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Total Eclipse of 2010

Black Flagged on the last lap of 2010 the bacteria pictured in the above slide invaded my gastrointestinal track and kept me in the prone position, staring blankly at the wall for a ridiculous stretch of time. Such is my excuse for being so tardy with the tops of 2010, and with anything for 2011. I’ll ease into it, and hopefully be back up to full speed by next week Hope your transition to 11 was smoother.

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CKUT Top 100 for 2010.

1: group inerane – guitars of agadez vol 3 – sublime frequencies
2: le revelateur – motion flares – root strata CC
3: various – nigeria special vol. 2: afro sounds & nigerian blues 1970-1976 – soundway
4: menace ruine – union of irreconcilables – aurora borealis CC
5: rangda – false flag – drag city
6: swans – my father will guide me up a rope to the sky – young god
7: land of kush’s egyptian light orchestra – monogamy – constellation CC
8: aun – multigone – crucial blast CC
9: various artists – shangaan electro – honest jons
10: mary halvorson quintet – saturn sings – firehouse 12
11: xeno & oaklander – sentinelle – weird
12: the besnard lakes – are the roaring night – outside CC
13: various – pomegranates: persian pop, funk, folk, and psych… – finders keepers/b-music
14: gil scott heron – i’m new here – XL
15: henry threadgill zooid – this brings us to, vol. ii – pi recordings
16: sun city girls – funeral mariachi – abduction
17: gmackrr – méditative part 6-13 – brise-cul CC
18: jack rose – luck in the valley – thrill jockey
19: grimes – geidi primes – arbutus records CC
20: akitsa – au crepuscule de l’esperance – hospital productions CC
21: rova saxophone 4tet & nels cline singers – the celestial septet – new world
22: chicago underground duo – boca negra – thrill jockey
23: mulatu astatke – steps out – strut
24: owen pallett – heartland – domino CC
25: matthew shipp – 4d – thirsty ear
26: various artists – the world ends: afro rock & psychedelia in 1970s nigeria- soundway
27: the giuseppi logan quintet – self-titled – tompkins square
28: tonstarttsbandht – midnight cobras – psychic handshake CC
29: aidan baker – liminoid/lifeforms – alien8 CC
30: thisquietarmy – aftermath – basses frequences CC
31: thee silver mount zion memorial orchestra – kollaps tradixionales – constellation
32: excepter – presidence – excepter/paw tracks
33: jah cutta – a me ‘dis – stomp CC
34: acid mothers temple & the melting paraiso ufo – dark side of the black moon -important
35: philippe petit – a scent of garmambrosia – aagoo
36: joshua abrams – natural information – eremite
37: tomas fujiwara & the hook up – actionspeak – 482 music
38: fond of tigers – continent & western – drip audio CC
39: clinton machine – getting’ personial – fluorescent friends/inyrdisk CC
40: antony and the johnsons – swanlights – secretly canadian
41: myra melford be bread – the whole tree gone – firehouse 12
42: leif vollebekk- inland – nevado records CC
43: the budos band – the budos band III – daptone
44: drainolith – organ zone – total zero CC
45: los saicos – demolicion! – the completer recording – munster
46: a frames / climax golden twins – afcgt- sub pop
47: blue hawaii – blooming summer – arbutus
48: bernardino femminielli – la montana del capricornio – self release CC
49: pocahaunted – make it real – not not fun
50: dead wife – 7” – psychic handshake CC
51: sharon jones and the dap kings – i learned the hard way – daptone
52: crystal castles – crystal castles – last gang CC
53: bill dixon – tapestries for small ork. – firehouse 12
54: ariel pink’s haunted graffiti – before today – 4ad
55: robert ashley – atlanta (acts of god) volume II – lovely music
56: grandtrine – sunglasses ep – divorce CC
57: laurie anderson – homeland – nonesuch
58: tony allen – secret agent: another one from the underground – world circusit/ nonesuch
59: the fall – your future our cutter – domino
60: mark sultan – $ – last gang CC
61: nels cline – dirty baby – crypto gramophone
62: stellar om source – excises – self released
63: no neck blues band – clomeim – locust
64: bassekou kouyate & ngoni ba – i speak fula – sub pop
65: the pink noise – birdland – sacred bones CC
66: phantom payn days – phantom payn daze – de stijl
67: khoutek – losslessloss – Prophase
68: a frames – 333 – s.s.
69: caribou – swim – merge CC
70: human skab – thunder hips and saddlebags – family vineyard
71: iannis kyrialides – antichamber – unsounds
72: rova & nels cline singers – the celestial 7tet – new world
73: makoto kawabata and michishita shinsuke – maru mankaku shikaku – Prophase
74: mid pines – unmeasured – circuit songs recordings CC
75: vandermark 5 – annular gift – not two
76: rodd keith – saucers in the sky – roaratorio
77: birdshow band – birdshow band – amish
78: alexandre st-onge – entites – oral
79: sean nicholas savage – movin’ up in society – arbutus CC
80: li’l andy – all those who thirst come to waters – self released CC
81: steve coleman and five elements – harvesting semblances and affinities – pi
82: nu sensae – tv death and the devil – nominal
83: the pop winds – the turquoise – arbutus CC
84: blessure grave – judged by twelve, carried by six – alien8
85: ted lucas – the om album – yoga
86: lake of stew – sweet as pie – dare to care CC
87: pimmon – dimension p – headlock
88: liars – sisterworld – mute
89: martin tetrault & ignaz shick – live – ambiances magnetiques CC
90: zero db – one offs, remixes and b sides – tru thoughts
91: poirier – running high – ninja tune CC
92: archie shepp the n.y. contemporary 5 – delmark
93: youssou n’dour – i bring what i love – nonesuch
94: ratatat – lp4 – xl
95: various artists – nigeria afrobeat special: the new explosive sound in 1970’s nigeria – soundway
96: eola – the lord’s jam – culture dealer/does are
97: william parker – i plan to stay a believer : the inside songs of curtis mayfield – aum fidelity
98: mains de givre – esther marie – textura CC
99: twig harper & daniel higgs – clairaudience fellowship thrill jockey
100: matt bauder – paper gardens – porter

