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Options December 29, 2010: Best of 2010

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Favorite reissues/collections of 2010
the poppees  if she cries   Options pop goes the anthology  bomp  2010  My #10 reissue/collection of 2010!  0:00:24 (Pop‑up)
the quick  don't you want it   Options mondo deco  radio heartbeat  2010  My #9 reissue/collection of 2010!  0:02:00 (Pop‑up)
mc shan  they used to do it in the park   Options born to be wild  cold chillin'  2010  My #8 reissue/collection of 2010!  0:06:10 (Pop‑up)
adam & the ants  car trouble (parts 1 & 2)   Options dirk wears white sox  columbia  2010  My #7 reissue/collection of 2010!  0:10:55 (Pop‑up)
scattered order  swiss like knives and forks   Options prat culture plus  klang galerie  2010  My #6 reissue/collection of 2010!  0:22:12 (Pop‑up)
jameson raid  the raid   Options just as the dust has settled  shadow kingdom  2010  My #5 reissue/collection of 2010!  0:25:48 (Pop‑up)
agent side grinder  voice of your noise   Options s/t  killl shaman  2010 
My #4 reissue/collection of 2010!
0:29:41 (Pop‑up)
the method actors  no condition   Options this is still it  acute  2010 
My #3 reissue/collection of 2010!
0:34:24 (Pop‑up)
chin chin  my guy   Options sound of the westway  mississippi/slumberland  2010 
My #2 reissue/collection of 2010!
0:42:39 (Pop‑up)
the endtables  they're guilty   Options s/t  drag city   
My #1 reissue/collection of 2010!
0:45:06 (Pop‑up)
Top Singles/EPs of 2010
holy cobra  feed yr head   Options 7"  telephone explosion    My #10 single of 2010!  0:51:10 (Pop‑up)
straightshooter  straightshooter   Options 7"  sing sing    My #9 single of 2010!  0:54:36 (Pop‑up)
modey lemon  wandering eye   Options 7"  these are not records    My #8 single of 2010!  0:58:36 (Pop‑up)
devil eyes  rip my heart out   Options 7"  signed by force    My #7 single of 2010!  1:05:24 (Pop‑up)
first base!  she's boy crazy   Options 7" ep  play pinball!    My #6 single of 2010!  1:08:05 (Pop‑up)
rvivr  derailer   Options 7"  rumbletowne    My #5 single of 2010!  1:10:22 (Pop‑up)
tropical sleep  (hadita) girl with a diamond tooth   Options 7"  trouble in mind   
My #4 single of 2010!
1:15:48 (Pop‑up)
superhuman happiness  human happiness   Options split 7" with csc funk band  electric cowbell   
My #3 single of 2010!
1:18:00 (Pop‑up)
the laureates  no control   Options no kontrol cd ep  funambulist   
My #2 single of 2010!
1:21:34 (Pop‑up)
the limiñanas  je ne suis pas tres drogue   Options 7"  trouble in mind   
My #1 single of 2010!
1:27:14 (Pop‑up)
Best Compilations of 2010
stikki stuff  the wiggle   Options va-backstreet brit funk  z    My #10 compilation of 2010!  1:32:09 (Pop‑up)
checker kabb  by my side   Options va-family album  peoples potential unlimited    My #9 compilation of 2010!  1:38:25 (Pop‑up)
esg  moody   Options va-bustin out 1982  year zero    My #8 compilation of 2010!  1:41:59 (Pop‑up)
fantastic four  got to have your love   Options va-westbound: detroit northern soul  kent    My #6 compilation of 2010! (you'll have to listen to the archive for the explanation of what happened to #7)  1:49:20 (Pop‑up)
paul st. john  spaceship lover   Options va-le beat bespoke vol 4  circle    My #5 compilation of 2010!  1:52:43 (Pop‑up)
trane  mansion of cards   Options va-mixed up minds part 1  past & present   
My #4 compilation of 2010!
1:55:34 (Pop‑up)
sayuri yoshinaga with schoolmates  koi no yorokobi   Options va-nippon girls: japanese pop, beat and bossa nova 1966-70  big beat   
My #3 compilation of 2010!
2:00:47 (Pop‑up)
lesbian mouseclicks  bye bye   Options va-kamp holland     
My #2 compilation of 2010!
2:03:10 (Pop‑up)
manual scan  nothing you can do   Options va-idealistic youth: 80s us mod revival vol 1 - california  mnd   
My #1 compilation of 2010!
2:10:24 (Pop‑up)
Top new albums of 2010
turzi  buenos aires   Options b  record makers   
My #10 album of 2010!
2:13:20 (Pop‑up)
everybody was in the french resistance... now!  he's a "rebel"   Options fixing the charts vol 1  cooking vinyl   
My #9 album of 2010!
2:17:31 (Pop‑up)
soft tags  unnatural weather   Options mathematical monsters  this-a-way   
My #8 album of 2010!
2:20:09 (Pop‑up)
black angels  entrance song   Options phosphene dream  blue horizon   
My #7 album of 2010!
2:25:33 (Pop‑up)
unnatural helpers  sunshine/pretty girls   Options cracked love & other drugs  hardly art   
My #6 album of 2010!
2:29:04 (Pop‑up)
electric six  i am a song!   Options zodiac  metropolis   
My #5 album of 2010!
2:31:03 (Pop‑up)
ted leo & the pharmacists  even heroes have to die   Options the brutalist bricks  matador   
My #4 album of 2010!
2:38:04 (Pop‑up)
adam warrock  heroes requiem   Options the war for infinity  silver age   
My #3 album of 2010!
2:41:37 (Pop‑up)
white hills  dead   Options s/t  thrill jockey   
My #2 album of 2010!
2:46:45 (Pop‑up)
conspiracy of owls  raving mad   Options s/t  burger   
MY #1 ALBUM OF 2010 ZOMG!!1!
2:55:14 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:02pm Richard:

