Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Battle for the best 20 LPs of 2010

2010 was another banner year for new vinyl. Personally I bought more new releases on vinyl this year than any year since the 80's. To accommodate, this year's fancy "best of" will be expanded from 10 to 20 LP's. In terms of eligibility, I have already eliminated 2009 releases that I purchased this year, as well as reissues (although there is one "greatest hits" LP in the batch). CD and/or digital-only releases are also disqualified.

It is likely that one or two albums may still be added to this list (the new Elvis Costello, for example), but here's the basic stack-o-records that is vying for inclusion in this year's Fancy Top 20 Best LP's list.  Watch for the finalized list to be posted sometime in mid-late December:

2010 LP's in alphabetical order:
  • The Bird and the Bee: Interpreting the Masters Vol 1: A tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent
  • The Clean: Mister Pop
  • Crowded House: Intriguer
  • DEVO: Something for Everybody
  • The Drums (self-titled)
  • Jason Falkner: I'm OK, You're OK
  • Fistful of Mercy: As I Call You Down
  • Free Energy: Stuck on Nothing
  • Hole: Nobody's Daughter
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Greatest Hits
  • Tom Jones: Praise & Blame
  • Kula Shaker: Pilgrim's Progress
  • Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (acoustic sessions)
  • The Like: Release Me
  • The Posies: Blood/Candy
  • Eli Paperboy Reed: Come and Get It!
  • Mark Ronson & The Business Int'l: Record Collection
  • Ringo Starr: Y Not
  • Stone Temple Pilots (self-titled)
  • Weezer: Hurley
  • Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin
  • Josia Wolf: Jetlag

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