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Top 10 of 2010: Jesseca’s Picks

23 Dec

Spoiler alert ...

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of making these lists. In fact, I despise them. But, as a music journalist (well, a blogger with a journalism degree, at least), I am more or less obligated to write at least one.

Now, I could make a list of the albums I think are the “best” or “most important”. I could list the ten most popular albums in indie music. But I decided not to. I didn’t come close to listening to all of the new albums that 2010 had to offer, which is one reason I hate making these types of lists. I’m sure when I hear more releases from this year, my list will change quite a bit.

Anyway, my list is purely made of the new releases that I listened to the most this year. Most of them are artists I’ve loved for years, but a few are new favorites, including a couple I never thought I’d like. (Note: I provided individual downloads for tracks from most of the albums on the list, but you can download all of them here.) Continue reading