Favorite Albums from 2010

After much lollygagging and fence-riding, I’ve decided to come forth with my list of favorite albums from 2010.  To be honest, some of this could be blamed on copious rewrites of the mini-reviews for each album in the list.  This task just got too overwhelming.  (How does Chris Short do it?!!)  So I decided to just go with a list, no annotation.

My criteria for this list was simple; I chose my favorites from last year.  These were the albums I listened to in their entirety most frequently.  There are no reissues, 45s or EPs, as I placed those in an addendum with honorable mentions.  So here are my fifteen favorite albums from 2010, in no particular order.

  1. Swim – Caribou (Merge)
  2. Transit, Transit – Autolux (TBD)
  3. The Changing of the Guard – Starflyer 59 (Tooth and Nail)
  4. Cave Syndrome – Transient Songs (Indian Casino)
  5. The Courage of Others – Midlake (Bella Union)
  6. Who We Touch – Charlatans (Cooking Vinyl)
  7. Clinging to a Scheme – The Radio Dept. (Labrador)
  8. The Lady Killer – Cee-Lo Green (Elektra)
  9. Losing Sleep – Edwyn Collins (Heavenly)
  10. Intriguer – Crowded House (Fantasy)
  11. Each Other All the Time – Cowboy Indian Bear (The Record Machine)
  12. Cosmogramma – Flying Lotus (Warp)
  13. Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils (Captured Tracks)
  14. My Room in the Trees – The Innocence Mission (Badman)
  15. Into the Great Wide Wonder – Trentemøller (In My Room)

Honorable Mentions

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2 thoughts on “Favorite Albums from 2010

  1. shane says:

    Brothers & St Bartlett didn’t make the list..just sayin.

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