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Friday, December 31, 2010

Ten in 2010 (last post of the year)

2010 brought a successful launch for doeslikemusic.com with 1125+ views in 32 countries, on 6 continents in 4 months.  We're now on Twitter, and have over 350 followers, and growing.  What's really cool is a few bands have been kind enough to request a review of their albums, and even discography, from us!  This'll be the last post for a while; with that said, let's give a toast to 2010!

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

release-groupAstro 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.

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