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Monday, December 19, 2011

Idol Threat's Top 10 Albums of 2010

Yes you read the title right, this is my list for the Top Albums of 2010. I’ve been getting all my year-end lists ready and remembered that I never actually put out my Top Albums of last year. I posted a list of the Top 10 Idol Threat Posts of 2010 which featured my best posts of the year but I never released my Top "Non-Free" Album picks of the year. I made the list at the end of last year but unfortunately I didn’t actually finish writing the post and it got lost in the mix. I’ll be posting the lists for this year real soon but before I do I wanted to finally get this out of the way, so here in no particular order is Idol Threat's Top 10 Albums of 2010

Top 10 Albums of 2010:
Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo - The Exxecution
Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids
Author & Punisher - Drone Machines
High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
Julie Christmas - The Bad Wife

Little Women - Throat
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Man’s Gin – Smiling Dogs
Shining - Blackjazz
Thou - Summit

Honorable Mentions:
Ski Beatz & Various - 24 Hour Karate School
Electric Wizard - Black Masses
Bastard Noise - A Culture of Monsters
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness
Yellow Swans - Going Places
Year of No Light - Ausserwelt
Castevet - Mounds of Ash
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

Black Milk - Album Of The Year
Guilty Simpson & Madlib - OJ Simpson

Top 5 EPs:

Rotten Sound: Napalm
Torche: Songs For Singles

Daedelus: Righteous Fists of Harmony
Trap Them: Filth Rations
Guards - New Flesh

Honorable Mention EP:
Nails - Unsilent Death (Despite being under 15 minutes long it’s not officially an EP)

The Rest:

Best Mixtape: El-P - Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3
Best Soundtrack: The Book of Eli Soundtrack (Atticus Ross)
Best Song: (tie) Black Milk - Deadly Medley/ Electric Wizard - Nightchild
Best Label Compilation: Crucial Blast - BLASTWAVE X: 2010 Compendium

Best Re-Release/Re-Master: Harvey Milk - Self Titled (The Bob Weston Sessions)


  1. Julie Christmas & Nails were in my top 10 last year.

    Torche was one of my close calls as well!

  2. Starkweather was a close call for me, I loved the first two Withered albums and expected to have Dualitas in my top but it kinda dissapointed me. BTW your blog is now followed my friend!