Classic Rock’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010 So Far – Part Two
Here we go again. With the second batch of 10 album we reckon are the best of the year up to this point. Comeback albums, farewells, weirdo music…it’s all here. Oh, and don’t forget, this is in alphabetical order.
Burzum – Belus (Byelobog)
“Belus is somehow mellower yet more dynamic than previous Burzum albums, with more accomplished musicianship. Highly recommended.” 9/10 Gaye Advert
Be afraid, be very afraid here.
Cathedral – The Guessing Game (Nuclear Blast)
“This double-disc set not only marks a renaissance, but may well be (Cathedral)’s finest album ever. An exciting reboot for a veteran band.” 8/10 – Tommy Udo
Watch an album teaser here.
Coheed And Cambria – Year Of The Black Rainbow (Roadrunner)
“To the right-minded, these are truly exotic rocking delights made to enthral and mesmerise… a fittingly polished bookend to a magnificent body of work. “ 7/10 – Alexander Milas
Creature With The Atom Brain – Transylvania (The End)
“Coming from the same fried mind-space as early Queens Of The Stone Age, even their guitars slur as they sprawl over fat, vintage basslines and vocals that sound like they’re drifting up from under the table.” 8/10 – Emma Johnston
Dan Sartain – Dan Sartain Lives (One Little Indian)
“Quiffed-up, knee-trembling Dan is not simply a shop window retro dummy. The melodic grace of Roy Orbison sits alongside tremolo-fired licks that immediately snare their listening prey. He’s always been good but now he’s gotten even better.” 8/10 – Gavin Martin
Hear it here.
Deftones – Diamond Eyes (Reprise)
“Coming through adversity (Deftones) have returned with their most viscerally affecting album since Around The Fur. This might be the most oddly uplifting album of the year so far.” 8/10 – Emma Johnston
Watch the video for the title track here.
Drive By Truckers – The Big To Do (PIAS)
“The Truckers have long ago shaken off the Southern rock clichés… they’re simply a formidable rock’n’roll band.” 9/10 – Rob Hughes
Watch the video for Work This Job (This Fucking Job) here.
Faust – Faust Is Last (Klangbad)
“As extreme music goes, this is it: Brumm Und Blech indeed. Krautrock at the top of its game.” 8/10 – Max Bell
Fear Factory – Mechanize (AFM)
“An indispensable return by one of metal’s defining voices.” 8/10 – Alexander Milas
FM – Metropolis (Riff City)
“Their comeback disc had to be something a little bit special, and that’s exactly what it is.” 8/10 – Dave Ling
Tags: Burzum, Cathedral, Classic Rock, Coheed And Cambria, Creature With The Atom Brain, Dan Sartain, Deftones, Drive-By Truckers, Faust, Fear Factory, FM, Queens Of The Stone Age