More of my top 50 – this portion of the list was tough – I think I vacillated in this area the most. I added a plus one, because…..I felt like it. Enjoy.
Toro Y Moi – “Fax Shadow”…..a Carolina artist who made a nice amount of noise this year. Enjoyed most his debut record, and this was my favorite.
Massive Attack – “Atlas Air”…..not a very consistently good album, but their were some choice tracks.
Broken Bells – “The High Road”….a very good track, from a good album. I wasn’t as impressed with a lot of the record, like a lot of other people are….but it’s still good.
Drake – “Over”…..so-so record….but this song’s dope. The strings and hook alone had me.
The Black Keys “Tighten Up”….excellent album and a great song/video….one of the more catchy songs.
Homeboy Sandman – “Calm Tornado”……the wordplay is ridiculous. Super slept on….this is the track I wanted to move up.
Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”….of course.
The Books – “I Am Who I Am”……most unique “song” and album of 2010, for me anyways.
Weekend – “Landscape”…..love the beginning…the middle…and the end. Noise.
MidaZ the Beast – “Rhyme Show” feat. Vis Major…..two new masters at work….the back and forth is crazy nice.
Hype Williams – “The Throning”….has to be heard….only way to understand. Dope.