This is just a place to keep track of some of my favorite music, books and such of 2010. It's an ongoing list subject to change, based solely on personal preference. If you don't like it, get your own list.  


2009 Albums First Heard in 2010

  • The Low Anthem: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

  • Lucero: 1372 Overton Park

  • The Necks: Silverwater

  • Ben Nichols: The Last Pale Light In the West

  • Dave Rawlings Machine: A Friend Of A Friend

  • Aaron Strumpel: Elephants

Best Albums of 2010

  • The Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

  • The Autumn Film: The Ship and the Sea

  • Broken Bells: Self-Titled

  • Doug Burr: O Ye Devastator

  • Drew Grow and the Pastors' Wives: Self-titled

  • Matt Haeck: Western States EP

  • Howe Gelb and A Band of Gypsies: Alegrías

  • Junip: Fields

  • Lost in the Trees: All Alone In An Empty House

  • Mumford and Sons: Sigh No More (yes, this was in my 2009 list, but that was the Eurpean release, now it's in the U.S.!)

  • Page CXVI: Hymns II

  • Polar Bear: Peepers

  • Joe Pug: Messenger

  • Ra Ra Riot: The Orchard

  • Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz

  • The Tallest Man On Earth: The Wild Hunt

  • Woven Hand: The Threshingfloor"

Best Concerts of 2010

  • Joe Pug at the Rhythm Room (02/08/10)

  • The Autumn Film at the Whiten Veranda (05/08/10)

  • Mumford and Sons at the Rhythm Room (06/07/10)

  • Bill Mallonee at the Thomas Listening Room (08/06/10)

  • Joe Pug at the Sail Inn (11/02/10)

Best Movies of 2010

  • Get Low

  • I'm Here by Spike Jonze

  • Inception

  • Toy Story 3

Books Read in 2010

  • Leading With A Limp by Dan Allender

  • Captured By A Better Vision by Tim Chester

  • You Can Change by Tim Chester

  • The World We All Want by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

  • The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister

  • Fight Clubs by Jonathan Dodson

  • Why Johnny Can't Preach by T. David Gordon

  • Missional Church: A Vision for the sending of the Church in North America by Darrell Guder, et. al

  • AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay

  • The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch

  • Untamed: Reactivating A Missional form of Discipleship

  • by Hirsch and Hirsch

  • Generous Justice by Tim Keller

  • Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft

  • The Trellis And The Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

  • North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

  • No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

  • All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

  • The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

  • The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission by Lesslie Newbigin

  • Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe And Why It Matters by Joshua Harris

  • Jonah: A Study in Compassion by O. Palmer Robertson

  • Surprised By Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels by Tullian Tchividjian

  • Telling God's Story: The Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End by Preben Vang and Terry Carter

Pop Culture Phenomenon of the Year

  • The Bed Intruder Song