July Music; Best of the Year, So Far!

Tradition dictates that, as we’ve reached halfway, we should round-up a selection of the year’s best albums, so far!

My top 10 –

  1. High Violet – The National
  2. The Winter of Mixed Drinks – Frightened Rabbit
  3. Columbia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes. – Various Artists
  4. Odd Blood – Yeasayer
  5. Feast of the Hunter’s Moon – Black Prairie
  6. Brothers – The Black Keys
  7. The Defamation of Strickland Banks – Plan B
  8. Teen Dream – Beach House
  9. The Courage of Others – Midlake
  10. Panama! Volume 3 – Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica on the Isthmus 1960-75 – Various Artists

To see what the rest of the world has been recommending check out –

NPR listeners – http://stereogum.com/425792/npr-listeners-top-50-albums-of-2010-so-far/top-stories/lead-story/

Metacritic – http://features.metacritic.com/features/2010/best-albums-at-midyear-2010/

Amazon – http://stereogum.com/431982/amazon-editors-top-50-albums-of-2010-so-far/top-stories/lead-story/

Emusic – http://www.emusic.com/features/hub/best2010sofar/index.html

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One thought on “July Music; Best of the Year, So Far!

  1. Confirm that of those listed I personally have had these on high rotation and have not tired of them after a good few months – sign of a ‘stayer’ ie on the ‘v good / good list for regular listening.

    1. High Violet – The National
    4. Odd Blood – Yeasayer
    7. The Defamation of Strickland Banks – Plan B
    9. The Courage of Others – Midlake
    10. Panama! Volume 3 – Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Tipica on the Isthmus 1960-75 – Various Artists

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