40 Teengirl Fantasy - 7AM39 Fenech-Soler - Fenech-Soler38 Suckers - Wild Smile37 Blackbird Blackbird - Summer Heart36 Diamond Rings - Special Affections35 Geneva Jacuzzi - Lamaze34 Everything Everything - Man Alive33 Sleigh Bells - Treats32 The Irrepressibles - Mirror Mirror31 CocoRosie - Grey Oceans30 jj - n° 329 The Hundred in the Hands - The Hundred in the Hands28 Glasser - Ring 27 ceo - white magic26 Hurts - Happiness25 Best Coast - Crazy For You 24 Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be23 We Have Band - WHB22 SALEM - King Night 21 Jónsi - Go
20 How to Dress Well - Love Remains

Sweet, emotional lo-fi r&b, with a Bon Iver-like falsetto voice.
19 Stornoway - Beachcomber’s Windowsill

Zorbing was in last year’s best songs-list; Beachcomber’s Windowsill definitely deserves a spot in this list. An overlooked gem, something for fans of sweet indie pop with a British touch.
18 Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer describe their sound as ‘middle-eastern-psych-snap-gospel’, I am not even going to try to come up with something better.
17 Foals - Total Life Forever

After the breathtaking Spanish Sahara, everyone got excited for Total Life Forever. Foals lived up the hype and delivered a splendid album. The boys have grown up since their joyful debut Antidotes, which you can definitely hear in their sound.
16 Owen Pallett - Heartland

Give this man a violin and he makes you happy. Give the man a string orchestra and he makes you really really really happy. Finally some recognition for a really talented man, who brings you an unique experience live as well.
15 M.I.A. - /\/\ /\ Y /\

Apart from the rather poppy XXXO, /\/\ /\ Y /\ destroys your speakers and makes you argue with your neighbours. I rly lovalot.
14 Fan Death - Womb of Dreams

One of the most over-looked albums of 2010, yet undeniably the most catchiest string-driven discopop release of 2010. I’m not sure if there even are any other bands in that genre, but it doesn’t matter. Womb of Dreams makes me dance, sing, jump and cheer; and I love it.
13 The Knife in collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock - Tomorrow In A Year

Tomorrow In A Year was one of the biggest surprises of 2010, then again The Knife loves surprising the world. A lot of people expected a ‘proper’ album, but you never know what to expect from the Dreijers. Treat this album as a soundtrack to an opera and learn to love it; worth the effort, believe me.
12 Perfume Genius - Learning

On his debut Learning, Mike Hadreas tells us the story of his rather sad youth. Ten touching songs that speak to your heart; fragile yet stellar. Almost 30 minutes of pure (lo-fi) emotion
11 The Golden Filter - Voluspa

Been waiting for this since Solid Gold, happy to see Voluspa lived up to my expectations. Penelope’s voice fits the sound of nu disco so well, a stellar debut from a stellar duo.
10 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

I’m pretty sure some of you are thinking ‘what is Kanye doing up  there?’ right now. To be honest: I am thinking the exact same thing. It  all started with Nicki Minaj’s verse on Monster, and now I’m  loving the whole album. It’s not perfect (unlike a certain website  states…), but it’s not crap either. Forget Kanye’s egocentric attitude  and give this a chance: you might even end up liking it (that’s how it  ended up here).

Kanye West - Monster

09 Twin Shadow - Forget

Dreamy synthpop with a wink to the smooth sound of the 80’s, welcome to the sweet world of Twin Shadow. His debut album Forget (produced  by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor) holds an undeniably sexy 80’s synthpop sound mixed with some dream pop, which I love.

Twin Shadow - Slow

08 Robyn - Body Talk

When I heard Robyn had plans to release three albums in 2010, I was excited yet suspicious at the same time: happy about the fact we’d be getting lots of new Robyn-jams, suspicious if they’d all be as amazing as I’d hoped them to be.  It all turned out to be amazing in the end, so it’s all good.

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

07 Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights

This is not Antony’s sublime I Am A Bird Now, yet still very worthy of a spot in this list. Swanlights feels like a sad story, yet there’s a little spark of hope in there too. Still waiting for the day I can see mr. Hegarty bring these songs to life right in front of me - I think I might faint if he’d play the emotional Thank You For Your Love. Until then, I’ll have to put Swanlights on repeat.

Antony and the Johnsons - Thank You For Your Love

06 The National - High Violet

A great album by a great band with great songs. That’s basically all  there is too say, top-notch quality music. Strong, yet so touching at  times.

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

05 Marina & the Diamonds - The Family Jewels

Can’t help but love Marina. We all need our guilty pleasures: Marina is mine, and I’m actually not even guilty about it. She infected my brain with her edgy, strong pop; let her infect your brain too.

