Over the last few years I have got into the habit of over Christmas and the New Year putting together a big playlist of all the songs that I have got into over the year. Although saying this is done over Christmas and the New Year is stretching it a bit. It has become something of a task and my playlist for 2009 took me well into last summer to finish.
However, last week I finished my 2010 version. To add a bit of variety to the blog I thought I would select some of the best and post them here.
If Rap Gets Jealous – K’naan
This is my most played track of 2010. Great for air guitar.
Drunk Girls – LCD Soundsystem
“Drunk girls know that love is an astronaut / It comes back but it’s never the same”
Ready To Start – Arcade Fire
I know Arcade Fire are supposed to be one of the biggest bands of the last few years, but I am only just discovering them myself. This is the song that has stayed in my head.
Paradise Circus – Massive Attack
I spotted this one when it was used as the theme for the BBC’s crime drama Luther.
Angel Echoes – Four Tet
La Gloria – Gotan Project
This track features the voice of legendary football commentator Víctor Hugo Morales who is famous for his passionate commentary on the second goal against England by Maradona in the 1986 World Cup.
On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz
My favourite track off my favourite album of 2010.
Panic – David Ford
Sadie, someone who I was working with for a part of last year, introduced me to the album by this artist. This is the track on the album I really like. There is wonderful angry energy at the heart of this song.
I Am Not A Robot – Marina & The Diamonds
F**k You – Cee Lo Green
Great sweary fun. “I guess he’s an X-Box and I’m more Atari”
Hard Times – John Legend & The Roots
How do you survive a recession? You release the funk.
Lately (Sunship Remix) – Macy Gray
Lost Where I Belong – Andreya Triana
Mystic Voyage – Buddy Sativa
My most played jazz track of 2010.
Little Wing – Corinne Bailey Rae (iTunes)
A cover of a Jimi Hendrix song.
Goodbye England (Covered In Snow) – Laura Marling
Moving and evocative. This is simply beautiful.
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This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.