By Paul Brown
A list of my favorite albums no one seemed to care about during my first year as Music Director of WKDU
To this day, I have no idea if I think of 2010 as a great year for music because it was my first year exposed to EVERYTHING that was coming out (and I still had a wide-eyed enthusiasm for the concept of infinite free music), or if I just lucked out gaining the responsibility of MD during this amazing year for music. Either way, I fell in love with countless albums that year, many of which eventually got some national attention / blog love. Even some smaller bands ended up signing to big indie labels and getting attention that way (such as Happy Birthday and Avi Buffalo releasing their respective fantastic debut albums on Sub Pop and getting fancy Pitchfork reviews, etc).
There were, however, dozens of albums that went completely unnoticed, even by my fellow DJs at WKDU. Because of this, and because of my nostalgia for the music that came out in 2010, I’ve put together a list of my favorite albums that seemed to have been released into some kind of vacuum: