So I finally got round to doing my top 100 tracks of the year on Itunes. For me, it has been a fantastic year for electronic music. Some fantastic artists ike Gold Panda, James Blake, and Warpaint have emerged, whilst follow up albums from Caribou, Massive Attack, Flying Lotus and Bonobo have been excellent.
Other highlights this year have been Arcade Fire, Bad Religion and Deftones’ new albums, as well as Alain Johannes’ awesome long awaited debut. I’m sure there’s many people I’m forgetting, but let just say the standard of music has been WAY up from last.
Bonobo’s ‘Black Sands’ album is by a strecth my album of the year and probably one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s just utterly awesome. Mixing many different ambient and mellow electronic tones, whilst supported by Andreya Triana’s equsite vocals. She too has had a great year, following work with Flying Lotus and Bonobo, she released her own solo album ‘lost where I belong’.
Anyway, there was no way I could be bothered to type out my top 100, and then create it on spotify, so here’s my top 20. I’ll get round to doing my ten albums of 2010 at some point as well. Enjoy!
1) Eyesdown - Bonobo feat. Andreya Triana
2) Paradise Circles - Massive Attack
3) Royal - Deftones
4) Odesa - Caribou
5) Rollercoaster - Black Mountain
6) Draw the Stars - Andreya Triana
7) Endless Eyes - Alain Johannes
8) You (Alt Version) - Gold Panda
9) The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
10) Only Rain - Bad Religion
11) Runaway - Kanye West feat. Pusha T
12) Rococo - Arcade Fire
13) Stay The Same - Bonobo feat. Andreya Triana
14) Escape Velocity - Chemical Brothers
15) In The Flame Of Error - Coheed and Cambria
16) Corazon - Omar Rodriguez-Lopez feat. Ximena Sarinara
17) Beat The Devils Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
18) Recoiled - Flying Lotus
19) Justified - Breakage feat. Erin
20) Aidys Girl is a Computer - Darkstar