Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Best Folk Songs of 2010 (First Half)

MMX: Year of the tiger

MMX I/II: Ursell's 2010 Folksong Picks (in no particular order)

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1) Janelle Monáe w/ Deep Cotton"57821" • Bad Boy/Wondaland
2) Sam McLoughlin & Alison Cooper"Lantern" • Disposable
3) Mountain Man • "Soft Skin" • Bella Union/Partisan
4) Alasdair Roberts • "The Daemon Lover" • Drag City
5) Fursaxa • "Lunaria Exits the Blue Lodge" • ATP
6) Joanna Newsom"'81" • Drag City
7) Emma Tricca • "Coming Into Los Angeles" • Bird
8) Chuck Johnson • "A Struggle, Not a Thought" • Tompkins Square
9) Jane Weaver • "Silver Chord" • Bird
10) Meg Baird • "Moving Up a Ways" • Important
11) A Broken Consort • "Beneath" • Tompkins Square
12) Marissa Nadler • "I Love My Man" • Buffetlibre
13) Languis • "Para Marta" • Plug Research
14) Shawn David McMillen • "For Carrie Brown" • Tompkins Square
15) Magpahi • "Tired and Weary Traveller" • Bird
16) The Tallest Man on Earth • "Love Is All" • Dead Oceans
17) Jack Rose • "Tree in the Valley" • Thrill Jockey
18) Elisa Randazzo • "Remember May" • Drag City





Honourable Mentions: Solid tunes that did not quite make the cut for one reason or another

Ólöf Arnalds"Innudir Skinni" • One Little Indian
Ólöf Arnalds w/ Björk"Surrender" • One Little Indian
James Blackshaw • "All Is Falling (Part 7 Edit)" • Young God





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2 comments:

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a frantic hamster said...

so i was searching randomly "best folk song 2010" .. i ended up loving it and downloading every music in your blog..and still loving it.. nice blog <3

-edoreza