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The Official 2010 Rank 'em as You Hear Them Thread

Old 12-21-09, 06:47 PM
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The Official 2010 Rank 'em as You Hear Them Thread

With little more than a week left in the year & many great 2010 albums already starting to be available to listen to it's that time for the hardcore music lovers like myself to use this thread to keep track & rankings of your favorite new music of 2010.

You can view last year's thread here http://forum.dvdtalk.com/music-talk/...9-edition.html

2010 Rank'em as You Hear Them Thread

There are some simple rules to follow:

This thread is for ranking albums that are released in 2010 only. This does not include reissues or albums that you have purchased/heard for the first time this year but were released in prior years. This does not include albums released at the end of 2009 or that you just discovered in 2010.

Keep your list in one post (edit!) and keep them in some sort of order

Note: Please don't use a "placeholder" post if you don't actually plan on updating your list.
You know who you are!


I'm usually pretty active in this thread & I buy a ton of music, so I would like to go back to compiling a list at the end of the year & I will count everyone's rankings to make a DVD Talk Best Music of 2010 final list.

Check out each other's list, see if your tastes are similar & try something new, & hopefully we can all check out some great new music in 2010!

Thanks!
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Re: The Official 2010 Rank 'em as You Hear Them Thread

Mods can you make this a sticky please & maybe remove last year's thread.

I will start this year off. Looks like it is off to a good start with some really good releases already. . .

#1. Titus Andronicus - "Monitor" = 8/10

2. Broken Bells - "Broken Bells" = 8/10

3. Midlake - "The Courage of Others" = 8/10

4. Spoon - "Transference = 7/10

5. Good Shoes - "No Hope, No Future"

6. Charlotte Gainsbourg - "IRM" = 6/10

7. Owen Pallet - "Heartland" = 6/10

8. Beach House - "Teen Dream" = 5/10

9. Yeahsayer - "Odd Blood" = 5/10

10. Vampire Weekend - "Contra" = 4/10

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Re: The Official 2010 Rank 'em as You Hear Them Thread

New releases:


The National - High Violet
Frog Eyes - Paul's Tomb: A Triumph



Best Coast - Crazy for You
Micah P. Hinson and the Pioneer Saboteurs
Nina Nastasia - Outlaster
New Pornographers - Together
Beach House - Teen Dream
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
Mogwai - Special Moves*
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise*


Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Nick Curran and the Lowlifes - Reform School Girl
Karen Elson - The Ghost Who Walks
Mike Patton - Mondo Cane
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
The Secret Sisters - The Secret Sisters
The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car EP
The Sword - Warp Riders
The Greenhornes - ****
Electric Tickle Machine - Blew It Again
The School - Loveless Unbeliever
Outrageous Cherry - Seemingly Solid Reality
Serena Maneesh - No. 2: Abyss in B Minor
White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights*
The Flaming Lips with Star Death and White Dwarfs - Dark Side of the Moon*



M.I.A. - MAYA
Kathryn Calder - Are You My Mother?
Lali Puna - Our Inventions


Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Ellen Allien - Dust
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Holy Fuck - Latin
The Like - Release Me


How to Destroy Angels EP
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Spoon - Transference
OK GO - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Sweet Apple - Love & Desperation
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
Autolux- Transit Transit



The Clientele - Minotaur
Interpol - Interpol
The Walkmen - Lisbon
Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself
Broken Bells - s/t
Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
Goldfrapp - Head First



The Vaselines - Sex with an X



Sleigh Bells - Treats



*Not Top 10 list eligible.


Now Playing/Upcoming Releases:
-Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
-How to Dress Well - Love Remains
-Emma Pollock - The Law of Large Numbers
-She & Him - Volume 2
-Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin
-Corin Tucker Band - 1000 Years

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I WILL participate more this year.


2010 North American Releases:













Everything Else (newly discovered or rediscovered):


The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (13 Oct 2009) - Didn't like it when it first came out, but recently rediscovered it over the weekend. One of their best albums!


