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Albums Of 2010 - Dan Brown (We Are The Ocean)

2010 has been a superb year for We Are The Ocean with the release (and re-release) of their debut full-length, 'Cutting Our Teeth' on Hassle Records. Followed by a number of tours and festival appearances, including the Slam Dunk and Guilfest Festivals and shows with Hawthorne Heights, Underoath, Madina Lake and Mayday Parade. It has been a year where the band have made their mark at home and abroad.

The band are currently working on their second album and Alter The Press! recently caught up with vocalist Dan Brown, who gave us a run down of his favourite ten albums from the past 12 months.

10. I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business - The World We Know

Ace Enders can do no wrong in my eyes,. I was a huge fan of The Early November growing up and now both albums he’s done with I Can Make A Mess Like Nobodies Business have been superb. My favourite track on this album is probably ‘Old Man’.

9. Norma Jean - Meridional

This was one of my most anticipated albums this year and it didn’t disappoint. They remain one of my favourite bands.

8. Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place

Again, highly anticipated this album since I heard it was coming out. Anberlin are so underrated. They write some of the best choruses I’ve ever heard, and I’ve noticed lately a lot of big pop songs in the charts are stealing melodies from them. This could actually be a lot higher than number eight but I’ve already started to write the list and I’m not editing it now!

7. Man Overboard - Real Talk

I’ve been following this band for about a year now. I originally got into them when they did a split with Transit, which was good, but it was the album they brought out after ‘Before We Met’ that really got me hooked and this album is a great follow up. There are some ridiculously catchy pop songs on this!

6. Make Do And Mend - End Measured Mile

Quickly becoming one of my favourite bands. The EP they released in 2008 was incredible and I was really worried that they wouldn’t be able to top it with the full length, but this a solid record.

5. Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World

Everyone went nuts for this band over the first album but they didn’t really grab me until now. I listened to it expecting it to follow on from the first album, but for me, this is miles better.

4. The Wonder Years - The Upsides

I don’t think this album has left my head all year, I just can’t stop singing some of the songs. Awesome pop punk record from start to finish and a great live band too.

3. Kyte - Dead Waves

I stumbled across these guys on MySpace one day and thought they were amazing. They’re a UK band. I love listening to this sort of stuff late at night. I think the production on this album is unbelievable. I recommend putting it on your iPod, get some awesome headphones and go out for a walk in the middle of the night and listen to this album.

2. Iron Chic - Not Like This

Latterman are one of my all time favourite bands and since they broke up, the members have gone to form other bands which are equally as awesome. With this album I’d even say Iron Chic are better than Latterman and that’s a big statement to make! I can’t get over how good this is.

1. Against Me! - White Crosses

I completely missed the boat on Against Me! and only really got into them when they released 'New Wave' in 2008. I then went back and listened to the early material and realised I do actually really like it. But for me what they’re doing now is above and beyond. This album is flawless.

Honorary mentions: The Chariot - Long Live, The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits, The Amity Affliction - Youngbloods, Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants - With Anticipation

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