I'm not going to post a long ass list of records that came out this year and proclaim them as my favorites because I'll probably never listen to them again.
Instead here are my two favorite albums of this year that I know I'll listen to for years to come.
Chelsea Wolfe - The Grime and the Glow
On LP through Pendu Sound. Limited to 500 copies. Buy HERE.
Glad to say I know Chelsea personally. She and her boyfriend Ben are really down to earth, sincere people. Surprised that for a California act they don't have much exposure but I know 2011 will be a great year for them. I just hope they don't get TOO popular because then I'll have to bash them to retain cred. HAH.
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Limited LP available through Young God HERE.
Gira is back? Gira was never gone, son. Whether or not I think he should have revived the Swans name to release what is basically a heavier version of Everything is Good Here/Please Come Home doesn't really matter. This is hands down the best album of the year, and quite possibly (though I know it's not hip to praise contemporary works of established artists) one of my favorite Gira involved works. Yes, it has Devendra Banhart but the song is fucking brilliant. This entire record is fucking brilliant.
DON'T BE A CHEAP BASTARD. Buy these.
Liars - Sisterworld
the Shoppers tapes (1) & (2).
If you are so inclined, feel free to leave a comment with your favorites of 2010.
PS. If you are going to say Kanye West, go troll somewhere else.