Best Records of 2010

By Alexander Laurence

1. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

2. Beach House - Teen Dream
3. Brian Eno - Small Craft on A Milk Sea
4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
5. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

6. First Aid Kit - Big Black and The Blue

7. School of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire
8. Sleigh Bells - Treats

9. Warpaint - The Fool

10. Liars - Sisterwold

11. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

12. Olaf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni
13. MGMT - Congratulations
14. Goldfrapp - Headfirst
15. Sade - Soldier of Love
16. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
17. Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More

18. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
19. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts

20. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

21. Phantogram - Eyelid Movies
22. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
23. Antony and The Johnsons - Swanlights
24. Marina and The Diamonds - Family Jewels
25. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
26. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
27. Laura Marling - Speak Because I Can
28. Kings & Queens – Jet In Carina
29. Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

30. Crocodiles - Sleep Forever

31. The Blue Angel Lounge – Narcotica
32. The Black Keys - Brothers
33. Foals - Total Life Forever
34. Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid

35. Freelance Whales - Weathervanes
36. Autechre – Move of Ten
37. Trentemoller – Into The Great Wide Yonder
38. Sharon Van Etten - Epic
39. No Age - Everything In Between

40. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

41. Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
42. Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon

43. Screaming Females - Castle Talk
44. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk
45. Massive Attack - Heglioland
46. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
47. BEAK> - BEAK>
48. The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
49. Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
50. John Grant – Queen Of Denmark

All band photos by Angel Ceballos, from 2009-2010
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Adventures in Killing the Radio Star "Pre Trailer"

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throbbing gristle - discipline

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The Black Angels @ El Rey tonight

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The Black Angels are at the El Rey tonight w/ Black Mountain.
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RRIICCEE @ El Rey tonight

Nico Turner (above)

RRIICCE with Vincent Gallo @ the El Rey tonight!
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Discodeine w/ Jarvis Cocker

DISCODEINE To Release Synchronize Feat. Jarvis Cocker
OUT Dec 6, 2010


If ever there could be a dream team collective of folks involved in just one single, this would be it.
Together, Brit pop legend Jarvis Cocker has joined creative forces with two of the most exciting and innovative French producers -- Pentile and Pilooski, both collectively known as DISCODEINE -- and created the much buzzed about dance track of 2010. Soon to be available exclusively in the US this winter.

DISCODEINE is one of the most anticipated duos, the brainchild of two musical producers to haunt our collective conscious in recent years: Pilooski, an already well-known fixture amongst the Parisian music scene, best known for his dirty edits” (a collaborative project between Pilooski and Dirty Sound System) series, also his collaborations and remixes for LCD soundsystem, Jarvis Cocker, Iggy pop, Brian Ferry, Nina Simone, and his most recent involvement in producing The Aikiu’s debut album (due early 2011) and Pentile, an equally respected musician/producer in his own right, and until now best known for his involvement with Octet and France Copeland.

Having discovered a mutual love for sci-fi movies, avant-garde electro and South Western French cuisine, the duo soon discovered they had an undeniable chemistry in the studio and quickly started churning out killer remixes for the likes of Metronomy, Whomadewho, Bot'ox, Photonz and Yelle. Earlier this year, the duo decided to write and record their debut album, consisting of only original material, written from scratch and including an honorable handful of yet-to-be-announced guest vocalists to be featured on some of the tracks coming next year.

Right off the bat, 'Synchronize’ is the first single from their highly anticipated forthcoming full-length. Watch out for the exclusive new video for 'Synchronize, starring Jarvis – soon to be unveiled next month.
Available on both vinyl and digital, ‘Synchronize’ will be released in North America and Canada by NYC's own fellow disco-loving trailblazers DFA Records, and DIRTY (www.d-i-r-t-y.com) in Europe on 12/6/10.

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Cut Copy


Cut Copy is proud to announce the release of the first official single from their new LP Zonoscope, "Take Me Over." It is available at all fine download outlets immediately, and will be dropped on 12" vinyl in the very near future. You can listen to it here.

In addition, Cut Copy unveil the first leg of the Zonoscope World Tour, which will see the band traversing Europe. More tour dates are due to be announced shortly, stay tuned.

Sat March 6th - Manchester - Now Wave @ Quay House
Sun 6 March - London - The Forum
Tues 8 March - Oslo - Rockerfeller
Wed 9 March - Malmo - KB
Thurs 10 March - Copenhagen - Loppen
Fri 11 March - Stockholm - The Strand
Sat 12 March - Helsinki - House of Culture
Mon 14 March - Tallin - Rock Cafe
Wed 16 March - Berlin - Lido
Thurs 17 March - Koln - Gebaeude 9
Fri 18 March - Amsterdam - Melkweg
Sat 19 March - Paris - Casino Nouveau
Wed 23 March - Lisbon - Coliseum
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Sade - Babyfather

The best part of the American Music Awards 2010. #ama2010
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Clinic @ Troubadour



Tonight @ the Troubadour
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Clinic - I'm Aware

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Freelance Whales @ Troubadour

TONIGHT at the Troubadour.
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Blood Red Shoes @ Bootleg



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John Grant (feat. Midlake) - I Wanna Go To Marz - Official Video HD

John Grant recently shot a Take Away Show with filmmaker Vincent Moon’s (Arcade Fire’s Mirror Noir) La Blogoteque in Paris. Check him out doing an a capella version of ‘Marz’ and ‘Where Dreams Go to Die” on piano in a Parisian café.

Check out both video’s via La Blogotheque here:


More video of John here:


After a triumphant run with album collaborators Midlake and some sold-out headline shows of his own in the UK, John will be heading out on his first headline tour of the USA in December…

12/4 Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tavern

12/6 Toronto, ON Music Gallery

12/8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

12/10 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live Upstairs

12/11 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop

12/15 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall

12/16 Los Angeles, CA Gene Autry Museum, Heritage Court

12/17 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

12/18 Seattle, WA High Dive

12/19 Vancouver, BC The Media Club

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OFF! @ Club Lingerie




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Clinic - 'If You Could Read Your Mind'

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Gary Numan @ El Rey







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Alessi's Ark: Us Tour 2010

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