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Best Records of 2010

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Posted by jeffmac
Dec 5, 2010 1:41:36 GMT -5
Since the year is pretty well over and lists are inevitable, here's mine:

1. Titus Andronicus- The Monitor
2. Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest
3. The Dead Weather- Sea of Cowards Grimes- Halfaxa
4. Clive Tanaka y su orquesta- Jet Set Siempre 1°
5. Menomena- Mines
6. Grimes- Geidi Primes/ Halfaxa
7. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti- Before Today
8. How to Dress Well- Love Remains
9. Lil B- Rain in England
10. Beach House- Teen Dreams
11. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
12. Grinderman- Grinderman 2
13. LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening
14. White Denim- Last Days of Summer
15. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
16. Big Troubles-Worry
17. Earl Sweatshirt- EARL
18. Ty Segall- Melted
19. Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma
20. Avi Buffalo- Avi Buffalo
21. Avey Tare- Down There
22. The Books- The Way Out
23. Gorillaz- Plastic Beach
24. Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid
25. Joanna Newsom- Have One On Me

There are many more good records but I had to cut it off somewhere.
Posted by Pea
Dec 11, 2010 15:12:54 GMT -5
Top 25...no particular order except for High Violet, which is hands down my album of the year.

The National - High Violet
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Massive Attack - Heligoland
The Chemical Brothers - Further
Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Amusement Parks on Fire - Road Eyes
Ghostland Observatory - Codename: Rondo
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Chromeo - Business Casual
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Robyn - Body Talk
deadmau5 - 4x4=12
Skybox - Morning After Cuts
Mux Mool - Skulltaste
Ceo - White Magic
Skrillex - My Name is Skrillex/Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites EP's
Guster - Easy Wonderful
S. Carey - All We Grow

Other great albums from 2010:

Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
Radio Dept - Clinging to a Scheme
Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windowsill
Four Tet - There is Love For You
Jonsi - Go
MGMT - Congratulations
Black Keys - Brothers
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Girl Talk - All Day
Miniature Tigers - Fortress
Portugal the Man - American Ghetto
Young the Giant - Young the Giant
Bear Hands - Burning Bush Supper Club
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Freelance Whales - Weathervanes
Sleigh Bells - Treats

Guilty pleasure album of the year:

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
Posted by Rusty
Dec 11, 2010 16:39:47 GMT -5
1.Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest
2. LCD Sound System- This is Happening
3.Wavves- King of the Beach
4. The National- High Violet
6.Arcade Fire- The suburbs
7. Das Racist- Sit down, Man
8.Holy fuck - Latin
9. MGMT- Congratulations
10. Vampire Weekend - Contra

others that got heavy rotation:
Black Keys- Brothers
No Age - Everything In Between
Girl Talk - All Day
Tyler, The Creator- Bastard
Earl Sweatshirt- Earl
Tallest Man On Earth- The wild hunt
Kanye West- MBDTF

too many more to name.......
Posted by stamper
Dec 11, 2010 20:06:04 GMT -5
I think these are my 25 most played albums from 2010, I may be forgetting 1 or 2. Oh well...

1. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
4. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
5. Massive Attack - Heliogoland
6. The National - High Violet
7. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
8. Phantogram - Eyelid Movies
9. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
10. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
11. The Black Keys - Brothers
12. Vampire Weekend - Contra
13. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
14. Freelance Whales - Weathervanes
15. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
16. Spoon - Transference
17. Caribou - Swim
18. Belle & Sebastian - Write about Love
19. The Morning Benders - Big Echo
20. The New Pornographers - Together
21. Suuns - Zeroes
22. The Radio Dept - Clinging to a Scheme
23. The Drums - The Drums
24. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
25. The Constellations - Southern Gothic
Posted by Geno
Dec 14, 2010 23:54:32 GMT -5
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Cloud Cult - Light Chasers
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Wolf Parade - Expo 86
Wintersleep - New Inheritors
MGMT - Congratulations

Some of my favorites
Posted by Horned Gramma
Dec 15, 2010 11:15:17 GMT -5
Heligoland is all downhill after 'Pray For Rain'. If the whole album were as great as that song it'd be top five for me.
Posted by mothmonsterman
Dec 17, 2010 2:36:12 GMT -5
01 | The Walkmen | Lisbon
02 | The National | High Violet
03 | Wooden Wand | Death Seat
04 | Avey Tare | Down There
05 | Beach House | Teen Dream
06 | Pantha du Prince l Black Noise
07 | Neil Young | Le Noise
08 | MGMT - Congratulations
09 | LCD Soundsystem | This Is Happening
10 | Paul Cary | Ghost of a Man




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Heligoland is all downhill after 'Pray For Rain'. If the whole album were as great as that song it'd be top five for me.


absolutley
Posted by mothmonsterman
Dec 17, 2010 2:37:21 GMT -5
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Posted by mothmonsterman
Dec 17, 2010 2:39:01 GMT -5
sorry , fucked up
Posted by newjersey
Dec 17, 2010 3:53:12 GMT -5
Posted by Pea
Dec 17, 2010 10:20:12 GMT -5
Pitchfork's top 50 of 2010 brings the lulz
Posted by Drew
Dec 17, 2010 10:40:00 GMT -5
Pea Avatar
Pitchfork's top 50 of 2010 brings the lulz


They're the only publication I've seen that didn't think Contra was a piece of shit. I like pretty much everything on their list that I've heard except that album.
Posted by Pea
Dec 17, 2010 10:52:38 GMT -5
Ah see I think Contra is one hell of an album. Vampire Weekend stole my heart last year at Sasquatch.

As far as Heligoland goes, it is definitely not the definition of a consistent album but I think overall it's extremely powerful and moving. Took a whole lot of patient listening to form that opinion though.
Posted by Drew
Dec 17, 2010 10:57:00 GMT -5
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Ah see I think Contra is one hell of an album. Vampire Weekend stole my heart last year at Sasquatch.


That's just because the singer is the most handsome man alive. I went to see them with a lesbian friend of mine in Missoula in fall of 2007 at this tiny bar, and there were like fifty people there, and by the end we were both ready to switch allegiances and be Ezra's groupies for the night.
Posted by Horned Gramma
Dec 17, 2010 11:05:39 GMT -5
Au contraire. I loved the first VW record when it came out, but it got to the point that I just wanted to slap Ezra Koenig so bad that I couldn't listen to him anymore. I was all primed to despise 'Contra', and then I just couldn't do it. I resisted it right up until the moment they did 'California English' at Squatch last year, and then I was like fuck it. These guys are great.

I wish I could dose Koenig so we could find out if he's got a 'Fear of Music' or 'Remain in Light' in him.