ALBUMS OF 2010: Harry Radford’s (Yashin) top 10!

Glasgow six-piece Yashin had a pretty hectic year. The band finally released their debut full-length record ‘Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them’ which received great feedback from both fans and critics, played several support and headline tours, made an appearance at the Vans “Off The Wall” Music Night in Manchester, and finished it all off supporting Emarosa across the UK. The only non-Scottish member Harry Radford decided to share with us what he felt were the 10 best releases of the year which gave their band their first solid steps; 2010:

Emarosa – Emarosa

Release Date: June 29th, 2010
Label: Rise Records
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/emarosa

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
This band are a real inpiration to me. I love their sound, and Jonny Craig‘s voice is just surreal live and on the record. There are some really awesome songs on this album and I can’t stop myself listening to it.

Read our full review of the album here!

Fightstar – Be Human (re-issue)

Release Date: March 1st, 2010
Label: Search And Destroy
Website: www.fightstarmusic.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/fightstarmusic

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
This band is actually one of my favourite bands. I have everything they’ve released so far and I love their sound and what they’ve done. This album again has brought them forward, and I like how their sound has progressed. If you’ve not already given these dudes a chance, then what are you waiting for?

Read our full review of the album here!

Deftones – Diamond Eyes

Release Date: May 4th, 2010
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Website: www.deftones.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/deftones

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
Fucking boom to the face! That’s what happened to me when I heard this album, and performed live it’s even better. I love this band, and this album has brought them back to the spotlight and they deserve it all.

Read our full review of the album here!

Young Guns – All Our Kings Are Dead

Release Date: July 12th, 2010
Label: Live Forever
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/youngguns

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
This band kind of remind me of a slightly darker Paramore. Their songs are really catchy, and they can always deliver on big catchy choruses. They’re also some really cool dudes too.

Read our full review of the album here!

We Are The Ocean – Cutting Our Teeth

Release Date: February 1st, 2010
Label: Hassle Records
Website: www.wearetheocean.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/wearetheoceanuk

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
To be honest, I started listening to this album from what I saw and heard of it live. We played with them a couple times during this year, and each time they blew me away. The album is dope, and I’m really keen to hear what they’re gonna do with the new record.

Read our full review of the album here!

Bring Me The Horizon – There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret.

Release Date: October 4th, 2010
Label: Visible Noise
Website: www.bringmethehorizon.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bmth

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
Their previous album ‘Suicide Season’ for me was such a new fresh sound, and I was a little bit sceptical about whether or not they could deliver on the next album, but I feel they definitely have. I love the guitar sounds, and the synth parts are rad. Check it out if you haven’t done so already.

Read our full review of the album here!

Deaf Havana – Meet Me Halfway, At Least

Release Date: January 19th, 2010
Label: A Wolf At Your Door Records
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/deafhavana

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
I’ve loved this band since I first heard them, and I’m a really big fan of James‘ clean vocals. This album made me so stoked to write our album, and it also made me want to party hard.

Read our full review of the album here!

You Me At Six – Hold Me Down

Release Date: January 11th, 2010
Label: Virgin/Epitaph
Website: www.youmeatsix.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/youmeatsix

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
This album was pretty much the sound of my entire summer this year. They have just got their songwriting down tight now with this record, and in the nicest way possible have become an annoyingly catchy band. I wish them all the best of luck.

Read our full review of the album here!

Kids In Glass Houses – Dirt

Release Date: March 29th, 2010
Label: Roadrunner Records
Website: www.kidsinglasshouses.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/kidsinglasshouses

Our Rating:

Harry’s reasons:
This album is a singles album. Every song on here could’ve easily been released as a single. I’ve liked this band for a long time now, and I love their take on pop-punk. It’s almost mature pop-punk in a sense. I still think this band should be bigger than what they are, but regardless there are some awesome sing-a-longs on this record.

Read our full review of the album here!