The Best of 2010

My favorite sounds in 2010:


The Year Without
We Are Here to Change the World – Michael Jackson
I Wanna Dance with Somebody – David Byrne
While You Were Asleep – OK Go
Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
On to the Next One – Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz
Sinister Kid – The Black Keys
Sylvia (Live) – The Antlers
I Am a Full Grown Man – Phosphorescent
Maybach Music – Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z
Too Fake – Hockey
Devil Town – Bright Eyes
Love Comes Down – Ozomatli
Enough is Enough – Jamie Lidell
Freedom Line – Sleepy Sun
Next Christmas – David Dewese
Toy Jackpot – Blackalicious
High Times – Landon Pigg ft. Turbo Fruits


The Year I Started Liking Glee
Valerie – Glee Cast
Kamphopo – The Very Best
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks – The National
First Chance – David Gray
Audience – Cold War Kids
Strictly Game – Harlem Shakes
Generator 2nd Floor – Freelance Whales
Around Us – Jonsi
Hallelujah – Justin Timberlake ft. Matt Morris
Just Breathe – Pearl Jam
Magic Powder – Minitel Rose
Feel. Love. Thinking. Of. – Faunts
Written in Reverse – Spoon
C’Mon – The Soft Pack
God Only Knows – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
WalMart Parking Lot – Clem Snide
Who Are You, Really? – Mikky Ekko
Do You Love Me – Guster
Singin’ in the Rain/Umbrella – Glee Cast ft. Gwyneth Paltrow


The Year of Betty White
Young Forever – Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh – Say Hi
A Moment Changes Everything – David Gray
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire
Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
Runaway – The National
Kids – MGMT
Nerves of the Nightmind – Frontier Ruckus
White Sky – Vampire Weekend
Chalo – The Very Best
Love Is All I Am – Dawes
I Can’t Tell You Why – Chromeo
Oh My God – Ida Maria
Water and a Flame – Daniel Merriweather ft. Adele
Shyness – Thieves Like Us
The High Road – Broken Bells
Let’s Stay Together – Committed


The Year of the Comeback

If It Wasn’t for Bad – Elton John and Leon Russell
Can I Sleep in Your Arms – Phosphorescent
Coming Home to Me – Patty Griffin ft. Julie Miller
World News – Local Natives
Hold On to What You Believe – Mumford & Sons
The Body of an American – The Pogues
I Got High – Clem Snide
40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet) – Bob Schneider
Free Energy. – Free Energy
Out of the Blue – Julian Casablancas
Hustle and Cuss – The Dead Weather
Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Stop for a Minute – Keane
Evening Kitchen – Band of Horses
Trick Pony – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Walls – Shout Out Louds
I Was Made for Sunny Days – The Weepies


The Year They Were Found
At Death, A Proclamation – Phosphorescent
Windows Are Rolled Down – Amos Lee
Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
Little Fire – Patty Griffin ft. Emmylou Harris
Airplanes – Local Natives
IRM – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Tighten Up – The Black Keys
Two – The Antlers
So Hard – Rhianna
No One’s Gonna Love You – Cee Lo Green
Georgia – Band of Horses
Met a Wizard – Oh Mercy
Already Home – Ha-Ash ft. Brandi Carlile
Rococo – Arcade Fire
Too Many People – Glen Hansard
Riot Rhythm – Sleigh Bells
The Great Elsewhere – Owen Pallett
Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons


The Year of Coco

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Devo
Radioactive – Kings of Leon
What Part of Forever – Cee Lo Green
Fall Hard – Shout Out Louds
The Height of Summer – The Knife
Something Beautiful – Needtobreathe
The Oh Song – Wakey!Wakey!
Reel Me In – Aqualung
Beijing – Patrick Watson
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
If I Ruled the World – Jamie Cullum
If You Want It – Pacha Massive
Hollywood – Codeine Velvet Club
Crazy – Ray LaMontagne
That Year – Brandi Carlile
Children of the Grounds – Midlake
Best Things in Life – The Silver Seas
What is Life – George Harrison


The Year We Were Nashville

Rest – The Temper Trap
Nothing Like You – Frightened Rabbit
Lovin’s for Fools – Sarah Siskind
Cards and Quarters – Local Natives
Pyro – Kings of Leon
Whip My Hair – Willow
Shadow People – Dr. Dog
Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
Infinite Arms – Band of Horses
My Pessimistic Heart – Club 8
Shame – The Avett Brothers
Somebody to Love – Justin Beiber
Stole My Heart – Little & Ashley
Stillness is the Move – Dirty Projectors
Animal – Neon Trees
Live Your Life – T.I. ft. Rhianna


And a couple more Honorable Mentions…

Way Down in the Hole – Domaje

Never My Love – Har Mar Superstar (This might have actually made “Best of,” but you had to buy an entire album to own it…sheesh.)

Pins and Needles – MuteMath
Foolproof – Ron Sexsmith
When I Look at You – Miley Cyrus
Another Day – Dragonette
Baby – Justin Beiber ft. Ludacris
Carry Out – Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake
Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
Die Slow (Tobacco Remix) – HEALTH
Diplomat’s Son – Vampire Weekend
Fire-Power – These New Puritans
Heartbeats – Grum
If I Didn’t Know Better – The Civil Wars
In the Spirit of Beauregard – Pepper Rabbit
Juno – Tokyo Police Club
My Prize – Mirah and Spectratone International
Never Forget You – The Noisettes
Pencil Full of Lead (Live) – Paolo Nutini
Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons
She Was a Vision – Active Child
She’s Long Gone – The Black Keys
This Love – Committed
To Live is To Fly – Steve Earle
You Saved My Life – Cass McCombs
21 Guns – Sing Off contestants
Magic – B.o.B. ft. Rivers Cuomo
Needles – Lisa Hannigan
The Only Exception – Paramore
Let ‘Em In – Paul McCartney & Wings
Take Everything – Greg Laswell


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