As a nightcap to 2010, doeslikemusic.com has corralled 10 albums released this year. Most of these artists are established while some are new on the music scene, and made a decent amount of buzz with their work. There's no real criterion developed to rate these albums; it's more of a "high-5" to what was able to catch our attention. I speak pluraly, though it's currently just me, as I have a small dream-team of music enthusiasts I am inviting to write, next year, which will offer a broader experience for readers.
So, let's get to this list already! Besides no grading criterion, there won't be any descriptions either; why not let you decide for yourself why these albums made the cut.
10. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
09. Max Tannone/Mos Def/Various - Mos Dub
Download Mos Dub for free
08. Ninjasonik - Art School Girls
07. Best Coast - Crazy for You
Best Coast by musicmule
06. Bad Religion - The Dissent of Man
Bad Religion - Only Rain by PassionOnPlastic
05. Suuns - Zeroes QC
Suuns label site w/ downloads
04. Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher
Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher by METRO Magazine
03. The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits
The Menzingers - "Home Outgrown" (Altpress.com exclusive) by altpress
02. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Deftones - Rocket Skates by ThrashHits
01. The Black Keys - Brothers
The Black Keys - Everlasting Light by Pablo Coss
However, that's not the end of the list - the album I listened to the most was Against Me's White Crosses. Compared to most albums that came out this year, White Crosses had plenty to think about. For instance topical songs covered subjects as complex as attending a former lover's funeral and reacting to seeing her husband and mother, imperfections of the morally "pure", and explicitly rallying against the hopeless who beg for God to fix their lives.
Cheers! to 2011
Cheers! to 2011