Friday, December 17, 2010

The Best Dozen Albums of 2010

Witch-house, glo-fi, doomstep, glitch-hop, drone. If nothing else, 2010 was a year of intergenre marriages that further tested the entire “music genre” entity, and had most music devotees annoyed with the clichéd questions of taxonomy. Notwithstanding its slightly electronic leaning tendency, this list is compiled of (what I believe to be) the overall best albums/EPs released in 2010. N.B. Best played LOUD.

1. Forest Swords- Dagger Paths

2. Mount Kimbie- Crooks and Lovers

3. Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma

4. Four Tet- There is Love in You

5. John Roberts- Glass Eights

6. The Black Angels- Phosphene Dream

7. Balam Acab- See Birds EP

8. James Blake- CMYK EP + Klavierwerke EP

9. Bonobo- Black Sands

10. Caribou- Swim

11. Pantha du Prince- Black Noise

12. Eleven Tigers- Clouds are Mountains

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