Thursday, December 30, 2010

Don't look now, but here's even more looking back

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Today's issue of the Indy is almost entirely focused on remembering 2010. If the biggest news stories, most memorable photos, best albums/books/films, and defining arts moments aren't enough, well, there's more. Here are some of the more entertaining wrap-ups from around the alt weekly world.

The Boston Phoenix looks back at 2010 through updates to The Associated Press Stylebook. I don't care if it's beyond geeky, this is my personal favorite.

Also from the Phoenix: 2010's most obscure music subgenres (aquacrunk!?), the year in Nic Cage and stuff that was banned in 2010.

Westword put together the year's weirdest news.

The Stranger published its annual "We Regret These Errors" issue, which is annually brilliant.

We do the year in photos. Willamette Week prefers the year in comics.

The Village Voice's Michael Musto wonders which celebrity death upset you the most. (Dennis Hopper?) He also offers a less morbid look back at 2010.

The Portland Mercury outsourced its list of 2010's best music to a bunch — and I mean, a bunch — of Portland music folks. Among those who contributed: UM alum Colin Meloy, who lists the following five albums:

Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)
1. Laura Veirs—July Flame
2. Beach House—Teen Dream
3. Joanna Newsom—Have One on Me
4. Wye Oak—My Neighbor/My Creator EP
5. Sea of Bees—Songs for the Ravens

Jay Bennett did something a little different in 2010: He only listened to new music. Can you imagine not listening to Journey for a whole year? Anyway, of course, he turned the Nothing Not New project into a blog. It's certainly a different take on the year's music.

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