SIMGE’s Best Of 2010 Lists: Artists Pick Em’ (Part 1)

I know nobody wants to hear me keep rambling on about my favorite music of the year, so I decided to reach out to handful of musicians and bands, some established, some on the rise, to get their takes on the year in music.  My request was simple.  Tell me your top 5 – 10 albums of 2010 with a short explanation why.  I give you the first edition of Artists Pick Em’ 2010 featuring Frank Turner and The Postelles.

Frank Turner Weighs In With His Top 5

1) Streets Of Our Time by Danny & The Champions

“Danny is a friend, and he’s been doing the rounds in various bands for years, but I always knew he had a masterpiece in him, if he’d just write a record on his own.  And hey, presto, the album is magnificent.  It’s been the soundtrack to my Summer and beyond.”

2) 28th & Stonewall by Tim Barry

“When I grow up I want to be Tim.  He’s a friend, but he’s someone I enormously respect and look up to.  This record continues in his same vein of steady awesomeness.”

3) Heaven Is Whenever by The Hold Steady

“I’m a sucker for The Hold Steady.  They can basically do no wrong in my book.  This record isn’t a radical departure for them in any way, but normal, run of the mill Hold Steady tracks still piss on the competition from a great height.”

4) Good Morning Magpie by Murder By Death

“Who’d have thought that they had some upbeat, major-key songs up their sleeve?  And that it’d work so damn well.  This album is a brilliant addition to their already brilliant catalogue.”

5) Unsilent Death by Nails

“Argh!  Grindcore attack!  10 songs, 13-minutes, it destroys all other music, enough said.”

The Postelles Pick Six

1) Brothers by The Black Keys

“This is our favorite album of the year.  The Black Keys are the only band out there doing true Blues.  Dan Auberachs has one of the most soulful voices out there.”

2) Congratulations by MGMT

“MGMT took a chance with this record and we respect that a lot.  We love songs like “Someone’s Missing” and really enjoyed seeing the album done live.”

3) Broken Dreams Club by Girls

“This is the retro vibe done right.  We always appreciate the resurgence of the Motown soul sound.”

4) The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

“Arcade Fire is a great band and delivered another great concept album.  We really enjoy the depth of this record.”

5) Teen Dream by Beach House

Teen Dream is beautifully recorded.  We found that there is nothing better to play while driving the road on tour.  Victoria Legrand has a truly amazing voice.”

6) Exile On Main Street (Reissue) by The Rolling Stones

“This was the best album of the ’70s and the remastered tracks sound great when we blast the volume.  It’s must listen and definitely one of our favorites.”

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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3 Responses to SIMGE’s Best Of 2010 Lists: Artists Pick Em’ (Part 1)

  1. alyssa says:

    wow, you got frank turner to do a top five, awesome!!

  2. rote7123 says:

    Yes, Frank is kind and extremely helpful. He has yet to ever turn me down for an interview request, or information on his music, or anything at all. Next time he is in town, which I hope is sooner than later, I will be buying him several beers…everyone should.

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