25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2010.


The Echoes 2010 Listener Poll is in full swing, but this is what we think was the best  music played on Echoes in 2010, compiled by the Echoes staff of John Diliberto, Kimberly Haas and Jeff Towne.   Twelve  of them were Echoes CD of the Month selections in the past year, although most of them could’ve been.  These are the CDs that we thought were essential for anyone who enjoys the soundscape of Echoes.   You can vote for your own in the listeners’ Best of Echoes 2010 Poll now.


1   Hammock / Chasing After Shadows…. Living With the Ghosts
2   Carbon Based Lifeforms / Interloper
3   Robert Rich / Ylang
4   Erik Wollo / Gateway
5   The Album Leaf / A Chorus of Storytellers
6   R. Carlos Nakai, William Eat on &  Will Clipman / Dancing Into Silence
7   Carmen Rizzo / Looking Through Leaves
8   Portico Quartet / Isla
9   David Helpling & Jon Jenkins / The Crossing
10 Ulrich Schnauss Missing Deadlines – Selected Remixes
11 ARC / Church
12 Ludovico Einaudi / Nightbook
13 V. M. Bhatt & Matt Malley / Sleepless Nights
14 Matthew Schoening / Elements
15 Kaya Project /    Desert Phase
16 Mark Preston / Nature & Design
17 Hungry Lucy / Pulse of the Earth
18 Boxharp / The Green
19 Jimmy Wahlsteen / 181st  Songs
20 Jonsi / Go
21 Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate / Ali & Toumani
22 Manual / Drowned in Light
23 Atomic Skunk / Portal
24 Ralph Towner & Paolo Fresu / Chiaroscuro
25 Todd Boston / Alive

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One Response to “25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2010.”

  1. Ariel Diliberto Says:

    Teenage Iceage’s Top X of year 20X:
    1. klement – new life (ego twister/la forme lente)
    2. circuit d’actes compilation (la forme lente)
    3. danza meccanica: italian synth wave 1982-1987 (mannequin)
    4. zola jesus – stridulum ep/stridulum II (sacred bones/souterrain transmissions)
    5. prince rama of ayodhya – shadow temple / architecture of utopia (paw tracks/animal image search)
    6. diamond rings – special affections (secret city)
    7. polysics – absolute polysics (myspace)
    8. abe vigoda – crush (post present medium)
    9. glass candy – feeling without touching 12″ (italians do it better)
    10. madame b – noisi(he)r (self-released?)

    runners up:
    cosmetics – soft skin 7″ (captured tracks)
    cold cave – life magazine remixes (matador)

    No overlap? No surprise.

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