The XX - XX (06 Oct 2009) - Didn't expect to like this as much as I do after only hearing "Crystalized"
The Flaming Lips - The Dark Side of the Moon (22 Dec 2009) - TFL and friends cover the Pink Floyd classic. I love it.


The Butterfly Effect - Final Conversation of Kings (07 JUL 2009) - One of my favourite Australian bands. Not as heavy as their previous work, but still manages to be exactly what I wanted from them. Very good.











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As of 10/30:

1. The National - High Violet
2. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
3. Black Keys - Brothers
4. I Am Kloot - Sky at Night
5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
6. Menomena - Mines
7. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
8. Eminem - Recovery
9. Spoon - Transference
10. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
11. Stars - The Five Ghosts
12. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
13. Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
14. Maps & Atlases - Perch Patchwork
15. Eluvium - Similes
16. Eels - End Times
17. Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
18. Guster - Easy Wonderful
19. Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart
20. Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
21. Ok Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
22. Tokyo Police Club - Champ
23. Jimmy Eat World - Invented
24. Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
25. Sage Francis - Li(f)e
26. Margot & the Nuclear So & So's - Buzzard
27. Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - Lonely Avenue
28. Brandon Flowers - Flamingo
29. The Walkmen - Lisbon
30. Magnetic Fields - Realism
31. She & Him - Volume 2
32. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
33. Badly Drawn Boy - It's What I'm Thinking: Photographing Snowflakes
34. Turin Brakes - Outbursts
35. Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
36. Wolf Parade - Expo 86
37. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
38. Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
39. Chemical Brothers - Further
40. Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
41. The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever
42. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil's Tattoo
43. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre, Volume One
44. Interpol - Interpol
45. Dead Confederate - Sugar
46. James - The Morning After the Night Before
47. Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
48. We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look
49. Eels - Tomorrow Morning
50. Vampire Weekend - Contra
51. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
52. UNKLE - Where Did the Night Fall
53. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
54. Athlete - Black Swan
55. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
56. Freelance Whales - Weathervanes
57. The New Pornographers - Together
58. Caribou - Swim
59. Rogue Wave- Permalight
60. The Drums - The Drums
61. Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
62. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
63. We Are Scientists - Barbara
64. David Gray - Foundling
65. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
66. Of Montreal - False Priest
67. Crowded House - Intriguer
68. Sleigh Bells - Treats
69. Stereophonics - Keep Calm and Carry On
70. Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time
71. Erland & the Carnival - Erland & the Carnival
72. Roky Erickson & Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
73. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void
74. B.o.B - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
75. Kele - The Boxer
76. Aqualung - Magnetic North
77. Clogs - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
78. Fistful of Mercy - As I Call You Down
79. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
80. Nada Surf - If I had a Hi-Fi
81. Sia - We Are Born
82. Lightspeed Champion - Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You!
83. Jason Collett - Rat a Tat Tat
84. Doves - The Places Between
85. Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the roaring night
86. Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life
87. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
88. Massive Attack - Heligoland
89. These New Puritans - Hidden
90. Angels & Airwaves - Love
91. Josh Rouse - El Turista
92. Keane - Night Train EP
93. Admiral Radley - I Heart California
94. Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots
95. David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
96. Dark Mean - Music Box EP

need to listen to more before ranking:
Black Lab - Two Strangers
Monster Magnet - Mastermind
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
Monster Magnet - Mastermind
Foals - Total Life Forever
Free Energy - Stuck on Nothing
Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon
Suckers - Wild Smile

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John's 2010 Album Rankings (As of 12/31/10)

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway ***100th ALBUM OF THE YEAR***
The New Pornographers- Together
She & Him - Volume Two
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
Atmosphere - To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EP's
The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
Kno - Death is Silent
A Day to Remember - What Separates Me From You
Story of the Year - The Constant
Minus the Bear - OMNI
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues

