The best music of 2010

Here’s how The A.V. Club comes up with our yearly list of the Top 25 albums: We collectively try to decide what the mythical “hipsters” want us to put on the list, then vote accordingly. Wait, no, that’s not what we do at all. We ask 16 writers who regularly contribute record reviews to the site to disperse 100 points…

Slow, steady, and vibraphone-powered wins the race: Tortoise's Dan Bitney

Tortoise formed in Chicago in 1990, which means the American post-rock institution is approaching its “platinum” anniversary. While none of its records have earned that same designation in terms of sales, the predominantly instrumental five-piece has been incredibly influential over the past two decades, carving out a…

Slow, steady, and vibraphone-powered wins the race: Tortoise's Dan Bitney

Tortoise formed in Chicago in 1990, which means the American post-rock institution is approaching its “platinum” anniversary. While none of its records have earned that same designation in terms of sales, the predominantly instrumental five-piece has been incredibly influential over the past two decades, carving out a…