Friday, November 19, 2010

The Best Of 2010

No hype. No bullshit. Here's my 2010 Best Of list. You're welcome.

1. Fistful of Mercy- As I Call You Down (Hot/Vagrant)
2. Deftones- Diamond Eyes (Reprise)
3. 36 Crazyfists- Collisions & Castaways (Ferret)
4. The Abominable Iron Sloth- The ID Will Overcome (Black Market Activities)
5. Barren Earth- Curse of the Red River (Candlelight)
6. Anathema- We're Here Because We're Here (K Scope)
7. Oceansize- Self-Preserved While The Bodies Float Up (Superball)
8. Knut- Wonder (Hydra Head)
9. Pro-Pain- Absolute Power (Regain)
10. Intronaut- Valley of Smoke (Century Media)
11. Karnivool- Sound Awake (Sony)
12. East of the Wall- Ressentment (Translation Loss)
13. Coliseum- House With A Curse (Temporary Residence)
14. The Dillinger Escape Plan- Option Paralysis (Party Smasher, Inc)
15. The Ocean- Heliocentric/Anthropomorphic (Metal Blade)
16. Freya- All Hail The End (Victory)
17. Cloudkicker- Beacons (self-released)
18. Brad- Best Friends? (Monkeywrench)
19. Helmet- Seeing Eye Dog (Work Song)
20. Priestess- Prior To The Fire (Tee Pee)
21. Satchel- Heartache & Honey (self-released)
22. Ty Tabor- Something's Coming (Molken Music)
23. Midlake- The Courage of Others (Bella Union)
24. The Sword- Warp Riders (Kemado)
25. Black Mountain- Wildreness Heart (Jagjaguar)

Additional Boss Releases:
Living Sacrifice- The Infinite Order (Solid State)
Barn Burner- Bangers (Metal Blade)
Stephen Brodsky- Here's To The Future (Hydra Head)
Six Gallery- Breakthroughs In Mordern Art (Superball)
Brant Bjork- Gods and Goddesses (Low Desert Punk)
Red Sparowes- The Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer (Sargent House)
Sevendust- Cold Day Memory (7Bros. Records)
Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders- Red Light Fever (RCA)
Mike Patton- Mondo Cane (Ipecac)
Nonpoint- Miracle (954 Records)
At The Soundawn- Shifting (Lifeforce)
As I Lay Dying- The Powerless Rise (Metal Blade)
Howl- Full of Hell (Relapse)
Souvenir’s Young America- The Name of the Snake (Init)
The Unwinding Hours- The Unwinding Hours (Chemikal Underground)
Karma To Burn- Appalachian Incantation: Ltd 2CD (Napalm)
God Is An Astronaut- Age of the Fifth Sun (Revive)
Soulfly- Omen (Roadrunner)
Far- At Night We Live (Vagrant)
Rosetta- A Determinism of Morality (Translation Loss)
Kingdom of Sorrow- Behind The Blackest Tears (Relapse)
Proghama-C- Bar-Do Travel (Armoury)
Norma Jean- Meridional (Razor & Tie)
James LaBrie- Static Impulse (Inside Out)
Gristle- Cold Blue Sky (Metal Blade)
Dax Riggs- Say Goodnight To The World (Fat Possum)
Tangents- One Little Light Year (Angel Side)
Meligrove Band- Shimmering Lights (Last Gang)
Crippled Black Phoenix- I, Vigilante (Invada)
Constants- If Tomorrow The War (Science vs. Silence)
Year of No Light- Ausserwelt (Conspiracy)
envy- recitation (Temporary Residence LTD)
Isolbel Campbell & Mark Lanegan- Hawk (Vanguard)
Black Country Communion- Black Country Communion (J&R Adventures)
Jimmy Eat World- Invented (IGA)
Bison BC- Dark Ages (Metal Blade)
The Casting Out- The Casting Out (Eyeball)
Brent A. Petrie- Vary Us, Artist (self-released)

Best EP's:
Three Way Split w/Rosetta, East of the Wall & Year of No Light (Translation Loss)
Katatonia- The Longest Year (Peaceville)
Trap Them- Filth Rations (Southern Lord)
Mouth of the Architect- The Violence Beneath (Translation Loss)
Brain Banger- Munsoned (Hawthorne Street)
Cloudkicker- ]]]]][[[[[ (self-released)

Record I'm Not Supposed To Like But I Do Award:
Sean Hayes- Run Wolves Run (self-released)

Label of the Year: Metal Blade

Song of the Year (tie):
Fistful of Mercy- Things Go 'Round
Deftones- Diamond Eyes

Best Shows (in order):
Faith No More @ Williamsburg Waterfront (Night 2)
Faith No More @ Williamsburg Waterfront (Night 1)
Fistful of Mercy @ Easy Street, West Seattle
Soundgarden @ Showbox at the Market
Alice In Chains @ The Paramount Theater
Matthew Good & His Band @ The Triple Door (both nights)
Biffy Clyro @ Showbox at The Market
Fistful of Mercy @ Showbox at the Market
ISIS/Tombs/Jakob @ Neumos
Sean Hayes @ Tractor Tavern
Katatonia/Swallow The Sun/Book of Black Earth @ El Corazon
Helmet/Bison BC @ Showbox at the Market
36 Crazyfists @ El Corazon
Swallow The Sun @ El Corazon
Satchel @ The Crocodile Café
Totimoshi/Melvins @ The Crocodile Café
Brad/Satchel/Pigeonhed/Malfunkshun/Mother Love Bone/Hank Choir @ Showbox at the Market
Dredg/codeseven/Animals as Leaders @ El Corazon

There you have it.

Bring it, 2011.


brent_a_petrie said...

Wow. I'm floored that you would include my album in your list! Thanks for listening. Glad you liked it.

-Brent A Petrie

Stupid and Unkind said...

Are you kidding me? Thank YOU! Your record is incredible. Cannot wait to hear more jams!


brent_a_petrie said...

They're coming. If you want to hit me up at with your email address, I'll let you know when I get something done. If you want...

Thanks again,

Stupid and Unkind said...

Sent you an email, thanks!