Here is my Top 1o Albums of 2010 and a few awards I handed out for good measure:
Top 15 Albums of 2010
December 14, 2010 by Drew
15. Forgiveness Rock Record – Broken Social Scene
Song: “World Sick”
14. Stuck on Nothing – Free Energy
Song: “Dream City”
13. The Golden Archipelago – Shearwater
Song: “Hidden Lakes” official video
12. In Evening Air – Future Islands
Song: “Tin Man” perform live on BATV
Award: Best vocal performance of the year! Samuel T. Herring’s vocals are creepy but stirringly beautiful!
11. This is Happening – LCD Soundsystem
Song: “Dance Yrself Clean” this is not the official video, but its pretty great!
I couldn’t find a good live Youtube video: so here is a link to a great live performance of the very best song on the album “Dance Yrself Clean” – it should be noted, however, that this album is best experienced with a good stereo–buy the album then listen to it on a good stereo.
10. The Beachcomber’s Windowsill – Stornoway
Song: “I Saw You Blink”
Music Video: “Watching Birds” … I love this video! Also this has to be the best song of the year that incorporates a kazoo!
9. Gorilla Manor – Local Natives
Song: “World News” official video–makes me think of what Fleetfoxes would sound like if they were a rock band … also I love this video!
Song: “Airplanes” this is the official video and its great!
I was introduced to this album too late for it to make the CAPC list, but the more I listen to it the more it creeps up on my list.
8. Halycon Digest – Deerhunter
Song: “Helicopter” this is the official music video.
Song: “Coronado” this is not the official music video, I just thought this was a clever video!
7. The Wild Hunt – The Tallest Man on Earth
Song: “The Wild Hunt”
6. Odd Blood – Yeasayer
Song: “Madder Red” performed in-studio at TheAlternateSide.org
Song: “Ambling Alp” performed in-studio at TheAlternateSide.org
5. Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
Song: “The Cave” official music video
Song: “Sigh No More” live at SXSW … this is my personal favorite song on the album.
4. Age of Adz – Sufjan Stevens
Song: “All for Myself” (not an official music video)
Music Video: “Futile Devices” (not an official music video)
3. Wild Smile – Suckers
Song: “Martha” performed live for Rolling Stone
Song: “A Mind I Knew” Performed live in-studio at SXSW
Song: “Roman Candles” … a stripped-down version played live for VivaRadio … this is probably my favorite song on the album.
2. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Song: “Sprawl II: Mountains” … my personal favorite of the album.
Song: “Ready to Start”
Song: “The Suburbs” official music video. This video is not for the feint of heart, its a little disturbing but I think it brilliantly illustrates what this album is about.
Also, if you haven’t experienced it, you should witness your own customizable music video of “The Wilderness Downtown“
1. Teen Dream – Beach House
Song: “Walk in the Park” performed for Pitchfork TV.
Song: “Used to Be” SXSW Music Video.
Song: “Take Care” performed live at The Interface for Spinner.