What a great year in music. It finally feels like things are taking a turn for the better across all levels of this business and it's nice to see. Maybe it has to do with less struggle and more open minded artists adapting to their surroundings? Perhaps the collapse of Limewire and new rules surrounding Copywrite Reform are helping? Social media is definitely a big part of it and has brought artists closer to their fans than ever. Twitter allows them to create excitement instantly and that is huge.
Whatever the case it's working and the music that came out in 2010 was amazing.
Like anyone at the end of a year I like to reflect. I have some 'Best of Lists' I'd like to share with you all - and they are as follows...
Top 6 Concerts (5 is never enough)
- Roger Waters @ Air Canada Centre
- Mumford and Sons @ Lee's Palace
- Two Door Cinema Club @ The Phoenix
- City and Colour @ The Molson Amphitheatre
- Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles @ The Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- Polaris Music Prize @ The Masonic Temple
- Arcade Fire - 'I Used To Wait'
- Cee Lo Green - 'Fuck You' *unedited - the way it's meant to be :)
- jDiggz feat Neverending White Lies - 'This Time' *very proud to say this is MuchFact :)
- White Lies - 'Bigger Than Us' *Look out 2011
- Dr. Dre - 'Kush' *The Detox is coming out in 2011 bitches
- Eminem feat Rihanna - 'Love the Way You Lie (Part 1)' *These 2 owned 2010
- Rihanna - 'Rude Boy'
- Foster the People - 'Pumped Up Kicks' *Canada will finally see this one's release in early 2011
- Belle and Sebastian - 'I Want The World To Stop' *glorious
- Broken Bells - 'High Road'
- Two Door Cinema Club - 'This Is The Life'
- Shad - 'Rose Garden'
- Plan B - 'Stay Too Long'
- Kings fo Leon - 'Beach Side'
- Gorillaz - 'Meloncholy Hill'
- Kanye West feat Jay Z and more - 'So Appalled'
- Jay Malinowski - 'Santa Monica'
- Dr. Dre feat Snoop and Akon - 'Kush'
- B.o.B. feat Hayley Williams and Eminem - 'Airplanes (part 2)' *Eminem's verse is sick
- Cut Copy - 'Take Me Over'
- Biffy Clyro - 'Bubbles'
- Ellie Goulding - 'Starry Eyed'
- Stereophonics - 'Keep Calm Carry On' *was only released in Canada in 2010 so can make it
- Kings of Leon - 'Come Around Sundown'
- Brandon Flowers - 'Flamingo' *it's amazing how a girl can influence me sometimes :)
- Kanye West - 'My Dark and Twisted Fantasy'
- Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs'
- Broken Bells - 'Broken Bells'
Thanks for reading/listening.