Dear STL, keep being awesome. This year saw the band I'd nurtured for six years coming to an end, but a beginning to so many cool, freaky awesome bands from friends of mine. If 2012 is any indication, St. Louis music is back in a big way.
Not many bands would welcome, let alone withstand, comparisons to operatic rock masters like Queen and Meatloaf. Foxy Shazam can handle it.
"You shouldn't do a job just to do it; you should do a job because you give a damn," says Jason Robinson, host of the Mixtape on 88.1 KDHX.
As the founding and perpetuating members of Over the Rhine, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have been tapping into a seemingly endless and dynamic wealth of bittersweet pathos.
In this list, I look back at some of the best album reissues that came out in 2010. What were your favorite rediscoveries?
Below is my list of 10 favorite albums from St. Louis-based artists released in 2010. For my list of national releases, go here.
Here are my Top Ten favorite albums of 2010 (released nationally), listed alphabetically with comments.