In all honesty it has taken me a while to get my head around PJ Harvey's latest release, Let England Shake, which has been rapidly climbing the charts here at KDHX.
As I listen to Go-Go Boots, the most recent release by Drive-By Truckers, the words “raw” and “pure” come to my mind. Rather than releasing all of its newer material at once in 2010, DBTs took its time, splitting up its latest songs into 2 releases according to stylistic elements and theme.
Editor's Note: In this series, the KDHX Music Department spotlights a new release that's hot on the 88.1 charts.
The Decemberists’ latest release, The King Is Dead, puts a unique spin on a familiar genre while continuing to please the band's fans. To my ears, the Decemberists were out to prove only one thing with this release: a back-to-basics approach is all that is needed to create music worth hearing.
In this list, I look back at some of the best album reissues that came out in 2010. What were your favorite rediscoveries?
Below is my list of 10 favorite albums from St. Louis-based artists released in 2010. For my list of national releases, go here.
2010 was a great year for music and while I only scratched the surface of the 100,000 some releases from the year, I found many worthy of being in my Top 10. After culling the list down, I present to you my Top 10 of 2010.