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Top 10 French Songs of 2010 for the Sara & Guillaume Show

  • Music is Not Fun - "Mes Shoes" - Rendez-vous Francais (P-Box)
  • Stereo Total - "Elles te Bottent mes Bottes?" - Baby Ouh! (Kill Rock Stars)
  • La Patere Rose - "Decapote" - Pacemaker (Grosse-Boite)
  • Camelia Jordana - "Non non non" - S/T (Jive-Epic)
  • Yelle - "La Musique" - La Musique (Astralwerks)
  • Stromae - "Alors on Danse" - Cheese (Vertigo)
  • Jim Murple Memorial - "Amant Passione" - A La Recherche du Son Perdu (Murple & Cie)
  • Feloche - "Reste Avec Moi" - La Vie Cajun (Ya Basta)
  • Eric Elmosnino & Katerine - "Je Bois" - Gainsbourg, Vie Heroique (Polydor)
  • Alain Chamfort - "A La Droite de Dior" - Une Vie Saint-Laurent (Tessland)

Anonymous

Best Albums

  • The Fugs - Be Free! Final CD (Part 2) (Fugs)
  • The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)
  • Yuka Honda - Heart Chamber Phantoms (Tzadik)
  • Ann Millikan - Ballad Nocturne (Innova)
  • Wimpy Dicks - Homegrown Terror (Bopp n'Skin)
  • The Barbarellatones - Surf Narcs (S/R)
  • D.O.A. - Talk-Action=0 (Sudden Death)
  • Foetus - Hide (Ectopic Ents)
  • Hammerlock - Let the Bad Times Roll (Colorado Mountain Goat)
  • Wages of Fear - Broken System (Bite Me)

Berkestir

Best Albums of 2010

  • A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Nitetime Rainbow (Mis Ojos Discos)
  • Bare Wires - Seeking Love (Castle Page)
  • The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon)
  • The Brothers Comatose - Songs From The Stoop (S/R)
  • Rosanne Cash - The List (Manhattan)
  • Clouldland Canyon - Fin Eaves (Holymountain)
  • Dave Douglas & Keystone - Spark Of Being (Greenleaf)
  • Elf Power - Elf Power (Organge Twin)
  • Brian Eno with Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams - Small Craft On A Milk Sea (Warp)
  • Mary Gauthier - The Founding (Razor & Tie)
  • Gidon Kremer Kremerata Baltica - De Profundis (Nonesuch)
  • Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Anti-)
  • Meklit Hadero - On A Day Like This (Porto Franco)
  • Hawkwind - Blood Of The Earth (Eastworld)
  • Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Propellor Time (Sartorial)
  • Lali Puna - Our Inventions (Morr)
  • Jon Langford & The Skull Orchard - Old Devils (BloodShot)
  • Audra Mae - The Happiest Lamb (Sideonedummy)
  • Emma Pollock - The Law Of Large Numbers (4AD)
  • Richard Thompson - Dream Attic (Shout Factory)
  • Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen - For The Ghosts Within (Domino)
  • Jane Weaver Septieme Soeur - The Fallen By Watch Bird (Bird)

Best Reissues of 2010

  • Aphrodite's Child - It’s The End Of The World (Esoteric)
  • Aphrodite's Child - It’s Five O’Clock (Esoteric)
  • Sandy Denny & The Strawbs - All Our Own Work (Witchwood)
  • Hawkwind - Choose Your Masques ( Atomhenge)
  • Hawkwind - Sonic Attack (Atomhenge)
  • Irmin Schmidt - Kamasutra (Inner Space)
  • Ivy Green - Ivy Green (S/R)
  • Various Artists - Cave Of Clear Light: The Pye and Dawn Records Underground 1967-1975 (Esoteric)

Brickbats

Best Albums of 2010

  • Common Eider, King Eider - Worn (Root Strata)
  • Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Abduction)
  • Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky (Young God)
  • Brian Eno - Small Craft On a Milk Sea (Warp)
  • Masaoka, Chen, Grusel, Nagai - Self Titled (Resipiscent Records)
  • Core of the Coalman - Box of the Last Help (Zum)
  • Liz Albee - Theseus Vs. the Ship of Fools (Resipiscent)
  • Barn Owl - Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey)
  • Thomas Carnacki - The Disappearance of This Terrible Spool (Alithiometer)
  • Sujo - Dahma (Inam)
  • Acid Mothers Temple - Are We Experimental? (Prophase)
  • Faun Fables - Light of a Vaster Dark (Drag City)

Most memorable shows of 2010

  • Barn Owl and Jim Haynes with video projections @ The Hauntology exhibit at BAM
  • Irr, app ext with Thomas Carnacki, and Jim Haynes @ The Lab
  • Evangelista and Oxbow @ 21 Grand
  • Core of the Coalman @ 21 Grand, Zum Anniversary
  • Dan Higgs @ Andrew’s house
  • Uke of Spaces Corners Counties and John Benson @ Vanessa’s house
  • Peace, Loving with Selaroda @ the Bootstrap

Bungalow Bill

Top Fifteen Albums of 2010

  1. Dom - Sun Bronzed Greek Gods (Burning Mill)
  2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)
  3. Crystal Castles - S/T II (Fiction)
  4. Holy Fuck - Latin (Young Turks)
  5. Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.)
  6. Black Keys - Brothers (Nonesuch)
  7. The Roots - How I Got Over (Def Jam)
  8. Spoon - Transference (Merge)
  9. Girls - Broken Dreams Club (True Panther)
  10. Jonsi - Go (XL)
  11. The National - High Violet (4AD)
  12. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (XL)
  13. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (Virgin)
  14. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
  15. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam)

Top Ten Live Performances of 2010

  1. Explosions in the Sky - Great American Music Hall
  2. Manchester Orchestra - Great American Music Hall
  3. The Album Leaf - Berkeley Art Museum
  4. The National - Treasure Island Music Festival
  5. Frightened Rabbit - The Fillmore
  6. Pavement - The Greek Theater
  7. Atoms for Peace - The Fox Theater
  8. Jonsi - Palace of Fine Arts
  9. Arcade Fire - The Greek Theater
  10. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - The Fillmore

Chelsea Girl

Top Albums of 2010

  1. Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (Rough Trade)
  2. El Guincho - Pop Negro (Young Turks)
  3. Warpaint - The Fool (Rough Trade)
  4. Owen Pallett - Heartland (Domino)
  5. The National - High Violet (4AD)
  6. Caribou - Swim (Merge)
  7. Dark Dark Dark - Wild Go (Supply & Demand)
  8. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
  9. Liars - Sisterworld (Mute)
  10. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)
  11. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (4AD)
  12. Baths - Cerulean (Anticon)
  13. Vampire Weekend - Contra (XL)
  14. Kings Go Forth - The Outsiders Are Back (Luaka Bop)
  15. Dreamers - Ipos (Tzadik)

Citizen Zain

Best Albums of 2010

  • Autechre - Move of Ten (Warp)
  • Bonobo - Black Sands (Ninja Tune)
  • Brilliantes Del Vuelo - As Above, So Beloved EP (The Outer On)
  • Connie Lim - S/T (S/R)
  • Easy Star All-Stars - Dubber Side of The Moon (Easy Star)
  • Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (Warp)
  • Frikstailers - Bicho De Luz EP (ZZK)
  • The Glitch Mob - Drink The Sea (Glass Air)
  • Gonjasufi - The Caliph's Tea Party (Warp)
  • James Blake - Klavierwerke EP (R&S)
  • Matthew Dear - Black City (Ghostly)
  • Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)
  • Nate Mars - Concentric Circles (Blipswitch Digital)
  • Onra - Long Distance (Traffic Entertainment Group)
  • Shigeto - Full Circle (Ghostly)
  • Shlohmo - Shlomoshun Deluxe (Friends of Friends)
  • Strangeloop - 2010 (Brainfeeder)
  • Teebs - Ardour (Brainfeeder)

