Thursday, December 30, 2010

The year in pop music

I may not have done as much writing about it as I would have liked, this year, but that doesn't mean I didn't hear a lot of great music.  Compared to the past few years, in fact, 2010 was an embarrassment of riches.  So here goes, in alphabetical order, at no predetermined length: my favorite music releases of this past year.

Adele - Rolling in the deep
Amy Meredith - Young at heart (Visitor remix)
Balam Acab - See birds (moon)
Bedouin Soundclash feat Coeur De Pirate - Brutal Hearts
Belle & Sebastian - I want the world to stop
Blonde Redhead - Here sometimes
Blur - Fool's day
Braids - Lemonade
California Wives - Blood red youth
Caribou - Leave house
Cee-Lo Green - Fuck you
ceo - Come with me
Chad Valley - Up and down
Chapel Club - The shore
Chew Lips - Karen
Chief - Night and day
Class Actress - Journal of ardency
Crystal Castles - Empathy
Crystal Castles feat Robert Smith - I'm not in love
Cut Copy - Where I'm going
Depreciation Guild - My chariot
Detachments - I don't want to play
Diamond Rings - Something else
Drums - Forever and ever amen
Du Pacque - Walk straight
Echoes - Ice cold
Fever Ray - Mercy Street
William Fitzsimmons - I don't feel it anymore (George Raquet remix)
Florence & The Machine - Heavy in your arms
Florrie - Come back to mine (Elite Gymnastics remix)
Foster The People - Pumped up kicks
Frankie Rose & The Outs - Candy
Glass - Four four letter
Glasser - Home
Gold Panda - Vanilla minus
Goldfrapp - I wanna life
Good Natured - Your body is a machine
Gypsy & The Cat - Time to wander
Health - USA boys
Holy Ghost! - I know I hear
Holy Other - Yr love
Hope Slide - Passage
Houses - Soak it up
Hundred In The Hands - Sleepwalkers
Hurts - Stay
Ice Cream Shout - Tattooed tears
Irrepressibles - In this shirt
Jackson 5 vs Nirvana - Smells like Rockin' Robin (Go Home Productions mash-up)
jj - Let them
Jonsi - Sinking friendships
Joy Formidable - I don't want to see you like this
Kissaway Trail - Beat your heartbeat
Kisses - People can do the most amazing things
Korallreven - The truest faith
Kordan - Mirror
Lali Puna - Remember
LCD Soundsystem - All I want
Lykke Li - Get some
Living Days - Go oblivion
Loveable Tulips - Fortune favors the brave
LoveLikeFire - Saint Martin
Lovers - Figure 8
Mark McGuire - Brain storm (for Erin)
Massive Attack - Paradise circus
Mirrors - Ways to an end
Monarchy - Love get out of my way
Munich - Into the rain
Naked & Famous - Young blood
National - Afraid of everyone
Neighbors - Hooligans
New Division - Starfield
Nika + Rory - I'm not going anywhere
O.Children - Ruins
Oh Land - Sun of a gun
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Sister Marie says (Monarchy twin galaxies remix)
Our Broken Garden - Garden grow
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Heart in your heartbreak
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Say no to love
Pallers - The kiss
Passion Pit - Tonight, tonight
Polyamorous Affair - Bright one
Ra Ra Riot - Boy
Radio Dept - Heaven's on fire
Robyn - Dancing on my own
Mark Ronson & The Business International feat Boy George & Andrew Wyatt - Somebody to love me
Saint Saviour - Woman scorned
Savoir Adore - Loveliest creature
School Of Seven Bells - Heart is strange
Selebrities - Time
Shout Out Louds - Fall hard
Soft Moon - Breathe the fire
Star Slinger - Elizabeth Fraser (Heaven or Las Vegas rework)
Stars - Fixed
Staygold feat Spank Rock & Damien Adore - Backseat
Still Corners - Don't fall in love
Tears Run Rings - Reunion
Teenagers - Made of
Tracey Thorn - Why does the wind?
Twin Shadow - I can't wait
Veil Veil Vanish - Anthem for a doomed youth
Villa Nah - Ways to be
Evan Voytas - I took a trip on a plane
Washed Out feat Caroline Polachek - You and I
White Car - No better
White Lies - Holy ghost
Wild Nothing - Golden haze
Wolf Gang - Back to back
Jamie Woon - Night air
Young Empires - White doves
Zola Jesus - Sea Talk (Valusia version)
!!! - AM/FM