Friday, December 31, 2010

The Top Ten Albums of 2010

1) Medicine County – Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs. Sometimes downbeat and with off kilter and blackly humorous lyrics, Billy Childish’s protégée has created a wonderful country/Americana album.

2) Welder – Elizabeth Cook. This is as country as it gets, Cook sings songs of love, sex, drug addiction and loss in the most Southern drawl ever commited to record.

3) No Guts. No Glory – Airbourne. If you love AC/DC then you love Airbourne, their second album is another grand slice of no nonsense heavy rock and roll.

4) The Logic Of Chance – Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. The wisest man in rap continues his mission to get us all to think and be nice, good and intelligent music.

5) Treats – Sleigh Bells. Fuzzed up back feeding guitars, avalanches of drum machines and wailing lyrics, it’s not quite rock, it’s definitely not pop, but it is bloody good.

6) Up From The Deep - Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts. The hottest new duo on the Brit folk scene showed that their stunning debut wasn’t a one off, more beautiful music and thoughtful lyrics.

7) Soul Eater – Ghostone. Strange prog metal from France, this album grew and grew on me through the year, I still don’t really get the story on this concept album, but the music is great.

8) Scream – Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy got a new guitarist and made his best album for ages.

9) Are You One Of Us ? – The Glitterati. Yorkshire rockers with a Wildhearts-esque debut, good stuff.

10) Curioser and Curioser – Alice Moving Under Skies. As goth as you like from another Yorkshire band, AMUS’ debut was like two bands in one as the two singers exchanged vocal duties

1 comment:

  1. Penny and Lord D (amus) will be chuffed to twitters! Have a great New Years eve by the way. Hope your dip went well...