2010 Magazine's Albums Of The Year Thread For Posting Lists and Discussion

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That should be Top 40, not 50, obv.

DJ Magazine Top 40 Mixes
1. Juan MacLean, DJ Kicks (!K7)
2. Brownswood Electric Vol. 1 (Brownswood Electric)
3. 5 Years of Dirtybird (Dirtybird)
4. Tensnake, In the House (Defected)
5. Ninja Tune XX (Ninja Tune)
6. Selected Labels Works Vol. 2 (Permanent Vacation)
7. Scuba, Sub:Stance (Ostgut Ton)
8. Commix, Re:Call to Mind Remixes (Metalheadz)
9. Dave DK, Retake One (Moodmusic)
10. Friendly Fires, Bugged Out! Presents Suck My Deck (New State)

11. Five Years of Made to Play (Made to Play)
12. Rebel Rave (Crosstown Rebels)
13. Optimo, Fabric 52 (Fabric)
14. International Deejay Gigolos Twelve (Gigolo)
15. Leo Zero, Disconnect (Strut)
16. Danny Krivit, Edits by Mr. K: Music of the Earth (Strut)
17. Gilles Peterson Presents Worldwide (BBE)
18. Kode 9, DJ Kicks (!K7)
19. Brackles, Songs for Endless Cities (!K7)
20. Riddim Box (Soul Jazz)

21. I Love Funky (Rinse)
22. Tom Moulton, Philly Regrooved (Harmless)
23. dOP, Watergate 06 (Watergate)
24. Elevator Music (Fabric)
25. Rick Wilhite, Vibes New & Rare Music (Rush Hour)
26. Ten Years of Moon Harbour (Moon Harbour)
27. Kitsune 10 (Kitsune)
28. The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume One (Stones Throw)
29. Lost My Dog: 5 Years and Still Looking (Lost My Dog)
30. John Digweed, Structures (Bedrock)

31. Future Balearica (Needwant)
32. Ben Klock, Berghain 04 (Ostgut Ton)
33. Bear in Heaven, Beast Rest Fourth Mouth: Remixed (Hometapes/Dreamboat)
34. Shaping Elements: Poker Flat Volume 8 (Poker Flat)
35. Sound Pelligrino (Scion AV/Sound Pelligrino)
36. Worth the Weight: Bristol Dubstep Classics (Punch Drunk)
37. Fuck Dance Let's Art (!K7)
38. Valeu: Cleebrating 5 Years of Man Recordings (Man)
39. Lee Jones, Watergate 07 (Watergate)
40. Jumpin' (Harmless)

slow a cat sample down 800 percent (Matos W.K.), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:29 (six years ago) Permalink

ilxor just wants to sit here and read the lists of everyone's spouses

hahaha :x

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:36 (six years ago) Permalink

finally,

DJ Magazine Top 40 12"s
1. James Blake, "CMYK" (R&S)
2. Tensnake, "Coma Cat" (Permanent Vacation)
3. Butch, "No Worries" (Cecile)
4. Lee Foss, "U Got Me" (Hot Creations)
5. Ramadanman & Midland, "Your Words Matter" (Aus)
6. Art Department, "Without You" (Crosstown Rebels)
7. Soul Clap, "Extravaganza" (Wolf + Lamb Black)
8. Justin Martin & Ardalan, "Mr. Spock" (Dirtybird)
9. Deadboy, "If U Want" (Numbers)
10. Midnight Magic, "Beam Me Up (Jacques Reneault Remix)" (Permanent Vacation)

11. Discreet Unit, "Down" (Prime Numbers)
12. Caribou, "Sun" (City Slang)
13. Nicolas Jaar, "A Time For Us" (Wolf + Lamb)
14. Breach, "Fatherless" (PTN)
15. Roska, "Squark" (Rinse)
16. Lone, "Pineapple Crush" (Magic Wire)
17. Lovebirds, "My Man" (Freerange)
18. Julio Bashmore, "Batak Groove" (Soul Motion)
19. Redlight, "Stupid" (Digital Soundboy)
20. Four Tet, "Angel Echoes" (Domino)