Best of International / World Music 

  • AfroCubism - S/T ( Nonesuch)
  • Club 8 - The People's Record (Labrador Sweden)
  • Etran Finatawa - Tarkat Tajje/ Lets Go! (Riverboat)
  • Konono Nº1 - Assume Crash Position ( Crammed Disc)
  • v/a - Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 1 (Vampi Soul)
  • v/a - Beginner's Guide To Cumbia
  • v/a - Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)
  • v/a - Palenque Palenque - Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-91 (Soundway)
  • v/a - Welcome To The Party (Jazzman)

Favorite Hip Hop Singles of the Year

  • Big Boi - "Shine Blockas" (Def Jam)
  • DJ D Sharp - "Definition Of A Star" (S/R)
  • Freddie Gibbs - "Oil Money" (Decon)
  • Greg Nice - "Get It Get It" (One Haven Music)
  • J Dilla - "Sycamore" (Stones Throw)
  • King Fantastic - "Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic" (Hollyrock)
  • The Roots - "Right On" (Def Jam)
  • Us3 - "Turn It Up" (S/R)

Favorite Releases from Bay Area Producers

  • Ample Mammal - Mating Season (S/R)
  • Bassnectar - Wildstyle (Amorphous)
  • Eprom - Bay Area EP (S/R)
  • Eskmo - S/T (Ninja Tune)
  • Lokae - City Lights (Daly City)

Favorite Videos

  • Arcade Fire - "The Wilderness Downtown" - An interactive film by Chris Milk
  • Connie Lim - "Sugar" - Directed by Basak Erol & Connie Lim
  • Eskmo - "We Got More" - Directed by Cyriak Harris
  • Flying Lotus - "Mmmhmm" Directed by Special Problems, commissioned by Warp Films
  • Flying Lotus - "Zodiac Shit" Directed by Lilfuchs
  • OK Go - "This Too Shall Pass" (Rube Goldberg Machine version) - Directed by James Frost, OK Go and Syyn Labs.
  • Strangeloop - "2010: (or) How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Technological Singularity" - Directed by David Wexler

Most Memorable Shows of the Year

Ordered by date

  • Dead Prez @ Shattuck Down Low, February 14th
  • The Polish Ambassador @ Elbo Room, May 7th
  • Booka Shade @ Lightning In A Bottle, May 28th
  • The Glitch Mob @ The Fillmore, June 12th
  • Eskmo, Strangeloop, Teebs, Shlohmo @ Milk Bar, June 25th
  • Crystal Castles / Rusko @ The Fox, August 6th
  • Jimmy Cliff @ Mezzanine, August 13th
  • Rock The Bells: Wu-Tang Clan, Tribe Called Quest @ Shoreline, August 22nd
  • Flying Lotus live band @ Mezzanine, September 24th
  • Caribou @ Regency Grand Ballroom, October 6th
  • Baths @ Bottom of The Hill, October 12th
  • Ninja Tune XX: Amon Tobin, DJ Food, Eskmo @ 1015 Folsom,  October 31st
  • Nosaj Thing @ The Rickshaw Stop,  November 12th
  • Bonobo live band @ Mezzanine, November 27th
  • Del The Funky Homosapien @ Yoshi's SF, December 15th

Cuppa Joe

Top 20 Records of 2010

  1. The Baseball Project - Broadside Ballads (S/R)
  2. Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Anti-)
  3. Agent Ribbons - Chateau Crone (Antenna Farm)
  4. Magic Bullets - S/T (Mon Amie)
  5. The Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)
  6. The Stone Foxes - Bears & Bulls (S/R)
  7. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (Glassnote)
  8. She & Him - Volume Two (Merge)
  9. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (Anti-)
  10. Spoon - Transference (Merge)
  11. Evelyn Evelyn - S/T (Eleven)
  12. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-a-Fella)
  13. Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress (Vanguard)
  14. Stereo Total - Baby Ouh! (Kill Rock Stars)
  15. Audra Mae - The Happiest Lamb (Side -One Dummy)
  16. Guitar Shorty - Bare Knuckle (Alligator])
  17. Marty Stuart - Ghost Train - The Studio B Sessions (Sugar Hill)
  18. Bettye LaVette - Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook (Anti-)
  19. Vampire Weekend - Contra (XL)
  20. The National - High Violet (Extended Edition) (4AD)

Top 5 Reissues of 2010

  1. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street (Universal)
  2. The Soft Boys - A Can Of Bees (Yep Roc)
  3. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962–1964 (Columbia)
  4. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run [Special Edition] (Concord)
  5. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy Stripped Down (Capitol)

Favorite singles of 2010

  • Secret Sisters - “Big River” (Third Man)
  • Shane MacGowan & Friends (feat. Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie, Glen Matlock, Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Paloma Faith & Eliza Doolittle) – “I Put A Spell On You” (IRL)

Favorite shows of 2010

  • The World Champion San Francisco Giants @ AT&T Park, all season long
  • Rykarda Parasol @ The Hemlock Tavern, February 18th
  • Explode Into Colors @ The Independent, March 10th
  • Camera Obscura @ Great American Music Hall, April 21st
  • Sadies @ Great American Music Hall, June 9th
  • Grinderman @ The Warfield, November 29th
  • Agent Ribbons @ The Burritt Room in The Crescent Hotel, December 17th

Deep Mission

Best Sun Salutation Sets

Rock/Pop

  • Jefferson Starship - "Sunrise" - Blows Against The Empire(RCA Victor)
  • Jefferson Airplane - "Crown of Creation" - If You Feel (RCA Victor)
  • Jimi Hendrix - "Hear My Train A Comin'" - Valleys of Neptune (Sony)

Folk/Americana

  • Greg Brown - "Smell of Coffee" - Milk of the Moon (Red House)
  • Richard & Linda Thompson - "Wall of Death" - Shoot out the Lights (4 Men with Beards)
  • Terry van Zandt & The Keys - "Ride All Night" - The Buffalo Session Singles (Sllabfoog)

Best New Releases

Americana

  • Brian Langlinais - Tonight I Might (Blue Boot)
  • Laura Veirs - July Flame (Raven Marching Band)
  • Smokin Joe Kubek & Bnois King Have Blues Will Travel (Alligator)
  • Tara Linda - Tortilla Western Serenade (Physalia)
  • John Prine - In Person and On Stage (Oh Boy)
  • Audra Mae - The Happiest Lamb (Planetary)

Hip Hop

  • Beats Antique - Blind Threshold (S/R)
  • Bonobo - Black Sands (Ninja Tune)
  • Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Virgin)
  • Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (Bad Boy)
  • NNeka - Concrete Jungle (Yo Mama's)

Jazz

  • Ella Fitzgerald - 12 Nights in Hollywood (Verve)
  • Hot Club of Detroit - It's About That Time (Mack Avenue)
  • Mose Allison - The Way of the World (Anti-)
  • Pink Martini - Splendor in the Grass (Heinz)
  • Scott Amendola Trio - Lift (Sazi)

