I said I wasn’t going to make a Top Albums of 2010 list. That was in November, when everyone who’s done a list this week said the same thing. In incidental(ish) order: Tom Petty – Mojo; Dessa – A Badly Broken Code; Joe Pug – Messenger; Local Natives – Gorilla Manor; RayWylie Hubbard – A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C); Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock; Perfume Genius – Learning; Tinie Tempah – Disc Overy; Robert Randolph & the Family Band – We Walk This Road; Jeff Beck – Emotion & Commotion. Honorable mentions to the Crayonettes (a children’s album), Sharleen Spiteri (a movie songbook) and Thea Gilmore‘s Strange Communion (a late 2009 Christmas album).
7 UNHERALDED SONGS: Thea Gilmore – How The Love Gets In (best song of the year!!); Damien Jurado – Rachel & Cali; Watson Twins – Midnight; Dylan Leblanc – If The Creek Don’t Rise; Mates of State – True Love Will Find You..; Barton Carroll – Do You Want To Get Out Of Here; Old Believers – Granny’s Song