Our Favorite Ten Songs of 2010

Posted in Music and other Arts by Tara Bouley on January 18, 2011

Home Slice Pizza employees are consummate music fans. Voracious is a word that’s often been used to describe our love of music. A few of us have compiled our favorite top 10 new songs of 2010 to share with you. Limiting just 10 turned out to be a cruelly difficult task for most of us. Some honorable mentions that didn’t make it into our lists include Active Child, Warpaint, Mumford and Sons, Lord Huron, Morning Benders, Kopecky Family Band, Best Coast and Janelle Monáe. Please enjoy.


Name: Rob
Job Description: Counter Jockey
Axe:  The Skins, Rollerblades.
“I like all music, except for some music… all of the time, except sometimes.”

10. Ryan Bingham – Depression (For once, a deserving song wins all the awards)
09. Deerhunter – Helicopter (Should have been higher on the list)
08. Rogue Wave – Good Morning
07. Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues (Check out the Letterman performance!!)
06. The Black Keys – Everlasting Light (I know its the easy pick but this album is so so good.)
05. Beach House – Lover of Mine (Yeah, I girl out sometimes.)
04. Gary Clark Jr. – Please Come Home (Please discover this guy now!!!)
03. Delta Spirit – White Table
02. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
01. Local Natives – Wide Eyes (Get this album now, if you already have it, buy another copy.)

Name: Joseph Strickland, aka MC Strick9
Job Description: Owner Guy
Axe: Air everything, including horns and xylophone
“I wear black on the outside, cause black is how I feel on the inside.”

10. Caribou – Leave House
09. Deerhunter – Revival
08. Broken Bells – The High Road
07. Band of Horses – Laredo
06. The Tallest Man on Earth – Burden of Tomorrow
05. Fitz and the Tantrums – Moneygrabber
04. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
03. Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land
02. Phantogram – When I’m Small
01. The National – Sorrow

Name: Kara Weinstein
Job Description: Office Guru
Axe: Vocal Chords, MicroKorg, my faithful & snarling shadow – Bentley
“I like music that makes you cry one tear for the Dying Gaul, salute the Samurai on his sword, or squeal with delight for a basketful of glitter kittens.”

10. Cold Cave – Life Magazine
09. Beach Fossils – Day Dream
08. These New Puritans – Attack Music
07. Foals – This Orient
06. Zola Jesus – I Can’t Stand or Night
05. Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
04. Wild Nothing – Bored Games or Golden Haze
03. The Drums – Forever & Ever Amen or Best Friend
02. White Lies – Bigger Than Us(single came out 2010, but full album out 2011)
01. Future Islands – Vireo’s Eye

Name: Gabe Bishop
Job Description: Floor Lord
Axe: Thor’s Hammer
“Remember when music used to have balls? I do.”

10. Deerhunter – Desire Lines
09. Kanye West – Lost in the World (sorry about the loud, yelling ad over this, Kanye is a stickler about rights)
08. Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
07. Kylesa – Tired Climb
06. Beach House – Lover of Mine
05. Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses – Depression
04. Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round
03. Gonjasufi – Duet
02. High on Fire – Frost Hammer
01. Jamey Johnson – Lonely at the Top

Name: Tara Bouley
Job Description: Ghost In The Machine, NYC Correspondent
Axe: Secret Bedroom 4-Track
“Will it make me cry?”

10. Gonjasufi – Kowboys and Indians (Gritty and rhythmic, a perfect symmetry between his voice, the samples, and live instruments.)
09. Cee Lo Green – F**k You (Scathing and cathartic, in a pretty pop song.)
08. Black Keys – Tighten Up (Their music is simply satisfying.)
07. Tallest Man on Earth – Like the Wheel
06. Surfer Blood – Swim
05. Beach House – Used To Be (Sometimes I girl out like a guy.)
04. Phantogram – When I’m Small (Best city-walking with headphones music.)
03. Deerhunter – Helicopter
02. Glasser – Apply
01. Sufjan Stevens – I Want To Be Well (epic album that definitely needs a deep beginning-to-end listen)


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  1. LugoLounge said, on January 18, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Not in any order

    Shabazz Palaces – Belhaven Meridian
    Deerhunter – Helicopter
    Black Keys – Tighten Up
    Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
    Dum Dum Girls – Jail La La (steve Merritt is my hero)
    Harlem – Someday Soon
    Girls – Heartbreaker
    Perfume Genius – Mr. Peterson
    Happy Birthday – Girls FM
    Cee Lo Green – F*ck You (song of the summer)

    • Tara Bouley said, on January 18, 2011 at 6:27 pm

      Yeah! That Dum Dum Girls song is the shizz!

  2. The Koz said, on February 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Hey Gabe, remember when Fred scratched your Imperial FFRR record? Unrest does not have balls, but I remember you were quite upset about it. I still have that scratched record.

    • Gabe said, on February 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      Unrest had plenty of balls. I want that record back, Chris!

      • Dusty Luvs Fred said, on July 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

        No way. I listened to it a couple weeks back. It’s still good. But then I never had any balls. That’s why I hung out with you, stud.

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