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Vic Galloway - Top 75 Albums of 2010

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Paul McFadyen Paul McFadyen | 09:30 UK time, Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Vic Galloway with a wall of CDs

As we approach the the year's end it's time for Vic Galloway's mammoth round-up of his favourite albums from the past twelve months. Over to Vic:

Yes, it's the end of the year and time to compile a list of music I've liked over the last 12 months. This time, I couldn't get the number of albums under 75! Sorry about that. It shows that 2010 has been a pretty incredible year for new releases.

Forget the X-Factor, there's a whole world of tremendous, soulful, forward-thinking music out there waiting for you to investigate. Some of these albums you'll know, some you won't - but I'd advise you to hunt down a few of them to liven up any collection.

There's indie, rock, electronica, pop, hip-hop, folk, punk, jazz, dubstep and almost everything in between, from across Scotland and the World. I hope it inspires you to take the plunge and get those creative juices flowing.

What are your thoughts on the list? Agree? Disagree? What have I left out? The National? JLS? Let me know and leave comments below.

Although the others are in no particular order, I can firmly say that The Phantom Band clinch the top spot. So if there's one you should get, make it that one.


Vic xxx

The Phantom Band - The Wants (Chemikal Underground)
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (Modular)
Silver Columns - Yes, And Dance (Moshi Moshi)
Field Music - Measure (Memphis Industries)
Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks (Fatcat)
Warpaint - The Fool (Rough Trade)
Mitchell Museum - The Peter's Port Memorial Service (French Electra)
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)
Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry (Song, by Toad)
Vampire Weekend - Contra (XL Recordings)
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep (Heavenly)
Drums of Death - Generation Hexed (Greco-Roman)
Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Hometapes)
Broken Records - Let Me Come Home (4AD)
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (EMI)
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Hawk (V2)
The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack (Heavenly)
Errors - Come Down With Me (Rock Action)
Sleigh Bells - Treats (Columbia)
Aberfeldy - Somewhere To Jump From (Tenement)
Yeasayer - Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)
Steve Mason - Boys Outside (Double Six)
Grinderman - Grinderman 2 (Mute)
North Atlantic Oscillation - Grappling Hooks (KScope)
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record (City Slang)
The Scottish Enlightenment - St. Thomas (Armellodie)
Broken Bells - Broken Bells (Warners)
The Unwinding Hours - The Unwinding Hours (Chemikal Underground)
Four Tet - There Is Love In You (Domino)
Kid Canaveral - Shouting At Wildlife (Straight to Video)
Black Angels - Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon)
Teenage Fanclub - Shadows (Pema)
Hot Chip - One Life Stand (EMI)
Admiral Fallow - Boots Met My Face (Lo-Five)
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (Kanine)
John Knox Sex Club - Blud Rins Cauld (Self Release)
Everything Everything - Man Alive (Geffen)
RM Hubbert - First and Last (Ubisano)
Caribou - Swim (City Slang)
The Xcerts - Scatterbrain (Xtra Mile)
Les Savy Fav - Road for Ruin (Wichita)
Erland & the Carnival - Erland & the Carnival (Full Time Hobby)
First Aid Kit - The Big Black & The Blue (Wichita)
Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks (Tru Thoughts)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Warners)
Sexual Objects - Cucumber (Creeping Bent / Aktion & Spass)
Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer (Big Dada)
The Vaselines - Sex With An X (Sub Pop)
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise (Rough Trade)
Sparrow & the Workshop - Crystals Fall (Distiller)
Jamie Lidell - Compass (Warp)
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (Static Tongue)
MGMT - Congratulations (Columbia)
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (Warp)
Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses (Transgressive)
Toro y Moi - Causers Of This (Carpark)
The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards (Third Man)
Wooden Shjips - Vol. 2 (Sick Thirst)
Black Hole - Californian Punk 1977-1980 (Domino)
Tango in the Attic - Bank Place Locomotive Society (Self Release)
The Bees - Every Step's A Yes (Polydor)
Ratatat - LP4 (XL Recordings)
Emma Pollock - The Law Of Large Numbers (Chemikal Underground)
Middle Class Rut - No Name No Colour (Bright Antenna)
The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down (PIAS)
Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers - Home & The Wildhunt (Electric Honey)
Glasser - Ring (True Panther)
Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love (Rough Trade)
Dangermouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul (Parlophone)
Shutter - Pillars (Self Release)
Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts (Sub Pop)
The Burns Unit - Side Show (Self Release)
Syd Barrett - An Introduction To Syd Barrett (EMI/Harvest)
Over the Wall - Treacherous (Motive Sounds Recordings)
Skream - Outside The Box (Tempa)



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