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”

 

Video: Stornoway

Video: Stornoway – Zorbing {2}

Stornoway is a British alternative indie folk band from the Cowley area of Oxford, UK. Listen to their breezy tune “Zorbing” ten times in a row and I promise you’ll fall in love.

STORNOWAY – ZORBING

indie.mix.37

indie.mix.37 {1}

Happy Holidays, everyone! I just put the finishing touches on indie.mix.37; my first official compilation in nearly three months! Please sign up for the Mix List using the sidebar form on your right to subscribe to all future releases.

You can also stream the latest and greatest at my MIXTAPES page. I’ll be working to create streaming playlists for the entire backlog (#1-36) over the next few months — be sure to check back often. Enjoy!

Track List:
01. Strange Talk – Climbing Walls
02. French Horn Rebellion – This Moment
03. Matt & Kim – Block After Block
04. Satellite Stories – Helsinki Art Scene
05. Miami Horror – Summersun
06. Penguin Prison – Golden Train (The Royal Palms Remix)
07. Cold War Kids – Royal Blue
08. California Wives – Blood Red Youth
09. Stepdad – My Leather, My Fur, My Nails
10. The Wombats – Jump Into The Fog
11. The Pass – Criminal
12. Gold Fields – Treehouse
13. MillionYoung – Desperate Measures
14. Gorillaz – Doncamatic
15. Apollo – Find Our Way
16. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
17. The Holidays – Broken Bones
18. Bag Raiders – Not Over
19. Parades – Past Lives
20. Museum of Bellas Artes – Days Ahead