Podcasts continually play a larger part in my listening life (only 1,107 songs auditioned in 2010 vs. 1,712 in 2009), but my tune time this year yielded some great biz. If you missed out on my 2009 picks, click here.
Albums I Missed From 2009
Ghostland Observatory - Papparazzi Lighting.
Pretty Lights - Filling Up The Skies, Vol. 2.
Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line.
With that, let's get to the meat of 2010 ordered into tiers of Untouchables, Must Haves, and Gold Plated Diapers
If you don't have these albums, you're only hurting yourself. You're basically kicking yourself in the shin continuously until you own and listen to these albums.
The Tallest Man on Earth - Everything He's Ever Put Out.
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown.
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor.
Get these too. Let's stop fooling around.
Bear Hands - Golden EP.
Ben Rector - Into The Morning.
Dave Barnes - What We Want, What We Get.
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement.
Tokyo Police Club - Champ.
Gold Plated Diapers
The best of the rest.
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks.
Mumford & Sons - Sign No More.
The Silver Seas - High Society and Chateau Revenge!
Sleigh Bells - Treats.
Spoon - Transference.