Bloodshot HQ Ranks the Decade


December 24th, 2019 by bsradmin

As we reach the denouement of this past momentous decade, the Bloodshot staff found themselves thinking back on a decade of defining and defying art. But it's not all showering love and adoration onto our own releases (we made a playlist for that)! We looked back at our favorite music (live and recorded) and film and longform series of the '10s and painstakingly picked our respective favorites. Seriously, there were expletives and headaches making these lists. Enjoy. Perhaps you'll find your new obsessions.

As you can see, it's not all steel guitar and upright bass on our turntables. We'd lose our minds if that were the case. The Bloodshot staff brings a certain worldly perspective to their listening and viewing habits, and we're all the better for it.

Kiss our asses, 2010s!

*Bloodshot albums & artists not included, because they're ALL our favorites! This is the OTHER stuff we elect to enjoy in our free time.

Publicity Pirate Josh Zanger

Favorite albums of the '10s:

Max Richter Sleep

Tierra Whack Whack World

Atoms for Peace Amok

Favorite concerts/shows of the '10s:

Foo Fighters at The Cubby Bear in 2014
John Vanderslice at a house show in Oak Park in 2018
Kris Kristofferson in a barn at Newport Folk Fest in 2016

Favorite TV shows of the '10s: 

Key and Peele
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones


Digital Diva Nina Stiener

Favorite albums of the '10s:

Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Jason Isbell Southeastern

Taylor Swift RED

Favorite concerts/shows of the '10s:

The Killers at Lollapalooza in Chicago, 2013
Blackfoot Gypsies at Tonic Room in Chicago, 2017
Deorro at Lollapalooza in Chicago, 2019

Favorite TV shows of the '10s:

Dr. Who
Parks & Recreation
The Magicians
 (This one prevailed because I loved both the book series and the show this decade)

Marking Maven Mike Smith

Favorite albums of the '10s:

Japandroids Celebration Rock

Foals Total Life Forever

Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

Favorite concerts/shows of the '10s:

Elvis Costello with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Newport Folk Festival in Newport RI, 2016
Foo Fighters at The Cubby Bear in Chicago, 2014
Janet Jackson at Allstate Arena in Chicago, 2017

Favorite movies of the '10s:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Moonrise Kingdom


Warehouse Witch Lisa Christensen

Favorite albums of the '10s:

The Dirt Daubers Wake Up, Sinners

Shannon & The Clams Dreams in the Rathouse

Nikki Hill Feline Roots 

Favorite concerts/shows of the '10s:

The Knitters at Fitzgerald's Nightclub in Berwyn IL, 2010
Motorhead at Congress Theatre in Chicago, 2011
The Sonics at Double Door in Chicago, 2014

Favorite movies of the '10s:

True Grit 
Big Eyes
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood

Jane-of-All-Trades Hannah Douglas

Favorite albums of the '10s:

Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour

The Nude Party The Nude Party

Orville Peck Pony

Favorite concerts/shows of the '10s:

Elton John at Allstate Arena in Chicago, 2019
Cage The Elephant at Bonnaroo in Manchester TN, 2014
ELO at Allstate Arena in Chicago, 2019

Favorite TV shows of the '10s:

Game of Thrones
Mind Hunter
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel


Retail Ranger Bethany Kaufman

Favorite albums of the '10s:

Tame Impala Currents

Tennis Young & Old

Battles Gloss Drop

Favorite concerts/shows of the '10s:

Gazebos at Chop Suey in Seattle, 2016
Sleater-Kinney at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, 2015
Mikal Cronin & Shannon and the Clams at Great Scott in Boston, 2013

Favorite movies of the '10s:

American Ultra 
The Punk Singer