Some of my favorite music from 2010
I thought I’d share some of the music I discovered in 2010 with my friends on Amplify, Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler. By no means is this list exhaustive or especially insightful. I’m neither a musician nor a critic, just a music lover.
My list is pretty eclectic. It meanders from Hip Hop and R&B to indie and retro-60s-sounding garage bands to way-out-there experimental stuff. Some of the songs aren’t even new in the universal sense but they are new to me.
The links are to YouTube videos. Some of the content is explicit, so be careful of young ears.
(Disclaimer: This is the first time I’ve tried to put so many links in a blog post. I tested most of them, but if some don’t work or go to the wrong song, sorry.
Janelle Monae caught me flat-footed with her mightily ambitious 2010 release ArchAndroid. Here’s a sampling that shows how many styles she tackles. Wondaland, Mushroom and Roses, Cold War, Come Alive, Faster and Sir Greendown.
Joanna Newsom (Her 2010 release wasn’t as strange, perhaps weird or mind-bending is a better word, as Ys <2006>, but it was very good): Good Intentions Paving Company.
Four Tet: Circling
Yes, it’s from 1972 or thereabouts, but I just discovered Let It Loose and I Just Want to See His Face by the Rolling Stones, off of Exile on Main Street. I know. I know. I’m 38 years late. But these songs are new to me.
How to Dress Well: Decisions
Aloha: Moonless March
The National: Terrible Love
Flying Lotus: Do the Astral Plane