Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Top 50 Albums of the Year: #50-26

Now that we've got the honorable mentions out of the way, it's time we get right to the meat of this list! I'm gonna start off with the first stretch of albums, and then I will finally reveal the rest New Year's Eve! So without further adieu, here are my choices:

Zola Jesus - Stridulum EP
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, Female Vocalist

CEO - White Magic
Genre: Synth Pop, Electro

Weapon - From The Devils Tomb
Genre: Black Metal

Warpaint - The Fool
Genre: Psychedelic, Shoegaze
Sample Songs: "Shadows", "Undertow", "Baby"

Genre: Noise-rock, dance-punk

The Black Keys - Brothers
Genre: Blues-rock

65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Genre: Electronic, post-rock

BT - These Hopeful Machines
Genre: Electronica, Glitch

Alcest - Écailles de Lune
Genre: Shoegaze, Metal

The Sword - Warp Riders
Genre: Heavy Metal, Doom Metal

!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It?
Genre: Dance-punk, indie rock

Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man
Genre: Underground hip-hop

She & Him - Volume Two
Genre: Indie Pop, Folk

Massive Attack - Heligoland
Genre: Trip-hop, Down-tempo

Working For A Nuclear Free City - Jojo Burger Tempest
Genre: Indie, Electronic

And So I Watch You From Afar - Letters
Genre: Post-rock, Instrumental Rock

Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
Genre: Noise-pop, Dream-pop

Daft Punk - Tron: Legacy OST
Genre: Electronic, Orchestral, Movie Soundtrack

Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Genre: Alternative Rock

The Chemical Brothers - Further
Genre: Electronica

Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
Genre: Indie Folk, Art-Rock, Electronic
*Note: Impossible Soul is split into two parts on YouTube

Baths - Cerulean
Genre: Electronic, Glitch-hop, lo-fi, Ambient

Wild Nothing - Gemini
Genre: Dream-pop

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Janelle Monae - TheArchAndroid(Suites II and III)
Genre: R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop

Hope you guys enjoy my selections thus far! There's only 25 albums left to go. Think you'll be able to predict any of em? Wanna discuss which ones you think are crap and which are awesome? Feel free to leave some comments!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 Top 50 Albums of the Year: Honorable Mentions

2010 has been an incredible versatile year for music, and a great way to kick off the second decade of the 21st century. I decided to go big this year and move from doing a top 10 list...all the way to my top 50 favorite albums. But first before we get to that, let's take a look at some of the honorable mentions of the year:

A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Genre: Dream-pop
Sample Songs: "Drink Drank Drunk", "Sigh, inhibitionist (Come all day with me)"

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network OST
Genre: Ambient, Industrial, Movie Soundtrack

Burzum - Belus
Genre: Black Metal
Sample Songs: "Kaimadalthas' nedstigning", "Morgenrøde"

Husky Rescue - Ship of Light
Genre: Ambient, Trip-Hop

The Roots - How I Got Over
Genre: Hip-hop, neo-soul

Matthew Dear - Black City
Genre: Electronic, down-tempo

The Seven Fields of Aphelion - Periphery
Genre: Experimental, Psychedelic, Keyboard

Jonsi - Go
Genre: Baroque pop, Sigur Ros
Sample Songs: "Go Do", "Kolniður"

Anamanaguchi - Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game OST
Genre: 8-bit, Video Game Music

The Ruby Suns - Fight Softly
Genre: Synth-pop
Sample Songs: "Cranberry", "Dusty Fruit"

That about wraps it up for the honorable mentions! Stay tuned till next time! Next couple of days I'll reveal the top 50 albums of the year! I'll probably separate it into a couple posts to drag it out, but they shall be up before the year is over :)