A list of interest I would imagine.
A list of interest I would imagine.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
My top 20 for the year:
20 | James Blake | CMYK EP
19 | Rose Elinor Dougall | Without Why
18 | Here We Go Magic | Pigeons
17 | Girls | Broken Dreams Club
16 | LCD Soundsystem | This Is Happening
15 | Sufjan Stevens | The Age of Adz
14 | Wild Nothing | Gemini
13 | The-Dream | Love King
12 | Big Boi | Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
11 | Sun Kil Moon | Admiral Fell Promises
10 | Deerhunter | Halcyon Digest
09 | Janelle Monae | The ArchAndroid
08 | Robyn | Body Talk
07 | Owen Pallett | Heartland
06 | Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | Before Today
05 | Salem | King Night
04 | Laurie Anderson | Homeland
03 | Joanna Newsom | Have One on Me
02 | Kanye West | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
01 | Twin Shadow | Forget
25. Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown (RCA)
24. Joanna Newsom Have One on Me (Drag City)
23. Fitz & The Tantrums Pickin Up the Pieces (Dangerbird)
22. Surfer Blood Astro Coast (Kanine)
21. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)
20. Wintersleep New Inheritors (Tom Kotter)
19. Yeasayer Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)
18. Lissie Catching a Tiger (Fat Possum)
17. LCD Soundsystem This is Happening (EMI)
16. Stacy Clark Connect the Dots (Vanguard)
15. Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot The Son of Chico Dusty (Island/Def Jam)
14. Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti Before Today (4AD)
13. Tracey Thorn Love and Its Opposite (Merge)
12. Local Natives Gorilla Manor (French Kiss)
11. Chromeo Business Casual (Atlantic)
10. Crystal Castles II (Polydor)
9. Sleigh Bells Treats (Mom & Pop)
8. Vampire Weekend Contra (XL)
7. Beach House Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
6. Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone (Anti)
5. Arcade Fire The Suburbs (Merge)
4. Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)
3. Gorillaz Plastic Beach (EMI)
2. Robyn Body Talk (Konichiwa)
1. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella)
My favorite album of the year was Sigh No More by Mumford and Sons. Nothing even came close for me this year and I was pleasantly surprised by the Grammy nominations it picked up.
And I know it doesn't count since it came out in 2009, but I only discovered it in '10: "I and Love and You" by the Avett Brothers is outstanding.
I also really like the band Girls - only just found out about them.
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
Same here with the Avett Brothers album. I spent all summer with it. I guess I first heard the material on Austin City Limits, which I think was late last year, but the album was a 2010 experience for me. I'm an old guy who's just discovering how much great music's still being made.
I've bought more new albums this year than I have in some time, and there's still music out there I want to get, such as the Phoenix ans the National lps.
My favorite release this year is Azure Ray's, Drawing Down the Moon.
I'd have to think about it more...but 3 that immediately come to mind are Infinite Arms by Band of Horses, III/IV by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals and Plastic Beach by The Gorillaz.
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The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Heaven is Wherever - The Hold Steady
Astro Coast - Surfer Blood
Treats - Sleigh Bells
Fang Island - Fang Island
Of the Blue Colour of the Sky - OK Go (I have to the only person that's not a fourteen year-old girl talking about them on the internet haha)
Personal Life - The Thermals
Do it for me...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."