NC17 Top 50 Songs of 2010

Counting Down Various Useless Activities + The Top 200 Songs of 2010
Part 1: Dreams of a Dead Dwarf
Part 2: The Moon Exploded
Part 3: The Despair of a Sex Addict Who Rarely Gets Laid
Part 4: Dance Club Tragedy
Part 5: Homeless Hamlet
Part 6: Hassle With the IRS
Part 7: Tank
Part 8: Books in the Sky

NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime... our first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion 

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

Press play to hear this selection of songs in this exact order.

50. Clinic
"Lion Tamer"  3:00
Liverpool, England

49. Of Montreal
"Hydra Fancies"  3:24
False Priest
Athens, GA

48. Born Ruffians
"Sole Brother"  4:26
Say It
Toronto, ON  Canada

47. Joanna Newsom
"Good Intentions Paving Co"  7:02
Have One on Me
Nevada City, CA

46. Pavlov's Dog
"Jubilation"  5:36
Echo & Boo
St. Louis, MO

45. Active Child
"Voice of an Old Friend"  3:35
She Was a Vision
NJ/Los Angeles, CA

44. Cornershop
"Operation Push"  4:17
Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast
London, England

43. Lower Dens
"I Get Nervous"  3:24
Twin-Hand Movement
Baltimore, MD

42. M.I.A.
"Born Free"  4:08
London, England

41. Kelley Stoltz
"I Like, I Like"  3:41
To Dreamers
San Francisco, CA

40. Who Knew
"Cuckoo's Nest"  4:11
Bits and Pieces of a Major Spectacle
Reykjavik, Iceland
39. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
"The Right Side?"  8:20
History of Modern
West Kirby, England

38. The Black Angels
"The Sniper"  3:54
Phosphene Dream
Austin, TX

37. Major Stars
"Run From Me Devil"  6:12
Return to Form
Cambridge, MA

36. Cotton Jones
"Somehow to Keep it Going"  4:37
Tall Hours in the Glowstream
Baltimore, MD

35. Class Actress
"Let Me Take You Out"  3:18
Journal of Ardency
New York, NY

34. MGMT
"Flash Delirium"  4:16
Middletown, CT/New York, NY

33. Peter Wolf w/ Shelby Lynne
"Tragedy"  4:31
Midnight Souvenirs
New York, NY/Rancho Mirage, CA

32. Wild Nothing
"Summer Holiday"  4:02
Blacksburg, VA

31. Corinne Bailey Rae
"The Sea"  4:05
The Sea
Leeds, England

30. Sade
"Be That Easy"  3:41
Soldier of Love
London, England

29. Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch
"Take It Easy on Kathy, At Least She Can Dance"  6:49
Andrew Graham's Good Word
Boone, NC/Columbus, OH/New York, NY
28. Efterklang
"Mirror Mirror"  5:44
Magic Chairs
Copenhagen, Denmark

27. The Flowers of Hell
"Darklands"  5:10
Come Hell or High Water
Toronto, ON/London, England

26. Girls
"Carolina"  7:44
Broken Dreams Club
San Francisco, CA

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