Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top 25 Albums of 2010

This was a tough exercise this year.  Plenty of interesting music throughout the year.  Lots of familiar favourites surfaced alongside some new artists and some who are just catching stride.

Hopefully I can write some short reviews for the top 5-10, but in the meantime, after much re-ordering and over thinking, this is my favourite 25 albums from 2010.

25 Well Done Europe The Chap
24 ..Are The Roaring Night The Besnard Lakes
23 Big Echo The Morning Benders
22 Magic Bullets Magic Bullets
21 The Suburbs Arcarde Fire
20 One Life Stand Hot Chip
19 How I Got Over The Roots
18 High Violet The National
17 Olympia Bryan Ferry
16 This Is Happening LCD Soundsystem
15 Business Casual Chromeo
14 Record Collection Mark Ronson
13 OMNI Minus The Bear
12 Shadows Teenage Fanclub
11 Acolyte Delphic
10 Barking Underworld
9 Man Alive Everything Everything
8 Gemini Wild Nothing
7 TSOL Shad
6 Forgiveness Rock Record Broken Social Scene
5 The Drums The Drums
4 Total Life Forever Foals
3 Majesty Shredding Superchunk
2 Swim Caribou
1 Odd Blood Yeasayer