I think I’ve got it figured out. It took me a long time to put these in the correct order, because I kept switching them around.
I originally wanted to just make this a “top albums” post, but because I went to so many damn shows this year, I realized that I should add that in as well.
Top Albums of 2010.
20. Beach House – Teen Dream
19. Sleigh Bells – Treats
18. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
17. Matt and Kim – Sidewalks
16. Lightspeed Champion – Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
15. Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More
14. The National – High Violet
13. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
12. Stars – The Five Ghosts
11. Cee-Lo Green – The Lady killer
10. Frightened Rabbit – A Winter of Mixed Drinks
9. Black Keys – Brothers
8. Vampire Weekend – Contra
7. Spoon – Transference
6. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
5. Morning Benders – Big Echo
4. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
3. We Are Scientists – Barbara
2. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
1. Menomena – Mines
Top Live Shows of 2010
Honorable mention: Weezer at Bumbershoot. I think if I’d have been able to shoot this, it would have been in the top ten.
10. Builders and the Butchers at Berbati’s Pan
9. Florence + the Machine at the Showbox at the Market
8. Arcade Fire at Key Arena
7. Panda Bear at the Crystal Ballroom
6. Phoenix at the Showbox SoDo
5. Frightened Rabbit at the Showbox at the Market
4. Editors at the Showbox at the Market
3. Spoon at the Moore Theater
2. Menomena at the Crystal Ballroom
1. EVERY SINGLE WE ARE SCIENTISTS SHOW I ATTENDED ON THE WEST COAST INCLUDING ALL OF AARON PFENNING BECAUSE HE’S AN HONORARY MEMBER OF WAS.
Here’s hoping for a wonderful 2011!