FILTER’s Top 10 of 2010: Adam Green
By Staff on December 28, 2010
Ah, the end of yet another fantastic year in music. 2010 was good to us, no doubt about it, and once again we find ourselves on the other side, having made it through a near-endless array of albums—from Teen Dreams to Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies—all the better for it. Now comes the time when we sit back, plug in and reflect on the musical months in reverse. And as much as we love to put together our own best-of lists, we consider the bands themselves a far more fascinating glimpse at the sounds of 2010. Reaching out to some of our favorites, here FILTER presents a series of artists’ best-ofs running throughout the month of December. We've put in our own two cents on the Top 10 Records of 2010, so be sure to check those out, but for now we’ll turn it over to some of the artists who continue to make every year a highlight.
Known for his anti-folk work with Kimya Dawson and The Moldy Peaches in the New York underground, Adam Green has primarily been a solo artist since 2002, releasing seven albums since that time. With quirky, story-based lyrics, Green has enjoyed a cult-like followed from a loyal fanbase and the success of such off-the-wall songs as “Jessica” and “Friends of Mine.” In 2010, he released MusiK for a Play, a theatrical soundtrack for the stage play of meta author extraordinaire Paul Auster’s novel Timbuktu. Below, Green gives FILTER his top songs he enjoyed of 2010, including Los Angeles staples Devendra Banhart, The Entrance Band and Warpaint.
Adam Green’s Picks
1. “Zebra” by Beach House, from Teen Dreams (SUB POP)
2. “Thieves” by She & Him, from Volume Two (MERGE)
3. “Foolin’” by Devendra Banhart, from What Will We Be (WARNER BROS.)
4. “M.L.K.” by The Entrance Band, from The Entrance Band (ECSTATIC PEACE)
5. “Glass” by Julian Casablancas, from Phrazes for the Young (CULT/RCA)
6. “Greasy Bear” by The Shining Twins
7. “You Can’t Erase It” by Babyfangs
8. “Deadbeat Summer” by Neon Indian, from Psychic Chasms (FADER)
9. “Tall Boy” by Har Mar Superstar, from Dark Touches (DILETTANTE)
10. “Undertow” by Warpaint, from The Fool (ROUGH TRADE)