Year-end lists are coming up — we’ll probably see the first ones the first week of December, if not earlier, which is fucking crazy — so here’s a handy-dandy guide on 2010 bands you don’t have to listen to before making yours. Important note: Inclusion on this list doesn’t mean a band is bad, or even mediocre. It just means they’re not special, no matter what their mothers told them. One note on 2010 buzz bands: Nearly all of these groups sound either 1) Not as good as Boat Club 2) Not as good as Cut Copy 3) Not as good as the Walkmen 4) Not as good as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. In case you’re looking for bands you might actually want to listen to beyond next week. See the full list after the jump.
Update: Deep thoughts on why and how I chose to make this list here.
How To Dress Well
PS I Love You
The Tallest Man On Earth
The Golden Filter
Any band with anyone who used to be in Vivian Girls; also, Vivian Girls
Who’d I miss?