My Year-End Lists Of 2010

Posted on December 27, 2010 |

2010 will be remembered for me as the year 2 of my favorite bands
(Autolux and The Posies) released new albums.

I’m sure it’s a shock to absolutely no one that Transit Transit
would be #1 on my list.

It took awhile to grow on me even though I knew most of the songs
before the album came out but I now think it’s an absolute gem.
Shame it hasn’t shown up on more year-end lists.

For the rest, it was a heavy year in rock.

It ain’t dead people.

I would think my list bares that fact.

Lemme know what you think about it all. Agree or disagree, share your opinion.
That’s what the comment section is for.

Bring on 2011 I say.

Top 20 Albums Of 2010

01. Autolux Transit Transit
02. Blood Red Shoes Fire Like This
03. The Black Keys Brothers
04. Beach House Teen Dream
05. The Posies Blood/Candy
06. Retribution Gospel Choir 2
07. Arcade Fire The Suburbs
08. Bad Books Bad Books
09. Unkle Where Did The Night Fall
10. Ty Segall Melted
11. The National High Violet
12. Shad TSOL
13. Frightened Rabbit The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
14. The Whigs In The Dark
15. No Age Everything In Between
16. White Belt, Yellow Tag Methods
17. Caribou Swim
18. Deftones Diamond Eyes
19. Feeder Renegades
20. Massive Attack Heligoland

Honorable Mention:

American Hi-Fi Fight The Frequency
Best Coast Crazy For You
The Black Angels Phosphene Dream
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
The Burning Hotels Novels
Children Collide Theory Of Everything
Department Of Eagles Archive 2003-2006
Faded Paper Figures New Medium
Gobotron On Your Mark, Get Set …
Jenny & Johnny I’m Having Fun Now
Kashmir Trespassers
Kids Of 88 Sugarpills
Mark Ronson And The Business Intl Record Collection
Male Bonding Nothing Hurts
Nada Surf If I Had A Hi-Fi
Rasputina Sister Kinderhook
School Of Seven Bells Disconnect From Desire
Sky Larkin Kaleide
Teenage Fanclub Shadows
Vampire Weekend Contra
The Walkmen Lisbon
Weekend Sports


Amusement Parks On Fire Road Eyes
The Brother Kite Isolation
Ceremony Rocket Fire
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
The Depreciation Guild Spirit Youth
Lybria Cycles
No Joy Ghost Blonde
Sad Day For Puppets Pale Silver & Shiny Gold
Whirl Distressor EP

Hip Hop:

Arrested Development Strong
Childish Gambino Culdesac
The Roots How I Got Over
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

EPs And Singles:

The Amazing Broken Man Lullabies For Western Babies
Giant Drag Swan Song
Heat-Ray Never Forever
Johnny Foreigner You Thought You Saw A Shooting Star …
Now, Now Neighbors
Palmdale Get Wasted
Paper Lions Trophies
School Of Seven Bells Windstorm
SPC ECO Silver Clouds
Speed Skating Take Care Now

Disappointments / Pure Suckage:

Aqualung Aquanorth
Band Of Horses Infinite Arms
Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle
Jimmy Gnecco The Heart
OK Go Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
Rooney Eureka

2009 Releases Discovered This Year And Enjoyed:

Cursed Arrows Telepathic High Five
Freelance Whales Weathervanes
Heat-Ray Loveallover
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More
St Deluxe St Deluxe
Timber Timbre Timber Timbre

My Fav Films Of 2010:

Going The Distance
Hot Tub Time Machine
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
The Social Network
Tron: Legacy

No big movie blew my mind this year.

Inception, while I watched it on the big IMAX screen sure but then the more I think about it, I have no desire to see it again.

I had hella fun watching Hot Tub Time Machine, Machete and
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World in theaters.

Those will be bought on DVD for sure.

Even though the reviews for Tron: Legacy have been less than flattering,
I have a feeling it will be my fav of ‘10 regardless.

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One Response to “My Year-End Lists Of 2010”

  1. Bridgetown Records
    December 29th, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    Hey, cool to see the Whirl album here — just wanted to let you know it finally exists as a physical release — available at

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