The biggest reason though that none of those bands are up for said awards, or hit #1 is because of the marketing machines that the major labels have, and the sad fact that the ‘higher ups’ at these major labels refuse to deviate from the pattern of modern pop music because of the simplicity, the catchiness, and it’s ability to be sold/used in movies, commercials etc. They go with mass appeal as opposed to musical quality. Nickelback appeals to those MANY people who are only exposed to equally shitty bands like Seether and Puddle of Mudd because those types of bands are the only rock bands on ALL the major rock stations across the USA. If bands like Iceage, Fucked Up, Trash Talk etc. got the same radio play the rock bands from the early 90′s did, it would be culture shaking. But instead we get watered down mass appeal garbage because it’s easier to sell and serves the most for the least amount of investment. Basically put: The wrong people are in control of what America enjoys as far as rock music is concerned.
No Panda Bear either??? Blasphemy…
Another great album, along with Atlas Sounds’ Parallax that didn’t make this strange list.
This list is complete shit. Plenty of good albums listed, but in no discernible order really.
My biggest beef, and many will agree: How in the FUCK do you have a top 50 album list for this year that does not include ATLAS SOUND’S PARALLAX???
I love STP, especially the 2nd and 3rd albums, and Weiland’s first solo album was pretty good drugged out pop album. When he can pull it off, Weiland has a pretty decent frontman voice, so this Christmas album doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me at least.
Bradford Cox is the King Midas of music.
Holy sh*t balls that Is Tropical video was great.
But the video for Nephicide is my vote for video of the year. It’s just a classic video.
Blink 182 rehashed for hipsters?? Ridiculous. It’s just pop rock. Good pop rock as well. That’s it.
Absolutely. King of the Beach, song of Summer 2010. Battles for sure this year.
I agree on the Battles choice. For me, anything off of the King of the Beach album was the song of summer 2010.