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Best of 2010: Tracks

December 24, 2010

My final list of the year is far and away the one I’ve spent the most time on, gradually amassing single songs and album favourites over the year, before methodically collating them and frantically finding any number of last minute gems. I’ve whittled down a good few gigabytes worth of music into my favourite fifty tracks of the last twelve months and included a video for each (a * denotes a prize-winning vid) so you can judge for yourself whether they’re worthy…

1              Tensnake / Coma Cat

2              Friendly Fires / Hold On (Holy Ghost Cover)

3              Fourtet / Love Cry or Angel Echoes

4              Chemical Brothers / Another World or Swoon (Boys Noize Mix) *

5              Booka Shade / Regenrate or Teenage Spaceman

6              !!! (Chk Chk Chk) / The Most Certain Sure or AM/FM *

7              Caribou / Odessa or Sun

8              Trentemoller / Silver Surfer Ghost Rider Go! or Sycamore Feeling (Gui Boratto Mix) *

9              Azari & III / Reckless For Your Love (Tensnake Mix)

10           Aeroplane / We Can’t Fly (Extended Drums Mix)

11           Tiger and Woods / Gin Nation 2

12           RJD2 / Let There Be Horns *

13           Joy Orbison / So Derobe and The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow

14           Gorillaz / Stylo or Empire Ants *

15           Erol Alkan and Boys Noize / Avalanche

16           Mark Ronson and the Business International / Bang Bang Bang *

17           Mystery Jets / Dreaming of Another World (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Mix)

Couldn’t find a video, so here’s a LINKY

18           Flying Lotus / Computer Face

19           Two Door Cinema Club / Something Good Can Work (Twelves Mix)

20           Fatboy Slim / Champion Sound (Hereldeduke Mix)

21           Crookers / Cooler Couleur (Junkie XL Mix)

22           The Glitch Mob / Animus Vox

23           Logo / La Vie Moderne (French Fries and Tony Senghore Mix)

24           Noisia  / Alpha Centurai

25           James Zabiela / Burnt Bridges

26           Delphic / Acolyte

27          Groove Armada / I Won’t Kneel

28           LCD Soundsystem / Drunk Girls *

29           Royksopp / The Fear

30           Carte Blanche / Gare Du Nord **

31           Ramadanman / Don’t Change For Me

32           The Black Keys / Tighten Up

33           Darkstar / Aidy’s Girl’s a Computer

34           Siriusmo / Das Geheimnis

35           Das Racist / Return to Innocence

36           Mighty Mouse / Movement 1

Youtube only has videos of the cartoon character so here’s a link to his Soundcloud (lots of lovely mixes to be had)

37           The Dead Weather / The Difference Between Us

38           James Blake / CMYK

39           Gold Panda / Same Dream China *

40           Pariah / The Slump

41           Recloose / Get There Tonight

42           Julio Bashmore / Footsteppin’

43           Omar featuring Stevie Wonder / Feeling You (Henrik Shwarz Mix)

44           Massive Attack / Pray For Rain or the Gui Boratto mix of Paradise Circus

45          Discreet Unit / Shake Your Body Down and Twilight

46          Vampire Weekend / Holiday

47          Maximum Balloon / Groove Me

48          Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse / Little Girl

49          Chilly Gonzales / Never Stop

50          Martin Buttrich / Hoochie Mama

I know for a fact that I’ve missed a whole bunch of worthy songs, but I’ve had enough of list-making by this point, so that’ll have to do until next year. If you want any more from me then here’s my radio show round-up of the year (parts 1 and 2 with 3 coming next week), featuring most of these tracks all mixed up by Walkertron.

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