Filed Under:I bought a lot of music

Picking 10 Favorite Albums Is Easier When You Pick 20

Dear internet,
I consumed a lot of music in 2010. After omitting any Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian releases, I was able to narrow it down to about 20, which I somehow divided into a top 10 and 10 honorable mentions. Ask me tomorrow and I’d probably have two or three of these swap spots. Enjoy.

Phil Waldorf
Dead Oceans co-conspirator

Top 10:
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arp The Soft Wave
Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo
James Blake The Bells Sketch / CMYK / Klavierwerke etc…
Emeralds Does it Look Like I’m Here
Grinderman Grinderman 2
Prins Thomas Prins Thomas
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme
Spoon Transference
Sharon Van Etten Epic

Honorable mentions:
Balam Acab See Birds
Beach House Teen Dream
How To Dress Well Love Remains
Jonsi Go
Lower Dens Twin Handed Movement
LCD Soundsystem This is Happening
Morning Benders Big Echo
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
The Walkmen Lisbon
The Young Voyagers of Legend

free downloads

Earth:2015 by Mark McGuire
Dream Lover by Destroyer
Times Square by Destroyer
Moonshiner by Kevin Morby
Me Liquor and God by Night Beds
Corner by Night Beds
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker


Strange Things by Marlon Williams

Now It's Over by A Place To Bury Strangers

Love High by A Place To Bury Strangers

Girl in a Sling by Destroyer

5 out soon

Mark McGuire
Beyond Belief
CD / 2xLP

todays shows

A Place To Bury Strangers
Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

Washington, DC - 9:30 Club  w/ Jennifer Castle

Marlon Williams
Wellington, NZ - Old St. Paul's

Ryley Walker
Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall  w/ Jose Gonzalez

The Tallest Man on Earth
Stockholm, SE - Cirkus

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