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The Best of 2010: “The Neither Here Nor There” Edition

wild nothing The Best of 2010: The Neither Here Nor There Edition

For some reason, despite having made deals with several invisible entities, I’m a year older than I was at last year’s end. However, there’s no sense in fighting the inevitable. My personal fears of aging aside, it was a great year for music. As someone who relishes in the chance to create a list about anything at all, I have compiled my favorites from 2010… and what I can’t wait to hear more of in 2011. You should make your own lists, too… it’s fun.


Top 10 Albums of 2010:

1.   Wild Nothing: Gemini

2.   Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest

3.   Pepper Rabbit: Beauregard

4.   Perfume Genius: Learning

5.   The Love Language: Libraries

6.   Best Coast: Crazy for You

7.   Woods: At Echo Lake

8.   First Aid Kit: The Big Black and The Blue

9.   The Consulate General: Person Number

10. cars & trains: The Roots, The Leaves

The close seconds:

Sharon Van Etten: epic

Freelance Whales: Weathervanes


Top 25 Songs of 2010:

1.   “Helicopter” – Deerhunter

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2.   “Rubber” – Yuck

3.   “Red Wine” – Pepper Rabbit

4.   “He Was Worse Than the Needle He Gave You” – The Delta Mirror

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5.   “He Would Have Laughed” – Deerhunter

6.   “Favourite Food” – Tokyo Police Club

7.   “Wilmont” – The Love Language

8.   “When I’m with You” – Best Coast

9.   “Above Your Head” – Anoraak

10. “The Mermaid Parade” – Phosphorescent

11. “Mr. Peterson” – Perfume Genius

12. “Stamp” - The Rural Alberta Advantage

13. “Slow Motion” – Panda Bear

14. “You’re a Mirror I Cannot Avoid” – Bad Books

15. “Suffering Season” – Woods

16. “Ready for the World” – How to Dress Well

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17. “Terrible Love” – The National

18. “I was Thinking” – Gauntlet Hair

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19. “Misplaced” – The Acorn

20. “Hard Believer” – First Aid Kit

21. “Play the Game” – Shout Out Louds

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22. “World Sick” – Broken Social Scene

23. “Drop Ceilings and Day Planners” – cars & trains

24. “While We’re Young” – Department of Eagles

25. “Starring” – Freelance Whales


What I’m looking forward to in 2011:

Rural Alberta Advantage: Departing

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, but You Will

Yuck: Yuck

Kittens Ablaze: currently untitled EP

By: Amanda Chatel

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