Tuesday, December 07, 2010

    Junkyardkid's Best Songs of 2010

    It has been a pretty interesting year in finding new music. Here are my 10 favorite songs from 2010 - the year Sufjan Stevens decided to use auto-tune.

    10. Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way
    My favorite dance pop track of the year. Catchy as hell, I had this song on repeat for days.

    9. Beach House - Zebra
    Any way you run, you run before us.
    Dark and haunting. One of the tracks that stood out when I was shuffling through my recent downloads.

    8. Cee-Lo - Forget You/Fuck You
    I guess he's an Xbox and I'm more Atari.
    A middle-finger song disguised as a sunny '60s Motown track - genius.

    7. Marina and the Diamonds - I Am Not a Robot
    Better to be hated than loved loved loved
    for what you're not.
    I don't know what's with the fascination with robots this year (Fembot, The Girl and the Robot) but I'm digging the energy on this song.

    6. Stornoway - Zorbing
    So electrifying, Oh im nearly flying
    lost my heart between the sheets of lightning.
    Opening song on the soundtrack of my life.

    5. Jonsi - Boy Lilikoi
    Use your eyes, the world goes and flutters by
    Use your eyes, you'll know you are
    I am in love with the folky fantasy atmosphere of this track. I am now convinced that if you go through the back of your closet you either end up in Narnia or Iceland.

    4. Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices
    And when I sleep on your couch I feel very safe,
    and when you bring the blankets I cover up my face.
    Compulsory pensive track for the nightly commute.

    3. Vampire Weekend - White Sky
    Basically everything from Contra, actually. This song and Horcahata are my two favorite tracks off the album.

    2. Freelance Whales - Generator ^ First Floor 
    We're finding everyday several ways that we can be friends.
    If you haven't noticed, I have a thing for quirky-sounding indie bands. You know, the ones who fill the verses with repeating syllables (eh-eh-eh-eh, uh-ah-oh oh-oh-ooh) that make no sense at all. Curse that music critic who compared Freelance Whales to Owl City.

    1. Robyn - Dancing On My Own
    So far away but still so near,
    but you don't see me standing here.
    I just came to say goodbye.
    The story of my life told in four minutes and fifty seconds.

    Songs that almost made the cut:
    Josh Ritter Change of Time
    Tunng Hustle
    Ellie Goulding The Writer
    Seabear Arms
    Glee Teenage Dream
    2NE1 Go Away*

    * LOL no judging


    1. Ossum list, bexx. LOL. Will post mine din maybe never LOLJK. Get Out of My Way's higher on my list tho. And I like 'Too Much' better than 'Futile Devices'. But that's just me.

    2. Marina! Love!!!

      I thought there'd be more Glee songs but then again, the songs this season weren't that overwhelming. ;)

    3. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!! Nahabol ang Go Away!!!

    4. citybouy: i know, not digging Glee's sophomore run. But I did enjoy Santana's Valerie last week. That was amazing.

      thysz: It was originally included in the top ten, but it got bumped when I added Freelance Whales (I thought Weathervanes was released 2009) LOL

    5. the best song of 2010 should be Parry Grip's Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom.