Noise Narcs Best Albums of 2010: The Not So Short List

In December of 2009, back when this site was just a twinkle in our collective eye, a bunch of friends who would make up the core of Noise Narcs came together to put together the least-scientific, least-informed Best Albums of 2009 list possible. We’re doing it again this year, and we will vote for at least one album Pitchfork didn’t love, promise (lie).

In an attempt to get a few of the voters to actually, cough cough, listen to a few of the albums before they vote, we’re starting early, and the Noise Narcs editors are putting together a list of albums we think are contenders. Below, see our constantly updated list, with handy Hype Machine links to give you a taste of the band’s music.

Feel free to make suggestions in the comments.

17 Responses to Noise Narcs Best Albums of 2010: The Not So Short List

  1. Ken says:

    Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
    Delta Spirit – History from Below
    Jonsi – Go

  2. Matt K says:

    Mynabirds – What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In The Flood
    Jonathan Franzen – Freedom (it’s on every other kind of list, why not?)

  3. Matt K says:

    Choice cut for Mynabirds would be The Numbers Don’t Lie

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  5. Marcos says:

    Avi Buffalo should defently be considered

  6. Miya T says:

    Gil Scott Heron–I’m New Here, esp. Me and the Devil.
    Sleigh Bells–Treats, esp. Infinity Guitars, Crown on the Ground.
    Also, I second the Jónsi rec.

  7. lauren says:

    surfer blood but no foals? not sure if either is totally exceptional as an album, but i think foals is superior

  8. Miya T says:

    Oh, and the Black Dub debut album, esp, “Love Lives” and “Surely.”

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  10. Matt K says:

    Nicki Minaj! Pink Friday! I’ve done a complete 180 on her and “Monster” since last week. Also, some people seem to like the new Rihanna.

    Other stuff I may or may not have actually listened to:
    Stars – The Five Ghosts
    Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
    Mates of State – Crushes
    Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
    Club 8 – The People’s Record
    Yeasayer – Odd Blood
    Frightened Rabbit – Winter of Mixed Drinks
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Horse Power EP

    • David G says:

      Ugh. Just lost my response to this, so to sum: Basically, boo for making me listen to more albums. Gorillaz is already on the list. Despite my promise to give a good listen to all the recommended albums, there’s no way I’m listening to the Yeasayer. You don’t piss on an electric fence twice.

      And… glad you 180ed on “Monster” but I think Pink Friday is promising but not anywhere near consideration for best of anything.

      • lauren says:

        Look electro-snob, Yeasayer’s album is uneven but it’s highs are higher than a lot of the other albums’ highs on this list (though the lows are highly skippable)

        You know I’m voting for STARS! Just to piss you off. That’s the only reason.

        • David G says:

          Is electro-snob a new form of Israeli pop trance? Fine, since I haven’t listened to the Yeasayer except for that incredibly overrated video, I’ll give it a listen. You can expect a complainy email shortly.

          I’m alarmed that Stars, via you, Kat, and Matt could make an appearance on our top ten. Don’t think I’m above putting my thumb on the scale.

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