Friday, December 17, 2010

Favorite Records of 2010

Well, since December is halfway over, I think it is safe to post a list of my favorite and/or most-listened-to records of the year... It was a great year for music, in my opinion, and I had a large list of "go to" records that stayed by my stereo system, made their way to my computer, and even wound up on my BlackBerry. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Titles in bold denote top pick/heaviest rotation:

Black Mountain "Wilderness Heart"
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Beat The Devil’s Tattoo"
The Body "All The Waters Of The Earth Shall Turn To Blood"
Bryan Ferry "Olympia"
Conan "Horseback Battle Hammer"
Cough "Ritual Abuse"
Crippled Black Phoenix "I, Vigilante"
Dead Meadow "Three Kings"
Deftones "Diamond Eyes"
Detrivore "Pakt"
Disappears "Lux"
Drudkh "Handful Of Stars"
Effi Briest "Rhizomes"
Einsturzende Neubauten "Strategies Against Architecture IV"
Electric Wizard "Black Masses"
Factory Floor "Lying"
Frank (Just Frank) "The Brutal Wave"
Grinderman "Grinderman 2"
The High Confessions “Turning Lead Into Gold With The High Confessions”
The Human Quena Orchestra "A Natural History of Failure"
Imbogodom "The Metallic Year"
Indian Jewelry "Totaled"
Interpol "Interpol"
Kevin Drumm "Necro Acoustic"
Killing Joke "Absolute Dissent"
Kommunity FK "La Santisima Muerte"
Kylesa "Spiral Shadow"
Liars "Sisterworld"
Luasa Raelon "Vampyr: Light Of The Beast"
Manic Street Preachers "Postcards From A Young Man"
Monarch! "Sabbat Noir"
Nachtmystium "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II"
O Children "O Children"
Opium Warlords "Live at Colonia Dignidad" (wait, is this actually a 2009 release?)
Pontiak "Living"
The Rolling Stones "Exile On Main Street (Remastered)"
Salome "Terminal"
Serena-Maneesh "S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor"
Steven Severin "Codex Astra - Hours of Gold"
Starkweather "This Sheltering Night"
Swans "My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky"
Sword Heaven "Gone"
Tame Impala "Innerspeaker"
These New Puritans "Hidden"
Tindersticks "Falling Down A Mountain"
Triptykon "Eparistera Daimones"
Unearthly Trance "V"
The Urge Within "Blood Red Sun"
v/a "Wierd presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol 1"

And two from 2011 that are already in very heavy rotation:

Indian "Guiltless"
Martial Canterel "You Today"