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Rock Sound – Top 75 Albums Of 2010

Posted in Albums Of The Year, Rocksound, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on December 27, 2010

Bring Me the Horizon ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret’

So, here it is, the Rock Sound, Top 75 Albums Of 2010. Enjoy!

  1. Bring Me the Horizon ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret’ (Visible Noise)
  2. Deftones ‘Diamond Eyes’ (Warners)
  3. The Dillinger Escape Plan ‘Option Paralysis’ (Party Smasher / Season of Mist)
  4. Against Me! ‘White Crosses’ (Warners)
  5. My Chemical Romance ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ (Warners)
  6. Comeback Kid ‘Symptoms + Cures’ (Victory)
  7. The Gaslight Anthem ‘American Slang’ (SideOneDummy)
  8. Devil Sold His Soul ‘Blessed & Cursed’ (Century Media)
  9. The Xcerts ‘Scatterbrain’ (Xtra Mile)
  10. Kylesa ‘Spiral Shadow’ (Season Of Mist)
  11. Far ‘At Night We Live’ (Xtra Mile)
  12. You Me At Six ‘Hold Me Down’ (Virgin)
  13. Young Guns ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’ (PIAS)
  14. A Day to Remember ‘What Separates Me From You’ (Victory)
  15. Pianos Become the Teeth ‘Old Pride’ (Topshelf)
  16. Kvelertak ‘Kvelertak’ (Indie Recordings)
  17. The Unwinding Hours ‘The Unwinding Hours’ (Chemikal Underground)
  18. High on Fire ‘Snakes For The Divine’ (E1)
  19. Off With Their Heads ‘In Desolation’ (Epitaph)
  20. Oceansize ‘Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up’ (Superball)
  21. The National ‘High Violet’ (4AD)
  22. Torche ‘Songs For Singles’ (Hydra Head)
  23. The Chariot ‘Long Live’ (Good Fight)
  24. Norma Jean ‘Meridional’ (Razor & Tie)
  25. Kids In Glass Houses ‘Dirt’ (Roadrunner)
  26. Rolo Tomassi ‘Cosmology’ (Hassle)
  27. Stone Sour ‘Audio Secrecy’ (Roadrunner)
  28. Bullet for My Valentine ‘Fever’ (Sony)
  29. Cancer Bats ‘Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones’ (Hassle)
  30. Rinoa ‘An Age Among Them’ (Eyesofsound)
  31. Four Year Strong ‘Enemy Of The World’ (Universal / Decaydance)
  32. Touché Amoré ‘…To The Beat Of A Dead Horse’ (6131)
  33. Lostprophets ‘The Betrayed’ (Visible Noise)
  34. Circa Survive ‘Blue Sky Noise’ (Atlantic)
  35. Weezer ‘Hurley’ (Epitaph)
  36. Crime in Stereo ‘I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone’ (Bridge Nine)
  37. Foals ‘Total Life Forever’ (Transgressive)
  38. 65daysofstatic ‘We Were Exploding Anyway’ (Hassle)
  39. Jimmy Eat World ‘Invented’ (Interscope)
  40. The Swellers ‘Ups And Downsizing’ (Fueled By Ramen)
  41. LaFaro ‘LaFaro’ (Smalltown America)
  42. Parkway Drive ‘Deep Blue’ (Epitaph)
  43. Lower Than Atlantis ‘Far Q’ (A Wolf At Your Door)
  44. Coheed and Cambria ‘Year Of The Black Rainbow’ (Roadrunner)
  45. Pulled Apart By Horses ‘Pulled Apart By Horses’ (Transgressive)
  46. Crippled Black Phoenix ‘I, Vigilante’ (Invada)
  47. Open Hand ‘Honey’ (Anodyne)
  48. Trash Talk ‘Eyes & Nines’ (Hassle)
  49. Dinosaur Pile-Up ‘Growing Pains’ (Friends Vs Records)
  50. Daughters ‘Daughters’ (Hydra Head)
  51. Smoke Or Fire ‘The Speakeasy’ (Fat Wreck Chords)
  52. Envy ‘Recitation’ (Rock Action)
  53. Les Savy Fav ‘Root For Ruin’ (wichita)
  54. 36 Crazyfists ‘Collisions And Castaways’ (Roadrunner)
  55. The Damned Things ‘Ironiclast’ (Mercury)
  56. The Ocean ‘Heliocentric’ (Metal Blade)
  57. Pendulum ‘Immersion’ (Warners)
  58. Chickenhawk ‘Modern Bodies’ (Brew)
  59. Astrohenge ‘Astrohenge’ (Eyesofsound)
  60. Your Demise ‘The Kids We Used To Be’ (Visible Noise)
  61. Blood Command ‘Ghostclocks’ (Fysisk Format)
  62. Chiodos ‘Illuminaudio’ (Equal Vision)
  63. Sleigh Bells ‘Treats’ (Mom + Pop)
  64. Alkaline Trio ‘This Addiction’ (Heart & Skull / Hassle)
  65. Twilight ‘Monument To Time End’ (Southern Lord)
  66. The Flatliners ‘Cavalcade’ (Fat Wreck Chords)
  67. Grown Ups ‘More Songs’ (Big Scary Monsters)
  68. Melissa Auf der Maur ‘Out Of Our Minds’ (Roadrunner)
  69. The Ascent Of Everest ‘From This Vantage’ (Shelsmusic)
  70. The Wonder Years ‘The Upsides’ (Hopeless / No Sleep)
  71. Coliseum ‘House With A Curse’ (Temporary Residence)
  72. Bison B.C. ‘Dark Ages’ (Metal Blade)
  73. Minus The Bear ‘Omni’ (Dangerbird)
  74. Black Breath ‘Heavy Breathing’ (Southern Lord)
  75. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza ‘Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events’ (Metal Blade)

