Mexican Summer Top 10 of ’10

Holiday 2010

Hey Folks-

2k10 was a year full of truly memorable jams that inspired, spread the good office fodder, and made us beam. Here’s a lil’ recap fun of our favorites and wishing you all a righteous and relaxin’ holiday.

Your Buds at Mexican Summer.


Lower Dens – Twin Hand Movement (Gnomonsong)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal (Editions Mego)
Games – That We Can Play (Hippos In Tanks)
The Soft Moon – S/T (Captured Tracks)
Christian Mistress – Opium & Agony (20 Buck Spin)
The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange (In The Red)
The Alps – Le Voyage (Type)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (4AD)
Mount Carmel – S/T (Siltbreeze)
Date Palms – Of Psalms (Root Strata)


Real Estate – “Out of Tune” 7″ (True Panther)
Pearl Harbor – “Slivers of You” 7″ (Big Love)
Tamaryn – “Mild Confusion” 7″ (True Panther)
Purling Hiss – Hissteria 12″/EP (Richie)
Arp & Anthony Moore 12″ (RVNG)
The Fresh & Onlys – August In My Mind 12″ (Captured Tracks)


Voice of the Puppets – “I Don’t Want To Know” 7″ (Sing Sing)
Speed, Glue & Shinki – s/t (Phoenix)
The Rolling Stones – “Plundered My Soul” 7″ (Virgin)
Parson Sound – 3xLP Box (Subliminal Sounds)
Black Tambourine – S/T (Slumberland)

Tommy – Co-op 87

1.) Tim Cohen – Laugh Tracks
2.) Sun Araw – On Patrol
3.) Lower Dens – Twin Hand Movement
4.) Future Islands – In Evening Air
5.) Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange
6.) Ty Segall – Melted
7.) Woods – At Echo Lake
8.) White Hills – White Hills
9.) 108 – 18.61
10.) Neil Young – Le Noise

Miss Jess

Lower Dens – Twin Hand Movement
Ifang Bondi- Saraba (re-issue)
Ariel Pink-Before Today
Billy Green-Stone original soundtrack
Various-Pomegrantes Compilation
Tony Joe White-That On The Road Look
Mountain Man-Made The Harbor
Tobacco-Maniac Meat
Pierced Arrows-Descending Shadow
Family Band-Miller Path
bonus: Witch-Lazy Bones (re-issue)


Lower Dens – Twin-Hand Movement
Games – That We Can Play
Odd Future – Radical
Sharon Van Etten – Epic
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two
Big Boi – Sir Luscious Left Foot
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Mount Carmel – Mount Carmel
Moon Duo – Escape
Beach House – Teen Dream


Favorite singles of 2010:

1.) Home Blitz “Perpetual Night” 7″ (Almost Ready)
2.) My Teenage Stride – “Creep Academy” (Flea Circus)
3.) Crystal Stilts – “Shake The Shackles” 7″ (Slumberland)
4.) Fluffy Lumbers – “Harry Doland’s” (Group Tightner)
5.) German Measles “Color Vibration” 7″ (Wild World)
6.) Television Personalities “She’s My Yoko” (Rocket Girl)
7.) Pearl Harbor – “Puro Instinct” 12″ (Gloriette)
8.) Veronica Falls – “Found Love In A Graveyard” 7″ (Captured Tracks)
9.) Big Troubles – “Drastic And Difficult” 7″ (Olde English Spelling Bee)
10.) The Babies – All Things Come To Pass 7″ (Wild World)

Favorite LPs of 2010:

1.) Home Blitz “Out Of Phase” (Richie)
2.) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graphitti “Before Today” (4AD)
3.) Neil Young “Le Noise” (Reprise)
4.) Tyvek “Nothing Fits” (In The Red)
5.) Andrew WK “Mother Of Mankind” (Steev Mike)
6.) Television Personalities “A Memory Is Better Than Nothing” (Rocket Girl)
7.) Cinema Red And Blue – s/t (What’s Your Rupture?)
8.) Big Troubles “Worry” (Olde English Spelling Bee)
9.) V/A – “Welcome Home/Diggin’ The Universe” (Woodsist)
10.) Weezer – Hurley (Interscope)

Favorite reissues of 2010:

1.) Voice of the Puppets “I Don’t Want To Know”/”You’re All I Wanted And A Car” (Sing Sing)
2.) Frank Sidebottom – “Frank Sidebottom’s Fantastic Show Biz Box Set” (Cherry Red)
3.) Tunnelrunners – “Plastic Land” 7″ (Sing Sing)
4.) Protex – “Strange Obsessions LP” (Sing Sing)
5.) REM – “Fables of the Reconstruction” (Capitol/IRS)
6.) Joe Hebert Band – “I Don’t Wanna Be A Preppy 7” (Last Laugh)
7.) Weezer – “Death To False Metal” (Geffen)
8.) The Fingers – Isolation EP (Last Laugh)
9.) Black Tambourine – S/T (Slumberland)
10.) The Monochrome Set – “White Noise” (Captured Tracks)