1/2 (21)
The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Aloe Blacc - Good Things
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The Thermals - Personal Life
The National - High Violet
The Tallest Man On Earth - Sometimes the Blues is Just a Passing Bird EP
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Eminem - Recovery
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
The White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights **
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Big L - Return of the Devil's Son
Sage Francis - Li(f)e
Daft Punk - Tron Legacy OST

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Spoon - Transference
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
eels - End Times
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Broken Bells - s/t
Jeff Beck - Emotion and Commotion
Delorean - Subiza
Vampire Weekend - Contra
The Roots - How I Got Over
Gorllaz - The Fall
The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
Trapt - No Apologies
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
Vampire Weekend - iTunes Session **
Red Sparowes - The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
Matt & Kim - Sidewalks
The Walkmen - Lisbon
Disturbed - Asylum
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Gonjasufi - The Caliph's Tea Party
Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Meth, Ghost & Rae - Wu-Massacre
Midlake - The Courage of Others
Girl Talk - All Day
The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
Foals - Total Life Forever
How to Destroy Angels - s/t
BT - These Hopeful Machines
Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Flying Lotus - Pattern+Grid World EP
Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
Lloyd Banks - The Hunger For More
J. Cole - Friday Night Lights
Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

1/2 (33)
Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids
The Black Keys - Brothers
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
John Legend - Wake Up!
Best Coast - Crazy for You
Sleigh Bells - Treats
of Montreal - False Priest
Interpol - s/t
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Neil Young - Le Noise
The Secret Sisters - Silver Threads and Golden Needles
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show of the World
Broken Social Scene - Lo-Fi For The Dividing Nights EP
Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart
Jónsi - Go
The Whigs - In the Dark
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Plants and Animals - La La Land
Court Yard Hounds - s/t
Ryan Bingham - Junky Star
Caribou - Swim
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Angels & Airwaves - Love
We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Owen Pallett - A Swedish Love Story EP
Maroon 5 - Hands All Over

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Four Tet - There Is Love In You
Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
Beach House - Teen Dream
Robert Plant - Band of Joy
Weezer - Hurley
eels - Tomorrow Morning
Jack Johnson - To the Sea
OK Go - Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
MGMT - Congratulations
Ice Cube - I Am the West
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Stone Temple Pilots - s/t
Murs & 9th Wonder - Fornever
Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
John Frusciante and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - s/t
Los Campesinos! - All's Well That Ends EP
British Sea Power - Zeus EP
Keane - Night Train EP
Danny Gokey - My Best Days

1/2 (8)
Here We Go Magic - Pigeons
Hot Panda - How Come I'm Dead
Coheed and Cambria - Year of the Black Rainbow
Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu
Barenaked Ladies - All in Good Time
Usher - Raymond v. Raymond
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Uni-5: The World's Enemy
Massive Attack - Heligoland

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Redman - Reggie
Jamie Lidell - Compass
Flobots - Survival Story
Katharine McPhee - Unbroken

1/2 (2)
Weezer - Death to False Metal
The Magnetic Fields - Realism

BOMB (0)

** - Will not be included in Top 10

**Now Listening**
Yeasayer - Live At Ancienne Belgique **
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo
Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune **

Overall Rankings
1.Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway
2.The New Pornographers- Together
3.She & Him - Volume Two
4.The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
5.Atmosphere - To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EP's
6.The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
7.Kno - Death is Silent
8.A Day to Remember - What Separates Me From You
9.Story of the Year - The Constant
10.Minus the Bear - OMNI

Awaiting Judgment

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Updated 07/06

01: These New Puritans - Hidden
02: School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire
03: Active Child - Curtis Lane EP
04: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
05: The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
06: Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
07: The Bluetones - A New Athens
08: The Chemical Brothers - Further
09: The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth
10: Hadouken! - For The Masses
11: Massive Attack - Heligoland
12: Liars - Sisterwold

Still digesting:
To My Boy - The Hospitable Zone
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Delays - Star Tiger Star Ariel
The National - High Violet
Lawrence Arabia - Chant Darling
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Sade - Soldier of Love
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Christina Aguilera - Bionic
The Golden Filter - Voluspa

