Bryan’s Year In Review 2010

Articles | By on Dec 23rd, 2010

Bryan's Year In Review 2010

2010 is quickly ending and it was quite an interesting year. I got engaged, I’m about to move to Jersey City and things have just been busy all year round. This year in music and movie was okay, with better music coming out than movies I think. At least in terms of music that I like. This list below might not be as long as my usual Year in Review list but that’s okay, I think I covered everything I need to. Check out my lists below:

Music

My Top 20 Favorite Albums of 2010:
1. Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
2. Mark Chadwick – All The Pieces
3. Carbon Leaf – How The West Was Won Vol. 1
4. Alternate Routes – Lately
5. Authority Zero – Stories of Survival
6. Black Pacific – Black Pacific
7. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
8. Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy
9. Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
10. Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle
11. Great Big Sea – Safe Upon The Shore
12. Griffin House – The Learner
13. Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues
14. Griffin House – The Learner
15. One Night Only – One Night Only
16. Peacocks – After All
17. Saw Doctors – Further Adventures Of…
18. Street Dogs – Street Dogs
19. The Jolly Boys – Great Expectations
20. Eli Paperboy Reed – Come and Get It

Favorite Holiday Song of 2010:
Carbon Leaf – Red Punch Green Punch

Favorite Music Videos of 2010:
1. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass (Rube Goldberg Machine Version)
2. One Night Only – Say You Don’t Want It
3. Jackie Q – Supertight
4. Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside
5. Great Big Sea – Nothing But A Song
6. Gogol Bordello – Immigraniada (We Comin’ Rougher)
7. The Jolly Boys – Rehab
8. Authority Zero – Get It Right
9. Frank Turner – I Still Believe
10. Griffin House – Head For The Hills

Bonerific Music Video of 2010:
Katy Perry – California Gurls

Favorite Concerts of the 2010:
1. Carbon Leaf – Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ
2. Conan O’ Brien’s Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour – Radio City Music Hall, NYC
3. Great Big Sea – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel NY
4. Gogol Bordello – Irving Plaza, NYC
5. The Specials – Terminal 5, NYC
6. English Beat / Bad Manners – Irving Plaza, NYC

Top 5 Favorite Film Scores:
1. Hans Zimmer – Inception
2. Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy
3. Hans Zimmer – The Pacific
4. Alexander Desplat – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
5. John Powell – How To Train A Dragon

Funniest Soundtrack of the Year:
Get Him To The Greek

So-Called Musicians/Singers I Fucking Can’t Stand:
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Kayne West
Lady Gaga

I Want To Hear New Music From:
Hard-Fi
Babylon Circus
Billy Bragg
Shane MacGowan or the Pogues
Glasvegas
John Williams
The Levellers
Mad Caddies
The Rifles
Social Distortion
Stereophonics
Tom Waits

If You _____, You have no talent:
Use Autotune
Lip Sync during live performances
Worry about your looks more than your singing/music
Are in an Crunk band
Have a name that ends in Bieber
Wear a meat dress

Overplayed Songs of the Year:
Cee Lo Green – Fuck You
The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
Katy Perry – California Gurls

A Song That Can’t Escape My Head When I Hear It:
Train – Hey Soul Sister

Movies

My Favorite Movies of 2010 (That I’ve seen):
1. Inception
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
3. Toy Story 3
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Get Him To The Greek
6. Kick-Ass
7. Hot Tub Time Machine
8. MacGruber

The Worst Movies of the Year:
Jonah Hex
Cop Out

Funniest Death In A Movie This Year:
The Other Guys’ Detective Christopher Danson and Detective PK Highsmith

Cheesiest One-Liners In A Movie This Year:
The Expendables

Most Annoying Movie Character This Year:
Eustace (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

Movies I Haven’t Seen Yet That I Will Probably Like:
True Grit
Black Swan
The Social Network
The Town
The Fighter

Most Quotable Movie of the Year:
MacGruber

Scene Stealers in 2010:
Ken (Toy Story 3)
Eames (Inception)
Hit Girl (Kick-Ass)

