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Close But No Sitar – The Other 25
December 6, 2010, 3:44 pm
Filed under: 2010 Top 25

EDIT: Spent a lot of yesterday with These New Puritans on repeat and realised I’d messed up. It’s a great album so I’ve bumped it into my Top 25, pushing Jim Jones Revue out of the final cut and into the list below. Sorry

OK, a day ahead of schedule here is the bottom half of my top 50 shortlist for the best albums of 2010. In a less abundant year, a few of this would have been Top 25 certainties but competition is tough in ’10.

So in alphabetical order, let’s hear it for:

Afrirampo – We Are Uchu Noko
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Black Keys – Brothers
Blood Of Heroes
Books – The Way Out
Brian Eno – Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Citay – Dream Get Together
Crystal Castles 2
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
Electric Wizard – Black Masses

Eli Paperboy Reed – Come & Get It
Fall – Your Future, Our Clutter
Fang Island – Fang Island
Gappy Ranks – Put The Stereo On
Holy Fuck – Latin
Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now
Jim Jones Revue – Burning Down Your House
Jon Mueller -The Whole Type
Jonathan Richman – O Moon, Queen of Night On Earth
Laura Veirs – July  Flame
Liars – Sisterworld
Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Totem 2
Munly & The Lupercalians – Petr And The Wulf
Polar Bear – Peepers
Weakerthans – Live At Burton Cummings Theatre

Some of these – Afrirampo, Blood Of Heroes, Munly & The Lupercalians and Jonathan Richman in particular – might well have finished higher if I’d heard them sooner. Others (Liars, These New Puritans, Masters Musicians of Bukkake, Holy Fuck) need more time. Gappy Ranks would have been top 20 if he’d have turned off the fucking autotune. The others really are all good albums. Just not quite good enough. As I said, in another year who knows…

Afrirampo – We Are Uchu Noko
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Black Keys – Brothers
Blood Of Heroes
Books – The Way Out
Brian Eno – Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Citay – Dream Get Together
Creepshow – They All Fall Down
Crystal Castles 2
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
Eli Paperboy Reed – Come & Get It
Fall – Your Future, Our Clutter
Fang Island – Fang Island
Gappy Ranks – Put The Stereo On
Holy Fuck – Latin
Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now
Jon Mueller -The Whole Type
Jonathan Richman – O Moon, Queen of Night On Earth
Laura Veirs – July  Flame
Liars – Sisterworld
Master Musicians Of Bukkake – Totem
Munly & The Lupercalians – Petr And The Wulf
Polar Bear – Peepers
These New Puritans – Hidden
Weakerthans – Live At Burton Cummings Theatre

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Hurrah for These New Puritans – We Want War is probably the single of the year for me (today anyway). I love the way you’re teasing us – it’s getting almost as exciting as Eurovision.

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