Review of 2010 Part 2: Top 50 songs from 50-21

And now for my top 50 tracks of 2010 (a Festive Fifty? Maybe. Maybe so…). Let’s start with 50 down to 21:

50-41 – Electro old and new, journeymen finding a new lease of life, a boy going solo, and defiance in the face of heartbreak:

50 Fionn Regan – Protection Racket

49 Human League – Night People

48 Hot Chip – Brothers

47 Marina & The Diamonds – Hollywood

46 British Sea Power – Can We Do It?

45 Crystal Castles Feat. Robert Smith – Not In Love

44 The Coral – 1000 Years

43 Jonsi – Go Do

42 I Am Kloot – Northern Skies

41 Patrick Wolf – Time Of My Life

40-31 – Liverpool’s finest finally go a bit Beatles, the triumphant return of a battler, some dark young things and a fine old queen:

40 Laura Marling – Rambling Man

39 Count & Sinden Feat. Mystery Jets – After Dark

38 Clinic – I’m Aware

37 John Grant Feat. Midlake – I Wanna Go To Marz

36 Zola Jesus – Night

35 Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep

34 Belle & Sebastian – I Didn’t See It Coming

33 Caribou – Odessa

32 Yeasayer – O.N.E.

31 Clogs Feat. Sufjan Stevens and Shara Worden – We Were Here

30-21 – A song that made sense when I walked home from work in the snow a few weeks ago, two tracks gloriously indebted to Yazoo (one to Upstairs At Eric’s, the other to You and Me Both) and a two-fingered salute to end them all:

30 Sufjan Stevens – I Walked

29 School of Seven Bells – I L U

28 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Bittersweet

27 She & Him – In The Sun

26 Scissor Sisters – Skin This Cat

For some reason that sound clip is twice as long as the actual song, so here’s a live performance with a talky bit:

25 Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill

24 Cee Lo Green – Fuck You

23 Goldfrapp – Dreaming

22 Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

21 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)

Well that should keep you all going children. You’ll get 20-11 tomorrow and then the Top 10 on Christmas Eve. As ever, please feel free to tell me what I should/n’t have included, what’s too high, too low etc etc etc.


Chris x


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