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We present to you LLHV’s list of the Best 55 Tracks in 2010 featuring artists from the USA, England, Mexico, Australia, Spain… and more. Below the list ordered alphabetically and ant the bottom a playlist to listen to all of them! Enjoy!

  • Aminals by Baths
  • At my Heels by Twin Shadow
  • Audience by Cold War Kids
  • Baptism by Crystal Castles
  • Best Friend by The Drums
  • The Bike Song by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.
  • Bombay by El Guincho
  • By Your Side by Gayngs
  • Congratulations by MGMT
  • Conversation 16 by The National
  • Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem
  • Diplomat’s Son by Vampire Weekend
  • Don’t Look Down or Back by Tunng
  • The Dreamer by Tallest Man on Earth
  • Empire Ants by Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon
  • Fuck You by Cee Lo Green
  • The Gaudy Side of Town by Gayngs
  • The Ghost Inside by Broken Bells
  • Gift by Rey Pila
  • He Would have Laughed by Deerhunter
  • Heartbreaker by Girls
  • Helicopter by Deerhunter
  • Home by LCD Soundsystem
  • I Walked by Sufjan Stevens
  • Let Go by jj
  • Let’s Get Lost by Beck and Bat for Lashes
  • Lewis Takes Action by Owen Pallett
  • Little River by The Tallest Man on Earth
  • Not in Love by Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith
  • O.N.E by Yeasayer
  • Odessa by Caribou
  • Oh Pretty Boy, You’re Such a Big Boy by Menomena
  • One Life Stand by Hot Chip
  • The Only One by The Black Keys
  • Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People
  • Ready to Start by Arcade Fire
  • Real Love by Beach House
  • Remember Last Time by Avi Buffalo
  • Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells
  • Round and Round by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  • Round the Moon by Summer Camp
  • Shadow People by Dr. Dog
  • She Gone. by Gonjasufi
  • Slippin by Quadron
  • Solitude is Bliss by Tame Impala
  • Something Good can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
  • Stay Close by Delorean
  • Summer Holiday by Wild Nothing
  • Sun Was High (So Was I) by Best Coast
  • Sweetest Kill by Broken Social Scene
  • Tightrope by Janelle Monae
  • When Do You Wanna Stop Working by Jamaica
  • When You Walk in the Room by Fyfe Dangerfield
  • Young Love by Maximum Balloon & Katrina Ford

And HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Keep Shelly in Athens, a mysterious duo from -you guessed- Athens, Greece, from whom we don’t know much, are a downtempo electronica act that make music that sounds and feels just like the title of their debut EP, “In Love With Dusk“.

But more than being in love with dusk, it feels like making love to dusk itself, or making love under the dim light of dusk or something derivative of dusk and love, however you want to combine those two elements.

Anyways, Keep Shelly in Athens is a new member of the Forest Family records and it is a must listen for those who enjoy an eclectic loungy chillout sound. At times it may feel like a combination of Air, Portishead and a Buddha Bar record at once, with a thin layer of semi-erotic brushstrokes on top. “Running out on you” serves as the main piece, defining the palette of sounds that the album will cover with each song working on each style more thoroughly.

In Love with Dusk” is one of the few EPs this year in which title and cover art perfectly complement the sound. Take a listen to some of the songs on the EP below and comment with your thoughts.

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As of right now people all over the world are gathering with relatives and loved ones to celebrate Christmas!

Today we found a list of indie rockers who released Christmas songs just for you, so if by any chance you don’t have your playlist ready for tomorrow’s dinner now’s your time to head on over here and grab the latest… be sure to check out:

Beach House, Best Coast & Wavves, The Boy Least Likely To, Deerhunter, Tegan and Sara, and finally Summer Camp! Cause they all have great songs for this Christmas!

Enjoy and have a great holiday!

