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Klap's Top 30 Songs Of 2010

Procrastinating finals and LSAT study to bring you this wonderful list. Hope everyone has a lovely winter/summer break, rec me albums I haven't heard. Also, if anyone's going to be in Vegas for New Year's, do tell.
30Tomba
Disturbed


Disturbed - The vilest, most revolting dubstep mix I?ve ever heard. Listening to the full 35 minutes is like excavating a sewer, and it?s beautiful.
29Foals
Total Life Forever


Spanish Sahara - Few songs this side of post-rock do buildups quite as exquisitely as ?Spanish Sahara.?
28She and Him
Volume Two


Home - Seeing this performed at Coachella while the sun set and Zooey absolutely killed it as the crowd sang along was one of the best concert experiences of my life.
27 Porter Robinson
Say My Name


Say My Name - That first drop is guaranteed to get the fists pumping, but it?s the second that blows the doors open and shows that this 18-year old prodigy knows his electro.
26Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Let It Sway


Everlyn - There?s something to be said for perfect power pop, and this song might be the closest Boris Yeltsin have ever come to simple perfection.
25Taylor Swift
Speak Now


Enchanted - You know how I know you're gay?
24Arcade Fire
The Suburbs


The Suburbs - Arcade Fire?s third record was kind of a disappointment for me, but for the first five minutes they had me quite excited with this gem of a melody.
23Delta Spirit
History from Below


Ransom Man - The kind of old school ballad that I imagine listening to by the fire with a half-empty bottle of whiskey . . . in the middle of the woods.
22Skrillex
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites


Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix) - Noisia proving they can dominate in any genre they please, and Skrillex with another great mix to build on top of.
21Free Energy
Stuck on Nothing


Dark Trance - Arena rock lives!
20 Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Legend of Chico Dusty


Tangerine ft. T.I. and Khujo Goodie - An impossible to resist tribal beat, guest spots that don?t quit, and Boi?s standard superb flow . . . a microcosm of The Legend of Chico Dusty as a whole and my favorite song off it.
19Wolf Parade
Expo 86


Little Golden Age - I?ve always been a Spencer Krug fan but Dan Boeckner absolutely steals his thunder on Expo 86 with this highlight, a nostalgic look back at college done right and one that hits home as I prepare to graduate.
18Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Gorgeous ft. Kid Cudi - ?Is hip-hop just a euphemism for a new religion? The soul music for the slaves that the youth is missing?? Uh, yes. And there have been few better holy bibles than Kanye?s newest and this song in particular, especially when Kanye reminds us not to forget about his black balls. How could we?
17Ra Ra Riot
The Orchard


Boy - When those drums crash in and that bass line starts running things like a conductor with a out-of-control case of ADHD, I just want to dance along and practice my falsetto along Wes Miles? angelic voice.
16Geographer
Animal Shapes


Verona - Never heard of this band until I saw them open for Stars and their simple but energetic live show blew me away. ?Verona? was the best, with its heartbreaking lyrics and awesome wood block.
15Stars
The Five Ghosts


Changes - Amy Millan?s finest hour. When they closed their L.A. show with this, it was straight up magical.
14The Black Keys
Brothers


Never Gonna Give You Up - You?d be forgiven for thinking this came out of some Sun Studio in the late ?50s / early ?60s, but the Keys? cover of this Jerry Butler standard is spot-on. Not to be confused with Rick Astley.
13Japandroids
No Singles


Younger Us - If this had been on their debut it would have been my favorite song. ?Remember that night you were already in bed / said ?fuck it? got up to drink with me instead? was the theme of my summer.
12The National
High Violet


Conversation 16 - High Violet always seemed to me like an album that was greater than the sum of its parts rather than sporting any truly amazing songs, at least compared to some of the National?s past individual efforts. But ?Conversation 16,? with its relentless drumming, haunting background vocals and typically great lyrics, almost makes it.
11Jonsi
Go


Go Do - Go Do? is such a fantastic opener because it is Jonsi?s debut album ? a sugar rush of eternal optimism, buttressed by an everything-and-the-kitchen- sink instrumental mentality and that indescribable feeling that everything is going to be okay.
10Surfer Blood
Astro Coast


Catholic Pagans - For all the lyrical nonsense thrown into the second stanza, ?Catholic Pagans? was the love song of the year for a gorgeously pragmatic declaration in the wrenching first verse.
9Defiance, Ohio
Midwestern Minutes


Hairpool - Ever feel like you?ve been away from home for too long, and when you return everything seems different, like there?s some kind of disconnect impossible to see and define but there nonetheless? Defiance, Ohio know too, and they?ve made the perfect song for it.
8The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt


King of Spain - This was the song that got my over Kristian Matsson?s sometimes grating voice and made me love him. Also helps that it has some of the best lyrics and affecting melody on the entire Wild Hunt record.
7Rogue Wave
Permalight


Solitary Gun - It took four albums, but Rogue Wave finally made the prototypical power pop tune, all muscular melody, irresistibly catchy lyrics and the kind of song that just refuses to grow old.
6Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest


He Would Have Laughed - The biggest grower on this list, this was the last song I warmed up to on Halcyon Digest, but when I finally did I don?t know how I could?ve preferred any other song on the album to this. The poignant second half and the way the song just cuts off so abruptly is brilliant.
5Noisia
Split the Atom


Machine Gun - Noisia previously had been a strictly drum & bass group, but Split the Atom and lead-off track ?Machine Gun? opened the world up to a whole new, aggressive Noisia that brushed aside genre tags with ease. Party starter of the year.
4Cee Lo Green
The Lady Killer


Fuck You - It?s a shame the radio censors had to neuter this song, because the general public is missing out on one of the great mainstream pop songs of the past several years.
3Spoon
Transference


Goodnight Laura - Who knew that Spoon, a band so meticulous and spartan in their image and sound, would create one of the most touching songs of the year? Britt Daniels, too, can love.
2Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


The Battle of Hampton Roads - ?Is there a girl at this college who hasn?t been raped / is there a boy in this town that?s not exploding with hate / is there a human alive ain?t looked himself in the face without winking or saying what they mean without drinking who will believe in something without thinking what if somebody doesn?t approve / is there a soul on this earth that isn?t too frightened to prove?? Is there anything about this song that hasn?t already been said?
1Steel Train
Steel Train


Fall Asleep - Sometimes the best songs are those that don?t take any extra thought to delve into, any unnecessary analysis or self-introspection. Sometimes the best songs just click, hitting home with visceral emotion and lyrics that don?t skip around the point but take aim right at it. Anyone?s who?ve ever lost someone, whether emotionally or literally, can relate to this song, which speaks to loss and hope better than almost any other song I?ve ever heard. And frankly, that ragged guitar solo is genius.
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