[2010 + Win!]…Listen Up
As a lover of music, I would be doing the yearly “Best of” lists an injustice if I didn’t share with y’all what I thought were the best albums of 2010. They aren’t in any particular order…and they are not coming from the perspective of a *serious* music critic…they’re just albums that made my 2010 musically awesome.
1) Tron Legacy: Soundtrack (Daft Punk) – It’s Daft Punk + amazing cinematography. I have not seen the film yet, but the soundtrack has already gotten me glitched out!
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Kanye West) – Couple this with the visually interesting short film “Runaway” and you have the Kanye West that won me over with “College Dropout”
Body Talk (1-3) (Robyn) – I love Robyn. And I love the Body Talk series because every single track just makes you wanna go out any dance. Plus the album artwork is hella cool.
Michael (Michael Jackson) – Though I question the authenticity of some of the tracks on here (namely “Breaking News”)…I do know that most of the tracks are by MJ because they all show that versatility (folk to funk to hip-hop) that only Michael can do. I really do enjoy this album, though it makes me miss him more.
Doo Wops & Hooligans (Bruno Mars) – Bruno Mars is so cute. And that’s not the only reason I like this album. It’s fun, unique, and has some really sweet lyrics.
Head First (Goldfrapp) – I play this album at least once a week. This electropop group has some of the best melodies around. Youtube “Voicething”. You will not be disappointed.
Senior (Royksopp) – This is the more melancholy sibling to 2009’s Junior (which is a really fun album). I think the album was the best atmospheric one I listen to this year and is perfect for mellowing out.
The ArchAndroid (Janelle Monae) – This girl is talented. She combines an amazing voice with some amazing production. I love albums that carry a concept and The ArchAndroid is definitely that. If you love work about the social philosophy of man & machine, then you’ll love this!
New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh (Erykah Badu) – “Window Seat” was hands down one of my favorite songs this year. The rest of this album is just as good & is my favorite since “Mama’s Gun”. Plus she enlisted the awesome talents of Madlib…this is some good, chill stuff right here.
So there you have it…my favorite albums of 2010. I’m so picky about music (I think most if it is just awful these days), but when I hear albums like the ones above, I have hope that 2011 will have some good stuff too!