100 Songs, 2010
This post is a product of what I flippantly characterize as OCD tendencies (I have been formally diagnosed with no disorders), an attempt to make my 2010 year-end best-of music list (original here) fit the format and dialectic of my 2011 list and, presumably, my 2012 and future lists. It’s a decade thing: the 2010s, the years in which I became a (ha ha) music critic.
I’ve kept all the songs from the original list, because I wasn’t wrong, but I’ve ranked them now, and added more to reach 100. It’s still a pretty wack list by most standards; but I prefer to think of it as the true root of my mature taste, onto which I’ve since grafted disparate branches.