My 25 from 2010

by Justin Price

Man, what a mind-bending 2010. Between the launch of this website, and just an overall year of good records, I feel like I went through more music than I ever have in my short 26 years on this earth. Now, I could wax ecstatic about the individual merits of the following artists and their records, but I feel like they really speak or themselves. I know good and well in this mp3 age that if you haven’t heard of one of these artists, you probably will in .35 seconds. I just hope that something on this list will throw some illumination on records that may have been shrouded in the darkness of some dark, dusty corner of the internet. Without further delay, Ladies and Gentleman, your 25 for 2010. (You won’t find any EPs on this list because, honestly, nobody put out a better extended play than the US English ‘What Frontier EP’. If you haven’t heard it yet you should be ashamed of yourself.) – Justin Price

Deerhunter – Halycon Digest

Grinderman – Grinderman 2

Glasser – Ring

J.J. – No.3/Kills

The Intelligence – Males

Tracey Thorn – Love and its Opposite

The Love Language – Libraries

Quadron – S/T

Beach House – Teen Dream

Silje Nes – Opticks

Islaja – Keraaminen Paa

Violens – Amoral

Women – Public Strain

Lower Dens – Twin-Hand Movement

Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me

Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be

Spoon – Transference

Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void

Black Spade – Build and Destroy

Field Music – Measure

Mountain Man – Made the Harbor

Caribou – Swim

Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig

Theodore – Hold You Like a Lover

Quasi – American Gong

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