The Best Singles of 2010 (so far)

A few days ago, The Tale of The Tape presented their list of the best albums of 2010. Although the year’s not over yet, believe it or not, we’re halfway to 2011. It’s a good time to stop and take a listen to what’s been put out so far as we move into the second half of twenty-ten.

Naturally, their list of singles came shortly afterwards and we’re happy to share their picks here on the Flyer.

As always, there’s more where this came from so make sure to check out The Tale of The Tape for all sorts of music news, reviews, features and downloads.


1. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”The Morning Benders – ‘Excuses'” dl=”0″] (From Big Echo released by Rough Trade Records)

2. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Beach House – ‘Norway'” dl=”0″] (From Teen Dream released by )

3. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”The New Pornographers – ‘Crash Years'” dl=”0″] (From Together released by Matador Records)

4. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”LCD Sound System – ‘Dance Yrself Clean'” dl=”0″] (From This is Happening released by DFA Records)

5. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Broken Social Scene – ‘Forced To Love'” dl=”0″] (From Forgiveness Rock Record released by Arts & Crafts)

6. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Drake – ‘Over'” dl=”0″] (From Thank Me Later released by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records )

7. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Dr. Dog – ‘Shadow People'” dl=”0″] (From Shame, Shame released by Anti-)

8. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Local Natives – ‘Airplanes'” dl=”0″] (From Gorilla Manor released by Frenchkiss)

9. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Fol Chen – ‘In Ruins'” dl=”0″] (From Part II: The New December released by Asthmatic Kitty)

10. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Kanye West – ‘Power'” dl=”0″] (From Good Ass Job released by Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)

11. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”The National – ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio'” dl=”0″] (From High Violet released by 4AD)

12. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Vampire Weekend – ‘Cousins'” dl=”0″] (From Contra released by XL Recordings)

13. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”Gorillaz – ‘On Meloncholy Hill'” dl=”0″] (From Plastic Beach released by Parlophone and Virgin Records)

14. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”White Flight – ‘Panther'” dl=”0″] (Panther single made available by Range Life Records )

15. [wpaudio url=”″ text=”The Black Keys – ‘Tighten Up'” dl=”0″] (From Brothers released by Nonesuch Records)

The Mix: For Extended Listening

1 – 15 [wpaudio url=”″ text=”The Best Singles of 2010 (so far)” dl=”1″] (From Tale of The Tape)

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