31 Jan 2014, 23:32 by Bellatrix86
29 Dec 2010, 05:32 by PayToCumI usually say something about every release but I’m running out of faux-witty things to say. A bunch of hipster records are on here this year, more than usual I feel. Agalloch, Surfer Blood, Beneath the Massacre, Sufjan Stevens (gets BL points for making a very weird record I did not anticipate), and Bomb the Music Industry! were on the cusp but didn’t quite make it. The Thermals and The Gaslight Anthem both released their worst yet still enjoyable records, Superchunk joined the ranks of Dinosaur Jr. of releasing an album after 10 years that wasn’t completely embarrassing, and I don't care that the Hunx and His Punx record is a compilation, it's going on the list. I didn’t listen to a record more high this year than Sun Araw’s, The Wonder Years released the best New Found Glory album since Catalyst, and Titus Andronicus probably put out the best album of the year. But I spent all of January, February and March walking the streets of New Brunswick listening to the Vampire Weekend’s Contra…
28 Dec 2010, 23:41 by Rockstar_AimzMy normal year-end favorite albums list usually tends to favor the bands/artists who I saw live in that year. This is only somewhat true for 2010. While The Hold Steady, The National, Drive-By Truckers, and Justin Townes Earle all had killer live gigs in Toronto this year, I just couldn't get into their 2010 releases. Turns out that I tended to like some of the opening acts better than some of the headliners, which makes me sound like an even bigger music snob than I already am. And this list makes me sound worse! Only three pseudo mainstream indie records made the cut. I also noticed that the albums I favored this year leaned towards the Bruce Springsteen/Tom Petty-style of rock. I'm not sure why, but that's just what tickled my fancy, or something, in 2010. If I could, I supplied links to buying the albums directly from the band's/artist's web site (more $ for the band). Go buy these records! Most have cheap shipping, and it's only like $1-2 more to ship to Canada. All of these records are worthy of being in you collection.
26 Dec 2010, 11:35 by mannaz831. Arcade Fire - "The Suburbs"
2. Bear Lake - "You're Only Waiting"
3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Conscience Killer"
4. Blitzen Trapper - "Dragon's Song"
5. Brandon Flowers - "Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts"
6. Bruno Mars - "Just the Way You Are"
7. Deer Tick - "Mange"
8. Eels - "I Like The Way This Is Going"
9. Eminem - "Love The Way You Lie (Prod. By Alex Da Kid)"
10. Frightened Rabbit - "Foot Shooter"
11. Ingrid Michaelson - "Parachute"
12. Iron & Wine - "Tree by the River"
13. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - "You Won't Let Me Down Again"
14. Jack Johnson - "To The Sea"
15. Joe Pug - "Bury Me Far (Form My Uniform)"
16. Joe Purdy - "Highways"
17. Kanye West - "Power"
18. Kid Rock - "Collide (feat. Sheryl Crow & Bob Seger On Piano)"
2 Dec 2010, 07:27 by brknghstgames
2 Aug 2010, 01:11 by sammmmmsterWow, i'm a month late on this.
Anyways, i was looking back on my picks for earlier this year, and i'm surprised at how much my taste has changed this year. Several of the tracks/albums i have pushed to the side and haven't listened to since.
Well here are my top albums of the month:
King Of The Beach
and my fave tracks:
I Was A Teenage Anarchist
L'estat (Acc. to the Widow's Maid)
Round and Round
Love The Way You Lie
You And Your Heart
King of the Beach
I still have several June releases that i've listened through only once and have yet to form an opinion of, so this list is probably missing a few tracks/albums that i would wanna put up here.
1 Jul 2010, 19:25 by Greg9386
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14 Jun 2010, 03:57 by udizzleAs a complement to the Bonnaroo festival, Spin released a sample of their favorite picks for the festival players. You can download the compilation for free here. The track list is as follows:
1. The Gaslight Anthem, "American Slang"
2. The National, "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
3. Manchester Orchestra, "Shake It Out"
4. Kings of Leon, "Cold Desert"
5. Local Natives, "World News"
6. Blitzen Trapper, "Heaven and Earth"
7. Phoenix, "1901 (Live in Sydney)"
8. Samantha Crain, "Lions"
9. Bomba Estereo, "Fuego"
10. Tinariwen, "Lulla"
11. Mumford & Sons, "White Blank Page (Live)"
12. Jamey Johnson, "Place Out On The Ocean"
13. The Young Veins, "Change"
14. Dawes, "When My Time Comes"
15. Gossip, "Are You That Somebody (Live Aaliyah Cover)"
16. Chromeo, "Night By Night"