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posted by [personal profile] katstevens at 12:24pm on 01/10/2010 under
It's OCTOBER, which means it's time for the quarterly music round-up (I ended up posting July's list over on poptimists instead).

Here are my top 20 songs of the year so far:

1. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
2. Mariah Carey ft Nicki Minaj - Up Out My Face*
3. Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart*
4. Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em
5. Big Boi - Shutterbug
6. Janelle Monae - Tightrope*
7. Joy Orbison - BRKLN CLLN
8. Tinchy Stryder - In My System
9. Kelis - 4th of July (album edit)
10. Caribou - Sun
11. Anja Schneider - iThought
12. DJ Fresh - Gold Dust*
13. Lady Gaga ft Beyonce - Telephone*
14. New Boyz ft Tyga - Cricketz
15. Hera Bjork - Je Ne Sais Quoi
16. Katy B - Katy On A Mission
17. Gabriella Cilmi - On A Mission
18. Nicki Minaj - Massive Attack*
19. Ikonika - Psoriasis
20. TashBed - Touch

This means Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "Bittersweet" doesn't make the cut! Sorry Soph. A song with an asterisk indicates that the song has a Very Awesome Video which you should go and watch asap.

Top 5 Albums (no particular order)

Sleigh Bells
Various - Making Contakt (Minus semi-live stuff)
Laura Marling
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posted by [identity profile] martinv.livejournal.com at 11:33am on 01/10/2010
I think my list might be closer to yours this year! Lots of those will be in my top 20 I expect, and lots of different tracks by the same artists too.

Is the Nicki Minaj album any good? Spotify has it listed as being by 'Nicky Manaj' which means it will RUIN last.fm and so I'm physically unable to listen to it.

posted by [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com at 11:37am on 01/10/2010
I don't know yet! I suck at albums. But all of her singles are good, even the Annie Lennox one.
posted by [identity profile] martinv.livejournal.com at 11:43am on 01/10/2010
Wasn't so sure about that one. Love Massive Attack though and totally love her bit on 'Monster' by Kanye West.
posted by [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com at 12:00pm on 01/10/2010
OH GOD I KNOW RIGHT her verse is basically the best thing Kanye's put out since 2007 :) Anyway I haven't heard a bad guest spot from my girl Nicki this entire year (and there's been no shortage of them)!

Top Minaj guest spot action:
- Mariah song listed above ("ROSCOES on his knees with the SNOT NOSE")
- Ludacris' "My Chick Bad" ("It's Nightmare on Elm Street and GUESS WHO'S PLAYING FREDDAYYYY")
- Trey Songz "Bottoms Up" ("Trey? TREY? Do you think you could buy me a bottle of ROSAYY?")
- Drake "Up All Night" ("Which bitch YOU know made a million off a mixtape?") <-- rub song but she totes saves it
posted by [identity profile] martinv.livejournal.com at 12:20pm on 01/10/2010
Haha - I better check some of those out. Good stuff.
So obsessed w/her "Monster" verse that I did an ilx poll of the lyrics.

actually did a Best of Minaj list of youtubes the other day too, here. Songs of the year is too hard bur if I had to rank my favourite Minaj guest spots of 2010 it would go:

1. "Monster" ("then imma start rocking gold teeth and fangs")
2. "Bottoms Up" ("RIMRIMRIMRIM")
3. "Fuck U Silly" ("Yo Cassie, you a bad bitch, imma call you Lassie") (and "I don't wanna brag, I Louis Vuitton bagged him/Hopped out the Jag, proceeded to sh-shag him/Thought he was a queen, I dr-dr-dr-dragged him/Back to the room and whipped out a Magnum") (AND "giddy up, giddy up! now wake Diddy up, Diddy up, Diddy up!")
4. "Shakin' It 4 Daddy" ("I'm flyer than an eagle that's balding/I throw it back line HAIRLINES THAT'S BALDING")
5. "Woohoo" ("left from Jamaica, go a foreign CONTOUR")

Sadly I haven't felt any of her solo stuff since the still-awesome "Massive Attack" ("Tom tom like in Lebanon, hotter than in Pakistan, click-click-click Young Nick the atomic bomb, yeaahhhh - see her than you lick your tongue"), kinda nervous about the album :/

(iirc "Shutterbugg" has an awesome video too!)
posted by [identity profile] pippaalice.livejournal.com at 12:15pm on 01/10/2010
I'm so obsessed with 16 atm.
posted by [identity profile] dr-f-dellamorte.livejournal.com at 12:31pm on 01/10/2010
5 & 12 would def be in mine. I should get thinking about such things!
posted by [identity profile] dr-f-dellamorte.livejournal.com at 12:32pm on 01/10/2010
Oh, and 16, of course. Dubstep blindness in action there!
posted by [identity profile] timscience.livejournal.com at 04:34pm on 01/10/2010
Sleigh Bells FTW. There is also an excellent Jay-Z/Crown on the Ground mashup out there somewhere.


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