Chris’s Top Songs of Twenty Ten

The Top Song of 2010 for this cat is none other than the Box Elders’ classic “Tiny Sioux” released on Hozac records. Being a massive fan of the Box Elders, I naturally elected this ditty as Song of the Year, but with all that excessive fandom aside, I think this tune has attributes that can be genuinely appreciated by “non-garage” fans: the sincerity of the lyrics and the heartfelt delivery of the vocals. The lo-fi, home recording insanely complements the overall innocence of the number, making it feel like a sad, but beautiful children’s song, as if to be heard before falling asleep. I didn’t think the Omaha boys could top themselves after “Atlantis” from last year’s LP Alice and Friends or at least do it so soon, but indeed they did and this is without a doubt my favorite BE number. Y’all have to hear this!

Okay, so the rest of this list will be in alaphabetical order and I have set it to a three song per artist limit. Here we go…

Sadly no A’s :(

B:

Best Coast:
“When I’m With You”
“Boyfriend”
“Summer Mood”

Box Elders:
“Tiny Sioux” :)
“Plenty of Room At the Bottom”

C:

Cum Stain:
“Cum Stain”
“Broke My Dick”
“Bachelor’s Life”

D:

Deerhunter:
“Basement Scene”
“Don’t Cry”
“Desire Lines”

H:

Happy Birthday:
“Girls FM”

Harlem:
“Friendly Ghost”
“Someday Soon”
“Gay Human Bones”

Hunx and His Punx:
“Cruisin'”
“Gimmie Gimmie Back Your Love”
“Hey Rocky”
Note: these songs had been released previously, but this year marked their official release (Gay Singles) on True Panther Sounds. So, I’m breaking my rule here by sharing two more rockin’ Hunx tunes.
“Lovers’ Lane”
“Too Young to Be In Love”

M:

Magic Kids:
“Hey Boy”
“Candy”
“Summer”

Maine Coons:
“Pull the Plug On Grandma”
“I Am a Motherfucker”
“My Kinda Luv”

Mark Sultan:
“Ten of Hearts”
“Misery’s Upon Us”
“I Am the End”

N:

No Age:
“Life Prowler”
“Glitter”
“Fever Dreaming”

Nobunny:
“I Was On (the Bozo Show)”
“Live It Up”
“(Do the) Fuck Yourself”

S:

Sex Beet:
“I’m In Love With You (So Shut the Fuck Up)”

Strange Boys:
“A Walk On the Beach”
“Be Brave”
“Laugh At Sex (Not At Her)”

T:

Ty Segall: need to hear more of this guy!
“Caesar”

V:

Vomit Squad:
“Burning With Beelzebub”

W:

Wavves:
“Post Acid”
“Linus Spacehead”
“Take On the World”

1 Comment

  1. It’s “Beelzebub” … sometimes people say Beezelbub and though it sounds funny it’s not correct. It sounds like a bee or something or buzzing insect which makes sense as it means “Lord of Flies”. B.L. Zebub is a way to think of it… There’s this movie with a character called Sheriff B.L.Z. Bubb.

    Is it just my imagination or does it seem that this so-called garage revival movement is veering more into colourful pop songs? I think back several years back and think that I couldn’t have imagined such a thing happening.

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