The best Albums and Tracks of 2010

…so far, in my opinion:


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.


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.


Matt wrote on July 15th, 2010 at 2:21 PM PST:

Just wanted to say that I grabbed the new Cloud Cult album Light Chasers and have been really enjoying.

Now off to listen to the albums on your list.. you tend to have great taste.

Kari wrote on July 17th, 2010 at 1:44 PM PST:

Phantogram – When I’m small is shockingly good! It gets you instantly. Thanks a lot for the tip, Eugenia. Love your taste in music.

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