kingsoby1
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Kingsoby2010

Should be here: Amia Venera Landscape, Mark Ronson, Her Name is Calla, Dangermouse & Sparklehorse,
25Dj Muggs vs. ill Bill
Kill Devil Hills


The first DOPE JOINT on this list yo. The beats are dope and hard. It is that ish. Anyway, this is very solid east coast hip-hop... does not reinvent the wheel, but does what it does very well.
24Rosetta
A Determinism of Morality


Adds a dash of hardcore into the post metal formula. End result: hardcorish post metal. This is definitely better than Galilean Pretentious Satellites.
23The Sword
Warp Riders


The Sword have come a long way from obvious Black Sabbath knockoffs to a respectable stoner rock outfit. "Acheron" tears it up, and the cover art is sick.
22Daughters
Daughters


Required sludge metal entry. Sludges your face off.
21Shugo Tokumaru
Port Entropy


Probably the most consistent indie artist currently; it's hard to be upset with really any of his albums. Port Entropy hearkens back to his older releases, but expands on them at the same time.
20Black Milk
Album of the Year


If you know me, it's not hard to guess that I was heavily disappointed by this. Too much drums, and not enough electronicals. Even while being disappointing, BM is stil one of the most interesting artists today.
19B. Dolan
Fallen House Sunken City


Alias drops the hot jamz. Dolan also has the capability to tear it up at times. "Leaving New York" is the best track here and is in constant rotation for me. El-P light.
18Year of No Light
Ausserwelt


Wow, a complete 180 from their last release. Much more atmospheric and thoughtful, especially without those terrible vocals.
17The National
High Violet


"Afraid of Everyone" didn't really leave my speakers at all this year. This is another one I didn't like at first, but really grew. Recommended to fans of music.
16The Republic of Wolves
Varuna


Destroys Brand New. Thanks Sowing Season. Definitely recommended if you like The Devil and God.
15Iron Braydz
Devil May Cry


Besides the ridiculous spelling of his name, Braydz is capable of dropping lyrical neutron bombs. For real, this cat can spit with the best of them, check "Devil's Death Day". Basically he is the British version of DOOM.
14Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)


"Cold War" made my jaw drop. The rest of the record, not so much; it really left a lot to be desired after the incredible The Chase EP. Still beats the hell out of mostly everything out there. Nice hair Janelle.
13Parades
Foreign Tapes


Davey paid me off to put this here. Brilliant debut to be honest; I've gotten plenty of indie hipsters into this recently.
12The Roots
How I Got Over


A bit tame, compared to their last two releases, but that's to be expecting after being Jimmy Fallon's pit band for a year. Black Thought is still as sharp as ever, and Quest Love is a god.
11 Maps and Atlases
Perch Patchwork


Less math rock and more pop, and they are better for it. This band can't really do anything bad.
10Oceansize
Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up


Could have been much better had 'size remedied the obvious pacing issues in the middle of the record. "Build Us a Rocket Then..." is a strong highlight, but "Superimposer" and "It's My Tail" are incredible in their own rights.
9Broken Bells
Broken Bells


I rode this pretty hard earlier in the year. Probably not as amazing as I initially proclaimed, but still great nonetheless. Dangermouse is a genius as usual, and this is easily Mercer's best work.
8Sufjan Stevens
All Delighted People EP


Not really an EP... I guess I understand why Stevens released this for free after listening to Age of Adz. This really isn't what he wants to be associated with anymore. But whatever, it's f*cking great.
7Eminem
Recovery


Dear Adam Downer, eat a wiener. "Won't Back Down" is incredible, and Em is on the top of his game. Blows Relapse out of the water.
6Kvelertak
Kvelertak


I've heard people say this is "heavy music for those that don't like metal". F*ck that. This is crust at its finest and really pushes the boundaries of not only its own genre, but punk and metalcore too.
5Enslaved
Axioma Ethica Odini


Black-ish Metal that doesn't sound like 1000 virgin banshees barfing in unison. It was hard to put this over Kvelertak, but I finally decided that it's a lot more intelligent at times. Progressive Metal has really evolved a lot over the past 10 years, and this is a prime example.
4Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty


I think "Shutterbug" destroyed my speakers. No joke. I listen to that, "Tangerine", and "Fo Yo Sorrow" every day.
3Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Biased at first because Chan liked it, to be completely honest. It took a few listens, but damn, if "Lost in the World" isn't track of the year I don't know what is.
2Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz


"Too Much" had me worried for a few seconds, but the new sound really isn't so much new as it is an evolution. The songs influenced by Royal Robertson's art are just breathtaking; you all really need to see him live if you get the chance. Mama wants to name our next one Sufjan, seriously.
1Dark Time Sunshine
Vessel


No one really stood a chance this year. Vessel only redefines the hip-hop envelope completely for the new decade. Poetic and complex lyricism, progressive and truly composed productions; every moment is refreshing in its own way.
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