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))

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