14 December 2010

2010 Gold

After repeatedly playing FMA favorites in an attempt to list the top 10 tracks among those added to the archive this year, it was clear that there is just too much music worth celebrating at the FMA. The task soon morphed into praising the best five to ten selections for many genres in 12 mixes.
These are genre specific mixes showcasing recordings added to the Free Music Archive in 2010 that have been favorites at the Oddio Overplay headquarters this year.
Choice Cuts Added to the FMA in 2010: Oddio Overplay's picks across genres

2010 Gold: Beats
2010 Gold: Classical
2010 Gold: Gentle People, Folk
2010 Gold: Jazz
2010 Gold: Old Time, Historic
2010 Gold: People's Music, International
2010 Gold: Pop
2010 Gold: Rock
2010 Gold: Soul, Rhythm and Blues
2010 Gold: Space Age Pop Styles
2010 Gold: Spoken, Poetry, Field Recordings
2010 Gold: The Avant Garde, Far-Flung Genres

image: Women musicians in a detail of a fresco in Chehel Sotoun ("Forty Columns" in Persian) Palace, Esfahan, Iran, c. 1650