Favorite 50 songs of 2010: 25-1

Posted by Jakub

I hope everyone is having a relaxing time as this year wraps up, here it is the last 25 to pair up with yesterdays post, what a great year for new sounds and musicians experimenting. I will have a honorable mentions list for tomorrow, let know your thoughts.

25. Minks – Ophelia
24. Flying Lotus – Recoiled
23. Games – Everything Is Working
22. Bvdub – No More Reasons Not To Fall
21. Salem – Trapdoor
20. Holy Other – Yr Love
19. Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
18. Active Child – I’m In Your Church At Night
17. Emeralds – Shade
16. Portishead – Chase The Tear
15. Small Black – Pleasant Experience
14. Deerhunter – Helicopter
13. Loscil – Lake Orchard
12. Mark McGuire – Brain Storm (for Erin)
11. Caribou – Hannibal
10. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
09. Tame Impala – Alter Ego
08. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
07. Benoit Pioulard – Tack & Tower
06. Oneohtrix Point Never – Where Does Time Go
05. The Soft Moon – Parallels
04. Com Truise – Slow Peels
03. Ducktails – Mirrorimage
02. Kisses – People Can Do The Most Amazing Things
01. Toro Y Moi – Low Shoulder

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29 Comments Leave A Comment


Topher says:

December 23, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Thanks for posting the list, certainly gives me a few new artists to explore… I’m curious about what sort of stipulations/rules you might have had for creating the list? (Is there a reason Dusty Brown isn’t on here at all?) And are these just Jakub’s favorites, or did other folks at iso50 contribute as well? Thanks again, the happiest of holidays to you all.


Kjell-Roger says:

December 24, 2010 at 2:10 am

Wow, really great playlist – a lot of new stuff for me, but those I know I totally agree with.

Great job Jakub, Happy Holidays!


Greg says:

December 24, 2010 at 5:44 am

Jakub, nice work! It’s hard to narrow down all this music. Such a great year for music. Glad you have #21 “trapdoor” on here. I’m pleased you recognized the genius in that songl. Com Truise had a killer year… hard to pick just one of his songs! You also can’t put him on here next year because of his official Ghostly reissue of “Cyanide Sisters’. So excited for 2011 and beyond!!


JB says:

December 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I love the list, I’ll be spending my free time over the rest of the holidays to track some of those down. :)

That said, I’m surprised that Shigeto and Golden Panda aren’t on this list anywhere… I see Com Truise, but no love for his labelmates? Personally I’d like to see Ann Arbor, Pt. 2 and Same Dream China on here. Also my other favorite Ghostly track of the year is missing, Multiply by Mobius Band.


Scott says:

December 25, 2010 at 2:20 am

Jakub does all the music posts by himself with the exception of the Playlists which are usually a collaboration between him and myself unless otherwise noted.


PT says:

December 25, 2010 at 3:17 am

Lots of great music. So refreshing to see a top 50 without any Kanye West haha! Your music taste on this blog is brilliant. Bring on 2011 and Jakub’s music posts!


Doug says:

December 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

nice! been waiting for this, though, argh: I have to say, i wish they were in the player in the order of favorites like they are in the numbered list below the player. small nitpick comment, I know.


Doug says:

December 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Let me add to that comment, that I would like to say: THANK YOU MUSIC GODS for this blog, such superb taste in music you all have! honestly.


Asif Ahmed says:

December 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

Hey I kinda like the player being out of order with the playlist. Less emphasis on numbers and more on listening. keep kicking ass next year!


KEVIN A says:

December 27, 2010 at 9:04 am

great playlist, thanks! those things take serious time and energy to put together.

one missing, MICHNA… would make my top 10 easily!


Jakub says:

December 27, 2010 at 9:48 am

Some of you might have noticed that I didn’t include Ghostly or Moodgadget, I didn’t want to be bias so I didn’t include releases like SVIIB, Mux, Shigeto, Gold Panda, Michna(2009), Foxes In Fiction, Beautiful Bells, The Sight Below etc