Tag Archives: Best Coast

Top 20 Albums of 2015

# Artist Album Label
1. Grimes Art Angels 4AD |Listen|Buy|
2. Wilco Star Wars Anti/Epitaph |Listen|Buy|
3. Florence + The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Universal |Listen|Buy|
4. Laura Marling Short Movie Ribbon Music |Listen|Buy|
5. Low Ones and Sixes Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
6. Wavves V Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
7. Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People Bella Union |Listen|Buy|
8. Best Coast California Nights Harvest |Listen|Buy|
9. Desaparecidos Payola Epitaph |Listen|Buy|
10. Chvrches Every Open Eye Glassnote |Listen|Buy|
11. Beach House Depression Cherry Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
12. Joanna Newsome Divers Drag City |Listen|Buy|
13. Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Domino |Listen|Buy|
14. Lou Barlow Brace The Wave Joyful Noise |Listen|Buy|
15. Hop Along Painted Shut Saddle Creek |Listen|Buy|
16. Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Mom & Pop Music |Listen|Buy|
17. Built To Spill Untethered Moon Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
18. Tame Impala Currents Modular/Interscope |Listen|Buy|
19. My Morning Jacket The Waterfall ATO/Capitol |Listen|Buy|
20. Purity Ring Another Eternity 4AD |Listen|Buy|

If you don’t see either of the embedded versions of the playlist, you can listen to them directly from the source at Youtube or Spotify.

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Top 20 Albums of 2012

This year I am featuring combined post of my Top albums of 2012 list and the companion “selections from” playlist at the bottom.

# Artist Album Label
1. Tennis Young & Old Fat Possum |Listen|Buy|
2. Twin Shadow Confess 4AD |Listen|Buy|
3. Chairlift Something Kanine/Columbia |Listen|Buy|
4. David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant 4AD |Listen|Buy|
5. Purity Ring Shrines 4AD |Listen|Buy|
6. A.C. Newman Shut Down The Streets Matador |Listen|Buy|
7. Grimes Visions 4AD |Listen|Buy|
8. Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man Capitol |Listen|Buy|
9. Andrew Bird Hands of Glory Mom & Pop Music |Listen|Buy|
10. Beach House Bloom Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
11. Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Domino |Listen|Buy|
12. Wild Nothing Nocturne Captured Tracks |Listen|Buy|
13. Grizzly Bear Shields Warp |Listen|Buy|
14. Passion Pit Gossamer Columbia |Listen|Buy|
15. Fanfarlo Rooms Filled With Light Canvasback/ATL |Listen|Buy|
16. Evens The Odds Dischord |Listen|Buy|
17. Tame Impala Lonerism Modular Fontana |Listen|Buy|
18. Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits Merge |Listen|Buy|
19. Shins Port of Morrow Aural Apothecary/Columbia |Listen|Buy|
20. Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory Carpark |Listen|Buy|

Honorable Mention:

Best Coast – The Only Place – Mexican Summer
Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself – Mom & Pop Music
Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky – Jagjaguwar
Light Ships – Electric Cables – Domino
Diiv – Oshin – Captured Tracks
Bob Mould – Silver Age – Merge
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – Lost Songs – Superball
School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory – Vagrant

From now on, I have decided to embed playlists from Youtube, as they are easily viewable/listenable by anyone and do not require any sign-up or download of any kind to enjoy the music as you would from the alternatives like Spotify and Rdio. Grooveshark.com is no longer an option as they will eventually be shut down completely.

Just the tracks from the top 20 list are included and they have been re-sequenced for maximum listening pleasure, please enjoy.

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Top 20 Albums of 2010

# Artist Album Label
1. Beach House Teen Dream
Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
2. Manic Steet Preachers Postcards From A Younger Man
Columbia |Listen|Buy|
3. Band Of Horses Infinite Arms
Fat Possum |Listen|Buy|
4. National High Violet
4AD |Listen|Buy|
5. Jenny & Johnny I’m Having Fun Now
Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
6. Laura Veirs July Flame
Raven Marching Band |Listen|Buy|
7. New Pornographers Together Matador |Listen|Buy|
8. Frightened Rabbit Winter Of Mixed Drinks
Fat Cat |Listen|Buy|
9. Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record Arts & Craft |Listen|Buy|
10. Best Coast Crazy For You Mexican Summer |Listen|Buy|
11. Vampire Weekend Contra XL |Listen|Buy|
12. Arcade Fire The Suburbs Merge |Listen|Buy|
13. Twin Shadow Forget Terrible |Listen|Buy|
14. Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch |Listen|Buy|
15. Les Savy Fav Root For Ruin Frenchkiss |Listen|Buy|
16. Yeasayer Odd Blood Secretly Canadian |Listen|Buy|
17. Dum Dum Girls I Will Be Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
18. Broken Bells Broken Bells Columbia |Listen|Buy|
19. Four Tet There Is Love In You Domino |Listen|Buy|
20. Stars The Five Ghosts Vagrant |Listen|Buy|

Honorable Mention:

Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises – Caldo Verde
Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo – Sub Pop
Posies – Blood/Candy – Rykodisc
Pernice Brothers – Goodbye, Killer – Ashmont
Nada Surf – If I Had A Hi-Fi – Mardev
Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern – Kill Rock Stars
Sarah Harmer – Oh Little Fire – Zoe
Bettie Serveert – Pharmacy Of Love – Second Motions
Freedy Johnston – Rain On The City – S/R
Teenage Fanclub – Shadows – Merge
Matt Pond PA – The Dark Leaves – Megaforce
Neil Young – Le Noise – Reprise
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor – Frenchkiss
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Playlist: Best Songs of 2010

Below is a playlist featuring some of the best tracks off the albums listed on my Top 20 list of 2010.  If you do not see the embedded playlist below please follow this link.

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