Top 20 Albums of 2010


Wow what a year, this was almost impossible.
A disclaimer first, Iron Maiden came out with an album this year, but no one can compete with Iron Maiden so I exempt them from the list. So this is really the top non-Iron Maiden albums of the year.

The Real #1 – Iron Maiden: The Final Frontier

1. Leatherface: The Stormy Petrel
2. Rumspringer: Empty Towers
3. The Dopamines: Expect the Worst
4. Deep Sleep: Turn Me Off
5. The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton
6. The Hextalls: Get Smashed
7. Iron Chic: Not Like This
8. Spraynard: Cut and Paste
9. The Queers: Back to the Basement
10. Candy Hearts: Ripped Up Jeans & Silly Dreams
11. Tit Patrol: Hate Speech
12. Nasty Cats: Misanthropy, Melancholia & Desperation
13. Clint Maul: Know You Know
14. Razors Edge: Sonic! Fast! Life!
15. Lich King: World Gone Dead
16. Full of Fancy: Liquid Nature
17. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way
18. Superchunk: Majesty Shredding
19. Unwelcome Guests: Don’t Go Swimming
20. Del The Funky Homosapien: It Ain’t Illegal Yet

Top 20 EPs of 2010

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Holy shit! SO many good EPs this year, jesus christ this was not easy.

1. The Fucking Cops: You Have The Right To Shut The Fuck Up
2. The Zits: Electrified! EP
3. Like Bats: Look on the Bright Side
4. The Ergs!: Thrash Compactor
5. Ergquist: 42,069 Seconds With
6. Night Birds: Midnight Movies
7. The Slow Death: S/T EP
8. House Boat: Processing Complaints
9. The Quarantines: Robot Girl
10. Clint Maul: Thrift Store Dress EP
11. John K. Samson: Provincial Road 222
12. Night Birds: S/T
13. New Creases: About Last Night…
14. Mean Jeans: Tears In My Beers
15. No Friends: Traditional Failures EP
16. The Defectives: Defectives EP
17. Vacation: The Do Shit Disc
18. Jonesin’ The Dream Is Dead
19. Wax Phantom: Don’t Fool With a Phantom EP
20. Opio: Mark It Zero

Top 10 Splits of 2010

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It was a great year for splits; so many that they got their own list. Transgressions almost got back to back top slots. How the fuck did Traffic Street end up with 4 of the top 5? That’s why they’re the best I guess.

1. The Transgressions/The Side Project: Stop Wasting My Time
2. The Prozacs/Super White Garlic: Broken Smiles
3. The Transgressions/The Credentials
4. Rational Anthem/Billy Raygun
5. Vacation Bible School/The God Damned Doo Wop Band: Covered
6. Chad Price/Rocky Votolato
7. Timeshares/Captain, We’re Sinking
8. Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels/Worthwhile Way
9. Break the Habit/Spraynard
10. Teenage Softies/Stolen Parts

Top 5 Demos of 2010

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There was actually a lot more great demos this year than I had thought, this turned out to be pretty hard there was a ton of demos that I forgot were from 2010. I had originally planned to slide demos into the EP/Singles list, but there was too much good stuff.

1. Dead Ringer: Demo 2010
2. Cell Mates: Demo
3. Sun Puddles: Demo
4. New Creases: Demo
5. Backtracer: Demo 9/12/2010

Top 20 Movies of 2010…and the bottom 3

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1. Machete
2. Black Swan
3. Ip Man 2
4. Kick-Ass
5. The Expendables
6. Toy Story 3
7. Hot Tub Time Machine
8. The Town
9. The Book of Eli
10. The American
11. Frozen
12. The Social Network
13. Due Date
14. Get Him to the Greek
15. The Crazies
16. Youth in Revolt
17. The A-Team
18. Grown Ups
19. Cop Out
20. The Wolfman

But it wasn’t all good, so here’s the bottom rung, the bad. The worst 3 movies of 2010

3. Knucklehead
2. Jonah Hex

And the worst movie of 2010:
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Releases Worth Getting December 28, 2010

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Archer: Season 1
The American
WWE: Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Surf Nazis Must Die

Weekly Label Profile: Salinas Records

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Name: Salinas Records
Lifespan: 2003-Curent
Web Site:
Notable Releases/Bands: Thousandaires, Delay, The Measure [sa], Unwelcome Guests, Potboiler, The Ergs!, One Reason, North Lincoln
Salinas Records is a punk record label that’s been around for a little while. When I say punk label I don’t mean you can buy the newest Casualties album from them, but instead you’ll find something much better. They go more the indie/pop punk route of things, just over twenty five releases and most of them are pretty damn quality. They do a fair amount of splits along with EP’s as well as some full lengths, one way or another you’ll get your money’s worth out of them. If you’ve got a record in your hand you haven’t heard before and see the Salinas name on it, there’s a fair chance that you’re getting something good out of it.

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