Marina & the Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot

04 Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Bedroom electronica recorded with a full orchestra. Never loses its  charm, never loses its rhythm. Gets quite messy sometimes, but it will  always remain a magical mess. Sufjan goes from intimate to drugged in  seconds, and I love it.

Sufjan Stevens - I Walked

03 Warpaint - The Fool

I’ve been a fan of the LA-ladies ever since their dazzling debut Exquisite Corpse EP, but their album just blows me away. From the classic Undertow, the heartbreaking Baby (don’t you call anybody else baby, i’m your baby still) or the wild Majesty, every single song on this album rocks. Literally.

Warpaint - Undertow

02 Beach House - Teen Dream

2010 was the year of Beach House; they topped numerous ‘best of  2010’-lists (including the disco naïveté readers poll) and played gigs  worldwide: and they deserve it. After two splendid yet overseen albums (Beach House and Devotion)  the dream pop duo from Maryland managed to create an album simply  everyone loved. Victoria and Alex describe it as ‘make-out music’, but  somehow always end up crying when listening to Teen Dream.

Beach House - Norway

01 Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

Joanna created a whole new world with her Have One On Me. The voice of an angel, a rich orchestration and beautiful storytelling lyrics: perfection. Odd enough, Have One On Me is probably her most accessible record up until now. Over two hours of pure enjoyment.

Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company

40 Teengirl Fantasy - 7AM
39 Fenech-Soler - Fenech-Soler
38 Suckers - Wild Smile
37 Blackbird Blackbird - Summer Heart
36 Diamond Rings - Special Affections
35 Geneva Jacuzzi - Lamaze
34 Everything Everything - Man Alive
33 Sleigh Bells - Treats
32 The Irrepressibles - Mirror Mirror
31 CocoRosie - Grey Oceans
30 jj - n° 3
29 The Hundred in the Hands - The Hundred in the Hands
28 Glasser - Ring
27 ceo - white magic
26 Hurts - Happiness
25 Best Coast - Crazy For You
24 Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
23 We Have Band - WHB
22 SALEM - King Night
21 Jónsi - Go

20 How to Dress Well - Love Remains

Sweet, emotional lo-fi r&b, with a Bon Iver-like falsetto voice.

19 Stornoway - Beachcomber’s Windowsill

Zorbing was in last year’s best songs-list; Beachcomber’s Windowsill definitely deserves a spot in this list. An overlooked gem, something for fans of sweet indie pop with a British touch.

18 Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer describe their sound as ‘middle-eastern-psych-snap-gospel’, I am not even going to try to come up with something better.

17 Foals - Total Life Forever

After the breathtaking Spanish Sahara, everyone got excited for Total Life Forever. Foals lived up the hype and delivered a splendid album. The boys have grown up since their joyful debut Antidotes, which you can definitely hear in their sound.

16 Owen Pallett - Heartland

Give this man a violin and he makes you happy. Give the man a string orchestra and he makes you really really really happy. Finally some recognition for a really talented man, who brings you an unique experience live as well.

15 M.I.A. - /\/\ /\ Y /\

Apart from the rather poppy XXXO, /\/\ /\ Y /\ destroys your speakers and makes you argue with your neighbours. I rly lovalot.

14 Fan Death - Womb of Dreams

One of the most over-looked albums of 2010, yet undeniably the most catchiest string-driven discopop release of 2010. I’m not sure if there even are any other bands in that genre, but it doesn’t matter. Womb of Dreams makes me dance, sing, jump and cheer; and I love it.

13 The Knife in collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock - Tomorrow In A Year

Tomorrow In A Year was one of the biggest surprises of 2010, then again The Knife loves surprising the world. A lot of people expected a ‘proper’ album, but you never know what to expect from the Dreijers. Treat this album as a soundtrack to an opera and learn to love it; worth the effort, believe me.

12 Perfume Genius - Learning

On his debut Learning, Mike Hadreas tells us the story of his rather sad youth. Ten touching songs that speak to your heart; fragile yet stellar. Almost 30 minutes of pure (lo-fi) emotion

11 The Golden Filter - Voluspa

Been waiting for this since Solid Gold, happy to see Voluspa lived up to my expectations. Penelope’s voice fits the sound of nu disco so well, a stellar debut from a stellar duo.

10 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

I’m pretty sure some of you are thinking ‘what is Kanye doing up there?’ right now. To be honest: I am thinking the exact same thing. It all started with Nicki Minaj’s verse on Monster, and now I’m loving the whole album. It’s not perfect (unlike a certain website states…), but it’s not crap either. Forget Kanye’s egocentric attitude and give this a chance: you might even end up liking it (that’s how it ended up here).

