From what I could tell, these young pips have yet to be signed by any label. Though this certianly wont last for long-- there must be something about the soaringly bleak landscape of Iceland that inspires musical epiphany. Watch Of Monsters and Men perform 'Little Talks' live in a room for KEXP here.
Rehashing a year that was chock full of good music is never easy-- tunes seemed to ooze from artists on a weekly basis. Take a listen to some of 2010's best and pat me on the back for a robust list of musical insight.
10. Jonsi - Tornado
9. The Black Keys - Tighten Up
8. Delorean - Stay Close
7. How to Dress Well - Ready For the World
6. Band of Horses - Compliments
5. James Blake - Limit to Your Love
4. The National - Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
3. jj - Right Side of My Brain (The Dream cover)
2. Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
1. The Arcade Fire - Suburbs II (Mountians Beyond Mountians)
Worth Mentioning (in an honorable way of course)
Crystal Castles - Not in Love (ft. Robert Smith)
Thoughts from William Gibson