Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 Honorable Mentions

I'm about to unveil my 2010 mix. This having been a pretty great year for music, there were many regrettable omissions. These worthy contenders were cut for a variety of reasons - length, flow, quality of the overall album vs. individual songs, etc. But they bear mentioning as jawns that got much play in the Zackcave this year, and are also worth your time.
  • Erykah Badu - New Amerykah vol. 2: Return of the Ankh
  • The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters, vol. 1: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • The Books - The Way Out
  • Brian Eno - Small Craft on a Milk Sea
  • Broken Bells - The High Road
  • Four Tet - There is Love in You
  • Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
  • Ikonika - Contact Love, Want, Have
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
  • Lightspeed Champion - Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
  • Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
  • The Mynabirds - What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood
  • The National - High Violet
  • oOoOO - No Summr4U
  • Quadron - s/t
  • Royksopp - Senior
  • Sade Soldier of Love
  • She & Him - Volume 2
  • The Soft Pack - s/t
  • Spoon - Transference
  • Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
  • a telecine - a cassette tape culture
That's a lot of honorable mentions. What could possibly be left? Stay tuned!


Pamo said...

I got Claire that Mynabirds cd for Christmas. Georgie James played Portland a few years ago and we both loved Laura's voice so I was pretty psyched when I heard about her The Mynabirds project. Looking forward to hearing her gorgeous voice again.

Gonzo said...

Delayed response - The Mynabirds disc is one that I was initially lukewarm on, but really enjoyed when I dug it up in November. Not familiar with other associated projects, but you have me curious.