Who am I to say: “Hey, these are the best albums of 2010” or “yo buddy, listen to me, best records right here, check it out” I don’t even play a damn instrument, so I just can’t do that this year(check out my snobby 2008 or 2009 lists though). My final year end list is full of artists and friends that I work with and signed so I had to switch it up a bit here and include musicians that aren’t really in the ISO50/Moodgadget/Ghostly International bubble…yet.
I put together this list of albums that makes me feel good about digging for music everyday, its a job that ISO50 and Ghostly International let me do and i’m very grateful. These albums simply make me as happy as can be, sure there are going to be critics that fill their lists out with artists that sell out arenas but thats not the point here, this list is purely for a unique listening session. I numbered them as a fun activity for myself to do while I sat at a coffee shop making the small banners, I think the order came out pretty well and it hasn’t changed since I sat down and made it last week which is a relief.
I want to thank WordPress for making this playlist way easier to make then I thought it would be but it wouldn’t let me put it in the order I wanted it in *curses the sky*. I linked all the music to purchase, I know I hardly ever do that on the day to day because I find half the fun in hearing new music is the hunt for more of it. Look for my favorite 50 songs of 2010, hopefully i’ll be able to post those early December.
Four Tet – There Is Love In You (Domino)
Mark McGuire – Living With Yourself (Editions Mego)
Salem – King Night (IAMSOUND)
Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This (Carpark)
Loscil – Endless Falls (Kranky)
Caribou – Swim (Merge)
Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here? (Editions Mego)
The Soft Moon – The Soft Moon (Captured Tracks)
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker (Modular)
Com Truise – Cyanide Sisters (Self Released)
Bvdub – The Art Of Dying Alone (Glacial Movements)
Forgotten 2009 albums that I listened to in the most 2010: