Runstedler’s 2010 in Music Revisited: Honourable Mentions and Supplementary Listens

Although I’ve already released my best albums list for 2010, I couldn’t resist gushing about a few other albums that caught my ear. Flying Lotus and Canadian band Women made an undeniable impact upon the music scene last year which is worthy of note, garnering much acclaim for Cosmogramma and Public Strain, both of which I’d highly recommend to any keen audiophile or casual listener. Here are a few musical gems from 2010 that I feel are worth sharing. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Oh, and the picture there is of Yolandi from Die Antwoord (they’re Afrikaan zef hip hop). Oddly enough, we watched one of their music videos for my postcolonial literature class and I enjoyed them so much that I had to hear more of their stuff. Hats off to Die Antwoord from South Africa and Mac Miller from Pittsburgh in particular. Although his release was inspired by Larry Clark’s well done but downright scary film Kids, Mac Miller is much more humane, likeable, and approachable in his presentation. Happy listening, and do let me know if there are any albums that I may have missed or ones that you would like to recommend. Your thoughts and opinions are always welcome.

Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus

Public Strain by Women

Dark Circles by The Sadies

Write About Love by Belle & Sebastian

Flags by Brooke Fraser

Brothers by Black Keys

The Fool by Warpaint

Gemini by Wild Nothing

Crazy For You by Best Coast

Geidi Primes by Grimes

Clinging to a Scheme by The Radio Dept.

Swim by Caribou

Teen Dream by Beach House

Destroyer of the Void by Blitzen Trapper

Is and Always Was by Daniel Johnston

At Echo Lake by Woods

Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits by Richard Youngs

Treats by Sleigh Bells

$0$ by Die Antwoord

K.I.D.S. by Mac Miller

Beach Fossils by Beach Fossils

Cardinals III/IV by Ryan Adams

The Monitor by Titus Andronicus

Body Talk by Robyn

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