Delphine Blue

By way of intro­duc­ing this set, and her take on “The Shock of the Then,” Delphine Blue says, “‘Then,’ for me, being 2010, and the degree of dif­fi­cul­ty engen­dered by most of 2010 is equaled in bril­liance by the music of this past year. A sil­ver lin­ing to the black cloud that was 2010.”

The playlist of her week­ly East Village Radio show, The Rest Is Noise, from January 29, 2010:

Primal Scream, If They Move Kill Em, Vanishing Point
Sade, Soldier of Love, Soldier of Love
Tom Jones, Burning Hell, Praise and Blame
Tricky, Everyday, Mixed Race
Pantha du Prince, Asha, Black Noise
LCD Soundsystem, All I Want, This Is Happening
Paul Weller, No Tears to Cry, Wake Up the Nation
Bryan Ferry, You Can Dance, Olympia
The Black Angels, Telephone, Phosphene Dream
The Fall, O.F.Y.C. Showcase, Your Future Our Clutter
Dean and Britta, Not A Young Man Anymore, 13 Most Beautiful Songs
Gorillaz, Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach, Plastic Beach
Grinderman, Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man, Grinderman 2
Cate Le Bön, Shoeing the Bones, Me Oh My
Clinic, Evelyn, Bubblegum
Grasscut, Muppet, 1 Inch/1/2 mile
Fyfe Dangerfield, Faster Than the Setting Sun, Fly Yellow Moon
Massive Attack, Paradise Circus, Heligoland
Unkle (w/The Black Angels), Natural Selection, Where Did the Night Fall
Dark Night of the Soul, Dark Night of the Soul, Dark Night of the Soul
Gray, I Know, Shades of …
Sleigh Bells, Riot Rhythm, Treats
Crocodiles, Groove Is in the Heart/California Girls, 7″
Best Coast, This Is Real, Crazy for You
Lindstrom & Christabelle, Lovesick, Real Life Is No Cool
Charlotte Gainsbourg, La Collectionneuse, Irm
Anika, Yang Yang, Anika
Avi Buffalo, What’s In It For, Avi Buffalo
Caribou, Odessa, Swim
Four Tet, Angel Echoes, There Is Love In You