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2010 Year End Lists: Mac McCaughan, Merge Records & Superchunk

2010 Year End Lists: Mac McCaughan, Merge Records & Superchunk 2010 Was A Year Many highlights in 2010: Superchunk completing a new album...Olympic hockey...recruiting our 6-yr old daughter & friends to sing on a Destroyer cover for a Portastatic EP....Felrath Hines at the Ackland...Specials at Coachella...the Primavera/Barcelona food/rock connection...seeing Arcade Fire & Spoon fill up MSG w/sound & people...Marina Abramovic at MOMA....Amy Sillman at Sikkema-Jenkins....Superchunk playing concerts, and more than a couple! i think they call it a tour? NYC, Philly, LA and Detroit, you were particularly out of hand, so thanks for that....my wife finished writing her awesome cookbook...The Record at the Nasher...celebrating Matador 21 w Matador nation in Vegas (incl Fucked Up covering Precision Auto w Scharpling!), i'm still tired....joined for onstage rock by illuminaries such as Todd Barry, John Darnielle, London May...GBV affirming life @ Cats Cradle....Rose Wylie paintings at Thomas Erben gallery.....see you in 2011! Listing time! Here's my non-Merge heavy listening (etc) list for 2010 NEW ALBUMS Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelion Sharon Van Etten - Epic Wild Nothing - Gemini Hot Chip - One Life Stand Best Coast - Crazy for You LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep Titus Andronicus - The Monitor New Pornographers - Together Four Tet - There Is Love In You Grinderman - Grinderman 2 Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now The National - High Violet Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record Ted Leo Rx - Brutalist Bricks Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush To Relax REISSUES Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology (!!!) Bruce Springsteen - The Promise V/A - Afro-Beat Airways Orange Juice - Coals to Newcastle Bowie - Station to Station V/A - Nigeria Special Vol.

2010 Was A Year

Many highlights in 2010: Superchunk completing a new album...Olympic hockey...recruiting our 6-yr old daughter & friends to sing on a Destroyer cover for a Portastatic EP....Felrath Hines at the Ackland...Specials at Coachella...the Primavera/Barcelona food/rock connection...seeing Arcade Fire & Spoon fill up MSG w/sound & people...Marina Abramovic at MOMA....Amy Sillman at Sikkema-Jenkins....Superchunk playing concerts, and more than a couple! i think they call it a tour? NYC, Philly, LA and Detroit, you were particularly out of hand, so thanks for that....my wife finished writing her awesome cookbook...The Record at the Nasher...celebrating Matador 21 w Matador nation in Vegas (incl Fucked Up covering Precision Auto w Scharpling!), i'm still tired....joined for onstage rock by illuminaries such as Todd Barry, John Darnielle, London May...GBV affirming life @ Cats Cradle....Rose Wylie paintings at Thomas Erben gallery.....see you in 2011!

Listing time!
Here's my non-Merge heavy listening (etc) list for 2010

NEW ALBUMS
Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelion
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
Wild Nothing - Gemini
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Best Coast - Crazy for You
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
New Pornographers - Together
Four Tet - There Is Love In You
Grinderman - Grinderman 2
Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
The National - High Violet
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
Ted Leo Rx - Brutalist Bricks
Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush To Relax

REISSUES
Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology (!!!)
Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
V/A - Afro-Beat Airways
Orange Juice - Coals to Newcastle
Bowie - Station to Station
V/A - Nigeria Special Vol. 2
V/A - Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

(Robert Wyatt reissues should probably be on here but i am fine with the original versions....)

BOOKS
Lost City of Z by David Grann
Priceless by Robert K Wittman
Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem

TV
Louie (!!!)
30 Rock
Bored to Death
Mad Men
Work of Art
Boardwalk Empire
Parks & Rec