Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Now that’s what we (The Ticket, OTR and you) call 2010

It’s the end-of-the-year music, movies and games round-up to beat all end-of-the-year music, movies and games round-ups. The Ticket reviews 2010 with music highlights, Top 10 album lists, the good, the bad and the ugly movie moments of 2010, Top …

Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 09:02

   

It’s the end-of-the-year music, movies and games round-up to beat all end-of-the-year music, movies and games round-ups. The Ticket reviews 2010 with music highlights, Top 10 album lists, the good, the bad and the ugly movie moments of 2010, Top 10 movie lists from Donald Clarke and Tara Brady and our gamers’ Top 10 games of the year.

After the jump, you’ll find my Top 30 albums for 2010. For the first year in ages, I had way more contenders for the 30 slots which, to me anyway, is the sign that it was a very good year for new music releases at home and out foreign.

Please feel free to list your own highlights below.

Plug one: Team Ticket take on Team Day & Night in a no-holds-barred, no-quarter-spared live radio show quiz tomorrow morning. Repping the Ticket: Sinead Gleeson, Lauren Murphy and OTR. Repping for O’Reilly: John “Pretty Boy” Meagher, Niall “Nailler999″ Byrne and Eamon “Swench” Sweeney. The place: The Kiosk on Phantom 105.2 from 11am. The referee: Nadine O’Regan. The lass in the high heels who walks around the ring between rounds: Derek Byrne. To be in with a chance of winning a €200 gift voucher from Eason’s, text in during the show and correctly predict which team will win (clue: Team Ticket).

Plug two: On the Record’s Christmas Extravaganza takes place at the Roisin Dubh, Galway next Thursday, December 16. On the bill: live sets in the main room from Squarehead, Cloud Castle Lake, Daithí Ó Drónaí and Hooray For Humans. Upstairs, it’s The Casanova Wave. Afterwards, Gugai and myself will be on the decks at Strange Brew until late. Admission is FREE and we’ll give an one-off OTR v Strange Brew mix-CD to the first 100 people who turn up.

My Top 30 Albums for 2010

(1) Flying Lotus “Cosmogramma” (Warp)
(2) Villagers “Becoming A Jackal” (Domino)
(3) Janelle Monae “The ArchAndroid” (Bad Boy)
(4) Beach House “Teen Dream” (Bella Union)
(5) Gorillaz “Plastic Beach” (Parlophone)
(6) Sleigh Bells “Treats” (N.E.E.T)
(7) Gil Scott-Heron “I’m New Here” (XL)
(8) Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (Roc-A-Fella)
(9) Lindstrom & Christabelle “Real Life Is No Cool” (Feedelity)
(10) Perfume Genius “Learning” (Turnstile)

(11) Not Squares “Yeah OK” (Richter Collective)
(12) These New Puritans “Hidden” (Angular)
(13) Foals “Total Life Forever” (Transgressive)
(14) John Grant “Queen of Denmark” (Bella Union)
(15) Shit Robot “From the Cradle to the Rave” (DFA)
(16) Deerhunter “Halycon Digest” (4AD)
(17) LCD Soundsystem “This Is Happening” (DFA)
(18) Tame Impala “Innerspeaker” (Modular)
(19) Caribou “Swim” (City Slang)
(20) Arcade Fire “The Suburbs” (Merge)

(21) Cathy Davey “The Nameless” (Hammer Toe)
(22) Robyn “Body Talk” (Konichiwa)
(23) James Vincent McMorrow “Early In the Morning” (Burning Rope)
(24) Solar Bears “She Was Coloured In” (Planet Mu)
(25) Laura Marling “I Speak Because I Can” (Virgin)
(26) Glasser “Ring” (True Panther)
(27) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Before Today” (4AD)
(28) The Black Keys “Brothers” (V2)
(29) Carolina Chocolate Drops “Genuine Negro Jig” (Nonesuch)
(30) Phosphorescent “Here’s To Taking It Easy” (Dead Oceans)

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