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It's April, which means three months of 2010 have already rushed on by. With DiS reviewing 3-5 albums a day and many of you generating about 3000 messageboard posts on a daily basis, you'd be very much forgiven for not keeping abreast of everything, which is why we've introduced a new quarterly digest of the site day.
The 7-hour Spotify playlist below is just one digestible way of looking back at the first quarter, there's also Wendy's Singles of the 1st Quarter which also includes a playlist and Luke's Newsround-up of the biggest stories. Lastly, coming up next week there will also be a PDF of the best bits of content for you to read on your smartphone or print out to peruse whilst on the loo.
Onto the playlist. It's 101 tracks, hand-picked by DiS' editor, based on coverage on the site with some personal favourites thrown in, plus a heavy helping of suggestions from our community: here, here and here.
In fact, from the latter recommended records thread (which is ongoing, so do get involved!) we've also compiled a gigantic playlist of albums for you to flick through, which you can find on Spotify HERE.
Drowned in 2010 - Q1 101
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 'The Road'
The Besnard Lakes 'Albatross'
Jónsi 'Go Do'
Frightened Rabbit 'Swim Until You Can’t See Land'
Broken Bells 'The Mall & Misery'
Yeasayer 'Ambling Alp'
A Sunny Day In Glasgow 'Nitetime Rainbows'
jj 'Into the Light'
White Hinterland 'Icarus'
Beach House 'Zebra'
Midlake 'Rulers, Ruling All Things'
Shearwater 'Landscape At Speed'
Blood Red Shoes 'Colours Fade'
These New Puritans 'We Want War'
Pantha Du Prince 'Stick To My Side'
Four Tet 'Plastic People'
Errors 'A Rumour In Africa'
Friendly Fires 'Hold On'
Holy Ghost! 'On Board (feat. The DFA Celestial Choir)'
Jaga Jazzist 'Music! Dance! Drama!'
Hot Chip 'One Life Stand'
Lady Gaga 'Telephone - Passion Pit Remix'
Nedry 'Apples & Pears'
Phantogram 'When I'm Small'
Bear In Heaven 'Wholehearted Mess'
Toro Y Moi 'Fax Shadow'
Gil Scott-Heron 'New York Is Killing Me'
Erykah Badu 'Window Seat'
Gorillaz 'Some Kind of Nature (Feat. Lou Reed)'
Ali Farka Touré 'Doudou'
Debruit 'Smurfing In The Sun'
Owen Pallett 'Lewis Takes Off His Shirt'
Trouble Books 'Past The New Parking Deck'
Oh No Ono 'Icicles'
Efterklang 'Scandinavian Love'
Erland And The Carnival 'You Don't Have To Be Lonely'
Yeti Lane 'Lonesome George'
Serena-Maneesh 'I Just Want To See Your Face'
Nana Grizol 'Blackbox'
Massive Attack 'Saturday Come Slow'
Charlotte Gainsbourg 'Le Chat du Café des Artistes'
Titus Andronicus 'Four Score and Seven'
She & Him 'In The Sun'
Holly Miranda 'Sweet Dreams'
Emma Pollock 'I Could Be A Saint'
Tunng 'It Breaks'
Eels 'Mansions Of Los Feliz'
Field Music 'The Rest Noise'
Lawrence Arabia 'Apple Pie Bed'
The Magnetic Fields 'The Dada Polka'
Tindersticks 'Harmony Around My Table'
Laura Marling 'Blackberry Stone'
Robert Curgenven 'Gran Coda Andante'
Richard Skelton 'Of The Last Generation'
Los Campesinos! 'We've Got Your Back'
Xiu Xiu 'Apple For A Brain'
MGMT 'Flash Delirium'
Rihanna 'Rude Boy'
Ellie Goulding 'The Writer'
16pac 'Letters From L.A.'
Uffie 'MCs Can Kiss'
Chew Lips 'Solo'
Metric 'Gimme Sympathy - Adam Freeland Remix'
Lindstrøm & Christabelle 'Baby Can't Stop'
To Rococo Rot 'Forwardness'
Vampire Weekend 'California English'
Manchester Orchestra 'The Only One'
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 'Evol'
Spoon 'Is Love Forever?'
David Bazan 'Please, Baby, Please'
Local Natives 'Airplanes'
The Strange Boys 'Laugh At Sex, Not Her'
Seabear 'Lion Face Boy - Single Version'
Fyfe Dangerfield 'Faster Than The Setting Sun'
Kath Bloom 'Is This Called Living?'
First Aid Kit 'I Met Up With The King'
Basia Bulat 'Sugar And Spice'
Slaraffenland 'Too Late To Think'
The Go Find 'Love Will Break Us Up'
The White Stripes 'Blue Orchid (Live)'
Shining 'The Madness And The Damage Done'
Mat Riviere 'FYH'
Archie Bronson Outfit 'Shark's Tooth'
Dum Dum Girls 'Longhair'
Motorpsycho 'Close Your Eyes'
Lil Wayne 'Paradice'
Drake 'Over - Explicit Version'
Clipse 'Freedom - Explicit Album Version'
Marina And The Diamonds 'Shampain'
The Irrepressibles 'Knife Song'
Emika 'Drop The Other'
Race Horses 'Cake'
Beck 'Last Night I Traded My Souls Innermost For Some Pickled Fish'
Max Richter 'Departure'
Listen: Drowned in 2010: Q1 101
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