LivingEars 30 Favorite Albums of 2010

As I mentioned, I got burned out recently. But the list is something people ask for and care about and I like to read others so here it is. Simple and without explanation. I planned on writing about each of these but I don’t have the drive right now. I played them all a lot, I think they are all worth checking out, I suggest you buy or dl all of them and hope you discover something new.

30. Matthew Dear – Black City
29. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
28. Caribou – Swim
27. Weekend – Sports
26. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
25. Quadron – Quadrom
24. Las Robertas – Cry Out Loud
23. Grave Babies – Deathface
22. The Chemical Brothers – Further
21. Mark McGuire – Living With Yourself
20. Harlem – Hippies
19. Earl Sweatshirt – EARL
18. Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers
17. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
16. Toro Y Moi – Causers of This
15. Spoon – Transference
14. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
13. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
12. Delorean – Subiza
11. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
10. The Walkmen – Lisbon
9. No Age – Everything in Between
8. Salem – King Night
7. Sleigh Bells – Treats
6. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
5. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
4. ceo – White Magic
3. Twin Shadow – Forget
2. The Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

LivingEars 2009: 10 Albums

The blog age lends itself to listening to singles and tracks and leaks and demos over albums. These are my 10 favorite albums of the year. Of everything I heard this year these are the albums that I came back to over and over and actually sound better as a whole than in parts.

10. Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms

9. Passion Pit – Manners

8. Memory Tapes – Seek Magic

7. Fever Ray – Fever Ray

6. Japandroids – Post-Nothing

5. Dan Deacon – Bromst

4. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

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3. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

2. The xx – The xx

1. Girls – Album