It’s that time of year again: the time when I bombard you with list after list of my favourite musical bits of 2010. At first, I thought I might rank them like everybody else does, but I’m too in love with everything on this list to choose any one song over any other. Likewise, I reserve the right to add to this list for at least the next week. For example, in the last 10 minutes, I have realised that I had neglected to include two songs I was absolutely mad about for most of the summer (my sincerest apologies to IDRchitecture and Polarsets). No worries, though, I’ll notify the intarwebs of any amendments to this list.
So, here you go. In no particular order (well, in pseudo-alphabetical order), my favourite songs of 2010.
[Links to streaming tracks, videos, official sites, and any posts I’ve already written are provided wherever possible.]
Allo Darlin’ – “My Heart Is a Drummer” [bandcamp]
Belle & Sebastian – “I Want the World to Stop” [video] [review]
Dimbleby & Capper – “Black Smoke/ Burning House” [bandcamp] [interview] [interview part 2]
Dimbleby & Capper – “Raise It Right” [soundcloud]
Dimbleby & Capper – “Want This” [download]
IDRchitecture – “Mortimer” [free download] [website]
Math and Physics Club – “We’re So DIY” [youtube] [website] [review]
Ivan Moult – “Fetch Me a Bucket” [video] [myspace] [review]
Polarsets – “Leave Argentina” [bandcamp]
Public Service Broadcasting – “New Dimensions in Sound” [download] [bandcamp]
Secret Sisters – “Big River” [Third Man Records page]
Sarah Kirkland Snider – “Circe and the Hanged Man” [bandcamp] [album] [website] [review]
Super Desserts – “I Only Love You Because You Can Play Guitar” [bandcamp] [album] [review]
Super Desserts – “Crush on You” [bandcamp] [album] [review]
Those Dancing Days – “Fuckarias” [mp3] [review]
BONUS: because I failed to place it in it’s proper place in 2009 (and because there is an official video now) . . .
The Black Atlantic – “Fragile Meadow” [bandcamp] [album] [website] [review]