Oh, hai “that time of year again,” didn’t hear you come in – well, have a seat and make yourself comfortable. I’m not spectacular at year-end reviews… I prefer life like I prefer my albums: gapless. That said, I hat-tipped six artists, songs, and albums that made me pause and take time to jot the time and place – year included – over the last 300-someodd days; and six creations that embodied and encapsulated sonic aesthetic for 2010. Why six? Why not? To the six I take, to have and to hold; forever like a TrapperKeeper, Pop safe in the fold. #enjoi
For you, Four Tet… and all the love inside
#mytwocents: Something so beautifully simplistic… Four Tet opened the year with a sonic ray of light, and assumed anomaly; There is Love in You was a calm catharsis and captured the most basic genuine human essence: love. Kieran Hebdan orchestrated an ode to the innate goodness of the individual, in the midst of a year where exorcisms reigned as the only means of expression – Hebdan exalted humanity in the midst of the year of the monster.