Beach House? Best Coast? Finally.
The Bird and the Bee - “Rich Girl”
I chose this song to post to represent my favorites of 2010 for one reason: I haven’t posted a Bird and the Bee track from this album yet! Clever, I know. This is also one of my favorite Hall and Oates songs. Double win.
I feel like this album came and went pretty quickly. Released in March, there are 9 tracks, with one being an original, I posted it on my blog a few weeks ago. Check it out here. This album is pure pop magic!
Here is my list of favorite albums this year, in band alphabetical order:
Amy’s Favorites of 2010
Gayngs - “Faded High”
Well, dear readers, it’s that time of year again. The time of year when music bloggers everywhere will attempt to impress you with their memorable-but-non-obvious choices for albums of the year. The time of year when the worth of your musical opinion is measured in how high (not too high!) you place the aural assault that was that Sleigh Bells album.
We here at Tuneage do our best to stay out of this fray and instead focus on those albums that we enjoyed the most this year. Sure, they may be obvious or not as difficult to like as something else, but dammit, I played the crap out of these records. And if you ask me, how much I play something is the real measure of how good I think an album is.
So without further ado, here are my favorites for 2010 (in band alphabetical order):
Bill’s Favorites of 2010
* I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. I wanted not to like this album, honestly I did. But it’s been in almost constant rotation since I picked it up, and when I’m not playing it, the songs are stuck in my head. So, as much as it pains me, by my own rules, this album makes the list…and everyone else’s.
Only a few releases this week, but they’re all ones I’ve been waitin’ for (especially Best Coast).
Best Coast - “Something in the Way”
With good fuzz-rock, there’s something in the way (see what I did there?) the melody sneaks through the feedback and the noise that I just love. It’s almost like the music wants you to work a little harder to really get something out of it. And Best coast play good fuzz-rock. More accurately, the band combines their good fuzz-rock with the feeling of surf-rock and summer, and the title track from their latest 7”, Something in the Way, epitomizes this combination. The drums that might as well be hand-claps, the simple, surf-rock hook hiding just below the surface fuzz, and the 60s, girl-group-inspired heartache lyrics…I’m into all of it. I’ve been singing the chorus in my head for days, and after my third listen already this morning, I’m showing no signs of stopping. — Bill