Ten of the best alternative songs heard in 2010:
10. Something Good Can Work
Something Good Can Work, one of the more catchy alternative songs of 2010, comes from the band Two Door Cinema Club. The track is on their album Tourist History.
09. 10 Mile Stereo
The heart is a stone and this is a stone that we throw… The song 10 Mile Stereo is from the band Beach House. You can find the track on their album Teen Dream. It’s one of the most effectively beautiful alternative songs of 2010.
The alternative song Radioactive is from the band Kings of Leon. Can Kings of Leon do no wrong? Radioactive is another great track which just builds in greatness as it plays. Watch the video.
07. Lost in My Mind
Lost in My Mind comes from the awesome Seattle band The Head and The Heart. Similar to the track’s name, Lost in My Mind is one of the songs that you just get lost in every time it plays. See the band live on KEXP playing Lost in My Mind via Youtube.
06. Bloodbuzz Ohio
I’m on a blood… buzz… The song Bloodbuzz Ohio is from the band The National. The vocals by baritone singer Matt Berninger on this track are simultaneously soothing and haunting. Bloodbuzz Ohio gets better every time you hear it. Check out the video.
05. In the Sun
The cute innocent version of Katy Perry is half of She & Him. Actress Zooey Deschanel makes listeners want to transport back in time and not even care to ask where they’re going with her vocals on In the Sun. Watch In the Sun.
If MGMT and MIA had offspring together, I’m naming it “Kids by Sleigh Bells” just because I can. You either hate this song or love this song. I love it. Listen to Kids by the band Sleigh Bells.
03. Ready to Start
Even though I don’t think Arcade Fire quite captured the same level of sound found on their Neon Bible or Funeral albums, the song Ready to Start comes the closest and is still among the best alternative songs of 2010. If I was scared, I would… And if I was pure, you know I would… And if I was yours, but I’m not… Now I’m ready to start.
02. The Only Exception
The acoustic love song The Only Exception is off Paramore’s 2009 album Brand New Eyes. You… are… the only exception… You… are… the only exception… Frontgirl Haley Williams definitely wins the award for the best song most likely to get stuck in your head. Michelle Lea did a pretty good rendition of The Only Exception on the TV show Glee as well.
01. Dog Days Are Over
Vocalist Florence Welsh shows off her artistic talent with one of the most infectious songs Dog Days Are Over. One of the few songs that you must check out a live performance. Watch her on MTV. The fire hair and harp don’t hurt anything either. You can find Dog Days Are Over on Florence + The Machine’s 2009 album Lungs.