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The Entertainment Best of 2010

Herein lies the top picks of 2010 as chosen by our small but devoted music entertainment team:

From: David L
Subject: call for Top Ten lists for 2010. . .

Hey, I was gonna put our individual 2010 year end Top Tens on a blog posting. It’s one more thing to do, trust me I know, but it would be kind a cool to have the entire music team’s picks. End of the week?

Thanks,
drl

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From: Kelly B
Subject: RE: call for Top Ten lists for 2010. . .

Here’s mine, although I reserve the right to change it at the last minute! :)

Sleigh Bells – Treats
Efterklang – Magic Chairs
Aloe Blacc – Good Things
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
The Walkmen – Lisbon
Pastor T.I. Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir – Like a Ship (without a Sail)
Siskiyou – Siskiyou
Bob Desper – New Sounds
The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
Glasser – Ring

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From: Holly H
Subject: RE: call for Top Ten lists for 2010. . .

OK, I think I can do this on the fly... there were definitely a handful that perfectly stubbornly dominated my listening.

Nothing to see here, folks :)

LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
The Black Keys – Brothers
Beach House – Teen Dream
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
The Roots – How I Got Over
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
John Legend & the Roots – Wake Up!
The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
The Walkmen – Lisbon
Warpaint – The Fool
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Forgetting Josh Ritter, all that Rihanna I listened to, the Arcade Fire finally making sense to me, and lots more I'm sure...

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From: Steve S
Subject: RE: call for Top Ten lists for 2010. . .

These – for a good listen.

Roky Erickson with Okkervil River – True Love Cast Out All Evil
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden – Jasmine
Jason Moran – Ten
James Johnson – The Guitar Song
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
Neil Young – Le Noise

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From: Timothy J.
Subject: RE: call for Top Ten lists for 2010. . .

Abigail Washburn – City of Refuge
Jakob Dylan – Women and Country
Gurrumul – Gurrumul
Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void
Robert Plant – Band of Joy
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs – God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise

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From: Marshall S.
Subject: RE: call for Top Ten lists for 2010. . .

Please don’t make fun of me for the Tron soundtrack pick, it’s weird and dorky I know, but it would be disingenuous for me not to put it on the list.

Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More
The Black Keys – Brothers
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy soundtrack
Broken Bells – Broken Bells

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From: David L.
Subject: RE: RE: call for Top Ten lists for 2010...

Oh embrace it, Marshall! Solid list. Here’s mine. LCD what? I slept on so many good records this year (fantastic year for hip-hop!):

Eligh – Grey Crow (deluxe version)
Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring
Foals – Total Life Forever
Skyzoo & Illmind – Live from the Tape Deck
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Super Wild Horses – Fifteen
The Left – Gas Mask

 

Thanks for taking the time!
drl

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