The handy mp3 search engine, Hype Machine, has presented the top 50 artists, albums and songs of 2010 which they call Music Blog Zeitgeist. 950 top ten lists don't lie - this is the cream of the crop. You can read all about how they calculated the lists on their site.
But what's more, Hype Machine have collaborated with 50 visual artists who have made a drawing each for one of the top 50 artists. Inspiring stuff! You can also stream full tracks off the albums via Grooveshark.
If you want more eye candy I can recommend Daytrotter who do illustrated portraits of their featured artists. Music still loves art in the age of mp3:s!
New year - new releases! These are the ones I'm looking forward to the most. More to be added so check back.
JANUARY 11th Tapes 'N' Tapes - Outside Wire - Red Barked Tree
18th The Decemberists - The King Is Dead ROBERT POLLARD - Space City Kicks Tennis - Cape Dory White Lies – Ritual
25th Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil Destroyer - Kaputt Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing Gang of Four - Content The Get Up Kids (!)- There Are Rules Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean Monotonix - Not Yet The Radio Dept. – Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010
31st The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts
FEBRUARY 1st The Dirtbombs - Party Store
9th Cut Copy - Zonoscope
14th P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
15th Bright Eyes - The People’s Key The Dears - Degeneration Street
22nd The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh Tahiti 80 - The Past, The Present & The Possible Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine
MARCH 8th Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
15th J. Mascis - Several Shades Of Why;
22nd Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
29th Hunx And His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
APRIL 4th Bibio - Mind Bokeh
5th Ray Davies - See My Friends
12th Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivion Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys! The Feelies - Here Before Low - C’mon Meat Puppets - Lollipop Panda Bear - Tomboy Sonny And The Sunsets - Hit After Hit TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light