The Best of 2010

Well, 2010 marks another great year for music in the books. I’ll spare you the windy analysis that seems to come with these lists, but I want to preface this post by saying that these are just what we loved in 2010, by no means are we advocating that these are “the best of the best.” But then again, who really can, right? No one. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Back Catalogue:
The Best of 2010: Sparkletone Edition
The Best of 2009
The Best of 2008

In case you don’t make it to the bottom of this post, we just wanted to throw out a big “thank you” to everyone who’s visited over the years. We appreciate your readership and will continue the delivery of quality tunes.

The Beats report:

Top Albums:
1. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
2. Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers
3. Shit Robot – From The Cradle To The Rave
4. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
5. Atticus Ross & Trent Reznor - The Social Network

Top Tracks (like Sparkletone’s list, my picks fluctuate by day):

(Editor: if applicable, audio links to 128s or YouTube and buy links to various marketplaces. If you happen to be a disgruntled copyright holder, please leave a comment and I will honor your takedown request.)

$ | 1. Flight Facilities & Giselle – Crave You
$ | 2. Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me
$ | 3. Mount Kimbie – Maybes (James Blake Remix)
$ | 4. Midland – Head Down
$ | 5. Mosca – Nike
$ | 6. Wildlife – Nocturnal World (French Fries Remix)
$ | 7. MIA – Steppin’ Up
$ | 8. Axel Boman – Purple Drank
$ | 9. Braiden – The Alps
$ | 10. Lawrence & Seth Troxler – Miles In Aphrika (YouANDme Edit)
$ | 11. Camel – Speak Easy
$ | 12. DJ Koze – Der Wallach
$ | 13. Doc Daneeka & Gatto Viola – Backstabbin’ Angie (For a Ten Bag)
$ | 14. Dubbel Dutch – Throwback
$ | 15. Jack Sparrow – Way Out West
$ | 16. Jamie Lidell – Telephone (Tiga Remix)
$ | 17. Robag Wruhme – Bierholer
$ | 18. Rusko & Caspa – One of The Same
$ | 19. Chilly Gonzales – Never Stop (Erol Alkan Remix)
$ | 20. Green Velvet – La La Land (Santiago & Bushido Remix)

Honorable Bros (in no order/ in 320):
| CZR – Southside Of Chicago (Adulture Remix)
| The Glamour – Love Burn (Kid Color Dub)
| Sparkletone – For Another
| Richard Richard – Futurity (Rework)
| The Dirty Diamonds – Strikeouts
| VDRK & OCD Automatic – Tell My Love
| Escort – Cocaine Blues (MaddJazz Bootleg)
| LOL Boys – Counting (123 Reprise)
| Kim Brown – Almost Happy (Hidden Cat Remix)
| Canblaster – Thunderdome (Chaos In The CBD Crunk Edit)
Florrie – Left Too Late (Body Language Remix)

Top Live Shows (in no order):
Cut Copy (Metro)
LCD Soundsystem & Holy Ghost! (Metro)
Frankie Knuckles & Tensnake (Smartbar)
Paul Johnson Benefit (Smartbar)
Perry’s Stage (Lollapalooza)
Green Velvet (North Coast Fest)

Here’s how Markus ranked 2010:

Top Albums:
1. The-Dream – Love King
2. Waka Flocka Flame – Flockavelli
3. Actress – Splazsh
4. Soulja Boy – DeAndre Way
5. Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers
6. Scuba – Triangulation
7. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
8. Ceremony – Rohnert Park
9. Jeremih – All About You
10. Deftones – Diamond Eyes

Top Tracks:

(Editor: if applicable, audio links to 128s or YouTube and buy links to various marketplaces. If you happen to be a disgruntled copyright holder, please leave a comment and I will honor your takedown request.)

$ | 1. Dipset – Salute
$ | 2. Soulja Boy – Pretty Boy Swag
$ | 3. Dubbel Dutch - Throwback
$ | 4. Mosca – Gold Bricks, I See You
$ | 5. Jacques Greene – (Baby I don’t Know) What You Want
$ | 6. Waka Flocka Flame – Hard In The Paint
$ | 7. Ramadanman – Work Them
$ | 8. Drake & The-Dream – Shut It Down
$ | 9. Velour – Booty Slammer
$ | 10. LOL Boys – 123

Top Live Shows (in no order):
Dubbel Dutch (Tempo, Montreal)
Nacho Lovers (Fools Gold Party, Vancouver)
Camo Ufos (Scion Party, NYC)

Thanks again, everyone. Now, have a great 2011!