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The Official Skin Horse Top 5 Of 2010 List

January 20, 2011

You’ve been waiting all year for this and it’s finally here: The Official Skin Horse Top 5 Of 2010 List!  It’s a lot more difficult than you might think to get five people who live in the same house to make a short list of their five favorite things from last year.  Our lists aren’t comparable enough to make one collective list.  We could hardly even decide on the categories we should include; consequently, some of them vary from list to list.  Anna only watched five new movies this year, so she just put them in order.  A few of us thought we were listing our top five albums, others thought we were listing our top five tracks, so, you know, you get the idea.  Anyway, it’s late, it’s messy, but it’s from the heart.  Below, the Skin Horses weigh in on their favorite things from 2010.

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Nat Kusinitz

Top 5 Films of 2010

1. Toy Story 3

2. Exit Through the Gift Shop

3. Babies

4. I’m Still Here

5. The Social Network

Top 5 Books Nat Read in 2010

1. Joan of Arc – Mary Gordon

2. Trout Fishing in America – Richard Brautigan

3. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein

4. Death and Fame – Allen Ginsberg

5. The Life and Death of American Cities – Jane Jacobs

Top 5 Albums of 2010

1. Plastic Beach – Gorillaz

2. This Is Happening – LCD Soundsystem

3. $O$ – Die Antwoord

4. Night Work – Scissor Sisters

5. The Archandroid – Janelle Monae

Top 5 Plays of 2010

1. North Atlantic – The Wooster Group

2. Gatz – Elevator Repair Service

3. HomeMade – Teeth

4. Our Man - Goat in the Road

5. The Pee-wee Herman Show

Top 5 Youtube Videos of 2010

1. Yosemite Bear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10

2. trolololo

3. BACKIN UP SONG!!

4. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass

5. DOUBLE RAINBOW SONG!!

Top 5 Fads or Other Miscellaneous Awesome Things of 2010

1. Bros Icing Bros

2. Chatroulette

3. Old Spice Guy

4. Anti-BP T-shirt Puns

5. Spider Man the Trainwreck the Musical

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Evan Spigelman

Top 5 Films of 2010

1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

2. Toy Story 3

3. I Am Love

4. Dogtooth

5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Top 5 Books Evan Read in 2010

1. Our Lady of the Flowers – Jean Genet

2. Just Kids – Patti Smith

3. Kazuo Ohno’s World – Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno

4. World Virus, from The William S. Burroughs Reader – William S. Burroughs

5. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge – Josh Neufeld

Top 5 Albums of 2010

1. This Is Happening – LCD Soundsystem

2. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz

3. New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh - Erykah Badu

4. The Archandroid - Janelle Monae

5. Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter

Top 5 Plays of 2010 (in no particular order)

Our Town – David Cromer

V E S P E R S - Tim Garlid

Some Times at the Allways – Scott Heron

Our Man - Goat in the Road

Red Over Red - 31 Down

Top 5 Youtube Videos of 2010

1. ‘Pastels’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

2. Ori Toor – ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – ‘Lion in a Coma’

3. BACKIN UP SONG!!

4. trolololo

5. Dude, you have no Quran!

Top 5 Censored News Stories of 2010 (from Project Censored)

1. Global Plans to Replace the Dollar

2. US Department of Defense is Worst Polluter on the Planet

3. Internet Privacy and Personal Access at Risk

4. ICE Operates Secret Detention and Courts

5. Blackwater (Xe): The Secret US War in Pakistan

Anna Henschel

Top 5 Films of 2010 (bearing in mind that Anna only saw 5 new films)

1. Toy Story 3

2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

3. Inception

4. The Social Network

5. The King’s Speech

Top 5 Books Anna Read in 2010

1. The Year Before the Flood – Neil Sublette

2. Scott Pilgrim (Vol. 1-6) – Bryan Lee O’Malley

3. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge – Josh Neufeld

4. Every Man Dies Alone – Hans Fallada

5. Rather than put a blog, article or column I found decent, I’m just going to state my 2011 resolution to READ MORE BOOKS.