Reissues:
01: The Monkees - The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees [Rhino Handmade]
02: Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern [3xCD]
03: Duran Duran - Duran Duran [2xCD/DVD]
04: The Cure - Disintegration [3xCD]
05: Duran Duran - Seven and the Ragged Tiger [2xCD/DVD]

Forthcoming:
a-ha - Hunting High And Low & Scoundrel Days Deluxe Editions [July]
Underworld - Barking [09/13]
Duran Duran - Notorious & Big Thing reissues [09/??]
The Boo Radleys - Wake Up & Giant Steps Deluxe Editions [05/31]
Helmet - Seeing Eye Dog [September]
Hurts - Happiness [September]
The Sound of Arrows - unknown [unknown]
The Whip - unknown [unknown, possibly 2011]
Duran Duran - unknown [unknown]
Battles - unknown [unknown]
Klaxons - Surfing The Void [August]
!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It? [August]
Skream - Outside The Box [July]
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction [2xCD] [07/13]

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Superlative, career-making work.
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
The National - High Violet
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


Hard to top and missing just a small something that would otherwise make it 5 stars.
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Beach House - Teen Dream
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Hot Chip - One Left Stand
Jones, Sharon & the Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Menomena - Mines


Excellent album but still room for improvement.
Spoon - Transference
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Caribou - Swim
Cash, Johnny - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Ritter, Josh - Runs the World
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
James - The Morning After the Night Before
Belle & Sebastian - Write about Love
Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle


I enjoy it, but there's something missing.
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
The New Pornographers - Together
Flogging Molly - Live at the Greek Theatre
Jónsi - Go
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
Goldfrapp - Head First
Interpol - Interpol


Middle of the road, I don't actively dislike it but I probably won't listen to it much either. For older artists, it means it's completely forgettable by comparison.
Editors - In This Light and on This Evening
eels - End Times
Midlake - The Courage of Others
Nas and Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
Nada Surf - If I Had a Hi-Fi
Stars - The Five Ghosts
The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\

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2010 Rank 'em List

Hot Chip: One Left Stand
Gorillaz: Plastic Beach
Emma Pollock - The Law of Large Numbers
The National: High Violet
LCD Soundsystem
Eels: End Times

Concert Diary


Pre-2010 Albums (first time listen)
Passion Pit: Manners ****
La Roux ****
Buraka Som Sistema: FabricLive 49 ****

In the 'To Listen' queue
Optimo: Fabric 52


Forthcoming:
Good Shoes - No Hope No Future [1/11 UK]
Los Campesinos - Romance Is boring [2/01 UK]
Sunshine Underground - Nobody's Coming To Save You
Chemical Brothers - Further
Juan Maclean - DJ Kicks!
The Delays
The Bluetones
Boo Radleys: Wake Up Boo + Giant Steps [deluxe editions]
Royksopp - Senior
Aeroplane - We Can't Fly [Sept.]
Klaxons - Surfing the Void
Faithless - The Dance

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1. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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There were a ton of highly anticipated albums for me in 2009, which makes it a little surprising that I can't think of anything besides the new Red Sparowes that I'm currently looking forward to. Maybe I'm just not paying enough attention.

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Khoma - A Final Storm
Ufomammut - Eve
Deadhorse - We Can Create Our Own World

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Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Year of No Light - Ausserwelt
Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock
Mutiny Within - Mutiny Within
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excrutiating, but Therein Lies the Answer
The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Mafia EP
Early Man - Death Potion
Kvelertak - Kvelertak
Tuber - Tuber EP

