Saw the brilliant Shearwater again on Tuesday at the Scala. Do watch their new video.
Top Albums Of The Year 2010
In time honoured tradition, here are my top 10 albums of the year, in ascending order:
1. Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago
2. The National - High Violet
3. Efterklang - Magic Chairs
4. Phosphorescent - Here’s To Taking It Easy
5. The Walkmen - Lisbon
6. The Acorn - No Ghost
7. Ed Harcourt - Lustre
8. Johnny Flynn - Been Listening
9. Midlake - The Courage Of Others
10. Weekend - Sports
Doesn’t mean anything, but it makes me feel like I’ve brought order to my universe by putting my tastes into a list :-)
For those who were wondering, this blog’s title is a homage to the band Shearwater (@shearwaterband).
They have released three of the greatest albums I own, including 2010’s best record, The Golden Archipelago.
This video is of frontman Jonathan Meiburg performing a few tracks in a Dutch church. At about 3.10, Castaways kicks in. Beautiful both here and on record.