Rock/Pop

  • Betty LaVette - Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook (Anti-)
  • Chairmen of the Board - A Little More Time (Music Club)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (Because)
  • Drive By Truckers - The Big To-Do (ATO)
  • Gogol Bordello - Transcontinental Hustle (American)
  • Hacienda - Big Red and Barbacoa (Alive)
  • Hot Toddies - Get Your Heart On (Asian Man)
  • Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk (Vanguard)
  • Mad Sin - Burn & Rise (People Like You)
  • Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Jesus Let Me Down (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Stereo Total - Baby Ouh! (Kill Rock Stars)
  • The Bird and The Bee - Interpreting The Masters Vol. 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates (Blue Note)
  • The Like - Release Me (Downtown)

Difficult

  • Rasputina - Sister Kinderhook (Filthy Bonnet)
  • Rykarda Parasol - For Blood and Wine (S/R)

World

  • Afrocubism - S/T (Nonesuch)
  • Baris Manco - Turkish Freakout Bouzouki Joe)
  • Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba - I Speak Fula (Sub Pop)
  • Cilibrinas Do Eden - Cilibrinas Do Eden (Philips)
  • De Temps Antan - Les habits de papier (L-Abe)
  • Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President (Knitting Factory)
  • Marta Kubisova - The Soul of Marta Kubisova (Vampi Soul)

DJ Aahh

DJ Rawman's top 10, in reverse alphabetical order

  • v/a - Ninja Tune XX (Ninja Tune)
  • Soundpool - Mirrors in your Eyes (Killer Pimp)
  • Pale Sketcher - Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed (Ghostly International)
  • M.I.A. - Maya (XL)
  • Massive Attack - Heligoland (Virgin)
  • Gonjasufi - The Caliph's Tea Party (Warp)
  • !!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It? (Warp)
  • DJ Hell - U Can Dance EP (International Deejay Gigolos)
  • Caribou - Swim (Merge)
  • Autechre - Move of Ten (Warp)

Farzad

Best Albums of 2010

  • Crocodiles - Mirrors (Fat Possum)
  • Morning Benders - Big Echo (Rough Trade)
  • Phantogram - Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)
  • J. Cole - Friday Night Lights (Roc Nation)
  • Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
  • Delta Spirit - History From Below (Rounder)
  • Kanye West - My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam/Rock-A-Fella)
  • Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Virgin)
  • Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)
  • Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner (Ghostly International)
  • Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • The Soft Pack - S/T (Kemado)
  • Pearly Gate Music - S/T (Barsuk)
  • Balam Acab - See Birds (Tri Angle)
  • Abe Vigoda - Crush (PPM)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (Elektra/Asylum)
  • Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
  • Health - Disco 2 (Lovepump United/City Slang)
  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
  • Wild Nothing - Gemini (Captured Tracks)
  • Big Troubles - Worry (Olde English Spelling Bee)

Best Songs of 2010

  • Broken Social Scene - "All To All" - Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)
  • Dinosaur Feathers - "Family Waves" - Fantasy Memorial (S/R)
  • Keep Shelly in Athens - "Running Out Of You" - In Love With The Dusk
  • (Forest Family)
  • Twin Shadow + Hooray For Earth - "A Place We Like" - Forget (4AD/Terrible)
  • Fresh & Onlys - "Waterfall" - Play It Strange(In The Red)
  • Pantha Du Prince feat. Noah Lennox - "Stick To My Side" - Black Noise
  • (Rough Trade)
  • Wavves - "Baby Say Goodbye" -  King Of The Beach(Fat Possum)
  • Delorean - "Stay Close" - Subiza (True Panther Sounds)
  • Gonjasufi - "Sheep" - A Sufi And A Killer(Warp)
  • Beach Fossils - "Daydream" - S/T (Captured Tracks)
  • Wild Nothing - "Summer Holiday" - Gemini (Captured Tracks)
  • El Guincho - "Bombay" - Pop Negro (Young Turks)
  • Autolux - "Highchair" - Transit Transit (TBD)
  • Weekend - "End Times" - Sports (Slumberland)
  • Violens - "Acid Reign" - Amoral (Friendly Fire Recordings)
  • Kanye West feat. Raekwon - "Gorgeous" - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • (Def Jam/Rock-A-Fella)
  • The Brother Kite - "Isolation" - Isolation (Clairecords)
  • J. Cole - "Blow Up - Friday Night Lights (Roc Nation)
  • Crocodiles - "Mirrors" - Mirros (Fat Possum)
  • Phantogram - "Running From The Cops" - Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)

Fernando

Best Albums of 2010

  1. Kissing Party - The Hate Album (S/R)
  2. Beach House - Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
  3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)
  4. Future Islands - In Evening Air (Thrill Jockey)
  5. Tender Trap - Dansette Dansette (Slumberland)
  6. Allo Darlin' - S/T (Fortuna Pop!)
  7. The Drums - S/T (Moshi Moshi)
  8. Woom - Muu's Way (Ba Da Bing)
  9. The National - High Violet (4AD)
  10. Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love (Matador)
  11. The Like - Release Me (Geffen)
  12. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be (Sub Pop)
  13. The Innocence Mission - My Room in the Trees (Badman)
  14. School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire (Vagrant)
  15. Banda de Turistas - Magical Radiophonic Heart (Nacional)
  16. The Splinters - Kick (Double Negative)
  17. The Hot Toddies - Get Your Heart On (Asian Man)
  18. Hunx and His Punx - Gay Singles LP (True Panther)
  19. Electric Pop Group - Seconds (Matinee)
  20. Pont des Arts - S/T (S/R)
  21. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II (Universal Motown)
  22. Sleigh Bells - Treats (Mom & Pop)
  23. Social Studies - Wind Up Wooden Heart (Antenna Farm)
  24. The School - Loveless Unbeliever (Elefant)
  25. The Clientele - Minotaur (Merge)

Ion The Prize

10 Favorite Local Hip-Hop Releases of 2010

  • Chosen Few - New World Symphony (Hiero Imperium)
  • DaVinci - The Day The Turf Stood Still (Sweetbreads Creative Collective)
  • Do D.A.T. - Oakland In Blue (Inde)
  • E-40 - Revenue Retrievin’: Day Shift/Night Shift (Heavy on the Grind Entertainment)
  • Erk Tha Jerk - Nerd’s Eye View (SMC Recordings)
  • Kero One - Kinetic World (PLUG)
  • Moe Green - Rocky Maivia: Non Title Match (s/r)
  • Raashan Ahmad - For What You’ve Lost (Trad Vibe Records)
  • Richie Cunning - Night Train (Routine Fly)
  • Zion I - Atomic Clock (Gold Dust)

10 Favorite Outside-of-Hip-Hop Releases of 2010

  • Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer (Elektra)
  • Deerhunter - Halycon’s Digest (4AD)
  • Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt. 2 (Universal Motown)
  • Fitz & the Tantrums - Pickin’ Up the Pieces (Dangerbird)
  • Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (Warp)
  • The Foreign Exchange - Authenticity (Foreign Exchange Music)
  • Free The Robots - Ctr Alt Del (Alpha Pup)
  • Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (Bad Boy)
  • Orgone - Cali Fever (Ubiquity)
  • Teebs - Ardour (Brainfeeder)