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The Bambi Molesters - As the Dark Wave Swells
Jon Oliva's Pain - Festival
Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR
Hammock - Chasing After Shadows... Living with the Ghosts
Alcest - Écailles de lune
UpCDownCLeftCRightCABC+Start - Firewolf
Pet Slimmers of the Year - ...and the Sky Fell
Hans Zimmer - Inception Soundtrack
Gifts from Enola - Gifts from Enola
Yog-Sothoth - Hypnotic Crushery
The Sword - Warp Riders
The Fury Abstract - Killing Lions
Cloudkicker - Beacons
Torche - Songs for Singles EP
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
Toundra - (II)
The Ocean - Heliocentric
Star One - Victims of the Modern Age

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Dream Evil - In the Night
VA - God of War III - Blood & Metal EP
Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
Royal Hunt - X
The Ocean - Anthropocentric
Jennifer Knapp - Letting Go
The Haunted - Road Kill
Axel Rudi Pell - The Crest
Coheed and Cambria - Year of the Black Rainbow
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Jennifer Knapp - Letting Go
The Ascent of Everest - From this Vantage
Hammock - Chasing After Shadows, Living with the Ghosts
Jorn - Dio
In This Moment - A Starcrossed Wasteland
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Apocalyptica - 7th Symphony
10 Years - Feeding the Wolves
Maybeshewill - To the Skies from a Hillside
Heirs - Fowl
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
Jimmy Eat World - Invented
A Swarm of the Sun - Zenith
Helloween - 7 Sinners
Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits
Hammock - Longest Year EP
The Old 97's - The Grand Theater, Volume 1
All That Remains - ...For We Are Many
Masterplan - Time to Be King

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Broken Bells - S/T
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Kollaps Tradixionales
Periphery - Periphery
Tonic - Tonic
As I Lay Dying - The Powerless Rise
Chiaroscuro - Chiaroscuro
Grails - Black Tar Prophecies Vol. IV
Slash - Slash
Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
Acrassicauda - Only the Dead Will See the End of War
Toadies - Feeler
Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
Filter - The Trouble With Angels
Last Lungs - Look at That Old Grizzly Bear
Goo Goo Dolls - Something for the Rest of Us
Stone Sour - Audio Secrecy
Joe Satriani - Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Adai - Felo De Se

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Spoon - Transference
Helloween - Unarmed
Armored Saint - La Raza
Ef - Mourning Golden Morning
Flobots - Survival Story
Hole - Nobody's Daughter
We Are the Fallen - Tear the World Down
Ozzy Osbourne - Scream
Ed Kowalcyzk - Alive
Black Label Society - Order of the Black
Disturbed - Asylum
Robert Plant - Band of Joy
The Abominable Iron Sloth - The Id Will Overcome
Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun
Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned

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Scorpions - Sting in the Tail
Tonic - Tonic
65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Sleepbringer - Compendium
Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns
Electric Wizard - Black Masses

(4)
...and So I Watch You from Afar - Letters EP
Boris - Variations
Amusement Parks on Fire - Road Eyes
world's end girlfriend - SEVEN IDIOTS

(5)
Hundredth - When Will We Surrender
Rooney - Eureka
Tortoise - Why Waste Time?
Ion Dissonance - Cursed
Serj Tankian - Imperfect Harmonies

110 total albums ranked as of 12-21-10

I'm not including Live Albums, Compilations (even with new tracks) and most EPs unless they're very good or very bad.

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Mods can we get a sticky of this to replace last years?
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(edited 12/31) Ok, here's the list for the year ending, even though I'm still not 100% on all the placing. This is based on what I liked and listened to the most, over any perceived artist merit.



1. The Posies - Blood/Candy
2. The National - High Violet
3. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
4. The Black Keys - Brothers
5. Spoon - Transference
6. Locksley - Be In Love
7. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
8. Justin Currie - The Great War
9. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days
10. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo

11. The Young Veins - Take A Vacation
12. Robert Plant - Band Of Joy
13. OK Go - Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
14. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms
15. MGMT - Congratulations
16. American Hi-Fi - Fight the Frequency
17. Stone Temple Pilots - Stone Temple Pilots
18. Vampire Weekend - Contra
19. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
20. Jimmy Eat World - Invented

21. Goo Goo Dolls - Something For The Rest Of Us
22. Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown
22. Rooney - Erueka
23. The Old 97's - The Grand Theater Volume One
24. Slash - Slash
25. Crowded House - Intriguer
26. Guster - Easy Wonderful
27. Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Rocksteady
28. Lifehouse - Smoke & Mirrors
29. Free Energy - Stuck On Nothing
30. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Honorary Mentions - these don't technically count in my book, because they either weren't new material, were covers albums or compilations/soundtracks - but I still listened to them a hell of a lot...

