Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Favorite Records of 2010....So Far

Since we are halfway through 2010 (already!??!?!?!?!??!), I thought I would share a list of my Top 25 records released thus far. Obviously, there are more records to be released this year as well as a ton of records released this year that I have not yet heard, so I expect there will be some changes, but for now, this is what by Top 25 of 2010 would look like if the world were to come to an end this week:

1. Drive-By Truckers – The Big To-Do

2. The Whigs – In The Dark 
3. Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy

4. Against Me! – White Crosses

5. The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang 

6. Deer Tick – The Black Dirt Sessions
7. Black Keys – Brothers
8. Mantric – The Descent
9. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
10. Barren Earth – Curse Of The Red River
11. Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms
12. Japandroids – No Singles
13. Charred Walls Of The Damned – s/t
14. Ratt – Infestation
15. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail
16. Alkaline Trio – This Addiction
17. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mojo
18. Spoon – Transference
19. Mike Patton – Mondo Cane 

20. Yakuza – Of Seismic Consequence
21. Black Breath – Heavy Breathing
22. Black Tusk – Taste The Sin
23. The National – High Violet
24. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
25. Coffinworm – When All Became None

The Best of the Rest:

AbscessDawn Of Inhumanity
As I Lay DyingThe Powerless Rise
Danzig - Deth Red Sabaoth
Dark TranquilityWe Are The Void
DiabolicExcisions Of Exorcisms
HowlFull Of Hell
Landmine MarathonSovereign Descent
NachtymystiumAddicts: Black Meddle Pt. II
Pain Of SalvationRoad Salt One
Sweet AppleLove & Desperation

Looking Forward To:

ZoroasterMatador 7/13
Decrepit Birth - Polarity 7/27
Arcade FireThe Suburbs 8/3
Dax RiggsSay Goodnight To The World 8/3
DemiansMute 8/10
The ToadiesFeeler 8/10
Iron MaidenThe Final Frontier 8/17
NOFXThe Longest EP 8/17
Dead ConfederateSugar 8/24
HelmetSeeing Eye Dog 8/24
Black MountainWilderness Heart 9/14
Interpols/t 9/14
The WalkmenLisbon 9/14
Black AnvilTriumvirate 9/28
Phil CollinsGoing Back 9/28

AND (no release dates yet)

Cough – Ritual Abuse
Death Angel
Electric Wizard
Genghis Tron
Goes Cube
– In Tides and Drifts
– Valley Of Smoke
Man’s Gin
– Smiling Dogs
Morbid Angel
Pig Destroyer
Rival Schools
– VII/ Född förlorare
Tiger Flowers

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