Writer Best of 2010: Gregory Docter

The Tallest Man On Earth

Back by popular demand, we bring back the Reader Top 5ives of the best releases of the year. The concept is simple. Our writers and readers pick out the best 5 songs that they think are their favorite of 2010. If you want to contribute, just fill out the form.

Name: Gregory Docter
Location: Madison, WI

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

In 2010 Kanye West released the best album of the year, a corresponding film, another albums worth of music through G.O.O.D. Fridays, and made G.O.O.D. Music the most impressive, influential, and talented musical collective (which already had a star studded line up) by adding acts such as Mos Def, Pusha T, and Cyhi Da Prynce. Simply put, 2010 was owned by Kanye.

The Avett Brothers – And I and Love and You

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The Avett Brothers moved away from the raw sound of their previous albums but still produced one of the most enjoyable CD’s of 2010.

Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon II – The Legend of Mr Rager

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MOTMII was a dark trip through Cudi’s psyche and due to the varying song styles, witty lyrics, and its uniqueness gets the #2 spot.

The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt

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The combination of The Tallest Man on Earth’s rough singing, nimble guitar work, and enigmatic lyrics led to “The Wild Hunt” being on heavy rotation for the past eight months.

B.o.B. – The Adventures of Bobby Ray

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He killed it on his “May 25th” mixtape, and although “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” moved a bit too far in the pop direction to be higher than the #5 spot, it was still a great CD.