Friday, January 21, 2011

Top 25 Tracks of 2010

1. Caribou, “Odessa”

2. Kanye West, “Runaway”

3. LCD Soundsystem, “Dance Yrself Clean”

4. Das Racist, “hahahaha jk?”

5. Twin Shadow, “When We’re Dancing”

6. Javelin, “We Ah Wi”

7. Crystal Castles, “Baptism”

8. Sharon van Etten, “Save Yourself”

9. Hot Chip, “I Feel Better”

10. Wolf Parade, “What Did My Lover Say?”

11. Panda Bear, “Drone”

12. Broken Bells, “Your Head Is On Fire”

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13. Suckers, “Black Sheep”

14. Joanna Newsom, “Good Intentions Paving Company”

15. Yeasayer, “O.N.E.”

16. Salem, “Redlights”

17. Buke and Gass, “Your Face Left Before You”

18. Four Tet, “She Just Likes to Fight”

19. FLIGHT, “Goodbye Horses”

20. The Walkmen, “Woe Is Me”

21. Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You!”

22. ceo, “White Magic”

23. Wavves, "King of the Beach"

24. Sleigh Bells, “Rill Rill”

25. No Age, “Depletion”

I have been informed that my Pazz and Jop ballot was sent to my old Time Out email address, so I didn't vote this year. (It seems unlikely that I would've been able to singlehandedly alter Kanye's sweep, anyhow.) For what it's worth, here are my favorite songs of the year and their respective streams. My favorite albums are below; you can read more about what I thought of them here, at Time Out.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Denver Post

My father wrote for The Denver Post for two-and-a-half years. (He was at The Rocky Mountain News, R.I.P., for 14.) So, it's nice to have a byline on The Post's Reverb site today.
I wrote a review of the Peter Wolf Crier and Retribution Gospel Choir show last night at the Hi-Dive. Here it be. Looking forward to writing more show reviews for Reverb in the near future...