It is that time of the year when I compile my list of favorite albums of the year … and what a diverse year of music it was. To be honest, I really wasn’t wowed by the music of 2010 until pretty late in the year. Some albums snuck up on me as one of the year’s faves, others surprised me entirely … and, of course, some were surefire loves as soon as they were released. Here is my list of the 10 Best Albums of 2010.
Altho this is technically an EP of coversongs, Amanda Palmer (of The Dresden Dolls and her new side project Evelyn Evelyn) truly makes these Radiohead songs her own. I don’t know many rock stars who can use a ukulele as expertly as Amanda can but she seems to have the gift. You don’t get to hear much whimsy and frivolity in rock music these days, which is why Amanda‘s Radiohead EP is such a breath of fresh air. I was lucky enough to see Amanda Palmer perform live at South by Southwest a couple of years ago and I was completely blown away by her talent. This Radiohead EP (available exclusively from her official website HERE) was one of the most fun releases of 2010. I highly recommend you check it out … even if you’re not a big Radiohead fan, I think Amanda Palmer will charm the Hell out of you with this disc.