I have literally been looking forward to writing this all year. There's something about writing your own opinions down that's incredibly rewarding.
Without further ado, here's my... my top three albums of 2010. Oh dear.
The Guessing Game - Cathedral
I'm on a desktop computer now, so I actually have a keyboard that isn't 3.5 inches long and that doesn't keep typing 'l' when I try to delete something.
Anyway, it's a bit sad that my favourite album of 2010 is one I don't even own, but bought as a present. I didn't like it much at first, but it grew on me after a few months and, over the past few months, has done so even more.
The album certainly isn't traditional doom metal - not by any stretch of the imagination! Wonderfully quirky arrangements and organ make it pretty psychedelic, really, and the songs are generally catchy whilst retaining an essential weirdness. Recommended for anyone who's not looking for completely serious-minded…