Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Favorite Albums Of 2010 So Far

Welp, we're halfway through the year, so I've decided to fill you in on what my favorite albums have been so far. Unfortunately I haven't been able to give all of the 150~ albums in my possession a proper listen, but these 30 have definitely stuck out. Please feel free to share any thoughts and or recommendations.

30. Woods - At Echo Lake [Woodsist]

29. Phosphorescent - Here's To Taking It Easy [Dead Oceans]

28. The Acorn - No Ghost [Bella Union]

27. Jónsi - Go [XL]

26. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void [Sub Pop]

25. Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory Of Loss [Rounder]

24. White Hinterland - Kairos [Dead Oceans]

23. The Morning Benders - Big Echo [Rough Trade]

22. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM [Because/Elektra]

21. Seabear - We Built A Fire [Moor Music]

20. Fang Island - Fang Island [Sargent House]

19. Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame [Anti-]

18. Spoon - Transference [Merge]

17. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record [Arts & Crafts]

16. Eluvium - Similes [Temporary Residence]

15. Andrew Belle - The Ladder [Self-Released]

14. Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils [Captured Tracks]

13. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor [Frenchkiss]

12. Owen Pallett - Heartland [Domino]

11. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening [RCA]

10. The National - High Violet [4AD]

09. The Black Keys - Brothers [Nonesuch]

08. The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt [Dead Oceans]

07. Ferraby Lionheart - The Jacks Of Hearts [Lights and Buttons]

06. Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way [Nettwerk]

05. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night [Jagjaguwar]

04. Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago [Matador]

03. Young Man - Boy [Self-Released]

02. Menomena - Mines [Barsuk]

01. Beach House - Teen Dream [Sub Pop]

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  1. and broken bells? so far.. is one of the best!

  2. I love The National, The Besnard Lakes, The Tallest Man On Earth, and LCD Soundsystem!!

  3. How have you heard the new Menomena album? It doesn't get released until July 27. Just wondering I would love to give it a listen as well.

  4. it leaked awhile ago and has been on constant repeat since. shoot me an email and i'll send it your way.