As always, I am concerned when compiling a list of my favourite albums of the year there will always be the odd ‘slow burner’ or three that I will listen to again sometime and wish I had included here. Or albums I discover later or knew were released but didn’t find the time to listen to in 2010.
That said, and listing only original studio albums, here are my favourite albums of 2010 in no particular order.
Best albums of the year 2010
1. MGMT – Congratulations
2. d_rradio – Parts
3. Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Rush To Relax
4. Shit Browne – Every Single Penny Will Be Reinvested In The Party
5. Trentemoller – Into the Great Wide Yonder
6. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
7. Tokyo Police Club – Champ
8. The National – High Violet
9. Shrag – Life! Death! Prizes!
10. Union Sound Set – Start/Stop
11. Shield Your Eyes – Theme From Kindness
12. Dead Confederate – Sugar
13. Caribou – Swim
14. d_rradio & Lianne Hall – Making Spaces
15. Gil Scott Heron – I’m Here Now
For the record, my favourite remix album was Moira Stewart’s Sweetness, Yes Please! – a remix of their debut album by various artists on Distraction Records. While my favourite DJ mix album has to be Platform by Paul Woolford, even if the second CD isn’t as good as the first.
Favourite singles were most definitely Like A G6 by Far East Movement (featuring Dev & The Cataracs), Bloodbuzz Ohio by The National and Rabbit Kids by Shrag!
Anyone agree, want us to publish their own list, or let me know of any albums I should take a listen to?