Tag Archives: The Pomegranates

Editor Picks Top 10 Gems (Albums) of 2010 and Final Wrap

31 Dec

The Top 10 Most Incredible Albums of 2010

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 YouBest Coast
8. Causers of ThisToro Y Moi
7. The Midnight HumThieving Irons
6. TreatsSleigh Bells
5. One of UsThe Pomegranates
4. We Built A Fire Seabear
3. Clinging to a SchemeThe Radio Dept.
2. Total Life Forever Foals
1. The Wild HuntThe 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

2011
We will plan the Inukshuk this year
Our first showcase will happen this year
Watch out for:
Sweet Bronco
Keep Shelly In Athens
DannielRadall
Yuck — This will be the band of 2011.
Soviet League
Still Corners
The Dewars
Jogger
XX/XX
Radiohead
The Strokes

We need music excavators for every city, country, fad, etc. Please email us if you or a friend want to contribute to New.Band.Day

Read our Music Excavators Picks:
Editor Gems (Albums)
Editor Gems (Songs)
Arizona Turk Gems (Albums)
Arizona Turk Gems (Songs)
Music Muse Gems (Songs)

All the Hummingbirds

Arizona Turks Gems of the Year – Top 10 Tracks of 2010

30 Dec

AZ Turks Top 10 Tracks of the Year

Arizona Turks Gems of the Year – Top 10 Tracks of 2010
Now that the Hummingbirds are distributed to the fine bands of 2010, it’s time for us to celebrate our Excavator Picks for 2010. Who better than the best gem of them all Arizona Turk.

Arizona Turk is the king of excavating, going to shows, buying records, digging the blogs and he finds some dandy gems. Here are his picks for the 2010 Top Tracks.

10. “Noise It Makes” – My Bee’s Garden
9. “Youth” – Beach Fossils
8. “Distant Street Lights (jambic remix)” – Codes In The Clouds
7. “Lies” – Fenech-Soler
6. “Reds” – Houses
5. “Armed For Peace” – Suuns
4. “Marching Song” – Esben and the Witch
3. “Champion Sound (Alt. Version)” – Crystal Fighters
2. “50’s” – The Pomegranates
1. “Greyhounds In The Slips” – Joy Formidable

Honorable Mentions (not all qualify for NBD because of longevity)
“Always Loved A Film” – Underworld
“Embers” – The Cult
“Andalucia” – Doves
“Younger Us” – Japandroids
“Me and the Moon” – The Drums
“Real Life” – Tanlines

Read our Music Excavators Picks:
Editor Gems (Albums)
Editor Gems (Songs)
Arizona Turk Gems (Albums)
Arizona Turk Gems (Songs)
Music Muse Gems (Songs)

All the Hummingbirds