Editors Top 10 Gems (Albums) of 2010
So this is it. The final post of 2010 and it’s MY list of albums. Yeah that’s right, an entire ALBUM. That’s what bands and artists do, they go into the studio and create a record for us to enjoy. The art of crafting a story and telling it to us through poems, notes and melodies. I love a record because it’s what makes a band. Nobody would read a chapter of a book and say that an author is great, you need the whole art form. An album tells you the story of a band, not a track. These are the albums that changed MY world in 2010. Albums ONLY from the bands that debuted in 2010. Some of our favorite bands only released EPs…boohoo, hopefully 2011 will give us records from these bands. Damn it’s been a great year musically. If you said this year in music sucked, then you weren’t listening or reading. If you have a friend and you’re a friend then pass along NewBandDay.com to them. It’ll be their New Years Resolution, or yours if you’re looking to be a better friend. The albums are here. So go download them…NOW! See you next year.
10. Innerspeaker – Tame Impala
9. Crazy For You – Best Coast
8. Causers of This – Toro Y Moi
7. The Midnight Hum – Thieving Irons
6. Treats – Sleigh Bells
5. One of Us – The Pomegranates
4. We Built A Fire – Seabear
3. Clinging to a Scheme – The Radio Dept.
2. Total Life Forever - Foals
1. The Wild Hunt – The Tallest Man on Earth
Other things we loved and Who we’re scoping in 2011…new LPs:
We loved Karkwa and their passionate fans
We loved Canada
We loved Sweden
We loved XX/XY duos
We loved the Pet Sound but we’re over it now.
We loved The Walkmen Lisbon
We will plan the Inukshuk this year
Our first showcase will happen this year
Watch out for:
Keep Shelly In Athens
Yuck — This will be the band of 2011.
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