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Top 10 in '10

A great year for music, no doubt.  Now, how does one go about culling a list of about 100 worthy albums into a final 10?  I'm still not sure but I've got it down to 70; that's something, right?

Anyway, here's where I stand now.  Am I missing anything?

Allison Moorer Crows
American Aquarium Small Town Hymns
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Band of Horses Infinite Arms
Belle & Sebastian Write About Love
Ben Weaver Mirepoix & Smoke
Best Coast Crazy for You
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Broken Records Let Me Come Home
David Dondero Zero with a Bullet
Doug Paisley Constant Companion
Dr. Dog Shame, Shame
Drive-by Truckers The Big To Do
Dylan LeBlanc Pauper's Field
Elizabeth & the Catapult The Other Side of Zero
Elvis Costello National Ransom
Fionn Regan The Shadow of an Empire
Free Energy Free Energy
Frightened Rabbit The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Glossary Feral Fire
Hollerado Record in a Bag
Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song
Jenny & Johnny I'm Having Fun Now
Joe Pug Messenger
Josh Ritter So Runs the World Away
Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues
Los Lobos Tin Can Trust
Luke Doucet and the White Falcon Steel City Trawler
Magic Kids Memphis
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone
Midlake The Courage of Others
Nada Surf If I Had a Hi-Fi
Peter Wolf Midnight Souvenirs
Roky Erickson w/Okkervil River True Love Cast Out All Evil
Sam Quinn The Fake That Sank a Thousand Ships
Sharon Van Etten Epic
Shout Out Louds Work
Sleepy Sun Fever
Snowglobe Little More Lived In
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Let It Sway
Spoon Transference
Superchunk Majesty Shredding
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists The Brutalist Bricks
Teenage Fanclub Shadows
The Black Keys Brothers
The Drums The Drums
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
The Moondoggies Tidelands
The Mynabirds What We Lose in the Fire, We Gain in the Flood
The National High Violet
The New Pornographers Together
The Posies Blood/Candy
The Thermals Personal Life
Through the Sparks Worm Moon Waning
Title Tracks It Was Easy
Whitey Morgan and the 78's Whitey Morgan and the 78's
Wintersleep New Inheritors
Eels End Times
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart
Harlem Hippies
Ike Reilly Hard Luck Stories
The Love Language Libraries
Massy Ferguson Hard Water
Patty Griffin Downtown Church
Pernice Brothers Goodbye, Killer
Phosphorescent Here's to Taking It Easy
Ray Wylie Hubbard A: Enlightenment, B: Endarkenment: Hint: There is No C
Sarah Harmer Oh Little Fire
The Soft Pack The Soft Pack
Yukon Blonde Yukon Blonde
Discussion started by Allen Dahm , on 1455 days ago
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Chris Bay
There's some good stuff here, including a couple of albums that I either completely forgot about or forgot that they were released this year. I'll be adding the Teenage Fanclub and Roky Erickson albums to my short list. The Mynabirds may sneak in there as well. I just picked up the album last week but after a few spins it's settling in very nicely.

I'm guessing that I should give the Hollerado and Broken Records albums a full listen as well. I've listened to one or two tracks from each and liked what I heard, but haven't sought out the full records.
1454 days ago
 
Allen Dahm
Good call on the Sharon Jones. I forgot about it and need to give that another shot. I tried the Bettye LaVette though and it just didn't do anything for me.
1455 days ago
 
Roy Kasten
A good starting list, Allen. I'm still working on my big list -- not to mention Top 10 -- but I think the Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Bettye LaVette records merit consideration.
1455 days ago
 

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