216 Festive Fifty 2010 (part 2)

This is the middle bit of the festive fifty where the Contrastians choose their favourite music of the year. If you haven’t listened to part one yet you’d be wisely advised to go back and get it now!

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33 Vampire Weekend – Cousins

Tim from The Contrast Podcast

32 Laura Veirs – July Flame

Charles from Heartache with Hard Work

31 Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside

Kit & Jack

30 The New Pornographers – Crash Years

Adam from Pretending life is like a song

29 Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)


28 Shout Out Louds – Fall Hard

Mrs Loser

27 Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone

Brian from The Enthusiasts’ Radio Hour

26 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way


25 Sufjan Stevens – I Walked

Paul M.

24 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Paris (Oh-La-La)

Andy from Richmond Playlist

23 Archie Bronson Outfit – Shark’s Tooth

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

22 Dead Heart Bloom – Someday Will Not Come Again

Marcy from Lost in your Inbox

21 Field Music – Them That Do Nothing

Jeremy G.

20 Janelle Monae – Tightrope

Jeremy from Fingertips

19 The Divine Comedy – At the Indie Disco

Deek from Pod of Funk

18 Broken Social Scene – All to All

Taylor from T-Sides

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Siobhan, Mrs. Loser, Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones, Grace Potter, Janelle Monae, Neko Case, Laura Veirs, that girl from the Arcade Fire

This episode is basically ALL girl power!

And Lisa Lobsinger from Broken Social Scene, don’t forget her.

Neil Hannon’s kinda like a girl, too, right?

None of these passed muster for me unlike the last part but we’ll see.

[…] year-long hiatus and played a track each. And, more recently, the regular annual episodes, the Contrast’s Festive Fifty, where in two installments, contributors talk about and play their favourite tracks of the year […]

[…] the game, and here I am. I wrote a review of Destroyer’s Kaputt for Bullz-Eye/ESD Music, I introduced one of my favorite tracks of 2010, Broken Social Scene’s “All To All” f…, and I penned a write up of Giant Travel Avant Garde’s latest EP, Apres, for Vermont […]

I love Kit & Jack’s intro. Funny, but that line from The High Road was one of my favorites of the year. I liked it better when I thought they sang “lies” instead of “laws”

Mrs Loser, you rock as always!

Welcome Ellen! So glad you joined in on the fun. I really like that Sharon Jones song, too.

Loved your intro, Siobhán, but if I were you I would have told them to go to the part of the song….

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