Yet another annual passes by without any sign of a Holly Valance or Sophie Monk comeback. How do I live? Seriously.
I guess these ten will have to do.
Hark! The final chapter in Feed Limmy‘s massive Top 30 Songs and Albums of 2010: here are the records that have been on repeat – amazed me, taken me on a journey, and had me grooving and miming badly in my car.
Here’s my ten for 2010:
#10 – Aphrodite by Kylie Minogue
Goddess MinMin crafts her most cohesive album since Fever. But where Aphrodite lacks in standout tracks, it makes up for in euphoria and Mykonos pop. You love it.
Key tracks: ‘All The Lovers’, ‘Aphrodite’, ‘Mighty Rivers’ and ‘Better Than Today’.
#9 – Progress by Take That
It takes an almighty manband like Take That to define 21st century boyband pop for us. Yet another glorious Stuart Price-helmed LP soundtracking my year.
Key tracks: ‘The Flood’, ‘SOS’ and ‘Kidz’.
#8 – Ten by Gabriella Cilmi
This nouveau disco affair wasn’t an immediate record for me but it endeared with every listen. It was refreshing to hear Gabi‘s soulful tone manoeuvre in a falsetto style.
Key tracks: ‘Love Me Cos You Want To’, ‘Robots’, ‘Hearts Don’t Lie’ and ‘On A Mission’.
#7 – Bionic by Christina Aguilera
Snortcackle all you like at this cough drop of a flop but sonically, experimental Xtina worked for me. A nod to the Sia ballads and left-of-centre tracks courtesy of M.I.A. and Ladytron.
Key tracks: ‘Lift Me Up’, ‘I Am’, ‘Elastic Love’ and ‘Woohoo’.
#6 – Night Work by Scissor Sisters
An insatiably camp and dark Sodom and Gomorrah affair.
Key tracks: ‘Invisible Light’, ‘Night Work’ and ‘Any Which Way’.
#5 – The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monae
One of my favourite concept albums of all time. Janelle Monae is a game changer.
Key tracks: ‘Tightrope’, ‘Cold War’, ‘Dance or Die’ and ‘BabopbyYa’.
#4 – Sweeter Side by Erika Heynatz
Endearing with its personal lyrics and effortless delivery. The real revelation is Erika‘s gorgeous vocal tone complemented by the stripped back production.
Key tracks: ‘The Best’, ‘Holding On’ and ‘Sweeter Side’.
#3 – Flesh Tone by Kelis
A concise, personal and potent collection of futuristic electro dance. Complete rabbit-out-of-the-hat moment for the urban artiste.
Key tracks: ‘Brave’, ‘Home’, ‘4th of July’ and ‘Acapella’.
#2 – We Are Born by Sia
The unabashed Crayola pop record our Aussie songbird has always wanted to make. An utterly flawless body of work: hook-intensive, soulful and colourful. Everything a big pop album should be.
Key tracks: ‘Clap Your Hands’, ‘Be Good To Me’, ‘Bring Night’ and ‘Hurting Me Now’.
#1 – Body Talk by Robyn
A colossal modern day dance anthology from the most important pop communicator of present time. Energy, angst, restlessness and brokenness fused to an icy, futuristic electro pop backdrop.
Key tracks: ‘Dancing On My Own’, ‘Hang With Me’, ‘Indestructible’ and ‘Fembot’.
Inspect the full listing of Feed Limmy‘s Songs and Albums of 2010. What would you add to the round up?