Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010

It was a pretty good year for new music, though.  Some of my favorite artists released new albums this year (Kylie Minogue and Goldfrapp, to name two).  I've also discovered new ones (iamamiwhoami, even though they started releasing their videos in 2009 they didn't start releasing their singles until this year).  Below is a compilation of the best songs of this year (in my opinion, of course).

The criteria for this was simple - it had to be released this year, in some shape or form - whether on an album, b-side to a single or released online (digital only releases through iTunes or Amazon MP3, for example).  I also had to have liked it and played it all throughout the year.  Some of these have not been posted on the blog yet.  I have included individual links as well as all the songs packed into a zip file (it will show up as a compilation in iTunes).

  1. iamamiwhoami - o
  2. iamamiwhoami - t
  3. Goldfrapp - Alive
  4. Goldfrapp - Believer
  5. Kylie Minogue - Everything is Beautiful
  6. Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
  7. Scissor Sisters - Sex Exciter
  8. Hurts - Wonderful Life
  9. Hurts - Better Than Love
  10. Ladytron - Ace of Hz
  11. Freezepop - Magnetic
  12. Christina Aguilera - Birds of Prey
  13. The Golden Filter - Thunderbird
  14. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
  15. Spark - Revolving
  16. Kaskade featuring Dragonette - Fire In Your New Shoes
  17. The Ting Tings - Hands
  18. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Bittersweet
  19. Kelis - 4th of July
  20. Kelis - Home
  21. Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed
  22. Ellie Goulding - Under the Sheets
  23. Grum - Through the Night
  24. Chromeo - Don't Turn the Lights On
  25. Chromeo - Hot Mess
  26. Katie Melua - The Flood
  27. Kanye West - Power
  28. Sugababes - About A Girl
  29. Lady GaGa feat. Beyonce - Telephone
  30. M.I.A - Born Free
  31. M.I.A - XXXO
  32. Electric Youth - Right Back To You (Demo)
  33. Bunny Lake - Army of Lovers
  34. Gabriella Cilmi - Hearts Don't Lie
  35. Chromeo feat Elly Jackson - Hot Mess
  36. Schiller feat Despina Vandi - Sunday
  37. Nicole Scherzinger - Poison
Links had to be removed.  DMCA notice again.  Sigh.  You can email me if you want a link to the compilation or the tracks that hadn't been featured on the blog until now.  What's really messed up about this is that this time I didn't get an email from them regarding this complaint, so I have no idea which artist triggered the complaint.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Music

I just posted a bunch of Christmas music.  The music I uploaded last year can be found in the right column under the heading "Christmas Music 2009".

I have some more stuff to post, but I'll post it in the next week or so.

Girls Aloud - Jingle Bell Rock

Here is Girls Aloud's version of "Jingle Bell Rock", of which is on the bonus disc to their album Chemistry.  I don't have the whole EP, but if I do get it I'll post it.


Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree

Lady Gaga and Space Cowboy collaborated on this racy version of "Christmas Tree", of which was released a couple of years ago.  It's dance pop, of course.

Christina Aguilera - My Kind of Christmas

Way back in the beginning of her career, Christina Aguilera released a Christmas album called My Kind of Christmas.  It was released after her Spanish language album Mi Reflejo.  I don't have the whole album, just some tracks I downloaded last year from a blog that has since shut down.

Kylie Minogue - Let It Snow

Album art made by me

I don't know if this is on sale or not, but I've seen it on two blogs now, and it's Kylie's version of "Let It Snow".  It's a rather traditional rendition of the song - no synths or anything like that.  It's good though - her voice sounds nice.

Link removed

The Golden Filter - White Nights

Here is a Christmas single from The Golden Filter, called "White Nights".  It's a cover of the song by Psychic TV.  Spooky but good.


Owl City - Peppermint Winter

This is the Christmas single from Owl City.  I've only listened to it once, as I'm not that big on Christmas music, but I liked it.