My Best of 2010

Posted by Miss Ess, December 22, 2010 12:13pm | Post a Comment
Time for outside-work fun and general pop culture absorption was extra low this year, but what I loved in 2010, I loved hard. These are the things that made my heart sing over the past twelve months.

Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

Is there any point in writing about any other album than Joanna's? This triple album is clearly the work of the bright star of young music makers today. The difference between her and everyone else on the playing field? Nothing about her work is derivative: not her sound, not her writing and certainly not her voice. Album of the year, for sure...probably would even call it album of the past few years! It's that good.

"Soft As Chalk"

Mountain Man - Made the Harbor

Old timey yet thoroughly modern.

Carletta Sue Kay

She may not have an official full-length yet, but Miss Carletta is poised to blow up in 2011, guaranteed! She's not like everybody else.

Mad Men Season 4

This show never ceases to amaze me. Every season I think it's gone off the rails and every season it's reined with utter perfection and masterful writing. If you are not watching this show and licking up every last detail of it, you don't get IT.

True Blood

I don't typically care for vampires or fantasy genre-type plot lines so I avoided this show for the past two seasons. After friends pleaded with me to give it a chance, and thanks to free HBO on Demand, I finally caught on and watched all three seasons in just a few months.

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