Here are our faves of 2010. IT WAS A GOOD YEAR ya?
Let us know yrs / wut we missed…
20.Crystal Castles “Crystal Castles II”
Still love you Crystie Castles.
19. Four Tet “There is Love Inside You”
Bleep beep herp derp. For what ever reason I always link this album with the Caribou album. They came out around the same time and both artists have both been ahead of their time coming perfectly into fruition in 2010. The prefect blend of lofi organic samples and dance’y beats
18. Javelin “No Mas”
Kinda reminds me of The Avalanches but way less annoying, maybe a dash of early cut copy too and some dj shadow. It makes me feel like im eating cotton candy.
Javelin – Vibrationz
17. How To Dress Well “Love Remains”
“Love Remains” sounds like it was recorded in the middle of the night underneath the bed to not wake sleeping parents upstairs. Faint Whisper’y threads of 90′s rnb-esque hooks over lofi riddims.
How To Dress Well – Mr. By & By
16. Drums (self titled)
Surfy / maybe a little bit of the Cure / the new romantics kinda sound. Drums opened for Surfer Blood at the Bilty and were by far the better act + the lead singers dancing is pretty great.
15. Earl Sweatshirt “EARL”
Free Earl. 16 year old from Cali. His Mom sent him off to boarding school after she heard this.
14. Diamond Rings “Special Affections”
Epic pop anthems crafted on garage band.
Diamond Rings – Something Else
13. Caribou “Swim”
This album feels like it is tapping into old school house / rave music and makes me want to lose my shit.
Caribou – Odessa
12. Yeasayer “Odd Blood”
This was definately one of the songs of the year and one of those albums people who think about music too much start to hate after a while for being too poppy / accessible.
11. El Guincho “Pop Negro”
Can’t get enough of this Spanish isht. Oh and the music video… thank you for that.
10. Salem “King Night”
Rape Gaze / witch house #prayforjack. Lets get frickin dark.
9 Kanye “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Kanye I forgive you for being a douchebag.
8. Harlem “Hippies”
7.Surfer Blood “Astrocoast”
Yeah it’s super poppy and most people are over it because it came out at the start of the year or something. I say it rules. There was a reason it was one of the most anticipated albums of 2009 and it didn’t let down.
6. PS I love You “Meet Me At The Muster Station”
From Kingston Ontario. Stadium sized hooks / rock anthems.
5. Black Keys “Brothers”
There was a reason why Black Keys tickets were being scalped for $200 during their last visit to town and this is it.
4. Twin Shadow “Forget”
This album is pure sex. A little splash of Morissey / The Cure and some serious hits.
3. Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”
The Arcade Fires killed it this year. Their live show might be one of the best shows ive ever seen. This “concept” album is epic, full of solid hits that flow so seamlessly into one another.
2. LCD Soundsystem “This Is Really Happening”
Murph bro. I love you. Pls do not let this be the last Lcd Album. You never let me down. Yr like a role model and stuff. When ever I played this album out djing pretty much every time some1 would come and ask what it was. Oh and not to nerd out but the mixing on this album is really bold and amazing too. It pretty much deserves it’s own award. The way that synth comes in on “Dance YrSelf Clean” a minute and a half in or whatever it is. omigowd. I could go on….
1. Best Coast – “Crazy For You”
Bethanies, sometimes people criticize your music and say it sounds real needy, all your songs are about being unhappy without boys ect ect. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being needy. Feminsts and uptight a-holes who are uncomfortable with weakness r teh worst and are the actual weak ones. Sometimes I feel needy, then I play this album and feel better.