Top 50 Albums of 2010

1.    Salem – King Night













2.    Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II)












3.    How To Dress Well – Love Remains












4.    M.I.A. – Maya













5.    Sleigh Bells – Treats














6.    Gobble Gobble – Neon Graveyard















7.    Baths – Cerulean















8.    Beach House – Teen Dream














9.    Twin Shadow – Forget














10.    Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today















11.    Avey Tare – Down There
12.    Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
13.    Kanye West – My Dark Twisted Fantasy
14.    Xiu Xiu – Dear God, I Hate Myself
15.    Tobacco – Manic Meat
16.    Das Rasict – Sit Down, Man
17.    Gonjasufi- A Sufi and a Killer
18.    Perfume Genius – Learning
19.    Anthony and the Johnsons – Swanlights
20.    Owen Pallet – Heartland
21.    Sufjan Stevens – Age of Adz
22.    Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
23.    Girl Talk – All Day
24.    Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
25.    Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
26.    LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
27.    Prince Rama – Shadow Temple
28.    Coma Cinema – Stoned Alone
29.    Diamond Rings – Special Affections
30.    Explode Into Colors – Quilts
31.    Javelin -No Mas
32.    Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
33.    Wavves – King of the Beach
34.    Caribou – Swim
35.    Pill Wonder – Jungle/Surf
36.    Here We Go Magic – Pigeons
37.    Future Island – In Evening Air
38.    Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
39.    Yeasayer – Odd Blood
40.    Die Antwoord – $O$
41.    Hot Chip – One Life Stand
42.    ceo – White Magic
43.    MGMT – Congratulations
44.    Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
45.    Growing – PUMPS!
46.    Vampire Weekend – Contra
47.    Warpaint – The Fool
48.    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
49.    Fang Island – Fang Island
50.    The Morning Benders – Big Echo

On A Different Note-3

Chocolate Makes You Happy by Xiu Xiu on hype machine from
The upcoming Xiu Xiu album is not their best. My favorite song on it is The Fabrizio Palumbo Retaliation, I could not find a link for that, but this one’s pretty good too.

Stylo by Gorillaz

A new single for the upcoming Plastic Beach album is now on the internets. I’m not too crazy about it at all. It makes me less excited about the new album.

Lewis Takes Action, Lewis Takes His Shirt Off by Owen Pallett

Last year, Owen Pallett retired his old name, Final Fantasy. He took the name in tribute to the Square Enix game franchise.  I feel that this album is his best yet, it feels a lot more grand and over-the-top.

Madder Red by Yeasayer

I’m thinking that Yeasayer’s album Odd Blood may end up being somewhat high on my favorite albums of 2010 list. The vocals at the beginning of this song keep getting stuck in my head.

I Feel Better by Hot Chip on hypemachine from

The new Hot Chip album coming out this February, sounds a little more pop-y then their other albums. I Feel Better, is just a feel good song. I feel better when I listen to it (See what I did there? Okay, I know, lame,  but I did it, okay? Get over it.). Hot Chip has also released the music video for the album title track, “One Life Stand”:

No One Does It Like You by Department of Eagles (video below)

I saw this music video on a blog and I thought it sounded so much like Grizzly Bear. Well, that’s because Department of Eagles is a duo made up of Daniel Rossen from Grizzly Bear and his friend, Fred Nicolaus. They started in 2000, so this may be old news to some of you, but I have just heard of them, so don’t judge me. This music video came out last year though. It’s interesting, and kind of eerie.

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