I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.
— Dolly Parton
The Best of 2010

The Best of 2010

My favorite sounds in 2010:

The Year Without Lala.com

We Are Here to Change the World - Michael Jackson
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - David Byrne
While You Were Asleep - OK Go
Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
On to the Next One - Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz
Sinister Kid - The Black Keys
Sylvia (Live) - The Antlers
I Am a Full Grown Man - Phosphorescent
Maybach Music - Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z
Too Fake - Hockey
Devil Town - Bright Eyes
Love Comes Down - Ozomatli
Enough is Enough - Jamie Lidell
Freedom Line - Sleepy Sun
Next Christmas - David Dewese
Toy Jackpot - Blackalicious
High Times - Landon Pigg ft. Turbo Fruits

The Year I Started Liking Glee

Valerie - Glee Cast
Kamphopo - The Very Best
Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks - The National
First Chance - David Gray
Audience - Cold War Kids
Strictly Game - Harlem Shakes
Generator 2nd Floor - Freelance Whales
Around Us - Jonsi
Hallelujah - Justin Timberlake ft. Matt Morris
Just Breathe - Pearl Jam
Magic Powder - Minitel Rose
Feel. Love. Thinking. Of. - Faunts
Written in Reverse - Spoon
C'Mon - The Soft Pack
God Only Knows - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
WalMart Parking Lot - Clem Snide
Who Are You, Really? - Mikky Ekko
Do You Love Me - Guster
Singin' in the Rain/Umbrella - Glee Cast ft. Gwyneth Paltrow

The Year of Betty White

Young Forever - Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh - Say Hi
A Moment Changes Everything - David Gray
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire
Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
Runaway - The National
Kids - MGMT
Nerves of the Nightmind - Frontier Ruckus
White Sky - Vampire Weekend
Chalo - The Very Best
Love Is All I Am - Dawes
I Can't Tell You Why - Chromeo
Oh My God - Ida Maria
Water and a Flame - Daniel Merriweather ft. Adele
Shyness - Thieves Like Us
The High Road - Broken Bells
Let's Stay Together - Committed

The Year of the Comeback

If It Wasn't for Bad - Elton John and Leon Russell
Can I Sleep in Your Arms - Phosphorescent
Coming Home to Me - Patty Griffin ft. Julie Miller
World News - Local Natives
Hold On to What You Believe - Mumford & Sons
The Body of an American - The Pogues
I Got High - Clem Snide
40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet) - Bob Schneider
Free Energy. - Free Energy
Out of the Blue - Julian Casablancas
Hustle and Cuss - The Dead Weather
Zero - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Stop for a Minute - Keane
Evening Kitchen - Band of Horses
Trick Pony - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Walls - Shout Out Louds
I Was Made for Sunny Days - The Weepies

The Year They Were Found

At Death, A Proclamation - Phosphorescent
Windows Are Rolled Down - Amos Lee
Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
Little Fire - Patty Griffin ft. Emmylou Harris
Airplanes - Local Natives
IRM - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Tighten Up - The Black Keys
Two - The Antlers
So Hard - Rhianna
No One's Gonna Love You - Cee Lo Green
Georgia - Band of Horses
Met a Wizard - Oh Mercy
Already Home - Ha-Ash ft. Brandi Carlile
Rococo - Arcade Fire
Too Many People - Glen Hansard
Riot Rhythm - Sleigh Bells
The Great Elsewhere - Owen Pallett
Awake My Soul - Mumford & Sons

The Year of Coco

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo
Radioactive - Kings of Leon
What Part of Forever - Cee Lo Green
Fall Hard - Shout Out Louds
The Height of Summer - The Knife
Something Beautiful - Needtobreathe
The Oh Song - Wakey!Wakey!
Reel Me In - Aqualung
Beijing - Patrick Watson
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
If I Ruled the World - Jamie Cullum
If You Want It - Pacha Massive
Hollywood - Codeine Velvet Club
Crazy - Ray LaMontagne
That Year - Brandi Carlile
Children of the Grounds - Midlake
Best Things in Life - The Silver Seas
What is Life - George Harrison

The Year We Were Nashville

Rest - The Temper Trap
Nothing Like You - Frightened Rabbit
Lovin's for Fools - Sarah Siskind
Cards and Quarters - Local Natives
Pyro - Kings of Leon
Whip My Hair - Willow
Shadow People - Dr. Dog
Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
Infinite Arms - Band of Horses
My Pessimistic Heart - Club 8
Shame - The Avett Brothers
Somebody to Love - Justin Beiber
Stole My Heart - Little & Ashley
Stillness is the Move - Dirty Projectors
Animal - Neon Trees
Live Your Life - T.I. ft. Rhianna


And a couple Honorable Mentions...

Way Down in the Hole - Domaje

Never My Love - Har Mar Superstar (This might have actually made "Best of," but you had to buy an entire album to own it...sheesh.)

Pins and Needles - MuteMath
Foolproof - Ron Sexsmith
When I Look at You - Miley Cyrus
Another Day - Dragonette
Baby - Justin Beiber ft. Ludacris
Carry Out - Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Die Slow (Tobacco Remix) - HEALTH
Diplomat's Son - Vampire Weekend
Fire-Power - These New Puritans
Heartbeats - Grum
If I Didn't Know Better - The Civil Wars
In the Spirit of Beauregard - Pepper Rabbit
Juno - Tokyo Police Club
My Prize - Mirah and Spectratone International
Never Forget You - The Noisettes
Pencil Full of Lead (Live) - Paolo Nutini
Roll Away Your Stone - Mumford & Sons
She Was a Vision - Active Child
She's Long Gone - The Black Keys
This Love - Committed
To Live is To Fly - Steve Earle
You Saved My Life - Cass McCombs
21 Guns - Sing Off contestants
Magic - B.o.B. ft. Rivers Cuomo
Needles - Lisa Hannigan
The Only Exception - Paramore
Let 'Em In - Paul McCartney & Wings
Take Everything - Greg Laswell

A Word about The West Wing

A Word about The West Wing

A lie ain't a side of a story, it's just a lie.

A lie ain't a side of a story, it's just a lie.