Monday, December 27, 2010

INsite's Top 10 Austin Releases of 2010

The Top 10 Austin CDs INsite Owner Sean Claes Listened to this Year

Those who have been following INsite owner Sean Claes' blog, Notes From The Cubicle are aware that between September 2009 and September 2010 he took on a challenge to review one release from an Austin-based band a week for a year. At the end he reviewed 55 different CDs. Why 55? Well, there were 6 EPs in there and he counts those as half an album. Questions about that? click here.

Here are INsite's choices for Top 10 locally-released albums of 2010. You will not find reasoning behind the choices here, but each choice contains a link to the review Claes' wrote in 2010.

10. Bobby Bookout - Bobby Bookout

8. Lennon's Song - We Love, We Learn, We Grow

7. Trashy and the Kid - Songs In The Key of Blow Me

6. Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs of Love

5. The Jeremy Miller Band - Way Too Fast

4. Ray Wylie Hubbard - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C)

3. Terri Hendrix - Cry Till You Laugh

2. One-Eyed Doll - Break

1. Dave Madden - Open Eyed / Broken Wide

Dave Madden - Open Eyed

Dave Madden - Broken Wide

Thanks to all who make music for giving INsite the gift of hearing your craft.

God Bless you and keep you safe in 2011 and beyond.

p.s. If you're interested, Claes' new challenge for 2010-2011 is 52 Weeks of DIY Music Advice. Check it out and please give feedback.

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