(Above: another thing I somehow missed in 2010)
Welcome to this edition of the now weekly Unblinking Ear Podcast.
In our previous installment, we heard some of the best rock music of 2010. Here, we hear the music I missed 2010 but is worthy of your attention. For the past month or so, many have been publishing their best of the year lists. I've spent that time going through the ones from people I respect and listening to their picks which I hadn't heard. I'm not even close to done and I've already found enough stuff to fill an entire podcast. And there's more where that came from. Hopefully, I'll be done with 2010 by the time Pazz and Jop rolls around. Expect the next couple of podcasts to be peppered with previously unheard (by me) 2010 releases, along with a bunch of new records and, of course, the old stuff from when curmudgeons like me thought music really had it going on.
For now, I'll tip my hand and cite these fine people with fine taste as sources from which I'm swiping content. I have the feeling that some of the more waggish of you will comment that this podcast is better than my actual "best of" podcast. You know what? I might agree with you. Full credit goes to these folks:
WFMU's Terre T (Coming Soon)
WFMU's Evan "Funk" Davies
WFMU's Jason Sigal
WPRB's Jon Solomon
Matador Records Staff and Artists
Goner Records Staff
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