Sunday, January 02, 2011

The 11 Best Albums of 2010 (#1-#11)

I recently picked up a new computer and had to go through (actually still going through) the arduous task of transferring my colossal music library to a new computer.  Maybe it's wrong of me to not let Itunes do the automated filing system.  I prefer my music where I want it.  So when Itunes decided that my choice was wrong and it would just arrange my music how they see basically set me back to 2007 where I originally began my rating and playlisting.  Starting from scratch is not fun...and neither is trying to figure out how entire albums are oddly missing from my digital library.  Way to go itunes.  It still amazes me another company hasn't come along to easily swoop in and put you in your place.

I promise to get the master 111 albums of the year out to you guys soon.  Just as soon as itunes lets me.

Here are the 11 Best Albums of 2010 (according to me):

  1. The Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  2. Eminem – Recovery
  3. The Black Keys – Brothers (Ohio)
  4. Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
  5. The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You (Frayed)
  6. Klaxons – Surfing The Void  (Sorcerer City)
  7. MGMT – Congratulations
  8. Massive Attack – Heliogoland (United Snakes)
  9. Morcheeba – Blood Like Lemonade
  10. Cee-Lo Green – Lady Killer
  11. Warpaint – The Fool
Buy these albums and others now!!


Michael said...

as much as i enjoy my ipod, itunes definitely likes to play mind games. i absolutely know what you mean about wanting my music where I want it.
from my own experience, your 'missing albums' may be in compilations or various artists...whatever itunes may deem appropriate. 'album artist' is another field that trips me up sometimes. best of luck starting over.

Doug 2:22 said...

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Brian@bothsidesofthecoin said...

Here's Mine: yes capitalized

1. Mumford and Sons, Sigh no More
2. Arcade Fire, Suburbs
3. Jack Johnson, To the Sea
4. Xavier Rudd, Koonyom Sun
5. Guster, Easy Wonderful
6. Ray Lamontagne God Willin'....
7. National, High Violet
8. Broken Bells, Broken Bells
9. Blitzen Trapper Destroyer of the Void
10. 180 Degrees South Soundtrack (rising, may be as high as 7)