20 Favorite Hip-Hop Releases of 2010

  • Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
  • Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Was Here (DIrect Connect)
  • Black Milk - Album of the Year (Decon)
  • Boog Brown - Brown Study (Mello Music Group)
  • Celph Titled & Buckwild - Nineteen Ninety Now (No Sleep Recordings)
  • Curren$y - Pilot Talk (DD172)
  • El Da Sensei & The Returners - Global Takeover 2: Nu World (Coalmine)
  • Eligh - Grey Crow (Legendary Music)
  • Eminem - Recovery (Aftermath)
  • Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids (Def Jam)
  • H.I.S.D. - The Weakend (Peace Uv Mine)
  • Homeboy Sandman - The Good Sun (High Water Music)
  • J. Cole - Friday Night Lights (mixtape) (Roc Nation)
  • Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (G.O.O.D. Music)
  • King Mez & Commissioner Gordon - The Paraplegics (s/r)
  • Qwel & Maker - Owl (Galapagos4)
  • Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute (Warner Bros)
  • Roc Marciano - Marcberg” (Fatbeats)
  • The Roots - How I Got Over (Def Jam)
  • Zion I - Atomic Clock (Gold Dust Media)

Johnny Savage

Top Albums of 2010

  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
  • Billy Nayer Show – BNS Presents (BNS)
  • Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown (RCA)
  • No Age - Everything In Between (Sub Pop)
  • The Parties - Coast Garde (Rainbow Quartz)
  • Pont des Arts - S/T (S/R)
  • The Roots - How I Got Over (Def Jam)
  • Superchunk - Majesty Shredding Merge)

Top Reissues of 2010

  • Bob Dylan - The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (Bootleg Series Vol. 9) (Columbia)
  • Bill Hicks - Bill Hicks: The Essential Collection (Rykodisc)
  • Bruce Springsteen - The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story (Columbia)
  • v/a - Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-1975 (Soul Jazz)

Leftfield Lance

Best of 2010 - 7"

  • Beach Fossils - Daydream (Captured Tracks)
  • Cloud Nothings - Didn’t You (Old Flame)
  • Half Rats - For the Sake of Love (Douchemaster)
  • Home Blitz - Perpetual Night (Almost Ready)
  • Lamps - Niels Bohr (Dull Knife)
  • The Liminanas - I’m Dead (Hozac)
  • Shark Toys - Stayed Up (Helter Felter)
  • Veronica Falls - Found Love in a Graveyard (Captured Tracks)
  • Wet Illustrated - Born Stoked (Corvette City)
  • The Wrong Words - What Went Wrong (Trouble in Mind)

Best of 2010 - LPs

  • Bare Wires - Seeking Love (Southpaw)
  • Cloud Nothings - Turning On (Speakertree)
  • Home Blitz - Out of Phase (Richie)
  • The Intelligence - Males (In the Red)
  • Real Numbers - S/T (Three Dimensional)
  • The Rantouls - In the Village of Rantoul (Chocolate Covered)
  • Tyvek - Nothing Fits (In the Red)
  • The Whines - Hell to Pay (MEDS)
  • Wounded Lion - S/T (In the Red)
  • Yellow Swans - Going Places (Type)
  • The Young - Voyagers of Legend (Mexican Summer)

Mack

Best Albums of 2010

  • Nick Curran & The Lowlifes - Reform School Girl (Eclecto Groove)
  • The Dahlmanns - S/T (Pop Detective)
  • Dolly Mixture - Everything And More (Dolly Mixture)
  • Jason & The Scorchers - Halcyon Times (Jerkin' Crocus)
  • The Len Price 3 -  Pictures (Wicked Cool)
  • Radio Birdman - Live In Texas (Citadel) 
  • The Rubinoos - Biff-Boff-Boing! (Pynotic)
  • Slade - Live At The BBC (Salvo)
  • The Stooges - Have Some Fun: Live At Ungano's (Rhino Handmade)
  • V/A - Nippon Girls - Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70 (Big Beat)
  • V/A - The Sherman Brothers Songbook (Walt Disney)
  • V/A - R&B Hipshakers - Teach Me To Monkey (Gusto)

Best Singles of 2010

  • Magic Christian - "Pins and Needles" (Wizard's Den)
  • Jack Skuller - "Love Is A Drum" (Bar None)
  • Suzy & Los Quattro - "Play On With The Rubinoos" (Wild Punk)
  • Tranzmitors - "You Get Around" (Dirtnap)
  • Tranzmitors - "Sunday Morning" (No Front Teeth)

Majority Whip

Favorite 2010 Albums

  1. Nice Nice – Extra Wow (Warp)
  2. Polar Bear – Peepers (Leaf)
  3. Legendary Shack Shakers - agri.dustrial (Colonel Knowledge)
  4. Chico Trujillo - Chico De Oro (Barbes)
  5. Ethel – Oshtali, Works by Chickasaw Student Composers (Thunderbird)
  6. Kink Gong - Electronic World (Atavistic)
  7. Konono No. 1 - Assume Crash Position (Crammed Discs)
  8. Girl Talk - All Day (Illegal Art)
  9. Chicano Batman - S/T (Unicornio)
  10. Grass Widow – Past Time (Kill Rock Stars)
  11. Spoon - Transference (Merge)
  12. Pleasure Kills - Bring Me a Match (Goner)
  13. The Hepburns - How the Fallen are Mighty (Radio Khartoum)
  14. Joan Soriano – El Duque de la Bachata (IASO)
  15. Max Richter – Infra (Fat Cat)
  16. White Hinterland - Kairos (Dead Oceans)
  17. Shigeto - Full Circle (Ghostly)
  18. Scott Johnson - Americans (Tzadik)
  19. Dungen - Skit I Allt (Mexican Summer)
  20. The Like - Release Me (Downtown)

Meaty Paws

Best Songs west of the Caldecott

  1. Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit - "Burden Of Sea Captains" Ghost Of Good Manners (Heckabad)
  2. Hank Williams III - "Drinkin Over Mama" Rebel Within (Sidewalk)
  3. Caleb Klauder - "My Time Is Gonna Come" Western Country (Quicksilver)
  4. Trampled By Turtles - "Victory" Palomino (Banjodad)
  5. Madison Velvet - "Crying" No Fool For Trying (True North)
  6. Marty Stuart - "Country Boy Rock And Roll" Ghost Train (Sugar Hill)
  7. Dan Bern - "Osama In Obamaland" Live In Los Angeles (S/R)
  8. Jimmy La Fave - "Buffalo Return To The Plains" Favorites 1992-2001 (Music Road)
  9. Mumford And Sons - "Little Lion Man" (Clean Edit) Sigh No More (Glassnote)
  10. Delaney Davidson - "Dirty Dozen" Self Decapitation (Voodoo Rhythm)
  11. John Doe & The Sadies - "Cold Hard Facts" Country Club (Yep Roc)
  12. Hot Toddies - "Rain Or Shine" Get Your Heart On (Asian Man)
  13. Fugs - "I Am An Artist For Art's Sake" Be Free (Fugs)
  14. B Stars - "Trouble Free State Of Mine" Behind The Barn (Rust Belt)
  15. Very Be Careful - "La Furgonetta" Escape Room (Barbes)
  16. Woodbox Gang - "Devil's Train" White Trash Voodoo (S/R)
  17. TV Mike And The Scarecrows - "Paint The Town" Spittin’ In Cursive (Brave Scarecrow)
  18. Tether Horse - "Thick Like Molasses" In The House That Took Me (Enteon)
  19. James Talley - "The Girls From Kelowna" Heartsong (Cimarron)
  20. Los Cenzontles - "La Luna" American Horizon (S/R)
  21. Pokey La Farge And The South City 3 - "Sweet Potato Blues" River Boat Soul (Free Dirt)
  22. April Smith And The Great Picture Show - "Movie Loves A Screen" Songs For A Sinking Ship (S/R)
  23. Old Sledge - "Pretty Saro" EP (S/R)
  24. Caguama - "Negra Tomasa" Caguama (The Union)
  25. Quarter Mile Combo - "Kitten" Motels, Gas And Beer (6 Volt)
  26. Joey Only - "Punk Rock Country Band" Transgraession Trail (HA4TLD)
  27. Miss Li - "Bourgeois Shangri-La" Dancing The Whole Way Home (National)
  28. Leslie And The Badgers - "It's Ok To Trip" Roomful Of Smoke (Lyricland)
  29. Lay Low - "Little By Little" Farewell Good Night's Sleep (S/R)
  30. Honey Blue - "It's Only A Matter Of Time" Broken Places (Paper Boat)
  31. Brian Belknap - "Can't We Call It Even And Be Cool" Cradle To Grave (S/R)
  32. Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Angel" Buried Behind The Barn (Alternative Tentacles)
  33. Robert Plant - "Central Two-O-Nine" Band Of Joy (Rounder)
  34. County Line - "Heart Attack" Wildwood (Yep Roc)
  35. Yard Sale - "Gravy Train" God Bless Our Camper (Clemezzie)
  36. Citay - "Dream Get Together" Dream Get Together (Dead Oceans)
  37. Gogol Bordello - "Trans-Continental Hustle" We Comin' Rougher (AR LLC)
  38. Audra Mae - "Snakebite" Happiest Lamb (Side One Dummy)
  39. TennesseeMafia Jug Band - "Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill" Poor Leroy's Almanac (S/R)
  40. Marley's Ghost - "Goin' Back To Bowling Green" Ghost Town (Sage Arts)

