It would be fitting to do a "best of 2010" type of post here, maybe with a top ten list, but there are already so many of those out there. Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy won the hearts of most of the big music bloggers, and some of us here would agree. There were a ton of great albums released this year and I could throw down a top ten, though it would be hard to choose. Instead I'd like to revisit just a few albums I didn't get the chance to write up since I joined the staff here late in the year.
In the spring a collaboration between Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse was released. Dark Night Of The Soul featured a bevy of guest singers, including the always unique David Lynch. It was the last work of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous, who committed suicide this year. I've always loved the band's subdued sound and delicate approach. Sparklehorse will be missed.
M.I.A.'s Maya hit the charts and helped cement her position as a challenging, brilliant, artist. She's political, throws tons of different genres into the mix, and still makes it groovy and danceable.
Click to play M.I.A. - Space
I hope the new year treats everyone well.