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08.13.12 More Things Of A Deviant Nature 07.31.12 Things Of A Deviant Nature
06.26.12 Dev's 2012 (down The Winding Road) 12.15.11 A Deviant 2011
12.01.11 Devstep - November 2011 10.31.11 Devstep - October 2011
10.05.11 Devstep - September 2011 09.14.11 Devstep: July - August 2011
07.28.11 Deviant Digs06.30.11 Devstep - June 2011
06.16.11 Deviant And Almost 6 Months Of 2011 Acc 06.01.11 Devstep - May 2011
04.23.11 Devstep - April 201104.14.11 When Deviant Points His Finger At You
03.23.11 When Deviant Tells You What To Do 03.11.11 Users' Best Of 2010: 100 - 51
02.24.11 Dev's Summer & The User Best Of 2010 12.29.10 Devstep Part II
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A Deviant 2010: The Year That Was

Top 100 of the year
100Samantha James
Subconscious
99Shearwater
The Golden Archipelago
98 Camo And Krooked
Above & Beyond
97The Hold Steady
Heaven Is Whenever
96Shad
TSOL
95Ikonika
Contact, Love, Want, Have
94The Gaslight Anthem
American Slang
93Circa Survive
Blue Sky Noise
92Ratatat
LP4
91The Walkmen
Lisbon
90The Chemical Brothers
Further


I didn't think they had it in them to be honest
89Scuba
Triangulation
88Foals
Total Life Forever
87Cee Lo Green
The Lady Killer
86UNKLE
Where Did The Night Fall


Caught me totally by surprise with how good it is
85Liars
Sisterworld
84Starkey
Ear Drums And Black Holes
83Hammock
Chasing After Shadows...Living With The Ghosts
82Phace And Misanthrop
From Deep Space
81Warpaint
The Fool
80 Vex'd
Cloud Seed
79Letlive
Fake History
78Breakage
Foundation
77Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma


This is not the new Mezzanine, or the second coming of Christ. This is Flylo attempting to push the envelope as far as he can, and pushing it just a little too far. He's got the idea right, (and for the most part he does nail it) but it's too much at times, too out there with everything cluttered too tightly, every sound possible struggling for some sort of purchase. Whatever Cosmogramma 2 might be, well that'll be the definer - not this
76Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner
75Woe
Quietly, Undramatically
74Tricky
Mixed Race


HEY MARKO, YETI - I GOT IT
73Concord Dawn
The Enemy Within


NZ drum & bass outfit that lost a member (now making it a solo project) strangely finding some much needed maturity
72Cloudkicker
Beacons
71Skunk Anansie
Wonderlustre


I know you don't like it and I don't care
70 World's End Girlfriend
Seven Idiots
69Oceansize
Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
68Envy
Recitation
67 Crippled Black Phoenix
I, Vigilante


Very, very good post rock
66Arcade Fire
The Suburbs
65TOKiMONSTA
Midnight Menu


Trust me, you're are better off in life with this album
64Max Richter
Infra
63Mount Kimbie
Crooks & Lovers
62M.I.A.
Maya
61My Epic
Yet
60Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty


Kinda makes you feel like you just scored a free ghetto pass afterwards
59Demians
Mute
58Thou
Summit


Freaking wall of cacophony
57The American Dollar
Ambient Two
56Eminem
Recovery


Sorry, but this is a great album and a testament to the fact that Marshall still has it
55The Flashbulb
Arboreal
54Eleven Tigers
Clouds Are Mountains
53Actress
Splazsh


Dharma Initiative
52Mono/Poly
Paramatma


Yeah, that's right - this is higher than Cosmogramma
51Guido
Anidea


Gorgeous
50Dead Letter Circus
This Is The Warning
49Clubroot
II - MMX


All I ever hear is "Burial this" and "Burial that", what about this guy hmmm?
48The National
High Violet


This is as high as it gets. It's a great album (even by The National standards, which are pretty high) but it is by no means perfection
4765daysofstatic
We Were Exploding Anyway
46Year Of No Light
Ausserwelt
45Parades
Foreign Tapes


YOU"RE WELCOME DAVEYBOY
44Dark Time Sunshine
Vessel
43The Tallest Man On Earth
The Wild Hunt


Simply splendid
42Murder By Death
Good Morning, Magpie
41Ef
Mourning Golden Morning
40Laura Marling
I Speak Because I Can


My love affair with Ms. Marling continues
39Wait What
The Notorious XX
38Bonobo
Black Sands


A genius little record that might not hit you straight away
37Gorillaz
Plastic Beach


Gloriously retro and delightfully playful
36Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


Probably not as high as you would've liked - The Monitor represents the soundtrack to a part of my life that I wish I didn't have. But I do, but I take a little solace in knowing that I'm not the only one
35Gonjasufi
A Sufi And A Killer
34StrangeZero
Newborn Butterflies


Intimate, frightening, exhausting, pensive, isolated - these are all words that come to mind when I listen to this
33Frightened Rabbit
The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
32Madlib
Miles Away


Forgot about this, didn't ya?
31Mutiny Within
Mutiny Within


This album is so gloriously self indulgent and I love every second of it
30Autechre
Oversteps


A return to form, ditching we don't beats or a percussion line, or an anchor to make music. Lost a little of the sprawling and liquid nature of their last 2 albums and managed to refine their sound along the way
29ASC
Nothing Is Certain
28Pantha Du Prince
Black Noise
27BT
These Hopeful Machines
26FACT
In The Blink Of An Eye
25Four Tet
There Is Love In You
24RJD2
The Colossus


So goddamn underrated
23Emancipator
Safe In The Steep Cliffs
22Vampire Weekend
Contra


Indieindieindieindie
21Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


It actually is the hip hop album of the year, in fact its risen above the being just a mere album as I'm sure it's set to become a benchmark in pop culture
20Kings Of Leon
Come Around Sundown


Yes, it is actually this good
19How To Dress Well
Love Remains


I love the name of this guy simply because he probably recorded the album in his p.j's
18Silje Nes
Opticks


An absolutely gorgeous album
17Lights Out Asia
In The Days Of Jupiter
16iTAL tEK
Midnight Colour


AMAZING dubstep, if you have even only a passing interest in the genre you need to get this now
15 Anathema
We're Here Because We're Here
14Rosetta
A Determinism Of Morality
13Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)


I LOVE this album
12Holy Fuck
Latin
11Red Sparowes
The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein...
10Immolation
Majesty And Decay
9High On Fire
Snakes For The Divine
8Eluvium
Similes
7The Felix Culpa
Sever Your Roots
6The Dillinger Escape Plan
Option Paralysis
5A Guy Called Gerald
Tronic Jazz / The Berlin Sessions


Trust me, just get this
4Klute
Music For Prophet


Go read my review for the full story, but Klute is back and his musical odyssey continues, dropping perhaps, the best album of his career
3Deftones
Diamond Eyes


Does this need a description, really?
2Phaeleh
Fallen Light


Delicate, beautiful and mesmerizing. Future garage does a duet with dubstep and comes out with one of the most hypnotic and charming albums of the year
1Noisia
Split The Atom


What were you expecting here, Indie? Surfjan? Anyone who knows me here should not be surprised by this. Essentially 7 years in the making with the result a jaw dropping excursion across multiple genres and enough bass to rattle your teeth, Split The Atom was always going to be #1, from pretty much the moment it dropped back in April. And here's your music video of the year by the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAO-lzl3vVQ
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