These are some of my favorite records from 2010. I talked about them on here earlier in the year so I will just let the music do the talking. (apologies for that last hyper link) All of these are road tested good times.
ted leo -brutalist bricks. keep em coming. gets better with every listen.
Leatherface stormy petrel. Stubbs for Life. Sound on this is weak, but the footwork is excellent.
superchunk proof that bands don't have to suck as they grow older.
off! 1st ep. all 4 eps are good, but this one is perfect. more proof that old dudes can do it.
gaslight anthem-not original but I listened to it for most of the summer and fall. pretty good driving music
colesium -slowed down and pretty much one groove, but still a great record.
daniel higgs-say god. double dose of higgs? yes please.
madball empire. road trip staple. sometimes dumb is just what you need.
castavet mound of ash-best record that I didn't listen too enough
dynamic truths- reissue of year and if they were still around, this would hands down be my record of the year. sadly can't track down any video.
A common thread amongst all these is the "veteran presence". I guess this was the year for the old bands and old dudes. Sorry new bands and young kids-maybe next year you can do it.
PS another absolute road trip staple was Brian Posehn "Fart and Weiner Jokes". classic. Slaaayyyyeeerrr!