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RARB Picks of 2010

Welcome to RARB Picks of the Year, 2010 Edition!

Reviewers who published at least seven reviews in 2010 were asked to select one Pick of the Year and one Honorable Mention. Reviewers with fewer published reviews could choose only a Pick of the Year. (Albums chosen in both categories are listed as Picks only; the full listing may be found under individual reviewers.) Reviewers could submit descriptions of their picks, but were not required to. Reviewers were also asked to select Songs of the Year on a similar principle.


  1. amarcord — Rastlose Liebe
  2. Swingle Singers — Ferris Wheels
  3. basix — Diversity
  4. Ithacappella — Breakdown!

Honorable Mentions

  1. br6 — Música Popular Brasiliera A Cappella Vol II
  2. Tufts U. Jackson Jills — Full Swing
  3. Duke U. Out of the Blue — Flywheel
  4. Lumen Valo — Requiem
  5. UNCG Sapphires — Tempest

Songs of the Year

  1. Closer, Ithacappella — Breakdown!
  2. Cry out for Muses, basix — Diversity
  3. Liebeslied eines Schneidergesellen, amarcord — Rastlose Liebe
  4. Nude, Duke U. Out of the Blue — Flywheel
  5. Say (All I Need), UNCG Sapphires — Tempest
  6. Carry on to the Love, Cornell U. Last Call — Flair
  7. Overkill, Face — Momentum
  8. Someone to Fall Back On, Yale U. Mixed Company — The Purple Album
  9. What Goes Around, RPI The Rusty Pipes — Cantavimus

Rebecca Christie

John Colton

Thomas King

Catherine Lewis

Michael Marcus

Jonathan Minkoff

Kimmie Raschka Sailor

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