Top tens for 2010: John Roger Olsson (The Grand Opening/Hearts No Static/Will Gambola Sing)

The number one happening of the year: The birth of my daughter Doris.

Favourite music of the year in no particular order:

Various top 10

Kenseth Thibideau "Repetition"
Windsor for the Derby "Against Love"
Beach House "Teen Dream"
Eluvium "Similes"
The National "High Violet"
Three Mile Pilot "The Inevitable Past is the Future Forgotten"
Damien Jurado "Saint Bartlett"
Band of Horses "Infinite Arms"
The Innocence Mission "My Room in the Trees"
Sun Kil Moon "Admiral Fell Promises"

Instrumental top 11

Eluvium "Static Nocturne"
Max Richter "Infra"
William Ryan Fritch "Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Honey and Bile"
Parlour "Simulacrenfield"
Balmorhea "Constellations"
Maserati "Pyramid of the Sun"
Four Tet "There is Love in You"
Grails "Black Tar Prophecies Vol. IV"
Loscil "Endless Falls"
Danny Paul Grody "Fountain"
Comic Wow "Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time"

Swedish top 13

Brothers of End "The End"
The Grand Opening "In the Midst of Your Drama"
Sophie Zelmani "I'm the Rain"
Haleiwa "Pura Vida dude"
The Late Call "You Already Have a Home"
I'm Kingfisher "Arctic"
Kent "En Plats i Solen"
Tomas Andersson Wij "Spår"
Case Conrad "Dew Point"
Will Gambola Sing "Will Gambola Sing"
Linus Larsson & John Roger Olsson "Leve Hogrän"
Yamon Yamon "This Wilderlessness"
The Tarantula Waltz "Did Not Leave to Find But to Forget, to Leave Behind"

John Roger Olsson released albums this year with Linus Larsson, The Grand Opening and Will Gambola Sing in addition to recording and producing Case Conrad, The Late Call and The Tarantula Waltz. Coming up in 2011, he'll be touring Germany in February with TGO and will also be working in the studio once again with The Tarantula Waltz. And changing a lot of diapers.