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Our Musical Highlights of 2010
Published 20 January 2011 by BWL

Leaf artists and staff pick their favourite music of 2010. Better late than never!

Oh No Ono share their top 10 songs from 2010, in no particular order:

Beach House - Walk In The Park
Deerhunter - Helicopter
Shout Wellington Air Force - On The Shore
Tame Impala - Alter Ego
No Age - Glitter
4 Guys From The Future - I'll Take You Away
Ariel Pink - Round and Round
Wavves - Post Acid
Figurines - We Got Away
Treefight For Sunlight - Trees Singing In The Afternoon

Here are Efterklang's favourite songs for the road:

Gorillaz - Empire Ants
Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
Shearwater - Black Eyes
Murder - Providence
The Books - I am who I am
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Fright Night
Buke & Gass - Medulla Oblongata
Blonde Redhead - Here Sometimes
The National - Afraid of Everyone
Kele Goodwin - Kite Strings
No Kids - At the Grove
Sam Amidon - Way Go Lily
The Late Great Fitzcarraldos - My Temptation

Ben's favourite albums of 2010, in no particular order:

These New Puritans - Hidden
Elephant9 - Walk The Nile
PVT - Church With No Magic
Caribou - Swim
Teeth Of The Sea - Your Mercury
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Jonas Reinhardt - Powers Of Audition
Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
Nice Nice - Extra Wow
various artists - Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics

Rachel's top albums of 2010, in no particular order:

Mike Patton - Mondo Cane
John Zorn - Interzone
Shining - Blackjazz
John Zorn - Ipsissimus
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Polar Bear - Peepers
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Trio VD - Fill It Up With Ghosts (technically a 2009 release but a 2010 highlight for me)

Tony's albums of the year, in some kind of order:

The Fall - Your Future, Our Clutter
Caribou - Swim
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
These New Puritans - Hidden
Darkstar - North
Family Fodder - Classical Music
The Books - The Way Out
Chrome Hoof - Crush Depth
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Shining - Blackjazz
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
Sh*t Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave
Elephant9 - Walk The Nile
Denis Jones - Red + Yellow =
Roll The Dice - Roll The Dice

Office Playlist December 2010 / January 2011
Published 21 January 2011 by BWL

The usual mixed bag of office listening here. Find the highlights on this month's Spotify playlist (though not the wonderful James Blake and Deerhoof albums yet...)

Leaf office playlist Dec 2010/Jan 2011

The Persuaders - It's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate
James Blake - James Blake
Euphoria - A Gift From Euphoria
Thurston Moore - Trees Outside The Academy
1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut
Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs Evil
Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology
Sweet - Love Is Like Oxygen
Orchestra Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou - Echos Hypnotiques
The Creatures - A Bestiary Of The Creatures
Braids - Native Speaker
Demdike Stare - Triptych
This Heat - Deceit
Circle Traps - EP
Neil Young - Harvest
Acid Washed - Acid Washed
Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Zun Zun Egui - Kass To La Sènn
Sufjan Stevens - Djohariah
Sonic Youth - Ca Plane Pour Moi

Published 27 January 2011 by TM

Incredible four-minute, one-take beatbox history of hip-hop by French rapper Eklips. I've never seen anything like it...