22 Dec 2010
Wrapping it Up
It’s not often, if ever, my taste in anything match up with any sort of “best-of” list. In fact, it’s been brought to my attention that my likes, dislikes and general slant on things pretty much don’t match up with anybody else on the planet; I like things other people hate and hate things other people like. It’s not my intention to go against the grain but in my defense, I simply know what I like.
With that said, I was poking around Pitchfork looking for new music and The Top 50 Albums of 2010 caught my eye. Curios but not hopeful, I browsed the list with mild interest and then I got to the top 10… Wait a sec. Hold the phone. What’s this? 3 of my favorite albums I’ve been listening to this year are in the top 10????
Either I’m getting normal or the world has lost it’s mind. Never mind, don’t comment on that.
Much to my surprise, I found these on the list:
#3 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
#5 Beach House – Teen Dream
#6 Vampire Weekend – Contra
**other notables in the top 20 include: #11 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs; #13 No Age – Everything In Between; #17 Caribou – Swim**
6 albums you would actually find in my library in any Top 20 list has got to be some kind of record.
Oh, I could give you some lovely detailed reviews of these albums but knowing how people feel about my opinions, please do yourself a favor and don’t take my word for it. Instead, trust Pitchfork not to steer you wrong. New music is fun and these albums are really great – especially Beach House’s Teen Dream. You should check them out if you have the time or inclination.