Top 5 Tracks of 2010

1. ‘Cold War’/’Tightrope’ – Janelle Monae

2. ‘Nightwork’ – Scissor Sisters

3. ‘Drunk Girls’ – LCD Soundsystem

4. ‘Fuck You’ – Cee-Lo Green

5. ‘Hey Soul Sister’ – Train

Top 5 Performances of 2010

1. Patti Smith at Tipitina’s

2. A Little Night Music – Trevor Nunn

3. Our Man - Goat in the Road

4. Go Ye Therefore – ArtSpot Productions

5. Zombie Town – Mark Routhier

Top 5 Youtube Videos of 2010

1. Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10

2. BACKIN UP SONG!!

3. Cee Lo Green – FUCK YOU (Official Video)

4. BED INTRUDER SONG!!!

5. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass

Top 5 Fads or Other Miscellaneous Awesome Things of 2010

1. ‘It’s on instant’ – Netflix Watch Instantly

2. WHO DAT NATION

3. Autotune the News

4. ‘¡Viva España!” Spain winning the WORLD CUP

5. Bacon Bloody Marys

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Veronica Hunsinger-Loe

Top 5 Films of 2010

1. Blue Valentine

2. Black Swan

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

4. Toy Story 3

5. I’m Still Here

Top 5 Books Veronica Read in 2010

1. And the Pursuit of Happiness – Maira Kalman

2. Still Life With Woodpecker – Tom Robbins

3. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

4. A Good Man is Hard to Find – Flannery O’Connor

5. The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

Top 5 Albums/Tracks of 2010 (taking into account that we haven’t told Veronica yet that Elvis is dead)

1. ‘Tightrope’ – Janelle Monae

2. I Learned the Hard Way – Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

3. ‘Teddy Bear’ – Elvis Presley

4. ‘Fuck You’ – Cee-Lo Green

5. Grey Oceans – CocoRosie

Top 5 Plays of 2010

1. The Red Shoes – Kneehigh Theatre

2. Our Man - Goat in the Road

3. Home Made – Teeth

4. Some Times at the Allways – Scott Heron

5. V E S P E R S – Tim Garlid

Top 5 Youtube Videos of 2010

1. I Just Had Sex (feat. Akon)

2. 3 Year old crying over Justin Bieber

3. Penny Lane: Literal Video Version

4. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass

5. Old Spice – The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

Top 5 Fads or Other Miscellaneous Awesome Things of 2010

1. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed!

2. Who Dat Revolution

3. ‘Defriend’ and ‘BFF’ enter the Oxford English Dictionary

4. Old Spice Guy

5. The Shake Weight

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Brian Dorsam

Top 5 Films of 2010

1. Inception

2. Blue Valentine

3. The Social Network

4. The King’s Speech

5. I’m Still Here

Top 5 Books Brian Read in 2010

1. Shakespeare: The World as Stage – Bill Bryson

2. Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond

3. Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

4. Letters to a Young Contrarian – Christopher Hitchens

5. Scott Pilgrim (Vol. 1-6) – Bryan Lee O’Malley

Top 6 Albums of 2010 (Brian simply could not limit it to 5)

1. Have One on Me – Joanna Newsom

2. This Is Happening – LCD Soundsystem

3. Klavierwerke – James Blake

4. The Age of Adz – Sufjan Stevens

5. California – Paul Curreri

6. Don’t Hurry For Heaven – Devon Sproule

Top 5 Plays of 2010

1. Gatz – Elevator Repair Service

2. North Atlantic – The Wooster Group

3. V E S P E R S – Tim Garlid

4. Our Man – Goat in the Road

5. smithsoniansmith – Scott Heron and HIJACK

Top 5 Youtube Videos of 2010

1. RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

2. The earth seen from space with balloon – iphone – cam

3. Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10

4. Celery Man

5. MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Top 5 Fads or Other Miscellaneous Awesome Things of 2010

1. DADT Repeal

2. The capturing of antimatter at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva

3. The announcement that Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’, written by Tony Kushner, is also set to star the world’s best actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, in the title role

4. 30 Rock’s pioneer usage of ‘OMGod’

5. The World Champion New Orleans Saints

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Well, that’s all folks.  See you soon.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. anna permalink*
    January 23, 2011 3:49 AM

    i know i’m commenting on our own post, but after reading y’alls lists, i could increase my youtube list to 15 videos (so many things i forgot about 2010!). the books, however, will remain at 4.

  2. February 7, 2011 10:22 AM

    made it on two lists! woohoo!!!

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