Kanye West - Monster

09 Twin Shadow - Forget

Dreamy synthpop with a wink to the smooth sound of the 80’s, welcome to the sweet world of Twin Shadow. His debut album Forget (produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor) holds an undeniably sexy 80’s synthpop sound mixed with some dream pop, which I love.

Twin Shadow - Slow

08 Robyn - Body Talk

When I heard Robyn had plans to release three albums in 2010, I was excited yet suspicious at the same time: happy about the fact we’d be getting lots of new Robyn-jams, suspicious if they’d all be as amazing as I’d hoped them to be. It all turned out to be amazing in the end, so it’s all good.

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

07 Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights

This is not Antony’s sublime I Am A Bird Now, yet still very worthy of a spot in this list. Swanlights feels like a sad story, yet there’s a little spark of hope in there too. Still waiting for the day I can see mr. Hegarty bring these songs to life right in front of me - I think I might faint if he’d play the emotional Thank You For Your Love. Until then, I’ll have to put Swanlights on repeat.

Antony and the Johnsons - Thank You For Your Love

06 The National - High Violet

A great album by a great band with great songs. That’s basically all there is too say, top-notch quality music. Strong, yet so touching at times.

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

05 Marina & the Diamonds - The Family Jewels

Can’t help but love Marina. We all need our guilty pleasures: Marina is mine, and I’m actually not even guilty about it. She infected my brain with her edgy, strong pop; let her infect your brain too.

Marina & the Diamonds - I Am Not A Robot

04 Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Bedroom electronica recorded with a full orchestra. Never loses its charm, never loses its rhythm. Gets quite messy sometimes, but it will always remain a magical mess. Sufjan goes from intimate to drugged in seconds, and I love it.

Sufjan Stevens - I Walked

03 Warpaint - The Fool

I’ve been a fan of the LA-ladies ever since their dazzling debut Exquisite Corpse EP, but their album just blows me away. From the classic Undertow, the heartbreaking Baby (don’t you call anybody else baby, i’m your baby still) or the wild Majesty, every single song on this album rocks. Literally.

Warpaint - Undertow

02 Beach House - Teen Dream

2010 was the year of Beach House; they topped numerous ‘best of 2010’-lists (including the disco naïveté readers poll) and played gigs worldwide: and they deserve it. After two splendid yet overseen albums (Beach House and Devotion) the dream pop duo from Maryland managed to create an album simply everyone loved. Victoria and Alex describe it as ‘make-out music’, but somehow always end up crying when listening to Teen Dream.

Beach House - Norway

01 Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

Joanna created a whole new world with her Have One On Me. The voice of an angel, a rich orchestration and beautiful storytelling lyrics: perfection. Odd enough, Have One On Me is probably her most accessible record up until now. Over two hours of pure enjoyment.

Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company

In no particular order, here are my favorite videos of 2010. A special mention goes out to iamamiwhoami, of whom I could have easily posted all videos.
iamamiwhoami  - t





directed by Viktor Kumlin

Appaloosa - Intimate






directed by Mickaël Valli


The Irrepressibles - In This Shirt






directed by Roy Raz


M.I.A. - Born Free






directed by Romain Gavras


iamamiwhoami - y






directed by Viktor Kumlin


Warpaint - Undertow





directed by Shannyn Sossamon


WU LYF - spitting it concrete like the golden sun god






directed by Jamie Allen


Sail A Whale- The Truest Faith






directed by Sail A Whale


iamamiwhoami - o






directed by Viktor Kumlin


Memoryhouse - Heirloom






directed by Jamie Harley


ceo - come with me






directed by Marcus Söderlund

In no particular order, here are my favorite videos of 2010. A special mention goes out to iamamiwhoami, of whom I could have easily posted all videos.

iamamiwhoami  - t

directed by Viktor Kumlin

Appaloosa - Intimate

directed by Mickaël Valli

The Irrepressibles - In This Shirt

directed by Roy Raz

M.I.A. - Born Free

directed by Romain Gavras

iamamiwhoami - y

directed by Viktor Kumlin

Warpaint - Undertow

directed by Shannyn Sossamon

WU LYF - spitting it concrete like the golden sun god

directed by Jamie Allen

Sail A Whale- The Truest Faith

directed by Sail A Whale

iamamiwhoami - o

directed by Viktor Kumlin

Memoryhouse - Heirloom

directed by Jamie Harley

ceo - come with me

directed by Marcus Söderlund

30 Hooray for Earth - Momo29 Piresian beach - Parttalan28 Tanlines - Settings27 Clive Tanaka y su Orquesta - Jet Set Siempre 1°26 Summer Camp - Young 25 †‡† - CDR 24 Sail A Whale - A Documentation 23 The Hundred in the Hands - This Desert22 Laurel Halo - King Felix21 Janka Nabay - Bubu King20 Games - That We Can Play19 Owen Pallett - A Swedish Love Story18 Chad Valley - Chad Valley EP 17 guards - guards EP 16 Dirty Projectors + Björk - Mount Wittenberg Orca 15 Zola Jesus - Stridulum14 Gang Gang Dance - Kamakura 13 Antony and the Johnsons - Thank You For Your Love12 Keep Shelly in Athens - In Love With Dusk11 Memoryhouse - The Years
10 Florrie - Introduction


