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Top songs of 2010

Posted December 30, 2010 By admin

Here are my favorite songs of 2010. I was surprised by how much good music was released throughout the year, hopefully next year will be just as good.

Disc 1

1. Healing Hands- Citizen Cope
2. Starling- Roma Di Luna
3. The Chaconne- Dessa
4. Obvious- Sharaya Mikael
5. The In-Between Place- Crash Test Dummies
6. All But Elegant (Party On, Wayne)- Botzy ft. I, Colossus
7. Now They Know- Dark Time Sunshine
8. Are You Here- Corinne Bailey Rae
9. Everybody’s Hurting- Jakob Dylan
10. This- Darius Rucker
11. Billie Jean- Sungha Jung
12. I Can Feel- The Chapin Sisters
13. Why Didn’t You Call- JoJo
14. In Your Arms- Kina Grannis
15. Before We’re Gone- Pigeon John
16. Prayer Of Roses- Pieta Brown
17. Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)- Phosphorescent
18. Calico Pie- Natalie Merchant
19. Lovely And Blue- Ryan Adams
20. I Wish I Knew How To Say Goodbye- Willy Mason
21. Fairytale Lullaby- Bombay Bicycle Club
22. On A Good Day- Joanna Newsom

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Disc 2

1. Pioneer- Joe Purdy
2. Boss Inside- Adam Green
3. Stranger In Sand- Jackie Greene
4. Window Seat- Erykah Badu
5. You Are Not Alone- R. Kelly
6. Count Your Blessings- Nas & Damian Marley
7. Of All The Wonderful Things- Piney Gir
8. Draw The Stars- Andreya Triana
9. King Of Anything (Strings Version)- Sara Bareilles
10. And The Camera- Paper Tiger ft. Dessa
11. Dirtnap Nightmares- Grieves
12. Te Amo- Rihanna
13. Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound- Johnny Cash
14. Someone To Watch Over Me- Brian Wilson
15. Drummer Boy (Unplugged)- Debi Nova
16. Dive In- Jennifer Knapp
17. Take A Picture- Lucy Schwartz
18. Escape- NEeMA
19. Mr. Blessington’s Imperialist Plot- Astronautalis
20. Only A Hobo- Bob Dylan
21. Come Undone- Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
22. Bored To Death- Coconut Records

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Top 20 Albums Of 2010-Part 2

Posted December 29, 2010 By admin

Well this is it, the top 10 albums of the year. Based on a lot of lists I’ve seen around the web, mine will be quite a bit different than most, but hopefully that will expose more people to different music as well. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my songs of the year.

9.Grieves – The Confessions of Mr. Modest

8. Botzy – Deaf to the Static

7. Roma di Luna – Then the Morning Came

6. The Chapin Sisters – Two

5. Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep

4. Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave

3. Crash Test Dummies – Oooh Lala!

2. Adam Green – Minor Love

1. Dessa – A Badly Broken Code

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my songs of the year!

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Botzy-Deaf To The Static

Posted December 14, 2010 By admin

The way the discovery of this album happened has to be one of the strangest routes to an album I’ve made this year. At the local record store in town, The Electric Fetus, there is a box where artists can drop off their albums for people to grab for free. Well, I’m always on the lookout for new music and am always grabbing one of them, and one day grabbed a mix of about 10 songs by different artists. One of them was “All But Elegant” by Botzy (of Culture Cry Wolf). It sounded good, so I grabbed his debut album Deaf To The Static and gave it a listen, not sure what to expect. What I found blew me away to be honest, and left me wondering why I hadn’t heard this guy before. Botzy’s flow is similar to that of Grieves and the late Eyedea, and the beats he uses can be described as haunting and dark at times. Lyrically, Botzy isn’t quite on the level as say Slug of Atmosphere or Brother Ali, but he isn’t far off, and with time he may end up at that level, which is one of highest compliments anyone can pay a hip hop artist in my mind. The song that got me drawn into Botzy, “All But Elegant“, is one I can relate to, which might be why I was so instantly connected to it. It deals with issues like people who don’t know you judging you, and people who claim to be friends leave you in the end, leaving you with the feeling they were using you all along, and trying to rise above it all to become a better person. All of the songs on Deaf To The Static seem to have a dark theme to them, whether it be betrayal, loneliness or just plain sadness. What started out as taking a flyer on a free mix CD ended up with me finding one of my favorite albums of the year, which is proof you can find good things for free if you look hard enough. ++ MySpace ++ Twitter ++ Facebook ++ Buy

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