Top 10 of 2010: Contributors

We'd never be so presumptuous, as some other music outlets, to give a definitive year end list. So instead check out the personal favorites of some of our staff and contributors. And while you're at it, check out the lists of some of the musicians in this year's collection for some bands and albums you might have overlooked.

posted December 21, 2010

Top 10 of 2010: Contributors

Joe Smith

  1. Integrity - The Blackest Curse (Deathwish Inc.)
  2. Alcest - Ecailles de Lune (Prophesy)
  3. Melechesh - The Epigenesis (Nuclear Blast)
  4. Thou - Summit (Gilead Media)
  5. Rosetta - A Determinism of Morality (Translation Loss)
  6. Rotting Christ - Aealo (Century Media)
  7. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore)
  8. Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse)
  9. Dawnbringer - Nucleus (Profound Lore)
  10. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis (Party Smasher/Season of Mist)
  11. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (Sony Legacy)

James G. Carlson

  • Possessed by Paul James "Feed the Family"
  • Reverend Deadeye "The Trials & Tribulations of..."
  • Molly Gene One Whoaman Band "Hillbilly Love"
  • Izzy Cox "Killing My Kind"
  • Ten Foot Polecats "I Get Blames For Everything I Do"
  • Delaney Davidson "Self Decapitation"
  • Those Poor Bastards "Gospel Haunted"
  • Legendary Shack Shakers "Agri-dustrial"
  • Harley Poe "Wretched, Filthy, Ugly"
  • Guignol vs Mischief Brew "Fight Dirty"
  • Defiance Ohio "Midwestern Minute"

Adam Thomas

  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
  • The National - High Violet
  • Surfer Blood - Astrocoast
  • Girls - Broken Dreams Club
  • Sno-pocalypse - It was crazy!
  • Ekta's Chicken Tikka Masala - Amazing takeout Indian food right next door.
  • Whitefish Salad - Schmeared on a bagel....makes me wish I was a Jew.
  • Local Natives live - Most fun band I've seen in a long time.
  • Negative Utopias - finally read George Orwell's "1984" and Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"
  • "What Makes Sammy Run" - Budd Schulberg

Top Shows of 2010

  1. Sleep - reunion tour
  2. Greg Dulli - solo acoustic tour
  3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club