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Song of 2010

8 Jan

Amongst the Sleeping Son boys, there is a constant struggle in determining the ‘Best Song’ of any given year. With submissions being placed after every great new album release.

Having comparable, but varying musical tastes; however, makes settling on one song a battle.

If you have been following blogs in 2010, you will have heard of Beach House. I passed up on their album ‘Teen Dream’ for a while, either out of pure stupidity, or blinded ignorance – and that was a mistake. For the greater part of 2010 (from its release to January 1st, 2011) Foals ‘Spanish Sahara’ had solidified its spot as my number 1. And although it still draws awe from me, Beach House’s ‘Used to Be’ is the best song from 2010.

The way the song slowly creeps up on you, with a focal melody so easy and basic – you feel like you can actually sing along, and do it well. There is nothing fancy about anything, and that’s what makes recognition of its beauty so effortless.

So Mike, Dad, here is my song of 2010. If you haven’t heard it already:

Beach House – Used to Be:

Naked and the Famous

7 Jan

Sunopsis: MGMT meets Passion Pit

The Naked And Famous – Punching in a Dream:

The final segment of Hype Machines best-of:
Star Slinger – Best of 2010 (Part 5):


Since today is the final day of the big reveal, Hype Machine now has the top 10s online. Check it all out here.

Best from 2010

29 Oct

With the year coming to a close it’s time for my first cumulative best of list. Compared to last year (Phoenix, The XX, Passion Pit etc.) this year has been a lot less exciting – but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some good music. So here it is – my top 15 albums from the year.

Click the album art for original posts on the artists.


1. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

Undercover Martyn:

2. Foals – Total Life Forever

Black Gold:

3. Broken Bells – Broken Bells

The High Road:

4. Morning Benders – Big Echo


5. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

Some Kind of Nature:


6. Little Red – Midnight Remember

Rock It:

7. Jonsi – Go

Go Do:

8. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains):

9. Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More

Awake My Soul:

10. Vampire Weekend – Contra


11. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

World News:

12. Hot Chip – One Life Stand

Alley Cats:

13. Geographer – Animal Shapes


14. Sun Airway – Nocturn of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

Put the Days Away:

15. CEO – White Magic

Come With Me:

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