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Best of 2010

Best of 2010: Chris's picksChris's picks (2010)
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Chris is the video editor at Punknews.org - ed. This is my top 10 list. I'm not lazy; I'm just obsessed with David Letterman... Top 10 Albums 10 Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon: Wu-Massacre Def Jam The best Wu-Tang Clan-related release since.

Chris is the video editor at Punknews.org - ed.

This is my top 10 list. I'm not lazy; I'm just obsessed with David Letterman...

Top 10 Albums


Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon: Wu-Massacre

Def Jam

The best Wu-Tang Clan-related release since Supreme Clientele, and the best hip-hop record of the year.


Fake Problems: Real Ghosts Caught on Tape


Another chapter in Fake Problems' continuously growing sound, this record has more groove than harmony than their prior efforts.


None More Black: Icons

Fat Wreck

This album would have ranked much higher if it weren't for the inconsistency in the album's track sequence. Or maybe This Is Satire was just waaaaay too good.


The Dopamines: Expect the Worst

Paper + Plastick

One of the best pop-punk records of 2010. We streamed it, yet none of our lazy asses actually reviewed it...go figure.


Young Livers: Of Misery and Toil

No Idea

Energetic, raucous and a little dark; this album left me wait anxiously for their next.


Against Me!: White Crosses


I'll confess, 25% of this record I could live without, but the other remaining 75% is some of the band's best work to date.


The Flatliners: Cavalcade

Fat Wreck Chords

Before this album, the Flatiners were just another band on Fat I didn't listen to, but this record displayed an almost entirely new band band: fast, loud and very catchy.


Smoke or Fire: The Speakeasy

Fat Wreck Chords

A long time coming, but definitely worth the wait, the band's third record on Fat brings their sound full circle.


The Gaslight Anthem: American Slang


Releasing a followup to The '59 Sound is a challenge in itself, and this record delivered with improved vocals, harmonies and further experimentation of their sound.


The Menzingers: Chamberlain Waits

Red Scare

It's scary how young this band is, and how they keep getting better and better. Fun, energetic, unique and ambitious are just a few words to describe this record. 2010 introduced the band to many new fans, and hopefully they'll continue to receive the acclaim and recognition they truly have earned and deserve.

EP of the Year


Banquets: This Is Our Concern, Dude

Black Numbers

Great EP for another New Jersey band; poppy with just the right amount of rock and/or roll.


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RVIVR - LP [12-inch]Alkaline Trio - GoddamnitThe Gaslight Anthem - HandwrittenIron Chic - Not Like ThisAlkaline Trio - This AddictionThe Menzingers - Hold on Dodge [7 inch]Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take CareThe Gaslight Anthem - Sink or SwimAgainst Me! - As The Eternal CowboyDillinger Four - Versus God

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doverstation (January 1, 2011)

x Gang Green and x Stompbox members unite for new release. Download the new single, "FIRST NICKEL" BY NUNS OF PUNK. https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nunsofpunk . This ripping track features Erich Thaler of Stompbox with Glen and Chuck Stilphen from the Alcohol / Another Wasted Night-era of Gang Green.

slowstupidhungry (December 30, 2010)

"Massacre" just comes off as a lame attempt at capitalizing off Wu Tang imagery to me. I think "Apollo Kids" shits all over it.

davebrave4 (December 30, 2010)

Aw, dude, Wu-Massacre's ten times better than Apollo Kids. Assuming you're talking about the album, not the song.

slowstupidhungry (December 29, 2010)

Uh, "Apollo Kids?" Best Wu record in recent memory.

danperrone (December 28, 2010)

both of those hip-hop records below me are horrible. kno is boring as fuck and the roots don't have it anymore and they sound like pussies. i don't even know what the best hip-hop of the year was. i liked kanye and i liked eminem. freeway / jake one collabo was cool. oddisee's album was also cool. some of the madlib records were all right and some of them were wack. i dunno, i feel like there wasn't much to get excited about for hip-hop in 2010.

publichousing (December 28, 2010)

Best hip hop album of the year? Sorry man, but no. Kno's Death Is Silent and The Roots' How I Got Over were both better.

bud_boomer (December 28, 2010)

i definitely enjoyed "wu massacre", but i doubt it was the best hip hop record of the year...off the top of my head, i think the new records from big boi, the roots, and even janelle monae (if you want to consider her hip-hop) are better...

jacknife737 (December 28, 2010)

Nice to see Smoke or Fire finally get recognized.

greg0rb (December 27, 2010)

What, no Superchunk?!!!! ;)

damnitsderek (December 27, 2010)

Seven of your top records are in my list. Awesome.

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