Go Tiger: Songs from 2010

I guess this is becoming a tradition: last January, well after bloggers everywhere had posted their year-end best-of lists, I moseyed along with my own belated playlist of my favorite songs from 2009. Here it is again, several weeks into January, and I’m only now getting a playlist of my favorite songs from 2010 out there.

Without further ado, here it is: “Go Tiger: Songs from 2010.”

A Word About the Music

There are twelve songs here, all available for listening in your browser or for download. This track listing is a cross between the best and the most interesting of what I heard last year. I like all of these songs and spent a lot of time listening to the albums they shipped on, but looking back, I have to say that none of the albums I acquired last year truly captured my imagination, really left me ecstatic.

However, I’m not going to make the mistake of interpreting that mild disappointment as an indictment of the state of pop music, or anything so wide-ranging. Even though this playlist is filled largely with newer artists, it’s no accident that for the most part these tunes sound a lot like the bands I was listening to in my twenties. Old age. It happens.

Still, that shouldn’t take anything away from the fact that I think this is a pretty good playlist. I’ve listened to it a few dozen times now as I readied it for publishing, and I still find it really enjoyable. I think you will too if you give it a shot.

The lovely cover art (included with the download).
Go Tiger: Songs from 2010
The enjoyable track listing.
No. Artist Song Name
01 Spirit Kid The World Doesn’t Stop
02 Brahms Brought It Out
03 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Sweet Feeling
04 Seagall, Ty Imaginary Person
05 LA Vampires and Zola Jesus Searching
06 Altar Eagle Monsters
07 Autre Ne Veut OMG
08 Pascal Pinon Árstídir
09 Allo Darlin’ The Polaroid Song
10 Radio Dept., The This Time Around
11 Record Club Need You Tonight
12 Dinosaur Feathers History Lessons
  1. Thanks, I’ll have a listen now. Just a quick question. What are the legal implications of sharing music like this? I haven’t checked the artists, but I’d assume their work is available for purchase elsewhere? Curious really, more power to you otherwise.

  2. It’s interesting that you thought 2010 was not a great year for music. From an album (rather than individual song) point of view, I found 2010 to be about the best year for music since 2001. That said, I only recognize one band on your list, so you may have just added another pile of albums to my list.

  3. Chris: Ha, you know that never occurred to me. Like last year’s mix, the title of this one is a playful reference to the Chinese Zodiac. But if the shoe fits…

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