Thursday, December 23, 2010

Top Ten Albums of 2010

Making this list has been difficult. I played the hell out of some of these records (namely, Best Coast, Beach House and She & Him - the top three), and some of these albums I really liked, identified them as fantastic album but didn't overplay.

Does one make a top ten list based on playability and frequency of plays, or the artistic merit of the album itself? I guess I've gone for a combination of the two. True, my most loved albums from 2010 weren't exactly groundbreaking stuff (heck, the Brian Wilson album is basically comprised of covers), but as I grow older, I've found that I tend to stick to what I like (girl group sounds, 60's pop, harmonies). I think this list really shows that.

1. Best Coast - Crazy For You
2. Beach House - Teen Dream
3. She & Him - Volume Two
4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
5. Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
6. Brian Wilson - Reimagines Gershwin
7. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
8. Wild Nothing - Gemini
9. Spoon - Transference
10. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

Honourable mentions:
The Walkmen - Lisbon
Gigi - Maintenant
Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
Love Language - Libraries
Miles Kurosky - The Desert of Shallow Effects


  1. Aww, I am lame and don't know anybody on your list :( How sad that I only seem to listen to new music or get to know stuff I haven't heard from So You Think You Can Dance, lol.

    The last album that I actually listened to in full was Lady Gaga's Fame Monster. I'm terrible like that because I tend to just pick and choose songs here and there as opposed to listening to albums in full!

  2. Deb, don't worry, I only know 2 people on that list and also feel lame! Wini, you're just too cool for us! :p