Your Green Man Albums of the Year...

Field Music - Measure


Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry

Broken Records - Let Me Come Home

The National - High Violet

Peter Wolf Crier - Inter-Be



Field Music - Measure

Efterklang - Magic Chairs

Everything Everything - Man Alive

John Grant - Queen of Denmark

Race Horses - Goodbye Falkenburg

The National - High Violet

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Caribou - Swim

Les Savy Fav - Root For Ruin

Welcome to the Club - Keston Cobblers Club

The Sleeper - The Leisure Society

Hedonism - Bellowhead

I Had The Blues but I shook Them Loose - Bombay Bicycle Club

The Alphabet of Hurricanes - Tom McRae


John Grant - Queen of Denmark

Efterklang - magic chairs

Wax fang - La La Land

The Black Angels - Phosphene dream

The Black Keys - Brothers

Everyone of them spot on!

 Ooh Ooh Ooh.  These are some bad ass mamma jamma albums.


1.  Atlas Sound - Bedroom Databank Vol. 1

2.  Twin Sister - Color Your Life

3.  LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

4.  Y La Bamba - Lupon

5.  White Hinterland - Kairos

LCD Soundsystem - This is happening

The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt

Joanna Newsom - Have one on me

Everything Everything - Man Alive

Arcade Fire - Suburbs

  1. The Dirty Guv'nahs - Youth Is In Our Blood
  2. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
  3. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo
  4. Jamie Lidell - Compass
  5. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do


 1. THE NATIONAL - High Violet

2. BEACH HOUSE - Teen Dream

3. TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS - The Brutalist Bricks

4. JOANNA NEWSOM - Have One On Me

5. ANAIS MITCHELL - Hadestown

1. Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now

2. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

3. Bellowhead - Hedonism

4. Johnny Flynn - Been Listening

5. Sweet Baboo - I'm a Dancer/Songs about Sleepin'

 1. Beach House - Teen Dream

2. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

3. Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth

4. Perfume Genius - Learning

5. Darkstar - North

John Grant - Queen of Denmark

Anais Mitchell - Hadestown

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field

Wolf Parade - Expo86

B*lls... completely forgot Johannes (Coco's Lovers)...

... and The Devil and I (Lone Wolf)...

... and Swim (Caribou)...

... and To the North (Matthew and the Atlas)...

... Young (Summercamp)...


... can I just go again!!


B*lls... completely forgot Johannes (Coco's Lovers)...

... and The Devil and I (Lone Wolf)...

... and Swim (Caribou)...

... and To the North (Matthew and the Atlas)...

... Young (Summercamp)...


... can I just go again!!


Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

Liars - Sisterworld

Rufus Wainwright - All Days Are Nights

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

The National - High Violet

Difficult choosing only five...


Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

The Phantom Band - The Wants

Sweet Baboo - I'm A Dancer / Songs About Sleepin'

Steve Mason - Boys Outside

White Denim - Last Day of Summer


With special mentions for Clinic, Everything Everything, Efterklang, and Villagers

These New Puritans: Hidden

Field Music: Measure

The Fall: Our Future, Your Clutter

Neil Young: Le Noise

Sleigh Bells: Treats


These New Puritans THE outstanding band of Green Man 2010

Caribou - Swim

Four Tet - There's Love in you

Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

White Denim - Last Days of Summer

Serena Maneesh - Abyss in B Minor

Belle & Sebastian - Belle & Sebastian Write About Love

Lighstpeed Champion - Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet you

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

LCD Soundsytem - This is Happening

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

 ISLET ' Celebrate This Place'

EFFI BRIEST 'Rhizomes'


JANE WEAVER 'The Fallen By Watch Bird'

JOANNA NEWSOM ' Have One On Me' 

 I'm doing another list! i'm rebelling!

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

Jonsi - Go

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Magic Kids - Memphis

Warpaint - The Fool


 Actually, couldn't stop at 5 (and rejigged even those:- 

1. These New Puritans, Hidden

2. Field Music, Measure

3. Neil Young, Le Noise

4. Sleigh Bells, Treats

5. The National, High Violet

6. The Fall, Our Future, Your Clutter

7. KORT, Invariable Heartache

8. Black Keys, Brothers

9. John Grant, King of Denmark

10. Warpaint, The Fool

11. Caitlin Rose, On Side Now

12. Beach House, Teen Dream

13. Interpol, Interpol

14. Steve Mason Boys Outside

15. Everything Everything, Man Alive

16. Goldheart Assembly, Wolves & Thieves

17. Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell, Hawk

18. Midlake, Courage of Others

19. Avi Buffalo, Avi Buffalo

20. Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest

21. Daniel Land & The Modern Painters, Love Songs for the Chemical Generation

22. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beat The Devils Tattoo

23. School of Seven Bells, Disconnect From Desire

24. Gill Scott-Heron, I'm New Here

25. MGMT, Congratulations

26. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

27. Gorillaz, Plastic Beach

28. Underworld, Barking

29. Delorean, Subiza

30. Engineers, In Praise Of More

31. The Hundred In The Hands, The Hundred In The Hands

32. Zola Jesus, Stridulum II

33. Tracey Thorne, Love & It's opposite

34. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

35. Delphic, Acolyte

36. Darwin Deez, Darwin Deez (rubbish live though)

37. Groove Armada, Black Light

38. Hot Chip, One Life Stand

39. Dum Dum Girls, I Will Be

40. Caribou, Swim

41. Tame Impala, Innerspeaker

42. Fenech-Soler, Fenech-Soler

43. Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti, Before Today

44. Rose Elinor Dougall, Without Why

45. Hannah Peel, Red Box EP

46. Villagers, Becoming a Jackal

47. Chemical Brothers, Further

48. Vaselines , Sex with an X

49, The Coral, Butterfly House

50, EELS, Tomorrow Morning


1. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

2. Midlake - the courage of others

3 Joanna Newsom - have one on me

4. Avi Buffalo

5. Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti - before today


1. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

2. The National - Suburbs

3. Kassidy - The Rubbergum EP

4. Rachel Unthank - Cruel Sister

5. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Foals - Total Life Forever

