Archive for July 13th, 2010

The best Albums and Tracks of 2010

…so far, in my opinion:

ALBUMS:

1. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
2. Wild Nothing – Gemini
3. Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
4. The Morning Benders – Big Echo
5. Beach House – Teen Dream
6. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
7. 22-20s – Shake / Shiver / Moan
8. Neon Trees – Habits
9. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
10. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Most over-hyped:
1. Vampire Weekend – Contra
2. The Black Keys – Brothers
3. MGMT – Congratulations

Biggest disappointment:
1. Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void

Fun fact: Broken Bells’ and Wild Nothing’s albums are the only albums where ALL the tracks have 5 stars ratings from me. There’s not a single weak track in these two albums.

TRACKS:

1. Beach House – Norway
2. Broken Bells – The High Road
3. Wild Nothing – Confirmation
4. Surfer Blood – Harmonix
5. 22-20s – Latest Heartbreak
6. Phantogram – When I’m Small
7. Scanners – Salvation
8. Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss
9. Laura Veirs – Wide-Eyed, Legless
10. Neon Trees – In the Next Room

Runner up:
Ke$ha – Take it Off [I’m serious, it’s a great dance track]

Fun fact: When I first heard Beach House’s “Norway”, I hated it. In fact, I tweeted about how much fucked up it was (I made a joke about their “broken keyboards”). Now, every time I hear it, it wakes up my romantic side and almost makes me cry.