Category Archives: Best of 2010

JoshIVM

Disclaimer: It is far too difficult for me to compare the many bands across the many genres that I listen to so this Top 20 has been limited to Heavy Metal / Hard Rock releases from 2010 and is in alphabetical, not numerical, order.
Top Albums
1. A Plea For Purging – The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
2. Accept – Blood Of The Nations
3. As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
4. As They Sleep – Dynasty
5.…

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Brian Mercer

Top Albums

1. Hundredth – When Will We Surrender
2. Haste The Day – Attack of the Wolf King
3. Robbie Seay Band – Miracle
4. The Ghost Inside – Returners
5. Norma Jean – Meridional
6. Close Your Eyes – We Will Overcome
7. Dave Barnes – What We Want What We Get
8. I Am Alpha And Omega – The Roar and the Whisper
9. The Chariot – Long Live
10. Counterparts – Prophet
11. Sovereign Strength – Reflections
12. Blank Page Empire -…

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Robert Jensen

Top Albums

1. Blood And Water – In Character
2. An Epic No Less – We Are The Echo Of Love
3. Underoath – Disambiguation
4. Close Your Eyes – We Will Overcome
5. I Am Alpha And Omega – The Roar and the Whisper
6. The Wedding – Distance EP
7. Showbread – Who Can Know It?
8. Norma Jean – Meridional
9. A Hope For Home – Realis
10. A Bullet For Pretty Boy – Revision:Revise
11. Anberlin – Dark Is The Way,

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Levi G

Top Albums

1. Steel Train – Steel Train
2. Blakroc - Blakroc
3. MGMT – Congratulations
4. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
5. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
6. Children 18:3 – Rain’s a Comin’
7. House Of Heroes – Suburba
8. Jaguar Love – Hologram Jams
9. Girl Talk – All Day
10. K-os – Anchorman Mixtape
Top 5 Songs

1. Steel Train “Children in the 90’s”
2. Lecrae  “Children of the Light”
3. The Ting Tings  “Hands”
4. Kanye West…

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Joshua Hedlund

Top Albums

1. Timbre – Little Flowers
2. Flatfoot 56 – Black Thorn
3. Children 18:3 – Rain’s A’ Comin’
4. The Skies Revolt – Plastic Revolution
5. The Chariot - Long Live
6. As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
7. Lecrae – Rehab
8. Underoath – Disambiguation
9. Showbread – Who Can Know It?
10. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
11. House Of Heroes – Suburba
12. Flobots – Survival Story
13. Living Sacrifice – The Infinite Order
14. Jars Of Clay – The Shelter
15.…

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Jess Tack

Top Albums

*Disclaimer: Top 20 is in alphabetical, not numerical order*
1. Abel – Lesser Man
2. Anberlin – Dark is the Way, Light is a Place
3. Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
4. Children 18:3 – Rain’s A’ Comin’
5. The Classic Crime – Vagabonds
6. Haste the Day - Attack of the Wolf King
7. A Hope for Home – Realis
8. House Of Heroes – Suburba
9. In The Midst Of Lions - The Heart of Man
10. Ivoryline - Vessels
11.…

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Alex Schelldorf

Top Albums
1. GAYNGS – Relayted
2. GAYNGS – Relayted
3. GAYNGS – Relayted
4. GAYNGS – Relayted
5. GAYNGS – Relayted
6. GAYNGS – Relayted
7. GAYNGS – Relayted
8. GAYNGS – Relayted
9. GAYNGS – Relayted
10. GAYNGS – Relayted
11. Tim Kasher – The Game of Monogamy
12. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Social Network
13. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
14. Quiet Science – With/Without
15. Past Lives – Tapestry of Webs
16. The Chariot – Long Live
17. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
18. A…

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Chris Works

Top Albums

1. Foxy Shazam – Foxy Shazam
2. NeverShoutNever – What Is Love?
3. A Plea For Purging – The Marriage of Heaven And Hell
4. Skrillex – My Name Is Skrillex EP
5. Good Charlotte – Cardiology
6. The Chariot - Long Live
7. The Devil Wears Prada – Zombie EP
8. Chiodos – Illuminaudio
9. MyChildrenMyBride – Lost Boy
10. Jaguar Love – Hologram Jams
11. NeverShoutNever – Harmony
12. Discover America – Future Paths
13. Analog Rebellion (PlayRadioPlay) -…

