NME‘s 50 Best New Bands Of 2010

By brandon / August 18, 2010

We’re at some sort of 2010 halfway point, so NME‘s unleashed their annual 50 Best New Bands list. 2010’s crop includes a few bands that aren’t especially new to this year (Trash Talk, Zola Jesus, the Drums, the cat lovers at the top spot, etc.) along with a bunch who are/sort of are. My favorites of the top 50: Wild Nothing, Perfume Genius, jj, the aforementioned Trash Talk and Zola Jesus. You’ll recognize plenty of other familiar names. I’m sure you’ll also recognize gaps:

50 Everything Everything
49 Kindness
48 Clare Maguire
47 Funeral Party
46 Active Child
45 Magic Kids
44 Warpaint
43 Gayngs
42 Glasser
41 Avi Buffalo
40 Kisses
39 Wild Nothing
38 Delphic
37 Mona
36 Chapel Club
35 Frankie & The Heartstrings
34 Trash Talk
33 Perfume Genius
32 Veronica Falls
31 Jay Electronica
30 Wilder
29 MNDR
28 jj
27 Flats
26 Freelance Whales
25 James Blake
24 Pure Ecstasy
23 Foster The People
22 Cerebral Ballzy
21 DOM
20 Katy B
19 Mount Kimbie
18 Diamond Rings
17 The Middle East
16 Cults
15 Summer Camp
14 Hurts
13 Giggs
12 Zola Jesus
11 Egyptian Hip Hop
10 Grouplove
09 Yuck
08 Magnetic Man
07 Darwin Deez
06 Marina & The Diamonds
05 The Smith Westerns
04 Sleigh Bells
03 Wu Lyf
02 The Drums
01 Best Coast

If it’s context you want, head to NME. And hear a track from each right here: