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Late To The Party
I was so busy moving from Washington DC to New York City that I forgot to post my "best of" list from last year. Oh well, maybe you've got more time to check out these in the new year!

Best CDs of 2010
1. Jónsi "Go"
2. Arcade Fire "The Suburbs"
3. Steven Page "Page One"
4. Xiu Xiu "Dear God, I Hate Myself"
5. Jason Faulkner "I'm Ok, You're Ok"
6. Editors "In This Light And On This Evening"
7. Evelyn Evelyn "Evelyn Evelyn"
8. Sleigh Bells "Treats"
9. The New Pornographers "Together"
10. Interpol "Interpol"
Freedy Johnston "Rain On The City"
How To Destroy Angels "How To Destroy Angels"
Katy Perry "Teenage Dream"
Kate Nash "My Best Friend Is You"
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim "Here Lies Love"
Laurie Anderson "Homeland"
Titus Andronicus "The Monitor"
Cowboy Junkies "Renmin Park"
Band Of Horses "Infinite Arms"
Drive-By Truckers "The Big To-Do"
Midlake "The Courage of Others"
The Apples In Stereo "Travellers In Space And Time"
The National "High Violet"
Broken Bells "Broken Bells"
Field Music "Field Music"
Spoon "Transference"
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 "Propellor Time"
The Hold Steady "Heaven Is Whenever"
Googol Bordello "Trans-Continental Hustle"
Charlotte Gainsbourg "IRM"
Richard Thompson "Dream Attic"
Cheryl Wheeler "Pointing At The Sun"
Broken Social Scene "Forgiveness Rock Record"
Los Campesinos! "Romance Is Boring"
The Whigs "In The Dark"
Scissor Sisters "Night Work"
The Futureheads "The Chaos"
Liars "Sisterworld"
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists "The Brutalist Bricks"
Massive Attack "Heligoland"
The Dead Weather "Sea of Cowards"
Goo Goo Dolls "Something For The Rest Of Us"
The Posies "Blood Candy"

Best Techno CDs of 2010
1. Four Tet "There Is Love In You"
2. Autechre "(Oversteps)"
3. Phantogram "Eyelid Movies"
4. Little Boots "Little Boots"
5. Mark E "Mark E Works 2005-2009: Selected Tracks And Edits"
Goldfrapp "Head First"
The Knife "Tomorrow, In A Year"
Hot Chip "One Life Stand"

Best CD Reissues of 2010
1. Jonathan Coulton "JoCo Looks Back"
2. Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now! "Fixin' The Charts (Volume One)"
3. Zang Tumb Tuum "The ZTT Box Set"
4. Warp 20 "(Chosen)", "(Unheard)", and "(Recreated)"
5. Pet Shop Boys "Pandemonium"

Worst CDs of 2010
1. Peter Gabriel "Scratch My Back"
2. The White Stripes "Under The Great White Northern Lights"
3. OK Go "Of The Blue Color Of The Sky"
4. MGMT "Congratulations"
5. Groove Armada "Black Light"
6. Rufus Wainwright "All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu"
7. LCD Soundsystem "This Is Happening"
8. Barenaked Ladies "All In Good Time"
9. Gorllas "Plastic Beach"
10. Cold War Kids "Behave Yourself EP"
Rooney "Eureka"
Eels "End Times"

Best CD Cover of 2010
1. Peter Gabriel "Scratch My Back"
2. Robyn Hitchcock "Propeller Time"
3. Liars "Sisterworld"
4. Autechre "(Oversteps)"
5. The Whigs "In The Dark"

Worst CD Cover of 2010
Los Campesinos! "Romance Is Boring"

Best Movies of 2010
1. Stingray Sam
2. How To Train Your Dragon
3. (500) Days Of Summer
4. Inception
5. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
6. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
7. Exit Through The Gift Shop
8. Youth In Revolt
9. Visioneers
10. Toy Story 3
Sita Sings The Blues
Despicable Me
It's Complicated
Freetime Machos
A Town Called Panic
Winter's Bone
The Young Victoria
The Secret In Their Eyes
The Ghost Rider
Sleep Dealer
(Tim Burton's) Alice In Wonderland
The Secret of Kells
The Final

Worst Movies of 2010
1. S. Darko
2. I'm Still Here
3. Greenberg
4. The Lovely Bones
5. Macgruber
6. Harvard neats Yale 29-29
7. Clash Of The Titans
8. The Bounty Hunter
9. Repo Men
10. Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
Did You Hear About The Morgans?
U2: 360 Degrees At The Rose Bowl
Year One
Big Fan
Not The Messiah

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Yeah, I have a problem with the division line on lists like this. Can we call Godard's "Film Socialisme" a 2010 release? Sure, if you live in New York City and were able to see it during the two weeks in December it was showing so it could be considered for an Oscar later this year... when it's *really* going to be released.

I really hate when they do that. I didn't get around to seeing "(500) Days of Summer" until last summer, and I really loved it. I agree that MGMT was a complete disappointment. They have such promise, and that CD was a stinker. Rooney's "Eureka" was quite good... shame about the cover art.

And you and I have talked about how we disagree on LCD! I love them and hate them and the same time, and hate myself for feeling that way {grin}.

I may have to pick up a few of these. See you at MAL?

No MAL for Thor or me. But I hope to drive down and see you in Philly in 2011!

Edited at 2011-01-11 09:31 pm (UTC)

That would be awesome! You are both always welcome here.

Best Band Name: The Fu-Schnickens

not a top 11, but these were the 2010 albums i acquired in the past year:

M.I.A. - Maya
Tricky - Mixed Race
Marina & The Diamonds - Family Jewels
Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude
Screamin' Cyn-Cyn and the Pons - Damn, Girl
Girl Talk - All Day
v/a - Blow Your Head: Diplo Presents Dubstep
Afrojack - Lost & Found
Kids & Explosions - Shit Computer

it was a single-oriented year for me, since i've been listening to more hard house and dubstep.

oh, and Heligoland, but you already mentioned that.

MGMT album was horrible, and I agree that Gorillaz was very sub-par, though there are a few good tracks on it.

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