It’s finally done… My top 20 albums of 2010. Click through for the full list.
20. Two Door Cinema Club - Eat That Up, It’s Good For You
19. The New Pornographers - Up In The Dark
18. The Pipettes - Call Me
17. Paris Wells - Jenny
16. Yeasayer - O.N.E
15. Kyü - Pixiphony
14. Rogue Wave - Solitary Gun
13. The Apples In Stereo - Dream About The Future
12. Sleigh Bells - Kids
11. Familjen - Mitt Bästa
10. Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk
9. Washington - Sunday Best
8. Stonefield - Through The Clover
7. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
6. Dirty Projectors + Björk - On And Ever Onward
5. The New Pornographers - Your Hands (Together)
4. Little Red - Rock It
3. Cloud Control - There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight
2. Kyü - Trains
1. Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
After weeks of deliberation, I have finally decided on my votes for this year’s Hottest 100.
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Cloud Control - There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight
Kyü - Pixiphony
Little Red - Rock It
The New Pornographers - Your Hands (Together)
Paris Wells - Through And Through
Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
Stonefield - Through The Clover
Washington - Sunday Best
Yeasayer - O.N.E
Triple J have opened voting on their listeners’ album of the year poll (linked here). It lets you vote for your favourite 10 albums from a list compiled by JJJ and Kingsmill will count down the ten most popular on the final episode of “2010” (JJJ’s new music show) on Sunday December 12. My votes after the jump. Quite a few of my favourite albums from this year weren’t on the list, so my final list of the best albums of 2010 may not look anything like this.
Just as JJJ does the Hottest 100 songs of the year, Rage does their Rage 50 for the best videos of the year, as voted by the public. The Hottest 100 lets you vote for 10 songs, Rage 50 lets you vote for five. Here are my five, in alphabetical order:
- Cloud Control - There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight
- Hungry Kids of Hungary - Wristwatch
- The New Pornographers - Your Hands (Together)
- Washington - Sunday Best
- Yeasayer - O.N.E.
The gig review will follow later today some time, but for now, here’s a video of The New Pornographers inviting a member of the crowd on stage to sing Myriad Harbour. A guy called Andrew was the only one in the venue willing to give it a try and he did a great job.