For a long time, a major topic of discussion between music journalists and musicians has been: How does Orange County measure up to the other metropolitan creative hot spots around the country such as Austin, Portland, Los Angeles and New York? Is OC a musical universe unto itself, producing top-shelf, cutting-edge bands capable of influencing generations of subsequent musicians, or is the land of citrus simply a weigh station for Silver Lake hipsters to expand their audience as they make their way to venues in San Diego? The answer probably lies somewhere in between. While the debate continues to rage, let's take a look at some really cool bands from 2010 who have yet to get the recognition worthy of their talent.
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