Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BMF Best of 2010

Here is a list of artists that I feel REALLY stood out of the crowd this year. Each one has been reviewed here on BMF, so be sure to click their link on the right panel to read more. See you in 2011!

ROCK:
Ingram Hill "Look Your Best"

Honorable mention:
Joshua Ketchmark "List Of Regrets"
Crash Kings “Crash Kings”
Megan McCormick “Honest Words”
Quakers On Probation “Every Living Thing”
Archie Powell and the Exports “Skip Work”
Son Of A Bad Man (Shawn Fisher) [EP]

HARD ROCK:
Kopek “White Collar Lies”

POP ROCK:
Melee “The Masquerade”

Honorable mention:
Dot Dot Dot “II” [EP]

MELODIC ROCK AND AOR:
Brian Howe “Circus Bar”
Unruly Child “Worlds Collide”

Honorable mention:
Treat “Coup de Grace”
Nelson “Lightning Strikes Twice”
Harry Hess/First Signal “First Signal”
Blanc Faces "Falling from The Moon"
Bucket and Co. “Guitars, Beers, and Tears”

GLAM ROCK:
Wig Wam "Non Stop Rock & Roll"

POWERPOP:
Timmy Sean “Songs From and Inspired By Noisewater"
The Posies “Blood/Candy”

Honorable mention:
IKE “Tie The Knot With All That You Got”
Taylor Locke and The Roughs "Grain and Grape"
Radio Days "C'est La Vie"
The Riffbackers “The Curtain Shop And Alterations”
Justin Kline "Triangle" [EP]

SINGER/SONGWRITER:
Neil Nathan "The Distance Calls"

Honorable mention:
Ted Garber “American Rail”
Sara Radle "Four"
Matt White “It's The Good Crazy”
White Buffalo “Prepare For Black and Blue” [EP]

QUIRKY INDIE POP:
The Corner Laughers "Ultraviolet Garden"

HOLIDAY:
Rockin’ The Mistletoe (SideBMusic)

MAJOR LABEL:
My Chemical Romance “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys”
Stone Temple Pilots "Stone Temple Pilots"
Dashboard Confessional "Alter The Ending"
Sara Bareilles “Kaleidoscope Heart”
Gin Blossoms “No Chocolate Cake”
Weezer “Hurley”

3 comments:

Real Gone said...

Surprised not to see Terry Brock in your end of year AOR mentions...

An end of year round up will be posted at REAL GONE tomorrow.

Happy new year to you and yours, Bill. Thanks for providing links and support throughout the latter part of 2010.

Bill's Music Forum said...

I look forward to your list! Truth be told, I am not a big Terry Brock fan...great voice, but I don't find a lot of the songs he writes to be very memorable. I thought the Giant album was horrible, his solo album was so-so, and Strangeways OK. Anyway, thanks for reading and for your comments and Happy New Year my friend! Cheers --Bill

Real Gone said...

The Strangeways was *horrible*. It should naver have been released sounding like that. Sounded as if someone dropped the master tapes in a puddle.