Following on from my 2010 Top Ten, which you can see below, here’s another list from another Masters, namely my youngest brother Luke.
10. Muse – Undisclosed Desires (Thin White Duke Remix) – Good track by Muse from a good album, but this remix is brilliant and is worth listening to just for the breakdown at 2:55 – AMAZING!! http://hypem.com/#!/item/z3kb/Muse+-+Undisclosed+Desires+Stuart+Price+Thin+White+Duke+Remix+
9. Uffie – Difficult – Quirky little track that grabbed my attention this year http://hypem.com/#!/item/12hk2/Uffie+-+Difficult
8. Kele Okereke – Everything You Wanted – Good solo album from Kele this is the highlight of the album in my opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRwAOwowdQk
7. The Black Keys – Tighten Up – I love The Black Keys, great noise for just two members! Highlight track from a good album http://hypem.com/#!/item/10k0q/The+Black+Keys+-+Tighten+Up
6. Scroobius Pip – Get Better – Lyrically very good and a ‘Toe Tapper’ track http://hypem.com/#!/item/11n69/Dan+Le+Sac+VS+Scroobius+Pip+-+Get+Better
5. Sleigh Bells – Tell Em’ – Great little track, fantastic noise! http://hypem.com/#!/item/11hxb/Sleigh+Bells+-+Tell+Em
4. Active Child – I’m In Your Church At Night – Very chilled out and haunting track, a good find thanks to Zane Lowe! http://hypem.com/#!/item/wzxs/Active+Child+-+I+m+In+Your+Church+At+Night
3. Linkin Park – Waiting For The End – Normally I cannot stand Linkin Park (far too much shouting) but this is a work of genius by them! http://hypem.com/#!/item/15ks1/Linkin+Park+-+Waiting+for+the+End
2. Love Darling – Closer / Marina And The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix) – Ok, so I’ve cheated here and added two tracks at number 2, but they both HAVE to be placed in my top 10 as they both provide memories of various moments of the year, so there!
1. Arcade Fire – City With No Children – It obviously has to be an Arcade Fire track at number 1 doesn’t it? Fantastic third album and because Adrian has selected Sprawl II as his number 1 it would be wrong for me to follow suit although it is an amazing track, I’m more than happy with my choice!
Tracks that I just can’t fit in, but deserve a place:
Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (Baby Monster Remix)
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Clock Opera Remix)
Manic Street Preachers – (It’s Not War) Just The End Of Love
Kings Of Leon – Pickup Truck
Sage Francis – The Best Of Times
Tame Impala – Lucidity
Armin Van Buuren ft Sharon Den Adel – In And Out Of Love
Not to mention:
Gorillaz put out a blinding album this year
Broken Bells good album
Eminem (Controversial but Recovery was a great album in my opinion especially ‘Cinderella Man’)
Manic Street Preachers with a brilliant album Postcards From A Young Man