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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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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

1 ) “Dawna” by Morphine (0:43)
2 ) “The Aspidistra Files” by Stars (3:53)
3 ) “November” by Azure Ray (4:27)
4 ) “Blackout Curtain” by Now It’s Overhead (4:17)
5 ) “She Will Have Her Way” by Neil Finn (3:56)
6 ) “I’ve Got A Feeling” by Ivy (3:02)
7 ) “Change My Life” by Spoon (4:29)
8 ) “That’s What I Know” by Josh Rouse (3:31)
9 ) “Reveal Love” by Ken Stringfellow (5:07)
10 ) “Mad World” by Gary Jules (3:09)
11 ) “I’ll Be Around” by Nourallah Brothers (3:01)
12 ) “Let’s Take A Trip Together” by Morphine (3:00)
13 ) “Nightswimming” by R.E.M. (4:18)
14 ) “Tongue And Heart” by Anomoanon (3:56)
15 ) “Exercise” by Clem Snide (3:34)
16 ) “Random Homes” by Twin Atlas (2:05)
17 ) “Island Garden Song” by Mountain Goats (2:27)
18 ) “I Am A Rock” by Red House Painters (5:32)

Just like volume one, this playlist was put together as a mix CD which I have now resurrected in digital format.  I put it together sometime in 2004.

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