The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 1-25

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 1-25 {0}

Auld lang syne…
—Dan

1: Yeasayer – “Odd Blood”
2: Two Door Cinema Club – “Tourist History”
3: Miami Horror – “Illumination”
4: LCD Soundsystem – “This Is Happening”
5: Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
6: Monarchy – “Monarchy”
7: Hot Chip – “One Life Stand”
8: The Drums – “The Drums”
9: Kanye West – “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
10: Holy Ghost! – “Static On The Wire”
11: Matt & Kim – “Sidewalks”
12: Vampire Weekend – “Contra”
13: Deerhunter – “Halcyon Digest”
14: Bag Raiders – “Bag Raiders”
15: Surfer Blood – “Astro Coast”
16: Teen Daze – “Four More Years”
17: Delphic – “Acolyte”
18: Girl Talk“All Day”
19: Toro Y Moi – “Causers Of This”
20: Tokyo Police Club – “Champ”
21: The Roots – “How I Got Over”
22: Ginger Ninja – “Wicked Map”
23: Chromeo – “Business Casual”
24: The Radio Dept. – “Clinging To a Scheme”
25: The Black Keys – “Brothers”

 
From the Archives:
Check out my Top Albums from 2009 over at saynoradio.com.

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 26-50

The Top 50 Albums of 2010: 26-50 {0}

Time to close out 2010 with my picks for the year’s Top 50 Albums. Please feel free to express your strong disagreement in my selections; just remember that “taste in music” is implicitly subjective and there can be no factually wrong or right preference. (All you haters just got GOT!!)

Anyway, I hope that everyone enjoys the holiday season! Let’s keep it going with the Top Albums of 2010: #26-50:

26: Foals – “Total Life Forever”
27: Beach House – “Teen Dream”
28: Delorean“Subiza”
29: Big Boi – “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”
30: Broken Bells – “Broken Bells”
31: LexiconDon – “Pink + Blue”
32: Interpol“Interpol”
33: Kisses – “The Heart of the Nightlife”
34: Broken Social Scene – “Foregiveness Rock Records”
35: Ra Ra Riot – “The Orchard”
36: The National – “High Violet”
37: Steve Mason – “Boys Outside”
38: Grum – “Heartbeats”
39: Drake – “Thank Me Later”
40: Spoon – “Transference”
41: Parades – “Foreign Tapes”
42: Shy Child – “Liquid Love”
43: Ellie Goulding – “Lights”
44: Robyn – “Body Talk, Part 1″
45: Gorillaz – “Plastic Beach”
46: Hey Champ – “Star”
47: Tanlines – “Settings”
48: Gypsy & The Cat – “Gilgamesh”
49: Ratatat – “LP4″
50: Kele – “The Boxer”

 

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 1-25

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 1-25 {0}

You can also stream the Top 25 of 2010 at the MIXTAPES page.
Enjoy! —Dan

1: Yeasayer – ONE
2: Miami Horror – “Sometimes”
3: Two Door Cinema Club – “What You Know”
4: Holy Ghost! – “I Know, I Hear”
5: Kanye West – “All Of The Lights”
6: Parades – “Past Lives”
7: Late Of The Pier – “Best In The Class”
8: LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean”
9: Deerhunter – “Desire Lines”
10: Tokyo Police Club – “Bambi”
11: Bag Raiders – “Way Back Home”
12: The Black Keys – “The Only One”
13: The Radio Dept. – “Heaven’s On Fire”
14: Matt & Kim – “Block After Block”
15: Yeasayer – “Madder Red”
16: LexiconDon – “December Sunset”
17: Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
18: Two Door Cinema Club – “Kids”
19: Miami Horror – “Holidays”
20: The Apples In Stereo – “Dance Floor”
21: Tanlines – “Real Life (Basic Needs Remix)”
22: Delphic – “Halcyon”
23: Teen Daze – “No Regrets”
24: The Wombats – “Tokyo”
25: Hot Chip – “I Feel Better”

 
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The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 26-50

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 26-50 {0}

Moving right along…

26: Penguin Prison – “The Worse It Gets”
27: Foals – “Total Life Forever”
28: Strange Talk – “Climbing Walls”
29: Vampire Weekend – “Giving Up The Gun”
30: Toro Y Moi – “Low Shoulder”
31: The Drums – “It Will All End In Tears”
32: Visitor – “Los Feeling (The Chase Remix)”
33: Maximum Balloon – “Tiger”
34: Gypsy & The Cat – “Jona Vark”
35: Young Empires – “Rain of Gold”
36: Shy Child – “The Beatles”
37: Beach House – “10 Mile Stereo”
38: MillionYoung – “Desperate Measures”
39: Monarchy – “Maybe I’m Crazy”
40: Stepdad – “My Leather, My Fur, My Nails”
41: Ellie Goulding – “Salt Skin”
42: Broken Bells – “The Mall and The Misery”
43: Ra Ra Riot – “You And I Know”
44: Interpol – “Summer Well”
45: Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II”
46: Faded Paper Figures – “The Cold Wars”
47: The Roots – “Radio Daze”
48: Tesla Boy – “Liberating Soul”
49: The Naked And Famous – “Young Blood”
50: Ginger Ninja – “Bone Will Break Metal”

 

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 51-75

The Top 75 Tracks of 2010: 51-75 {0}

After another incredible year for music, the time has finally come to rank the best Tracks & Albums from the past 365 days. I’ll be releasing my Top 75 Tracks of 2010 in twenty-five song increments over the next three days, and will follow-up with my Top Albums shortly thereafter.

Before we get started, it’s worth noting that album “leaks” cause a lot of confusion when it comes to proper year-end music evaluation — thank you, Internet. As an example, I had included Local Natives’ album Gorilla Manor in last years rankings because of its November 2009 UK release date. (The album dropped stateside in February 2010.) Just for fun: if I were assigning a value to that album for this year, it would have been #4, and I digress.

Let us kick things off with the Top Tracks of 2010: #51—75:

51: Delorean – “Real Love”
52: Drake – “Fireworks”
53: Geographer – “Kites”
54: Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill”
55: The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
56: The Holidays – “Broken Bones”
57: Surfer Blood – “Floating Vibes”
58: Hey Champ – “Neverest”
59: California Wives – “Blood Red Youth”
60: Chromeo – “Hot Mess”
61: School Of Seven Bells – “Windstorm”
62: Neon Indian – “Sleep Paralysist”
63: French Horn Rebellion – “This Moment”
64: Big Boi – “Follow Us”
65: Kele – “On The Lam”
66: Minus the Bear – “My Time”
67: Delta Spirit – “Bushwick Blues”
68: Spoon – “Mystery Zone”
69: CeeLo Green – “F*** You”
70: Grum – “Turn It Up”
71: Gorillaz – “Empire Ants”
72: The Morning Benders – “Excuses”
73: Kisses – “Kisses”
74: Caribou – “Odessa”
75: Mux Mool – “Get Better John”