Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best Albums of 2010

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

3. Women - Public Strain

4. Tobacco - Maniac Meat

5. Ty Segall - Melted

6. Broken Water - Whet

7. Pill Wonder - Jungle/Surf

8. Tyvek - Nothing Fits

9. The Books - The Way Out

10. Grinderman - Grinderman 2


* * e d o * * said...

tyvek gets my vote for best album cover.


pinkie said...

Yeah I dig it also,edo! Looking forward to 2011 with Knowyourconjurer btw! :)

joao amorim said...

from the albums you got there, i will select Broken Water's Whet as my favourite. it really touched me..


plasticpine said...

agreed jp, i got their lp and its always playing

Anonymous said...

7 & 8 are dead :(

MattHolbrook said...

<3 Halcyon Digest to pieces,

let me know what you think of my list


Anonymous said...

I knew Hella and some Zach Hill works but since some years I took some distance with Noise looking more for stuff like Garage, Psychedelic, Hard Rock/Stoner, and some more.

So it's a bless your top 2010 remind me Zach and made me listen this album. Woo what an amazing and great album. I don't see how it can't be my top 1 of 2010 too.

Thanks also for the whole blog that I discovered recently.