21. Addison Groove, "Footcrab" (Swamp 81)
22. Tim Green, "Old Sunshine" (Get Physical)
23. Kink, "Bitter Sweet" (Liebe*Detail)
24. Jesse Rose, "You Know It" (Made to Play)
25. The Count & Sinden, "After Dark" (Domino)
26. Ill Blu, "Bellion" (Hyperdub)
27. AFMB, "Back Up Days" (Drumpoet)
28. Jamie Jones, "Ruckus" (Hot Creations)
29. T. Williams, "Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)" (Local Action)
30. Zev, "Don't Break It (Kenny Glasgow & Jonny White Remix)" (Wolf + Lamb)

31. Cosmin TRG, "Liebe Suende" (Rush Hour)
32. Fritz Zander, "For Your Love" (Suol)
33. Axel Boman, "Purple Drank" (Pampa)
34. FaltyDL, "Phreqaflex" (Planet Mu)
35. Dubbel Dutch, "Throwback" (Palms Out Sounds)
36. Deniz Kurtel, "Yeah (Jamie Jones Shower Aquafunk Mix)" (Crosstown Rebels)
37. Pariah, "Prism" (R&S)
38. Munk, "La Musica (Azari & III Remix)" (Gomma)
39. Doc Daneeka, "Hold On" (PTN)
40. Ramadanman, "Work Them" (Swamp 81)

slow a cat sample down 800 percent (Matos W.K.), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:37 (six years ago) Permalink

James Blake is so bad, though

nog it out with (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah but this is not the "Is Soulja Boy more popular than his dire Soundscan figure indicate?" thread.

you're right, it was a discussion that really interfered with all of the magazine end of year lists that have been posted in the last 48 hours

― BIG SANTA aka the sleighdriver (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:37 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

C'mon allow a low level poster his little zings against the big boys.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:49 (six years ago) Permalink

mommy wow! i like big boi now

markers, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:11 (six years ago) Permalink

oughtta be a law...

contenderizer, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:18 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway, problem with the whiney/deej argument above is that it's irresolvable. tend to side with deej, but whiney's got a point in that you can't necessarily equate interest (as represented by downloads, discussion, etc.) with potential purchases. sales charts have never measured what people like or want to listen to, only what they're actually willing to pay money for, and that changes with time.

makes me think of the way grunge supposedly killed hair metal. i'm sure that millions of poison and motley crue fans continued to listen to their favorite poison and motley crue albums, but they were no longer in step with the youth culture they'd once represented. they'd aged out or otherwise been isolated by a cultural shift. if all those fans had kept on buying, the artists in question wouldn't have seen their careers drop off so precipitously. but they didn't, and so the end came suddenly. point is that the interest was probably still there, at least in some circles, but the willingness to buy had evaporated.

not saying that the situations are equivalent, only that it's hard to say what people would be buying, if they were buying, when they aren't.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I've been reading a good book called Record Store Days and it goes into a lot of interesting detail about how Soundscan changed the charts in 1991. It touches on a lot of these same issues of "how to you find out what's actually popular" - before Soundscan the majors were gaming the charts, afterwards, it was discovered that indies had a 20% market share that hadn't previously been accounted for. I'm pretty sure some aggregator algorithm will come along in the next few years that will quantify more of the ephemeral stuff like Youtube views into all-encompassing social media charts that will at least give industry & artists bragging rights (if not the sales of yore).

sleeve, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:45 (six years ago) Permalink

how DO you find out etc.

sleeve, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:45 (six years ago) Permalink

makes me think of the way grunge supposedly killed hair metal. i'm sure that millions of poison and motley crue fans continued to listen to their favorite poison and motley crue albums, but they were no longer in step with the youth culture they'd once represented. they'd aged out or otherwise been isolated by a cultural shift. if all those fans had kept on buying, the artists in question wouldn't have seen their careers drop off so precipitously. but they didn't, and so the end came suddenly. point is that the interest was probably still there, at least in some circles, but the willingness to buy had evaporated.

I gotta admit, this kinda doesn't make sense to me...why would the hair metal diehards stop dropping cash on albums just bcz MTV started playing Nirvana videos???

Ned Rag & the Evil Olive Gardens (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i've gotten emails from this site forever and i've never actually looked at it. but they have a top 50 and you guys like those kinda things:

http://blurt-online.com/features/view/782/#

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:11 (six years ago) Permalink

and blurt writers weigh in!

http://blurt-online.com/features/view/780#

is blurt a magazine? or just a webpage. i've never seen it if its a magazine. fred mills used to edit magnet, no? or write for them. does ilxors write for blurt?

