This year wasn’t quite the dog fight it has been in years past.
Anyway, here’s my list for 2010.
1. Daughters – Daughters
It’s rare that I rate a metal album #1, in fact I think I’ve only done it once (Torche).
This album blew me away from my first play and I still keep playing and playing it.
2. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – III / IV
I’ve been waiting for this for a very long time.
It took me a couple spins to realize how brilliant this record is but I love it.
3. Torche – Songs For Singles
When I first heard this record I was so underwhelmed I thought it might sink to the back of my collection
but after catching a mean buzz I figured out what this album is all about. Great tunes.
4. Dan Sartain – Lives
Dan sartain is awesome. I love his blend of 60’s rock and country.
This is a fantastic album and hopefully someone will press it on vinyl (I’m looking at you Third Man)
5. Best Coast – Crazy for you
I was waiting for this album to drop after scoring the 7″s. Great garagy surfer rock.
6. MGMT – Congratulations
A lot of people were bummed out on this record because it didn’t sound like the first record.
I love the sound of this album. My only problem is with the quality of the album as a complete work.
It’s still a great album but not the #1 that their first record was to me.
7. Bad Religion – The Dissent Of Man
Another fantastic album from Bad Religion. They just contine to grow musicaly.
8. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty
I’m a huge Outkast fan and this record is nearly as good as an Outkast album.
The Yelawolf rhymes are sick too.
9. Ty Segall – Melted
This record is super rad. Its like garage rock with an edge. There is a song on here that sound sooo much like the Beatles.
10. White Wires – WW II
Great band , Great album.
Kno – Death Is Silent
The Roots – How I got over
Sage Francis – Li(f)e
Eligh – Grey Crow
Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
Single of the Year:
The Mean Jeans – Tears in my Beers
One of the best 45’s ever.