Best Albums of the Year: Nippertown’s Matt Mac Haffie

Contributing writer and photographer (and all around man about town) Matt Mac Haffie has whipped up his Top 10 Albums of the Year, and the Local 518 is well represented:

The NeighborHOODS’ “The Last Rat (Live 92)”: Hoods – Hoods – Hoods: You can’t deny their past.
JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys’ “Fidelity!”: New Chrissie Hynde: Come on, that’s a no brainer.
Nada Surf’s “If I Had a Hi-Fi” (Covers Collection): Nada Surf makes my Top 10 any year they have a release.
Phantogram’s “Eyelid Movies”
Mountain Man’s “Made the Harbor”
Maura Kennedy’s “Parade of Echoes”
Tern Rounders’ “Tern Rounders”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo”
PJ Harvey’s “Written on the Forehead”
Rob Skane’s “Phantom Power Trip”

Single of the Year: Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You”

Got a Best of 2010 list that you’d like to contribute? Best concerts of the year? Best local music moments of the year? Best whatever? Please send it along to [email protected]

Best Concerts of the Year That I Missed: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Local CDs of 2010: The Daily Gazette’s Brian McElhiney
Most Disappointing Concerts of 2010: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Albums of the Year: Justin Mikulka
Best Capital Region Theater of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of the Year: Art:21
Best Albums of the Year: Spin Magazine
Most Disappointing Capital Region Concert Cancellations of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Television Commercials of the Year: TV Squad
Best Feature Films of the Year: Roger Ebert
Best Albums of the Year: Brian Patneaude
Best TV Character Deaths of the Year: Entertainment Weekly
Best Viral Videos of the Year: Videogum
Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of the Year: Billboard
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s J Hunter
Best Country Albums: The Boot
Best Albums of the Year: WEXT’s Chris Wienk
Best TV Music Moments of the Year: Treble
Best Book Covers of the Year: The L Magazine
Best Folk Albums of the Year: Guide
Best Albums of the Year: We Are Not a Rock Band
Best Movies of the Year: Christian Science Monitor
Best Television Shows of the Year: Channel Surfing
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Andrzej Pilarczyk
Best Music Videos of the Year: IFC
Best Books of the Year: The New York Times Book Review
Best Live Acts of the Year: Paste Magazine
Best Poetry Books of the Year: Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker
Best Albums of the Year: Andy Maroney
Best Movie Titles of the Year That Sounded Like Porn, But, Alas, Were Not Porn: Movieline
Best DVDs of the Year: Rolling Stone
Best Albums of the Year: NME
Best Fiction of the Year: Salon
Best Jazz Albums of the Year: A Blog Supreme
Best Albums of the Year: Tim Livingston
Best Albums of the Year: Filter Magazine
Best Albums of the Year: Mojo Magazine

  1. Paula says

    Totally with you on the Chrissie, JP, etc. A career renaissance for Ms Hynde.

  2. Jo says

    good stuff as always, the end o’year list never dissapoints!

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