Top Songs of 2010: Introduction 

The last few years, I've done a recap of my favorite music of that year.

Here's the start of 2009's list.

Here's 2008.

And here's 2007.

The basic rules are as follows:

Those rules cause a couple of problems. First, I tend to let the world filter my hip-hop for me, meaning that I'm usually 6-9 months late on good rap. So, there's no Kanye, no Das Racist, and no Drake. (I don't think Drake would make it anyway ... )

Second, I'm breaking my one song per artist rule, but for a good reason. You'll see that later.

Lastly, I bought a lot more music in the front half of the year than in the second half, and my list shows that. I'm guessing something off of Sufjan Stevens' new album would have made it with more time, but I've just had a really hard time getting into it. Same goes for Deerhunter.

So, this is what I've got. Over the next, well, ten days or so, you'll get a peek into what I listed to this year. Hopefully you'll like some of it. If not, well, I don't really care. But feel free to give me feedback on Twitter.