Slowcoustic Reaches out: Lotte Kestner’s top albums of 2010

On 17 December, 2010 by slowcoustic

Due to time restraints and being on a bit of a vacation at the moment – I have a couple of posts donated from friends, bloggers and musicians to keep this Slowcoustic train moving along.  Today we have a musician who is a personal favourite due to her ability to create some of the best music I have heard (and still has an album in my all time best of list with her “China Mountain” album).  Today Lotte Kestner (Anna-Lynne Williams who is Lotte Kestner and one half of Trespassers William) lists her best albums of 2010 along with her favourite track from each.

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1. Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett

Favourite Track: “Beacon Hill”

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2. Kent – En Plats I Solen

Favourite Track: “Varje Gang Du Moter Min Blick”

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3. Beach House – Teen Dream

Favourite Track: “10 Mile Stereo”

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4. The National – High Violet

Favourite Track: “Conversation 16”

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5. Eels – End Times

Favourite Track: “In the Beginning”

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6. Sarah Jaffe – Suburban Nature

Favourite Track: “Better Than Nothing”

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7. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Irm

Favourite Track: “Time of the Assassins”

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8. John Grant – Queen of Denmark

Favourite Track: “Marz”

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9. Breathe Owl Breathe – Magic Central

Favourite Track: “Own Stunts”

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10. CocoRosie – Grey Oceans

Favourite Track: “Lemonade”

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There you have it – a list of favourite albums from Anna-Lynne.  You get the full range here; Singer-Songwriter, electro, Fringe, Indie Rock and all!  Definitely someone who enjoys music for music, if I had to say.  Thanks again to Ms. Williams for her contribution to Slowcoustic – you can see her original post on her personal blog HERE.  Be sure to keep an eye out for her new music label “Saint Loop” as I have a feeling you will want to see where that goes (visit them on Facebook).

*Just in case you need a reminder for Lotte Kestner: “Compasses”, from 2008’s “China Mountain”.  Available on Silber Records here.

~Smansmith

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