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My favorite albums of 2010-2019

I started ranking my favorite albums of the year in 2015. Really, it started back when I would do my own weekly Much Music Countdown list in a journal, but there are sadly no longer records of my rabid Third Eye Blind stanning. Instead, the official record begins in 2015.

That made creating an all-decade list a little stressful, as it required me to remember things from 10 years ago and hope that Wikipedia records of album releases and other people’s lists jotted my memory enough. And that was before remembering 2015-2018 albums I discovered after each of those years, excluding them from my annual lists. I failed. Upon sending these in to the team at Columbia House Party, I realized I’d left out at least one album (sorry, Danny Brown). It’s also a little difficult to balance recency bias, how an album feels to me now versus when it came out, and so on. I tried my best.

What follows are the albums I enjoyed most from 2010 to 2019. We also discussed these on a Columbia House Party bonus episode.

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Raptors Tactical: Analyzing Patrick McCaw at the point, Serge Ibaka’s pick-and-roll defence

Title: Raptors Tactical: Analyzing Patrick McCaw at the point, Serge Ibaka’s pick-and-roll defence
Date: December 30, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors using Patrick McCaw as more of a point guard and Serge Ibaka as a deep drop-back center. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1040

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1040
Date: December 30, 2019
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1040 in Vancouver to discuss the Raptors’ recent shorthanded play.
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Columbia House Party: 9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell (2003)

Title: Columbia House Party: 9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell (2003)
Date: December 30, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the ninth episode of Columbia House Party, we’re joined by Sarah MacDonald to discuss the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ 2003 debut, Fever to Tell.

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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Staying Afloat: Expected range, Canadian content, Nurse’s techs & the McCawnaissance

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Staying Afloat: Expected range, Canadian content, Nurse’s techs & the McCawnaissance
Date: December 30, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss the Raptors’ 3-3 stretch through heavy injury, including a mess of a finish against the Thunder. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 690

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 690
Date: December 30, 2019
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 690 in Montreal to discuss the Raptors’ recent shorthanded play and the play of Chris Boucher.
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The Patrick McCaw Game (with Oshae Brissett support) helps Raptors bounce back against Celtics

Title: The Patrick McCaw Game (with Oshae Brissett support) helps Raptors bounce back against Celtics
Date: December 28, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a spirited victory in Boston for the shorthanded Raptors, sparked by unlikely heroes Patrick McCaw and Oshae Brissett. Read an excerpt!

Q&A: Chuck Swirsky on 25 years of Raptors, salami & cheese, Vince Carter’s legacy, the greatest Raptor, and more

Title: Q&A: Chuck Swirsky on 25 years of Raptors, salami & cheese, Vince Carter’s legacy, the greatest Raptor, and more
Date: December 27, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I interviewed former Raptors broadcaster Chuck Swirsky about his time with the team, watching the championship from afar, and more. Read an excerpt!

Raptors’ return to Christmas Day slate hampered by injuries, tough Celtics loss

Title: Raptors’ return to Christmas Day slate hampered by injuries, tough Celtics loss
Date: December 25, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ disappointing, shorthanded return to the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule. Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: 8. Motion City Soundtrack – Commit This To Memory (2005)

Title: Columbia House Party: 8. Motion City Soundtrack – Commit This To Memory (2005)
Date: December 23, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the eighth episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit This to Memory, a personal favorite.

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