29 December 2010

My Soundtrack of 2010

It's that time of year when I--along with everyone else--attempt to sum up a year of culcha in form of "top X Y of the year" (in my case x being five and y being songs, movies and books). The music post has always seemed most pointless to me, not because I don't like listening to music but because most of the music I rarely listen to new releases. Perhaps I'd be better off doing "top five purchases of 2010" (my H&M trench, Mitzy and my Canon S95 camera would definitely feature) or "top five leaps of 2010" (which could include the one on the left at One New Change).

I added 77 new songs to iTunes with a 2010 release date but as I've explained before, this isn't really representative of the way I listen to music because it contains five albums and only one of these contains more than two tracks that I listen to on a regular basis. Regardless, here are my top five:

  1. Paradise Circus--Massive Attack
  2. Runaway--The National
  3. Mace Spray--The Jezabels
  4. Mediterranea--Duran Duran (this was part of Apple's "12 Days of Christmas" free downloads app and I only got it yesterday and have only listened to it a couple of times; Rio it ain't but I'd still rather listen to Simon Le Bon than most other 2010 releases)
  5. Love the Way You Lie--Eminem feat. Rhianna (token pop entry)
Needless to say, only Paradise Circus makes it into my all-time (since 2006) 200 top most played--and only at #198...

No comments:

Post a Comment