Monday, December 20, 2010

The Best of 2010

Year's just about over and this is my first official best of list, so enjoy peoples! Go download these now: Check for some other great reviews and free mixtapes!

Best of 2010 (in no particular order)
1. LCD Soundsystem: This is Happening
2. The Black Keys: Brothers
3. Yeasayer: Odd Blood
4. Vampire Weekend: Contra
5. Free Energy: Free Energy
6. Klaxons: Surfing the Void
7. Girl Talk: All Day
8. Das Racist: Sit Down Man
9. Das Racist: Shut Up, Dude
0. Surfer Blood: Astro Coast
1. Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
1. Wavves: Post Acid
2. The Black Keys: Tighten Up
3. Deftones: Diamond Eyes
4. Holy Ghost!: I Will Come Back
5. Klaxons: Echoes
6. Sia: You've Changed
7. Neon Indian: Sleep Paralyist
8. LCD Soundsystem: I Can Change
9. Washed Out: Feel It All Around
0. Oh No Ohno: Helplessly Young
1. Smith Westerns: Weekend
2. Cool Kids: Delivery Man
3. Chromeo: Don't Turn the Lights On
4. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.: Bang Bang Bang
5. Duck Sauce: Barbara Streisand
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti: Round and Round
7. Mayer Hawthorne: Maybe So, Maybe No
8. Big Boi: Shutter Bugg
9. Yeasayer: Madder Red
0. Das Racist: Nutmeg
1.Vampire Weekend: Run
2. Surfer Blood: Floating Vibes
3. Local Natives: Sun Hands
4. Major Lazer + La Roux Feat. Gucci Mane: I'm Not Your Lemonade (Heroes & Villians Remix)
Best Shows I Saw 2010
1. Black Keys
2. The Dead Weather
3. Dead Meadow
4. Best Coast
5. Chromeo
6. Neon Indian
7. Phoenix
8. Vampire Weekend
9. Mayer Hawthorne
0. Free Energy

Can't wait for next year's shows and records, looking for Girl Talk and Chromeo to go on tour coming soon!

Las Vegas 11/19-11/23/10

Well I just recovered from Las Vegas. I mean two days ago. Vegas is awesome but I can't handle that place. I've been three times now and this was by far the best and the wildest. The best part was defintely seeing my old pal Diaz and hanging out with the Warren family. I got to go to an Elvis themed wedding and took shots in a bar that was 5 degrees below. That was cold. I got to drink Fat Tire beer all week, in the mall, on the streets, everywhere. I saw O by Cirque Du Soliel and it was quite impressive. The only bad part was the weather: it was real chilly. Being outside the casinos was brutal after hours and the wind was crazy. Hanging out with everyone was great and although I didn't win a lot I had a great time with the group I went with. I love that city and hopefully when I return I'll be ready to handle all the splendors of Las Vegas once again.