Monday, December 6, 2010

That. Just. Happened.

Forget I was ever gone.

2010 has been an insane year for music, so much amazing stuff. It was like the musical equivalent of a chicken cordon bleu stuffed inside a super-burrito and dipped in a vat of mescaline.............awesome, but it's gonna take a while to digest. I sat down and tried to write a top 10, but I was forced to do a top 20 instead. FORCED. I included some links here and there as well.

These were my favorite albums of 2010..................

Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid
Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Earl Sweatshirt- EARL
Phantogram- Eyelid Movies
High on Fire- Snakes for the Divine
Royce Da 5'9- Bar Exam 3
Teenage Fanclub- Shadows
Lightspeed Champion- Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
Tame Impala- Innerspeaker
Twin Shadow- Forget
The Black Keys- Brothers
Radio Dept- Clinging to a Scheme
Gil-Scott Heron- I'm New Here
Black Breath- Heavy Breathing
The Roots- How I Got Over
Rick Ross- Teflon Don
The Depreciation Guild- Spirit Youth
Warpaint- The Fool
Arial Pink's Haunted Graffiti- Before Today

For me, the best album of the year wasn't even a contest. The Suburbs. 30 years from now I'll be listening to that masterpiece. And I wasn't even generally an Arcade Fire fan before this album. They've matured by leaps and bounds, and really done something that very few artists manage to do every decade, which is find the sound that captures the time.

Anyway, I'm back on the blogspot for good now. Tumblr is cool and I'll keep mine, but ultimately it just a) moves too fast for me, and b) is full of teens, and while they are far more artistic and creative than I'll ever be, they are still teens, and therefore shitty awkward human beings who don't make any sense.


Little Miss Knobody said...

You're so right about 2010 being a year of great music. You got a lot of good picks on this list. I loved The Black Keys album as well as Janelle Monae's and Yeezy's of much as I hate to admit it. I need to check out Arcade Fire's album. I've been hearing a lot of good things about it.

Have a good one!

VavahF said...

welcome back! that relapse took no time at all.
it has been a great year for music; there are a lot of albums i still haven't gotten around to listening to, unfortunately.

i'm also sad you stopped with the weekly book updates - can we get that back too? pretty please?

Sandman said...

@ V

Thanks to the training program at my job I pretty much horribly failed at the book-a-week thing, lol. But I'm still reading a lot so from time to time I can definitely give reviews and recommendations.