Florrie - Call of the Wild

09 Balam Acab - See Birds


Balam Acab - See Birds (Moon)

08 Girls - Broken Dreams Club


Girls - Heartbreaker

07 James Blake - Klavierwerke / CMYK


James Blake - KlavierwerkeJames Blake - CMYK

06 Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People


Sufjan Stevens - Heirloom

05 Active Child - Curtis Lane


Active Child - I’m In Your Church At Night

04 Porcelain Raft - Collection of Porcelain / Gone Blind


Porcelain Raft - Dragonfly

03 Twin Sister - Color Your Life


Twin Sister - All Around and Away We Go

02 oOoOO - NoSummr4U / oOoOO


oOoOO - Burnout Eyess

01 Fan Death - A Coin For The Well


Fan Death - Reunited

30 Hooray for Earth - Momo
29 Piresian beach - Parttalan
28 Tanlines - Settings
27 Clive Tanaka y su Orquesta - Jet Set Siempre 1°
26 Summer Camp - Young
25 †‡† - CDR
24 Sail A Whale - A Documentation
23 The Hundred in the Hands - This Desert
22 Laurel Halo - King Felix
21 Janka Nabay - Bubu King
20 Games - That We Can Play
19 Owen Pallett - A Swedish Love Story
18 Chad Valley - Chad Valley EP
17 guards - guards EP
16 Dirty Projectors + Björk - Mount Wittenberg Orca
15 Zola Jesus - Stridulum
14 Gang Gang Dance - Kamakura
13 Antony and the Johnsons - Thank You For Your Love
12 Keep Shelly in Athens - In Love With Dusk
11 Memoryhouse - The Years

10 Florrie - Introduction

Florrie - Call of the Wild

09 Balam Acab - See Birds

Balam Acab - See Birds (Moon)

08 Girls - Broken Dreams Club

Girls - Heartbreaker

07 James Blake - Klavierwerke / CMYK

James Blake - Klavierwerke
James Blake - CMYK

06 Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People

Sufjan Stevens - Heirloom

05 Active Child - Curtis Lane

Active Child - I’m In Your Church At Night

04 Porcelain Raft - Collection of Porcelain / Gone Blind

Porcelain Raft - Dragonfly

03 Twin Sister - Color Your Life

Twin Sister - All Around and Away We Go

02 oOoOO - NoSummr4U / oOoOO

oOoOO - Burnout Eyess

01 Fan Death - A Coin For The Well

Fan Death - Reunited

Grizzly Bear - Boy From School (originally by Hot Chip) (mp3)

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jj - let them (originally by T.I.) (mp3)

NOW I’M BACKI WISH YOU SCARY SHITTHAT MAKE YOU RUNMAKE YOU HIDEMAKE YOU NEVER WISH YOU DID THATDID YOU GET THAT?





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Fever Ray - Mercy Street (originally by Peter Gabriel) (mp3)

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ceo - halo (originally by Beyoncé) (stream)
clap, clap boy..

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How to Dress Well - I Wish (originally by R. Kelly) (mp3)

I wish that I could hold you now I wish that I could touch you now I wish that I could talk to you Be with you somehow I know you’re in a better place And you know I can see your face I know you’re smiling down on me Saying everything’s okay And if I never leave this thug life I’ll see you again somedayI wish, I wish, I wishI wish, I wish, I wish





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Antony and the Johnsons - Imagine (originally by John Lennon) (stream)

Grizzly Bear - Boy From School (originally by Hot Chip) (mp3)

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jj - let them (originally by T.I.) (mp3)

NOW I’M BACK
I WISH YOU SCARY SHIT
THAT MAKE YOU RUN
MAKE YOU HIDE
MAKE YOU NEVER WISH YOU DID THAT
DID YOU GET THAT?

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Fever Ray - Mercy Street (originally by Peter Gabriel) (mp3)

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James Blake - Limit To Your Love (originally by Feist)

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ceo - halo (originally by Beyoncé) (stream)

clap, clap boy..

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How to Dress Well - I Wish (originally by R. Kelly) (mp3)

I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you’re in a better place
And you know I can see your face
I know you’re smiling down on me
Saying everything’s okay
And if I never leave this thug life
I’ll see you again someday
I wish, I wish, I wish

I wish, I wish, I wish

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Antony and the Johnsons - Imagine (originally by John Lennon) (stream)

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