2010 was a great year for hip-hop, Midwestern DIY labels, ambient, I could make several mixes for 2010, but I tried to put together a cohesive overview of the years in “pop.” Posted below you’ll find a track list of a mix–I didn’t rank them, this seemed more fun–and at the bottom, a download link.

1. Alex Body – “Sixteen Years” from Just Say Yes
2. Big Boi – “Shine Blockas” (ft. Gucci Mane) from Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
3.  Kanye West – “All of the Lights” (ft. Rihanna, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Elton John, Alicia Keys, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Charlie Wilson, Tony Williams & Elly Jackson) from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4. Awesome Color – “Slaughterhouse” from Massa Hypnos
5. Central Cervices – “Work for the Government” from Forever Frozen in Television Time
6. Wet Hair – “Blessed” from Bored Fortress split with Peaking Lights
7. Erykah Badu – “Window Seat” from New Amerykah pt II: Return of the Ankh
8. Grinderman – “Palaces of Montezuma” from Grinderman II
9. Boris & Ian Astbury – “Teeth and Claws” from BXI
10. Mumford’s – “The Way That I Live” from split with Samuel Locke Ward & The Boo Hoos
11. Black Milk – “Deadly Medley” (ft. Royce da 5’9″ & Elzhi) from Album of the Year
12. Freddie Gibbs – “National Anthem (Fuck the World)” from Str8 Killa EP
13. Curren$y – “Michael Knight (Remix)” (ft. Raekwon) from Pilot Talk II
14. Cee-Lo Green – “No One’s Gonna Love You” from The Lady Killer
15. Janelle Monae – “Tightrope” (ft. Big Boi) from The ArchAndroid Suites II & III
16. Zola Jesus – “Sea Talk” – from Stridulum II
17. Big K.R.I.T. – “Country Shit” from K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
18. Kanye West – “Christian Dior Denim Flow” (ft. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Lloyd Banks, Ryan Leslie & John Legend) from G.O.O.D. Friday series
19. Living Ghost – Go it Alone (Where No One Goes) from Wilderness Names
20. Samuel Locke Ward & Darren Brown – “Freeze” from From the Privilege of the Grave

You can get all 90 minutes of my favorite jams of 2010 here (sorry it’s on Sendspace, I’m still getting my uploading ducks in  row).