The Best 10 16 Albums of The 1st Half of 2010

We’ve just about reached the halfway point of the year, and with it comes the time for us to take a gander back at all the amazing new albums released this year. We had some great debut albums and  myriad later releases, in a year that has so far released few of the albums I was excited about (Radiohead, The Strokes, Arcade Fire) but still has managed to keep me highly entertained.

So here it is: my list of the best, the most interesting, the quirkiest, and the stuff I just love to listen to; all combined into a no-order-necessary and no-nonsense list. Check out the tracks, buy the albums, and as always – enjoy the music.

Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms


Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – Dear Companion

Dear Companion

The Black Keys – Brothers

Black Mud

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles


Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

Me And The Devil

Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me


LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

Pow Pow

Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Who Knows, Who Cares

The Morning Benders – Big Echo

Pleasure Sighs

The National – High Violet

Anyone’s Ghost

Owen Pallet – Heartland

Midnight Directives

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program

There Is A Light

The Roots – How I Got Over

Dear God 2.0

Sleigh Bells – Treats

Infinity Guitars

Surfer Blood – Astro Coast


The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt

Burden Of Tomorrow

One response to “The Best 10 16 Albums of The 1st Half of 2010

  1. I love half these albums, hate the other half. boy am I polar.