ok so heres a little introduction, I decided to make a list of my favirote releases this year and a little description of what it sounds like who they are etc, not all these releases will be releases that were released in 2010, just the top ten releases ive dug this year............RELEASES! i know you wanted to hear that again
ok so here goes, in no order of awesomeness.....
1: Everyone everywhere s/t
sweet mathy funky midwest style emo from philly. Like snowing and the promise ring. in fact id go as far to say as i probably prefur this lp over any promise ring lp....I can see this record being a classic emo record in the future. every song flows sutley into the next. with cute simple lyrics that stick in your head all day long. you can pick it up here: http://www.banquetrecords.com/TEEE
2: daylight - sinking
This awesome ep came out early this year and is another emo record (ill stop soon promise) you should defiantly hear this. it dosn't have such classic definitive attributes like other bands of the genre... meaning if you don't really listen to emo then this is a record that is easily approached. it has lots of fast emotional songs with awesome rough deep vocals and catchy sing-a-long parts.
you can pick it up here:
3: Go it alone - histories
This was released all the way back in 2007 and is considerd the lesser of the 2 lps released by go it alone but to me personaly its my favirtoe. Go it alone give you that almost classic earl 2000 hardcore sound that is missing in todays world. emotional songs, political songs, this bad has both and will please you whichever you like to hear when you listen to a hardcore record. their songs are full of passionate fast furious anger with some of the best riffs ive ever heard a hardcore band produce, this album is almost certainly art to me with lyrics that will stick with you for life.
pick it up on ebay or on rivalry records
5: well...5 is laura viers - july flame but i have a whole post on that before this one because its so awesome
6: Del the funkee homosapien - i wish my brother george was here
This del the funkee's first debut album released in 1990 i belive. Del is the most orginal mc i have ever heard and has the most orginal beats ever made. his flow is unique and so is his voice, you will never hear another hip hop artist like him. This album is also co produced by is cousion, ice cube so you know its gunna have the funkiest bass lines and guitar samples. you can probably pick this up on tape for a few pounds on ebay, i did and its my favirote hip hop album.
7: matt pryor - confidence man
This is matt pryor's debut album released last year, Matt pryor if you didn't know is the singer for the infamous get up kids and is one of my favirote voices to listen to. Now recently the get up kids have been active but their new release did kind of not live up to my expectations BUT this defiantly makes up for it. this whole lp is beautiful and matt pryor shows us he defiantly still has the talent for writing intricute soft heart felt songs. although i wouldn't call this emo it definatly has a get up kids feel. maybe its his voice, but everything this man does on this lp is excellent and gives me the same smile that something to write home about does.
8: Tegan and sara - sainthood
This album delivers awesome indie female poppy tracks that are awesome to dance to. Tegan and sara stop using their guitars alot more in this album and start using synth keyboard and piano again which this time (unlike this business of art...sorry) is a good thing! theres not one bad song on this lp and they all are blessed with sweet electric synth and drums etc with the beautiful tegan and sara's voice laced over the top. This in my opinoun is probably their best release and belive me they've hade some awesome albums. these girls are great song writers aswell so every song fits great and sounds pretty much perfect of its genre!
9: Battery - until the end
This is my favirote hardcore record........ever, released in the good ol 90s this album delivers amazing inspirational lyrics with awesome passionate youth crew, influenced hardcore..dont get me wrong they are not your typical youth crew band, the riffs dont rip off youth of today and the vocals arn't done in a funny voice ha but these songs have deliverd really strong issues to me and made me it makes me think a whole lot about life everytime i listen to it and i only fully aprechaited it this year. so if your into hardcore please do give this a listen. they are an underdog band but they are a gem in the rough