Friday, December 31, 2010
Besties for 2010
My favorite album of 2010 is the debut by Lower Dens, "Twin Hand Movement"
Here's a song:
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno "Dog With a Rope"
Surfer Blood "Astrocoast"
Deerhunter "Halcyon Digest"
Seu Jorge & Almaz
Erykah Badu "New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)"
Marc Ribot "Silent Movies"
Kelley Stotlz "To Dreamers"
Whitefield Brothers "Earthology"
Dungen "Skit I Allt"
No Joy "Ghost Blonde"
Fave 2010 late-night trip-outs:
Ulaan Khol "III"
Flying Lotus "Cosmogramma"
Benoît Pioulard "Lasted"
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante s/t
Best single: Sleigh Bells "rill rill"
Spoon "Nobody Gets Me But You"
Erykah Badu "Window Seat"
The Roots "Right On"
Best live albums:
Medeski Martin & Wood "Stone Issue Four: Live in Japan"
UA "Haruto live"
Wooden Shjips "Vol. 2"
Mulatu Astatke "Steps Ahead"
Tumbélé! Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds - French Caribbean 1963-73
Syd Barrett remasters
Nigeria Afrobeat Special
Best live show: Frisco Freakout @ Thee Parkside
Honorable mention, cause it's really a movie and a live show and it's old, but I saw it this year and it really touched me: Califone doing "All my friends are funeral singers" @ SXSW
2 much HYPE: shoegaze/chillwave, SF garage rock demigods, Kanye, OK GO, reverb pedals on vocal mics, Reagan-era production values, the Phil Spector vibe, iPad DJs, beards
Working on another crop of mixes, I'll post something here soon. Ciao!