Thursday, December 2, 2010

100 Songs Outtakes: Albums (Cont.)

(Outtakes Festival Day 11!  100 Songs for 2010 available December 6!)

As we continue counting down my favorite albums of the year.  Check out albums 1 through 5 here.

(6)  Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Top 100 Songs:  2

Arcade Fire - "Modern Man"

"They say we are the chosen few / But we waste it / And that's why we're still waiting"

Such an insightfully depressing record.  In that regard, almost too good for its own good.

(7)  Free Energy - Stuck on Nothing

Top 100 Songs:  2

Free Energy - "All I Know"

Here are ten awesome pop-rock songs.  No social commentary.  No "challenging the listener."  No "exploring new sonic directions."  Just a collection of great songs.  I hope they never change.

(8)  Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Top 100 Songs:  2

Titus Andronicus - "Theme from 'Cheers'"

The exact opposite of the Free Energy album.  A possibly-overambitious, probably-too-long record that requires a good amount of patience, but one that more than pays off the investment in the end.

(9)  Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

Top 100 Songs:  1

Band of Horses - "Dilly"

That rare instance where "lazy" should absolutely be taken as a compliment.  A great album for the porch and rocking chair I don't actually have.

(10) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Top 100 Songs:  1

Kanye West - "Dark Fantasy"

Every music critic in the entire world can't be wrong ... can they?

So far, the rare hip-hop record that seems to have some replay value with me.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think MBDTF is a 10/10, but it's probably my favorite album of the year.

    These should all be on the Top 100:
    - Dark Fantasy,
    - All of the Lights,
    - Power,
    - Runaway,
    - Gorgeous.

    Yes, Kanye should get five percent of the year's top 100 songs.