Hi Evan. Happy new year for you.
  9:05pm john:

Hey Evan! Love the Quick reissue too! Waiting to see where the Dawnie Iris Christmas album ranks....
  9:06pm Brian:

Ahh, The Quick... it can only be the EFD show...
  9:08pm Laurie:

oh hai there
  9:10pm efd:

hi everyone! It's the most stressful show of the year! Thanks for joining me.
  9:10pm Nick:

I bought a copy of this album a few years ago at the thrift store. Original pressing. I was excitied and showed my friend Sol, a black man who loves hip-hop and makes beats. He hated MC Shan. He said he had no flow. I was deflated.
  9:17pm Nick:

I lked it, but I always wondered if it was because I didn't really know anything about hip-hop.
  9:18pm Nick:

Marco Peroni.
  9:33pm mark:

This show could be stressful on my wallet.
  9:36pm efd:

ha, I can understand that.
  9:49pm Joe:

1. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
2. Screaming Females - Castle Talk
3. (tie) Purling Hiss - Public Service Announcement / Hissteria
4. Tone Tank and Scott Through - Scott & Tone
5. Junk Science - Miraculous Machines
6. I dunno, Celph Titled or ghostface or somebody
7. other things

man this is hard
  9:53pm efd:

  9:54pm Madi H:

I see what you mean.
  9:56pm efd:

John, the next record is as close as we're going to get to Dawnie territory.

And that's only because they're from Pittsburgh.
  9:58pm efd:

Hi Madi, thanks for stopping by!
  10:00pm Madi H:

It's a standing date.
  10:00pm john:

Doesn't that straightshooter lyric sort of sound like "if i leave this world tomorrow with a mullet?"

