The Pop maven, Penguin Prison aka Chris Glover compiled his favorite tracks of 2010 for the blog giving us some insight into what he looks for in good music. Enjoy!
Asian Dan’s Guest List: Penguin Prison’s Top 10 of 2010
1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I love Kanye. He can be annoying definitely but he is making great music and is the most interesting pop star around right now don’t you think?
2. Twin Shadow – Forget
This album is great. I can listen to the whole thing all the way through and listen to it again right away. The production is very sophisticated and tasteful.
3. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix)
Maybe the best remix of the year. If I were at a dance club and wanted to dance and someone asked me what song I would like to dance to I would say this song.
4. Holy Ghost! – Static on the Wire
I helped make a few of the songs on this so I am biased but I think it would still be one of my favorites even if I weren’t involved.
5. Lykke Li – Get Some
I am sure her new album will be amazing but this is the only song out yet. I think its my favorite song she has ever done. She is going in a good direction.
6. Vampire Weekend – Giving up the Gun
I like the whole album but this song is my favorite. One of the best songs of the year in my opinion.
7. Active Child – When Your Love is Safe (Classixx Remix)
The best 90’s slow jam of 2010.
8. LCD Soundsystem – Home
This is my favorite song on their new album. It makes me feel happy and sad at the same time. That’s a good quality in a song.
9. Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours
I heard this song and I was wondering whether it was from the 80’s or something and I just never knew about it. No it’s new and it’s very amazing.
10. Sade – Soldier of Love
Amazing. Great production and her voice is one of a kind. The video is fantastic as well.