Tuneraker’s Top 10 albums of the year 2010 are a motley bunch of happy sad songs a million miles away from any pop charts. These are songs about real life and real feelings clad into straight language and sent on the road with a pat on the back.
You’re in for some real discoveries here as six of these ten artists are probably not even known outside their current home town to anybody else but some lucky music nerds. So, take your time, click on the links to read the full reviews and listen to the music.
1. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
Icy Techno soundscapes of shimmering beauty and towering dread - Play it loud!
2. Josh Ritter - So Runs The World Away
Gut wrenching tales of heartbreak and hardship clad in evocative language.
3. Darkstar - North
Melancholic and suave electro pop - Updates 80s Blitz Kids for the current recession.
4. Turner Cody - Gangbusters
Tender songs about the city life by a bohemian bum and gentleman - Spare some change, guv?
5. Neil Nathan - The Distance Calls
Fun take on 70s classic rock sounds - Upbeat and catchy.
6. Peasant - Shady Retreat
The soundtrack to a perfect summer’s day.
7. Sara Radle - Four
Funny, sad songs without pretensions by the slightly unusual girl next-door.
8. No Second Troy - Colors
No Second Troy show what stadium rock could sound like in a perfect world.
9. Dan Le Sac v Scroobius Pip - The Logic Of Chance
Politically correct rants by the angry young men of UK rap over a cocktail of dance styles.
10. Rafter - Animal Feelings
Whacky technicolour pop that is just a little bit too risque to make it into the mainstream.