Welcome to the 4th (and hopefully not the last) OngakuBaka Top 10 albums of the year list. Before we jump right in to our picks, we’ll explain the guidelines for the selection process.
1. These records are in no particular order.
2. No live records, “Best of” collections, box sets, or re-issues. The albums chosen had to be material released in 2010.
3. This is a collaborative effort between the two of us, and if we didn’t agree that an album deserved to make the cut, it didn’t make the list.
4. In a year dominated by great EPs and 7"s, there are plenty of full-lengths we never got a chance to listen to, forgot about, or never had time to fully digest, so don't freak out if you don't see your personal favorite in our list.
With that said, here are our honorable mentions for 2010:
The Intelligence - Males
Royal Baths - Litanies
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
Girl Talk - All Day
Black Bombaim - Saturdays and Space Travels
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
The Fresh & Onlys - Play It Strange
Mountain Man - Made the Harbor
...and now, without further ado, our top 10 records of 2010:
1. Zach Hill - Face Tat
2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
6. Broken Water - Whet
7. Pill Wonder - Jungle/Surf
8. Tyvek - Nothing Fits
9. The Books - The Way Out
10. Grinderman - Grinderman 2