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Best Of 2010...so Far

It's a bit early to say all of these albums will be on my top ten of 2010 rcome Dec. 31, but I've really enjoyed these a lot. I can't find a decent r#10, so hopefully I'll find something with the remaining month and a rhalf. Recommendations are welcome.
1 Jason Moran
Ten


He won a MacArthur "genius" grant this year...and he absolutely deserves it. Probably one of my favorite jazz albums.
2Oceansize
Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up


It's a difficult listen, but it pays off in the end. After their 'Home and Minor' EP, I was craving something heavier from them...and Self Preserved really brings it.
3The Pineapple Thief
Someone Here Is Missing


I think this is the first album The Pineapple Thief really coalesced into something great. It's a great, complete album.
4Circa Survive
Blue Sky Noise


I've never listened to them before this album, but it's been my most recent dig. "Get Out" is a fantastic song...love a vocalist who is willing to just destroy his vocal chords like that.
5Jukebox the Ghost
Everything Under the Sun


It's a nice example of a great pop album that is cheap or entirely unoriginal. The melody of "Carrying" has been stuck in my head for about 2 months.
6Deftones
Diamond Eyes


It's just so good. It may be up there with 'White Pony'. Great mix of aggression, beauty, and 20 years of experience.
7 Anathema
We're Here Because We're Here


The most original Anathema album ever. They build on their older sound, while picking up the tempo and adding some energy and excitement.
8Cloudkicker
Beacons


Close to my favorite album of the year, and definitely the one I respect the most. That someone can sit in a house after work and come up with something that sounds this good is astonishing.
9Karnivool
Sound Awake


I love this album in a similar way that I love Tool's 'Lateralus'. There is just so much to listen to, and listening to it is an experience. They incorporate a lot of progressive ideas, but none of it sounds forced. I know it was released in 2009 in other countries, but here in the States, it's my premature pick for album of the year.
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