Nothing fancy here, just my favorite albums of 2010, in alphabetical order by album title.
My Most Favorite Albums of 2010
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Before Today
Vampire Weekend: Contra
No Age: Everything in Between
Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest
Beach House: Teen Dream
Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz
Warpaint: The Fool
LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
Other Favorites of 2010
Woods: At Echo Lake
Abe Vigoda: Crush
Patty Griffin: Downtown Church
Wolf Parade: Expo 86
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
Laura Veirs: July Flame
Yeasayer: Odd Blood
Here We Go Magic: Pigeons
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Horse Feathers: Thistled Spring
Sleigh Bells: Treats
Of course I am always looking for more music and there is a lot of stuff from this year I haven’t heard yet, so suggestions are welcome. Right now I’m checking out a lot of left-field electronic/hip-hop instrumental stuff like Flying Lotus, Baths, Forest Swords, etc. Check back in a couple of days and I may be on to mainstream country again. You just never know. As you can see from above, though, indie rock still seems to be my home.
Today I inaugurate a new feature here at the Froz-T-Freez: the Froztmix. As we commence the beautiful hot month of July, this particular froztmix has been made with pure summer listening in mind.
What is a Froztmix? It is no more and no less than a virtual mixtape. This particular mix has been calculated to fit on two sides of a 90 minute cassette tape. Of course, you can also listen to it using the mp3 player of your choice, or burn it onto a CD.
I suggest this mix as ideal for automobile listening while traveling, or for a small but good sounding portable stereo in an echoey basement or bathroom while doing laundry or other chores.
Well, on with it. Right click on each side and choose “Save as…” to get the goods.
- Animal Collective: Summertime Clothes
- Sleigh Bells: Crown on the Ground
- Grizzly Bear: Two Weeks
- Vampire Weekend: California English
- Atlas Sound: Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox)
- Neon Indian: Deadbeat Summer
- Nite Jewel: Want You Back
- The Cool Kids: Strawberry Girl
- Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: ‘Round and ‘Round
- Laura Veirs: July Flame
- Ganglians: To June
- Deerhunter: Strange Lights
- The Carter Family: Keep on the Sunny Side
- Best Coast: Sun Was High (So Was I)
- No Age: Here Should Be My Home
- Girls: Morning Light
- Yes: And You and I
- T. Rex: Mambo Sun
- Vampire Weekend: Cousins
- White Denim: Shake Shake Shake
- Holiday Shores: Errand of Tongue
- Girls: Summertime
If you find that you like any of the songs on this mix, please explore the artists’ work further and purchase the music. Any questions or comments are, as always, welcome.