There are some people who need constant audio companionship to keep us sane/motivated. Music is the soundtrack to our creativity. It makes work possible, helps define who we are and adds just enough fuel to our day to get us over most major hurdles. Each week, thanks to our friends at Inspired Mag, we aim to bring you a new musical suggestion, complete with a recommendation for it’s “intended use”.

As 2010 comes to a close we realize that this year has turned out to be a surprisingly great year for music. We bought hundreds of new albums this and a handful stuck out as being the most inspirational and exciting. Rather than just picking one for this week, we’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of the ones that had the biggest impact around our office that were release in 2010.

The List
Midlake “The Courage Of Others”
Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”
Broken Bells “Broken Bells”
Gorillaz “Plastic Beach”
New London Fire “Happiness Through Radios & Wires”
Janelle Monáe “The Archandroid”
Surfer Blood “The Astro Coast”
Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”
The Gay Blades “Savages”
Menomena “Mines”

You can conveniently preview tracks from each album in the widget below:


Have a music tip for us? What music do you listen to while working? Any favorites this year? Drop us a line in the comments and let us know!