Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2010=Made of awesome

To commemorate how awesome 2010 has been so far in music, I made a list. Want to hear it? Here it goes...

Good:
Gorillaz--Plastic Beach
Neon Trees--Habits
Black Keys--Brothers

Better:
The Hold Steady--Heaven in Whenever
Drive-By Truckers--The Big To-Do

Best:
LCD Soundsystem--This is Happening

The award for most overrated release goes to: Vampire Weekend for Contra, their 'meh' followup to their eponymous debut.

My husband will tell you that I should've put the Big Boi album on my list. Go bug him about putting up his own list and tell him I sent you.

There are some albums that I want to check out but haven't yet:
High violet (The National)
Treats (Sleigh Bells)
White crosses (Against Me)
Shout it out (Hanson--blame The Sound of Young America for this one)
Culdesac (Childish Gambino)

What are your favorite albums of 2010 so far? Leave a comment!

4 comments:

Bumbler said...

Nice list. I completely agree re: Drive-by Truckers and Black Keys. I LOVE The Big To-Do. Hold Steady was solid. Have to get to LCD.

Disciplined list, too. I can’t be as short. :-(

More favorites of 2010:
The National--High Violet, on your yet-to-come list. Very, very good.
Frightened Rabbit--Winter of Mixed Drinks. If you don’t know this Scottish band, try their previous cd, The Midnight Organ Fight
Roky Erickson with Okkervil River--True Love Cast Out All Evil. A very moving album, especially if you read about his life story
Avi Buffalo--true pop music, gorgeous, made by a band barely out of high school
Titus Andronicus--Monitor. Loud loud loud. I’m too old for this, but I can’t help it.

Maybe:
Yeasayer--Odd Blood. Need to spend more time with this.

My disappointments:
MGMT--Congratulations. Meh.
Band of Horses--Infinite Arms. This is harsh. I love this band. Excited to see them in Des Moines in August. But...a comedown from earlier cd’s for me.
New Pornographers--Together. Another band I adore. Just felt I have heard this all before.

And who are these kids called the Rolling Stones? That album they released a few months ago, Exile on Main Street, man oh man.

Librarian Amy said...

There is no shame in Hanson. Truly take it from me. ;-)

And I need to pick up that Big Boi.

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