The TSURURADIO Community’s Collective Most Awesomest Albums Of 2010: And The Nominees Are……

Howdy howdy my friends!!!

Wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know we here at Tsuru Industries are hard at work preparing he TSURURADIO Community’s Collective Most Awesomest Albums Of 2010!!!

For those of you not in the know, what we do down in our beloved society of music freaks & geeks is each of us post our top albums of the year, all ranked up and what not. Then, from there, we assign a point value to each ranking, put it all in a handy excel spread sheet, and tally that mother-cusser up!

It’s no holds barred, albums are preferred sure, but EPs, live things, various artists stuff, albums that came out in one country in 2009, but 2010 in theirs, whatever! It’s all good in the neighborhood!

While we tally up the votes, prepare the post with (as always) an accompanying mixtape, I’d like to formally announce the nominees. So, in grand style…

The TSURURADIO Community’s Collective Most Awesomest Albums Of 2010: And The Nominees Are……

(In Alphebetical Order)

A Weather – Everyday Balloons
Actress – Splazsh
Ali Farka Toure & Tournami Diabete – Ale & Toumani
Anais Mitchell – Hadestown
Angus & Julia Stone – Down The Way
Antony & The Johnsons – Swanlights
Apparatjik – We Are Here
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti – Before Today
Autolux – Transit Transit
Avalanche City – Our New Home Above the Ground
Avey Tare – Down There
Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
Basia Bulat – Heart Of My Own
Baths – Cerulan
Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
Beach House – Teen Dream
Ben Folds & Nick Hornsby – Lonely Avenue
Beta Radio – Seven Sisters
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat The Devil’s Tatoo
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang – The Wonder Show Of The World.
Broken Bells – Broken Bells
Broken Records – Let Me Come Home
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Caribou – Swim
Casiokids – Topp Stemning Pa Lokal Bar
Cee-Lo Green – Lady Killer
Cheikh Lo – Jamm
Cloud Cult – Light Chasers
Cocorosie – Grey Oceans
Conan O’ Brien – Live At Third Man
Corrine Bailey Rae – The Sea
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night Of The Soul
Darkstar – North
Darwin Deez – Darwin Deez
Debora Iyall – Stay Strong
Deer Tick – Black Dirt Sessions
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
Deftones – Diamond Eyes
Delorean – Subiza
Delta Spirit – History From Below
Diamond Rings – Special Affections
Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame
Efterklang – Magic Chairs
El Ten Eleven – It’s Still Like A Secret
Eli Paperboy Reed – Come & Get It
Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Emma Pollock – The Law of Large Numbers
Everybody Was in the French Resistance…Now – Fixing the Charts, Vol. 1
Fang Island – Fang Island
Field Music – Measure
Foals – Total Life Forever
Four Tet – There Is Love In You
Frazey Ford – Obadiah
Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
Gayngs – Relayted
Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle
Gonjasufi – A Sufi & A Killer
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Grinderman – Grinderman 2
Guards – Guards EP
Here We Go Magic – Pigeons
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
How To Destroy Angels – How To Destroy Angels
How to Dress Well – Love Remains
Inter Ambiter. Inlets
Interpol – Interpol
Jack Rose – Luck In The Valley
Jaill – That’s How We Burn
Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
John Mellencamp – No Better Than This
Johnny Cash – Ain’t No Grave
Johnny Flynn – Been Listening
Jonsi – Go
Josh Ritter – So Runs The World Away
Julia Kent – Last Days of July
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Kissaway Trail – Sleep Mountain
Kisses – Heart of the Nightlife
Land Of Talk – Cloak & Cipher
Laura Marling – I speak because I can
Laura Veirs – July Flame
Lauren Hoffman – Interplanetary Traveler
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Lightspeed Champion – Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You
Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool
Living Sisters – Love To Live
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Los Campesinos – Romance Is Boring
Love Language – Libraries
Lovers – Dark Light
Margot & The Nuclear So & Sos – Buzzard
Marissa Nadler – Covers
Mates of State – Crush
Matt & Kim – Sidewalks
Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon
Megafaun – Heretofore
Melissa Ferrick – Enough About Me
Menomena – Mines
MGMT – Congratulation
Miami Horror – Illumination
Micah P Hinson – And The Pioneer Saboteurs
Mice Parade – What It Means to be Left-handed
Midlake – The Courage Of Others
Mimicking Birds – Mimicking Birds
Mock & Toof – Tuning Echoes
Mount Kimbie – Crooks and Lovers
Mountain Man – Made The Harbor
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
My Chemical Romance – Danger Days
Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep
New Pornographers – Together
Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
oOoOO – oOoOO
Owen Pallett – Heartland
Panico – Kick
Peggy Sue – Fossils And Other Phantoms
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
Philip Jeck – An Ark For The Listener
Philip Selway – Familia
Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo
Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
Pierced Arrows – Descending Shadows
Plants & Animals – La La Land
Queen Of Denmark – John Grant
Radio Dept – Clinging To A Scheme
Ratatat – LP4
Redshape – The Dance Paradox
Richard Youngs – Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits
Rogue Wave – Permalight
Sade – Soldier of Love
Sam Amidon – I See The Sign
Sambassadeur – European
Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
She and Him – Volume 2
Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago
Shout Out Louds – Work
Shugo Tokumaru – Port Entropy
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Small Black – New Chain
Spoon – Transference
Stars – The Five Ghosts
Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
Sun Airway – Nocturne Of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
Super Desserts – Twee As Folk
Surf City – Treats
Surfer Blood – Aastrocoast
Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – the Brutalist Bricks
Tender Forever – No Snare
The Black Keys – Brothers
The Chemical Brothers – Further
The Drums – The Drums
The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
The High Wire – The Sleep Tape
The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever
The Holidays – Post Paradise
The Morning Benders – Big Echo
The National – High Violet
The Roots – How I Got Over
The School – Loveless Unbeliever
The Sexual Objects – Cucumber
The Shivers – Sunset Psalms
The Walkmen – Lisbon
The Weepies – Be My Thrill
These New Puritans – Hidden
Tift Merritt – See You On The Moon
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
Tokyo Police Club – Champ
Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This
Treefight For Sunlight – A Collection Of Vibrations For Your Skull
Trent Reznor – The Social Network OST
Trespassers – Kashmir
Twin Shadows – Forget
Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
Typhoon – Hunger and Thirst
Unbunny – Moon Food
UNKLE – The Answer
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Various Artists – Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Ghanaian Blues 1968-1981′
Various Artists – Roots Of Led Zeppelin
Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
Warpaint – The Fool
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rivers
Wise Blood – +
Women – Public Strain
Woods – At Echo Lake
Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – For The Ghosts Within
Xiu Xiu – Dear God, I Hate Myself
Yeasayer – Odd Blood


