Posted 12/29/2010 by cal
Yes, there was a lot of good music produced in 2010 outside of Milwaukee too; not much in the way of rock and roll, but we'll hold down the fort here in the Brew City while the rest of the world takes care of the dreampop and chillwave and experimental electronica. I’m so sick of deciding whether or not to harp on the tidal wave of 80s retro I could puke. But if you dig post-punk and synthpop, 2010 has been a second golden age, despite how derivative it may be (cue the everything’s-a-rerun-since-The-Beatles
choir). It really has been a terrific year for music (particularly for the 4AD
label, holy crap), and there are buttloads of really good albums that I won't even mention here, but everything on this list is essential listening front to back.