Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Commander's "Best of 2010"

Let the Treehouse staff "best of the year" lists begin! First up is Dan...

Top 10 Albums of 2010
1. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking it Easy (Dead Oceans)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
3. The Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelion (In the Red)
4. Charlie Parr - When the Devil Goes Blind (Nero's Neptune)
5. Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Anti)
6. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do (ATO)
7. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (Merge)
8. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
9. The Goodnight Loving - Goodnight Loving Supper Club (Dirtnap)
10. Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Your Wicked Man (Soft Abuse/Shrimper)

Honorable Mention: Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love (Matador); Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty; Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot); Endless Boogie - Full House Head (No Quarter); Forgetters - s/t 2x7" (Too Small to Fail); The Fresh and Onlys - Play It Strange (In the Red); The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever (Vagrant); Ty Segall - Melted (Goner); Spoon - Transference (Merge); Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Abduction); Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)

Reissues & Archival Releases
1. Waylon Jennings - The Dark Side of Fame (Omni)
2. Spider John Koerner - March 1963 (Nero's Neptune); Music is Just a Bunch of Notes/The Secret of Sleep (Nero's Neptune); Spider Blues (Wounded Bird)
3. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise (Columbia)
4. Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 (Soundway)
5. Dave Ray - Snaker's Here (Wounded Bird); Fine Soft Land (Wounded Bird)

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