Best of 2010, Such As It Is


1. Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be: I listened to this album more than any other this year.
2. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
3. Frankie Rose and the Outs – s/t:   Songs that aren’t really songs but moody, catchy, frequently beautiful experiments. Self-aware, too:  “Think about the empty space…
4. MGMT – Congratulations: Hated their last album.
5. Wavves – King of the Beach: Didn’t bother with their last album.
6. Let’s Wrestle – In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s

Also liked:
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
OK Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
The Chemical Brothers – Further

Songs: “When I’m With You” by Best Coast; “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae; “The Drug” by Royksopp; “My House” by Ganglians; “I’m Aware” by Clinic.


I didn’t see any movies this year. Well, not really. But I hardly saw any. I liked The Social Network (which I wrote about here), The Kids Are All Right (which depicted Mark Ruffalo’s meaty, thrusting ass), and Everyone Else (which was a twisty and unusual depiction of a failing relationship).

Still want to see: Burlesque, Enter the Void, Life During Wartime, Winter’s Bone, Black Swan, Dogtooth, Toy Story 3, Blue Valentine, Another Year.

Hated hated hated: Alice in Wonderland