Thursday, November 14, 2019

40 From 40 Plus 10: 2010

Hi there. Two years ago we ran 40 From 40, in which we made forty track Spotify playlists for every year from 1970 to 2009. Some people liked them. Here, have a look/listen:

1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

So now we're coming towards the end of the following decade, it's time to bring it all up to date chronologically over ten more lists. Obviously for these years we have a lot more of a secure paper trail for what we thought was great - you're reading it - but it does no harm to have another look back at what was going on and put it into fresh context if possible. Such is the passing of time, of course, but looking at a list of 2010 events there are some things that happened - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (which peaked at 16 in Britain), Gaga's meat dress, Robbie rejoining Take That, Plan B's The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, a Biffy Clyro cover being the X Factor winner's Christmas number one, California Gurls, Fuck/Forget You - which feel like they belong to the previous decade, so much has happened since. As for the music - which, as always, is ordered not in qualitative but playlist flow order - well...



These New Puritans - We Want War
Napoleon IIIrd - The Unknown Unknown
Archie Bronson Outfit - Magnetic Warrior
Islet - Jasmine
Liars - Scarecrows On A Killer Slant
No Age - Fever Dreaming
The Walkmen - Angela Surf City
Grinderman - Heathen Child
Japandroids - Heavenward Grand Prix
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
Twin Shadow - Castles in the Snow
Katy B - Katy On a Mission
Janelle Monáe feat. Saul Williams - Dance Or Die
Robyn - Dancing On My Own
Yeasayer - O.N.E.
Everything Everything - Schoolin’
The Chap - We Work in Bars
Meursault - Crank Resolutions
Laura Marling - Devil's Spoke
Tindersticks - Harmony Around My Table
Los Campesinos! - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
Perfume Genius - Lookout, Lookout
The Indelicates - We Love You, Tania
Summer Camp - Ghost Train
Best Coast - Boyfriend
Gruff Rhys - Shark Ridden Waters
Allo Darlin' - Dreaming
Frankie & The Heartstrings - Hunger
Field Music - Them That Do Nothing
Dog Is Dead - Glockenspiel Song
Standard Fare - Love Doesn't Just Stop
Cults - Go Outside
MGMT - Brian Eno
Vampire Weekend - Cousins
Rolo Tomassi - Party Wounds
Rose Elinor Dougall - Find Me Out
Let's Buy Happiness - Six Wolves
Warpaint - Undertow
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Spoon - Written In Reverse

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