Kenny Pop-Pop: Top Albums of 2010

Brookhaven, PA

The two albums from 2009 that I listened to the most in 2010 (Japandroids//Post Nothing and The Antlers//Hospice) weren’t on my list last year, so this is probably an exercise in futility.

top ten albums

10Vampire Weekend: Contra

Never really sad when a Vampire Weekend song comes on my iPod

Standout Track(s): Giving Up The Gun, I Think Ur a Contra

09Jónsi: Go

Struggled with including this or the Titus Andronicus album on the list, but listening to the NPR podcast of the live show pushed this one over the top.

Standout Track(s): Go Do, Boy Lilikoi

08LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

Standout Track(s): All I Want, I Can Change

07Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Fantasy

Enough has probably been said about this album. It’s pretty cussing good.

Standout Track(s): Gorgeous, Lost in the World, Power (G.O.O.D Friday Remix)

06Beach House: Teen Dream

Standout Track(s): Used to Be, Zebra

05Surfer Blood: Astro Coast

Standout Track(s): Swim, Anchorage

04Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People / The Age of Adz

Standout Track(s): The Age of Adz, Vesuvius, The Owl and the Tanager

03Sharon Von Etten: Epic

Don’t ever need to see what she looks like, with that voice I will love you forever Sharon Van Etten.

Standout Track(s): A Crime, Love More

02The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt

Listened to NPR’s podcast of his live show in DC and cursed myself for not going to see him in Philly because I wanted to watch the Penn State – Iowa game. Another album that I probably ranked higher because of listening to the live show.

Standout Track(s): A Lion’s Heart, Tangled in This Trampled Wheat

01Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

You get to have shitty rock star hair cuts when you make albums like this. I can’t imagine this band making an album that I don’t really like.

Standout Track(s): Sprawl II, Deep Blue

honorable mentions

Titus Andronicus, Dr. Dog, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Lost in the Trees, Delta Spirit, Phosphorescent

similarity to overall top ten: 35.17%, 5 matches

top songs

10The Hood Internet, “Two Weeks of Hip Hop”

09Dr. Dog, “Shadow People”

08Timber Timbre, “Demon Host”2009?

07Arcade Fire, “Sprawl II”

06The Whiskers, “Ornithopters”

05Beach House, “Used to Be”

04Meligrove Band, “Halflight”

03Local Natives, “Airplanes”

02Jay Electronica, “Exhibit C”2009?

01Surfer Blood, “Swim”

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