Best music of 2010
The annual list - probably after most have been published. Of best tracks there’s a little compilation you can download here. For my favourite albums, look below. These are in no particular order. Narrowing it down to ten was hard enough - this has been a very good year for music. For European readers there’s Spotify links where available. See you next year… Flying Lotus -...
JJ - Kills →
The year’s last great album? JJ have made their curious combination of Swedish prettiness and hip hop thuggery all their own this year and this sample spotting collection is another hit. Love the Sincerely Yours aesthetic too - it reminds me of Factory.
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