Wed Drive – Top 10 Gigs, Songs and Albums of 2010

Another year of musical fun is drawing to a close! Hope you found some good stuff to enjoy in 2010. Here are my favourite gigs, songs and albums (bracketed titles are song names). Thanks for listening!

Gigs of the year

10 – The Ruby Suns @ Campus A Low Hum (Cranberry)

9 – The xx @ Laneway Auckland (Crystalised)

8 – Ponytail @ San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington (Beg Waves)

7 – Kidz in Space @ The Bedford (Lose My Cool)

6 – Grayson Gilmour @ The Dux (Occupation: Dreamland)

5 – Parking Lot Experiments @ Campus A Low Hum (Flying Colours)

4 – HEALTH @ UC Orientation (In Violet)

3 – Rufus Wainwright @ James Hay Theatre (The Art Teacher)

2 – Jeffrey Lewis @ The Log Cabin (Time Machine)

*Honourable Mention – Jordan O’Jordan @ GBM (Little Finger)

1 – Dudley Benson @ Gaiety Hall, Akaroa (Rapaki)

Songs of the Year

10 – Holy Fuck – Red Lights

9 – The Mint Chicks – Say Goodbye

8 – of Montreal – Coquet Coquette

7 – So So Modern – Dusk and Children

6 – DOM – Rude As Jude

5 – Nas & Damien Marley – As We Enter

4 – Caribou – Odessa

*Honourable Mentions – Panda Bear – Slow Motion, Wet Wings – Running Like a Man

3 – Cults – Most Wanted

2 – Disasteradio – Gravy Rainbow

1 – Atlas Sound – Doctor

Albums of the Year

10 – Jon Lemmon – Kindling EP (. . . … words … . . .)

9 – Disasteradio – Charisma (Drop the Bomb)

8 – Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Rococo)

7 – Dudley Benson – Forest: The Songs of Hirini Melbourne (Pungawerewere)

6 – Grayson Gilmour – No Constellation (Diamond Gutters, Mermaid Sewers)

5 – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (Round and Round)

4 – Beach House – Teen Dream (Walk in the Park)

*Honourable Mention – Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love (I Want the World to Stop)

3 – Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring (I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know)

2 – Owen Pallett – Heartland (E is for Estranged)

1 – Seth Frightening – The Prince and His Madness (Even If I Die… (Classical))


Last Tuesday Drive for the year

Its finally the end of the year! Thanks for listenin’ in, been a great eyar at RDU.

Top picks for 2010 were played between 6 & 7- Hope you enjoyed. Have a great Christmas and see you in the new year!!! xxx

Beach House- Used to be (Teen Dream)

Sleigh Bells- Run the Heart (Treats)

Disasteradio- No Pulse (Charisma)

Crystal Castles/ Robert Smith- Not in Love

Wild Nothing- Chinatown (Gemini)

Wet Wings- Running like a Man (Skin to Soil)

Belle & Sebastian- Write About Love (Write about Love)


Bascand Wine top song winner- Phoenix Foundation- Pot (Buffalo)

Monday Drive with MZA 20/12/2010

Hey Y’all, here is the playlist for the hour of pleasure…thanks for listening and Merry Christmas…xoxo MZA

Vintage Cut – Blondie – Sunday Girl – Parallel Lines
3 Track Showcase – N.E.R.D. – Provider
Bobby James
She wants to
Roots Manuva – Too Cold – Awfully Deep
Roots Manuva – A Haunting – Awfully Deep
The Clash – The Call Up -Sandinista
Air – All I Need – Moon Safari
DJ Shadow – Six Days – The Private Press
DJ Zinc feat Ms Dynamite – Wile Out
Yacht – Psychic City

Wednesday Drive, December 15th

Hey! Album of the week is a delightful free download from the fantastic Little Monster Studios – A Very Little Christmas. Swoon!

Summer Camp – Round the Moon

Los Campesinos! – We Are All Accelerated Readers

Candy Claws – Snow Bridge

High Highs – Open Season

The Ocean Floor – Was I Caught?

Jordan O’ Jordan – Discovery Park

Glasser – Plane Temp

Camera Obscura – If Looks Could Kill

Dirty Projectors & David Byrne – Knotty Pine

Spoon – I Turn My Camera On

Tuesday Drive with Netta

Started the hour with a couple song off the Little Monster Studios Christmas Album. If you want your FREE copy check em out on

Bear Cat- This Christmas all I really want is to Love Somebody

Glass Owls- December

Chalk and Numbers- I really Wanna Work This Out (You can grab their new EP ‘He Knew’ for free download here!

Lykke Li- Let it Fall

Check out the EMJ top 20 of 2010. Some great albums came out of this year

Beach House- Zebra (6)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Round and Round (2)

Seth Frightening- The Pictures and The Posers

The L.E.Ds- 38

Mermaid- Make Believe

Tegan and Sara- Burn Your Life Down

Adios!! x

Wednesday Drive, December 8th

Hope you’ve had a nice week! Here’s the playlist for the 6-7pm hour, plus a wee bit of ‘folkstep’, just before 6… Grajovska (Shazalakazoo Remix) – Dobranotch

Punches – The Notes You Don’t Hear

Explosions in the Sky – First Breath After Coma

Los Campesinos! – A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters from Me to Charlotte

Jon Lemmon – … . . . words . . . …

Atlas Sound – Doctor

Atlas Sound – Day Out

Seth & Merle – Keep Me Away

Basketball Nightmare -Hug Your Spirit

Candy Claws – Sun Arrow

Architecture in Helsinki – Maybe You Can Owe Me

Another Tuesday Drive- done and dusted

Here’s the playlist form the last hour. Hope it made your ears happy 🙂


Kody & Bic- Darkness All Around Us (keep an eye on these guys, looks like there’s more to come!

Little Insects- Burn the City


From The EMJ 2010 Top 20…

(20) Toro Y Moi- Blessa

(12) So So Modern- Berlin

(13) Wavves- Post Acid

(9) Disasteradio- No Pulse


And You Will Know us by the Trail of the Dead- Summer of All Dead Souls

Light Pollution- All Night Outside


From Little Monster Studios Xmas Album- A Very Little Christmas (Our album of the week next week!)

Chelsea Jade & James Duncan- French Kissmass

Dear Times Waste- The Drink

Hold Dear- Anthem for an Orphan


Congrats to all our prize winners! Spesh Kipp who won a ticket to RnV woah!