Best Compilations

  • v/a - Shatter The Hotel- A Dub Inspired Tribute To Joe Strummer (Mojo Brand)
  • v/a - Spirit Of Bisbee (KBRP LP)
  • v/a - A Tribute To Bad Lyrics (S/R)

Best Cover Art

  • Apocalypse Meow "Spliff Burton vs Tom Brewnansky" Rational Anthem (Traffic Street) Featuring a cat mummy over the pyramids on a 7" single

Special thanks to those who appeared live on the Meatypaws show in 2010

  • Mike Beck & Bohemian Saints (stops by whenever they’re not in Monterey or Elko)
  • Brian Belknap (local musician and KALX mascot)
  • Mike Coykendall (appearing with Brian Belknap)
  • Brothers Comatose (Meatypaws’ favorite new local band)
  • Teri Falini (local musician)
  • Kinky Freidman (who gave his opinion on everything, "if you don’t like Jesus.. go to hell")
  • 77 El Deora featuring Maurice Tani (local band)
  • Tippy Canoe (Meatypaws’ DJ sidekick, agent and ukulele teacher)
  • Julie Indelicato (local street musician)
  • Vanessa Lew (local musician)
  • Paul Corman Roberts (local poet)
  • Jose Segue (the Hick with the biggest Stick, who appeared on Why Baby Why to showcase local country)

Mixtress 9

Mixtress 9's “Super Kawaii” Best Of List 2010

  • Hot Chip - One Life Stand (Astralwerks/Caroline)
  • !!! - Strange Weather Isn't It? (Warp)
  • The Like - Release Me (Downtown)
  • Sleigh Bells - Treats (Mom + Pop)
  • Soundpool - Mirrors In Your Eyes (Killer Pimp)
  • The Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth (Kanine)
  • Stereolab- Not Music (Drag City)
  • Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle (4AD)
  • The Magic Kids - Memphis (True Panther Sounds)
  • Morning Musume - Fantasy Juuchi (Up Front Works)
  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge)
  • Zola Jesus - Stridulum (Sacred Bones)
  • Autolux - Transit Transit (TBD)
  • v/a - SOUND CONCIERGE (Captain Trip Japan)
  • AKB48 - Kamikyoku Tachi (King Records)
  • SKE48 - Seifuku no Me (wint)
  • Devo - Something For Everybody (Warner Bros.)
  • Polysics - Absolute Polysics (MySpace/Interscope)
  • Watarirouka Hashiritai - Roka wa Hashiruna (Pony Canyon)
  • S/Mileage - Warugaki 1 (Forward Music)
  • The Bird & The Bee - Interpreting The Masters Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates(Blue Note)
  • John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy Stripped Down (Capitol)
  • LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (DFA)
  • How To Destroy Angels - S/T (Null)
  • v/a - BEST OF APPLE RECORDS (Apple)
  • v/a - NIPPON GIRLS (Big Beat UK)

Poindexter

Favorite albums of 2010

  1. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (XL)
  2. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (Kanine)
  3. Owen Pallett - Heartland (Domino)
  4. Allo Darlin' - S/T (Fortuna Pop!)
  5. Wavves - King of the Beach (Fat Possum)
  6. Gigi - Maintenant (Tomlab)
  7. Japanther - Rock 'n' Roll Ice Cream (Menlo Park)
  8. Woom - Muu's Way (Ba Da Bing)
  9. Half-handed Cloud - As Stowaways In Cabinets Of Surf, We Live-out in our Members a Kind Of Rebirth (Asthmatic Kitty)
  10. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)

Pop Goes The Weasel

Favorite Songs

  • Archie Bronson Outfit - "Magnetic Warrior" - Coconut (Domino)
  • Bare Wires - "Seeking Love" - Seeking Love (Castle Rage)
  • Boston Spaceships - "Track Star" - Our Clubhouse Still Rocks (GBVinc)
  • Don McGlashan - "Inside" - V/A Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox (Merge)
  • Eels - "End Times" - End Times (Vagrant)
  • Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - "Tell Me What I Want To Hear" - Come And Get It!                 
  • Jesca Hoop - "Four Dreams" - Hunting My Dress (Vanguard)
  • Magnetic Fields - "From a Sinking Boat" - Realism (Nonesuch)
  • Paul Collins - "Don't Blame Your Troubles on Me" - King of Power Pop (Alive)
  • Perfume Genius - "Lookout Lookout" - Learning(Matador)
  • Pleasure Kills - "Hearts Run Out" - Bring Me a Match (Polypore)
  • Unthanks - "The Testimony of Patience Kershaw" - Here's the Tender Coming

A Couple of Fine Albums

  • Bare Wires - Seeking Love (Castle Rage)
  • Citay - Dream Get Together (Dead Oceans
  • Kelley Stoltz - To Dreamers (Sub Pop)

Probono Bonobo

Top 10 Albums of 2010 That Didn't Quite Grace KALX's Playlists

  • Fat Man Married My Motorcycle - Keepsake (Raunch)
  • Brenda's Lonely Bunch - Live at Petersen's, NYC, 2009 (BluSox Music)
  • Beltline - Not For The Owls (Hurt Me, Hurt You)
  • We All Fall Down - Clap! Clap! Clap! (Sorry)
  • Grftwt - III (S/R)
  • Clap! Clap! Clap! - We All Fall Down (No Problem)
  • The Little Sister of The Ex-Chiropractor for The Flute Player in The Moody Blues' Third Keyboardist's Side Project Backup Band - Dreamstate (Esoteric)
  • Steve Kenakis' Band - Not Quite Good Enough for Radio, but Maybe They Did It That Way on Purpose, so Play It Just in Case to Look Hip (Jammed Tapes)
  • Hard To Hold On To - Hold On To My H**d-on (6t9 Sounds)
  • A¢h00 - This Is The Police, Drop Your Weapon, and Put Your Hands Up In The Ayer-Ayer-Ayer! (Unisony Bros)

