Our tastes in music are forever evolving and over 365 days our favourite artists, many of them new, continually move us with their latest and greatest tracks and their hard hitting live performances. We deem them special enough to play to rev us up before we go out to party, to set the mood for a special event, or simply to loop on our way to and from work every day.
It was mighty hard to decide which ones made the cut for the ten best. Obviously I wasn’t able to mention every album on heavy rotation this past year, so I’ve added an honourable mention section, a few of Toronto’s best, as well as a list of the most anticipated albums set to drop in 2011 might just make it onto our list this time next year.
So without further blah blah blah, here are the best ten albums of 2010 in my humble opinion and a few more in between.
1. This Is Happening – LCD Soundsystem
2. Forget – Twin Shadow
3. Teen Dream – Beach House
4. Odd Blood – Yeasayer
5. Total Life Forever – Foals
6. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
7. Clinging to a Scheme – The Radio Dept.
8. High Violet – The National
9. Gorilla Manor – Local Natives
10. Treats – Sleigh Bells
Toronto’s Best Of 2010:
Most Anticipated Albums of 2011:
Zonoscope – Cut Copy
Belong – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Dye It Blonde – Smith Westerns
Cape Dory – Tennis
Underneath The Pine – Toro Y Moi
By The Hedge – MINKS
Blue Songs – Hercules and Love Affair