I think Coma Cinema‘s Stoned Alone is probably one of the most overlooked albums of 2010. It hardly even got coverage, which is surprising due to its high quality tracks and overall neatness. Let’s say it’s that great sunday-afternoon album. You can sit back, relax, imagine, re-imagine, lower the lights, up the volume and let it wrap your mind. Even though it has short and very simple songs, Stoned Alone is unique and powerful, honest and different than most of the music that is trending. With a certain sixties psychedelic vibe attached to it, the music sounds fresh and new, carrying various pop gems under its sleeve. Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina (the place that brought you chillwave masters Toro y Moi and Washed Out) Coma Cinema is Mat Cothran, and he offers his music for free. I highly recommend you check out this album as well as its predecessor Baby Prayers available through his website if you click here (it’s free, no excuses).

I already have the follow-up Blue Suicide, on my list of most awaited albums of 2011. There is a preview track for it on the playlist, “Business as Usual”. Enjoy!

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Plus: Mat Cothran listed his favorite tracks of the year:

1. Wye Oak – I Hope You Die
2. Girls – Substance
3. CEO – Come With Me
4. Julian Lynch – Just Enough
5. MGMT – Siberian Breaks
6. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
7. Frog Eyes – Flower in a Glove
8. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

Well yeah, sometimes picking the 25 Best Albums of the year is not that easy, hence we decided to pick 27. Below the list of our Best Albums in 2010! Click on the name of each album to listen to it!

27) Dr. Dog- Shame, Shame

26) Jamaica- No Problem (or check out our interview with them here)

25) Owen Pallett- Heartland

24) Wavves- King of the Beach

23) Surfer Blood- Astro Coast

22) Sleigh Bells- Treats

21) Yeasayer- Odd Blood

20) MGMT- Congratulations

19) Tallest Man on Earth- The Wild Hunt

18) The Black Keys- Brothers

17) Foals- Total Life Forever

16) The Drums- The Drums

15) Vampire Weekend- Contra

14) Maximum Balloon- Maximum Balloon

13) Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid

12) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Before Today

11) Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

10) Gorillaz- Plastic Beach

9) The National- High Violet

8) Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record

7) Rey Pila- Rey Pila

6) Caribou- Swim

5) Twin Shadow- Forget

4) Broken Bells- Broken Bells

3) Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

2) LCD Soundsystem- This is Happening

1) Beach House- Teen Dream

Which one did we miss?

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It’s been one hell of a year for english folk rock band Mumford and Sons who released their first studio album “Sigh no More” back in 2009.. from a scene that has spawn artists like Noah and the Whale, Laura Marling and more, Mumford and Sons have been able to captivate people all over the world little by little, practically touring all over the world all year long, from the UK to Lollapalooza adding fans to their sound.

Most of the bands succes is thanks to Marcus Mumford, lead singer whom also plays guitar, drums and the mandolin… I had the oportunnity on watching them live at this years Lollapalooza and let me tell you they sound ever better live than on the album, and here below is a video to prove it. Filmed on Rolling Stone playing “Timshel” (one of our favorites) & “Sister” (from their second EP).

You voted, the results are in, this is the list of the 25 Best Albums of 2010 according to our readers…. come back tuesday 21 of December to see LLHV’s staff list of the Best Albums in 2010!

25) jj- No. 3

24) Twin Shadow- Forget

23) Glasser- Ring

22) Dr. Dog- Shame, Shame

21) Cee Lo Green- The Lady Killer

20) Surfer Blood- Astro Coast

19) Summer Camp- Young

18) The Radio Dept.- Clinging to a Scheme

17) Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid

16) Yeasayer- Odd Blood

15) Black Keys- Brothers

14) Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record

13) The Drums- The Drums

12) Jamaica- No Problem

11) Foals- Total Life Forever

10) Two Door Cinema Club- Tourist History

9) The National- High Violet

8) LCD Soundsystem- This is Happening

7) MGMT- Congratulations

6) Broken Bells- Broken Bells

5) Beach House- Teen Dream

4) Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

3) Gorillaz- Plastic Beach

2) Vampire Weekend- Contra

1) Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

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