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Best Albums of 2010…so far (what you should have been listening to for the past six months) July 1, 2010

Wow!  There have been some fantastic new releases in Twenty-Ten!!!

Below are MizMuze’s favorites albums of 2010 so far…basically, it’s what has been spinning from January to June.

Click on SOTD link next to each album to get a taste of the best so far:

1) Beach HouseTeen Dream (SOTD on 1/19/2010)

2) LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening (SOTD on 4/15/2010)

3) Vampire WeekendContra (SOTD on 1/20/2010)

4) Broken BellsBroken Bells (SOTD on 3/12/2010)

5) Sleigh BellsTreats (SOTD on 2/16/2010)

6) Yeasayer Odd Blood (SOTD on 2/23/2010)

7) Local NativesGorilla Manor (SOTD on 4/29/2010)

8) Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today (SOTD on 6/23/2010)

9) Morning BendersBig Echo (SOTD on 3/9/2010)

10) Toro Y MoiCausers of This (SOTD on 5/20/2010)


Song of the Day – Tuesday 3/9/2010 The Morning Benders March 9, 2010

Berkeley/San Francisco quartet, The Morning Benders have recently signed to Rough Trade Records and their latest album Big Echo drops today.  The band has toured with the likes of Grizzly Bear, MGMT, Beach House, Ra Ra Riot, Yo La Tengo, and Death Cab for Cutie.  In the video, lead singer, Chris Chu explains why he brought in his friends and fellow musicians and The Echo Chamber Orchestra in to record a live version of their song “Excuses.”  Of course like everything in life, the song’s about love…and you’re sure to fall in love with The Morning Benders from first listen of the Etta James-esque string section…

The Morning Benders – Excuses

After The Morning Benders perform at SXSW, they’ll head back to the Bay Area for a show at The Independent on 3/30/2010: