2010 Albums: Honorary Mentions-Blog Darlings

21-HARLEM-Hippies (Matador)

The blogosphere remained the main source of music discovery. This year, due to the much improved quality of the music on offer, many blog favorites didn’t find a place among our Top 50. Here are the 21 blog darlings left bubbling under. Among them, those who in a few month’s time we may regret not having given them a slot; some others we liked, but didn’t fully believe their hype was justified. Hailed by fellow publications, all of them have produced notable works such as Titus Andronicus’ historical epic ‘The Monitor’; MGMT’s brave commercial suicide ‘Congratulations’; These New Puritans’ all-terrain exploration ‘Hidden’ and Aussies Time Impala’s revival of sixties psychedelic pop-rock..

20-ABE VIGODA-Crush (Bella Union)

Foals – “Miami” from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

19-FOALS-Total Live Forever (Warner Music)

18-THESE NEW PURITANS-Hidden (Domino)

17-THE BESNARD LAKES-Are The Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar)

16-DUM DUM GIRLS-I Will Be (Sub Pop)

15-GLASSER-Ring (Matador)

14-THE RADIO DEPT-Clinging To A Scheme (Labrador)


12-MAXIMUM BALLOON-Maximum Balloon (DGC)

11-THE FRESH & ONLYS-Play It Strange (In The Red)

10-JONSI-Go (XL)

9-THE WALKMEN-Lisbon (Bella Union)

8-SURFER BLOOD-Astro Coast (Kanine)

andrew cedermark – moon deluxe from Martin Anderson on Vimeo.

7-ANDREW CEDERMARK-Moon Deluxe (Underwater Peoples)

6-WOMEN-Public Strain (Jagjaguwar)

5-ZOLA JESUS-Stridulum II (Souterrain Transmissions)

4-PERFUME GENIUS-Learning (Organs)

3-MGMT-Congratulations (Sony)

2-TAME IMPALA-Innerspeaker (Modular)


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