I am a big flip flopper. Some times I think that this weekly top ten post should be just a record of what was most popular with the readers, but that inevitably leads to old tracks drowning out the quality, along with anything we post that has ‘Black Eyed Peas’ or ‘Britney Spears’ or ‘…(Barletta Remix)’ in the filename. Other times, I think that instead, I should rule with an iron fist and put things on here that deserve to be here, exercising my editorial muscle to make sure that the quality of the Top Ten is as high as possible. But maybe I don’t need to pick between the two. In fact, I’m pretty certain I don’t. I think walking the line between what is popular and what could be popular is one all those who purport to be music aficionados must walk (or should).
There are a few new tracks on here of note this week. The Yeasayer remix is a good effort by Clancy, who has contributed here before. The Erol Alkan remix was popular, although much of its popularity is due to the Radiohead remix I posted with it – Cody Lekush posted it back around New Years in his massive and spot on “The Kushiest Tracks of the Year | Salacious Sound“Â (read: Best Songs of 2009) post, which still this month is garnering tons of attention from around the world. ALGERONICS tossed me a remix of what betting men are calling the #1 pop hit of the summer, which also made the list. The rest of the Top Ten is rounded out by popular disco house and electro house from the last few months. <3 <3 <3 Breakbot.[audio:Yeasayer – One (Clancy and Build Remix).mp3,Erol Alkan ft. Boys Noize – Avalanche (Religion Remix).mp3,Massive Attack – Teardrop (Knight Riderz Remix).mp3,Pretty Lights – Finally Moving Remix.mp3,Sneaky Sound System – When We Were Young (Breakbot Remix).mp3,Radiohead – Pyramid Song (Zeds Dead Illuminati Remix).mp3,Louis La Roche – Missing You (Feat. Ad-Apt).mp3,Katy Perry – California Gurls (ALGERONICS Remix).mp3,Gooffee – Flow (Torro Torro Remix).mp3,The Only – Top of the Jam (Autoerotique Remix).mp3]