The Best of 2010

Hard to believe it’s already time again for my annual best of the year music list. 2010 was a great year for new music. I tried to edit down a very long list to the albums I most enjoyed this year. Here they are…

The Best of 2010
30. Beach House – Teen Dream
29. Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
28. Peter Wolf Crier – Inter-Be
27. Wild Nothing – Gemini
26. Woods – At Echo Lake
25. Warpaint – The Fool
24. The Books  – The Way Out
23. Laura Veirs – July Flame
22. Spoon – Transference
21. The Drums – S/T
20. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
19. The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
18. The Morning Benders – Big Echo
17. Best Coast – Crazy For You
16. Sleigh Bells – Treats
15. Menomena – Mines
14. Avi Buffalo – S/T
13. Dark Dark Dark – Bright Bright Bright EP
12. Walkmen – Lisbon
11. Jeremy Messersmith – The Reluctant Graveyard
10. Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz/All Delighted People
9. Beach Fossils – S/T
8. Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
7. The National – High Violet
6. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
5. Wolf Parade – Expo 86
4. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
3. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
2. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
1. Radio Dept – Clinging To A Scheme

Honorable Mention
Gil-Scott Heron – I’m New Here
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Freelance Whales – Weathervanes
Screaming Females – Castle Talk
Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
Air Waves – Dungeon Dots
Seabear – We Built A Fire
Broken Bells – S/T
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
Perfume Genius – Learning

Most Overrated: Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
Most Underrated: Jeremy Messersmith – The Reluctant Graveyard
Best Debut: Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Most Disappointing: Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
Best Album Cover: Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
Good Riddance: Interpol


3 thoughts on “The Best of 2010

  1. Thanks for the list Brian. I love your state fair illustrations and your Cam Newton Illustrations is quite good. You keep evolving which is what one has to do these days in order to survive in this fast paced, technologically driven time.

    I hope life is treating you well.


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