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Tyler Fisher
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12.20.10 Tyler's Top 25 Of 201012.04.10 Fp's Top 50 (rough)
03.02.10 February 201001.31.10 January 2010
06.05.09 What's Good10.30.08 Epic
07.24.08 Flawed Sez07.09.08 Flawed Does 2008
04.14.08 2008 Albums You Should Know01.04.08 Hai I'm Electric City
12.24.07 Too Late For The List12.22.07 Flawed's Top 15 Of 2007
11.16.07 Nu-jazz09.09.07 I'm Wearing Sandals
08.21.07 Shred08.15.07 Production
08.05.07 Here, There, And Everywhere07.07.07 Halfway To A Threeway
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Tyler's Top 25 Of 2010

No scrubs.
25Sleigh Bells
Treats


It's a one-trick pony, but it could probably win the Kentucky Derby.
24The Gaslight Anthem
American Slang


It's no '59 Sound, but New Jersey's golden boys have an unmistakable charm that carries them through American Slang's weaker tracks
23Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


The Gaslight Anthem's incestuous cousin.
22Arcade Fire
The Suburbs


Contrary to Neon Bible, it's more about the album than the songs, and with Arcade Fire, I wouldn't have it any other way.
21Parades
Foreign Tapes


This was a huge surprise. It grew off a bit, but it still has amazing ambition, and Parades might become Sputnik's darling band in future years.
20Shugo Tokumaru
Port Entropy


Port Entropy rules, but it seems like Shugo's schtick might be getting a little old.
19Robyn
Body Talk


As far as straightforward, unadulterated pop goes, it doesn't get any better than Body Talk.
18Vampire Weekend
Contra


I threw off Vampire Weekend as some overhyped band not worth hearing for so long. But this is IT.
17Beach House
Teen Dream


Suspended in a sunbeam.
16letlive
Fake History


Why does Fake History transcend its flaws so well? Swagger. More than anything else, letlive has a pure swagger that carries them all the way through Fake History.
15Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner


Normally, I don't like this kind of thing, but Gold Panda composes so organically. Just perfect production.
14Dark Time Sunshine
Vessel


At the end of "Feel Me" on Big Boi's album, Big Boi says, "Damn, and that's only the intro." That's what I feel like saying after "Vessel", the intro to Dark Time Sunshine's latest. The rest of the album rides on that level of excellence.
13Maps and Atlases
Perch Patchwork


Maps and Atlases trade spastic math rock for weird, Vampire Weekend-inspired pop, and win.
12Chancha Via Circuito
Rio Arriba


If Burial did cumbia instead of dubstep, it might sound something like this.
11Kids and Explosions
Shit Computer


No mashup album compares. "There is a Burning Ball of Fire in Outer Space" is a monster.
10The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis


After not being a huge Dillinger fan, Option Paralysis blew me away with a combination of their typical technicality and songs with a purpose and a vision.
9Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma


Honestly, my best experience with this album was while smoking hookah. It just worked. I'm so fucking cool.
8Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz


There's no other way to follow Illinois, really.
7Deftones
Diamond Eyes


The title track is worth the price of admission alone.
6Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty


Listen to "Shine Blockas" and try not to smile. You will fail.
5Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


The best art isn't perfect; it's passionate. If nothing else, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the most personalized, powerful, passionate effort of Kanye's career
4The National
High Violet


I've never seen a live show as raw as The National's. Not musically, but emotionally, as Berninger destroys heartstrings on "Terrible Love", terrifies on "Conversation 16", and otherwise leads his audience through his warped lyrical head. High Violet is the most realized statement of The National's musical image and of Berninger's dementia.
3Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)


What do you get when you cross orchestral overtures, Clair de Lune, blistering Andre 3000-style rock, R&B, hip-hop, science fiction, 1920s film, and one little woman in a tuxedo?
2The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt


The Tallest Man on Earth bears the weight of the world on his shoulders and still lives up to his name.
1Daniel Bjarnason
Processions


Just when "modern classical" seems too academic, too pedantic for plebeian tastes, Processions comes along as an album emotional and visceral enough to affect listeners beyond the academic musical world.
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