Happy 2011, everyone. Here’s my top 5 favorite albums of 2010. Not that you’d care very much but maybe you liked these albums too and you’d think I’m cool for liking them.
In no particular order…
My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
A late comer in the year but this is currently the most exciting thing on my iPhone. I loved “The Black Parade” and I didn’t think MCR could possibly top it, but they did. It’s different to “The Black Parade” but it’s still so characteristically MCR. I love the energy, I love the characters, I love these songs (lead single “Na Na Na” is highly addictive) and I love this album.
House of Heroes - Suburba
If I only had House of Heroes to listen to for the rest of my life, I’d be fine with that. Once again this is a band whose previous album, “The End Is Not The End”, I love and I had great expectations from them and they did not disappoint. I love that HoH do themed albums. I liked how familiar the story of Suburba sounds and songs like “God Save The Foolish Kings”, “Love Is For The Middle Class”, “Elevator”, “Independence Day For A Petty Thief” are all fantastic. Plus Tim Skipper is awesome.
Alex Day - The World Is Mine (I Don’t Know Anything)
I didn’t expect to love this album as much as I do. I wasn’t very fond of the dancey vibe of the songs he had released on YouTube before the album’s release but when he posted a video of a live performance of title track “The World Is Mine (I Don’t Know Anything)”, I was awed at how good it was and after a few listens on Alex’s website of the album, I downloaded it and never looked back. A great record.
Good Charlotte - Cardiology
I’ve been looking forward to this one. I enjoyed “Good Morning Revival” and I was looking forward to see what they came up with next, and they didn’t disappoint. Even though “Like It’s Her Birthday” was GMR vibed, the rest of the album was not. It was back to old school Good Charlotte sound that I also enjoyed, but with the more grown up perspective that started from GMR and stemmed from there. “Silver Screen Romance”, “There She Goes” and “1979” are among my favorite tracks.
The Rocket Summer - Of Men And Angels
Ah, Bryce. I love you, Bryce. You’re all sorts of awesome. I love your passion for love and compassion and caring. I love how you write songs like “Nothing Matters” in a matter of 24 hours and how you write songs like “Walls” and “Of Men And Angels” and it’s no big, just a part of the day job. And I love how you fight for your music and how important this is to you. I love the passion you display when you perform.