[The ubiquitous 'faves' post for 2010]
The past year was a beautiful, insane, yucky, badass one, for sure. I like to remember my years past with the music, books, photographs, and movies that defined the year for me… let’s take a trip down memory lane:
In order of occurrence, not of preference.
At Tim’s birthday barbecue with the Gomers
I just love his little face! This was taken after his bath.
<3 Marco’s cheesy-ham face. <3
Phoenix – ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’
I know this came out in 2009, but I started listening to it this year, and BOY did I listen to it. Such a great, fun album. These guys have a very tight sound (and I mean that literally, not the ‘hella tight!’ way). All of the songs are very carefully crafted. Favorite songs: ‘Lisztomania’, ‘Lasso’ and ’1901′.
Jimmy Eat World – ‘Invented’
Well DUH! My boys put together a lovely, lovely record. I think this rates in my top 3 JEW albums. Favorite songs: ‘Heart is Hard to Find’, ‘Movielike’, and ‘Mixtape’.
P.S. The MP3 version is available for download for just $5.99 on Amazon. CLICK HERE
The Black Keys – ‘Brothers’
HECK YES. Those are my only words. Favorite songs: ‘Tighten Up’, ‘Sinister Kid’, and ’10 Cent Pistol’
Brandon Flowers – ‘Flamingo’
I was already a fan of The Killers, but Flowers’ solo effort has his characteristic flamboyance and theatricality, yet retains the folk-rock sound that I like. Favorite songs: ‘Broken Heart of Mexico’, ‘Only The Young’, ‘Crossfire’ .
Once again, these weren’t all released this year, but I read them this year. So there.
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
I know you probably agree with me, so explanation isn’t exactly necessary; the story was super, the effects amazing, and Leonardo DiCaprio forced me to accept his talent as an actor. Also, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a three-piece suit. OMG.
There’s my list for the year, folks. What’s on yours?
* H A P P Y N E W Y E A R ! *