Getintothis presents the annual top 50 records of the year.
It’s been four years since Getintothis began offering our thoughts on music on the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo‘s webpages – and 2010 has proved by some distance the most wildly disparate and difficult 12 months to collate an end of year list.
It’s hard to pin point specifics but the sheer wealth of music on offer is an obvious factor. I’ve written before about the impact of technology and drowning in sound, and with the addition of Spotify round these parts in the early stages of 2010 plus the diminishing return of physical promos/increase of digital links, it was near-impossible to escape new releases on a daily basis.
I could quite easily have collated another Top 100, however, I did that in 2008 and quite frankly once you get around 70-odd you lose the will to live, let alone offer a fair reflection.
So, after considerable thought, here’s the first part for 2010. Feel free to champion, sigh or shake a fist in my direction – but most of all it’d be grand if you joined in the music geek’s ritual and added your own selection as there’s bound to be some records which have slipped through the net.
The rest of December will include Liverpool musicians, promoters, DJs and media types from the rest of the UK revealing their records of the year, plus a run through Getintothis‘ standout moments of 2010 including the best gigs, events, hero of the year and more besides.
In the meantime, getintothis:
Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms
Grinderman: Grinderman 2
Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles II
Tame Impala: Innerspeaker
Ikonika: contact, love, want, have
Hot Chip: One Life Stand
Villa Nah: Origin
Keys Of Life Records
Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
Holy Fuck: Latin
Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Young Gods Records
Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can
On The Shelf Records
Mugstar: …Sun, Broken…
Titus Andronicus: Monitor
Mystery Jets: Serotonin
No Age: Everything In Between
Sleigh Bells: Treats
Four Tet: There Is Love In You
Check back tomorrow as Getintothis’ countdown continues with albums 30-21.
Getintothis Top 50 Albums of 2009
Getintothis Top 100 Albums of 2008
Getintothis Top 50 Albums of 2007