Ryan Adams - III/IV (great stuff, but tracks recorded during the Easy Tiger sessions)
Nada Surf - If I Had A Hi-Fi
Hot Rats - Turn Ons
Joe Elliott's Down 'N' Outz - My Regeneration
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Soundtrack (the Metric tune on here is one of their best!)

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Any chance at all we can get this made into a sticky like it has been in previous years?
the mods must be on an extended coffee break
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Any chance we could instead get a sticky for 2010 releases, much like there is a sticky in the TV forum for returning show dates?
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(Perfect)
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Wild Nothing - Gemini
Robyn - Body Talk, Pt. 1


Robyn - Body Talk
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Beach House - Teen Dream
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Goldfrapp - Head First
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise

(Great)
Rihanna - Loud
Glasser - Ring
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Delorean - Subiza
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Devo - Something For Everyone
Future Islands - In Evening Air
The National - High Violet
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Zola Jesus - Stridulum
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Tanlines - Settings


Kelis - Flesh Tone
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
New Pornographers - Together
Spoon - Transference

(Decent)
Ke$ha - Cannibal
Ke$ha - Animal



(Not really an "Album", but some Good songs)



(Crap -or- I shouldn't have even listened to this)

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(Brilliant)

(Outstanding)
John Grant - Queen of Denmark (Comment: The ex-Czar returns from exile - backed by Midlake - for an album of lush melodies, stirring vocals and lyrics that are both sardonically funny and painfully honest)
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

(Great)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Fang Island - Fang Island
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (Comment: French fried pop with a swig of Beck's)
Husky Rescue - Ship of Light
The National - High Violet
She and Him - Volume 2

(Very Good)
VV Brown - Travelling Like the Light
Club 8 - The People's Record (Comment: The Swedish pop duo returns with African beats and a new bounce in their step)
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (2010) (Comment: I don't know what drugs they've been doing, but I want some)
The Drums - The Drums
The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme
The School - Loveless Unbeliever (Comment: Liz Hunt is the new queen of retro 60's pop)
Wolf Parade - Expo 86

(Good)
The Dig - Electric Toys
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
Goldfrapp - Head First
Jónsi - Go (Comment: Sigur without the ros)
Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
The New Pornographers - Together
The Sunshine Underground - Nobody's Coming to Save You
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History (Comment: Derivative but catchy as hell)

(Better than Average)
The Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time
Beach House - Teen Dream (Comment: Nice music to fall asleep to)
Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This
Lucky Soul - Coming of Age (Comment: Sophomore slump)
Sleigh Bells - Treats

(Average)
Alphabeat - The Beat Is... (Comment: The endearingly cheesy singalong pop of their debut album has morphed into cheesy electronic dance crapola. Hey, it was fun while it lasted.)

(Below Average)

(Crap)

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1. Vampire Weekend - Contra (5/10) Very much a disappoinment after their energetic and catchy debut. "Cousins" is the only song that stands out to me.

2. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (4/10) 2010's overhyped indie band of the year.

3. Owen Pallett - Heartland (8/10) Pretty damn good and emotional. Definitely the first notable album of 2010.

4. Fucked Up - Couple Tracks (9/10) Extremely impressive gathering of singles from one of Canada's top 5 bands in the world right now.

