2010: Year in Music

Like I've done in the past, I'm listing 50 songs that caught my attention this year. Unlike previous posts, I am not linking each song. If you would like to download a zip file of these tracks in a playlist then click HERE for Part 1, and HERE for Part 2. Enjoy!

The Afters Light Up the Sky "Light Up the Sky"

Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele "Creep (Hungover at Soundcheck in Berlin)"

Anberlin Dark is the Way, Light is A Place "You Belong Here"

Apparatjik We Are Here "Antlers"

Band of Horses Infinite Arms "Way Back Home"

Blood Red Shoes Fire Like This "Don't Ask"

Brandon Flowers Flamingo "Crossfire" (the rest of the album blows)

Christina Perri "Jar of Hearts"

Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise "I Felt Free"

Cloud Cult Light Chasers "The Guessing Game (Journey to the Center)"

Coldplay "Christmas Lights" (yes, it's a Christmas song, but I loved it enough to put it on this list)

Delphic Acolyte "Doubt"

Eminem Recovery "Not Afraid" (one of my guilty pleasures)

Evaline Patterned EP "Hours"

Faded Paper Figures New Medium "New Medium" (my favorite track of the year)

Fortune Staring at the Ice Melt "Gimme"

Fran Healy Wreckorder "Buttercups" (solo album from lead singer of Travis)

Freelance Whales Weathervanes "Starring"

Future of Forestry Travel III EP "Did You Lose Yourself?"

Gorillaz Plastic Beach "Empire Ants"

Hawthorne Heights Skeletons "Bring You Back"

Hellogoodbye Would it Kill You? "Finding Something to Do"

Hot Chip One Life Stand "I Feel Better"

Ingrid Michaelson "Parachute"

Interpol Interpol "Lights"

Jimmy Eat World Invented "Littlething"

Jónsi Go "Kolnidur"

The Joy Formidable A Balloon Called Moaning "Cradle"

Ke$ha Animal "Your Love is My Drug" (another guilty pleasure)

Keane Night Train "Stop for a Minute (feat. K'naan)"

Kele The Boxer "Walk Tall" (disappointing album from the lead singer of Bloc Party, but this song is interesting)

Kyte Dead Waves "ihnfsa"

Linkin Park A Thousand Suns "Burning in the Skies"

Mumford and Sons Sigh No More "After the Storm"

Murder By Death Good Morning, Magpie "On the Dark Streets Below"

MUSE The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack"Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)"

Neon Trees Habits "Animal"

The New Loud Measures Melt "Get Lost"

OK Go Of the Blue Colour of the Sky "This Too Shall Pass"

Paper Tongues Paper Tongues "Trinity"

Pineapple Thief Someone Here is Missing "The State We're In"

Ra Ra Riot Orchard "Boy"

Rihanna Loud "Only Girl (In the World)" (it's too catchy for me to not put on this list)

Rogue Wave Permalight "Right With You"

Stars The Five Ghosts "We Don't Want Your Body"

Steel Train Steel Train "You Are Dangerous"

The Futureheads The Chaos "Heartbeat Song" (totally out of alphabetical order, sorry)

Thriving Ivory Through Yourself and Back Again "Where We Belong"

We Are Scientists Barbara "Rules Don't Stop Me"

Wolf Parade Expo 86 "In the Direction of the Moon"

**I don't always catch everything right away, so here are 5 songs that definitely would have made my top 50 of 2009 if I had heard them in time!

Deas Vail Birds & Cages "Birds"

fun. Aim and Ignite "Be Calm"

Paper Route Absence "Are We All Forgotten"

The Temper Trap Conditions "Love Lost"

The xx The xx "Islands"

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