Craziest Actors of 2010:
Randy Quaid
Mel Gibson

Most Anticipated Movies of 2011:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
X-Men: First Class
Larry Crowne
Cowboys & Aliens

Movies I Hope Don’t Suck Ass in 2011:
Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon
Captain America: The First Avenger

We Don’t Need Another Sequel For:
Big Momma’s House

Movies That Don’t Need To Be Remade, Yet Are:
Footloose
Conan The Barbarian
Red Dawn

TV

Favorite TV Series of the Year:
1. LOST
2. The Big Bang Theory
3. Modern Family
4. The Walking Dead
5. Justified
6. House M.D.
7. Fringe
8. Californication
9. Castle
10. Rescue Me

Best Mini-Series of 2010:
The Pacific

Best New TV Series:
The Walking Dead
Justified

Favorite Non-Scripted TV Series:
American Pickers
Mythbusters
Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations
Giada At Home

Best Political Shows:
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Daily Show
Colbert Report

Favorite 2010 British TV Series I Saw Illegally:
The Trip (starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon)

Shows That Aren’t As Good Anymore Yet I Still Find Myself Watching For Some Reason:
The Office

Shows I Bailed On:
American Idol (Talentless singers + Simon Cowell leaving = I’m not Watching anymore)
24 (Show went about 3 or4 seasons too long)
Ghosthunters (The Real Housewives of Atlanta? That’s when it’s time to move on with this show)

I Will NEVER Ever Watch:
Glee
Jersey Shore
Real Housewives of [insert city]
Dancing With The Stars
Two and A Half Men
Biggest Loser
The Bachelor

Heartbreaking Deaths on TV in 2010:
Sun and Jin (Lost)

TV Shows I Haven’t Seen That I’d Probably Like:
Terriers (RIP)
Dexter
Hawaii Five-O

Most Annoying Commercial:
Meet The Browns

Best Late Night Talk Series:
Conan
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Most Anticipated New TV Series of 2011:
Game of Thrones

Mobile

Best Mobile Apps:
Angry Birds
Last.fm

Mobile App I Wish Didn’t Charge:
Grooveshark

Mobile Apps That Need to Improve:
Gmail
YouTube

Mobile App I’m Waiting For Droid:
Netflix
Hulu

Random Stuff

Biggest Assholes of the Year:
BP

Favorite Books I Read In 2010: (Yes, I can sort of read):
George Carlin: Last Words
Drew Stuzan: The Art of Drew Struzan

Top 5 Celebrity Crushes of 2010:
1. Sofia Vergara
2. Olivia Wilde
3. Eva Amurri
4. Kaley Cuoco
5. Brooklyn Decker

I’m Had It With People Talking About:
Betty White

People That Need To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon And Into A Brick Wall:
The Entire cast of Jersey Shore
Any Real Housewife
Sarah Palin
Rush Limbaugh
Glenn Beck
John Boehner

Funniest Webcast of the Year:
Team Coco’s 24 hour webcast

The Inevitable Porn Spoof Based On Anna Chapman:
The Spy Who Loved…Everybody
From Russia, With Dildos
License To Screw

Biggest Headache of the Year:
Listening to vuvuzelas all summer long

Favorite Podcasts of the Year:
Carbon Leaf (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/carbon-leaf-podcast/id391401345)
Adam Carolla Show (www.adamcarolla.com)

Top 5 Favorite Websites:
1. Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com)
2. Slash Film (http://www.slashfilm.com)
3. Smashing Magazine (http://www.smashingmagazine.com)
4. Team Coco (http://www.teamcoco.com)
5. Entertainment Weekly (http://www.ew.com)

Most Useless Facebook Feature:
Places

Phrases/words that need to go away:
Mancave
Really?? Really??
Seriously?
Oh Noes
For reelz
FAIL
EPIC!
FTW
Just saying…
holler
OMG.
ohhhh…myyyy…godddd
crowdsourcing
I just ousted such and such as Mayor of Shittown on Foursquare

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