How about a round of applause for our nominees???

I guarantee you that that list just scratches the surface of what came out this year.  Alright, well, I got lots of work to do! Keep an eye out this week for the rankings & accompanying mixtape THIS FRIDAY!!!!

Until then…

9 comments for “The TSURURADIO Community’s Collective Most Awesomest Albums Of 2010: And The Nominees Are……

  1. arimyg
    December 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    what a beauty.

  2. LiveNudeShoey
    December 29, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    @TSURURADIO The Books, PS I Love You, Ceremony, and Kids & Explosions need love. I wish I could compile everyone’s list for them :(

  3. LiveNudeShoey
    December 29, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    @TSURURADIO I wasn’t even aware you had a community over there. I’d be into it if Twitter didn’t make all other communication obsolete.

  4. December 29, 2010 at 9:52 PM

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  5. December 29, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    @LiveNudeShoey PS I Love You made my list, but not in my top ten.. There were more albums, but only the top 10s were included.

  6. December 29, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    @LiveNudeShoey yep! Got a board we keep tucked away. A nice chill place to get away from all *this*.. a little oasis of music geekery!

  7. Dan
    December 30, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    No Steel Train nomination?
    Otherwise, flawless.
    But no Steel Train just breaks my fun.-andrewdost-loving heart

  8. December 30, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Crap. I forgot to put in my vote. I’m such a slacker. :(

  9. anon
    December 31, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    marina and the diamonds isn’t on the list. one of my top albums of this year….sad face

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