Thursday, December 16, 2010

Top 10 albums of 2010

10. Warpaint - The Fool

9. The Phantom Band - The Wants

8. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Road OST

7. Peter Broderick - How They Are

6. Tindersticks - Falling Down A Mountain

5. Neil Young - Le Noise

Who'd have thought that this feedback drenched solo album would be a return to form for Neil Young? Even when the noise is off for a track or 2, it works.

4. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

Look past the dull title to another strong chapter in this pair's collaboration.

3. Lloyd Cole - Broken Record

The comeback of the year. Edge is gone, but an addictively relaxed collection of country-rock.

2. Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises

An austere collection of icy finger picking, perfect for wintry mornings.

1. The National - High Violet

Not an original choice. But unignorable. Any doubts were dispelled by an incendiary live show. A collection of songs which on paper shouldn't instill euphoria but actually do.