K-Bo’s Dirty Dozen (& Other Things) Re-Capping a Year of Music in 2010

Preface:
This year was a complete turnaround from the previous year. Granted, I was still out of work for eight of the twelve months, but how found a great girl and established a solid family/living situation and now have a brand new job and opportunity to help people on a daily basis. Pay could be better – but it’s all growth at this point. Not a bad place to be as I embark upon ‘mid-30’s.’ In any case, they make up K-Bo’s Top 10 for 2010….love it or leave it…

12. Yeasayer – Odd Blood (ADA/Secretly Canadian

11. The Whigs – In The Dark (RED/ATO Records)

10.Shooter Jennings and Hierophant/Black Ribbons (RED/Rocket Science):

9.  Monster Magnet/Mastermind (Napalm Records)

8. Crystal Castles/II (RED):

7. Kanye West/My Dark Twisted Fantasy (UMGD/GOOD Records)

6. Interpol/Interpol (ADA/Matador)

5. KORN/III: Remember Who You Are (WEA/Roadrunner)

4.Vampire Weekend/Contra (ADA/XL Recordings)

3. Kings of Leon/Come Around Sundown (Sony/BMG)

2.My Chemical Romance/Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (WEA)

1. Deftones/Diamond Eyes (WEA)

Best of The Rest:
Massive Attack/Heligoland
Fistful of Mercy/ST
Rogue Wave/Permalight
Taproot/Plead the Fifth
Danzig/Deth Red Saboath
Coheed & Cambria/Year of the Black Rainbow
Circa Survive/Blue Sky Noise
Black Keys/Brothers
Cee-Lo Green/The Lady Killer

Best Songs of the Year:
Fistful of Mercy, ‘Fistful of Mercy’
Circa Survive, ‘I Felt Free’
Coheed & Cambria ‘Here We Are, Juggernaut’
Coheed & Cambria ‘ Far’
ORION (Ryan Adams) ‘Electrosnake’
Cee-Lo Green ‘F*ck You’
Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith ‘Not in Love’
Monster Magnet ‘Gods and Punks’
Deftones ‘Rocket Skates’
Interpol ‘Lights’
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant ‘All of This Could’ve Been Yours’
Kings of Leon ‘Radioactive’
Korn ‘Fear Is a Place to Live’
Massive Attack w/ Hope Sandoval ‘Paradise Circus’
Rogue Wave ‘Solitary Gun’
Sleigh Bells ‘Crown on the Ground’
Surfer Blood ‘Harmonix’
Yeasayer ‘Madder Rose’
Rob Zombie ‘Sick Bubblegum’
Danzig ‘On a Wicked Night’
Vampire Weekend ‘I Think Ur A Contra’
The Whigs ‘I Am For Real’
Taproot ‘Fractured (Everything I Said Was True)’
Smashing Pumpkins ‘Freak’
Murder By Death ‘Foxglove’
The Knife ft. Mt Sims & Planningtorock ‘Colouring of Pigeons’
Jack Johnson ‘You & Your Heart’
Black Keys ‘Everlasting Light’
My Chemical Romance ‘The Kids From Yesterday’
Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Justin Vernon ‘Monster’

Biggest Disappointments/Worst Albums:
1. The Knife/Tomorrow, In A Year
2. Linkin Park, A Thousand Suns
3.Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

Looking forward to in ’11?
1. Cold War Kids
2. Iron & Wine
3. Twilight Singers

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~ by kjbox76 on December 8, 2010.

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