ENTERTAINMENT THRU PAIN’S TOP LOUD FOR 2010

Entertainment Thru Pain

1: akitsa – au crepuscule de l’esperance – hospital productions CC
2: burzum – belus – byelobog productions
3: high on fire – snake of the divine – e1
4: nachtmystium – addicts: black meddle pt. 2 – century media
5: slough feg, the – Animal Spirits – profound lore
6: menace ruine – union of irreconcilables – aurora borealis CC
7: satanic warmaster – nachzehrer – werewolf records
8: kevin drumm – necro acoustic – pica disc
9: kataklysm – heaven’s venom – nuclear blast
10: swans – my father will guide me up a rope to the sky – young god
11: darkthrone – circle the wagons – peaceville
12: circle of ouroborus/crooked necks – ruins of resurrection – cocainacopia
13: black majesty – seventh king edam – death rituals
14: aun – black pyramid – cyclic law CC
15: zola jesus – stridulum – sacred bones
16: salem – king knight – i am sound
17: dillinger escape plan – option paralysis – party smasher
18: ashpool – for which he plies the lash – hospital productions
19: triptykon – eparistera daimones – century media
20: vomit squad – amon ra bless america – psychic handshake CC

Jazz Amuck Top 10 + 10 for 2010

JAZZ AMUCK TOP TEN

1. mary halvorson quintet – saturn sings – firehouse 12
2. henry threadgill zooid – this brings us to, vol. ii – pi recordings
3. rova saxophone 4tet & nels cline singers – the celestial septet – new world
4. ideal bread – transmit – cuneiform
5. matthew shipp – 4d – thirsty ear
6. tomas fujiwara & the hook up – actionspeak – 482 music
7. muhal richard abrams / roscoe mitchell – spectrum – mutable music
8. myra melford be bread – the whole tree gone – firehouse 12
9. the giuseppi logan quintet – the giuseppi logan quintet – tompkins square
10. mike reed’s people, places & things – stories and negotiations – 482 music
11. marc ribot – silent music – pi recordings
12. mostly other people do the killing – forty fort – hot cup
13. david s. ware – onecept – aum fidelity
14. undivided – the passion – multikulti
15. rivière composer’s pool – summerworks 2009 – emanem
16. vandermark 5 – annular gift – not two
17. steve coleman and five elements – harvesting semblances and affinities – pi recordings
18. mecha fixes clocks- à l’inattendu les dieux livrent passage – & CC
19. jason adasiewicz – sun rooms – delmark
20. anna webber third floor people – …don’t need to worry about anything – nowt CC