BEST OF 2010

 

Novmber 4, 2010

 

2010 has been a year of fantastic cover tracks, sophomore releases and highly anticipated returns to the studio. Below are the albums and must have tracks that have blown me away.

Allison Graves – Producer & Host of Modulation

 

UPDATE!  2/1/2011      Grammy nominations announced in early 2011 are noted!

 

BEST ALBUMS OF 2010:

Broken Bells: Broken Bells    * Tracks: All of them! ** 2011 Grammy Nominee**

The National: High Violet    * Tracks: “Anyone’s Ghost” “Bloodbuzz Ohio”  “Sorrow”

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs    * Tracks: “Modern Man,” “Ready to Start,” “The Suburbs”

** 2011 Grammy Nominee  & WINNER OF ALBUM OF THE YEAR  **

Band of Horses: Infinite Arms   * Tracks: “Laredo” “Compliments” ** 2011 Grammy Nominee **

The Black Keys: Brothers   * Tracks: “Tighten Up” “Everlasting Light”  ** 2011 Grammy Nominee **

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BEST TRACKS OF 2010:

James Vincent McMorrow: “This Old Dark Machine”


Other Lives: “For 12”


Tired Pony: “Dead American Writers”


Foster the People: “Pumped Up Kicks”

Mark Ronson: “Bang bang bang”

Tom Petty: “Don’t pull me over” ** 2011 Grammy Nominee **

Delta Spirit: “Bushwick Blues”

Rocky Dawuni:  “Freefall” “Road to Destiny”

Citizen Cope: “Healing Hands”


The Bird & the Bee: Interpreting the Masters- Vol. 1: “I can’t go for that” “Kiss on my list”

Radio Citizen: “Summer Days”

Bombay Bicycle Club: I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose:  “Always Like This”

Massive Attack: “Pray for Rain” “Psyche (Flash Treatment)” “Paradise Circus” (original and Gui Boratto remix)

Robert Plant:  “Monkey”  ** 2011 Grammy Nominee **


Warpaint: “Ashes to Ashes”

Shawn Lee: “Fade Up”

Aloe Blacc:  “I Need a Dollar”

Angus & Julia Stone:  “Yellow Brick Road”

Ana Tijoux: “1977”   ** 2011 Grammy Nominee **

Midlake: “Acts of Man”


Gorillaz: “Empire Ants” (featuring Little Dragon)  ** 2011 Grammy Nominee **

Seu Jorge and Almaz: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”

 

 

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