• 2010 in Music: Part 1 - My Albums of the Year

    Gen 16 2011, 16:06 di plvarona

    Before we get too deep into this new year, it's time for me to look back at the music that impressed me the most this past year. In terms of new albums, I felt that 2010 was a down year. Fortunately, several strong releases in the latter half of the year kept the year from being a complete washout. Additionally, the quality of the albums at the top of my list are about on par with the top albums from the last few years. Here's a look at my top albums from this past year:

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    While these albums fell short of my top 10 albums of the year, I felt they were of sufficient quality to earn a mention here.

    Sleeping at Last - Yearbook – October, November, and December EPs
    While this technically doesn't qualify as an “album”, I still want to mention what so far has been a very strong collection of little EPs that Sleeping at Last has been releasing monthly. The bands usual strengths of instrumentation and lyrics are once again at a high level throughout the project. …
  • KT Tunstall -- Tiger Suit

    Set 24 2010, 1:08 di kknm_fixxxer

    I had been three quarters into the new KT Tunstall album when I was already conflicted whether I should let the awesomeness continue, or start experiencing it from the beginning. I can't remember the last time I was so excited listening to a new record. :D

    Out of 9 songs I had been at at that point, 6 were immediate favourites and the rest were showing real promise. The remainder of the album didn't fail me, either. Tiger Suit isn't yet officially out in my country, but I already know I'm going to buy it, most likely as a special edition, just like with the previous two records. Done, and as a special edition, indeed. The documentary rocks!

    Yes, I'm a fan and now I just can't wipe this stupid, happy grin off my face. :D Kudos, KT!

    Personal album highlights so far:

    Uummannaq Song
    Push That Knot Away (!!)
    Fade Like a Shadow
    Lost (!!!)
    Golden Frames
    Come On, Get In
    (Still A) Weirdo