FILTER’s Top 10 of 2010: Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene
By Staff on December 17, 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.
As Kevin Drew is known for many things (Broken Social Scene ringleader, solo artist, prolific collaborator, Arts & Crafts co-founder and cover star), it’s not too difficult to surmise he’s probably had his hands full during 2010. Both of K.C. Accidental’s long-out-of-print records were reissued this year, Broken Social Scene released its first album in five years (and fourth overall), Forgiveness Rock Record, and he joined the band on the road for a mega-international tour that will wind down in his native Canada at the end of January. Here, Drew offers up some of his favorite listening material from 2010.
Kevin Drew's Picks
The National, High Violet (4AD)
Here We Go Magic, Pigeons (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
Beach House, Teen Dream (SUB POP)
Big Boi, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (PURPLE RIBBON/DEF JAM)
Owen Pallett, Heartland (DOMINO)
Brian McBride, The Effective Disconnect (KRANKY)
Bishop Morocco, Bishop Morocco (HAND DRAWN DRACULA)
Four Tet, There Is Love in You (DOMINO)
Matthew Dear, Black City (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)
Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir, Like a Ship… (Without a Sail) [reissue] (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)