Chunklet Staff Top 10 of 2010 (pt 1)

…and away we go.

Ryan Ridge
Dan Reeder – This New Century (Oh Boy Records)
The National – High Violet (4AD)
Eluvium – Similes (Temporary Residence)
Spoon – Transference (Merge)
Wavves – King of the Beach (Fat Possum)
Robert Pollard – We All Got Out of the Army (GBV Inc.)
Girl Talk – All Day (Illegal Art)
Joanna Newsome – Have One on Me (Drag City)
This is Deer Country – What Wandering Heart (Self-released)
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul (EMI)

Jeremy deVine
Justin Bieber – U Smile 800% Slower (Soundcloud viral mystery)
Eluvium – Static Nocturne (Self-released)
Eminem – Recovery (Shady/Aftermath)
Roky Erickson With Okkervill River – True Love Casts Out All Evil (Anti-)
Four Tet – There Is Love In You (Domino)
Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (Fat Cat)
Peter Gordon – Love of Life Orchestra (DFA)
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies Vol. 4 (Important)
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (DFA/Virgin)
Shipping News – One Less Heartless To Fear (Noise Pollution/Karate Body)

Christopher R. Weingarten
Harvey Milk – A Small Turn Of Human Kindness (Hydra Head)
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam)
Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns (Warner Bros.)
Yelawolf – Trunk Music: 0-60 (Interscope)
E-40 – Revenue Retrievin’: Day Shift (Jive)
Waka Flocka Flame – Flockaveli (Warner Bros.)
The Chemical Brothers – Further (Parlophone)
Sightings – City Of Straw (Brah)
Rick Ross – Teflon Don (Def Jam)

Mark Konwinski
Sweet Cobra – Mercy (Black Market Activities)
Hammerhead – Pasquale (Self)
Kongh – Shadows of the Shapeless (Seventh Rule Recordings)
Gods and Queens – Untitled 2 (Sons of Vesta)
Grinderman – Grinderman 2 (ANTI-)
Your Skull My Closet – Let’s Get Acquainted (Self)
High on Fire – Snakes for the Divine (E1)
Fight Amp/Ladder Devils/Kowloon Walled City – Lose Lose Lose (Brutal Panda Records)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Hawk (V2)
The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)

John Wenzel
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)
Midlake – The Courage of Others (Bella Union)
Land of Talk – Cloak and Cipher (Saddle Creek)
The National – High Violet (4AD)
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge)
Laura Veirs – July Flame (Raven Marching Band)
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella)
Girl Talk – All Day (Illegal Art)
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding (Merge)
Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle (4AD)

Maryann Bayer
Kvelertak – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)
The Body – All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (Aum War)
Darkthrone- Circle the Wagons (Peaceville)
Grinderman – Grinderman 2 (Mute)
BarnBurner – Bangers (Metal Blade)
Tinsel Teeth – Trash as the Treasure (Load)
Torche – Songs for Singles (Hydra Head)
Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini (Indie Recordings)
Christian Mistress – Agony and Opium (20 Buck Spin)
Jex Thoth – Witness (I Hate Records)

Kip Kelgard
Ty Segall- Melted (Goner)
Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest (4AD)
Weekend- Sport (Slumberland)
Belle And Sebastian- Write About Love -Matador)
Tyvek- Nothing Fits (In The Red)
Mantles- Pink Information (Mexican Summer)
John Wesley Coleman- Bad Lady Goes To Jail (Goner)
Superchunk- Majesty’s Shredding (Merge)
Perfume Genius- Learning (Matador)
Disappears- Lux (Kranky)

Some amazing things that I saw this year:
Pissed Jeans-Satyricon(RIP)
Guided By Voices-Crystal Ballroom(Fucking AMAZING!!!)
Thee Oh Sees-Doug Fir
Painf Of Being Pure At Heart-Holocene
Ponys/Disappears-Doug Fir
Soft Pack-Doug Fir
Fucked Up-Hawthorne Theater
Red Fang-4th of July at the East End

But the best thing I witnessed in 2010 was the first thing I witnessed, The Jesus Lizard’s final (?) show at Metro, Chicago

