It’s a little over half way through 2010 and probably a good time to take toll of the albums that have shaped our musical year thus far. Here is a countdown of the top 25 albums of the year as voted for by State’s esteemed team of writers…
25. Twin Sister – Color Your Life
Dreamy NYC five-piece who have been impressing left, right and centre.
24. Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang – The Wonder Show of the World
Twenty albums in for Will Oldham and another collaboration, this time with Emmett Kelly’s Cairo Gang. Starkness and darkness ensues.
23. Hole – Nobody’s Daughter
“Enjoying this album requires a certain peace made with some classic rock moves.” … full review
22. MGMT – Congratulations
“This version of the band is the sound of MGMT being true to themselves.” … full review
21. Owen Pallett – Heartland
“This is an album of ambition tempered with a mature softness of touch, an album that never once seems to be trying too hard.” … full review