Rubberband Girl

Albums that made my heart beat faster in 2010

  • Beach House - Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
  • The Concretes - WYWH (Friendly Fire)
  • Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be (Sub Pop)
  • First Aid Kit - The Big Black And The Blue (Wichita)
  • The Hepburns - How The Fallen Are Mighty (Radio Khartoum)
  • The Innocence Mission - My Room In The Trees (Badman)
  • Javelin - No Más (Luaka Bop)
  • Lawrence Arabia - Chant Darling (Bella Union)
  • Magic Bullets - S/T (Mon Amie)
  • Matorralman - Gauteque Estelar (Nacional)
  • Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (Glassnote)
  • Northern Portrait - Criminal Art Lovers (Matinee)
  • The Parties - Coast Garde (Rainbow Quartz)
  • Pont Des Arts - S/T (S/R)
  • Rabbit Velvet - Crows And Doves (S/R)
  • The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme (Labrador)
  • The Rebel Set - Poison Arrow (Silver Hornet)
  • Neverever - Angelic Swells (Slumberland)
  • Royksopp - Senior (Wall Of Sound)
  • She & Him - Volume Two (Merge)
  • Stricken City - Songs About People I Know (The Kora)
  • Tindersticks - Falling Down A Mountain (Constellation)
  • Twin Shadow - Forget (Terrible)

Sergio

Sergio's 12 Favorite Musical People, Places & Things!

  • Go BANG!
  • Steve Fabus
  • HONEYSOUNDSYSTEM
  • Tres Lingerie
  • DJ Eddy Bauer
  • Ion The Prize
  • Marke B, San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Electronic Music Bears
  • Glenn Rivera
  • Christina Li & SFStation
  • Kuze & Nitewise
  • Jim Provenzano & BarTab

11 Favorite Albums!

  • v/a - Brotherhood (Honey Soundsystem)
  • v/a - Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization Boxset Volume 1: Savoir Faire (Warner France)
  • v/a - Groove Merchant 20 (Ubiquity)
  • v/a - Disco Discharge (multiple volumes)
  • v/a - BBE presents Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5. Compiled By DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsytem (BBE)
  • v/a - Lagos Disco Inferno (Academy LPs)
  • Joy Revision (Shawn Ryan) - Joy Revision (Gazeebo Disco)
  • v/a - The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 (Strut)
  • Janelle Monae - The Arkandroid (Bad Boy)
  • Lindstrom & Christabelle - Lovesick b/w Baby Can't Stop (Smalltown Supersound)
  • v/a - Back To Peru Vol. 2 (Vampisoul)

Serotonin

20 "WOW" or "SICK" or "WHOA" Worthy Releases of 2010

  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (4AD)
  • Baths - Cerulean (Anticon)
  • Bonobo - Black Sands (Ninja Tune)
  • Caribou - Swim (Merge)
  • Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man (S/R)
  • The Drums - S/T (Moshi Moshi)
  • The Extra Lens - Undercard (Merge)
  • Fang Island - S/T (Sargent House)
  • The Ferocious Few - Juices (Birdman)
  • Flying Lotus - Cosmogramm (Warp)
  • The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever (Vagrant)
  • Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me (Drag City)
  • Magic Kids - Memphis (True Panther)
  • LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (DFA)
  • The National - High Violet (With the Extended Edition) (4AD)
  • Perfume Genius - Learning (Matador)
  • Robyn - Body Talk (Konichiwa)
  • The Soft Pack - S/T (S/R)
  • Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • Women - Public Strain (Jagjaguwar)

Sex 14s

Thirty Favorite Albums of 2010

  1. Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (Rough Trade)
  2. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God)
  3. Steve Reich / Bang on a Can - Double Sextet, 2x5 (Nonesuch)
  4. Owen Pallett - Heartland (Domino)
  5. Valentin Silvestrov / Kiev Chamber Choir - Sacred Works (ECM)
  6. Scott Amendola Trio - Lift (Sazi)
  7. Tracey Thorn  - Love and It's Opposite (Merge)
  8. Baths - Cerulean (Anticon)
  9. Max Richter  - Infra (Fat Cat)
  10. Paul Hillier / Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir - Baltic Runes (Harmonia Mundi)
  11. Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Deluxe (Clean Feed)
  12. Matthew Dear - Black City (Ghostly International)
  13. Brooklyn Rider - Dominant Curve (In a Circle)
  14. The Roots - How I Got Over" (Def Jam)
  15. Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)
  16. The National - High Violet (4AD)
  17. Black Keys - Brothers (Nonesuch)
  18. Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress (Vanguard)
  19. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (Bad Boy)
  20. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (Anti)
  21. Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights (Secretly Canadian)
  22. Myra Melford's Be Bread - The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12)
  23. Dave Holland Octet  - Pathways (Dare2)
  24. Guillermo Klein - Domador de Huellas (Sunnyside)
  25. Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)
  26. Victoire - Cathedral City (New Amsterdam)
  27. Marty Stuart - Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (Sugar Hill)
  28. Foals  - Total Life Forever (Sub Pop)
  29. Konono Nº1 - Assume Crash Position (Crammed Disc)
  30. Caribou - Swim (Merge)
  31. The Budos Band - The Budos Band III (Daptone)

Five Favorite Reissues/Compilations

  • The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street (Universal)
  • Ella Fitzgerald - 12 Nights in Hollywood (Verve)
  • v/a - Palenque Palenque - Afro Roots In Colombia 1975-91 (Soundway)
  • v/a - The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Soundway)
  • v/a - Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 1 (Vampi Soul)

Five Favorite Films of 2010

  • Red Riding Trilogy (Julian Jarrold, James Marsh, Anand Tucker)
  • The Secret of Kells (Tomm Moore)
  • The Square (Edgerton Brothers)
  • Mesrine: Killer Instinct & Public Enemy #1 (Jean-François Richet)
  • I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)

Sharkey

An Alphabetical Listing of His 16 Favorite Albums of 2010

  • The Books - The Way Out (Temporary Residence)
  • Chemical Brothers - Further (Freestyle Dust/Parlophone)
  • CocoRosie - Grey Oceans (Sub Pop)
  • Divine Comedy - Bang Goes the Knighthood (Divine Comedy)
  • Arnold Dreyblatt - Who's Who in Central & East Europe 1933 (Tzadik)
  • E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift (Heavy on the Grind)
  • El Guincho - Pop Negro (Young Turks)
  • Field Music - Field Music (Measure) (Memphis Industries)
  • Goodbye the Band - The Narratologists (Goodbyetheband.com)
  • Momus - Hypnoprism (American Patchwork)
  • Owen Pallett - Heartland (Domino)
  • Squarepusher - Shobaleader One: D'Demonstrator (Warp)
  • These New Puritans - Hidden (Angular/Domino)
  • Reggie Watts - Why Shit So Crazy? (Comedy Central; CD + DVD)
  • Matthew Welch - Blarvuster (Tzadik)
  • Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-a-Fella)

Shrey

Top 11 Records of 2010

  • Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man (S/R)
  • Charanjit Singh - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat (Bombay Connection)
  • Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (Rough Trade)
  • Vampire Weekend - Contra (XL)
  • The Drums - S/T (Moshi Moshi)
  • Freelance Whales - Weathervanes (Frenchkiss / Mom & Pop)
  • How to Dress Well  - Love Remains (Lefse)
  • Agent Ribbons - Chateau Crone (Antenna Farm)
  • Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (Kanine)
  • The Rej3ctz - Cat Daddy [Single] (S/R)
  • The Bird and The Bee - Interpreting The Masters Vol. 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates (Blue Note)

