It’s finally here! And it’s pretty much as messed up and brilliant as expected. Fittingly, the Minaj section is incredible, and sort of puts the controversy-courting remainder of the video in the shade. You can only take so much of Kanye and his mates hanging around dead models like bored creeps, after all. The song (my #3 of 2010) is still, of course, amazing.
Archive for December, 2010
After the amount of effort and thought that went into my Top 75 Tracks for this year, I thought I’d post a laughably half-arsed list of albums I liked, too. Anyway, these are all pretty OK…
Robyn – Body Talk
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man
Sia – We Are Born
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II
DJ Fresh – Kryptonite
Delorean – Subiza
Kelis – Flesh Tone
Ratatat – LP4
School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
Underworld – Barking
Sky Larkin - Kaleide
The Hundred in the Hands – The Hundred in the Hands
Kisses – The Heart of the Nightlife
Chilly Gonzales – Ivory Tower
The Bird and the Bee – Interpreting the Masters vol.1
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
Yeasayer – Odd Blood
Caribou – Swim
These New Puritans – Hidden
Music Go Music – Expressions
Tim Kasher – The Game of Monogamy
The Secret History – The World That Never Was
That’s all you’re getting for me on albums. Happy Christmas!
Yes, it’s here, the actual top ten. I felt like expanding my annual top 50 to 75 was a clever move. I now feel like I’ve been writing about songs pretty much FOREVER. It’s a good job doing so is such fun.
Anyway, as this is the top ten, you will not be surprised to find some GUSHING contained within. It builds slowly, but it’s definitely there by the end. Not everyone will have heard the track I’ve chosen as this year’s number one, but I strongly recommend you all give it a whirl. I’m just as happy with it as I was with ‘With Every Heartbeat’ in 2007 and ‘Bad Romance’ last year, and that’s saying something.
Previous parts of the list are linked at the end of the post, and I’ll consolidate the whole lot into one list at some point in the near future. The full Spotify playlist (minus 4 pesky tracks including #3) is now complete.
All of these songs are guaranteed wonderful.
And now into the top twenty we go…
Getting juicier now. All being well this should be finished by Christmas.
For now – here are 10 more amazing popular music records that came out in 2010.
Spotify countdown playlist continues, but for the full experience of me aimlessly rambling about songs, please click below: