Sunday, November 21, 2010


In case it has not already been established, I, like most music nerds, love making lists. Particularly at the end of the year.
So I'm going to start counting down my favourite single tracks from 2010. Not single as in released as a single, just singular songs from albums which aren't going to make my "Favourite albums of 2010" list. LISTS ERRYWHURR. It's listomania! HAHA

Ok, so I've got 10 songs which I think are my favourite tracks from this year. They're not going to be in any order except my one single favourite song from 2010.
Here are the first 3!:

The-Dream: Yamaha

So. This is by far my favourite track from The-Dream's Love King album. (In the video above, Yamaha is playing until about 5:07.
SO BASICALLY I think this is the next progression of the sound we heard Timbaland do on Futuresex/Lovesounds for Justin Timberlake. Except The-Dream is potentially a lot better of a singer than JT. It's still trashy pop but somehow it sounds like THE FUTURE. I also love the way it slow builds with a bit of a jumpy beat at the beginning of the song to a solid stomp by the end of the song. (The segue into Nikki pt. 2 is super smooth and if Yamaha/Nikki pt. 2/Abyss were all one track on the album it would probably be here instead of just Yamaha.)
Play loud.

Clare Bowditch & The New Slang: Bigger Than The Money

I had to pick between this song and Modern Day Addiction. But since this one has been around for longer, I went with Bigger Than The Money. And the "woo woo hoo!" at 2:10 is fantastic.
I like this song not just because its dirty and angry and propulsive without sounding dirty or angry, but also because by following Clare herself on twitter, Q & A, Art Nation etc., I've come to see just how intelligent and thoughtful she is. Songs are better when you can see that there is a genuine brain behind them, you guys.

Baths: Lovely Bloodflow

This song has been stuck in my head at least once a month this year. Sail to Chilligan's Island on these stuttering beats and try NOT to shriek "kickupmyshityawanna!" everytime you hear it.
This is the first I've seen of this video, seems pretty cool but not really what I imagined the song to look like. If that even makes sense.

Next time I'll list 3 more songs. And then 3 more, and then my ultimate super favourite song of 2010. YEY.


  1. I totally dig that Claire Bowditch one.. she's the awesomeness!

  2. hahaha I thought the dream was saying yo ma heart hahahaha its yamaha!!!