As 2016 comes to a close, I want to transfer a tradition from my past blog to this one. Every year, I give my top albums list from that present year.
I’d like to share my list from 2010 first and then the subsequent years will follow over the course of this month, which will lead up to 2016’s magnificent batch.
If you’re looking for new artists to follow, or albums to listen to, consider these. (If you’re a fan of country music, you will not find what you’re looking for here…)
So, I have a bunch of favourite bands/artists who I’ve listened to this year, but I’ll limit this final, year-ending post to my choices for the top ALBUMS of 2010! There were a lot of great artists who released amazing music this year, and I don’t like to restrict the list to only 10… BUT, 10 is a nice number for these kinds of things. I would love to explain my selections, but I do not want to make this post long and exhausting… so I’ll list my top 10 and then give a few honourable mentions, okay?
Sweet, here we go:
10. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
9. Jónsi – Go Do
8. Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
7. Vampire Weekend – Contra
6. The Black Keys – Brothers
5. Stars – The Five Ghosts
4. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. Shad – TSOL
2. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
And FINALLY… (drum roll please)…
1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
This Montreal band has been around for some time, and with this album they just showed how amazing they still ARE! Everything is good about this album, plus it most likely got the top spot because I saw them perform live.
… Life changing.
Dan Black – Symphonies
(only because it was released in late December of ’09, and because “Symphonies (feat. Kid Cudi)” was released in 2010… SO GOOD!)
Library Voices – Denim on Denim
(this, along with The Five Ghosts, was in my car’s CD player all summer!)
The National – High Violet
(because I haven’t listened to the entire album, and I love them!)
Caribou – Swim
(because he’s from my old town of London, Ontario, and also because I haven’t listened to the entire album!)
Jars of Clay – The Shelter
(because they continuously create pure quality albums!)
The Roots – How I Got Over
(because they’re THE Roots!)
Florence + The Machine – Lungs
(just because I can tell that it’s good!)
I’m probably missing a bunch, but there ya go. Can’t wait for 2011. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
p.s. Party party, and be safe… after all, safety is its own reward.