Favorite Albums of 2010 – #MusicMonday

Our friend over here already released his list.  Here is ours…

First, here is our list with people we have already mentioned:

S. Carey
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Fitz and the Tantrums
Broken Bells
Cee Lo Green (While it just talks about the single, the album Lady Killer was pretty good)

And now for those not mentioned:

Kanye West – My Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye is a royal douche.  I get it.  But the music industry is full of lots of famous pricks and douches.  The fact of the matter is he put out a good album this year.  My only complaint was is excessive use of the N-word and constant stream of swearing.  Made listening to it in public a bit of a challenge.

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

The UK is pumping out lots of great music right now.  This is another acoustic based rock band that has some great music.

Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void

One of this years most overlooked albums.  People loved their single Furr, after that folks kind of forgot about them.  Great album and great live show.

Alejandro Escovedo – Street Songs of Love

Another guy that people forget about.  The track, Down in the Bowery features one of my all time favorite song lines, “I hope you live long enough to forget half the stuff they taught you.”

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – The Wages

Although I am never totally sure what he is singing, it is damn enjoyable.  My parents loved this album too.

Mason Jennings – The Flood

Mason releases and acoustic album featuring lots of older tunes stripped down.  It is great hearing Mason as I first heard him.

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

The Canadians let us have another album from one of their greatest bands.  It is a bit different than previous albums but it is still a quality product.  Loved it!

Josh Ritter – So Runs the World Away

Idaho’s greatest musical export since Built to Spill, Ritter puts out a great album and the track The Curse is hauntingly beautiful.

Michael Franti and Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine

People have been complaining that Franti is getting to happy.  That is one of the most ridiculous things I have heard.  This album speaks of love with some rather amazing words.  And it is not just the significant other love, it is also the love that seems to be between friends as well as family.

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