Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not Forgot-Ten: Other people's lists

With the year starting to draw to its conclusions, it's time to start collecting together some of the highlights of other people's reviews of the year.

This post will be expanded regularly over the next couple of months
Last update: 03-01-11


About.com Best Rock Albums
5. The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
4. Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown
3. Kid Rock - Born Free
2. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
1. Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Best-selling UK albums via Official Chart Company
5. Plan B - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks
4. Rihanna - Loud
3. Lady GaGa - The Fame
2. Michael Buble - Crazy Love
1. Take That - Progress

Best-selling UK singles via Official Chart Company
5. Usher featuring Will I Am - Oh My God
4. Only Girl (In The World) - Rihanna
3. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
2. Matt Cardle - When We Collide
1. Eminem featuring Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie

Duffy's favourite track of the year, via The Observer:
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition

Robert Duffy of Done Waiting's favourite albums:
5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
4. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
3. Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
2. The National - High Violet
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Gorilla vs Bear Best tracks of the year:
5. Girls - Carolina
4. James Blake - CMYK
3. Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo
2. Joanna Newsom – Good Intentions Paving Company
1. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

I Heart Music Hottest Bands In Canada
5. Shad
4. Broken Social Scene
3. Karkwa
2. Diamond Rings
1. Arcade Fire

iTunes Rock Album Of The Year:
Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Santiago Lizón's best Creative Commons tracks, via Phlow:
Penca Catalogue - Only Locals
Stable Mechanism - A Fake Conversation
Monoceros - Camper
Crisopa - Titanium Tears
Javier Rubio + Pársec - Alice y Bob

Laura Marling's favourite album via The Observer:
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

The Music Slut's top albums:
5. One Night Only - One Night Only
4. The Irrepresibles - Mirror Mirror
3. Everything Everything - Man Alive
2. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
1. Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You!

NME albums of the year:
5. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
3. Beach House - Teen Dream
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
1. These New Puritans - Hidden

NME's biggest names missing from its 50 best albums of the year list:
5. MIA - M/\Y/\
4. Eminem - Recovery
3. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
2. The Courteeners - Falcon
1. Kings Of Leon - Coming Around

NME's reissue of the year:
David Bowie - Station To Station

NME tracks of the year:
5. Arcade Fire - We Used To Wait
4. Kanye West - Power
3. Janelle Monde - Tightrope
2. MIA - XXXO
1. Foals - Spanish Sahara

Q Best albums
5. Vampire Weekend - Contra
4. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
3. Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks
2. Robert Plant - Band of Joy
1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Pretty Much Amazing Best songs
5. The Morning Benders - Excuses
4. Yeasayer - ONE
3. Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You
2. Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
1. LCD Soundsystem - All I Want/I Can Change

Wendy Roby's fifty singles of the year includes TuneYards - Real Live Flesh; Oh No Ono - Helplessly Young; Keane - Stop For A Minute

Oliver Sim's favourite album, via The Observer:
Best Coast - Teen Dream

One Track Mind's reader's favourite songs of the year:
5. Sarah Jaffe - Better Than Nothing
4. Trentemøller - Sycamore Feeling
3. Emily Jane White - Liza
2. Junip - Rope And Summit
1. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

Stereogum Best new bands
Forty bands nominated, including Warpaint, Minks, Best Coast & Active Child

Sweeping The Nation's albums of 2010:
5. Allo Darlin' - Allo Darlin'
4. Napoleon IIIrd - Christiania
3. Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry
2. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
1. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

Tinnie Tempah's favourite album, via The Observer:
Plan B - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks

Everett True's top five albums
Agent Ribbons – Chateau Crone
My Disco – Little Joy
kyü – kyü
Mountain Man – Made The Harbor
Tunabunny – Tunabunny

UK Bloggers chart, as curated by Sweeping The Nation:
5. Beach House - Teen Dream
4. Caribou - Swim
3. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
1. The National - High Violet

Village Voice's worst songs of the year:
5. Artists For Haiti - We Are The World 25 For Haiti
4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Don't Pull me Over
3. Cast Of Glee - Loser
2. Bret Michael - What I Got
1. Train - Hey Soul Sister

Katie White's band of the year, via The Observer:
Warpaint

Lest we forget
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

There's a similar, but much more diligent list, over at Largehearted Boy


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