Top Five Albums of 2010

For our inaugural year end list, we asked a bunch of Lanewayers –– bands, promoters, festival organisers and staff, and folk who work with the festival –– to give us their top five albums of the year.

Here they are:


Kaity Fox, Lunatic Entertainment

5. Caribou: Swim

4. Twin Shadow: Forget

3. Darkstar: North

2. Matthew Dear: Dark City

1. !!!: Strange Weather, Isn't It?


Paul Luczak, White Sky

5. Children Collide: Theory of Everything

4. Hungary Kids of Hungary: Escapades

3. Cloud Control: Bliss Release 

2. Tame Impala: Innerspeaker

1. Midnight Juggernauts: The Crystal Axis


Audrey Pereira, Lumina Live

Maximum Balloon: Maximum Balloon

Foals: Total Life Forever

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl: Record Collection

Chew Lips: Unicorn

Drums: The Drums


Brian Borcherdt, Holy Fuck

Caribou: Swim

Beach Fossils: s/t

Tame Impala: InnerSpeaker

Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma

Warpaint: The Fool


Danny Rogers, Laneway Festival co-founder           

5. Warpaint: The Fool

4. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest

3. CEO: White Magic

2. Beach House: Teen Dream

1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today


Magda Tomaszewski, Laneway Festival

Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Warpaint: The Fool

No Age: Everything In Between

Kyu: Kyu

Dillinger Escape Plan: Option Paralysis


Ash Miles, Mistletone

Sonny & The Sunsets: Tomorrow Is Alright

Avi Buffalo: Avi Buffalo

Sharon Van Etten: Epic

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

Caribou: Swim


Susan Heymann, Chugg Entertainment

Janelle Monae: The Archandroid

Ernest Ellis: Hunting

The Drums: The Drums 

Delta Spirit: History From Below

James McMorrow: Early in the Morning


Tom Windish, The Windish Agency

Twin Shadow: Forget

Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest

Phantogram: Eyelid Movies

Givers: In Light

Caribou: Swim


Tim Peterson, Laneway Festival

Weezer: Hurley

Surfer Blood: Astro Coast

Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

Katy Perry: Teenage Dream

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

Tom Baker, Eat Your Own Ears

Caribou: Swim

The National: High Violet

James Blake: Limit to Your Love

Bruce Springsteen: The Promise

John Cale: Paris 1919


David Chitty, Sunset Events

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

Janelle Monae: The Archandroid

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig

The National: High Violet

Cloud Control: Bliss Release


Pete Nicholson, Laneway Festival

Emeralds: Does It Look Like I'm Here?

Beach House: Teen Dream

Goldmund: Famous Places

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today


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