BEST OF 2010

Best of 2010

At the end of 2009, 40 From The Noughties began. Over the course of a month, Just Played examined some of the finer releases from the previous decade. This process provoked a lot of debate and prompted plenty of people to engage a little more with the site. As a result, it seemed logical to offer a more expansive end of year round up this time out and the whole thing unravels below. You can find links to all thirty posts counting down the albums of 2010. As ever, your feedback is invited and please feel free to disagree vehemently with any (or perhaps all) of this list. 2009’s list can be found with some explanation here or you can quickly skim through it, along with 2008’s list, down the right hand side of this page. Also, if you’d like to look back over the 2010 music covered on Just Played, click here for an index.  To keep fully up to date with Just Played’s musical musings, you can either subscribe to the site or follow Just Played on Twitter – @justplayed – so you don’t miss a thing. So, here they all are:

30. Sweet Baboo – I’m A Dancer / Songs About Sleepin’

29. Spoon – Transference

28. I Am Kloot – Sky At Night

27. Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu

26. Matthew Dear – Black City

25. Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age

24. Fran Healy – Wreckorder

23. Sam Amidon – I See The Sign

22. S. Carey – All We Grow

21. Massive Attack – Heligoland

20. Ed Harcourt – Lustre

19. The Walkmen – Lisbon

18. Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises

17. Tindersticks – Falling Down A Mountain

16. Huw M – Os Mewn Sŵn

15. Max Richter – infra

14. Aloe Blacc – Good Things

13. Belle And Sebastian – Write About Love

12. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can

11. Efterklang – Magic Chairs

10. Our Broken Garden – Golden Sea

9. Beach House – Teen Dream

8. Steve Mason – Boys Outside

7. Lone Wolf – The Devil And I

6. Rose Elinor Dougall – Without Why

5. Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man

4. Midlake – The Courage Of Others

3. Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now

2. The National – High Violet

1. John Grant – Queen Of Denmark

Fancy a playlist with selected highlights from 2010? Click the lovely image below for a Spotify selection to keep you entertained:

2010 playlist

Across the year, a lot of new music has been reviewed here at Just Played and it’s easy to miss recommendations of crucial new records or to forget which album you’d meant to pick up after reading that thing on the internet the other week. Well, to make life easier for you, Just Played deployed the exciting 2010 – On The Record system. Wherever 2010 releases were reviewed, that phrase was added to the tags and the below logo has been popped on the bottom of the relevant posts. All you need to do is click on it to be taken to the WordPress index for all posts in the 2010 – On The Record series. Simple! Give it a go, by clicking below. The same link is also embedded in all of the Best of 2010 posts, so you can easily keep tracking of everything that’s going on.

2010 inverted

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