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James Ford

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Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« on: December 29, 2010, 04:20:53 pm »
I used to get pissy that people started this thread in October, but come on guys, it's almost 1/1, where's your list?

My top 20 for 2010:

1.   Of Montreal?False Priest
2.   Dr. Dog? Shame, Shame
3.   Justin Townes Earle? Harlem River Blues
4.   Janelle Monae?The Archandroid
5.   The Roots?How I Go Over
6.   Dierks Bentley?Up on the Ridge
7.   Cee Lo Green?The Ladykiller
8.   She&Him?Volume Two
9.   Spoon?Transference
10.   Phosporescence?Here?s to Taking it Easy
11.   Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: A Tribute to John Prine
12.   The Mynabirds?What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood
13.   Superchunk?Majesty Shredding
14.   Free Energy?Stuck on Nothing
15.   Vampire Weekend?Contra
16.   Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings?I Learned the Hard Way
17.   Bobby Bare Jr?.A Storm-A Tree-My Mother?s Head
18.   The Head and the Heart?self-titled
19.   Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell?Invariable Heartache
20.   Old 97?s?The Grand Theatre Volume One


Cock Van Der Palm

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 06:13:54 pm »
Oh boy...here comes the onslaught of pretentious lists of albums nobody's heard of before.  Let's see who can top who with most obscure albums (above post not included since most are recognizable). 

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 08:44:35 pm »
Oh boy...here comes the onslaught of pretentious lists of albums nobody's heard of before.  Let's see who can top who with most obscure albums (above post not included since most are recognizable). 

This.


Hey now, it's a well known fact that if more than 100 people go to a band's show, the band has to suck by default.  ;D

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 10:57:39 pm »
Oh boy...here comes the onslaught of pretentious lists of albums nobody's heard of before.  Let's see who can top who with most obscure albums (above post not included since most are recognizable). 

One of my favorite records of this year, which was technically released first in the UK last year, is the Hello=Fire.  Sure the record is "obscure", but it's Dean F. solo album, he of the Waxwings, Dead Weather,  and member of both QOSTA's and Ranconteurs touring band.   Brendan Benson co-produced and it was recorded with members of QOSTA.   The record is straight rock, nothing flashy.

I also really enjoyed several retro soul/r&b/funk releases by the likes of The City Champs, The Sweet Divines, The Haggis Horns.

One of my favorite rock releases was by The Sails, who was a feature artists on Little Steven's Sat Channel.   
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 03:04:39 am »
#1 = Scott 'Wino' Weinrich - Adrift

This record blew me away actually. The man has made classic after classic for 30 years and yet it feels he is still warming up. The best may be yet to come.

Others I enjoyed:

Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
The Sword - Warp Riders
BXI
Zoroaster - Matador
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Drunkdriver - Self Titled
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
The Black Keys - Brothers
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
EL-P - Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixx3
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness ...WTF...
Cough - Ritual Abuse
Sage Francis - Li(f)e
Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle pt. 2
Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Tobacco - LA UTI
Priestess - Prior to The Fire
Surroundings - Self Titled

2010 had a lot to offer and I still have so much more to hear!

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 09:16:22 am »
Oh boy...here comes the onslaught of pretentious lists of albums nobody's heard of before.  Let's see who can top who with most obscure albums (above post not included since most are recognizable). 

Just to be clear, "pretentious lists of albums nobody's heard of before" means a list of records you haven't heard, right? So how about you list all of the albums you have heard so we can all take care not to offend your delicate sensibilities.
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 09:46:23 am »
please somebody stop the list of albums that havent been posted yet. we are all forced to click on this thread

01 tallest man on earth - the wild hunt
02 beach house - teen dream
03 the national - high violet
04 no age - everything in between
05 best coast - crazy for you
06 stars - the five ghosts
07 superchunk - majesty shredding
08 les savy fav - root for ruin
09 male bonding - nothing hurts
10 wavves - king of the beach
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 10:08:25 am »
A non-pretentious list because I've heard of these bands before?

hey, where's Arcade Fire's The Suburbs?  It won't be pretentious to mention/list it because people have heard of the band, right?

please somebody stop the list of albums that havent been posted yet. we are all forced to click on this thread

01 tallest man on earth - the wild hunt
02 beach house - teen dream
03 the national - high violet
04 no age - everything in between
05 best coast - crazy for you
06 stars - the five ghosts
07 superchunk - majesty shredding
08 les savy fav - root for ruin
09 male bonding - nothing hurts
10 wavves - king of the beach
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2010, 10:10:23 am »
A pretentious list even for metal fans. Nachtmystium? Who?

#1 = Scott 'Wino' Weinrich - Adrift

This record blew me away actually. The man has made classic after classic for 30 years and yet it feels he is still warming up. The best may be yet to come.

Others I enjoyed:

Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
The Sword - Warp Riders
BXI
Zoroaster - Matador
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Drunkdriver - Self Titled
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
The Black Keys - Brothers
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
EL-P - Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixx3
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness ...WTF...
Cough - Ritual Abuse
Sage Francis - Li(f)e
Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle pt. 2
Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Tobacco - LA UTI
Priestess - Prior to The Fire
Surroundings - Self Titled

2010 had a lot to offer and I still have so much more to hear!
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 10:17:54 am »
#1 - LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

Other favorites:

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Black Keys - Brothers
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Dangermouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
Walkmen - Lisbon

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 10:36:39 am »
Top 5 (more or less in order):

Off! - Boxset (First 4 EPs)
Double Negative - Daydreamnation
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
Kanye West - My Beautiful......
The Roots - How I Go Over

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 11:16:46 am »
Wild Nothing - Gemini
Klaxons - Surfing the Void
The National - High Violet
Foals - Total Life Forever
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
Fenech Soler - s/t
The Charlatans - Who We Touch
Magic Bullets - s/t

and not technically 2010 (but i really started listening to it then)
Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 01:39:04 pm »
Chemical Brothers - Further
Kanye - My whatever
Daft Punk - Tron OST
Rolling Stones - Exile Reissue

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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 01:45:50 pm »
Not everyone listens to the same music as you.
Oh boy...here comes the onslaught of pretentious lists of albums nobody's heard of before.  Let's see who can top who with most obscure albums (above post not included since most are recognizable). 
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Re: Your Best Albums of 2010 list
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 01:49:26 pm »
My top 20 albums in alphabetical order.
Avey Tare ? Down There
Beach Fossils ? Beach Fossils
The Black Ryder - Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
Broken Little Sister - Memories, Violet & Demons
Cloud Cult ? Light Chasers
Future Islands ? In Evening Air
GHXST - Evil's Wasted On You
INSECT GUIDE ? Dark Days & Nights
Intronaut ? Valley of Smoke
Love Culture ? Aquamarine
Me You Us Them ? Post-Data
Rusko ? O.M.G.!
Salem ? King Knight
Seasonscollide ? Disappearing Reappearing
Sennan ? Age of Denial
Small Black ? New Chain
Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
A Sunny Day in Glasgow ? Autumn, Again
Sway ? This Was Tomorrow
Thrushes ? Night Falls