I knew I would forget some, so here is a few I missed, and honourable mentions. Honourable mentions for albums perhaps deserving the honour of being included in the best of 2010 list, however I have not listened to the releases enough to know if I would include them or not.
KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit
I am surprised I forgot KT Tunstall’s new one, as it is probably my number one if I had to choose. I wrote the review quickly after listening only a few times, and I have found it only kept getting better. It is a great album, fairly minimalistic, with less inclination to glossy pop she has done before, and more a folk approach. As KT calls it, “nature techno”! Of course, KT continues to write great songs too, some of this album being inspired by being a part of the Disko Bay Cape Farewell Project in order to witness the impact of global warming on the Arctic.
Sia – We Are Born
Sia’s first album that finds her foraying into pop, and staying there for most of the album, and it is good!
Goldfrapp – Head First
The Roots – How I Got Over
John Legend and The Roots – Wake Up!
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
Land of Talk – Cloak and Cipher
Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now
Best Coast – Crazy For You