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Chris Alexander

Top Albums

1. House of Heroes – Suburba
2. Demon Hunter – The World Is A Thorn
3. My Epic – Yet
4. Sent By Ravens – Our Graceful Words
5. Close Your Eyes – We Will Overcome
6. A Bullet For Pretty Boy – Revision: Revise
7. Anberlin – Dark Is The Way, Light Is The Place
8. …

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Rebecca Cicione

Top Albums
1. My Epic – Yet
2. House Of Heroes – Suburba
3. Anberlin – Dark is the Way, Light is the Place
4. Tyler James – It Took The Fire
5. Ascend The Hill - Hymns: Take The World But Give Me Jesus
6. Sons Of God – The Genesis Prologue (EP)
7. Abel – Lesser Men
8. Mike Mains & The Branches – Home
9. Write This Down – Write This Down
10.  Gabriel The Machine – Your Friends and Loved Ones

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Joshua Clark

Top Albums

1. As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
2. Disciple – Horseshoes And Handgrenades
3. Haste the Day – Attack Of The Wolf King
4. Lifehouse – Smoke And Mirrors
5. Hundredth – When Will We Surrender
6. I Am Alpha And Omega – The Roar And The Whisper
7. The Showdown – Blood In The Gears
8. Living Sacrifice – The Infinite Order
9. Adeste – In Parables
10. Third Day – Move
11. Demon Hunter – The World Is A

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Ian Devaney

Top Albums

1. The Choir – Burning Like The Midnight Sun
2. Grammatrain – Imperium
3. Phil Keaggy Trio - Interdimensional Traveler
4. Blood And Water – In Character
5. Jeremy Messersmith – The Reluctant Graveyard
6. Blank Page Empire – Sinner’s, Thieves, and Beggars
7. Showbread – Who Can Know It?
8. Newworldson - Newworldson
9. Anberlin – Dark Is The Way: Light Is A Place
10. Sinbreed – When Worlds Collide
11. Kevin Max – Cotes D’Armor
12. Living Sacrifice – The Infinite Order
13.…

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Shawn Harvey

Top Albums

1. The Rocket Summer – Of Men & Angels
2. Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
3. A Day To Remember – What Seperates Me From You
4. Abel – Lesser Men
5. He Is We – My Forever
6. Confide – Recover
7. Close Your Eyes – We Will Overcome
8. To Tell – So Much More
9. For Today – Breaker
10. Attack Attack! – Attack Attack!
11. Arthur – Watch The Years Crawl By
12. Showbread -…

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Otto Gutierrez

Top Albums
1. My Dead Air – Burn A Quiet Place Down EP
2. PM Today - In Medias Res
3. My Epic – Yet
4. The Great Flood Catastrophe – China (EP)
5. The Captive – A New Grip With Tired Hands
6. Bodies Awake – The Great Renovation
7. To Tell - So Much More
8. Mosquito Fleet – All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost
9. The Waking Point – Lifted EP
10. Avalanche City – Our New Life Above The Ground
11. And…

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Brandon Jones

Top Albums

1. Blood and Water – In Character
2. Against Me – White Crosses
3. The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
4. Children 18:3  - Rain’s a Comin’
5. Ed Kowalczyk – Alive
6. The Classic Crime – Vagabonds
7. Anberlin – Dark is a Way Light is a Place
8. Bad Religion – The Dissent of Man
9. Arthur – Watch the Years Crawl By
10. Starflyer 59 - Changing of the Guard
11. Close Your Eyes  - We Will Overcome
12. Living Sacrifice…

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Jeremiah Holdsworth

Top Albums

1. The Sacrificed – 2012
2. JJ Heller – When I’m With You
3. War Of Ages – Eternal
4. Json – City Lights
5. My Epic – Yet
6. Anberlin – Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
7. Lecrae – Rehab
8. Jeremy Camp – We Cry Out: The Worship Project
9. Audiovision – Focus
10. Clear Convictions - The Mystery Of Iniquity
11. Demon Hunter - The

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Steve Sloan

Top Albums
1. Living Sacrifice – The Infinite Order
2. Hundredth – When Will We Overcome
3. The Ghost Inside – Returners
4. As I Lay Dying - The Powerless Rise
5. The Chariot – Long Live
6. As They Sleep – Dynasty
7. Gnashing of Teeth – Walking the Appian Way
8. Demon Hunter – The World Is a Thorn
9. War of Ages – Eternal
10. Bring Me the Horizon – There is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There I

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