24 Great Records from 2010

There have been so many good albums released in the last 12 months. Here are 24 of my favourites, presented in no particular order.

Mantler – Monody (Tomlab)
Hot Chip – One Life Stand (EMI)
The Advisory Circle – Mind How You Go (Revised Edition) (Ghost Box)
Konono No 1 – Assume Crash Position (Crammed)
The Books – The Way Out (Temporary Residence)
Jim O’Rourke – All Kinds of People ~ Love Burt Bacharach (Boundee)
Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner (Ghostly)
San Serac – No Twilight (Frogman Jake)
Hype Williams – Untitled (Carnivals)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal (Editions Mego)
So Percussion & Matmos – Treasure State (Cantaloupe)
Caribou – Swim (City Slang)

Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here? (Editions Mego)
Chilly Gonzales – Ivory Tower (Gentle Threat/Schmooze)
Moon Wiring Club – A Spare Tabby At The Cat’s Wedding (Gecophonic)
The Knife, Mt Sims, Planningtorock – Tomorrow, In A Year (Brille)
Sam Prekop – Old Punch Card (Thrill Jockey)
Chicago Underground Duo – Boca Negra (Thrill Jockey)
To Rococo Rot – Speculation (Domino)
Seahawks – Ocean Trippin’ (Captains Log)
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (Warp)
Laetitia Sadier – The Trip (Drag City)
Charlie Alex March – Home/Hidden (Lo)
Autechre – Oversteps (Warp)

What were your favourite releases from 2010?

Special Bonus! Some other very good albums that didn’t quite make it into my arbitrary Top 24:

Teenage Fanclub – Shadows (PeMa)
Games – That We Can Play (Hippos In Tanks)
Special Benny – Toys (Proper Songs)
Chrome Hoof – Crush Depth (Southern)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (4AD)
Grovesnor – Soft Return (Lo)
Various – Saigon Rock & Soul 1968-1974 (Sublime Frequencies)
Various – How Sweet It Was: The Golden Age of Gospel (Shanachie)


8 thoughts on “24 Great Records from 2010

    • I’m scared to listen to it. I love their previous two albums and don’t want the spell to be broken with too much polish…

      • I can see that. Funnily enough, I felt the same when they released “Devotion.” To this day I haven’t listened to it.

        But I broke down and gave “Teen Dream” a chance because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews it’s received from all corners. Have to say, I’m pretty impressed. You’re right; it’s very polished. But it works for me. I’m guessing you’d like it too.

        I’m enjoying your latest EP and am looking forward to the full-length. Great blog, too.

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