Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tapes 'N Tapes / Top 10 Album Year List

Here's the album opener from the forthcoming Tapes 'N Tapes album, titled "Outside". Check out the fantastically rousing "Badaboom" below. The album as a whole has me hearing tinges of old David Byrnes/Talking Heads. Give a listen, and check out our Top Ten Albums of the year list below as well. "Outside" will be released on January 11, 2011. You can pre-order it HERE.

"Badaboom" by Tapes 'N Tapes

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Top 10 Albums of 2010

(10)The Way Out - The Books - I like found sounds. I like The Books. Highlight of this album, "Free Translator".

(9)Treats - Sleigh Bells - After hearing what this act was comprised of, my gut instinct told me to dislike this at all costs! Until I heard "Kids" & "Rill Rill".

(8)Meet Me at the Munster Station - P.S. I Love You - Seeing what these guys look like, in relation to what they sound like, made me scratch my head. Other than, highly approve.

(7)First Four Ep's - OFF! - This punk rock all star team puts out 16 tracks, each clocking in under 2:00 minutes. Nostalgia is nice.

(6)High Violet - The National - For me personally, I enjoyed this more than their last release. Dark never sounded so comforting.

(5)The Brutalist Bricks - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - I was fist-pumping to this one all year. Ted makes NJ proud. Highlight song on this album for me, was "Bottled in Cork".

(4)Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter - I've always thought Deerhunter was an acquired taste, that took a little effort to really appreciate, as far as full albums go. I quite enjoyed this one though, and a few tracks even made my father question' "What's this?"

(3)Majesty Shredding - Superchunk - The much needed album from one of my favorite bands of all time, was highly welcomed in 2010. Mac & Co. showed they certainly still had the chops that I grew up hearing.

(2)The Suburbs - The Arcade Fire - The band of Canadians can seemingly do no wrong in my book. The exclamation point on this album, was my favorite music video experience of the year.

(1)My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West - Yeah, I guess he's kind of an asshole, but Taylor Swift is a whore, no? I only keep up through TMZ. This album just has the goods. Highlight of the album for me, "Blame Game" featuring Aphex Twin sample.

Did I leave anything out? Most likely.