Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The 11 Best Albums of the Year (so far):


Over halfway through the year and I am unimpressed.  Eminem's new album is pretty good and definitely a return to form.  But the best of the year?  It's not even the best Em album.  Maybe 3rd best.  And Massive Attack, Morcheeba, and MGMT have all made nice albums...but these are far from their best material.  So what gives?  Last year at this time, the Animal Collective, the xx, Grizzly Bear, and Phoenix had all released albums.  I've listened to Sleigh Bells (a reincarnation of Atari Teenage Riot), Best Coast (the new Raveonettes), Surfer Blood (a watered-down Pavement), Beach House (a more moody Joan As Police Woman), & Local Natives (a less innovative Elbow) and have been underwhelmed by all of them. Where's the good music people?!

This decade is really starting off with a whimper.

Here are the 11 Best Albums of 2010 (so far):

1.  Eminem - Recovery
2.  LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
3.  Massive Attack - Heliogoland
4.  Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade
5.  Jonsi - Go
6.  MGMT - Congratulations
7.  Tokyo Police Club - Champ
8.  Against Me! - White Crosses
9.  Free Energy - Stuck on Nothin'
10. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mojo
11. Caribou - Swim

Buy these great 2010 albums and others now!

5 comments:

sethdove said...

My 11 Best Albums of the Year (so far):

(best by far)
O. Children - O. Children

(the rest)
Electric Litany - How to Be a Child & Win the War
Foals - Total Life Forever
Get Well Soon - Vexations
The Irrepressibles - Mirror Mirror
Jonsi - Go
Bonobo - Black Sands
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise
Trentemøller - Into the Great Wide Yonder
Delphic - Acolyte
The National - High Violet

(looking forward to)
Amiina
Burial
Detachments
iamamiwhoami
Interpol

acompleteunknown said...

thanks...i'll definitely check those. O. children sounds very cool.

can't wait for the new Burial either.

Dalton said...
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Dalton said...

Do you think you'll do your favorite songs of 2010 so far. I'm interested.

Simon said...

well i think this year the national is a big standout. you will like the next half better, there will be new interpol, arcade fire, weezer, etc.