below you will find my list of albums of the year, including some videoclips to give you a feel for the artist. after compiling my list, 4 themes stood out; french, folk, electro and girls with guitars. what are your thoughts? what were your albums of year?
i have also included my retro doll discovery and guilty pleasure of 2010.
happy new year everyone and thanks for all your support this year.
if i was pushed to choose one album of 2010, this would be it. i just totally fell in love it. read my review of it here). even after hundreds of plays, hearing the opening bars of on se regardait, i still get goosebumps. she deserves huge success in 2011
with her nu-folk electro edge, ellie brought some great tunes into 2010. i saw her live at the beginning of year and she was amazing. 'lights' was reissued last month with 6 extra tracks on so go and buy it! watch her acoustic version of the midlake song 'roscoe':
i am pretty sure i am the only person who liked this album! it's not an album full of individual songs, it's more of a concept album - thematically it's edie sedgwick lost in space and it needs to be listened to all in one go -very loudly so it envelopes you with it's electro spacedust grooves.
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS - THE FAMILY JEWELS she made being 'kooky' cool for the first time since cyndi lauper. her mental lyrics teamed with pop sensibilities made for an album of great tunes.
KYLIE - APHRODITE almost back on form this year with some outstanding classic kylie pop. marred only by her insistence on including inferior scissor sisters penned songs.
KELIS - FLESH TONE or confessions on a dancefloor part 2 or the album madonna should have recorded instead of hard candy. kelis goes clubbing with house beats, electronic synths and dances us into oblivion.
oh leonie! with your breathy babylike vocals, your birkinesque style and j c vannier songs, i found you lurking around ebay and just knew when i saw you grasping that doll that your music would not disappoint. from then on it was my mission to find all your recordings - only one e.p. to go until it is complete.
ELSA LEROY - MIEUX VAUT TARD QUE JAMAIS as a mademoiselle âge tendre winner it was inevitable she would record at least one record. the result is amazing. stomping beats that fit easily alongside the best of 60's ye-ye pop