The 2010 “House of Trophies” awards


We loved a lot of records that came out this year. Others… well… not so much. This is the beginning of our 2010 coverage, the first-ever “House of Trophies” awards. Why name it “House of Trophies”? Well… remember when you were a kid and you’d get a participation trophy at the end of t-ball season? It’s like that. You may not have won the league, but you tried. I hope there’s a coach/producer/etc. who can run down to House of Trophies and pick up some participation awards for the following artists. They won’t be listed in my year-end breakdowns, but they deserve credit for trying.

Thanks for participating in music this year!

You earn a participation trophy!

Here’s the list:

Andrew WK – Close Calls with Brick Walls
Angels & Airwaves – LOVE
Antony and the Johnsons – Swanlights
Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut
Avey Tare – Down There
Balmorhea – Constellations
Best Coast – Crazy For You
Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty
The Black Keys – Brothers
Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void
Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig
Childish Gambino – I AM JUST A RAPPER
Childish Gambino – I AM JUST A RAPPER 2
Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy soundtrack
Deadmau5 – 4×4=12
Devo – Something For Everybody
Dominique Young Unique – Domination mixtape
Drake – Thank Me Later
The Drums – s/t
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Foals – Total Life Forever
Growing – Pumps!
Here We Go Magic – Pigeons
The Hives – Tarred and Feathered (covers EP)
How to Destroy Angels – s/t
I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business – The World We Know
Interpol – s/t
Jaguar Love – Hologram Jams
Jimmy Eat World – Invented
jj – jj no3
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
The Knife – Tomorrow, In a Year
Mark Ronson and the Business INTL – Record Collection
M.I.A. – /\/\/\Y/\
The Morning Benders – Big Echo
Neon Trees – Habits
The New Pornographers – Together
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
oOoOO – oOoOO
Owen Pallet – Heartland
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Punch Brothers – Antifogmatic
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People (EP)
Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
Tumbledown – Empty Bottle
Wavves – King of the Beach
We Have Band – WHB
Write This Down – s/t
Zola Jesus – Stridulum

You’re all winners! Better luck next year.


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