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Musicians Share Their Top 10 Picks From Album's Bought This Year

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It's getting towards the end of the year, which means it's "top ten" list time again. Roadrunner Records has thrown its hat into the ring, sharing the top 10 albums various artists bought during the course of 2010. The picks from Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Dommin, Airbourne, Megadeth, Grand Magus, and Machine Head can be found below.

Mikael Akerfeldt Opeth Frontman:

Tears for Fears - Seeds of Love
Toshi Ichiyanagi - Flowers
The Dream - Get Dreamy
Yonin Bayashi - Isshoku Sokuhatsu
Serge Gainsbourg - Historie de Melody Nelson
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Pt. 1
The Churchills - s/t
Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
Wil Malone - Wil

JB Grand Magus Frontman:

Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe
John Norum - Play Yard Blues
Cathedral - The Guessing Game
Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons
Witchery - Witchkrieg
Spiritual Beggars - Return To Zero
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Necronaut - Necronaut
Accept - Blood of the Nations
Unleashed - As Yggdrasil Trembles

Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree Frontman:

Highlights
Massive Attack - Heligoland
Necromort - This Beat is Necrotronic
Oceansize - Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
Salem - King Night
Chrome Hoof - Crush Depth
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Organum - Sorow
Foals - Total Life Forever
Hans Zimmer - Inception Soundtrack
Shearwater - The Golden Archipeligo

Dommin:

Inception - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sade - Soldier Of Love
Jimi Hendrix - Valley of Neptune
Airbourne - No Guts. No Glory.
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Oomph! - Truth Or Dare
Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Sia - We Are Born
Dommin - Love Is Gone :-D
The Birthday Massacre - Pins & Needles

Robb Flynn Machine Head Frontman:

Exodus - Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Sevendust - Cold Day Memory
Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3
Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness
Karnivool - Sound Awake
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Flyleaf - Flyleaf & Memento Mori
Protest The Hero - Fortress
Eminem - Recovery
Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Joel O’Keeffe Airbourne Frontman:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mojo
Jerry Lee Lewis - Last Man Standing
AC/DC - Backtracks
RATT - Infestation
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
Lynyrd Skynyrd - God & Guns
Kiss - Sonic Boom
The Poor - Round One
Slash - Slash
Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear

Dave Ellefson Megadeth Bassist:

Motorhead - The World Is Yours
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Therion - Sitra Ahra
Soulfly - Omen
Pantera - A Decade of Dominance
Halford - Halford IV, Made of Metal
Disturbed - Asylum
Accept - Blood of the Nations
Megadeth - Rust In Peace Live
The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria (DVD)

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1. Baphomet 413 writes:

Robb Flynn.... really, really..... Eminem, Jay Z, Flyleaf..... really????

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. The_Avant_Garde writes:

@Baphomet 413....

Jay Z - The Blueprint 3 isnt THAT BAD. But there has been much much better hip-hop released this year, with Nas vs Damien Marley - "Distant Relatives" taking the top spot.

The one thing about Flynn that made me think twice was how he mentioned Protest the Hero's "Fortress." That album came out LAST YEAR....in 2009!!!!!!

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. silvermountains writes:

with Robb's comments, personally, Im now worried that Machine Head might twist into a turn that we would be sad to see them go into!

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

Members putting there own work in there personal top 10.....LOL

# Dec 18, 2010 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Natsquatch writes:

Actually Avante_Garde, Fortress was released in 2008, lol. Still, in the original Metal Sucks post, Flynn says "Top ten albums I rocked in 2010 (not necessarily released in 2010)" before beginning, so that explains that.

Posts 1 and 3, don't be stupid, metal musicians and fans listen to other genres all the time.

# Dec 19, 2010 @ 5:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Baphomet 413 writes:

your right natsquatch... they listen to it all the time thats what happend with limp bizkit, linking park and it goes on and on.... thats why is bad to listen to rap... D.A.R.E. TO KEEP KIDS OFF RAP!!!!

# Dec 19, 2010 @ 7:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. WOLF7 writes:

Well, it says "top 10 albums various artists bought during the course of 2010", so that obviously doesn't mean albums which were released in 2010.

What can I say, I'm glad to notice I'm not the only one with crap taste in music.

# Dec 19, 2010 @ 8:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. thesinikil1 writes:

quit bein so lame. if metal bands only listened to metal, all the bands would still sound like black sabbath. Just because you're too closed-minded to listen to different kinds of music, doesn't mean everyone should be.

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. The_Avant_Garde writes:

Exactly #8....

im so sick of elitist goofballs, who are usually 16 and under, who think metal bands and musicians only listen to metal and that theyre only allowed to listen to metal and thats it.

theres so much out there in the world to enjoy besides metal. Hell, even some pop music is ok! The new solo album from Between the Buried and Me's frontman is a pop album and its fantastic!!

# Dec 23, 2010 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I dont see why everyone is in such a huss that rob listens to Jay Z or Eminem. Oh no! I worry that Machine Head is gonna suck now because of the rap influences!

Are you serious? Do you even listen to anything by machine head before the Blackening? That guy was listening to Rap, and most likely eminem, since like, ummm....forever? There is as much rap influence as there is metallica and pantera influence goin on. Listen to the song Crashing around you by machine head, then proceed to shut the f*** up.

and goddamnit I hate reading Akerfeldt's top ten lists every year, becasue he listens to nothing but obscure sh** that noone but him and the artist who made it listen to.

# Dec 24, 2010 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. That what's up writes:

F@ck$n nigel hipsters

# Dec 27, 2010 @ 2:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. oh... writes:

wow the avante garde, i thought i was the only one that liked tommy rogers solo album... i personally think its friggin amazing.

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