One day, they will see it's long gone.


29 déc. 2010, 17h37m

Spare the indirectly relevant title and a cliche'd, wishy washy introduction, this is a series of 'top ten' music moments of 2010, through the eyes and ears of yours truly.

Most people will wholeheartedly disagree with my choices and you are entitled to your opinion (INCASE YOU FORGOT, IMO), even if it is misguided.

Note: One selection by each artist per category.

Top ten releases of the year

1) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
2) Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964
3) The Smashing Pumpkins - Teargarden by Kaleidyscope: Volume II - The Solstice Bare
4) Jonsi - Go
5) For a Minor Reflection - Heading Towards Chaos
6) The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
7) Butterfly Explosion - Lost Trails
8) 65daysofstatic - Heavy Sky EP
9) MGMT - Congratulations
10) Tame Impala - Innerspeak

Top ten songs of the year

1) The Smashing Pumpkins - Tom Tom
2) 65daysofstatic - Tiger Girl (Wishful Thinking)
3) Butterfly Explosion - Turn In You
4) Arcade Fire -Half Light II (No Celebration
5) Yuck - Suicide Policeman
6) Feeder - Down To The River
7) Seabear - Warm Blood
8) Shakira - Islands (The xx cover)
9) The Tallest Man on Earth - A Lion's Heart
10) Fang Island - Welcome Wagon[/album]

Top ten attended shows of the year

1) Arcade Fire - Leeds Festival (27th August)
2) Bob Dylan - Hop Farm Festival (3rd July)
3) The Flaming Lips - Glastonbury Festival (25th June)
4) Thom Yorke & Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) - Glastonbury Festival (25th June)
5) Jonsi - HMV Forum, London (26th May)
6) Interpol- O2 Academy, Newcastle (25th November)
7) Green Day - LCCC, Manchester (16th June)
8) Feeder - Ruby Lounge, Manchester (26th January)
9) Stevie Wonder - Glastonbury Festival (27th June)
10) Limp Bizkit - Leeds Festival (28th August)

Most Underwhelming Moment - The Libertines reforming and destroying their cult stature in one fell swoop.

"I was there" award

I'd provide a large number of honourable mentions, but that just devalues the stature of the above. If they were so good as to deserve an honourable mention, then I'd have simply done a top 15 for each category.


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