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My favorite albums of 2010

Way late yes, but I still have several dozen albums to go through. Here are my lists so far. Divided into 3 categories because I can. Expect these to change:
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Kverke.com Top 10s of 2009

Top 10 Metal CDs of 2009

  1. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
  2. Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
  3. Dååth - The Concealers
  4. Lamb of God - Wrath
  5. Arsonists Get All the Girls - Portals
  6. Megadeth - Endgame
  7. ZAO - Awake?
  8. The Number Twelve Looks Like You - Worse Than Alone
  9. Slayer - World Painted Blood
  10. DevilDriver - Pray for Villains

Top 10 Hip-Hop CDs of 2009

  1. Zion I - The Take Over
  2. The Alchemist - Chemical Warfare
  3. Souls of Mischief - Montezuma’s Revenge
  4. MF Doom - Born Like This
  5. Swollen Members - Armed to the Teeth
  6. Afro Classics - Classic Rock
  7. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
  8. B-Real - Smoke N Mirrors
  9. Gift of Gab - Escape 2 Mars
  10. The Grouch & Eligh - Say G&E!

Honorable Mentions

(in no particular order)

  • iwrestledabearonce - It’s All Happening
  • Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
  • The Lonely Island - Incredibad
  • Mastodon - Crack the Skye
  • Peaches - I Feel Cream
  • Afro Classics & Bash Bros. - Workaholics 2
  • GWAR - Lust in Space
  • Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
  • CunninLynguists - Strange Journey Volume One
  • Behemoth - Evangelion
  • Eminem - Relapse
  • Brother Ali - Us

October 2009 Releases

October 6

Blu-ray

  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Deluxe Edition [1966]
  • Ghost Ship [2002]
  • Kurt Cobain: About a Son [2006]
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein [1994]
  • The National Parks: America’s Best Idea [2009]
  • The Number 23 [2007]
  • Red Dwarf: Back to Earth [2009]
  • Romantic Comedy 3 Pack: There’s Something About Mary [] / What Happens in Vegas [] / The Girl Next Door []
  • Sci-Fi 3 Pack: Jumper [] / Independence Day [] / I, Robot []
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [1971]
  • Wolf [1994]
  • Wolf [1994]/ Dracula []/ Frankenstein Trilogy []
  • Year One [2009]

CDs

  • Afro Classics - Classic Rock
  • Apathy - Wanna Snuggle?
  • Arch Enemy - The Root of All Evil
  • BK-One with Benzilla - Rádio do Canibal
    • Featuring Slug, Brother Ali, Raekwon, The Grouch, Blueprint, Murs, and others over Brazilian funk-inspired hip-hop beats
  • Horse the Band - Desperate Living
  • Joe Perry - Have Guitar, Will Travel

NDS

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

PS3

  • Demon’s Souls – $59.99
  • Demon’s Souls (Deluxe Edition) – $69.99
    • includes an exclusive 160-page strategy guide and a “beautiful embossed slipcase with foil accents”.
  • NBA 2K10
  • NBA 2K10 (Anniversary Edition)
    • packaged in a specially designed 2K Sports locker configured for game storage, and include exclusive items.
  • NBA Live 10
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  • Saw: The Videogame
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes

October 13

Blu-ray

  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 1: Juno []/ Slumdog Millionaire [] / The Wrestler []
  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 2: Little Miss Sunshine []/ Sideways []/ Antwone Fisher []
  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 3: Napoleon Dynamite []/ Super Troopers []/ Miss March []
  • Fox Searchlight Collection Vol. 4: 28 Days Later []/ Sunshine []/ Night Watch []
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas [2000]
  • Land of the Lost [2009]
  • Natural Born Killers - Director’s Cut [1994]
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut [1999]

CDs

  • Gojira - Terra Incognita (reissue)
  • Jern Eye (Lunar Heights) – Vision
    • Features Mistah F.A.B., Zion I, Guilty Simpson, Planet Asia, Rasco, and others with production by Jake One and others.
  • King Diamond - The Graveyard (reissue)
  • King Diamond - The Spider’s Lullaby (reissue)
  • Mac Lethal - Love Potion 5
  • Moka Only (as Ron Contour) – The Summer of Ron
  • People Under the Stairs - Carried Away
  • R. A. The Rugged Man - Legendary Classics vol. 1 CD+DVD
    • featuring J-Live, Jedi Mind Tricks, Havoc, The Notorious BIG, Kool G Rap, Big John, and others
  • The Roots - How I Got Over

NDS

  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky – Oct. 12
  • Where the Wild Things Are

