My 2010: Favorites and shameless plugs


25 déc. 2010, 14h33m

In 2010 I spent more time than I ever care to admit searching for bootlegs of Band of Horses; tuning in to as many Band of Horses livestreams as my life would allow; tracking down radio sessions, TV appearances, festival sets and special performances by Band of Horses; traveling to see Band of Horses and, oh yeah, meeting Band of Horses. But miracle of miracles, I got to listen to a few other things too.

Favorite albums of 2010:

1= Astro Coast - Surfer Blood
1= Cardiopatía severa - Ellos (tie)
3. Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums - Moonface
4. Infinite Arms - Band of Horses
5. The Courage Of Others - Midlake
6. Paul's Tomb: A Triumph - Frog Eyes
7. Memphis - Magic Kids
8. A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
9. Odd Blood - Yeasayer
10. American Slang - The Gaslight Anthem

Favorite tracks of 2010:

My top track is actually Moonface's Marimba and Shit-Drums, except it would've been redundant to include it both here and on the Albums list. (For the uninitiated, the Dreamland EP contains a single, bizarrely addictive, 20 minute-long track which features the aforementioned marimba as the primary instrument. He's a right genius, is Spencer Krug.)

1. Empire - Jukebox the Ghost
2. Swim - Surfer Blood
3. Por qué no volvemos - Ellos
4. Walls - Shout Out Louds
5. Infinite Arms - Band of Horses
6. Pobre caimán - Ellos
7. Anchorage - Surfer Blood (that second half. Good God.)
8. A Flower in a Glove - Frog Eyes
9. Chinatown - Destroyer
10. Bambi - Tokyo Police Club
11. Cerca - Ellos
12. Dilly - Band of Horses
13. Ambling Alp - Yeasayer
14. Good Morning (The Future) - Rogue Wave
15. Neighbour Riffs - Surfer Blood
16. Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
17. Yulia - Wolf Parade
18. Blackout - Linkin Park
19. Zorbing - Stornoway
20. Lear in Love - Frog Eyes
21. O.N.E. - Yeasayer
22. Fortune - Midlake
23. Superball - Magic Kids
24. Older - Band of Horses
25. Best Friend - The Drums


1. Midlake at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia (went back to my hotel in a daze. Haven't been the same since)
2. Band of Horses at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia (whereupon I met the band and Ben Bridwell - I repeat: Ben motherfucking Bridwell - asked me for a hug. Haven't been the same since that one either)
3. Pixies at the Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth, Australia (only had to wait 20 years, whew!)
4. The Strokes at the On the Bright Side Festival, Perth, Australia
5. Wolfmother at the Java Rockin' Land Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
6. Tokyo Police Club at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, Indonesia
7. Mumford & Sons at the On the Bright Side Festival, Perth, Australia
8. Mutemath at the Java Rockin' Land Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
9. Green Day at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
10. The Temper Trap at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Honorable mention: Cobra Starship at Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia (for the atmosphere, stage banter, and Gabe Saporta's brain-combusting dance moves)

Finally, a word from our sponsor: I like to take concert videos. Here are a few from 2010.

Envois approuvés
Best of 2010


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