2010 Best Records

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – “Before Today”

So catchy, so weird…

Boston Spaceships – “Our Cubehouse Still Rocks”

I know I put a Bob Pollard project on every list, but this one is as good as 90s GBV!
Das Racist – “Sit Down, Man”

“These zooted brown weirdos is wildin’ but they can really rap”!

Lower Dens – “Twin-Hand Movement”

Instant classic <3 <3 <3

Midlake – “The Courage of Others”

Beautiful melodic psych

Nightlands – “Forget the Mantra”

Mind-blowing headphone psych

Owen Pallett – “Heartland”

Epic violin loops, rocks harder than described

Salem – “King Night”

OK OK witch house is pretty cool

The Tallest Man on Earth – “The Wild Hunt”

Early Dylan via Sweden?

Woods – “At Echo Lake”

Complex sad lo-fi weirdness

And a couple of great EPs:

  • The Ribbons – “Love is Mysterious”
  • Wildbirds & Peacedrums – “Iris”

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