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:15 (six years ago) Permalink

BY THE BLURT CRÜE

As part of our year-end wrap-up, we first yield the podium to the staffers and writers and their personal picks for 2010. We think we have a pretty diverse and lively crew here at the BLURT ward (it helps that we ply them hourly with tequila and Oxycontin), and their selections reflect a true music aficionado's eclectic ideals. Guarantee: all dialogue reported verbatim. (Go here for Part 2 of the Writers' lists.)

LEE ZIMMERMAN

MIAMI, FL

BLURT CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Top 10 New Releases

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (Glassnote)

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Worst New Artist
Lady Gaga - or should we say, Lady Gag Gag. First of all, m'lady, your name strikes three blows against you before we even proceed to the music. Secondly, The make-up thing and silly props idea was done to death way before you ever came along - by the likes of David Bowie, Madonna, Elton John and even Cher. Give it up - you already seem redundant.

lyrics is weak ... like clock radio similes (deej), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

i dig some of the blurt writer top tens:

Top 10 New Releases

Len Price 3 - Pictures (Wicked Cool)

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez - The Deep End (Horizon)

The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down (Pias)

The 88 - The 88 (88 Records)

The Grip Weeds - Strange Change Machine (Rainbow Quartz)

The Mother Truckers - Van Tour (World Records)

The Sights - Most of What Follows Is True (Alive)

Edward O'Connell - Our Little Secret (Oaf Ramp)

The Greenhornes - Four Stars (Warner Brothers)

Farrah - Farrah (LoJinx)

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:19 (six years ago) Permalink

not that i've heard any of those albums...

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:19 (six years ago) Permalink

terry adams is number one! that's pretty hardcore:

MARY LEARY

SAN DIEGO, CA

www.sdentertainer.com/author/mleary/

Top 10 New Releases

Terry Adams Rock ‘n' Roll Quartet - Crazy 8's (Clang!)

Robert Wyatt - For the Ghosts Within (Domino)

Lake Street Dive - Lake Street Dive (Signature Sounds)

White Noise Sound - White Noise Sound (Alive Records)

Jaill - That's How We Burn (SubPop)

Kelley Stoltz - To Dreamers (Sub Pop)

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (Kanine Records)

Dead Confederate - Sugar - (Old Flame)

Unnatural Helpers - Cracked Love and Other Drugs (Hardly Art)

Ty Segall - Help (Goner Records)

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:20 (six years ago) Permalink

another gaslight anthem mention at least

k3vin k., Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

this seems to be quite a biggy with the blurt crowd:

Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot Records)

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:22 (six years ago) Permalink

seriously some of these top tens are friggin' cool in some alternate universe way:

Top 10 New Releases

The Riot Before (Paper + Plastick)

Bad Religion - The Dissent of Man (Epitaph)

The Posies - Blood/Candy (Ryko)

Jesse Malin - Love it to Life (SideOneDummy)

Off With Their Heads - In Desolation (Epitaph)

The Successful Failures - Three Nights (FDR)

Moneybrother - Real Control (Bladen County)

Ike Reilly - Hard Luck Stories (Rock Ridge)

Flogging Molly - Live at the Greek Theatre (SideOneDummy)

David Ford -Let the Hard Times Roll (Original Signal)

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:23 (six years ago) Permalink

the posies! who knew??

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:24 (six years ago) Permalink

why would the hair metal diehards stop dropping cash on albums just bcz MTV started playing Nirvana videos???

well, diehards are a tiny portion of the overall buying public. and it's clear that there was a generational shift away from hair metal among pop/rock fans in general. i don't deny that, and that's the sense in which this is a poor analog for what whiney & deej were talking about. but maybe another part of the story is that many hair metal fans just got older, started raising families, stopped participating in a social culture that encouraged the purchase of sleazy party metal albums. it's like not the crue were well equipped to cater to the aging of their existing fanbase.

i don't know that this meant that no one was interested in listening to motley crue anymore. maybe yes, maybe no. what we do know is that no one was interested in paying money out of pocket for new motley crue albums. similar, but not exactly the same thing. they continued to tour profitably for quite some time, iirc.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:26 (six years ago) Permalink

That Mother Truckers album is pretty good, Scott! It was #109 on my year-end list. (I just checked the thread you started, to make sure.) I liked their previous two albums too, and they are loads of fun live. (Saw them once; they're in Austin.)

