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Now we’re cooking!  We are headed in to the final stretch of my favorite songs from 2010.  Numbers 40 through 21 have so much great stuff it’s hard to contain it all in a single post!  Stay tuned… the final 20 will be posted very soon!


40. CARIBOU: "Leave House"

39. DESTROYER: "Chinatown"

38. KISSES: "Bermuda"

37. DEERHUNTER: "Helicopter"

36. JÓNSI: "Grow Till Tall"

35. ELITE GYMNASTICS: "Is This On Me?"

34. FREE ENERGY: "Bang Pop"

33. ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI: "Round And Round"

32. GUIDO: "Mad Sax"

31. SUN AIRWAY: "Put The Days Away"

30. TORO Y MOI: "You Hid"

29. GOBBLE GOBBLE: "Wrinklecarver"

28. PERFUME GENIUS: "Mr. Peterson"

27. WOLF PARADE: "Little Golden Age"

26. COMA CINEMA: "Her Sinking Sun"

25. TAME IMPALA: "Desire Be Desire Go"

24. HOW TO DRESS WELL: "Ready For The World"

23. WAVVES: "Green Eyes"

22. DRAKE: "Shut It Down (feat. The-Dream)"

21. FUTURE ISLANDS: "An Apology"


23 December 20107 notes

Hey boys and girls, here are my next 10 favorite albums of the year!  Just wanted to touch on some highly respectable up-and-coming artists that released albums that I thought were fantastic and innovative, but were unfortunately not included on this list: Autre Ne Veut, GonjasufiGuido, Infinite Body, Solar Bears, Twin Sister, Sun Araw, Fang Island, The Fresh & Onlys, Andrew Cedermark, Coma Cinema, Shabazz Palaces, and the Odd Future Collective.  Enough text, on to the list.


20. WILD NOTHING - Gemini

"Summer Holiday"


19. DRAKE - Thank Me Later

"Karaoke"


18. JACK ROSE - Luck In The Valley

"Lick Mountain Ramble"


17. PERFUME GENIUS - Learning

"Learning"


16. THE-DREAM - Love King

"Turnt Out"


15. MELLOWHYPE - BlackenedWhite

"Right Here"


14. BATHS - Cerulean

"Plea"


13. DELOREAN - Subiza

"Simple Graces"


12. ROBYN - Body Talk

"Hang With Me"


11. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH - The Wild Hunt

"Love Is All"


14 December 20104 notes

PERFUME GENIUS

"Mr. Peterson"

Beautifully naked lament with an intimate piano melody and lonesome flute chords… been awhile since I’ve heard some convincing and sincere bedroom folk… from the superb full-length Learning out now on Matador.


10 August 20101 note