Thursday, July 1, 2010

Halfway There | Best Albums of 2010

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff

Following up yesterday's list of our favorite songs of 2010 (so far), today we have our favorite albums. This time, it's separated by SIC authors. Otherwise, we might come to blows over what to include.

So, here we go: fifteen albums each, some overlap (which means it's doubly - or, triply - good), links to listen and buy. Use your long holiday weekend to catch up on what you've been missing this year. We're halfway there!

Katie's Picks:
Beach House Teen Dream [buy] [myspace]
Broken Bells Broken Bells [buy] [myspace]
Common Prayer There Is A Mountain [buy] [myspace]
Courtney Jaye The Exotic Sounds of Courtney Jaye [buy] [myspace]
Dr. Dog Shame, Shame [buy] [myspace]
Electric President The Violent Blue [buy] [myspace]
Freelance Whales Weathervanes [buy] [myspace]
Lissie Catching a Tiger [buy] [myspace]
Local Natives Gorilla Manor [buy] [myspace]
Mimicking Birds Mimicking Birds [buy] [myspace]
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More [buy] [myspace]
The National High Violet [buy] [myspace]
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings I Learned the Hard Way [buy] [myspace]
The Black Keys Brothers [buy] [myspace]
The Mynabirds What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood [buy] [myspace]

Jason's Picks:
Allison Moorer Crows [buy] [myspace]
Carrie Rodriguez Love and Circumstance [buy] [myspace]
Chris McGarry And The Weary Eyes Reply [buy] [myspace]
Cowboy Junkies Renmin Park [buy] [myspace]
David Ford Let The Hard Times Roll [buy] [myspace]
Freelance Whales Weathervanes [buy] [myspace]
Frightened Rabbit The Winter Of Mixed Drinks [buy] [myspace]
Josh Ritter So Runs The World Away [buy] [myspace]
Matthew Ryan Dear Lover (The Acoustic Version) [buy] [myspace]
Sam Quinn The Fake That Sunk A Thousand Ships [buy] [myspace]
Sarah Jaffe Suburban Nature [buy] [myspace]
The National High Violet [buy] [myspace]
Tift Merritt See You On The Moon [buy] [myspace]
The New Pornographers Together [buy] [myspace]
Tokyo Police Club Champ [buy] [myspace]

Matt's Picks:
Beach House Teen Dream [buy] [myspace]
Fang Island Fang Island [buy] [myspace]
Freelance Whales Weathervanes [buy] [myspace]
Future Islands In Evening Air [buy] [myspace]
Gaslight Anthem American Slang [buy] [myspace]
Josh Ritter So Runs The World Away [buy] [myspace]
J√≥nsi Go [buy] [myspace]
Local Natives Gorilla Manor [buy] [myspace]
Tokyo Police Club Champ [buy] [myspace]
Spoon Transference [buy] [myspace]
Surfer Blood Astrocoast [buy] [myspace]
The Morning Benders Big Echo [buy] [myspace]
The National High Violet [buy] [myspace]
The Radio Department Clinging to a Scheme [buy] [myspace]
Vampire Weekend Contra [buy] [myspace]

We only allowed ourselves to pick fifteen each, and of course, it's hard to whittle the list down. But, we'll ask again...what did we miss?

3 comments:

  1. Broken Social Scene? I dig the new album.

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  2. I had it and deleted it Julie! I realized that I don't listen to the whole thing, but skip around. Definitely an awesome album!

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  3. She & Him? I'd also put Owen Pallett, Titus Andronicus and Crystal Castles on my list so far, but definitely it's been a great year for albums.

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