Aaron Kayce’s Top Albums and Shows of 2010

kayceSoon the BOMS team will be joined by Aaron Kayce, a highly talented writer and music journalist living on the west coast. He will be writing a monthly feature for BOMS that we are extremely excited about. That work will start in January. Until then Kayce has offered up his top 10 albums, top 5 live shows and a couple of releases that he is most looking forward to in 2011.  From The National to Big Light and My Morning Jacket to The Mother Hips – you’ll see quickly that Kayce’s tastes spread far and wide.  Enjoy expanding your ears!

Top 10 New Releases

1. The National – High Violet (4AD)

2. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella Records)

3. Junip – Fields (Mute)

4. Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett (Secretly Canadian)

4. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)

5. The Black Keys – Brothers (Nonesuch)

6. Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame (Anti)

7. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (DFA/Virgin)

8. Yeasayer – Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)

9. Everest – On Approach (Warner Brothers)

10. Big Light – Animals in Bloom (reapandsow)

Top 5 Concerts

1. My Morning Jacket with Preservation Hall Jazz Band – 4/24/10 – Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LA

2. Thom Yorke Atoms For Peace – 4/15/10 – The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA

3. Levon Helm Band Ramble with Jim James & Phil Lesh – 8/13/10 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA

4. The Mother Hips – 9/18/10 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

5. Paul McCartney – 7/10/10 – AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

*2011 Release You Are Most Looking Forward To

Tie: My Morning Jacket and Radiohead

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