When a year comes to an end it is not uncommon to find lists over the best albums from the year in question. I’ve compiled a few lists of my own over the years, and for 2010 my picks were posted over at London Korean Links: LKL Critics’ Choice 2010: Anna Lindgren.
Other releases I’d highly recommend come from National Pigeon Unity, Sunkyeol, Yellow Monsters and Jambinai and the post also includes another bunch of recommendations for titles that while great didn’t quite make it to the top 5.
As usual other people too contributed with a few choices for LKL.
And for the first year refresh_daemon of Init_Music shared his picks, landing on fairly recent albums from Earip, Siwa, I&I Djangdan and Guckkasten: LKL Critics’ Choice 2010: refresh_daemon
Much like Philip, refresh_daemon found himself enjoying the music of 3rd Line Butterfly during 2010, however being more intrigued by the band’s remastered back catalogue.
Of course there have also been lists of noteworthy albums posted outside of LKL.
Occasional Indieful ROK contributer Widhi posted her picks on her on blog just the other day: [Widz Review] My Favorite Albums in 2010. Her list includes albums and EPs from Autumn Vacation, Dear Cloud, Bye Bye Sea, Sorri, and Daybreak.
Autumn Vacation also came out on top when photographer Esthero listed his choices. His comments are all in Korean, but the full list could be worth a look anyway. As his list on the best Korean shows of 2010:
– 2010 Esthero Award – 올해의 앨범 (국내).
– 2010 Esthero Award – 올해의 공연 (국내)
Looking for top songs rather than albums, 10Asia asked two actors with a good taste in music for their top song picks of 2010.
Turns out I share a favorite song with Sunkyungwan Scandal‘s Yoo Ah In, that in addition to Apollo 18‘s Warm also listed songs from Seoul Electric Band, Jang Phil Soon, Sister’s Barbershop, and The Black Skirts: Actor Yoo A-in’s Song Picks