Thursday, December 02, 2010

2010 in Music - Albums - Part 1

***[In progress  ---  further links and comment to follow in the next few days]***

Following on from what I wrote yesterday this is the first instalment of my lists of 2010.  I decided to tackle the albums in two tranches, for the reasons I outlined.
These are not necessarily any better (and this is of course subjective) than those that will appear in '2010 in Music - Albums - Part 2, which is one reason I did not choose this format in 2009...
  • Arcade Fire - Suburbs
  • Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo [link1]
  • Besnard Lakes - Are The Roaring Night
  • Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now [link1] [link 2] [link 3]
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
  • Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II 
  • Ellie Goulding - Lights
  • Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can [link 1]
  • Lissie - Catching A Tiger
  • School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire [link 1]
  • Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light and Trees [link 1] [link 2] [link 3]
  • Warpaint - The Fool [link1] [link2]
The above however define the contours that have sculpted my musical landscape in 2010.  I could easily exchange several items between this list and the forthcoming one but ultimately I had to make a final decision. Albums released in December 2010 are clearly eligible for addition too, as are a few that I have recently acquired but have not, as yet, listened to sufficiently to form a stable opinion.

There are no images in this post because I don't want to prejudice anything. On the other hand I have already mentioned many of these artists in 2010... if you want to see what I wrote then please use the search facility in the side-bar.
Please feel free to comment, argue and suggest additions/deletions by comment or e-mail. I will add links and further comments as and when I get the time through December.
Artists highlighted in green are those that I have seen live in 2010 or, if in orange, those from before but also mentioned in 2010. Items/artists highlighted in red are those on which I have commented in 2010.
Now over to you!


Anonymous said...


Indeed, lists can be tough to compile. Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea, another one I forgot!

And I few I don't know on your 2010 lists, ones to check out!

2010 was quite good for music. I guess every year is good really, but I paid more attention this year!

Keep up the good work as well!


Richard G said...


Not so much forgetting but more that it is beyond any one of us to keep up. I too believe that 2010 was a good year - and quite likely for the reason you suggest - but first indications are that, at least as regards music, 2011 is looking good too.