowest Runner (In All The World)
We, Burning Giraffes

All those who have been wanting post-rock that actually does remind you of GY!BE should get this. Check Scoot's review here http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/42286/%28The%29-Slowest-Runner- %28In-All-The-World%29-We%2C-Burning-Giraffes/ Also FOR FREE: http://theslowestrunner.bandcamp.com/ FFO: GY!BE, Yndi Halada Key Track: Zoe Machete Control

Great moody shoegaze featuring one of the members of Deafhaven. Review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/38236/Whirl-Distressor/ FYI the band has changed it name to Whirr, legal resons. FFO: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive Key Track: Blue
Dream Sequences

Yet another post-rock act. This one is out of Portland with a sound very reminiscent of hammock. Lush electronica tinged post-rock. Quite relaxing but has it fair share of more explosive moments. Get it for free here http://alfheimr.bandcamp.com/album/dream-sequences FFO: Hammock, The Echelon Effect Key Track: Leaving Today/Windchill
13The Riot Before

Great sounding punk rock with a folkish vibe. Also strong vocals and lyrics, do not miss it. FFO: The Menzingers, O Pioneers!!!, Dead to Me, Fake Problems Key Track: Tinnitus
14Our Last Hope Lost Hope
Our Last Hope Lost Hope

Solid post-rock. For free here http://futurerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/our-last-hope-lost-hope-2 FFO: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Yndi Halda, The Evpatoria Report Key Track: Godsstation
15The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Red Version

My god this is good. Recently found out about them and I'm in love with this album. Six songs of the best mix of Indie, emo and math rock and some pop. Review here: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/43943/The-Speed- of- Sound-in-Seawater-Red-Version/ FFO: This town needs guns, Empire! Empire! (IWALE) Key Track: Dinner and a Movie on a Post-Apocalyptic Earth: 12 Bottle Caps, Successfully Repopulating the Human Race: Priceless Free! http://thespeedofsoundinseawater.bandcamp.com/album/red-version
Thought About Growing Up

Mixtapes is truly my favorite pop punk act. 4 pice out of Ohio that makes catchy fun kinda cute (You will fall in love with the female vocalist) music that will surely put a smile on you face. Get it for free here: http://deathtofalsehoperecords.com/downloads/dtfh036.html And while you are at you really should get their debut Lp for free too http://deathtofalsehoperecords.com/downloads/dtfh022.html FFO: Direct Hit!, The Dopamines, The Menzingers Key Track: It's 4 songs, 7 min and 19 second. You'll listen to them all at once.
17Daniel Bjarnason

Tyler Fisher really said it best http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/36532/Daniel-Bjarnason-Processions/ FFO: Valgeir Sigur?sson, Hildur Gu?nad?ttir , Le Lendemain Key Track: Bow to String II. "Blood to Bones"

Great grindy hardcore. Review: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/38523/Surroundings-Surroundings/ FFO: Throats, Converge, Towers Key Track: Man Has Failed
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