Icon-add-to-playlist Icon-download Icon-drawer-up
Share this ... ×
By ...
Favorite Singles of 2010
January 08, 2011 08:10 AM PST
itunes pic

So this is my list of my favorite singles for 2010. These are all the songs not found on any of the albums of the year (a podcast coming soon!). They span a nice set of styles, from the electronica of 28 degrees taurus to the sound of the year in my opinion, the girl pop of Allo Darlin' and The Pipettes. I have to admit to one "cheat" - How German Is It's "Giving Up The Ghost" is officially a 2009 song, but I first heard it on the wonderful Per Captia sampler, which unfortunately isn't currently free but still well worth the $8 I think. This came out late in 2010 and it counts!

While they didn't make my album of the year list, several of these are really good albums too. There is no better "twee pop" than Allo Darlin's debut or the almost disco-like sound of The Pipettes or the Like. Cameron Mesirow, (aka glasser) uses her voice to a remarkable extent on most of the songs. The entire How German Is It album is solid, as is the 28 degrees taurus one.

I've put in links to the music you can download for free. Please check them out!

00:00:23 Rill Rill (Treats) - Sleigh Bells
00:04:13 Lemon Tree (El Turista) - Josh Rouse
00:07:18 Polaroid Song (Allo Darlin') - Allo Darlin'
00:11:32 Call Me (Earth vs.The Pipettes) - The Pipettes
00:14:22 Apply (Ring) - glasser
00:19:22 Alone At The Pier (Maintenant) - Gigi
00:22:41 Hand Me Down Your Love (One Life Stand) - Hot Chip
00:27:15 You Must Be Out Of Your Mind (Realism) - Magnetic Fields
00:30:27 Giving Up The Ghost (The Seasonal) - How German Is It
00:33:49 Electricity (all the stars in your eyes) - 28 degrees taurus
00:37:39 Everyone Feels That Way Sometimes - Computer Magic
00:43:49 Revival (Halcyon Digest) - Deerhunter
00:46:01 The Original Great Recession Math Champions (Radiant City) - Good Old Neon
00:51:41 He's Not A Boy (Release Me) - The Like
00:54:16 Grace (Burying The Dead) - Richard McGraw
00:59:20 Heavy Feeling (Heavy Feeling) - Justine Bennett
01:03:07 Scissor Runner (Jenny and Johnny) - Jenny and Johnny

Vehement Flame #6 : New and Old
September 16, 2010 06:07 PM PDT
itunes pic

Full show notes here

Citay, The National, Gorillaz, 28 degrees taurus, Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles, Laura Veirs and the Saltbreakers, Dayna Manning, Richard McGraw, Steve Mason, Faces, Jim Stafford, Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, The Dears

00:00:00 Return From Silence - Citay
00:00:54 Lemonworld - The National
00:05:01 Demon Days - Gorillaz
00:09:29 electricity - 28 degrees taurus
00:13:19 Around 9 - Sarah Borges and The Broken Singles
00:17:51 To The Country - Laura Veirs and the Saltbreakers
00:22:54 I Want - Dayna Manning
00:27:39 Grace - Richard McGraw
00:33:37 Lost And Found - Steve Mason
00:39:13 Ooh La La - Faces
00:43:03 Spiders and Snakes - Jim Stafford
00:46:10 Prison Girls - Neko Case
00:52:04 Nothing But The Whole Wide World - Jakob Dylan 
00:56:29 Disclaimer - The Dears
Vehement Flame #5: Free and New
September 08, 2010 08:04 PM PDT
itunes pic

Citay, The New Pornographers, pandoras.box, Taken By Trees, lowercase noises, Xiu Xiu, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, The Stompers, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Moon And Her Mother, Psapp, Justine Bennett, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, GIGI, Big Pig

00:00:00 Return From Silence - Citay
00:01:39 Sweet Talk - The New Pornographers
00:05:16 Arrows and Bows - pandoras.box
00:10:36 Sweet Child O' Mine - Taken By Trees
00:15:35 The Things Your Eyes Have Seen - lowercase noises
00:20:42 Dear God, I Hate Myself - Xiu Xiu
00:23:48 The Golden Age - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
00:28:26 Temptation - The Stompers
00:34:16 Beat The Devil's Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
00:38:00 The Red Dove - The Moon And Her Mother
00:41:40 Part Like Waves - Psapp
00:46:02 Heavy Feeling - Justine Bennett
00:50:17 Sleeping Cold - Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
00:53:09 Alone At The Pier - GIGI
00:57:00 I Can't Break Away - Big Pig
Vehement Flame #4: Local and Birthday
September 08, 2010 07:47 PM PDT
itunes pic

Citay, Halflight, Heartless Bastards, Tyondai Braxton, Juluka, Sarah Borges and the Broken Records, The Cure, Joker's Daughter, Elton John, Freelance Whales, She's The Car, Tycho, The Veils, The Cruel Sea

00:00:00 Return From Silence - Citay
00:00:54 Worship - Halflight
00:03:22 Into The Opening - Heartless Bastards
00:07:42 Opening Bell - Tyondai Braxton
00:13:04 Scatterlings - Juluka
00:18:51 Do It For Free - Sarah Borges and the Broken Records
00:21:40 Like Cockatoos - The Cure
00:25:17 Kyoto Song - Joker's Daughter
00:29:11 I've Seen That Movie Too - Elton John
00:35:07 Generator 2nd Floor - Freelance Whales
00:39:46 Vibeke - She's The Car
00:46:04 Adrift (Shigeto's Adrift A Dream Mix) - Tycho
00:51:02 Drive - The Veils
00:55:19 The Honeymoon Is Over - The Cruel Sea