Also, that Jimmy Edgar album, #38 on the DJ Magazine list that Matos posted, made my "honorable mentions" list below my Top 150. So I am hip with both the Blurt and DJ Magazine crowd, ha! (I actually used to do a column for Blurt, a few years ago. But then they disappeared, and then came back to life. But I didn't. Or something like that.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Also, fwiw, plenty of people who used to buy old Bon Jovi albums are still spending money on new Bon Jovi albums (not to mention albums by various Nashville country acts who sound like hair metal bands used to, a few of which have even been known to cover old hair metal songs.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:35 (six years ago) Permalink

how long did you do a column for blurt????? did i read any of them? maybe you linked to some. i am easily confused by the internet.

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:37 (six years ago) Permalink

xp Me too. Actually, I did two columns -- one with brief reviews of whatever random new albums I liked that I couldn't land reviews of anywhere else, and one on old indie 7-inches that were in my collection, in alphabetical order. (I even wrote about an old Bunny Brains 45 once!) But I'm pretty sure only the first one ran in the actual magazine; the singles one was only on line.

I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have me anymore, though, seeing how I like Ke$ha so much.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Ke$ha? more liek Ke$hit

markers, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:42 (six years ago) Permalink

"like"

markers, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:42 (six years ago) Permalink

you need to start listening to more posies albums. and go to my morning jacket concerts.

x-post

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Worst New Artist
I avoid commercial music like the plague, to avoid hearing any. My credo for decades has been, ‘the best music is always in the underground.'

~~~hmmmmm~~~ do i really care what else this guy has to say? sorry, NO

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:03 (six years ago) Permalink

"I avoid commercial music like the plague, to avoid hearing any."

great sentence

markers, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:05 (six years ago) Permalink

that sentence reads like something off of P. Scaruffi's website after the Google Translate...

Ned Rag & the Evil Olive Gardens (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

My credo for decades has been, ‘the best music is always in the underground.'

Me too! In fact, I am listening to a Skin Yard album from 1986 right this second. Grunge will kill hair metal yet, mark my words.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:10 (six years ago) Permalink

Paul Blurt: Mall-Punk Cop

nog it out with (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:12 (six years ago) Permalink

deej? whiney? any more relevant topics you guys wanna beef about?

Ned Rag & the Evil Olive Gardens (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:25 (six years ago) Permalink

It's the "iStock Photo" that makes it.

slow a cat sample down 800 percent (Matos W.K.), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:33 (six years ago) Permalink

i dig the underground too. this is KILLING me tonight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhiRzu8QTkk&feature=related

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:36 (six years ago) Permalink

and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8fOfwVqyk&feature=related

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:50 (six years ago) Permalink

and this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CLbkq5UIB4

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:52 (six years ago) Permalink

but carry on. sorry.

scott seward, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:52 (six years ago) Permalink

Silent Ballet is really dragging out their countdown 'til the last minute this year. They're only to 51 of 100! As usual there's at least a couple dozen I haven't heard, and I'm too spent to go digging for them for a couple weeks. Who knew J.G. Thirlwell put out an album? Looks like another good list, even if Ufomammut is at 71. http://www.thesilentballet.com/tsbt/2010/100_91.html

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:23 (six years ago) Permalink

lol @ me being two days out on this but ~rmde~ (omg! omg!) @ deej arguing that gangsta rap is "as popular as ever". hmmmmmmm

Hyrule's (Lamp), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:42 (six years ago) Permalink

i wld totally marry her

Hyrule's (Lamp), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:45 (six years ago) Permalink

oh lol

Hyrule's (Lamp), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:45 (six years ago) Permalink

lol @ me being two days out on this but ~rmde~ (omg! omg!) @ deej arguing that gangsta rap is "as popular as ever". hmmmmmmm

― Hyrule's (Lamp), Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:42 AM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

why is that 'lol' and the argument is from earlier today

lyrics is weak ... like clock radio similes (deej), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:52 (six years ago) Permalink

oh sorry misread, why are you *rmde* at that? i think i made a pretty solid case here that sales arent reflective of the popularity of the genre as a whole

lyrics is weak ... like clock radio similes (deej), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:54 (six years ago) Permalink

or are you just trolling per usual

lyrics is weak ... like clock radio similes (deej), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:54 (six years ago) Permalink


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