Ten in 2010 by Nikki Cage

Ten in 2010: I casually asked a few associates for their best albums of the year, “10 or so with words or without.” No rules really. These compiled lists provide genuine fodder for my website during the holiday lull. They will go up when I get them, till the end of the year; which started with mine. Enjoy. (click the tag at bottom of article to read all entries).

Nikki Cage
City: Dallas, TX
Band: True Widow
Also: Look for True Widow’s debut for Kemado available March 29th, 2011, titled: As High as the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth.

I’m pretty sure these all came out in the ’10. Honestly it was a little hard for me to find 10 albums that came out this year that I felt it would make me look cool for listening to. So here’s what I came up with.

10 of 10 in ’10: (whatever order)

WoodsAt Echo Lake
Why I Like It: it’s like listening to the shins’ younger, cooler, pot-smoking brothers jamz

Purling HissHissteria
WILI: heavy. riffy. catchy. mind numbingly spacey. also happen to be just really nice dudes that gave me the album

High On FireSnakes for the Divine
WILI: f*ck me with a chainsaw.

Moon Duo Escape
WILI: if you’re out of drugs you can listen to this to get messed up. beautiful mindmush

Electric WizardBlack Masses
WILI: sabbathy witch jams. NO FEAR

Fang Island S/T
WILI: sometimes life can bring you some pretty bad moods and this album says K.I.P.

The Fresh & Onlys Grey Eyed Girl
WILI: i’ve been trying to think of a reason I like this album for a whole day now and I can’t. but it does have guitars

Bison B.C.Dark Ages
WILI: it forces the ol death-by-lightning-shooting-out-of-the-guitar visual that I hope to see happen someday

TorcheSongs for Singles
WILI: after an amazing album like Meanderthal, making the next group of songs extra raw and deliciously rough is the damn perfect move

Valient ThorrStranger
WILI: just not your typical party metal. mathy-like timings that are still totally, unabashedly, headbangable. Keepin the faith