Friday, December 24, 2010

Robert Mentzer's Certified Finest Musicks and Things, 2010 (Pt. I)


SINGLES

25. "Trillionaire," Bun-B
24. "Fuck You," Cee-Lo
23. "Queen of Lower Chelsea," Gaslight Anthem
22. "Roman's Revenge," Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem
21. "Written in Reverse," Spoon
20. "Love the Way You Lie," Eminem feat. Rihanna
19. "Trap Talk," Gucci Mane
18. "I Can't Feel," Matthew Dear
17. "Office Muzik," Lil Wayne/Theme song to "The Office" (Clockwork mash-up)
16. "Mine," Taylor Swift
15. "Hurricane J," The Hold Steady
14. "Laredo," Band of Horses
13. "What's My Name?" Rihanna feat. Drake
12. "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry
11. "The Ghost Inside," Broken Bells
10. "Pop the Trunk," Yelawolf
9. "All I Want," LCD Soundsystem
8. "Fo Yo Sorrows," Big Boi feat. George Clinton, Too $hort and Sam Chris
7. "Tik Tok," Ke$ha
6. "Monster," Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj
5. "Rill Rill," Sleigh Bells
4. "Dancing on My Own," Robyn
3. "Shutterbugg," Big Boi
2. "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum
1. "Runaway," Kanye West


ALBUMS

15. Gaslight Anthem, American Slang

14. Band of Horses, Infinite Arms

13. Matthew Dear, Black City

12. Eminem, Recovery

11. Girl Talk, All Day
Still fun.

10. Rihanna, Loud
The light touch is a nice surprise after the quite dark (though terrific) Rated R last year. Sexy and a lot of fun.

9. Gucci Mane, The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted

8. Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid
A dazzling record, even if it is self-consciously going for "dazzling." It's a romp! She sings, she dances, she mashes genres together. Messy, overreaching, lots of fun.

7. Joanna Newsom, Have One On Me
Weird music tour de force.

6. Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma

5. LCD Soundsystem, This is Happening

4. Robyn, Body Talk

3. Sleigh Bells, Sleigh Bells

2. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Yep.

1. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
Absolute masterpiece. This album is so flawless that the skits are actually funny, and when is the last time you've said that about a rap record with skits? The beats are marvelously weird ("General Patton" is built on a church choir sample) and the rhymes are crisp like lettuce. Best rap record in years and the best album in any genre of 2010.


MOVIES

As always, my weakest category. I don't see many, and many that I see I don't care for. Also, I have odd tastes. (Also, I haven't seen Waiting for Superman or Inside Job, but given that both seem to be custom-made to fit my interests, I am pretty sure I will love them.) Anyway these movies were terrific this year:

5. Inception
4. Sweetgrass
3. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
1. Exit Through the Gift Shop


BOOKS

5. Wilson by Daniel Clowes
4. The End of Influence by J. Bradford DeLong and Stephen S. Cohen
3. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
2. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
1. The Big Short by Michael Lewis

1 comment:

Andy said...

Hey, have you ever heard of something called a "David Blaine"?

And that's why the Big Boi album is great. Not just entertaining, but educational!