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Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Year In Review

2010 was a great year to jump into the blog world; The music trumped 2009, something I didn't think would be possible, independent music has been killing it-- a couple of number one albums, a few Madison Square Garden performances, Daft Punk made new music (even if it was a soundtrack), altogether... a good year.

For Ebbz and Flowzzzz, 2010 was experimental; I created this site for a job application, and didn't have many plans of expansion. Soon however, the idea of the site started becoming more clear to me, and the site started to form a mind of its own. Unfortunately, however, some of the ideas I was envisioning never quite got put down on paper. Some promises were made and broken, but bear with me in 2011, I do plan on expanding.

Apologies aside, I've had the chance to listen to some fantastic music this year and hope you have too. This post will be followed by my favorite albums of the year-- check them out, critique them,comment, buy them, and hopefully discover a new favorite album or artist.

Thanks for looking in and check back as 2011 is sure to be a great year in music (new albums from the Decemberists, Iron and Wine, the Strokes, and Cut Copy!!!!). It also should be a good year for Ebbz and Flowzzzz, I've got a lot of good ideas-- and a few new helpers. See you soon.

Top 50 Albums of 2010

A Year In Review: Top 50 Albums

Honorable Mention

Girl Talk- All Day
Yeasayer- Odd Blood
Devo- Something for Everybody

Ebbz and Flowzzzz Top 50 Albums of 2010

50)Chromeo- Business Casual
49)Best Coast- Crazy for You
48)Emeralds- Does It Look Like I'm Here?
47)Los Campesinos!- Romance Is Boring
46)Owen Pallett- Heartland
45)Band of Horses- Infinite Arms
44)Avey Tare- Down There
43)Twin Shadow- Forget
42)Wild Nothing- Gemini
41)Wavves- King of the Beach
40)Tame Impala- Innerspeaker
39)Robyn- Body Talk
38)Baths- Cerulean
37)Titus Andronicus- The Monitor
36)Delorean- Subiza
35)Charlotte Gainsbourg- IRM
34)Four Tet- There Is Love In You
33)Sufjan Stevens- All Delighted People EP
32)Warpaint- The Fool
31)Wolf Parade- Expo 86
30)Interpol- Interpol
29)The Tallest Man on Earth- The Wild Hunt
28)Perfume Genius- Learning
27)Surfer Blood- Astrocoast
26)The Radio Dept.- Clinging to a Scheme
25)Caribou- Swim
24)Broken Bells- Broken Bells
23)Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti- Before Today
22)Local Natives- Gorilla Manor
21)The Black Keys- Brothers
20)of Montreal- False Priest
19)Sufjan Stevens- Age of Adz
18)Hot Chip- One Life Stand
17)Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma
16)James Blake- The Bells Sketch EP / CMYK EP / Klavierwerke EP
15)Sleigh Bells- Treats
14)Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid
13)Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
12)Girls- Broken Dreams Club EP
11)The Morning Benders- Big Echo
10)Joanna Newsom- Have One On Me
9)The National- High Violet
8)Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty
7)Beach House- Teen Dream
6)Deerhunter-Halcyon Digest
5)Vampire Weekend- Contra
4)Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3)Gorillaz- Plastic Beach
2)Spoon- Transference
1)LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening

Please feel free to comment, I'd like to hear about some of your favorite albums of 2010.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Gorillaz Album? iPad? Really.

Good stuff coming our way. Damon Albarn and the rest of the toon squad have put up an advent calendar filled with gifts, great right? Best part about it is that on the 25th day they are posting a download to their new album free of charge. What new album, didn't they already put out a bomb earlier this year???? Well, Gorillaz have been on the road touring hard behind Plastic Beach, but somehow Albarn has found plenty of time to make a new album with his iPad? Really.

You may get a bunch of interesting/cool/relevant things for Christmas, or not, but it looks like the best gift any of us will get this year will come from Damon Albarn's iPad.

Season's greetings.