The countless end-of-year lists have started flooding in which nowadays is as much a sign of it being December as the Coca-Cola Santa Claus advert adorning our television screens. Yes, in the immortal words of Noddy Holder “it’s Chriiiiiiistmaaaas” and by (Jesus) Christ we’re going out with a bang.

We’ve lovingly compiled a bumper podcast featuring 26 of the finest songs 2010 has produced – from Beach House to Zola Jesus, we’ve crammed in the cream of the crop and then some. And, as if that’s not enough, we also take a brief look at the year ahead by previewing three bands that The Line Of Best Fit have nominated for the much renowned BBC Sound Of 2011 list.

It’s also (sadly) presenter Jen Long’s final show as she flees the podcast to start work at BBC Radio 1 as the new host of the Introducing show (Wales edition). We wish her all the very best of luck in what will surely be a hugely successful career in radio.

Now, on with the show…. Merry Christmas!

The Line Of Best Fit Podcast (December 2010)

Beach House: ‘Norway’
(taken from the album Teen Dream, released via Bella Union on January 25)

First Aid Kit: ‘Hard Believer’
(taken from the album The Big Black & The Blue, released via Wichita Recordings on February 1)

The Mary Onettes: ‘The Dissapearence Of My Youth’
(taken from the album Islands – released via Labrador on February 1)

Los Campesinos!: ‘Romance Is Boring’
(taken from the album Romance Is Boring, released via Wichita Recordings on February 1)

Yuck: ‘Georgia’
(taken from the split 7” w/ Herzog on the flipside. Released via Transparent on 15 March. Debut album due out early 2011)

The Besnard Lakes: ‘Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2: The Innocent’
(taken from the album The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night – released via Jagjaguwar on March 8)

The Radio Dept.: ‘Heaven’s On Fire’
(taken from the album Clinging To A Scheme – released via Labrador on April 19)

Caribou: ‘Odessa’
(taken from the album Swim – released via City Slang on April 19)

The National: ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’
(from the album High Violet – released via 4AD on 10 May. An expanded 2-CD edition of the album was released on November 22)

jj: ‘Let Go’
(from the album No. 3 – released via Secretly Canadian / Sincerely Yours on May 10)

Wild Nothing: ‘Golden Haze’
(from the Evertide EP – released via Warmest Chord on 21 June)

Sleigh Bells: ‘Rill Rill’
(from the album Treats – released via Columbia on 21 June)

Caitlin Rose: ‘Shanghai Cigarettes’
(from the debut album ‘Own Side Now’ – released via Names Records on 9 August)

ceo: ‘Illuminata’
(from the album White Magic – released in Europe in July via Sincerely Yours, UK and rest of world 11 October via Modular)

Zola Jesus: ‘Sea Talk’
(from the album Stridulum II – released via Souterrain Transmissions on 23 August)

Best Coast: ‘Boyfriend’
(from the album Crazy For You – released via Wichita Recordings on 2 August)

Summer Camp: ‘Ghost Train’
(from the debut EP Young – released via Moshi Moshi on 6 September)

Twin Sister: ‘All Around And Away We Go’
(from the re-packaged debut EP split Color Your Life / Vampires With Dreaming Kids – released via Double 6 on September 20)

How To Dress Well: ‘Ready For The World’
(from the debut album Love Remains – released via Lefse on October 19)

Gold Panda: ‘You’
(from the debut album Lucky Shiner – released via Notown on October 11)

Robyn: ’Call Your Girlfriend’
(from the album Body Talk, released 29 November – song available to stream via the Robyn Soundcloud)

Plug: ‘You Keep The Beats’
(from the self-titled album, released 15 November via Upset The Rhythm)

Zach Hill: ‘Memo To The Man’
(taken from the album Face Tat – released via Sargant House on 6 December)

Panda Bear: ‘Last Night At The Jetty’
(the new single, out via Fat Cat on December 6)


Echo Lake: ‘Sunday Evening’
(taken from the forthcoming debut EP Young Silence, due out via No Pain In Pop early 2011)

Niki and The Dove: ’Mother Protect’
(a free download single, available now via The Line Of Best Fit)

Still Corners: ‘Endless Summer’
(a free download single, available now via Still Corners Bandcamp)

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