Best Rock Albums of 2010

The Top Ten

1 A Thousand Suns- Linkin Park

Nightmare is great, but A Thousand Suns shows that LP can change their style and yet still make great music, they never fail to impress me. - lukestheman4

Defiently the best album rock album of the year! Linkin Park is constantly reinventing themselves and it shows. This is perhaps my favorite album of all time! - RickLp27

They might call it A Thousand Suns but it has 10000000000 listeners.

Everybody is linked by the parks (songs) of Linkin Park.

This band is EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY, a thousand more Extremely... OVERRATED - RustyNail

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2 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Add up all the emotion from all the other albums listed and you still you won't come close to what Avenged put into this album.

And to top it all off, it's musically one of their best yet. They ranged from ballad to heavy thrash a la Pantera, with blistering, dueling guitars and perfect vocals.

Considering their friend, brother and drummer died before recording commenced, a less-than satisfactory record would have been acceptable and lightly critiqued. But these guys showed the resiliency to shred their way to a masterpiece. It's really commendable and awe-inspiring.

So even though the music speaks enough of its greatness, I think this album deserves to be higher listed as one of the best albums of the year when you combine the music with the emotion and work put in.

The worst Linkin Park album and the one that proves they have changed to more commercially succesful music and somehow a pop sound is top1 and Nightmare is just top5? No way, this album shows good metal is still done, insane solos, clean vocals for the most part and overall a very perfect sound, one of the few good bands around these days, the album deserves top1!

I loved Linkin Park back in the day but then they sold, no matter Avenged Sevenfold would still be number one in my book

How is a thousand suns higher than this. It may be my third favorite but its still my least favorite LP album ( I still like it just hate pop which is a little bit of that albumand has no guitars) but anyways nightmare save me and so far away are outstanding tracks. R.I.P. the rev

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3 Diamond Eyes - Deftones
4 Asylum - Disturbed
5 Le Noise - Neil Young
6 Fever - Bullet for My Valentine

Should be in top ten
The guitars, drums played are really amazing..!

7 No Apologies - Trapt
8 Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys - My Chemical Romance

How the hell is Mumford and Sons above My Chemical Romance? What has the world come to, jeez. Fair enough there awesome but not as awesome as the Fabulous Killjoys! For the win!

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9 High Violet - The National
10 The Oracle - Godsmack

The Contenders

11 Time for Annihilation - Papa Roach

1. Burn
2. One Track Mind
3. Kick in The Teeth
4. No Matter What
5. The Enemy
Five awesome tracks
still this album is not on top!

12 Majesty Shredding - Superchunk
13 All American Nightmare - Hinder

There are damn amazing songs in there... Not an album with a theme and all.. But musically far better than a thousand suns.. Come on pl are you done overrating LP and underrating hinder? GET OVER IT..

this is one of their best albums... deserves this place... - mohits512

14 Audio Secrecy - Stone Sour
15 For We Are Many - All That Remains
16 Contra - Vampire Weekend
17 The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden

Really? The Final Frontier on 11th? All hope in humanity lost!

It deserves to be the No. 1! - CristhianR

18 Sigh No More - Mumford And Sons

Best album ever created, by the best band ever formed. They bring a new twist on folk. With beautiful lyrics with such meaning, how can this album not be number 1?

This has to be number one Mumford and Sons is one the best rock/folk bands ever! I like linkin park but Mumford and Sons are so much better than Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park.

19 AB III - Alter Bridge

Definitely the best of all of these. Should be number 1! Can't wait to hear their new album Fortress. No one can compare with Myles Kennedy's stunning voice and Tremonti is a beast on the guitar. AB has more talent then any other band on this list!

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20 Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - Big Boi
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Top Remixes (4)

1. A Thousand Suns- Linkin Park
2. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Asylum - Disturbed
1. Le Noise - Neil Young
2. Diamond Eyes - Deftones
3. Fever - Bullet for My Valentine
1. A Thousand Suns- Linkin Park
2. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
3. No Apologies - Trapt

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