brutal faves: top blog posts of 2010

as is customary in the blogosphere, the compilation of year-end lists never ends… even weeks into the new year either due to laziness, partying, and/or family gathering depression.

i thought i would drag out the top 10 (er… 8) onslaught by digging into ye olde brutal archive and recap the first-ever calendar year of brutal hipster blogging with some highlights and higherlights. some posts were breaking, some instigated mad controversy, others were totally overlooked… but all spread the good word.

here they are in no particular order…
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brutal faves: albums of 2010

u skimmed my fave songs of 2010 list… now here is the brutal hipster fave albums list of 2010 list for you to totally ignore.

though were are many excellent releases this year, these are probably the ones i spent the most time listening to. also, putting these picks in order of significance is pretty much the hardest thing a person can do. like sofies choice hard. but i cheated by looking at other blogs that already put out their year-end lists.

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darker my love forgets to activate distortion pedal; records whole album sans fuzz

psych rockers, darker my love, known for their dreamy, fuzzed out, distortion-overloaded guitar-driven sound have abondoned that in favor of dylan-esque alt-country on their new album, “alive as you are”.

while the dreamy-ness is mostly intact, the buzz is out and the twang is in. “alive as you are” is a wholy different beast from its magificent predecessor, “2”, which is unfortunate due to the overwhelming awesomeness of “2”.

expectations aside, “alive as you are” is still a solid album that proves that darker my love doesnt give a rats ass what you or i think. they will march to the beat of their owns and continue to write good music. and good music it is. its just dressed differently.

enjoy their track “dear author” below or d/l it here.

Dear Author by Dangerbird Records