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”

 
From the Archives:
Check out my Top 75 Tracks from 2009 at the PROJECTS page.

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”

 

indie.mix.37

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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