Good Shoes - No Hope, No Future

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Golden Year

Mystery Jets - Serotonin

Beach House - Teen Dream

Bear in Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth

Warpaint - The Fool

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Twin Shadow - Forget 


tricky choices indeed, but myfave five would have to be;





MIDLAKE - The Courage of Others

but a honorable mention must go to

SUN ARAW - On Patrol

Something along the lines of:

Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
Julian Lynch – Mare
Dark Dark Dark – Bright Bright Bright
Sharon van Etten – Epic
Forest Swords – Dagger Paths

The best of those is Sharon van Etten.  You need to get her at Green Man.  Also some honorable mentions to Soundcarriers, Caitlin Rose, Nina Nastasia, Laura Veirs and Voice of the Seven Thunders.

I Am Kloot - Sky at Night

Steve Mason - Boys Outside

Paul Brady - Hooba Dooba

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

Imelda May - Mayhem



School Of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire

John Grant - Queen Of Denmark

The Duke & The King - Long Live The Duke & The King

Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light And Trees

The Black Keys - Brothers


Laura Marling - I speak because I can

Bruce Springsteen - The promise

Caitlin Rose - Own side now

Black Keys - Brothers

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


1 Robert Plant - Band Of Joy

2 Grinderman - Grinderman 2

3 The National - High Violet

4 We Are Scientists - Barbara

5 Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Field Music - Measure

Arcade Fire - Suburbs

Jim Moray -  In Modern History

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light and Trees

Phosphorescent-Here's to taking it easy

Duke and the king-Long live...

Band of horses-Infinite arms

Steve mason-Boys outside

Best coast- crazy for you

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Tallest man on earth - The Wild Hunt

Wild beasts - Two Dancers

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Fiona sally miller - Fiona Sally Miller

And so many more acts I couldn't fit in to this such as Lone Wolf, Noah and The Whale, Emmy The Great, Cate le Bon, Newton Faulkner to name but a few!

Much love. Daf.

In no particular order:

The Divine Comedy / Bang Goes The Knighthood

Yeasayer / Odd Blood

Fionn Regan / The Shadow Of An Empire

Laura Veirs / July Flame

Ed Harcourt / Lustre

If I could have had more, I'd have also included Neil Young, Paul Weller, Frightened Rabbit, Steve Mason and Erland & The Carnival.

Caitlin rose -own side now....John grant- Queen of Denmark....Jenny and Jonny-we're having fun now.....Caribou-Swim....MGMT...CONGRATULATIONS....

 The National - High Violet

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Daredevil Christopher Wright - In Deference To A Broken Back

Leopold Skin - I See Mountains

(for those who haven't yet, you should try the two last albums. more confidential than the others, but excellent too.)


Midlake - Courage Of Others

John Grant - Queen Of Denmark

Flamming Lips - Dark Side of the Moon

The Who - Live at Leeds 40 year Box set

Shack - They didn't issue one, but if they had it would have been here

I'm a bit late... but never mind...

The National - High Violet

Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement

The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Liars - Sisterworld

Field Music - Measure

Spoon - Transference

Of Montreal - False Priest

Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker


This may short-circuit the system but I'm going to have to replace Tame Impala with Deerhunter's 'Halcyon Digest'. It's fantastic. And they must be booked for next year's GM. Or trouble there will be...


You removed Tame Impala! :O !!

There may be trouble ahead...

I must agree with the Halcyon Digest addition though, along with John Grant's Queen of Denmark. The memory of driving my daughter school while we both sang along to 'chicken bones' will stay with me for a while! Social services have been informed...

Ah the joys of driving daughter schools along the bracing Kent coast. Getting stuck behind a brother polytechnic is a bugger though.

 Thanks a million for all your "Best Of 2010" entries you beautiful people you! 
We have tallied the results and here are the Top 25 Albums of 2010 voted for by YOU!

25.  First Aid Kit - The Big Black and the Blue

24.  Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws

23.  Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light and Trees

22.  Four Tet - There Is Love in You

21.  These New Puritans - Hidden

20.  The Black Angels - Phosphene Dreams

19.  Steve Mason - Boys Outside

18.  Sleigh Bells - Treats

17.  Midlake - The Courage of Others

16.  LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

15.  Efterklang - Magic Chairs

14.  The Black Keys - Brothers

13.  Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

12.  Johnny Flynn - Been Listening

11.  Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

10.  Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

 9.  Caribou - Swim

 8.  Field Music - Measure

 7.  The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt

 6.  Beach House - Teen Dream

 5.  Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

 4.  Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

 3.  Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

 2.  The National - High Violet

 1.  John Grant - Queen of Denmark

Thank you all for taking the time to tell us what your favourite albums of the year were. We have made a playlist on Spotify which includes tracks from the top 25.

Listen to Green Man Top 25 Playlist HERE.

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that you have a brilliant Happy New Year!


The Soundcarriers - Celeste

Time and Space Machine - Set Phazer To Stun

Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light and Trees

Wolf People - Steeple

Erland and the Carnival - Eponymous

+ an honourable mention for Amorphous Androgynous' 'Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble...' Volume 3, The Third Ear


Joanna Newsom - Have one on me

Tame Impala - Inner Speaker

Midlake - The Courage of Others



Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti - before today