Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2010 – The Tracks: 40-31

By Live4ever - Posted on 13 Dec 2010 at 1:50pm

The countdown of our favourites from the past twelve months continues today with part 2 of Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2010 – The Tracks.

Once you’ve been through this part of our list, why not do us a favour and recommend your own stand-outs from 2010. Leave us a comment below telling us what has rocked your 2010 to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes from acts featured on our own rundown.

40: Brother Darling Buds Of May

A new band for 2011 brimming with confidence, this early single suggests there might just be enough in the locker from the Slough four-piece to back up the bravado.

39: GrindermanWorm Tamer

‘I guess I’ve just loved you for too long’ growls Nick Cave on this no frills, dirty slice of rock n roll from the side project consisting of Nick and a selection of his Bad Seeds bandmates.

38: Broken RecordsA Darkness Rises Up

A heartfelt anthem from the Scottish indie-folk band, which can be filed neatly next to the efforts of their more established contemporaries such as Teenage Fanclub and Idlewild.

37: The Answering MachineAnimals

Appearing regularly on Live4ever during the year, The Answering Machine returned late in 2010 and showed their brand of spikey indie will be making a welcome return on the second studio album.

36: Blur Fool’s Day

Released as part of the UK’s Record Store Day back in April, Blur’s first new material since 2003 only served to heighten calls for their reunion to finally produce a brand new album.

35: Everything EverythingSchoolin’

Interviewed by Live4ever at this year’s SXSW Festival, Everything Everything have proved to be a rarity in today’s world – forward thinking and sonically ambitious.

34: Goldheart AssemblyKing Of Rome

The London based five-piece’s excellent single issued in March, the opening track from debut album ‘Wolves and Thieves’, a stand-out release from Fierce Panda this year.

33: LaFaroChopper Is a Fucking Tout

Having seen this phrase grafittied all over Belfast, local boys LaFaro were inspired to title this equally raunchy display of dirt-rock after it – a highlight of their savage self-titled debut.

32: Two Door Cinema ClubI Can Talk

Thanks to the inspired chorus and razor sharp guitars, this became one of 2010’s more memorable indie sing-a-longs after receiving a deserved re-release this year.

31: Twin SisterAll Around and Away We Go

The beats, the breaks, the bass…this is New York encapsulated in four minutes by Twin Sister, another band to emerge in 2010 with a distinctive female lead.

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