Thursday, December 23, 2010

A short sample of what LPC writers thought were the best tracks of 2010

Because we only got a few submissions for this one, I'll just post what I have. Mixtape coming tomorrow.


10. Belle and Sebastian - I Want the World to Stop
Classic Belle and Sebastian.

9. Beach House - Lover of Mine
Not the most recognized song on Teen Dream, the keyboard riff gets me.

8. The Roots - Now or Never
Really brings out the optimistic side of How I Got Over. Such a powerful chorus.

7. Crystal Castles - Empathy
The highlight of CC's second album. Production doesn't get much tighter than this.

6. Kanye West - Runaway
Of course Yeezy has to make a sincere song with ridiculous lyrics. But it's sincere nonetheless. Pusha T delivers a killer verse, the song has a powerful beat and dat outro.

5. LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
Definitely this album's 'All My Friends' or 'Losing My Edge'. Just gets more powerful with each verse. The guitar goes so well with the backbeat.

4. Big Boi - Shine Blockas
It's just so... smooth. The production is smooth, big boi's flow is smooth, and Gucci Mane's chorus, we're talking baby-bottom smooth here. The exact sort of hip-hop song I expect to hear about once a year.

3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
The title track really sets the tone of the album in a similar way to how 'Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)' establishes Funeral. In my humble opinion, The Suburbs is the most memorable track on the album. The piano riff at the beginning, the chorus especially, and the guitar in the outro. It my not be the most intense, hard-hitting song on the album, but it sticks.

2. Broken Social Scene - Romance to the Grave
The last song of the 'Strong point' in Forgiveness Rock Record, Romance to the Grave is how a crescendo should be done. It doesn't drag on and it's climax isn't too over the top. It just steadily builds up to a powerful and memorable finish.

1. Girls' Generation - Hoot
Haters gonna hate, simple as that.


10. Arcade Fire - The Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
9. Big Boi - Shine Blockas
8. Deerhunter - Helicopter
7. Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People
6. The Black Keys - Tighten Up
5. Electric Wizard - Black Mass
4. World's End Girlfriend - Les Enfants Du Paradis
3. Sleigh Bells - Tell Em
2. Kanye West - Runaway
1. Flying Lotus - Galaxy In Janaki


10. Tennis - South Carolina
9. Arcade Fire - Sprawl 2 (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
8. Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
7. Titus Andronicus - To Old Friends and New
6. Deerhunter - He Would Have Laughed
5. The National - Lemonworld
4. The Books - All You Need Is A Wall
3. Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me
2. James Blake - CMYK
1. How To Dress Well - Decisions (feat. Yuksel Arslan)


1. "Monster" - Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver
2. "Impossible Soul" - Sufjan Stevens
3. "Somethin"- Devo
4. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
5. "Dog Days Are Over" - Florence and the Machine
6. "Little Lion Man" - Mumford & Sons
7. "POWER" - Kanye West feat. Dwele
8. "Brave New World" - Weezer
9. "California Gurls" - Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
10. "Un-Break My Heart" - Weezer


Balkan Beat Box - Dancing With The Moon
Gogol Bordello - Immigraniada
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II
Big Boi - Tangerine
The Roots - Dear God 2.0
Kanye West - All of the Lights
M.I.A. - Born Free
Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave
Neil Young - Angry World
No Age - Fever Dreaming


10. Women - Eyesore
9. Big Boi - Shine Blockas
8. Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
7. Big K.R.I.T. - Hometown Hero
6. Panda Bear - Slow Motion
5. Mark McGuire - Brothers (For Matt)
4. Beach Fossils - Vacation
3. Brothertiger - Lovers
2. Flying Lotus - Galaxy in Janaki
1. Arcade Fire - Half Light II (No Celebration)

Sorry for the mediocre post, but it's all I've got this time around. Next year, this should be more well-organized.

Thanks for reading. Mixtape is coming tomorrow and it's looking great. As a side note, this may or may not have a cheesy Christmas title.


  1. I may edit mine in there. I'll try to work it rale quick

  2. Pleasantly surprised to see the love for Shine Blockas.