Podcast: John’s Best of 2010

13 Jan

2010 is done, and I believe most of us have now gotten used to writing down 2011 on letters/emails/what-have-you’s. It was a good year. It had some nice, solid albums (Hot Chip; Broken Social Scene), some duds (Hold Steady; Mystery Jets), some nice returns of old favorites (Blur; Velvet Teen), and then some songs you wish were never made (read: anything by the Black Eyed Peas). In particular, I think Tokyo Police Club‘s sophomore effort Champ is one of the standouts of the year. Really, really great stuff.

So even though it’s no longer mid-November, here’s a podcast remembering the year in music. This by no means is a comparative list of what I deem to be the best songs of the year. Nooo. This is really just a snapshot of some of the great songs made this year while I’ve been searching for jobs, interviewing at the worst jobs (again, don’t ask), and successfully job getting (twice) (finally). Here’s to 2010 being one better than 2009. – John

 
Podcast: John’s Best of 2010

Featuring Fang Island, Apples in Stereo, Blur, Los Campesinos!, Tim Kasher, Gorillaz, Marching Band, Tokyo Police Club, The Velvet Teen, Broken Social Scene, Sex Bob-Omb, Kanye West, The Thermals, Ben Folds & Nick Hornby, Beck, Rabbits Running, OK Go, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, and The Hold Steady.

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Details after the jump…


1. [0:00-2:50] Fang Island – Welcome Wagon
from Fang Island (2010)
2. [2:50-6:49] Apples in Stereo – Told You Once
from Travellers in Space and Time (2010)
3. [6:49-10:19] Blur – Fool’s Day
from Fool’s Day 7” (2010)
4. [10:19-14:45] Los Campesinos! – We’ve Got Your Back (Documented Emotional Breakdown #2)
from Romance is Boring (2010)
5. [14:45-17:40] Tim Kasher – Cold Love
from The Game of Monogamy (2010)
6. [17:40-21:20] Gorillaz – Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach
from Plastic Beach (2010)
7. [21:20-24:16] Marching Band – Uncomfortably Numb
from Pop Cycle (2010)
8. [24:16-28:02] Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed
from Champ (2010)
9. [28:02-31:35] The Velvet Teen – No Star
from No Star EP (2010)
10. [31:35-35:19] Broken Social Scene – Meet Me in the Basement
from Forgiveness Rock Record (2010)
11. [35:19-37:25] Sex Bob-Omb – We Are Sex Bob-Omb
from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World OST (2010)
12. [37:25-42:20] Kanye West – Power
from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
13. [42:20-45:23] The Thermals – I’m Gonna Change Your Life
from Personal Life (2010)
14. [45:23-49:27] Ben Folds & Nick Hornby – From Above
from Lonely Avenue (2010)
15. [49:27-51:21] Beck – Garbage Truck
from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World OST (2010)
16. [51:21-54:11] Rabbits Running – 3 Feet Tall
from Rabbits Running Demo EP (2010)
17. [54:11-58:20] OK Go – Before the Earth Was Round
from Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (2010)
18. [58:20-61:43] Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Bottled in Cork
from The Brutalist Bricks (2010)
19. [61:43-64:44] Tokyo Police Club – Not Sick
from Champ (2010)
20. [64:44-69:21] The Hold Steady – We Can Get Together
from Heaven is Whenever (2010)

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