I debated including this album because strictly speaking, this album was released in 2009. However, it wasn't released in the US until 2010 and I can't deny that this is probably the best album I've heard in all of the last two years.
2. Coheed & Cambria - The Year of the Black Rainbow
Tremendous album is probably my favorite of Co&Ca's since In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.
3. Pure Reason Revolution - Hammer and Anvil
PRR have embraced the sound from last year's Amor Vincit Omnia and continue to create an inspiring fusion of progressive, electronica, and pop.
4.Liz Phair - Funstyle
This fun, funny album marks a return to the days when Liz made music just for herself.
5. Brandon Boyd - The Wild Trapeeze
A pleasant suprise from the lead singer of Incubus. I hadn't expected he would shine as not only the sole writer of the album's music, but also as the primary performer on most of the album's instruments. …