Classic Rock – 1990

Posted in 1990, Albums Of The Year, List by newmusicexcess on May 6, 2010

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Following on from last weeks post about my favourite metal albums from 1990,  I thought I would dig out  my little  black book of music lists and look up one I had written down for Classic Rock albums from 1990. This list was originally published as part of a series of ‘specials’ published by Classic Rock magazine, each one covering years from the 70s, 80s and 90s. So here is the list from 1990:

  • Alice In Chains – Facelift
  • Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker
  • Danzig – Danzig II: Lucifuge
  • Fugazi – Repeater
  • Heart – Brigade
  • Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual
  • Jellyfish – Bellybutton
  • Judas Priest – Painkiller
  • The La’s – The La’s
  • Mark Lanegan – The Winding Sheet
  • Living Colour – Time’s Up
  • Mother Love Bone – Apple
  • Megadeth – Rust In Peace
  • Pantera – Cowboys From Hell
  • The Replacements – All Shook Down
  • Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss
  • Sonic Youth – Goo
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Ragged Glory
  • Warrior Soul – Last Decade, Dead Century
  • Winger – In The Heart Of The Young

Here’s what’s on Spotify –

“I’m the wooo-ooolf”

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Terrorizer – The Top 40 Albums Of 2009 – Critics Choice

Posted in Albums Of The Year, Chart, Extreme Music, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on January 19, 2010

Looks like the blog is getting extreme music heavy, well, nothing wrong with that.

I have just got the January issue of Terrorizer mailed from the UK to Canada, and it’s that time when they publish various yearly polls. One in particular, I always look forward to, is the Critics Choice Top 40.

I was thinking of also comparing the chart with their Albums of The Month for 2009 in this post, but unfortunately a couple of issues are in my ‘shipping’ goods from the UK and so somewhere on container ship in the Atlantic Ocean at this moment.

So here is just the Critics Choice for 2009, maybe I will save the ‘compare’ for another post.

  1. Converge – Axe To Fall (Epitaph)
  2. Cobalt – Gin (Profound Lore)
  3. Kylesa – Static Tensions (Prosthetic)
  4. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With Stars (Candlelight)
  5. Napalm Death – Time waits For No Slave (Century Media)
  6. Mastodon – Crack The Skye (Reprise)
  7. Megadeth – Endgame (Roadrunner)
  8. Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Agorapocalypse (Relapse)
  9. Funeral Mist – Maranatha (Noevdia)
  10. Immortal – All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)
  11. Drudkh – Microcosmos (Season Of Mist)
  12. Beherit – Engram (Spinefarm)
  13. Portal – Swarth (Profound Lore)
  14. Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions (Southern Lord)
  15. Marduk – Wormwood (Regain)
  16. Absu – Absu (Candlelight)
  17. Tombs – Winter Hours (Relapse)
  18. Burnt By The Sun – Heart Of Darkness (Relapse)
  19. Heaven And hell – The Devil You Know (Roadrunner)
  20. Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation Of The Black Widow (Candlelight)
  21. Arckanum – ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ (Debemur Morti)
  22. Baroness – Blue Record (Relapse)
  23. Madder Mortem – Eight Ways (Peaceville)
  24. The Devils Blood – The Time Of No Time Evermore (VAN)
  25. Archgoat – The Light-Devouring Darkness (Blasphemous Underground)
  26. Shining – VI Klagopsalmer (Osmose)
  27. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)
  28. Hacride – Lazarus (Listenable)
  29. Fukpig – Spewings From A Selfish Nation (FETO)
  30. Amorphis – Skyforger (Nuclear Blast)
  31. Brutal Truth – Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)
  32. Grey Machine – Disconnected (Hydra Head)
  33. Behemoth – Evangelion (Nuclear Blast)
  34. Unanimated – In The Light Of Darkness (Regain)
  35. Obscura – Cosmogenesis (Relapse)
  36. Gnaw Their Tongues – All The Dread, Magnificence Of Perversity (Crucial Blast)
  37. Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder (Neurot)
  38. Teitanblood – Seven Chalices (Noevdia)
  39. Gorgoroth – Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem (Regain)
  40. Evile – Infected Nations (Earache)

Above list appears in Terrorozer Issue 192 Jan 2010 –

So, in honour of their position at #1, lets have some Converge performing ‘Darkhorse’ live.

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