08 December 2010

Rolling Stone mag - 2010 Singles & Albums

Rolling Stone have posted their Top 30 Albums of 2010, and Top 50 Singles of 2010. I think the list is a bit 'meh'; I'd say: they've given us what they THINK we want... (My comments: red: the albums/singles I like too)


Rolling Stone: Top 30 Albums of 2010
30 Rick Ross – Teflon Don
29 The Roots – How I Got Over
28 My Chemical Romance – Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
27 Peter Wolf – Midnight Souvenirs
26 Yeasayer – Odd Blood
25 Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
24 Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon
23 Elizabeth Cook – Welder
22 Spoon – Transference
21 Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
20 Neil Young – Le Noise
19 M.I.A. – Maya
18 Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
17 Beach House – Teen Dream
16 Kid Rock – Born Free
15 The National – High Violet
14 Robyn – Body Talk
13 Taylor Swift – Speak Now
12 John Mellencamp – No Better Than This
11 The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards
10 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
09 Eminem – Recovery
08 Robert Plant – Band Of Joy
07 Drake – Thank Me Later
06 Vampire Weekend – Contra
05 Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song
04 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
03 Elton John and Leon Russell – The Union
02 The Black Keys – Brothers
01 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Rolling Stone: Top 50 Singles of 2010
50 Ke$ha – "We R Who We R"
49 Elizabeth Cook – "El Camino"
48 Das Racist – "hahahaha jk?"
47 Kid Rock – "Born Free"
46 MGMT – "Congratulations"
45 The Rolling Stones – "Plundered My Soul"
44 Neil Young – "Love and War"
43 B.o.B. (Feat. Bruno Mars) – "Nothing on You"
42 Surfer Blood – "Floating Vibes"
41 Junip – "In Every Direction"
40 Kanye West -"Power"
39 The Gaslight Anthem – "The Diamond Church Street Choir"
38 Spoon – "The Mystery Zone"
37 Lloyd Banks (Feat. Juelz Santana) – "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley"
36 Drake (Feat. Nicki Minaj) – "Up All Night"
35 Massive Attack (Feat. Hope Sandoval) – "Paradise Circus"
34 Gorillaz (Feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack) – "Stylo"
33 Wavves – "Post Acid"
32 Die Antwoord – "Enter the Ninja"
31 Gil Scott-Heron – "I’m New Here"
30 Jakob Dylan – "Nothing but the Whole Wide World"
29 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – "The Trip to Pirate’s Cove"
28 Band of Horses – "Laredo"
27 The National – "Bloodbuzz Ohio"
26 Robyn – "Dancing on My Own"
25 Nicki Minaj – "Did It On’em"
24 Eminem – "Not Afraid"
23 Jamey Johnson – "Macon"
22 Rick Ross (Feat. Styles P) – "B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)"
21 Sleigh Bells – "Infinity Guitars"
20 Best Coast – "Boyfriend"
19 The New Pornographers – "Your Hands (Together)"
18 Jenny and Johnny – "Scissor Runner"
17 LCD Soundsystem – "I Can Change"
16 Cold War Kids – "Coffee Spoon"
15 Drake – "Over"
14 Big Boi (Feat. Cutty) – "Shutterbugg"
13 The Dead Weather – "Hustle and Cuss"
12 Mark Ronson and the Business International (Feat. Q-Tip & MNDR) – "Bang Bang Bang"
11 The Black Keys – "Everlasting Light"
10 Kanye West (Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver) – "Monster"
09 Broken Bells – "The Ghost Inside"
08 Janelle Monáe (Feat. Big Boi) – "Tightrope"
07 Vampire Weekend – "White Sky"
06 Mavis Staples -"You Are Not Alone"
05 Arcade Fire – "We Used to Wait"
04 Katy Perry – "Teenage Dream"
03 Sade – "Soldier of Love"
02 Cee Lo Green – "Fuck You"
01 Kanye West (Feat. Pusha T) -"Runaway"

All and all quite an average list. There are a couple of entries I didn't highlight - good songs or bands I like, but I'm just not sure they really should've made it into the list...

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