Ooooh, gonna play Rusted Root? Ahhh, Modey Lemon.
  10:00pm mark:

Lovin' the show! Thanks for reminding me to pick up the endtables (among other things).
  10:01pm listener mark:

Happy New Year, Evan!
  10:02pm efd:

Thanks, Marks!
  10:10pm efd:

I finally realized I don't have to keep putting "2010" for the year...
  10:12pm Laurie:

you realized that at 10:10?
  10:13pm efd:

I realized it sooner, but I decided to comment on it at 10:10.
  10:23pm Joe:

i knew that would end up on yr list - I am surprised you picked the Super Human side!
  10:23pm Madi H:

It'll be good when people search the archives, or something.
  10:24pm efd:

Joe, it was definitely a toss-up.
  10:29pm andyg:

this liminanas track is fantastic!!
  10:30pm efd:

That's why it's #1! :)
  10:44pm Kat:

putting the F in EFD with these funky compilation picks!
  10:44pm Sybil:

Finally online... Good last Wednesday evening of 2010, everyone!

Drat, I missed the #1 single. But that's the only correct prediction I have made so far...
  10:47pm Herminio:

Hii @efd, great show!... Greetings from Natal / Brazil!
  10:49pm bennett4senate:

dang EFD, Brit Funk and Family album are at the bottom of your list, can't wait to see what bested those, they were big for me this year :)
  10:54pm Sybil:

You know what, there was a single I was surprised not to see on your list this year, and then I Googled it and found out it probably came out in 2008. So there's a lot of that going around.
  10:55pm Sybil:

These are some fine compilations! And how did a great title like "Le Beat Bespoke" slip past me?
  10:56pm efd:

Sybil, it's tough keeping track of the actual release dates!

B4S, those are solid comps! It was tough putting this list in order.

Hola Herminio, thanks for listening all the way in Brasil!
  11:00pm Sybil:

I would have said they spell their name like the great saxiphonist.
  11:01pm Sybil:

saxophonist? It looks wrong no matter how I spell it.
  11:04pm efd:

Saxamophonist, I think.
  11:06pm Joe:


  11:08pm Sybil:

Yes, that's definitely it.
  11:08pm El Clash:

  11:18pm Danne D:

Have a safe and Happy New Year everyone :) loved the bit of the show I was able to atch EFD. Looking forward to going through it all on the archive :) See you in 2011 :)
  11:19pm Sybil:

I KNEW this one would make it!!!
OK, that's two correct predictions. I have no more.
  11:20pm Joe:

Eddie Argos.... stand up guy!
  11:20pm Joe:

And his girlfriend's a babe
  11:22pm efd:

Joe is correct. On both counts.
  11:25pm Sybil:

Oh, I forgot (how could I???) Mathematical Monsters.
  11:26pm efd:

I knew you'd kick yourself as soon as I played it. :)
  11:27pm OM:

I think it is roughly "AYE-res"
  11:27pm Marcelo:

Evan, happy 2011 from Argentina
My family loves WFMU, thanx for the music
  11:29pm efd:

Speaking of Argentina! Hi Marcelo, thanks for listening and best wishes to your family.

OM, thanks - that's kind of what I was going for, though the execution may have been a little weak.
  11:30pm OM:

Of course I speak terrible Midwestern Spanish, so my pronunciation is often wayyy out there.

Awesome show, btw!
  11:38pm osvi:

Taking notes...
  11:42pm Joe:

ted leo is #1 of best people who will play basements.

in my heart.

I'm calling #1 right now...
  11:47pm Sybil:

Good segue thematically and musically from #4 to #3.
  11:47pm Sybil:

And then, goodness, to #2. How does he do it?!
  11:49pm john:

Ted Leo also my fave show of the year. Rawk!
  11:50pm Joe:

well, fail.

  11:52pm efd:

Sybil, you'll have to believe me that those segues were completely coincidental. There's actually a song on the #1 album that would be the perfect capper to the sequence, but I'm playing a different one.

Joe, you're not thinking hard enough.
  11:58pm Madi H:

Those Owls just get better and better.
  11:58pm Joe:

ZOMG indeed! I was not thinking hard enough.

Excellent choice. EXCELLENT. Happy new year!
  12:01am mark:

Thought this was Wings not Owls
  12:10am Amanda:

I got home just in time to totally miss this whole show. Be it known that I called #1 album to myself on the train, though (really!). I have it and it is so great. HNY Evan!
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