• 2010 in Music: Part 1 - My Albums of the Year

    16 Jan 2011, 16:06 by plvarona

    Before we get too deep into this new year, it's time for me to look back at the music that impressed me the most this past year. In terms of new albums, I felt that 2010 was a down year. Fortunately, several strong releases in the latter half of the year kept the year from being a complete washout. Additionally, the quality of the albums at the top of my list are about on par with the top albums from the last few years. Here's a look at my top albums from this past year:

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    While these albums fell short of my top 10 albums of the year, I felt they were of sufficient quality to earn a mention here.

    Sleeping at Last - Yearbook – October, November, and December EPs
    While this technically doesn't qualify as an “album”, I still want to mention what so far has been a very strong collection of little EPs that Sleeping at Last has been releasing monthly. The bands usual strengths of instrumentation and lyrics are once again at a high level throughout the project. …