I’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to put a list together – it just seemed too daunting, I was bound to forget important ones, definitely haven’t gotten a chance to listen to many of the most lauded – but then a friend called me out and I naturally I had to rise to the challenge.
I don’t want to call this a “Best of 2010” list, because I feel kind of like a fraud saying that. Music is so subjective. To this day I still don’t really understand the mad mass love of Beach House. Maybe I’ll discover what I’m missing in 2011, but for the moment it is not music that grabs me personally.
That being said, I now present my favorite 25 albums and 5 EPs of 2010…
There was no question, we were GOING to see fireworks on the 4th of July.
It was 8:45pm on Sunday, and 10 of us were sprawled around my boyfriend’s living room having just finished Wet Hot American Summer. We had been drinking, eating and generally making merry since 2pm and were all in various states of food coma/nap. Only one thing would get us all mobilized, even at the very last minute: fireworks. There was no real decision made to go, it just was – a mad dash to all settle on a place, piling into cars and then in just 15 minutes or so we were there. Even with 5 cars – some coming from other directions – we managed to find each other atop a winding hill in some park off Duquesne with much of the population of Culver City.