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♫ Favorite Albums of 2010 (so far) ♫

It’s been a long time since I’ve made a music post so I decided to make a top 10 list of my favorite albums of the year so far. Narrowing it down was pretty challenging but I think I’ve finally done it! I was surprised (and delighted) to see that half of them are from artists that I’ve been listening to for years.

So here they are in no particular order with a little sample song from each.


Transit Transit



Steal Your Face

“Latin Lover”

Tame Impala


“Solitude is Bliss”

LCD Soundsystem

This is Happening

“Dance Yrself Clean”

Arcade fire

The Suburbs

“Ready to Start”

The Foals

Total Life Forever


Broken Social scene

Forgiveness Rock Record

“Texico Bitches”


Maniac Meat

“Heavy Makeup”



“18 Hours (of love)”

sleigh bells


“Infinity Guitars”


Spanish Sahara

The Foals album, Antidotes, was one of my favorite albums of 2008. I’ve been anxiously awaiting their next album, Total Life Forever, which is scheduled to drop in the U.S. on May 11th so I was pretty stoked to run into this video for a new song, Spanish Sahara. I was surprised by how different it is from the dance-punk rhythms of earlier songs but not at all surprised by how much it tickled the pleasure center of my brain. The video itself is a little creepy but gorgeous and mesmerizing (as is singer Yannis Philippakis and his big brown eyes). Oh and the expansive winter landscapes completely reminded me of a Dan McCarthy painting.. like this one minus the dinosaur.

Top Albums of 2008

Because I didn’t have this blog at the end of last year, I thought I’d post a list of my favorite albums of 2008. I would probably rearrange the order and swap some out with other albums now, but I’ll post them as I did at the end of December.

#20 Port O’BrienAll We Could Do Was Sing


Port O'Brien

#19 Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances


Titus Andronicus

#18 Amadou & Mariam – Welcome to Mali


Amadou & Mariam

#17 Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna


Gang Gang Dance

#16 Deerhunter – Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.



#15 The Muslims – The Muslims

(Recently changed their name to The Soft Pack)


The Muslims

#14 High Places – High Places


High Places

#13 This Will Destroy You – This Will Destroy You


This Will Destroy You

#12 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes


Fleet Foxes

#11 DJ Rupture – Uproot


DJ Rupture

#10 Marnie Stern – This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That is That


Marnie Stern

#9 The Dodos – Visiter


Dodos - Visiter

#8 Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer


Wolf Parade

#7 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

#6 Crystal Stilts – Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts

#5 Portishead – Third



#4 The Foals – Antidotes

The Foals

The Foals

#3 Alaska in Winter – Holiday

Alaska in Winter

Alaska in Winter

#2 Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing

Fuck Buttons

Fuck Buttons

#1 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles