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XLR8R's Favorite Releases of 2010, Part Two

Without further ado, we finish the year-end list making and give you our top 15 favorite releases from 2010. … Read more »

XLR8R's Favorite Releases of 2010, Part One

You knew it was coming: XLR8R's picks for the best records of 2010. We've split our list into two parts, the first of which we present today, spanning 25 ranked LPs or EPs, with a bit of verbiage about why we love each record included. At the top of this entry, we've also tacked on a small selection of Honorable Mentions from our editorial staff's personal faves. Check in tomorrow for the final piece of year-end coverage, and our favorite 15 releases from 2010. … Read more »

XLR8R's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part Two

And here it is... XLR8R's top 20 tracks of 2010. Is there much else to say, except maybe "let the hating begin"? We've even attached our editorial team's own two cents to the top 10 tunes, just to give you internet commenters some ammo to work with. Check out the bottom half of the list (numbers 21-40) here, and stay tuned for our favorite albums/EPs later this week.… Read more »

XLR8R's Favorite Tracks of 2010, Part One

Much like yourself, surely, we listened to a whole hell of a lot of songs this year. And it's never easy to even make a short list of favorites, let alone rank them all, too. But would you expect anything less from us? Eff, no. Right? So, here's the bottom 20 of our 40 favorites tracks from 2010. We'll finish off the list tomorrow. Oh, the anticipation!… Read more »

XLR8R's 10 Favorite Other People's Podcasts of 2010

It would be downright ludicrous to think you could make a definitive list of the "best" podcasts to have launched from the internet in 2010 (or any recent year, for that matter). We're fully aware of the more or less incalculable amount of DJ mixes, mixtapes, interviews, etc. that were broadcast from the infinite portals of the web, and our inability to hear even a fraction of them all. So, what we present to you as our year-end lists continue is a small grouping of the podcasts we here at XLR8R HQ have listened to and loved throughout the year, in our not-so-active feature from bygone times, OPP. Check them out, listed in no particular order, below.… Read more »

Part Two of XLR8R's Year-End Elements Wrap-Up

A look at fashion trends for the year's end, compiled by resident style guy Andrew Porter. Check back next week for the year's best albums and tunes. … Read more »

XLR8R's 10 Best Videos of 2010

We'll be the first to say it: 2010 was not the best year for music videos. It seemed the overarching theme throughout the clips bubbling up this year was the re-appropriation of old footage, edited as the director/artist saw fit. And that's all well and good, but it certainly doesn't make us go 'Wow!' The videos on our 2010 favorites list were made of authentic, inspiring, funny, touching, grotesque, strange, and beautiful pictures, and were apparently born of truly original ideas. We may not be nearly as into the music accompanying the pieces (personally, we thought "Drunk Girls" was one of the worst songs this year), but that's not what this is all about, now is it?… Read more »

10 Best XLR8R Podcasts of 2010

This year's podcast section blew up like never before, and it's a testament to the power of the DJ, we suppose, who brings all the fanfare and flourishes of a hot night out to the banal locale of our desktop. Out of the 50+ mixes that premiered on our website over the year, the 10 below are not only the best executed, most unique, and wholly memorable (even controversial at times), but also the sets we personally keep returning to when in need of a solid DJ mix. Enjoy.… Read more »

Check Out Our 2010 Elements Wrap-Up

For the year's end, we had Elements compiler Andrew Porter create a must-have list of gear for 2010.… Read more »

Grab XLR8R's Top Downloads of 2010, Part 2

Well, now you know what held the places between numbers 26 and 50 in the year's top downloads, as chosen by the readers of XLR8R.com. So today we share with you your own best of the best, numbers 1-25. (And yes, we're sure that Jimmy Edgar is indeed worthy of the number one and 20 spots, and that it has nothing to do with a bunch of pervs Googling "Hot" "Raw" "Sex" and unwittingly ending up on XLR8R.com.) … Read more »

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