Graham Smith
Rustie – Sunburst EP (Warp)
Copywrite – The Life and Times of Peter Nelson (ODOT)
Freeway/Jake One – The Stimulus Package (Rhymesayers)
Guido – Anidea (Punch Drunk)
Ikonika – Contact, Love, Want, Have (Planet Mu)
Tunng – …And Then We Saw Land (Full Time Hobby)
Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork (Barsuk)
Venetian Snares – My So-Called Life (Timesig)
Hot Club de Paris – The Rise and Inevitable Fall of the High School Suicide Cluster Band EP (Moshi Moshi)
Yeasayer – Odd Blood (We Are Free)

Ian Fitzpatrick

Owen Pallett – Heartland (Domino)
Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea (Capitol)
Matthew Dear – Black City (Ghostly International)
Aloe Blacc – Good Things (Stones Throw)
Megafaun – Heretofore (Hometapes)
Das Racist – Sit Down, Man (self-released)
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge)
Jamie Lidell – Compass (Warp)
Seabear – We Built a Fire (Morr)
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)

Michael T. Fournier
Coastwest Unrest – Old Weird America (Reclaim)
Ketman – Ketman A-Go-Go (Lifted and Gifted)
Liars – Sisterworld (Mute)
Medications – Completely Removed (Dischord)
Shipping News – One Less Heartless To Fear (Noise Pollution)
Soccer Mom – s/t (s/r)
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding (Merge)
Touch And Go: The Complete Hardcore Fanzine 79-83 (Bazillion Points)
Mike Watt – hyphenated-man (Parbolica)
Women – Public Strain (Jagjaguar)

Antonio Dipietro
1.  Ariel Pink – Before Today (4AD)
2.  Big Boi – Sir Luscious Left Foot (Def Jam)

It looks like I only bought 2 records this year, but these are awesome!

Chris Pacifico
Coliseum – House With A Curse (Temporary Residence)
Clipd Beaks – To Realize (Lovepump)
Bison – Dark Ages (Metal Blade)
Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart (Jagjaguar)
Yakuza – Of Seismic Consequence (Seasons Of Mist)
Maserati – Pyramid Of The Sun (Temporary Residence)
Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (Young God)
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Seasons Of Mist)
The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon)
Grinderman – Grinderman 2 (Anti)

Don Malkemes
Leather – Anchorite 7" (Caesar Cuts)
Drunkdriver – s/t (WTD)
Rob Duncan – Terriers Theme Song – (FX)

Jonathan Williams
Bardo Pond – Bardo Pond (Fire Records UK)
Circulasione Totale Orchestra – Bandwidth (Rune Grammofon)
Rempis/Rosaly – Cyrillic (482 Music)
Scorch Trio – Melaza (Rune Grammofon)
Mi Ami – Steal Your Face (Thrill Jockey Records)
Bob Dylan – Witmark Demos (Columbia Records)
Kriegshog – War for Peace? (La Vida Es Un Mus/H:G Fact)
Nails – Unsilent Death (Six Feet Under Records)
Harvey Milk – A Small Turn of Human Kindness (Hydra Head Records)
Tyvek – Nothing Fits (In the Red Records)

Chad LeBlanc
Zach Hill – Face Tat (Sargent House)
Tera Melos – Patagonian Rats (Sargent House)
Marnie Stern – s/t (Kill Rock Stars)
Bygones – Spiritual Bankruptcy (Sargent House)
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet – Sepulcros de Miel (Rodriguez Lopez Productions)
The Sunglasses – Bad Happy (vinyl – TransRuin Records)
Dungen – Skit i allt (US – Kemado Records)
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group – ???????? (Rodriguez Lopez Productions)
Thank God – Ice/Age (Exotic Fever Records)

Ethan Stanislawski
Grinderman – Grinderman 2 (Mute)
Sleigh Bells – Treats (Mom+Pop)
Wavves – King of The Beach (Fat Possum)
Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)
Galactic – Ya-Ka-May (Suicide Squeeze)
Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (XL)
Red Pens – Reasons (Grain Belt)
LCD Soundsystem – Greenberg Soundtrack (DFA)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM (Elecktra)
Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle (Columbia)

Vincent Chung
Red Dons – Fake Meets Failure (Deranged)
The National – High Violet (4AD)
Masshysteri – Masshysteri (NY Vag)
Beach House – Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
Double Negative – Daydream Nation (Sorry State)
The Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God)
Bastard Noise – A Culture of Monsters (Deep Six)
CoCoComa – Spectrum of Sounds (Red Lounge)
Superchunk – Majesty Shredding (Merge)
Firestarter – Saturday Night (is the End of the World) ep (Shit Sandwich)