...so, you know, I don't fall COMPLETELY out of the loop. I'm back in NC for a month, and the trend continues from last year: HOT WEATHER MAKES ME LISTEN TO METAL. Especially black metal. For some reason. Older stuff I've been revisiting lately: ABIGOR - Channeling The Quintessence Of Satan SETHERIAL - Nord MELVINS - Gluey Porch Treatments MORGION - Cloaked By Ages, Crowned By Earth (still a fucking masterpiece) ARSIS - A Celebration Of Guilt ASTROFAES - Heritage (still kinda a poor man's Drudkh) BLAZING ETERNITY - A World To Drown In (pretty middling stuff actually, but decent) BRUCE DICKINSON - Tattooed Millionaire (TM > Fear > No Prayer) Also, a non-metal 2010 album I think some here will appreciate is THE NATIONAL - High Violet. Completely soul-crushing and beautiful, in a very modern rock kinda way. There's just something unearthly about these dudes that I can't really put my finger on. Love it.