PS3

  • Brütal Legend
  • Critter Crunch - Oct. 8, $6.99 on PSN
  • Fallout 3 (Game of the Year Edition)
    • includes five DLC packs: The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Way of the Samurai 3
  • Where the Wild Things Are

October 20

Blu-ray

  • Blood: The Last Vampire [2009]
  • Easy Rider [1969]
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [2009]
  • Waterworld [1995]

CDs

  • Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
  • Fu Manchu - Signs of Infinite Power
  • Rammstein - Liebe ist für alle da
  • Royce Da 5’9″ - Street Hop
  • Themselves - CrownsDown

NDS

  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • Hero’s Saga: Laevatein Tactics – Oct. 15
  • Jam Sessions 2
  • Nostalgia
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

PS3

  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

October 27

Blu-ray

  • Ice Age Triple Pack: Ice Age / The Meltdown / Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [2009]
  • Night of the Creeps - Director’s Cut [1986]
  • Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Prisoner: Complete Series [1968]

CDs

  • Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy
    • features Zumbi (of Zion I) and others
  • Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
  • DOOM (MF Doom) – Unexpected Guest
    • features De La Soul, Jake One, Talib Kweli, Dilla, Ghostface, Vast Aire, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, GZA, and others
  • J Dilla (Jay Dee) – Dillanthology 3
    • features Jaylib, Madlib, Guilty Simpson, Black Thought, Common, and others
  • Kool Keith, Denis Deft, Yeti Beats - Bikinis & Thongs
  • The Red Chord - Fed through the Teeth Machine
  • Snowgoons - The Trojan Horse
    • features La Coka Nostra (Everlast, Danny Boy, Ill Bill, Slaine), Dilated Peoples, Defari, Termanology, Skyzoo, Outerspace, Krumb Snatcha, Buckshot (of Black Moon), Sabac Red (Non Phixion), El Da Sensai, Kaze, Virtuoso, Edo G, and others
  • Swollen Members - Armed to the Teeth
    • prequel to Beautiful Death Machine
  • Tech N9ne - K.O.D.
  • Weezer - Raditude
  • Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg

NDS

  • 100 All-Time Favorites
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

PS3

  • Alpha Protocol
  • Borderlands – Oct. 26
  • DJ Hero
  • DJ Hero (Renegade Edition)
  • includes a premium Renegade turntable controller boasting a custom black finish and premium metal controls, custom hardshell carrying case that converts into a DJ stand, and a 2-CD pack featuring previously unreleased tracks from Jay-Z and Eminem.
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time – $59.99
    • preorder bonuses:
    • Amazon: Bolt Package (Box Basher, Bolt Magnetizer, and 5,000 bolts)
    • Best Buy???: Power Package (exclusive weapon skin for one of Ratchet’s weapons, start the game with extra hit points, Cryo Mine Glove) “This pre-order program goes into effect over the next few weeks.
    • Game Crazy: Space Package (exclusive hotrod skin for Ratchet’s ship, 5,000 bolts, and an exclusive Ratchet & Clank PlayStation Home avatar skin)
    • GameStop: Discovery Package (Insomniac Moon level that resembles the layout of the Insomniac Games’ offices that contains extra content that didn’t quite make it into the game)
  • Rogue Warrior
  • Tekken 6

February 2009 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of February that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s getting lumped in with the next Tuesday in the list.

February 03, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Afro Samurai: Resurrection Director’s Cut [2009]
  • Clerks II [2006]
  • The Cure – Trilogy [2008]
    • Three separate shows at the Tempodrom arena in Berlin
  • Friday the 13th: Unrated Deluxe Edition [1980]
  • Napoleon Dynamite [2004]
  • Office Space: Special Edition with Flair! [1999]
  • Taxi Driver [1976]
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno [2008]

CDs

  • Cannibal CorpseEvisceration Plague - preorder
    • Includes bonus “Making of” DVD
  • Dir En GreyA Knot Of (The End)
  • Sunspot JonzThe Darkside ov Heaven preorder
    • Features The Temper Twins, Myka9, and Luckyiam
  • Sunspot JonzFIGHT, DESTROY, ROCK preorder
    • Features Himself, Myka 9, DWP, Z-Man, Equipto, White Mike, Kwanz, Luckyiam, Moka Only, with production by Sunspot Jonz, Adamatic, Mr. Nemo, Young Kruse, Creasey Buscemi, Nima Fadavi, Moka Only, DJ Fresh, Dirt Nasty, TD, Underrated, Cminus, and Wiz.