Sida

Best Albums of 2010

  • Joe Colley - Disasters of Self (Crippled Intellect Productions)
  • Alva Noto, anbb & Blixa Bargeld - ret marut handshake (raster-noton)
  • Oval - O (Thrill Jockey)
  • Ambarchi, O'Rourke, Haino - Tima Formosa (Black Truffle)
  • Yellow Swans - Going Places (Type)
  • Smegma - Mirage (Important)
  • Richard Pinhas - Metal/Crystal (Cuneiform)
  • Ava Mendoza - Shadow Stories (Resipiscent)
  • Faravelliratti - Lieu (Boring Machines)
  • Grex - Live At Home (S/R)

Best Reissues of 2010

  • Conrad Schnitzler - Zug (m=minimal)
  • CAN - Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit)
  • Irmin Schmidt & The Inner Space - Kamasutra (Crippled Dick Hot Wax!)
  • Zwischenfall - Heute (Dark Entries)

Spanky

Best of 2010

  • Swann Danger - Staccato 7” (Mess Me Up)
  • Magick Daggers - Lions of Alchemy LP (EXO)
  • Personal and the Pizzas - Raw Pie LP (1-2-3-4 Go!)
  • V/A - Party Platter LP (Florida’s Dying)

Live Shows

  • X featuring Ray Manzarek @ Slims, December 28th
  • H.U.N.X. "Noel Noir" @ YBCA, December 10th
  • Hunx and his Punkettes, Shannon + Clams (Devo covers) @ The White Horse / down at lulus halloween bash, October 28th
  • Swann Danger, Magick Daggers @ Terminal, October 9th
  • Harlem @ Ghost Town, July 7th
  • Filth, Gr’ups reunion show @ 924 Gilman, June 4th
  • NN, Nobunny, Younger Lovers, Endemics, Dirty Marquee @ 924 Gilman, May 2nd
  • Pinhead Gunpowder @ 924 Gilman, February 12th

Videos

  • Bare Wires - Don’t Ever Change (by Daniel Hilsinger)

Terra Incognita

Best New Releases

  • Sleepy Sun – Fever (ATP)
  • Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime (In the Red)
  • Billy Nayer Show – BNS Presents (BNS)
  • Shining – Blackjazz (Indie Recrodings)
  • Ty Segall – Melted (Goner)
  • Budos Band – III (Daptone)
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)
  • High on Fire - Snakes For the Divine (E1 Music) 
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig  (Nonesuch)
  • Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
  • The Fall - Your Future, Our Clutter (Domino)
  • Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea (Warp)
  • Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Anti-)
  • Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky (Young God)
  • Acid Mothers Temple - Are We Experimental? (Prophase)
  • Faun Fables - Light of a Vaster Dark (Drag City)
  • Stereo Total - Baby Ouh! (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Abduction)
  • Kihlstedt-Bossi-Ismaily  -  Causing a Tiger  (Les Disques Victo)
  • Yellow Swans – Going Places (Type)
  • The Black Keys – Brothers (Nonesuch)
  • Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder (Ipecac)
  • AIDS Wolf - March to the Sea (Ipecca)
  • Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (XL Recording) 
  • Dark Dark Dark - Wild Go (Supply and Demand)

Best Reissues

  • Brainticket - Psychonaut (Esoteric)
  • Dwarr - Animals (Drag City)
  • Tirogo - Float (Now-Again)
  • Sun Ra - Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (ESP)
  • Fumio Hayasaka & Masaru Sato - Kurosawa soundtrack box (Doxy)
  • Les Rallizes Denudes - Blind Baby Has Its Mother's Eyes (Phoenix)
  • Lee Hazlewood - Califia: The Songs of Lee Hazlewood (Ace)
  • The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (Universal)
  • Top Drawer - Solid Oak (Still Looking)
  • Zartong - Zartong – (Still Looking)
  • Frank Zappa - Greasy Love Song (Zappa Records)
  • Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power  (Sony Legacy)
  • Galaxie 500 - On Fire/Peel Sessions (Domino)
  • Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Esoteric)
  • David Bowie - Station to Station (EMI)

Best Shows

  • Sonic Youth @ the Fillmore, 1/2010
  • Melvins @ the GAMH, 1/2010
  • Magnetic Fields @ the Fox, 2/2010
  • Sleepy Sun/Wooden Shjips @ the New Parish, 2/2010
  • The Pee-Wee Herman Show @ Club Nokia, 2/2010
  • Gilberto Gil @ Zellerbach, 3/2010
  • Dave Chappelle @ the New Parish, 3/2010
  • Acid Mothers Temple @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/2010
  • Misisipi Rider @ the Cafe DuNord, 5/2010
  • Flight of the Conchords @ the Greek, 5/2010
  • Oxbow @ the Berkeley Art Museum, 6/2010
  • The Residents @ the Berkeley Art Museum, 6/2010
  • Sleepy Sun/Fresh & Onlys/Moon Duo @ the GAMH, 6/2010
  • Jello Biafra/Guantanamo School of Medicine @ the GAMH, 8/2010
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion/Thee Oh Sees @ Bimbos, 9/2010
  • Stereo Total @ Slim’s, 9/2010
  • Billy Nayer Show @ the DuNord 10/2010
  • The Coup @ the New Parish, 12/2010

The Human Rug

Top 40 Albums

  1. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)
  2. Toro Y Moi – Causers of This (Carpark)
  3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)
  4. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge)
  5. Blondes – Touched EP (Merok)
  6. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (Virgin)
  7. Balam Acab – See Birds EP (Tri Angle)
  8. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner (Ghostly International)
  9. Sleigh Bells – Treats (N.E.E.T./Mom & Pop)
  10. Big Boi – Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
  11. Beach House – Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
  12. Caribou – Swim (Merge)
  13. Glasser – Ring (True Panther)
  14. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Horse Power EP (Quite Scientific)
  15. Dominant Legs – Young at Love and Life EP (Lefse)
  16. Guido – Anidea (Punch Drunk)
  17. SALEM – King Night (IAMSOUND)
  18. Chromeo – Business Casual (Atlantic)
  19. Wiz Khalifa – Kush & OJ (Taylor Gang/Rostrum)
  20. The Polish Ambassador – First Words (S/R)
  21. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)
  22. Four Tet – There Is Love in You (Domino)
  23. Baths – Cerulean (Anticon)
  24. Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)
  25. Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)
  26. She & Him – Volume II (P-Vine/Merge/Double Six)
  27. Broken Bells – Broken Bells (Columbia)
  28. ceo – White Magic (Sincerely Yours)
  29. Land of Talk – Cloak & Cipher (Saddle Creek)
  30. Delorean – Subiza (True Panther)
  31. Emeralds – Does It Look Like I'm Here (Editions Mego)
  32. The Black Keys – Brothers (Nonesuch)
  33. Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Soundtrack (Walt Disney)
  34. Avey Tare – Down There (Paw Tracks)
  35. Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)
  36. Dom – Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP (Burning Mill)
  37. Best Coast – Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
  38. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II (Last Gang/Universal Motown)
  39. Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy/Wondaland Arts Society)
  40. Girl Talk – All Day (Illegal Art)

