If it's crap ... We'll tell you
By ARMY 1601
While Spill.com is website devoted to reviewing movies and such, I just couldn't pass up the chance to get my opinion out on the the best CD's to have in 2010 because I myself I'm a music fan and have an iPod jam packed with Albums of many different genres. On that same iPod, you'll find these same awesome albums:
10. TEENAGE DREAM - KATY PERRY
While this first choice might be questionable for some of you reading this post, for me, it was a solid pop album for a summer of many pop hits. In a world where Lady Gaga's and Ke$ha's dominate Pop charts, it's refreshing to see someone take a fun and more traditional approach towards pop. The result is hits such as the response to Jay-Z's Empire State of Mind, California Girls, the uplifting Firework, and the mellow ballad, Not Like the Movies. While for most music fans, Katy Perry is forgettable in Lady Gaga's dominant pop world, for me she's just as relevant, and this album is key in her journey of becoming a pop act for the ages.
9. A THOUSAND SUNS - LINKIN PARK
course of this fantastic concept album by Linkin Park. A great demonstration of art in the form of music, A
Thousand Suns speaks out on Warfare (Nuclear Warfare in specific), and the Regret of mankind in such a situation.
With standouts such as Waiting for the End, The Catalyst, and Iridescent, A Thousand Suns represents a maturing
stage in Linkin Park's development as a Band, and is a worthy follow up to Minutes to Midnight.
8. THE LADY KILLER - CEE-LO GREEN
is The Lady Killer by Cee-Lo Green. Cee-Lo takes us back in time to a time when Motown dominated the music
world. It delivers the same swing and flare the songs had at the time. It doesn't hurt that the vocals on display here
are top notch too. One wonders, could Cee-Lo have been a massive star during Motown domination? Hell Yes!
7. DISTANT RELATIVES - NaS & DAMIAN MARLEY
Sometimes with collaboration projects, the two sounds end up being worlds apart, and the result of the combination
is a mess. But with a mix of Rap and Reggae, the mix is just right, and ends up being one of the freshest and best
sounds all year. Previously seen on Road to Zion, Damian Marley brings forth the laid back reggae stylings of past efforts with NaS' brilliant lyrics the mix is something brilliant to listen to, the best cases being the Land of Promise, Tribes at War, Leaders, and Patience. They come together to deliver a message to the world, Africa is a distant relative, and that relative is desperate need of hand.
6. MAN ON THE MOON 2: THE LEGEND
of MR. RAGER - KiD CuDi
As a big fan of the first Man on the Moon, and Cudi's mixtapes, as was very hyped for this one. It obviously didn't disappoint. Darker and more consistent then the first, the result is a chilling and deep experience telling a personal tale unlike any other seen in music. From the chilling sound of Marijuana, to the dark Mr. Rager, to the raw sounding GHOST! The tale of Cudi losing himself to Mr. Rager and the addictive drugs that ensue is a terrific one that will satisfy any listener looking for something different and deep.
5. B.o.B presents THE ADVENTURES of
BOBBY RAY - B.o.B
The world of Hip Hop becomes more tired each and every day, with the same beats, auto-tune choruses, and too many featured guests. Enter B.o.B, after a slew of mixtapes, he finally entered the maintream with Nothin' on You, a fresh sounding hit, that climbed the charts and remained one of the best songs of 2010. The album that followed that hit was just as good with a unique genre blending style that breathed new life into Hip Hop. With hits like the alternative rock, Airplanes, R&B styled (and Vampire Weekend inspired), the Kids, B.o.B is a force to be reckoned with as he is one of the freshest and most creative minds in music since Ye'.
4. CONTRA - VAMPIRE WEEKEND
Conquering the sophomore, indie rock wonder, Vampire Weekend, with another fresh sounding and infinitely re listen-able album. The album is definite WIN with the high energy Cousins and Holiday, the reflective Giving up the Gun, and the vocoded California English, Contra proves to be a tour de force in the Always great Indie Rock genre. Here's hoping the streak of gold continues as Vampire Weekend's career has been filled with fresh and artful pieces of work
3. RECOVERY - EMINEM
Once upon a time, there was a man hailed as a legend, this man was known as Marshall Mathers. He delivered some of the best albums of the last decade including the Marshall Mathers LP. But when he lost a childhood friend of his, he spiraled into the deep darks of depression and drug addiction. It led to the disappointing effort known as Relaspe. But even though he suffered a blow, he wouldn't give up it reclaiming his throne as King of Rap. His last hope was Recovery, and it paid off. A album about redemption and turning points in life for our rap legend, Recovery delivered some of Eminem's most personal songs to date, with the bittersweet relationship in Space Bound, the literally love/hate relationship, Love the way you Lie, the cry for help, Talkin 2 Myself, and a eulogy for his childhood friend, Proof, You're Never over. Recovery succeeds at bringing Eminem back to his pedestal.
2. THE SUBURBS - ARCADE FIRE