let the lists begin - the 2010 soundtrack

December 29, 2010 Candace Morris 4 Comments

It's the end of the year.  In Candace speak, this translates to LIST after LIST.  Things I DID do, things I WANT to do, places I've been, places I'll go, people I love, people I hate...wait.  Well, you get the idea.  I've got a few to share with you because I think they are interesting and if you are reading, you probably think I am interesting, so you are now subjected to what I find interesting.   So. It. Goes.

Today's list is my discography of 2010...the soundtrack of my life this last year.
In order of appearance.

No disclaimers.

Okay, here's my disclaimers...ahem, explanations.

 I love Goldfrapp.  The end.
"Head First" wasn't my favorite at first, but it has really grown on me and I adore it.
(I think I might die and go to Zanadu heaven from this video)

Arcade Fire's "Neon Bible" is by no means a new record, but when I moved to San Diego for a few months at the beginning of the year to be with my sister, she had the CD in her car.  I listened to it over and over and over and I began to fall in love with it.  

Because I was introduced to Arcade Fire this year, I found it serendipitous that they released a new album that very same year.  I loved Suburbs from the beginning, and I do not take to new music very easily.

Kelly introduced me to Fleet Foxes when I stayed with her this last summer.  I had heard of them, but figured they were another indie band I wasn't interested in hearing (Band of Horses, Mumford whatever) and cast them off.  One afternoon as Kelly was painting in her studio and I was writing in the neighboring room, I heard her listening to it and I asked her to burn me a CD for the 12-hour trip home.  I haven't removed it from my CD player since.  That was 6 months ago.  I should really stop being such a snob...but golly, it's so very fun.

The Velvet Goldmine Soundtrack.
My sister loves David Bowie, and though I had always loved him by proxy, I was a bit of a poser in my knowledge and appreciation.  She finally sat me down to watch this amazing and campy film, and we all realized what a kick-ass soundtrack it boasts.  Now I can't say I know any Bowie better, but I am now a loyal fan of Velvet Underground and Lou Reed.

This is the new-to-me music I've absorbed into my soul.
I do feel obliged to mention that without Radiohead, I would not have survived the year.
Particularly "In Rainbows"

What tunes this year have kept you spinning right round, baby?

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