Photography by Me! WHEE!
Happy US Thanksgiving Eve!!! Very excited! Tonight, all across America, people will be placing giblets under their pillows with hopes that the Great Gobbler will swoop down their chimneys, exchanging the less-than-pleasanet-though-very-high-in-iron innards for beer & Stove Top Stuffing brand stuffing!
AND… if you’ve been an extra good boy or girl this year, the Great Gobbler will even insure your favourite team has an extra-special juiced-up syringe of steroids, to help them win “the big game”. Here’s the defensive lineman for MY favourite team last year after I spent the entire year donating all my time and money to local charities….
Not only does US Thanksgiving mark the beginning of “the holiday season” — anyone else think Christmas covers are the cheapest and laziest way to release music and make a few bucks? — but it also marks the beginning of the next year’s leaks — CONGRATULATIONS Lock Lomond! You are the first leak of 2011 as far as I know!
But, maybe more importantly in Bloggy-Blog Land, US Thanksgiving also marks the time in every music geeks life where we start compiling the year that was, start putting together scratch lists of our favourite albums, EPs, performances, etc, etc, etc, and, in today’s case, songs.
Oh, speaking of…
CALLING ALL SOCIETY MEMBERS!!! Time to list your favourite albums of 2010!!! Click here and get yer list up, STAT!!!!
Okay, so yeah, to kick off this most wonderful time of year of music lists, we down in Our Beloved Society collectively listed out some of our favourite songs of 2010, a couple days later, we got ourselves over 60 songs!!!!
Unfortunately, one of the rules was no dupes of bands, so… that “over 60 songs” got cut down to 59. Can’t blame their excitement though, it’s been one hell of a roller-coaster ride this year of music, eh?
I got to tell you, the 59 songs, what an interesting mix! You got yer pop, yer rock, yer dance, yer noise, and really, everything in between. I’m constantly amazed, after all the music we DO listen to and discuss, just how much music I honestly didn’t even know existed! It goes to show you once again, there’s no such thing as a “bad year in music” anymore, if you ain’t hearin’ what yer likin’, you just ain’t lookin’ hard enough!
I say one last thing before we get to the musical libations and this goes to Our Society…
I love you guys! I still can’t believe that we have a board filled with an amazing eclectic mix of music freaks & geeks that somehow, remarkably, remains douchebag-free. The motto of “to each their own” and “there are no right or wrong songs to love” permeates the board like alcohol in my brain late on US Thanksgiving. Pretty amazing group of folks….
So here it is, our collective collection of our 59 (*edit: and then some) favourite songs of 2010!!! ENJOY!!!
The TSURURADIO Community Presents…
Allo Darlin’ – Kiss Your Lips
Kele – Everything You Wanted
Land Of Talk – Hamburg, Noon
Laura Veirs – July Flame
Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
Avi buffalo – Remember Last Time
Basia Bulat – Run
Clinic – I’m Aware
Cloud Cult – You’ll Be Bright (Invocation p.1)
Crash Test Dummies – You Said You’d Meet Me (in California)
Glasser – Home
Hold Steady – Hurricane J
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Dosh – Gare De Lyon
Efterklang – Modern Drift
Foals – Spanish Sahara (Deadboy Remix)
Four Tet – Sing
Josh Ritter – Southern Pacifica
Junip – In every direction
Kanye West – Runaway (Feat. Pusha T.)
Summer Camp – Round The Moon
Sun Airway – Put the Days Away
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You
The Books – Beautiful People
LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
Lovers – Figure 8
Menomena – INTIL
Miami Horror – Holidays
Niki & The Dove – Under The Bridges
Parenthetical Girls – Evelyn McHale
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Cauliflower
Darkstar – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer
Peggy Sue – Yo Mama
Pepper Rabbit – Older Brother
Phantogram – Mouthful Of Diamonds
Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
Philip Selway – By Some Miracle
PS I Love You – Facelove
S. Carey – In The Dirt
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Critical Drain
Spoon – Mystery Zone
Tokyo Police Club – Bambi
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – In Motion
Twin Shadow – I Cant Wait
Vespers – High Hopes
Stornoway – Zorbing
Suckers – Black Sheep
Sufjan Stevens – I Walked
The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Lucky
The Morning Benders – Excuses
The National – England
The New Pornographers – Crash Years
Deer Tick – Christ Jesus
Warpaint – Undertow
Deftones – Rocket Skates
Diamond Rings – Wait & See
The Radio Dept. – David
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Dreamer
Wolf Parade – Cave-O-Sapien
*Ooopah!!! Isa came in with some late adds!!! Since we are seeing her in Lyon, France soon on our vaca, I’m going to brown-nose a bit and add them here (except the Arcade Fire song, we already got them up above). Here’s her picks!!!
All of us at the society!