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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.
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

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.
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

Raunchy, poppy, & in your face.
Dimensional Bleedthrough

Dense, complex, & rewarding.

Fuzzy, hazy, & heaaaaaavvvvvy.
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.

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

This band has filled my Poison the Well void.
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...

Not quite angL, but solid nonetheless.

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

"Tyrant Symmetry"
Thresholds of Imbalance

A Determinism of Morality

25Cephalic Carnage
Misled by Certainty

"Dimensional Modulation Transmography"
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