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February 2010

Albums released in February 2010, ranked
1Daniel Bjarnason
Procession


The conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra releases an album of original compositions. This guy is one of the men behind the scenes of all the awesome music coming out of Iceland, and his compositions are powerful examples of the best modern classical music.
2 The Souljazz Orchestra
Rising Sun


An afrobeat album, The Souljazz Orchestra present an album of jazz with intricate, groovy rhythm that makes jazz accessible for all. Imagine Jaga Jazzist going to Africa.
3Pantha du Prince
Black Noise


You all know about this one. Excellent.
4Shearwater
The Golden Archipelago


Such an improvement over Rook. Probably the best indie rock album I've heard all year, and I'll be surprised if many can top it.
5 Jack Rose
Luck in the Valley


A posthumous album from the guitarist of Pelt that makes Sir Richard Bishop sound like an amateur. Deeply rooted in Americana and bluegrass, Luck in the Valley is a fun and engaging release.
6Fang Island
Fang Island


Andrew W.K. experimenting with post-rock.
7Local Natives
Gorilla Manor


Fleet Foxes melodies, Grizzly Bear instrumentation, and excellent production make a truly winning combination.
8 Aidan Baker
Liminoid/Lifeforms


The guitarist of Nadja continues with his prolific output on an album nearly an hour long consisting of only two compositions. Drone music with real substance.
9 Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson


A bit lengthy, but an impressively consistent double album of a post-rock band experimenting with vocals with pretty good success.
10 Motion Turns It On
Kaleidoscopic Equinox


I've only listened to this once so far, as I just got it yesterday, but it's a really excellent instrumental album with high energy.
11Johnny Cash
American VI: Ain't No Grave


Cash is endlessly consistent, and Rubin picked some excellent songs to put out as the reported last album of the American Recordings series.
12 Valgeir Siguršsson
Draumalandiš


Like Bjarnason, Valgeir is another large influence on the Icelandic music scene as the owner of Bedroom Community, the record label that released Processions. His music pails in comparison to Bjarnason, but still a blissful neoclassical release.
13 Yellow Swans
Going Places


The short-lived Yellow Swans released endless amounts of music, and Going Places is their final release, an excellent noise album that subtly develops throughout. It'll take a few more listens to really get this one.
14Balmorhea
Constellations


Another Balmorhea album. Good, but not great.
15Efterklang
Magic Chairs


Magic Chairs is unfortunately safe, and never striking.
16Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Kollaps Tradixionales


I don't know. Efrim makes bad choices.
17Akira Kosemura
Grassland


While the music is nice, Kosemura severely lacks on the production end of this electronica album.
18 Her Name Is Calla
Long Grass


A short EP that shows the former post-rock band going in a completely new, folky direction with mixed results.
19Eluvium
Similes


Cooper needs to gain some confidence with his new direction. Similes was certainly an experiment without any real conviction.
20Past Lives
Tapestry of Webs


Why is this good?
21Midlake
The Courage of Others


Disappointingly repetitive and dull.
22Apparatjik
We Are Here


Mew vocalist, Coldplay bassist, and some guy from a-ha make a weirdly intangible album.
23BT
These Hopeful Machines


Jared Leto lyrics behind okay techno beats.
24Massive Attack
Heligoland


This should actually be higher, 15 or so, but I totally forgot to put it on. My bad.
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