2010- My Year In Lists


Fev 18 2011, 2h13


Here are lists of everything 2010.

2010 Top 20 Albums

The Gaslight Anthem- American Slang

Key Tracks: Stay Lucky, American Slang.

Robyn- Bodytalk

Key Tracks: Dancing on My Own, Hang with Me.

Ellie Goulding - Lights

Key Tracks: Starry Eyed, This Love (Will Be Your Downfall).

HIM - Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1–13

Key Tracks: Heartkiller, Scared To Death.

Delphic- Acolyte

Key Tracks: This Momentary, Clarion Call

Interpol- Interpol

Key Tracks: Barricade, Success.

O. Children- O. Children

Key Tracks: Ruins, Dead Disco Dancer.

Marina and the Diamonds- The Family Jewels

Key Tracks: I’m Not A Robot, Hollywood.

Goodbyemotel- goodbyemotel

Key Tracks: Not Anymore, Watching You.

Hot Chip- One Life Stand

Key Tracks: One Life Stand, I Feel Better.

We Are Scientists- Barbara

Key Tracks: Rules Don’t Stop, Nice Guys.

Eminem- Recovery

Key Tracks: Not Afraid, Love the Way You Lie.

Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Key Tracks: All Of The Lights, Runaway.

My Chemical Romance- Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Key Tracks: Sing, Destroya.

The National – High Violet

Key Tracks: Bloodbuzz Ohio, Anyone’s Ghost.

Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

A well-rounded indie-pop record.
Key Tracks: I Can Talk, Undercover Martyn, Cigarettes in the Theatre.

Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

Key Tracks: Ready To Start, The Suburbs, We Used To Wait.

Lightspeed Champion- Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You

Initially I wasn’t too fond on this album, but after listening to the album in December I loved it. There aren’t too many “fantastic tracks”, but more so a lot of good tracks which makes for a great album.
Key Tracks: Dead Head Blues, Faculty Of Fears, Marlene.

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool- The Golden Year

Key Tracks: The Key, Dance The Way I Feel, You Started

Hurts- Happiness

Synth-pop duo Hurts released their brilliant debut album ‘Happiness’ in 2010. Interestingly Australian radio didn’t pick up this album, even though Australia’s own Kylie makes an appearance in the tune ‘Devotion’.
Key Tracks: Silver Lining, Wonderful Life, Illuminated.

Honourable Mentions:

Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

Chew Lips- Unicorn

Vampire Weekend- Contra

Girl Talk – All Day


2010 Top 30 Tracks
1- Hurts- Silver Lining
2- Ou Est Swimming Pool- Dance The Way I Feel
3- Los Campesinos!- The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
4- Marina & The Diamonds- I’m Not A Robot
5- Ou Est Swimming Pool- The Key
6- Hot Chip- I Feel Better
7- Kanye West- All Of The Lights
8- Hurts- Illuminated
9- Arcade Fire- Ready To Start
10- Eminem- Love the Way You Lie, feat. Rihanna
11- O Children- Dead Disco Dancer
12- The National- Bloodbuzz Ohio
13-The Wombats – Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
14- Lightspeed Champion- Dead Head Blues
15- O Children- Ruins
16- Goodbye Motel- Not Anymore
17- Drake- Over
18- Hot Chip- One Life Stand
19- The Gaslight Anthem- American Slang
20- Hurts- Wonderful Life
21- Kanye West- Runaway
22- My Chemical Romance- Sing
23- Two Door Cinema Club- I Can Talk
24- Ellie Goulding- Starry Eyed
25- My Chemical Romance- Destroya
26- Telegraphs- What’s So Good About Goodbye?
27- Gossip- Heavy Cross
28- Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
29- We Are Scientists- Nice Guys
30- Eminem- Not Afraid

Honourable Mentions:
Rihanna- Love The Way You Lie (Part II) (Feat. Eminem)
Hurts- Better Than Love
Ou Est Swimming Pool- You Started
Muse-Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
Arcade Fire- We Used To Wait


Best Movie Soundtrack of 2009:
Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Best Debut Album:
Hurts- Happiness

Best Music Video:

