Best of Philly Music 2010

27 Dec

In my very subjective opinion, 2010 was a high water mark banner year for local music created by Philly bands. For the last few years in particular the scene has been extremely happening, fertile and diverse. Nationally, Philly’s prowess is being felt cross many genres; from indie-rock and R&B to tomorrow’s classic rock today, singers and songwriters, hip-hop and some of that old time rock and roll. It’s (mostly) all good in the hood. So who made some of the best music in Philly this year? Read on.

Dr. Dog
Shame, Shame

Free Energy
Stuck On Nothing

The Roots
How I Got Over
Dilla Joints

Summer Fiction
Summer Fiction

Reading Rainbow
Prism Eyes
Download: Always On My Mind – Reading Rainbow

Sun Airway
Nocturne Exploded Crystal Chandelier
Download: Put The Days Away – Sun Airway
Download: Oh, Naoko – Sun Airway

Band Name
Download: Wonder Why – Bandname

Johnny Miles
When The Saints Sleep

Strand Of Oaks
Pope Killdragon
Download: Last To Swim – Strand of Oaks from The Key Studio Sessions

Chiddy Bang
The Preview

Drink Up Buttercup
Born And Thrown On A Hook

Blood Feathers
Goodness Gracious</strong
Download: Don’t Know You At All – Blood Feathers

Reef The Lost Cauze
Fight Music

Kurt Vile
In My Time EP
Download: In My Time – Kurt Vile

Dutch (Stoupe of Jedi Mind Tricks w/ Liz Fullerton)
A Bright Cold Day

Kuf Knotz
Boombox Logic

Philly Bands To Watch for 2011
Toy Soldiers
Cheers Elephant
Memory Tapes
Hezekiah Jones
Ground Up
When I Was 12
Attia Taylor
June Divided
Golden Ages
Bardo Pond
The Warhawks
Andrew Lipke
Talain Rayne
Asteroid #4


One Response to “Best of Philly Music 2010”

  1. The Duke December 29, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Excellent post, BW. Keep up the good work.

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