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Melting Pot’s Best Of 2010

January 3rd, 2011

With only two hours on the air at KPFK, I decided to add an additional web only set of music that I would have loved to have fit into my Best of 2010 program, but just didn’t have the time. So you have 3+ hours of music, all my favorite releases from last year (plus a couple from 2009 that made their way to me in mid-2010). All this week I’ll be focusing on the best music from 2010 with posts on the best reissues, new releases, vinyl finds and best songs of the past year. Enjoy!

Melting Pot’s Best Of 2010: Honorable Mentions
Melting Pot’s Best Of 2010: First Hour
Melting Pot’s Best Of 2010: Second Hour

Melting Pot’s Best of 2010: Honorable Mentions (Web Only Mix)
{opening theme} Booker T & the MGs – Melting Pot – Melting Pot (Stax)

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The Pepper Pots – Dream Guy – Now! (Black Pepper)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – The Game Gets Old – I Learned The Hard Way (Daptone)
Versus – Gone To Earth – On The Ones & Threes (Merge)
Total Babe – (Mission Hills Country Club Wall Of) Champions – Heatwave EP (SoTm)
Betty & the Werewolves – David Cassidy – Teatime Favourites (Damaged Goods)
Neverever – Blue Genes – Angelic Swells (Slumberland)
Cumbia En Moog – Cumbia De Sal – Afrosound of Columbia (Vampi Soul)

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Quantic & his Flowering Inferno – Cumbia Sobre El Mar – Dog With A Rope (Tru Thoughts)
Bastien Lallemant – La Plage – Le Verger (L’autre)
Sun Kil Moon – Bay Of Skulls – Admiral Fell Promises (Caldo Verde)
The National – England – High Violet (4ad)
Andreya Triana – Draw The Stars – Lost Where I Belong (Ninja Tune)
The Lijadu Sisters – Life’s Gone Down Low – The World Ends (Soundway)
Fela Kuti – Equalization of Trouser and Pant – Opposite People/Sorrow, Tears and Blood (Knitting Factory)

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Phirpo y Sus Caribes – Comencemos – Black Man’s Cry (Now-Again)
Corin Tucker Band – Doubt – 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)
The Walkmen – Victory – Lisbon (Fat Possum)
Zion I – The Sun Came Out – Atomic Clock (Gold Dust)
Adam Franklin & Bolts Of Melody – Carousel City – I Could Sleep For A Thousand Years (Second Motion)
Atlas Sound – Terrarrium – Bedroom Databank (Self-released)

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Cut Chemist – Eastside (excerpt) – Sound Of The Police (A Stable Sound)


KPFK’s Melting Pot Best of 2010 Playlist:

Little Brother – 24 feat. Torae – Left Back (HOJ)
Ada Richards – I’m Drunk & I’m Real High – Good God!: Born Again Funk (Numero)
Ana Tijoux – 1977 – 1977 (Nacional)
M.I.A. – Born Free – MAYA (NEET/Interscope)
Dum Dum Girls – It Only Takes One Night – I Will Be (Sub Pop)
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (Instrumental) – West Coast Seattle Boy (Experience Hendrix)

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Real Estate – Reservoir – Out Of Tune 7” (True Panther Sounds)
Francoiz Breut – Les Jounes Pousses – Recorded Live On Melting Pot At KPFK
Gonjasufi – Sheep – A Sufi & A Killer (Warp)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM – IRM (Warner Bros.)
Black Milk – Deadly Medley – Album Of The Year (Fat Beats)
Syl Johnson – Soul Heaven – Complete Mythology (Numero)

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Syl Johnson – I Resign – Complete Mythology (Numero)
Chicano Batman – Itotiani – Chicano Batman (Club Unicornio)
Chaweewan Dumnern – Sao Lam Plearn – Sound Of Siam (Soundway)
Aloe Blacc – Miss Fortune – Good Things (Stones Throw)
Ron Forella – Crystals – Groove Merchant 20 (Luv n’ Haight/Ubiquity)

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3 Titans feat. The Menahan Street Band – College – 7” (Dunham/Daptone)
TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship – Like A Ship (Light In The Attic)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Moments – Heritage EP (Choice Cuts)
Myron & E with The Soul Investigators – On Broadway – 7” (Timmion)
Best Coast – Boyfriend – Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
Polar Bear – Happy For You – Peepers (Leaf)

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The Spectrals – Seventh Date – 7” (Slumberland)
The Strange Boys – Between Us – Be Brave (In The Red)
The Black Keys – Never Gonna Give You Up – Brothers (Nonesuch)
Jose James feat. Jordana De Lovely – Love Conversation – Black Magic (Brownswood)
Quadron – Baby Be Mine – Recorded Live On Melting Pot At KPFK
Ikonika – Yoshimitzu – 12” (Hyperdub)

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Broken Social Scene – Sentimental X’s – Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)
Flying Lotus – Zodiac Shit – Cosmogramma (Warp)
Dungen – Soda – Skit I Allt (Kemado)
Bonobo – El Toro – Black Sands (Ninja Tune)
El Guincho – Bombay – Pop Negro (Young Turks)

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{closing theme} Dungen – Blandband – Skit I Allt (Kemado)

2 Responses to “Melting Pot’s Best Of 2010”

  1. Dave

    Great selections for a good year in music. Thank you for this.

  2. Michael Barnes

    It's my pleasure, I love putting these "Best Of" shows together, glad you enjoyed this one and hope you dig all the posts this week.

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