Monday 20 December 2010

Our Top 10s (ish)

As it is that time of year I thought I would ask a few people what their top 10 albums, and if they felt like it gigs, of 2010 where. As you can see, some people aren't that great at realising what I was asking for so we got some interesting responses. So in no particular order here are people thoughts on 2010 (and beyond);

Andy Davies (TNS/Revenge of...)
Top Albums (Not including TNS releases, that would be a bit biased)
Mighty Midgets - Raising Ruins For the Future
The Dead Class - Stick
Brendan Kelly/Joe McMahon - Wasted Potential
China Shop Bull - Rave to the Grave
Punk Rock Generation vol. 3
The Arteries - Dead Sea
Smoke or Fire - the Speakeasy
None More Black - Icons
Off With Their Heads - In Desolation
The Beatsteaks - Limbo Messiah

Bev (TNS)
Mighty Midgets - Raising Ruins For the Future
OK Pilot - Nerves
None More Black - Icons
Pacer - No.1
Smoke or Fire - the Speakeasy
Off With Their Heads - In Desolation
Brendan Kelly/Joe McMahon - Wasted Potential
Rebuke - Wouldworks
The Arteries - Dead Sea
Bangers - Dude Trips

Andrew (The Dangerfields)

Top 10 Albums
1. Airbourne - No Guts, No Glory
2. Helloween - 7 Sinners
3. Gwar - Bloody Pit of Horror
4. Motörhead - The Wörld is Yours
5. Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
6. FM - Metropolis
7. Jesse Malin & the St Marks Social - Love It to Life
8. Macabre - Grim Scary Tales
9. Danko Jones - Below the Belt
10. Slash - Slash

Top 10 Gigs
1. The Wilders, Black Box, Belfast
2. Gwar, LVC, Leiden
3. Twisted Sister, Bloodstock, Catton Hall, Derby
4. Alice Cooper, Sonisphere, Knebworth House, Knebworth
5. Jean Michel Jarre, O2, Dublin
6. Cannibal Corpse, Spring & Airbrake, Belfast
7. Helloween, Hard Rock Hell, Pontin's, Prestatyn
8. Pink, King’s Hall Complex, Belfast
9. Richard Clayderman, Waterfront, Belfast
10. Danko Jones, Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Dec and Maya (Sense of Urgency)

Top Albums
Leatherface - The Stormy Petrel
Fractions - Release
Off with their Heads - In Desolation
Kirkz - Aggroculture

Top Gigs
Harijan at Star and Garter
Punk all dayer at green star, stoke
Ennio Morricone

Adam (Leagues Apart)

Top Albums
The Arteries - Dead Sea
AM Taxi - We Don't Stand a Chance
The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits
Bangers - Dude Trips
Iron Chic - Not Like This
The Flatliners - Cavalcade
Cynics - Stones I've Thrown
ONSIND - Dissatisfactions
Smoke or Fire - The Speakeasy
Tigers Jaw - Two Worlds

Fav Shows
21st March, KRO Bar - MN#1 - Arteries, Bangers, Above Them, Just Panic and Leagues Apart
15th September, Old Bell, Derby - Off With Their Heads, A,IHN, Leagues Apart, Rooftops and Pacer

Cassius (Bootscraper)

Top 10 Albums
Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills
Nuclear Rabbit - Vicuna
Bill Frisell - Further East/Further West
The Cardiacs - Sing to Gods
John Zorn - Naked City
Oingo Boingo - Farewell: Live From The Universal Amphitheatre, Halloween 1995
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Mr Bungle - Mr Bungle
Kultur Shock - Integration
Flat Earth Society - Isms

Pook (Beat The Red Light)
(He brought them this year, so they count....)
1 Voodoo Glow Skulls- Firme
2 Hot Stove Jimmy- Theme For A Major Hit
3 Blue Meanies- full throttle
4 Pantera- far beyond driven
5 Bad Brains- rock for light
6 Guns N Roses appetite for destruction
7 Sizzla- rastafari
8 Rico And The Ruddies- hold your horn
9 John Coltrane- best of the vanguard years
10 Curtis Fuller- blue not sessions

Let us know what your top 10 are by adding your list to the comments. Bring on 2011!


  1. I know they aint all this years releases but these are my albums of the year.

    Tyrannosaurus Alan - Campaign
    Do It With Malice - Symphonic Homicide
    ROTPM - Make Pigs Smoke
    Anti Vigilante - Secure Beneath The Watchful Eye
    Mighty Midgets - Raising Ruins For The Future
    The Skints - Live, Breathe, Build, Believe
    The Hostiles - Always Looking Forward
    The JB Conspiracy - This Machine
    The Fractions - Release
    Kirkz - Aggroculture

    Best Gigs Of 2010.
    Strummercamp (it dont get better than this)
    Random Hand/The Skints/Dirty Revolution@The Cockpit, Leeds.
    Ska Generation tour@The Old Cock Halifax (The last ska-plunk gig)

  2. Cheers Gary, thats a great list. Strummercamp was amazing.

    Its always hard when there are releases that you discovered one year but are not released then. 'Pour Habit - Suiticide' is one for me this year.