Saturday, December 18, 2010

Album of the Year + Top Ten + Best of the Rest

The Album of the Year on Miles of Trane is How I Got Over by the phenomenal The Roots.

  1. The Roots: How I Got Over
  2. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
  3. The National: High Violet
  4. The Nels Cline Singers: Initiate
  5. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
  6. Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid
  7. Beach House: Teen Dream
  8. Mary Gauthier: The Foundling
  9. Matt Stevens: Ghost
  10. Four Tet: There Is Love in You


Massive Attack: Heligoland 
Broken Bells: Broken Bells
Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles (II) 
Christian Scott: Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Laura Veirs: July Flame
These New Puritans: Hidden
The Dead Weather: Sea of Cowards 
Pantha du Prince: Black Noise 
How To Dress Well: Can't See My Own Face - The Eternal Love 2 
Tom Jones: Praise and Blame 
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
The Books: The Way Out 
Menomena: Mines 
Perfume Genius: Learning 
Matthew Dear: Black City 
Max Richter: Infra
The-Dream: Love King  
The Chemical Brothers: Further
Alcest: Écailles de Lune 
Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
The Walkmen: Lisbon 
Kylesa: Spiral Shadow 
Bruce Springsteen: The Promise 
Bryan Ferry: Olympia
Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits Of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukulele
Underoath: Ø (Disambiguation)
Agalloch: Marrow of the Spirit 
Sharon Van Etten: Epic
Emancipator : Safe in the Steep Cliffs
James Blake: CMYK
Hot Rats: Turn Ons

Gorillaz: Plastic Beach 
The Black Keys: Brothers 
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
Interpol: Interpol 
Brian Eno: Small Craft on a Milk Sea 
Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me
Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
Lower Dens: Twin Hand Movement
Jason Moran: Ten 
Chrome Hoof: Crush Depth
Super Meat Boy! Soundtrack

Don't be challenged by the picture to count them. There are a shade over 60 albums listed here, not 100. But still it is accurate to say all these made my Top 100; I simply didn't list the others. Later, after a recovery period, I'll blog about the challenge in making this list. It was both exhilarating and exhausting.