Contestants and Winners Announced for Grimy Goods’ Readers Choice – Best Albums of 2010

As part of our end of the year Best of 2010 extravaganza, a few weeks ago we decided to set up a contest that would feature five of our most avid readers/Twitter followers in a contest titled: Readers Choice – Best Albums of 2010. We know that many of our readers have some exceptional taste in music and we wanted to share that on the pages of Grimy Goods. Additionally, we wanted to award one lucky winner with a kick ass prize-pack, as well as a lil something for two runner-ups. We based our contestants’ entries on originality, diversity and straight-up good music selections of course!

Grand prize includes: a pair of Vans Customs (design your own kicks!), a gift cert to the one-and-only Amoeba Music, various 2010 releases from some of our favorite labels and a pair of tickets to the show of your choice from our promo list!

Runner up prize (2): A gift certificate to Amoeba Music!

Thank you to all that took the time to enter! You guys are awesome and thanks for all your support!

With that said, we’ve reviewed the numerous entries of your favorite 20 albums of 2010 (good shit) and now we’re proud to present you with our five contestants with winning grand prize going to: Shaun Christie.

Shaun Christie (WINNER)

  • Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut – (Domino Records)
  • Black Keys – Brothers – (Nonesuch)
  • Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void – (Sub Pop)
  • Dan Sartain – Dan Sartain Lives – (One Little Indian)
  • David Ford – Let The Hard Times Roll – (Magnolia)
  • Deer Tick – Black Dirt Sessions – (Partisan)
  • Dr Dog – Shame Shame – (ANTI)
  • Frightened Rabbit – Winter of Mixed Drinks – (Fatcat)
  • Hot Club De Paris – Rise & Fall of the High School Suicide Cluster
    – (Moshi Moshi)
  • Jail Weddings – Love Is Lawless – (White Noise)
  • Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • Local Natives – Gorilla Manor – (French Kissing)
  • Marina & The Diamonds – Family Jewels – (Atlantic)
  • Menomena – Mines – (Barsuk)
  • Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks -(Phantasm Imports)
  • Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt – (Dead Oceans)
  • Stornoway – Beachcombers Windowsill – (4AD)
  • Tame Impala – Innerspeaker – (101)
  • The Hot Rats – Turn Ons – (Fat Possum)
  • White Denim – Last Day Of Summer – Self Released

Kylie-Ayn Kennedy (RUNNER-UP)

  • The National- High Violet (4AD)
  • LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening (DFA/Virgin)
  • Jonsi- Go (XL)
  • Joanna Newsom- Have One On Me (Drag City)
  • The Black Keys- Brothers (Nonesuch)
  • Deerhunter- Halycon Digest (4AD)
  • Arcade Fire- The Suburbs (Merge)
  • Caribou- Swim (Merge)
  • Foals- Total Life Forever (Sub Pop)
  • Menomena- Mines (Barsuk)
  • Pantha du Prince- Black Noise (Rough Trade)
  • Titus Andronicus- The Monitor (XL)
  • The Chemical Brothers- Further (Virgin)
  • Phantogram- Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)
  • Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)
  • How To Dress Well- Love Remains (Lefse)
  • Two Door Cinema Club- Tourist History (Kitsune)
  • Robyn- Body Talk Part 1 (Konichiwa/Cherrytree)
  • Underworld- Barking (Om Records)
  • UNKLE- Where Did The Night Fall (Surrender All)

Amy Ramos (RUNNER-UP)

  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti- Before Today (4AD)
  • Autolux- Transit Transit (TBD)
  • Beach House- Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
  • Belle & Sebastian- Write About Love (Matador)
  • Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts and Crafts)
  • Clinic- Bubblegum (Domino)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae- The Sea (EMI)
  • Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest (4AD)
  • Interpol- Interpol (Matador)
  • John Legend & The Roots- Wake Up (Sony)
  • Jonsi- Go! (XL)
  • LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening (DFA)
  • The Morning Benders- Big Echo (Rough Trade)
  • The National- High Violet (4AD)
  • No Age- Everything In Between (Sub Pop)
  • Owen Pallet- Heartland (Domino)
  • Quasi- American Gong (Kill Rock Stars)
  • Rufus Wainwright- All Days Are Nights (Decca)
  • Stereolab- Not Music (Drag City Inc)
  • Wild Nothing- Gemini (Captured Tracks)

David Ocampo

  • AIDS Wolf – March To the Sea (Skin Graft)
  • All Leather – When I Grow Up I Wanna Fuck Like a Girl (Dim Mak)
  • Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle (4AD)
  • Captain Ahab – The End of Irony (Deathbomb Arc)
  • Julie Christmas – The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse)
  • Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II (Polydor)
  • The Nels Cline Singers – Initiate (Cryptogramophone)
  • Daughter – Daughters (Hydra Head)
  • Foxy Shazam – Foxy Shazam (Sire)
  • Zach Hill – Face Tat (Sargent House)
  • Indian Jewelry – Totaled (We Are Free)
  • Land of Talk – Cloak and Cipher (Saddle Creek)
  • The Knife with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock – Tomorrow In a Year (Rabid)
  • Liars – Sisterworld (Mute)
  • Look What I Did – Atlas Drugged (Modernist Movement)
  • M.I.A. – Maya (N.E.E.T./ Interscope/ XL Recordings)
  • Sleigh Bells – Treats (Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.)
  • Tera Melos – Patagonian Rats (Sargent House)
  • We Are the World – Clay Stones (Manimal Vinyl)
  • Zs – New Slaves (The Social Registry)

Michele Augis

  • Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Merge)
  • Big Light – Animals In Bloom (reapandsow)
  • Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop)
  • Broken Bells – Broken Bells (Sony Music Ent)
  • Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame (Anti, Inc)
  • Elisa Randazzo – Butterflies & Bruises (Drag City)
  • Foals – Total Life Forever (Sub Pop)
  • Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (EMI)
  • Junip – Fields – (Mute / City Slang)
  • Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can (Virgin)
  • Local Natives – Gorilla Manor (Frenchkiss)
  • Morning Benders – Big Echo (Rough Trade)
  • The National – High Violet (4AD)
  • Phosphorescent – Here’s to Taking It Easy (Dead Oceans)
  • Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs – God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise (Stone Dwarf)
  • Tame Impala – InnerSpearker (Modular Recordings)
  • Warpaint – The Fool (Rough Trade)
  • White Denim – Last Day of Summer (Self-released)
  • Wild Nothing – Gemini (Captured Tracks)
  • Yeasayer – Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)

2 thoughts on “Contestants and Winners Announced for Grimy Goods’ Readers Choice – Best Albums of 2010

  1. Ryan

    Cool picks! Nice of you guys to include readers. Not many blogs do. I’ll have to enter next time because you guys seriously give the BEST contest prizes! I need new shoes!

  2. Jessica

    Booo hooo I didn’t win. Congrats to the winners though! And thanks Grimy for including readers!!!

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