Posts Tagged ‘Best of 2010’

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Songs of The Year)

So this will be my last of the 2010 posts, these are the songs I will call songs of the year for 2010. Just songs I dug, you have likely heard them all already cause I have put them on other mixes etc..but here they are all together. It was initially supposed to be a top 10 but hell I added one bonus song.

Bonus Track: 11. The Black Keys – Sinister Kid
This is what happens when the Black Keys FINALLY add some bass to the mix

10. Jamey Johnson – That’s How I Don’t Love You
I didn’t really talk about Jamey much on here because well…he get’s a lot of press everywhere else, but this song is haunting and fucking great

9. Will Kimbrough – Wings
Definitely one of the songs of the year, and probably the only uplifting song on this mix

8. Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs – Beg, Steal or Borrow
A perfect updated throwback to 70’s country rock ala Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue

7. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – You Won’t Let Me Down Again
How good is this song? Fucking good…love the little screaming thing in the background

6. Ray Wylie Hubbard – Loose
With a line like “Even her momma said she was always trouble/promise him everything, give him half and charge him double” how could this not make the list?

5. The Fox Hunt – It Suits Me
John Miller continues to impress with his songwriting and singing. The band is on fire with this one

4. Glossary – Through The Screen Door
On an album full of killer songs hard to pick just one but this one particularly resonates with me

3. Justin Townes Earle – Slippin’ and Slidin’
I remember when I saw Justin on Mt. Stage prior to this albums release and he played this song. It has stuck with me since, add Isbell to the studio version and holy shit!

2. The Sadies – Tell Her What I Said (from iTunes Session)
This song off Darker Circles was one of my favorites, but when I heard this iTunes session version with one of the best guitar solos played I couldn’t stop playing it.

1. Kasey Anderson – I Was A Photograph (Blake’s Song)
This has been the song of the year since the first time I heard it, one of the most powerful songs you are likely to hear

Download the mix here

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Best and Worst album art)

Continuing where I left off last week with a wrap up of 2010. As a big fan of album art, this will be my favorite post in this series, which is what I like to call the best and worst album art of 2010. Now remember this is only about the album art itself distinct from the music within. We will start with some of my favorites:

Overmountain Men - Glorious DayThe Moondoggies - TidelandsMain Street Gospel - Love Will Have Her RevengePeter Case - Wig!

Fucking formatting on this has gone all to fucking shit…dammit. Anyway those are some of my favorites. Here are just a few that I think are horrible for various reasons:

Seriously, worst cover of the year...great album...horrible cover

A close contender for worst cover of the year from The Gourds frontman Kevin Russell

This one just looks like a promo shot for a magazine that was hastily used as the cover

Same as The Sadies cover, just looks like a promo shot lazily used as the cover

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings)

Ok, so I don’t think I EVER talked about this, but you guys know I’m a sucker for sweet sweet soul music, and it don’t get much sweeter and soulful than this. LOVE this video of the title track off I Learned The Hard Way.

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Johnny Cash)

ok so Johnny Cash’s final album American VI: Ain’t No Grave came out this year….and well…naturally it fucking smokes. I did not know about this Johnny Cash Project deal to create this video but very interesting. Watch this version for the info on the project to create the video below. Very powerful song/video

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Reckless Kelly)

I did a review of the Somewhere In Time album back in the summer and I still think it’s my favorite Reckless Kelly album to date. Definitely one worth picking up. Check out ANOTHER killer vid from the music fog guys of Reckless Kelly doing I’ve Done Everything I Could Do Wrong”

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Overmountain Men)

I know I’ve talked about this some on here, but it really was one of my favorite things this year. I pretty much love anything David Childers is involved in. Here is the video for Someplace Along The River off the album Glorious Day

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Alejandro Escovedo)

Street Songs Of Love I think was a great, great album, watch this acoustic performance of the song Anchor off of it to see why.

Looking Backwards: 2010 (I Can Lick Any SOB)

Couldn’t find a vid of the full band, but here is Mike Dean Damron doing the song Postcards and Apologies off Sounds Of Dying

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Trampled By Turtles)

Another killer bluegrass styled album is from Minnesota’s Trampled By Turtles, check out this awesome video of the song Wait So Long off Palomino. The guys are fuckin’ cookin’ on this!

Looking Backwards: 2010 (Tim Barry)

here is a killer vid of Tim Barry performing 500 Miles off 28th and Stonewall