Best Music of 2010 – The New Pornographers

Why wait to the end of the year to make a list.  I’ll just get started on it now.  I have a few albums to catch up on, so let’s start with my favourite so far.

The New Pornographers are definitely one of my favourite bands and they never fail to disappoint.  Together is a great album full of the usual collection of eclectic songs.

  • Your Hands (Together), the first “single”, wonderfully blends an arena rock hook into the mix such that I can’t decide if I should head-bang or silly-dance.
  • Daughters of Sorrow turns Dan Bejar into a big band soul singer (is that a thing?), contrasting his subdued singing with bombastic background vocals and horns.
  • Crash Years is a perfect pop gem and Neko‘s voice makes my heart melt.
  • Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk is a wonderful song that keeps adding layers to a wonderful crescendo.  I also love my initial excitement as misinterpreting a lyric, thinking it was “You are a Todd Glass“.  I still sing it that way.

And so it goes.  The entire album is lovely and amazing and I enjoy it more each time I listen to it.

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