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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.

Sincerely,
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

Another by Greylag
Time Between by Bear in Heaven
Start Again by Bishop Allen
Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Shut In by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire

video

Poison Ivy by Bleached

Start Again by Bishop Allen

Shut In by Strand of Oaks

No Devotion by White Hinterland

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Bishop Allen
Lights Out
CD / LP
Bear In Heaven
Time Is Over One Day Old
CD / LP
Bleached
For The Feel
7"
Greylag
Greylag
CD / LP

todays shows

Califone
Woodside, CA - Living Room Show  w/ Boxhead Ensemble

Dub Thompson
Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

Strand of Oaks
Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza Aftershow @ House of Blues  w/ Interpol

The Donkeys
Eugene, OR - Cozmic Pizza

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