Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Album!(s) of the Year 2010, The Omissions

my bad, i left off some of the earlier releases that had me going this year.  forgive me, my brain is old and mushy, and a year is a long time to remember all the music i liked.

free energy - stuck on nothing
this was the perfect summer jam album.  light hearted, friendly, bouncy, catchy, and all around good times.  kinda like summer.

vampire weekend - contra
exactly what you would expect from vampire weekend.  a more versatile, yet still brilliant, sophomore album. rounding out their sound, while still maintaining most of that frenetic energy that makes them vampire weekend.

jonsi - go
i was nervous about this album.  jonsi fronts one of my favorite bands of all time, and i wasn't sure if this would be great or a disappointment.  it is far more mainstream, pop centric than sigur ros' en devours, but  not  unwelcomely so.  i hope that sigur ros produces more in the future, but i still like what jonsi is doing on his own.

foxy shazam - self titled
with a ridiculous abandon that was previously the domain of bands like the darkness or queen, foxy shazam puts out their third album filled with all that rock can be.  hard and catchy as all get out, this album features one of the best singles of the year, oh lord.
in fact, here is that single:

honorable mention:
band of horses - infinite arms
not as awesome as their first two releases(which are benchmark indie alt country albums), infinite arms is still pleasurable and stimulating.

1 comment:

  1. So glad Vampire Weekend made it to your list. (: They're awesome.