Madison’s Top Musical Moments, Top 10 Albums, and Most Anticipated for 2011

Madison

Top Musical Moments of 2010:

Iceland Airwaves
It is very popular to drink until you vomit in Iceland. I saw this at many show and clubs. It was awesome.

The Postelles
Who are cute! The Postelles rocked it in a really killer venue that was like an old theater on a lake called http://idno.is/

Coachella 2010
Bobby Womack onstage with Gorillaz.
Wobblin’ hootin’ wailin’ and shufflin’ all over the place.
Anyone who can squeeze in several owwwwwws!!!!! and lookouts! for no reason onstage are #1 in my book.

Muse
The mid-performance change of pants was definitely a pretty chic move.
No one can say this band is not killer live, even if you’re not a Muse fan, they kill it  and Matthew Bellamy has rock star chops. He changes his pants mid set.

Flying Lotus
Makes me smile because he obviously loves what he is doing and it shows. He jams so hard in a nonchalant kind of way… Like, ‘oh this old beat, nah!’
http://www.flyinglotus.com

Phoenix
Sundown. Twilight. Magic hour. Spark up doobie. Perfect warm mellow vibe. When they started their set it was like a tribal call to the wild: “come hither. It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand the words.”

CMJ NYC 2010
Electric Tickle Machine
Mid-day, Mid-week upstairs at Pianos can be lame but not with this band bringing the fire. In particular the tambourine man, a tall drink of water — sassy as all get out! I see you shakin’ that ass.
http://www.electiricticklemachine.com

Top 10 Albums/EPs of 2010:

Twin Shadow – Forget
The Morning Benders – Big Echo
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Matt & Kim – Sidewalks
Jamie Lidell – Compass
Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Rihanna – Loud
Keegan Dewitt – Nothing Shows

Albums I Can’t Wait For:

Magic Wands
Life in Film
Chappo

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