My Favorite Tracks of 2010

December 19, 2010

Much as I’ve embraced the running joke about the piss-poor state of indie rock music in 2010, I will say that there have been a handful of songs that I’ve really, really liked.

Here are my favorite 10, all released in 2010. Going back through my profile, it’s clear that The Rural Alberta Advantage and LCD Soundsystem are the two artists that I’ve added to my regular personal rotation this year though the albums I’ve listened to most are from ’09 or earlier.

Here are my top ten (with a couple of honorable mentions), and a couple of thoughts on each:

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Contrary to Popular Belief, I Am Not Dead…

March 28, 2009

I’ve merely been trying really hard to keep up with the job, and subsequently trying to find another one. In the meantime, trying to teach myself enough coding to throw my own domain up and start marketing myself a little bit. Anyway, I’ve been spending the last few days pondering Softer Power, and there are a few posts due in the pipeline. I’ve got some things to share RE: social media, public diplomacy (including the imminent nomination of Judith McHale and the delay in nominating her), and the possible end of newspapers.

There’s a lot to write, and much to share.

In the meantime, check out this video by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the band I’ve declared my new favorite.