We wanted to point you in the direction of our proud corporate parents at GlideMagazine.com, who have just posted this year’s Glide 20 listing the top albums of the year as chosen by that site’s staff. Unlike many sites, Glide lists their picks in alphabetical order, so there’s no distinction between the top album and the 20th best LP. This marks the eighth year in a row the site has presented the Glide 20 and this year’s list is just as eclectic as in the past.
Here’s a sample entry for an album we love as well…
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
Dr. Dog has made some excellent albums in their short, sweet history, but Shame, Shame is the first truly great one. The density of the music hasn’t decreased, compared to 2008’s Fate, but the components of the arrangements are rendered more distinct. Having two lead signers with two distinct voices further allows Dr. Dog to carry the legacy of The Band and the Basement Tapes forward – a 60s’ era hybird that never fails to write one great song after another.
Check Out: “Where’d All The Time Go,” “Station,” “Stranger”
HEAD TO GLIDE for the full Glide 20 of 2010 list. Look for the Hidden Track staff’s Top Albums of 2010 list in early January.