2010 albums I'm anticipating:
The Smoking Popes - It's Been a Long Day (Feb 16)
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago (Feb 23)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks (March 9)
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do (March 16)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis (March 23)
Greg MacPherson Band - Mr. Invitation (March 30)
New Pornographers - Together (May 4)
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Sweet, not even the end of Feb and I hit 20 albums already .
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2010 Studio



Gorillaz - Plastic Beach - Great album, awesome beats, this will be on constant rotation

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies love - Very ambitious album, a lot to take in, but man did I enjoy it, so much 70's funkyness.

Black Keys - Brothers - Another great album by these guys, might have to see them live finally

Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards - Really digging this album, short and rockin. I like it more than Horehound

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening - Only track I didn't like that much was Drunk Girls. I don't care how much of a Talking Heads rip off Pow Pow is, the song is awesome.


Broken Bells - Broken Bells - Never heard much of The Shins but this is making me want to check some out

Hot Chip - One Life Stand - Really dug this album, it reminded me of a mellow Passion Pit/ Cut Copy

Holy Fuck - Latin - cool album, tight grooves. Nothing as catchy as Lovely Alien or Safari but still fun.

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way

30db - One Man Show

Eminem - Recovery


Charred Walls of the Damned - Self Titled - Cool new metal with singer Ripper Owens and Drummer Richard Christy

MGMT - Congratulations - very ambitious album but nothing is popping out at me like every song on OS. (edited on 5/11, i've listened to this album a bunch now and it got moved up half a point. i'm really digging Siberian Breaks, still don't care much for Brian Eno)

Robert Plant - Band of Joy


Vampire Weekend - Contra - more of the same

Yeasayer - Odd Blood


Katy Perry - Teenage Dream


Disco Biscuits - Plantet Anthem - Pretty meh album but I do kinda like "On Time"





2010 Concerts

Phish - 6/20/10 SPAC
Phish - 6/27/10 Merriweather Post Pavilion
Umphrey's McGee - 8/7/10 The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ


Umphrey's McGee - 2/14/10 Rams Head Live
Umphrey's McGee - 2/27/10 Electric Factory
Umphrey's McGee - 11/6/10 930 Club
Gene Ween - 12/17/10 The Black Cat, Washington, D.C.


Trey Anstasio & Classic Tab - 2/9/10 930 Club
Ween - 4/6/10 The National, Richmond, VA
Holy Fuck - 5/31/10 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Phish - 6/19/10 SPAC
Chick Corea's Freedom Band - 6/22/10 Wolf Trap
Edgar Meyer Trio featuring Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain - 6/22/10 Wolf Trap
Umphrey's McGee - 8/8/10 House of Blues, Atlantic City
Umphrey's McGee - 11/9/10 The Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA


Nice, Nice - 5/31/10 Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Umphrey's McGee - 8/6/10 Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
Jimmy Buffett - 9/4/10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA


The New Deal - 4/23/10 930 Club
Phish - 6/26/10 Merriweather Post Pavilion
Umphrey's McGee - 11/5/10 930 Club








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The XX - XX


Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Spoon - Transference


Broken Bells - Broken Bells
JBM - Not Even in July
Florence + the Machine - Lungs
Yeasayer - Odd Blood


Vampire Weekend - Contra
Black Rebel Motorcyle Club - Beat the Devil's Tatoo


Beach House - Teen Dream




Massive Attack - Helgioland



2010 Concerts

Sondre Lerche @ Lincoln Hall 2/16




Fiery Furnaces @ Southgate House 1/21




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My finalized Top 25 (finished December 15):

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The National - High Violet
3. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
4. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
5. Beach House - Teen Dream

6. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
7. Sleigh Bells - Treats
8. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
9. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
10. Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer

11. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
12. Four Tet - There Is Love in You
13. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
14. How to Dress Well - Love Remains
15. Robyn - Body Talk

16. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
17. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
18. James Blake - 3 EPs (Bells, CMYK, Klavier)
19. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
20. Baths - Cerulean

21. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
22. PS I Love You - Meet Me at the Muster Station
23. Owen Pallett - Heartland
24. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
25. These New Puritans - Hidden

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