I don’t buy a huge amount of new music, which I doubt comes as too much of a surprise to people. However, I think that 2010 has been an excellent year for new music, albeit not always produced by new acts.
This year I have been enjoying a few new things, and one or two by people that I maybe should have picked up on earlier.
So, in no particular order, my favourite albums of the year are
Best Coast and Crazy For You
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan‘s Hawk
apologies for the sound quality on that one, but I wanted a video with some action rather than just a shot of the album cover.
Grinderman‘s second outing
Robert Plant‘s Band Of Joy
Gorillaz‘s Plastic Beach
And Warpaint‘s The Fool
I have also enjoyed Robert Fripp and Theo Travis performing some amazing ambient soundscapes on their Live in Coventry Cathedral album, which was recorded in 2009 but released this year. Unfortunately, I can’t find any clips of this.