The Beat’s Best of 2010 Pt. 2 – 25-1

25. Blackbird BlackbirdSummer Heart (self-released) (buy)

24. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening (DFA) (buy)
All I Want

23. The Wiggly TendrilsRomance In The Executive Branch (Beat The Indie Drum) (download for free)
Dear Martha

22. ClogsThe Creatures In The Garden of Lady Walton (Brassland) (buy)
Last Song

21. Broken Social SceneForgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts) (buy)
Meet me In The Basement

20. Sleigh BellsTreats (Mom + Pop) (buy)
Crown On The Ground

19. FuturebirdsHampton’s Lullaby (Autumn Tone) (buy)
Man With No Knees

18. Valley MakerValley Maker (self-released) (download/buy)
The First

17. Arcade FireThe Suburbs (Merge) (buy)
Empty Room

16. The WalkmenLisbon (Fat Possum) (buy)

15. Perfume GeniusLearning (Matador) (buy)
Gay Angels

14. Free EnergyStuck On Nothing (DFA) (buy)
Free Energy

13. The Besnard LakesAre The Roaring Night (Jagjaguwar) (buy)

12. Yellow OstrichFade Cave EP (self-released) (download for free)
In The Past I Was An Astronaut

11. SnowdenSlow Soft Syrup EP (self-released) (download for free)
So Red

10. Shy MirrorsReactors EP (Thinking About The Needle) (download/buy)
One Way Rat

9. ListenerWooden Heart (self-released) (buy)
Falling In Love With Glaciers

8. Tame ImapalaInnerspeaker (Modular) (buy)

7. Cotton JonesTall Hours In The Glowstream (Suicide Squeeze) (buy)
Somehow To Keep It Going

6. Sarah JaffeSuburban Nature (Kirtland) (buy)
Before You Go

5. YeasayerOdd Blood (Secretly Canadian) (buy)
Ambling Alp

4. Magic ManReal Life Color (Arcade Sound Ltd.) (download for free)
South Dakota

3. The DrumsThe Drums (Island) (buy)
Let’s Go Surfing
Forever and Ever Amen

2. Beach HouseTeen Dream (Sub Pop) (buy)

1. MeursaultAll Creatures Will Make Merry (Song, By Toad) (buy)
Crank Resolutions


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3 Responses to The Beat’s Best of 2010 Pt. 2 – 25-1

  1. Thank you for that great list. I’m so bored by all these “pitchforkstereogumwhatsoever” lists…

    Great work, especially because Ididn’t know about some new releases Ifound here!

    Happy Hollidays.

  2. Terry

    Magic Man is a sweet release. ‘The Mistress’ by Yellow Ostrich is a pretty solid LP.

    • @Terry – Yeah, I liked all of the Yellow Ostrich EP’s a ton but Fade Cave moreso because of its lack of traditional instrumentation, per se. I’m a sucker for anything even closely resembling a capella….and heaven.

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