The Transposition of Five-Oh

by Carson Reynolds

While listening music for this top 10 list has become an occupation (and a year round affair) today is the day I relish. It’s when I stop sorting and ranking and wince for a moment as I wonder if I’ve developed a taste for easy listening.

Standard Issue:

(1) Mice Parade [Bem-Vinda Vontade]
(2) Of Montreal [The Sunlandic Twins]
(3) The Juan Maclean [Less Than Human]
(4) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings [Naturally]
(5) Bloc Party [Silent Alarm]
(6) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [Clap Your Hands Say Yeah]
(7) Little Brother [The Minstrel Show]
(8) The Fruit Bats [Spelled in Bones]
(9) 13 & god [13 & god]
(10) Gorillaz [Demon Days]

Honorable Mention:

Sam Prekop [Who’s Your New Professor]
Danger Doom [The Mouse and the Mask]
The Free Design [The Now Sound Redesigned]
Brazilian Girls [Brazilian Girls]
Beck [Guero]

Albums that I only really started listening to this year, but came out sometime before last year:

CocoRosie [La Maison de Mon Reve]
Broker/Dealer [Initial Public Offering]
The Legends [Up Against the Legends]
Camp Lo [Uptown Saturday Night]
Richard X [Back to Mine]
Arvo P�rt [Spiegel im Spiegel]