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now we begin the unsolicited listmaking
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I'm holding out hope I might make it to one or two more contender films this year, so in the meantime how about a list of the albums I liked best this year? I'm pretty sure this list is incomplete, and I've no doubt I'm forgetting a couple of really obvious great ones. Maybe I'll come back and amend, or maybe I just won't.

Anyway, to wit:

  • 20. Twin Shadow, Forget

  • 19. Atlas Sound, Logos

  • 18. Avey Tare, Down There

  • 17. Spoon, Transference

  • 16. Glasser, Ring

  • 15. Sleigh Bells, Treats

  • 14. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

  • 13. Myrrh Larsen, Stand Out In The Rain

  • 12. We Are Giving Up, All Over the Map

  • 11. Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy (soundtrack)

  • 10. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Social Network (soundtrack)

  • 9. Four Tet, There is Love in You

  • 8. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening

  • 7. Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea

  • 6. Foals, Total Life Forever

  • 5. Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest

  • 4. Beach House, Teen Dream

  • 3. Lower Dens, Twin-Hand Movement

  • 2. Of Montreal, False Priest

  • 1. Wild Nothing, Gemini

I was going to add comments to each, but it's late and nobody really cares, right?

Honorable mentions, contenders, and/or albums that probably would have made my list if I'd spent more time with them: Stereolab, Belle and Sebastian, Grinderman, The Drums, Sufjan Stevens, Tricky, !!!, Les Savy Fav, Crystal Castles, Owen Pallett, The Corin Tucker Band, and maybe even Cee Lo Green or Girl Talk. Even that's an incomplete list. So it goes!

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This has changed, right? I don't remember Of Montreal on there before. What did you think of that album? I just listened to it the other day for the first time, and it didn't do anything for me; just sort of reminded me of Skeletal Lamping.

It did, and specifically because I forgot Of Montreal. It took me a little while of listening to it, but I really like it. It's got a weird oddball poppiness to it. Not as good as "Hissing Fauna" but still a really solid album.

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