u skimmed my fave songs of 2010 list… now here is the brutal hipster fave albums list of 2010 list for you to totally ignore.
though were are many excellent releases this year, these are probably the ones i spent the most time listening to. also, putting these picks in order of significance is pretty much the hardest thing a person can do. like sofies choice hard. but i cheated by looking at other blogs that already put out their year-end lists.
this collision course has paved the way for bands to come up with names that are entirely unpronounceable, sometimes containing characters that may not even exist on your regular qwerty computer keyboard like SUNN O))), oOoOO, !!!, ///▲▲▲\, SLEEP ∞ OVER, †‡†, ℑ⊇≥◊≤⊆ℜ, etc…
are we running out of band names? are bands fucked? our music fans fucked? is the music industry fucked (up)?
if u want some smooth soul in your chillwave, look no further than twin shadow (not to be confused with twin sister or dj shadow). while most chillwave contains reverb-drenched vocals, twin shadow keeps the ‘verb to a mini. twin shadow paints musical pictures with melody and falsetto-laced vocals.
but let me take a step back and inform you that twin shadow isnt really chillwave. its more of a sweet mangled form of gayindienewwavediscopop dressed with vocals recalling bowie or damon albarn.