The Muse

Best 25 of 2010

  • Joe Rut - Injured While Faking Own Death (Self Released)
  • Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Buried Behind the Barn (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Audra Mae - The Happiest Lamb (Side One Dummy)
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - The Wages (Side One Dummy)
  • Balkan Beat Box - Blue Eyed Black Boy (National Geographic)
  • Fishtank Ensemble - Woman in Sin (Self Released)
  • Trampled By Turtles - Palomino (Banjodad)
  • Tom Waits - Glitter and Doom Live (Anti-)
  • Mike Beck and the Bohemian Saints - In Person (Self Released)
  • California Honeydrops - Spreadin' Honey (Tub Tone)
  • Devo - Something For Everybody (Warner Brothers)
  • Gogol Bordello - Live From Axis Mundi (Side One Dummy)
  • Lucero - 1372 Overton Park (Universal Republic)
  • The Stone Foxes - Bears and Bulls  (Self Released)
  • Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone (Anit-)
  • Orgone - Cali Fever (Ubiquity)
  • John Mellencamp - No Better Than This (Rounder)
  • Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three - Riverboat Soul (Free Dirt)
  • Mad Sin - Burn and Rise (People Like You)
  • Infected Mushroom - Legend of the Black Shawarma (Perfecto)
  • Truckstop Honeymoon - Homemade Haircut (Squirrel)
  • The Grascals - The Famous Lefty Flynn's (Rounder)
  • Endless Boogie - Full House Head (No Quarter)
  • Plastic Crimewave Sound - Self Titled (Prophase)
  • Charnett Moffett - Treasure (Motema)

Tiger Lily

Top 7x7: Long Players

  • Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be (HoZac/Sub Pop)
  • Fresh & Onlys - Play It Strange (In the Red)
  • Mickey - S/T (FDH)
  • Moonhearts - S/T (Tic Tac Totally)
  • Nobunny - First Blood (Goner)
  • Super Wild Horses - Fifteen (HoZac)
  • v/a - Let's A Go-Go!: Singapore and Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-69 (Silver Tortoise)

Top 7x7: Short Players

  • Box Elders - Tiny Sioux (HoZac)
  • The Flips - I Just Don't Know Where I Stand (Hozac)
  • Gentleman Jesse and His Men - You've Got the Wrong Man (HoZac)
  • Half Rats - For the Sake of Love (Douchemaster)
  • Outer Minds - Bloodshot Eyes (Hozac)
  • The Touch-Me-Nots - Keep Talking Like That (Classic Bar Music)
  • Wrong Words - What Went Wrong (Trouble in Mind)

Tumble Weed

Best Of The Thrifts 2010

  • P. Umiliani, E.B. Marks - "Mah-Na Mah-Na" - The Best Movie Themes 1970 (Project Sound)
  • Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll" - Paper Doll (MCA)
  • Main Ingredient - "No Tears (In The End)" - all time greatest hits (BMG)
  • Curtis Mayfield - "In Your Arms Again (Shake It)" - Give, Get, Take and Have (Curtom)
  • Ann Peebles - "Doctor Love Power" - Tellin' It (Hi)
  • Miles Davis - "Black Satin" - On The Corner (Columbia)
  • Fun Boy Three Withbanarama - "Funarama Theme" - It Ain't What You Do...Just Do It (Chrysalis)
  • Tomita - "The Old Castle" - Pictures At An Eexhibition (RCA)
  • The Lettermen - "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - She Cried (Lime Green Japanese Import)
  • Humpback Whales - "Whales" - Deep Voices (EMI)
  • Elo - "Tightrope" - Joyride (UA)
  • Apollo 100 feat. Tom Parker - "Popcorn" - Master Pieces (Mega)
  • Marjoe Gortner - "An Addict's Testimony: Can God Deliver a Dog?" - Marjoe (WB)
  • Billy Storm - "Good Girl" - Teen Street (Vista)
  • Merv Griffin - "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" - Dance Party! (Carlton)
  • Tim Curry - "She's Not There" - Simplicity (A & M)
  • Bill Wendell - "Spud" - Saturday Night Live (Arista)
  • John Coltrane - "Locomotion" - Blue Train (Blue Note)
  • Marty Rifkin - "Star Trek Theme" - Totally Hot Nashville Steel Guitar (CMH)
  • Chocolate - "El Caravanero" - Brasilia Carnaval (CBS)
  • Mississippi John Hurt - "Richland Women Blues" - The Best Of (Vanguard)
  • Burt Reynolds - "Slow John Rairburn" - Ask Me What I Am (Phonogram)
  • Nancy Sinatra - "Bang, Bang" - How Does Grab You? (Reprise)
  • Barbara Manning - "George's Theme" - Fame Whore (Apathy)
  • Fred Schneider - "Coconut" - For The Love of Harry: Everybody Loves Nillson (Music Masters)
  • Lords of The New Church - "New Church" - Killer Lords (IRS)
  • Midge Ure - "The Man Who Sold The World" - Party Party (A & M)
  • Duran Duran - "Planet Earth" - S/T (Capital)
  • Adam and The Ants - "Animals and Men" - Dirk Wears White Sox (Epic)

WAM BAM Ashleyanne

Songs Worth a Hoot in 2010

  • Agent Ribbons - "Oh, La La!" - Chateau Crone (Antenna Farm)
  • Alice Clark - "You Hit Me (Right Where it Hurt Me)" - Complete Studio Recordings 68-72 (BGP)
  • Amy Bezunartea - "All the Things We Were Supposed to Be" - Restaurants & Bars (Kiam)
  • Bearsuit - "Please Don't Take Him Back" - 7" Single (Fortuna Pop)
  • Betty & the Werewolves - "Paper Thin" - Teatime Favourites (Damaged Goods)
  • Calibro 35 - "Eurocrime!" - Ritornano Quelli Di (Nublu)
  • Dark Dark Dark - "Daydreaming" - Wild Go (Supply & Demand)
  • Darren Hanlon & Rose Melberg - "Our Days in Kansas" - Wish I'd Kept a Scrapbook [A Tribute to Tullycraft] (Unchickun)
  • Dum Dum Girls  - "Bhang Bhang, I'm a Burnout" - I Will Be (Sub Pop)
  • Eux Autres - "Queen Turner" - Broken Bow (Bons Mots)
  • Ferraby Lionheart - "Harry & Bess" - The Jack of Hearts (Thirty Tigers)
  • Fever Fever - "Monster" - 7" Single (Cherryade)
  • Hunx and His Punx - "Gimme Gimme Back Your Love" - Gay Singles (True Panther Sounds)
  • Janelle Monae - "Tightrope" - The Archandroid (Bad Boy)
  • Kelley Stoltz - "Pinecone" - To Dreamers (Sub Pop)
  • Land of Talk - "Quarry Hymns"  - Cloak & Cypher (Saddle Creek)
  • Mondo Topless - "Left in the Dark" - Freaking Out (Get Hip)
  • Morning Benders - "Excuses" - Big Echo (Rough Trade)
  • Mountain Man - "How'm I Doin'" - Made the Harbor (Partisan)
  • Nick Waterhouse & the Turn-Keys - "Some Place" - 7" Single (PRES)
  • Nobunny - "Gone for Good" - First Blood (Goner)
  • Quasi -"Bye Bye Blackbird" - American Gong (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Salteens - "Last Train From London" - Grey Eyes (Boompa)
  • Samantha Crain - "Lions" - You Understood (Ramseur)
  • Sonny & the Sunsets - "Strange Love" - Tomorrow is Alright (Fat Possum)
  • Stereo Total - "I Wanna Be a Mama" - Baby Ouh! (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Sufjan Stevens - "Vesuvius" - Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • The Eels - "I Like the Way this is Going" - Tomorrow Morning (E Works)
  • The Like - "Release Me" - S/T (Downtown)
  • Parting Gifts - "Keep Walkin'" - Strychnine Dandelion (In the Red)