Megan's Top 70 of 2010: #52 - Steve Mason
Why I Decree it to Be So:
You're already in smit with Steve Mason, you just might not realize it. If, say, you're a person of excellent taste and have seen High Fidelity more times than you can count, you'll definitely have heard, noticed, and come to love Steve Mason's naughtily angelic voice swell above that glorious Beta Band contortionate tomfoolery. Now, years later, Mason's voice is still as hypnotic as he flies solo with the release of Boys Outside. The music is slightly less manic and madcap, and Mason shows a deeper, more mature side to his lyrics. But that voice is as beautiful as ever. Boys Outside was one of the most pleasant surprises of the year, as far as I'm concerned.