2010 Half-Year List!

Man the year’s flying by! Here’s a bunch of my favorite albums, EPs, and 7″s so far this year, in alphabetical order. What’s some of your favs? Comment with them!


Albatross – Bugs, Berfday, Gum
Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’
Beach House – Teen Dream
Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
Caddywhompus – Remainder
Citay – Dream Get Together
Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Fang Island – Fang Island
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
Harlem – Hippies
Light Pollution – Apparitions
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Mount Carmel – Mount Carmel
Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
Suckers – Wild Smile
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
Trouble Books – Gathered Tones
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Young Mammals – Carrots


Former Thieves – The Great and Alleged Great
Ghost Mall – Goons
Glitter Bones – Returning The Magic
Hooray For Earth – Momo
James Blake – CMYK
Keepaway – Baby Style
Megachurch – Megachurch
Tanlines – Settings


A Lull – “Weapons For War” b/w “Spread It All Around”
Cloud Nothings – “Didn’t You” b/w “Even If It Worked Out”
Family Trees – “Dream Talkin”
Gauntlet Hair – “I Was Thinking…” b/w “Our Scenery”
Japandroids – “Younger Us” b/w “Sex and Dying in High Society”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Say No To Love” b/w “Lost Saint”

9 Responses to “2010 Half-Year List!”

  1. 1 Mathijn 07/10/2010 at 4:50 AM

    Flying Lotus – cosmogramma
    Beach Fossils – s/t
    Sun Araw – On patrol
    Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise
    Nice Face – Immer Etwas
    Double Dagger – Masks EP
    Woods – At Echo Lake
    Four tet -There is love in you
    Surfer Blood: Astro Coast
    The Strange Boys – Be Brave
    Ty Segall – Melted
    Caribou – Swim
    Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
    Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me
    Prince Rama – Shadow Temple
    Emeralds – Does it look like i’m here?
    Moonhearts – s/t

    Honorable Mentions
    Liars – Sisterworld
    baths – S/t —–>later released as cerulean
    The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter
    Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
    Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
    Best Coast – Crazy For You

    i probably overlooked a lot of stuff i listed here, but this will do

    • 2 thenoiseis 07/10/2010 at 11:25 AM

      Yeah, if I were to have added more to my list, Male Bonding, Dum Dum Girls, Ty Segall, Best Coast, and Wavves would have been the honorable mentions.

  2. 3 dreamer 07/10/2010 at 6:44 AM

    David Maranha – Antarctica
    Discotexas – The Forbidden Cuts EP
    Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
    Forest Swords – Dagger Paths
    Gold Panda – Unreleased Medical Journal
    I Need Sleep – Fun Tunnel EP
    Kouhei Matsunaga – Self VA
    Mark Mcguire – Vacation Days
    Mark Mcguire – Guitar Meditations Vol. II
    Rafael Toral – Space Elements Vol. II
    Reference – Aeonian 12″
    Sujo – Dahma EP
    Sun Araw – On Patrol
    Vitrazh – Ritual Hostility
    Yoyoyo Acapulco – The Pleumeleuc Experience

    • 4 thenoiseis 07/10/2010 at 11:24 AM

      Nice choices! I feel there is a lot here I should check out. And I totally respect you putting Fun Tunnel on there!

      • 5 dreamer 07/11/2010 at 6:51 AM


        Fun Tunnel’s just absolutely crazy! It’s not a masterpiece, obviously, but it’s just so different and extreme I can’t resist.

        To tell you something about the artists:

        David Maranha – Portuguese Drone/Ambient artist with years of experience and international fame.
        Discotexas – Portuguese Dub Disco music, with bits of House, probably not your style, I don’t know ^^
        Kouhei Matsunaga – Crazy producer that goes from Noise to Hip-hop.
        Mark McGuire – You probably know him as the guitarist of Emeralds, but his solo works are really, really good.
        Reference – Deep House.
        Sujo – A really underground Noise artist.
        Vitrazh – More nice Noise.
        Yoyoyo Acapulco – Ukulele pop from Norway, sounds absolutely sweet, you should check it out if you don’t know it yet.

      • 6 thenoiseis 07/11/2010 at 9:39 AM

        It is nuts. Mark McGuire’s stuff is really really good. I posted his stuff under the name People’s Parties a while back.

        and I checked out Sun Araw, and I’m already extremely impressed.

  3. 7 dreamer 07/11/2010 at 11:01 AM

    I thought you knew Sun Araw, he has also other nice bands like Magic Lantern (really fuzzy Psychedelic Rock) and recently Pocahaunted.

    Besides the names on the list, I must say I like a lot of things you posted here, stuff like Dum Dum Girls, Beach Fossils and Holy Fuck. Holy Fuck are really good.

    Keep up the good work here in the blog and good luck with your DJ act as DJ Fuzzy 😉

    • 8 thenoiseis 07/11/2010 at 9:37 PM

      Well I know both Magic Lantern and Pocahaunted, and I like them both!

      And thanks a bunch! I don’t think my DJ career is gonna go very far though!

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