It's that time of year again! Time for the favorite albums of 2010. All in no particular order, except for #1.
Black Keys - Brothers
Another solid release from the Black Keys. I keep coming back to this album. It is fun, soulful, and good for beer drinking. People seem to like this band, but I feel like they don't quite get the props they deserve.
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
This isn't the album cover, because I'm afraid it will offend those who read this blog for cupcake pictures. I want to dislike Kanye West. I really do. But, this album is filled with some really brilliant music. So, I gave in and I love it.
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
When we first bought this album, we could not stop listening to it. It's beautiful and dreamy and just plain fabulous.
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
I have a crush on Nick Cave now.
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
This was my first favorite album of 2010. I have bought it for numerous friends. She produced it with Beck, and it shows, but it's a lovely way to spend a nice summer afternoon.
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse (and various artists) - Dark Night of the Soul
This collaboration is overlooked on alot of best of lists. I don't know if it's because it technically came out last year, or if people just haven't heard it. The Suzanne Vega and Julian Casablancas songs are especially nice.
Walkmen - Lisbon
Another solid release from Walkmen. I felt their last album was a little lacking, but this one is great the entire way through! Love the spanish influenced horns.
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Dance, punk, David Bowie...love it all. I was lucky enough to see them in concert this summer and it made my year.