Thursday, August 19, 2010
We’re only three-quarters of the way through 2010, and there have already been countless note-worthy songs released by artists many of us have grown to love and even more by rising acts who are making names for themselves like never before. With this seemingly unending pool of excellent new material, it’s extremely difficult to only include certain songs, but I’ve narrowed it down to the 23 that I’ve listened to most consistently so far this year. The following are, to me, Showstoppers — songs which I sometimes have to pause halfway through in order to let my mind to catch up with what I’m hearing. This is not a “best of” list, nor is it by any means comprehensive; I’d need to listen to a lot more music for a lot more hours a day to create a truly well-rounded list. However, the following tracks have seen incessant playtime on my end since the first time I’ve heard each one. They mean a lot to me and even more to the musicians who made them, so if you like any in particular, do what you can to support the artists. In the end, I did this for fun/to make myself a great playlist, so I hope you enjoy the songs on this compilation as much as I do. The numbers don’t signify rank, just the way the ended up to make the album play smoothly. Track list after the jump, man.

Toujours, TRGEO.
Click the photo to download Showstoppers. 
01. Delorean - Stay Close
02. Gobble Gobble - Wrinklecarver
03. Prizes - Canada
04. Teen Daze - Wet Hair (Japandroids cover)
05. Active Child - When Your Love is Safe
06. Rollerskaters - Sleep Tight
07. Salem - King Night
08. ceo - White Magic
09. Tennis - Marathon
10. Wild Nothing - Cloudbusting
11. Sun Airway - Put the Days Away
12. S U N S Q U I N T S - Basque
13. White Ring - Bye Bye
14. D/R/U/G/S - Love (Love/Lust)
15. Houses - Endless Spring
16. Clive Tanaka y su orquesta - Neu Chicago
17. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
18. Toro y Moi - Leave Everywhere
19. Tanlines - Real Life
20. MillionYoung - Day We Met
21. Mathemagic - Breaststroke
22. How to Dress Well - Decisions (ft. Yüksel Arslan)
23. jj - No Escapin’ This


We’re only three-quarters of the way through 2010, and there have already been countless note-worthy songs released by artists many of us have grown to love and even more by rising acts who are making names for themselves like never before. With this seemingly unending pool of excellent new material, it’s extremely difficult to only include certain songs, but I’ve narrowed it down to the 23 that I’ve listened to most consistently so far this year. The following are, to me, Showstopperssongs which I sometimes have to pause halfway through in order to let my mind to catch up with what I’m hearing. This is not a “best of” list, nor is it by any means comprehensive; I’d need to listen to a lot more music for a lot more hours a day to create a truly well-rounded list. However, the following tracks have seen incessant playtime on my end since the first time I’ve heard each one. They mean a lot to me and even more to the musicians who made them, so if you like any in particular, do what you can to support the artists. In the end, I did this for fun/to make myself a great playlist, so I hope you enjoy the songs on this compilation as much as I do. The numbers don’t signify rank, just the way the ended up to make the album play smoothly. Track list after the jump, man.

Toujours, TRGEO.

Click the photo to download Showstoppers

01. Delorean - Stay Close

02. Gobble Gobble - Wrinklecarver

03. Prizes - Canada

04. Teen Daze - Wet Hair (Japandroids cover)

05. Active Child - When Your Love is Safe

06. Rollerskaters - Sleep Tight

07. Salem - King Night

08. ceo - White Magic

09. Tennis - Marathon

10. Wild Nothing - Cloudbusting

11. Sun Airway - Put the Days Away

12. S U N S Q U I N T S - Basque

13. White Ring - Bye Bye

14. D/R/U/G/S - Love (Love/Lust)

15. Houses - Endless Spring

16. Clive Tanaka y su orquesta - Neu Chicago

17. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

18. Toro y Moi - Leave Everywhere

19. Tanlines - Real Life

20. MillionYoung - Day We Met

21. Mathemagic - Breaststroke

22. How to Dress Well - Decisions (ft. Yüksel Arslan)

23. jj - No Escapin’ This