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My Favorite Albums – 2010

January 8, 2011
2010 was coming to an end and I tweeted a plea:
“I need: Your 3-5 favorite new bands of 2010. I have listened to 0, so no answer is too obvious.”

That was my year. I didn’t do my homework. I listened to the artists I already liked and that was pretty much it. Finally, when December rolled around, I panicked. I got some good responses and spent the next few days dissecting the results. What I found was that I don’t think I missed as much as I was worried about. One act from my desperation push made the list, but for the most part I was content with my results. 2010 was a great year for music, but a bad year for effort on my part.

Once I had a solid list of 15 or so things I really thought would be alright, ordering them was a different issue. One of my favorite albums of the year was a stand-up comedy CD. Does that deserve a spot in the top 10? I listened to and enjoyed a lot more rap CDs this year, but have a hard time putting them into the context of my appreciation for indie rock. How should this be accounted for?

Well, I came up with a top 10 and a few honorable mentions. So let’s take a look at how things panned out. As a bonus since there are so many artists on here I have written about in previous years lists,  I’ll be throwing in how I think their 2010 releases compare to some of their other work.

As always, I’ve provided free download links for all of these albums. Also as always, if you like the album, buy it.

Hit the break to see ’em.

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