• Albums of 2010

    28 Dec 2010, 23:37 by 16-19
    Anamanaguchi - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack)

    A perfectly constructed video-game soundtrack starts off the list. Anamanaguchi step up from their honorable mention last year and merit a place by releasing nostalgic glitchy beats to adorn toe tapping and button bashing moments in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game. The soundtrack on its own glimmers a fresh spark within mainstream music, taking things to a whole new (secret) level. The trajectory of the band hasn't changed at all since Dawn Metropolis, they are still as hyperactive as ever, innovative and bursting with extra lives from the '80s. Without a doubt some songs only thrive within the context of the game, but Another Winter and Just Like The Movies express a versatility that mean they would go down well at any house-party-with-guests-who-once-spilled-spaghetti-on-a-SNES. …
  • Favorite Songs of 2010

    8 Dec 2010, 05:37 by pecusita

    Here we go again! End of the year... ah.... you can smell the lists in the air. Once again, has introduced their Best of 2010 group asking people to submit their own picks. I have of course taken this just a little bit too seriously! Since last week I've been studying the pleasure censors of my brain to decide which songs to include. It all began with a list of 177 songs - no joke - then it narrow down to 75... 65... 55... 69... 50! Oh boy, so much suffering to get to those 50, some heartbreaking losses along the way, but alas not everyone can be on the list.

    50 Perfume GeniusLookout, Lookout
    A child murdering another child can set the mood for a wrist-cutting song.

    49 Wye OakI Hope You Die
    Not vengeful, but in a merciful, loving way.

    48 Dum Dum GirlsIt Only Takes One Night
    Only takes 2:02 for girls to rock out. To the point.

    47 Lower DensBlue & Silver
    Year of the ladies....

    46 Born RuffiansCome Back
  • Most Played Mid-2010

    20 Jul 2010, 03:17 by pecusita

    Oh, July. Seventh month of the year. It's been incredibly hot and it makes me cranky, so I'm not in an all rant mood. I even compiled this list about two weeks ago and had not posted it for lack of motivation... still nothing. So, in hopes that the 30 or so minutes it took me to calculate this and crosscheck with scrobbles do not go to waste, I'm adding mostly one liners.

    7x2=14 picks. It's been a varied year and nothing below that managed to average double digit plays. Forth!

    14. Toro y Moi - Causers of This
    83 plays - averaged 8 plays per track

    Chill what???? All I'm going to say is that I can play this entire album on my commute to work and there's still time left to repeat a song or two!

    Most played:
    Fax Shadow - 16 plays
    Blessa - 15 plays
    Talamak - 14 plays

    Song that needs to pick up the pace:
    Causers of This - 3 plays

    13. The National - High Violet
    133 plays - averaged 12 plays per track

    What's that pundits say? Mastering your trade?…