Image Our barrage of year-end lists rolls on! Today, we have entries from The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell, all four members of Unwelcome Guests and Will Miller of Tiny Engines and Beartrap PR.


The Flatliners

Chris Cresswell of The Flatliners

The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
The Arteries - Dead Sea
Astpai - Heart to Grow
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
The Gamits - Parts
In Bear Country - EP
The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits
None More Black - Icons
Tokyo Police Club - Champ
Young Livers - Of Misery & Turmoil


Unwelcome Guests

Unwelcome Guests

Thanks for asking us to do this! We had some issues with Zac and Chris because they don't really keep up on when records come out at all. As a result Zac has some older records on his list and Chris' list is of the best apples of 2010....

Micah Winship:

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
Diamond Rings - Special Affections
Old 97's - The Grand Theatre
The State Lottery - When The Night Comes
255s - Broadcasting
Dopamines - Expect the Worst
Weezer - Hurley/ Death to False Metal
Rumspringer - Empty Towers
Blunt Mechanic - World Record
Orphan Choir


Stephen Schmitt:

Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
Klaxons - Surfing the Void
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
Clinic - Bubblegum
Fang Island - Fang Island
Ke$ha - Animal
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring


Zac "Behind the Times" Ausman:

Metric - Fantasies
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Mayflower - Second Best Sunsets
Failures' Union - Singer (LP Version 2010!)
Parts And Labor - Sigh No More
State Lottery - When the Night Comes
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Japanroids - Post-Nothing
Dopamines - Expect the Worst
Weezer - Hurley


Chris "Apple Farmer" Oakes:

SeeTango
Honeycrisp
Jonagold
Crispin (Mutsu)
Fuji
Gala
Braeburn
Empire
NY1 (no name yet but delicious!)
Golden Delicious


Will Miller of Tiny Engines/Beartrap PR

Obviously the top four releases of the year were Annabel, Castevet, Everyone Everywhere and Monument ;)...but beyond those 4 my Top Ten would be...

Beach House "Teen Dream" (Sub Pop)
Daniel G. Harmann & The Trouble Starts "Risk" (Burning Building)
Helen Earth Band "Our Own Ghost City" (Self-Released)
It's A King Thing "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." (Self-Released)
Mixtapes "Maps" (Death To False Hope)
Superchunk "Majesty Shredding" (Merge)
The Menzingers "Chamberlain Waits" (Red Scare)
The National "High Violet" (Beggars Banquet)
The Saddest Landscape "You Will Not Survive" (Panic)
Three Mile Pilot "The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten" (Temporary Residence)


Honorable Mentions: Animal Names, Archipelago, Autolux, Iron Chic, Minus The Bear, Pianos Become The Teeth, Rooftops, Shuteye Unison, The Cold Beat, The Gamits