Friday, December 3, 2010

NPR Favourite 50 Albums of 2010

The radio formerly known as National Public Radio is now a "privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to 797 public radio stations in the United States of America" (Wikipedia). Music programming includes the popular All Songs Considered, while tech stuff shines a very nice iPad app. Like many other magazines, website and medias, NPR just published its list of 50 top albums of 2010. I spotified it.

The worst side of EOY charts is their likeness. In the indie/hiphop/rock oriented lists, usually, you find mostly the same albums. NPR chart is quite different. First, it's not a ranked chart: albums are alphabetically ordered. Second, it's not only a rock list: along with dear old Black Keys, Deerhunter, National and Kanye West, here you can find a lot of classical, jazz, latin and world music. Yes, an italian tenor, too. :o)

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(36 albums out of 50, 72%, 432 tracks, about 1 day)

Thomas Ades, Tevot
Agalloch, Marrow Of The Spirit
Aloe Blacc, Good Things
Khaira Arby, Timbuktu Tarab
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return Of The Ankh
Big Boi, Sir Lucious Leftfoot...The Son Of Chico Dusty
The Black Keys, Brothers
Brooklyn Rider, Dominant Curve
Buke & Gass, Riposte
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig
Regina Carter, Reverse Thread
Chancha Via Circuito, Rio Arriba
Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest
Issac Delgado, Love
Joyce DiDonato, Rossini: Colbran, The Muse
Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma
Four Tet, There Is Love In You
Vittorio Grigolo, The Italian Tenor
Gyptian, Hold You
Hilary Hahn, Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos
Mary Halvorson Quintet, Saturn Sings
Rita Indiana, El Juidero
Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
Jonsi, Go
Seu Jorge And Almaz, Seu Jorge And Almaz
King Sunny Ade, Baba Mo Tunde
Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs, God Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise
LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
Lower Dens, Twin Hand Movement
Alexander Melnikov, Shostakovich
Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid
Jason Moran, Ten
Carla Morrison, Mientras Tu Dormias
The National, High Violet
Owen Pallett, Heartland
Sondra Radvanovsky, Verdi Arias
Josh Ritter, So Runs The World Away
Robyn, Body Talk (Body Talk anthology is not available: I included Body Talk pt.1 & pt.2)
Kermit Ruffins, Happy Talk
Christian Scott, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Gil Scott-Heron, I'm New Here
Sleigh Bells, Treats
Esperanza Spalding, Chamber Music Society
Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone
Sufjan Stevens, The Age Of Adz
The Tallest Man On Earth, The Wild Hunt
Titus Andronicus, The Monitor
Sharon Van Etten, Epic
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0302)

Previously on Spotirama:

NME Best 75 Tracks & Albums of 2010
Rough Trade Top 100 Albums of 2010

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