February 10, 2009

Blu-ray

  • The Boondock Saints [1999]
  • Donnie Darko: Collector’s Edition [2001]
  • Raging Bull [1980]
  • A Time to Kill [1996]

CDs

  • 7L & EsotericServe or Suffer
    • All new Esoteric instrumentals
  • Beastie BoysPaul’s Boutique 20th anniversary
  • C-Rayz WalzWho The F%@k Are You?
    • Features Vast Aire, Slug and others.
  • The Lonely Island - Incredibad
  • Napalm DeathTime Waits For No Slave
  • NASAThe Spirit of Apollo
    • Features Chali 2na, Gift of Gab, Z-Trip, Method Man, RZA, KRS-One, Kool Keith, George Clinton, M.I.A., Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Ghostface Killah, and others.
  • Warren GThe G-Files

Nintendo DS

PS3

  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Originvideos
  • Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection – screenshots

    • 720p versions of over 40 classic SEGA games including:
      • Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3
      • Columns
      • Ecco the Dolphin
      • Shinobi III
      • Space Harrier
      • Streets of Rage
  • X-Bladestrailer

February 17, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Kramer vs. Kramer [1979]
  • The Passion of the Christ: The Definitive Edition [2004]
  • Pulp Fiction [1994] import

CDs

  • … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of DeadThe Century of Self
  • Odd NosdamT.I.M.E. Soundtrack
  • Zion IThe Takeover
    • Features Brother Ali and others.

Nintendo DS

  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bridescreenshots
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon – Feb. 16 – Videos

PS3

  • Flower – Feb 12 – videos
  • Street Fighter IV – videos
  • Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition
    • includes a CD, a mini guide, a figurine, an animated video, and more.

February 24, 2009

Blu-ray

  • Akira [1988]
  • The French Connection [1971]
  • The French Connection II [1975]
  • Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder [2009]
  • Neil Young : Archives Volume One (1963-1972) [2008]
  • Ronin [1998]

CDs

  • B-Real (Cypress Hill) – Smoke N Mirrors
    • Features Buckshot, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Kurupt, and others.
  • HatebreedFor the Lions
  • Havoc (Mobb Deep) – Hidden Files
  • Kool KeithTashan Dorrsett CD+DVD
  • Lamb of GodWrath
  • Mobb DeepThe Infamous Instros

Nintendo DS

PS3

  • The Godfather IIvideos
  • ShellShock 2: Blood Trailstrailer

January 2009 Releases

New Blu-ray, CD, DVD, NDS, and PS3 releases for the month of January that seem interesting to me for one or more reasons. If something is too special to come out on a Tuesday like everything else, it’s getting lumped in with the next Tuesday in the list.

Jan. 6

Blu-ray

  • Caligula: The Imperial Edition [1979]
  • The Last Emperor: Criterion Collection [1987]
  • Pineapple Express [2008]

Nintendo DS

Jan. 13

Blu-ray

  • The Boondock Saints [1999]
  • Traffic [2000] import

CDs

  • SatyriconThe Age of Nero
  • Sunspot JonzThe Dark Side of Heaven

Nintendo DS

PS3

Jan. 20

Blu-ray

  • Braveheart [1995]
  • King Kong [2005]
  • Max Payne [2008]
  • This is Spinal Tap [1984]

CDs

  • 7th Veil (Kool Keith & H Bomb) – Stoned
    • Features Ike Turner, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Silkk the Shocker, Ice-T, Rosco, Jewel, Flava Flav, and Rick James (bitch!)
  • Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly CD+DVD reissue
    • Remastered and re-issued CD with the Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 (The Godlovesugly Release Parties) DVD
  • Odd NosdamT.I.M.E. Soundtrack

PS3

Jan. 27

Blu-ray

  • Any Given Sunday: Director’s Cut [1999]
  • Blu-ray Action 3-pk Bundle
    • Casino Royale
    • Black Hawk Down
    • Hellboy
  • The Bourne Collection
    • The Bourne Identity [2002]
    • The Bourne Supremacy [2004]
    • The Bourne Ultimatum [2007]
  • Groundhog Day [1993]
  • The Pink Panther: Collector’s Edition [1964]
  • Taxi Driver [1976]

CDs

  • Arsonists Get All the GirlsHits From the Bow re-release
  • CappadonnaSlang Prostitution
  • Jedi Mind TricksDivine Fire: Story of JMT DVD+CD
  • RZA - Afro Samurai: Resurrection soundtrack
    • Features Kool G Rap, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killa, Tash, 9th Prince, and others.
  • SepulturaA-Lex – Jan. 23
  • Sunspot Jonz ft. Living LegendsUHB 6
  • Zion IThe Takeover
    • Features Brother Ali, and others

PS3