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Matt’s Best Music of 2010 (Thus Far)

In Canada, Celebrate Your Scene, Choice Cuts, London and the UK, Montréal, New England, New Jersey, Worldwide on July 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

The year is just over half-way through, and so it seems like a good time to make a of list of some of my favorite music that’s come out this year. I’ve included my favorite albums and songs (not from my ‘Top Albums’ list), as well as the releases I’m most excited for coming out (probably) this year. Looking back on the first 6 months of 2010, it’s been a pretty impressive year. There’s been some expected favorites (Titus Andronicus, The National, Broken Social Scene, Tallest Man On Earth) but mostly it’s been stuff I didn’t know that I would come to love as much as I do, especially Beach Fossils, Four Tet, Beach House, Small Black, Grimes, Pill Wonder, Future Islands, and Love Is All, to name a few. It’s been a pretty impressive year so far, and with new albums by Arcade Fire, No Age, Panda Bear, Braids, The Books, Ra Ra Riot, and maybe Radiohead, it promises to be a great second half too.

TOP ALBUMS

1. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

2. The National – High Violet

3. Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils

4. Four Tet – There Is Love In You

5. Beach House – Teen Dream

6. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts

7. Sirs – Vas Deferens

8. Four Eyes – Four Eyes 7″ EP

9. Small Black – Small Black

10. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

11. Grimes – Geidi Primes

12. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

13. Pill Wonder – Jungle/Surf

14. Future Islands – In Evening Air

15. Love Is All – Two Thousand & Ten Injuries

16. Pop Winds – The Turquoise

17. Sean Nicholas Savage – Movin Up In Society

18. Oberhofer – o0Oo0Oo

19. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast

20. Mos Dub – Mos Dub

21. Yellow Swans – Going Places

22. Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt

23. Wild Nothing – Gemini

24. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

25. Cool World – Gaydream Nation

TOP SONGS (not from the above albums)

1. Kanye West – Power

2. The Babies – Meet Me In The City

3. Cults – Go Outside

4. Tonstartssbandht – Midnite Cobras

5. Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

6. Sleigh Bells – Crown On The Ground

7. The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing

8. Arcade Fire – The SuburbsMonth Of May

9. Japandroids – Younger Us

10. Big Boi – Shine Blockas

MOST ANTICIPATED UPCOMING RELEASES

Andrew Cedermark – Moon Deluxe / Arcade Fire – The Suburbs / The Books – The Way Out / Braids – Native Speaker / Kanye West – Good Ass Job / No Age – Everything In Between / Panda Bear – Tomboy / Radiohead – ? / Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard

A good year that seems like it could get even better. Enjoy.

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