The year comes to a close and yet another year of fantastic music lies ahead of us. Minus the few slip ups of the past year, mainly being Willow Smith and Matt Cardle (Mon the Biff), this year really has been a great triumph for music in every aspect. So here’s my five favourite albums of 2010 (in no specific order).
No 1. My first mentionable album of 2010 would be Rock Dust Light Star by the legendary Jamiroquai. The title track of the album was enough to ensure that this album was constantly banging out of my headphones. Fusing his signature synth lines with smooth soul melodies and the new, more defined guitar resulted in a brilliant album from the British band.
Probably my favourite track on the album, Rock Dust Light Star was a defining moment in this acid funk bands career.
No 2. The witty poet that is Scroobius Pip once again teamed up with producer Dan le Sac to bring the duos second studio album, Logic of Chance. With fantastic songs of the previous album, Angels, such as Thou shalt always kill, the magicians assistant and Tommy C, Pips songwriting skills have really matured in the new album in track such as Get Better and Sick Tonight.
Having seen an electric performance from these two at the 02 academy in Birmingham, Logic of Chance has truly earned its place in the top 10.
Number 3. Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones by the Cancer Bats was one of my favourite heavier albums of the year. With Punk Rock sounding guitars and percussion with the added screaming from Liam Cormier, the result was an extreme blend of hardcore and Punk.
Although i hate to admit it, my favourite song on the album is the brilliant cover of ‘Sabotage’ by the Beastie Boys.
Number 4. Although this album was not released in 2010, Bring me your love by City and Colour is truly one of the best albums i have heard in all of my eighteen years. Written and sung by Alexisonfire’s singer and guitarist Dallas Green, Bring me your love is an epic mix of folk and acoustic songwriting wizardry. I decided to put this album here due to me only discovering the band in the summer and that Dallas is still touring the world with his third studio album.
This song is from the album, but in the video provided Dallas decided to sing the song live for the single release. Alongside Jason Mraz, Dallas Green is one my favourite singer songwriters of all time.
No 5. Gnarls Barkley was one of the best collaborations of the past five years but when Thomas Calloway decided to go solo and rename him self Cee-Lo Green the new york rapper was reinvented into one of the most soulful artist in past decade. Cee-Lo Greens 2010 album ‘The Lady Killer’ has been renowned worldwide as one the best albums of 2010 due to its clever lyrics, jumpy melodies and brilliant musicianship.
The second single off the album, Cee Lo performs a great performance of ‘Its okay’ on the Alan Carr show.
So those are my favourite albums of 2010 but so much more yet to come. With releases from the beautiful Emma’s Imagination, Enter Shikari and City and Colour, 2011 is shaping up to become a great year for music.