Ok Go- This Too Shall Pass

Best Album Artwork:
The National- High Violet

Top 20 Gigs of 2010 (Which I Attended):
1- Flight Of The Conchords @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (17/05/2010)
2- Snow Patrol @ Ward Park, Northern Ireland (05/06/2010)
3- The Strokes @ Hurricane Festival, Germany (20/06/2010)
4- Muse @ Glastonbury Festival, UK (26/06/2010)
5- Mumford Ands Sons @ Glastonbury Festival, UK (25/06/2010)
6- Muse @ Big Day Out, Melbourne (26/01/2010)
7- Faith No More @ Soundwave Festival, Melbourne (26/02/2010)
8- Editors @ Glastonbury Festival, UK (26/06/2010)
9- White Lies @ Hurricane Festival, Germany (19/06/2010)
10- Ben Gibbard @ Cargo, Los Angeles (10/04/2010)
11- We Are Scientists @ Hurricane Festival, Germany (19/06/2010)
12- The Flaming Lips @ Glastonbury Festival, UK (25/06/2010)
13- Mando Diao @ Hurricane Festival, Germany (18/06/2010)
14- Hurts @ The Great Escape Festival, UK
15- The xx @ Coachella Festival, USA (17/04/2010)
16- The National @ Glastonbury Festival, UK (26/06/2010)
17- Kasabian @ Big Day Out, Melbourne (26/01/2010)
18- Biffy Clyro @ Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne (16/12/2010)
19- O Children @ Kazimier, Liverpool (22/05/2010)
20- Los Campensinos! @ O2 Academy, Liverpool (22/05/2010)

Honourable Mentions:
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool @ The Great Escape Festival, UK

Best Festival:
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts



Top 10 Films:
1- Inception
2- Toy Story 3
3- The Social Network
4- The Fighter
5- Kick-Ass
6- 127 Hours
7- True Grit
8- Catfish
9- Shutter Island
10- The Book Of Eli

Honourable Mentions:
Despicable Me
The Other Guys

Best TV Series:
Modern Family

Best Video Game:
Call Of Duty: Black Ops
– So hard to pick between COD, Halo & NBA2K11. NBA is a standout sports game, Halo has great multiplayer gameplay and durability, but the thing that took COD over the line was the campaign being superior to Halo’s campaign.

Honourable Mentions:
Halo Reach

Best Podcast:
Drunk Tank (Rooster Teeth)

Best Online Video:

Future First Person Shooter
-Great concept!

Honourable Mentions:
Piano Improv Chat Roulette Video
Bed Intruder Song


What I have listened to in 2010 via last.fm

Top Artists
1 We Are Scientists 232
2 Band of Horses 163
3 Enter Shikari 161
4 HIM 157
5 Muse 156
6 Arcade Fire 139
7 Hurts 138
8 Hot Chip 131
9 Placebo 130
10 Rooster Teeth Staff 128
11 The National 127
12 Los Campesinos! 117
13 Biffy Clyro 114
13 Flight of the Conchords 114
15 Ou Est Le Swimming Pool 110

Top Songs
1 Hot Chip – I Feel Better 43
2 Hurts – Silver Lining 40
3 Hurts – Wonderful Life 38
4 Marina & the Diamonds – I Am Not a Robot 36
5 Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed 35
6 Brand New – Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't 30
6 White Lies – To Lose My Life 30
8 O. Children – Dead Disco Dancer 29
8 Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – The Key 29
8 Los Campesinos! – The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future 29
8 Lady Gaga – Bad Romance 29
12 James – Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) 28
13 Jets Overhead – Heading For Nowhere 26
14 She Wants Revenge – Tear You Apart 25
14 Hurts – Illuminated 25

Top Tracks released prior to 2010, but tracks I grew to love in 2010:
Biffy Clyro- Who’s Got A Match?
Butch Walker- Mixtape
Frank Turner- Long Live The Queen
Iglu & Hartly- In This City
Jay Z- Empire State Of Mind (Feat. Alicia Keys)
Jets Overhead- Heading For Nowhere
Lady Gaga –Bad Romance
The Lonely Island- Boombox (Feat. Julian Casablancas)
The Perishers- Sway
She Wants Revenge- Tear You Apart
Shearwater- Seventy Four, Seventy Five
Trocadero- Blood Gulch Blues


  • MySpeakers

    Many great albums on your list. Some albums I will check out, should give Hurts a second chance. :)

    Fev 21 2011, 20h37
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