Sunday, December 19, 2010

Best of 2010 Albums

The retrospective of 2010 continues on the Morning Flipside. We did a show with the top 20 albums of the years as determined by yours truly. I've had the pleasure of listening to the albums throughout the year which has been rather turbulent but rewarding at the same time.

The show on December 18 started with a tribute three artists lost before their time; Mark Linkous, Jay Reatard and Alex Chilton. All three influential and all three were still currently relevant.
Off we go into the music.

Breeders "Flipside" -Saturday at 6am this song will always be played.

Big Star "September Gurls" -off #1 Record, this is classic songwriting at its best.

Big Star "Take Care" -off Third Sisters. Appropriate to play this. Here's to you Alex.

Jay Reatard "It Ain't Gonna Save Me" off 2009's Watch Me Fall. I meant to put the song "Wounded" off the same album and did not screen the song for language. My bad.

Salt Chunk Mary "Rest Your Worried Mind" - A demo track from Mark Linkous' old band out of 1993. I really love the old work. Sparklehorse's "Dark Night" was still one of my of favorite albums of 2009, (not 2010).

Here's the list that would make Rob Gordon (of High Fidelity fame) proud, Morning Flipside top 20 Albums of 2010.

20. Darker My Love "Alive As You Are" -played "Trail the Line"

19. The Morning Benders "Big Echo" -played "Promises"

18. Superchunk "Majesty Shredding" - played "Digging for Something"

17. Sleigh Bells "Treat" - played "Infinity Guitars"

16.Two Cow Garage "Sweet Saint Me" - played "My Great Gatsby"

15.Wavves "King of the Beach" -played "Post Acid"

14.Broken Records "Let Me Come Home" -played "A Leaving Song"

13. Megafaun "Heretofore" -played "Carolina Days"

12.Yeasayer "Odd Blood" -played "Mondegreen"

11.The National "High Violet" -played "Conversation 16"

10.Deer Tick "Black Dirt Sessions" -played "20 Miles"

9.Lower Dens "Twin Hand Movements" -played "Hospice Gates"

8.Ty Segall "Melted" -played "Caesar"

7.The Black Keys "Brotherhood" -played "Next Girl"

6.Stornoway "Beachcombers Windowsill" -played "Fuel Up"

5.Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" -played "Ready To Start"

4.Titus Andronicus "The Monitor" - played "A More Perfect Union"

3.The Mynabirds "What lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood " -played "Let the Record Go" and "The Numbers Don't Lie"

2.The Fresh and Onlys "Play It Strange" -played "Waterfall" and "Tropical Island Suite"

1.Deerhunter "Halcyon Digest" - played "Revival" and "Don't Cry"

That's it, the best albums of 2010 in my humble opinion.

A programming note, the next show will be Monday night December 20 at 6-8 PM, yes Prime Time radio. This will be the XMAS show to end all. Hope you tune in!

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