Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Favorite 2010 Music:

A year end, top 10 of personal favorites...

Oceansize - Self-Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
A fascinating and challenging work from a band that just keeps getting better.

The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here Is Missing
Embracing an edgier sound, lightning struck and TPT created a classic.

Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
A haunting and sonically beautiful career highlight for these dark masters.

Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul II
The journey concludes, sounding even better than the original.

Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Some of their heaviest riffs to-date translated into some of their best work ever.

Cynic – Re-Traced
This epic EP reinvents the past to blast off into a new phase for this cutting edge band.

Broken Bells – Broken Bells
A groovy collaboration that worked out to be greater than the sum of its parts.

Slash – Slash
The best straight-up rock album of the year and as classic and anything he has done.

The Sword – Warp Riders
Reminding me of last year’s psychedelic blast from Mastodon, The Sword have ascended.

Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (re-master)
One of the greatest albums of all-time now sounds bigger and better than ever, almost new!

Live Albums\Re-releases

Porcupine Tree – Anesthetize (live) & Atlanta (live)
Amorphis - Forging The Land Of Thousand Lakes (live)
The Cure - Disintegration (re-master)

If The List Was Longer…

All That Remains, Alter Bridge, Black Country Communion, Blind Guardian, Brandon Boyd, Cloverseeds, Coheed & Cambria, Decrepit Birth, Demians, Sully Erna, Fistful Of Mercy, The Gracious Few, Haken, Iron Maiden, John 5, Jónsi, Kamelot, Mnemic, Mutiny Within, Nevermore, The Roots, Sevendust, Silent Civilian, Solution .45, Stone Sour, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
Live long and prosper. May the Force be with you. Happy New Year. So say we all.