December 10, 2010

My Top 25 albums of 2010: #25 - #21

My Top 25 albums of 2010:
#25 - #21

25. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
//Country: USA
//Favorite tracks: Ambling Alp, Madder Red

In the beginning of 2010, Yeasayer returned. Still experimental and weird, yet more accessible than before. This is one of my favorite videos of this year, and it gives anyone new to Yeasayer a good indication of how wonderfully strange Odd Blood is:

24. Best Coast - Crazy For You
//Country: USA
//Favorite tracks: Boyfriend, Crazy For You, Each And Everyday

Bittersweet indie pop about the female vocalist's heartaches - this debut album naturally appealed a lot to me, being a big fan of Camera Obscura (who released one of my favorite albums of 2009). But while being thematically close sometimes, Best Coast goes for a rough and fast-paced surf-rock sound, miles away from Camera Obscura's slow twee. This is simple, straightforward but magical pop music, and hard to dislike.

mp3: Best Coast - Boyfriend

23. Kele - The Boxer
//Country: UK
//Favorite tracks: Tenderoni, Everything You Wanted

On his solo debut, the Bloc Party vocalist finally took the final step towards a completely electronic sound. Read more

22. Casiokids - Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar
//Country: Norway
//Favorite tracks: Fot I Hose, Finn Bikkjen!, En Vill Hest

The Polyvinyl signed oddball electro pop band from Norway finally invaded the US this year. Read more

21. Senera Maneesh - No 2: Abyss In B Minor
//Country: Norway
//Favorite tracks: Blow Yr Brains In The Mourning Rain, Reprobate!

Big and beautiful noise. Read more

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