The Friday Archive – GFOM’s Top Albums 2010

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In addition to being completely unaware of time or space, I spend most of my quarantine days playing aggressively-loud lo-fi indie while daydreaming out my bedroom window.

I wonder about the people in my life — did they sleep in as late as I did today? Do they too go through waves of deep existential unease?

I wonder about the artists around the globe– do they feel a deep sense of urgency to produce great art during this uncertain time? Will this pandemic spark a radical movement of great music? Will Beach Fossils finally release a new album? (that one’s unlikely).

Surely, when the time comes for GFOM to gather and discuss our Top Albums of 2020 (or more likely Top Albums of 2021), we will be compiling a list of albums whose originality, artistry, and creativity alter the course of music forever. Until then, let’s wander back a decade and enjoy GFOM’s Top Albums of 2010…

01. beach house – teen dream

02. deerhunter – halcyon digest

03. the national – high violet

04. lcd soundsystem – this is happening

05. crystal castles – crystal castles (II)

06. the drums – the drums

07. kanye west – my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

08. twin shadow – forget

09. spoon – transference

10. sleigh bells – treats

honorable mentions…
arcade fire – the suburbs
local natives – gorilla manner
yeasayer – odd blood
ariel pink’s haunted graffiti – before today

break-it-down>> no.1 11% total points/top3 ~30% total points/8points separate 1-3/12points separate top3 from pack/18points separate 4-10/all individual no.1 in top4 (except fraggle)/

Originally posted on Dec 28, 2010.


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