WEXT's top Local 518
Local independent radio station 97.7 WEXT, always looking for listener input, has put a call out there to all those with a radio and/or internet access to compile the best music of 2010, including the best music this area code has to offer.
In order to help the opinion-challenged or those that couldn't remember all the great local acts, WEXT has released their "Staff Picks," listed below:
Charlie Watts Riots
Holly and Evan
Ashley Pond Band
It's a solid list, representing a wide variety of tastes, from the acoustic bluegrass of Holly and Evan to the ethereal electro-indie of local-gone-national Phantogram.
Some of the Local 518 favorites also made other best of 2010 categories, such as The Figgs with their track "...And Here's Some More," chosen as one of the best songs by Chris Wienk, and their album getting a nod as well. Local artists Rob Skane, Scientific Maps and Charlie Watts Riots were also listed as favorites in some categories.
Although they're not local, I was glad to see These United States, Patty Griffin and Delta Spirit also get some recognition.
Do you agree with their picks? Who do you think is missing? Sound off in the comments below, and then submit your own favorites at WEXT's website.