Archive for January, 2011

my favourite 10 albums of 2010

I’m sure you all figured it was coming – my countdown of which albums I liked most from 2010! (I can hear you all cheering in the background!)

I started with a list of 13 and I really thought it was going to be quite difficult to narrow it down to only 10 albums. Then, when I started doing some research, I found out that my numbers 9 and 10 were actually released in 2009! Now with a list of only 11 it was easy peasy pie.

Please find below, in reverse order, the list of my favourite albums from 2010. Everyone should listen to them immediately.

10. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
9. The Rifles – The Great Escape
8. The Boy Who Trapped the Sun – Fireplace
7. The Courteeners – Falcon
6. Tired Pony – The Place We Ran From
5. General Fiasco – Buildings
4. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
3. The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
2. Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
1. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Other albums I listened to far too often in 2010 that were released in previous years (but that I only discovered in 2010) include:

The Gaslight Anthem – Sink or Swim & The ’59 Sound
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight
The XX – XX
Band of Skulls – Baby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey

Opinions, please, but only if you agree with me! 🙂


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I am re-reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road again and as this is an all-consuming task I leave you with the following diversion:

The 2011 Tournament of Books – Long List

Have you read any of these titles? I am proud to say I have read two!


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