the countdown

i’m mildly embarrassed that i can’t come up with ten albums that i loved. i liked a whole lot, but anyway, this is what i’ve got (in no order):

The National – High Violet
Arcade Fire – Suburbs
Marina & the Diamonds – The Family Jewels
Holy Fuck – Latin
Kanye West – Twisted Fantasy
Frightened Rabbit – Winter of Mixed Drinks

HM: Girl Talk – All Day, Hot Chip – One Life Stand, LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening, Vampire Weekend – Contra

Songs on high rotation:

Rihanna – Rude Boy
Crystal Castles f/ Robert Smith – Not in Love
Girl Talk – That’s Right
The National – England and Lemonworld
Arcade Fire – Suburban War
Deadmau5 – Some Chords
Lady GaGa – Bad Romance


The National at HOB Chicago
Mumford & Sons at Lollapalooza
LCD Soundsystem at the Aragon
Phoenix at UCSD (technically 2009, but about this time last year)

Videos I watched more than twice:

Kanye West – Runaway (full length)

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Arcade Fire – We Used to Wait

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Double Rainbow Guy
Insane Clown Posse – Miracles
Bacon is good for me (released in 2009 but i didn’t see it till 2010)


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