My Top 20 For 2010

This is it, 2010 is winding down to a close and we are just about 12 hours away from 2011. I decided to close out the year with a list of my favorite recordings for the  year and it’s not going to be easy.

There was a ton of great music this year, and yes there was some really god awful stuff as well. It’s funny my friend Tim and I often lamented about how musically bland things were earlier in the year, but the last 6 to 7 months have produced some real gems. (Actually I should clarify this by saying in the last 6 to 7 months I have discovered them).

So here it is in no particular order, and without in-depth explanation as to why I like them. Music like art is so subjective explaining why I like something is pretty much pointless. I mean you might actually like Justin Beiber, I just want to punch him in the face. See what I mean?

  1. Vintage Trouble. “The Bomb Shelter Sessions”
  2. Arcade Fire. “The Suburbs”
  3. Aloe Blacc. “Good Things”
  4. The Black Keys. “Brothers”
  5. Brooklyn Rider. “Dominant Curve”
  6. Band of Horses.  “Infinate Arms”
  7. Deer Hunter. “Halcyon Digest”
  8. Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs. “God Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise”
  9. The New Pornographers. “Together”
  10. Jason Moran. “Ten”
  11. Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth. “Deluxe”
  12. Erykah Badu. “New Amerykah”
  13. Caribou. “Swim”
  14. Titus Andronicus. “The Monitor”
  15. Beach House. “Teen Dream”
  16. LCD Soundsystem. “This is Happening”
  17. Hot Chip. “One Life Stand”
  18. Girls. “Broken Dreams”
  19. The Walkmen. “Lisbon”
  20. Gorillaz. “Plastic Beach”