25 Favorite Albums for 2010

Definitely not the best albums of the year but these were the ones that got heavy rotation in my iPod/iPhone this year.

From top left to right:

  1. The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
  2. The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe
  3. Authenticity by The Foreign Exchange
  4. Barbara by We Are Scientists
  5. Broken Bells by Broken Bells
  6. Cloak and Cipher by Land of Talk
  7. Crazy For You by Best Coast
  8. Crushes (The Covers Mixtape) by Mates of State
  9. The Five Ghosts by Stars
  10. Forgiveness Rock Record by Broken Social Scene
  11. Go by Jónsi
  12. High Violet by The National
  13. How I Got Over by The Roots
  14. I’m Having Fun Now by Jenny and Johnny
  15. Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates by The Bird and The Bee
  16. LeftBack by Little Brother
  17. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
  18. New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) by Erykah Badu
  19. Romance Is Boring by Los Campesinos!
  20. The Sea by Corinne Bailey Rae
  21. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
  22. Thank Me Later by Drake
  23. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
  24. We Are Born by Sia
  25. The Winter of Mixed Drinks by Frightened Rabbit

Mixtape for No One #8: 2010 So Far

Since we’ve reached the halfway point of 2010 (and I haven’t done this for awhile), here are some of my favorite songs in 2010 (emphasis on some)

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  1. “Fixed” by Stars (The Five Ghosts)
  2. “Nothing Like You” by Frightened Rabbit (The Winter Of Mixed Drinks)
  3. “There Are Listed Buildings” by Los Campesinos! (Romance Is Boring)
  4. “Cold War” by Janelle Monáe (The ArchAndroid)
  5. “Go Do” by Jónsi (Go)
  6. “All I Want” by LCD Soundsystem (This Is Happening)
  7. “Summer Love” by Georgia Anne Muldrow (King’s Ballad)
  8. “She Makes Me Feel Alright” by Freeway & Jake One (The Stimulus Package)
  9. “Heart Is Breaking” by Ty (featuring Sway & Roses Gabor) (Special Kind Of Fool)
  10. “The Better Life” (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) by Georg Levin (featuring Clara Hill) (Everything Must Change)
  11. “She Needs Me” by Jamie Lidell (Compass)
  12. “No Surprises” by Regina Spektor
  13. “Dreams” (The Cranberries cover) by Passion Pit (Manners -Bonus Track Version)
  14. “All to All” by Broken Social Scene (Forgiveness Rock Record)
  15. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National (High Violet)
  16. “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers (Together)
  17. “The High Road” by Broken Bells (Broken Bells)
  18. “Kiss On My List” by The Bird And The Bee (Interpreting The Masters Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall and John Oates)
If you want to download a zip of all the songs, here