2010 is all but up and what a year of music it’s been. The bakers at Hotcakes have been putting their collective toques together and these are our favourite albums of the year:
1. Beach House – Teen Dream
This album came top by a country mile, which just goes to show how exceptional it is. Regardless of your tastes and genres, it is so hard to not be bowled over by all ten songs, right from the first riff of Zebra all the way to the looping chorus of Take Care. The duo have been at the forefront of all lists and on the lips of all bloggers since they released Teen Dream all the way back in January this year.
Often, an album that gets released in January loses its freshness and appeal by the time decision time comes around in December. It takes something really special to maintain a love for an album through twelve months, through all seasons, through all moods. …