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01.01.21 2k2010.28.20 best of the 2010s s-y
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09.22.20 best of the 2010s #-D05.31.20 20 years
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01.01.18 mmxvii12.25.17 best songs of 2k17
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my favs of the year.
50A. G. Cook
7G


An extremely expansive collection of bubblegum bass by one of the greatest producers working today.
49DJ Earl
Bass + Funk and Soul


A refreshing set of footwork tracks from a legend in the scene.
48redveil
Niagara


Sweet, conscience-heavy hip-hop songs that feel wiser than their age.
47onlytom
pack


DJ tools and edits with a very uplifting pop and house energy, endcapped by a mix showcasing them.
46Open Mike Eagle
Anime, Trauma and Divorce


Thoughtful, introspective hip-hop tracking everything in the title.
45Amaarae
The Angel You Don’t Know


Upbeat, gleaming afrobeats for R&B fans who are new to the genre.
44brakence
punk2


Emo rap laced with hyperpop for people who are a little scared.
43Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire
Confessions of a Sex Addict


Dense, wet raps that covers everything from horniness to post-nut clarity.
42Grimes
Miss Anthropocene


Messy EDM-infused pop with a crystal sheen.
41Doss
The Sky Upside Down


Soundtrack for the hyper electro house party that you didn't get the chance to attend.
40Nidia Minaj
Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes


Extremely rhythmic batida for the RA crowd.
39Master Holy
A Holy Journal


Extremely raw lo-fi hip-hop pushing the beat scene forward.
38Lauren Bousfield
Palimpsest


Glitchy breakcore pop exploring trauma.
37Christine and the Queens
La vita nuova


Artsy, sad pop with an emphasis on strings and synths.
36Bad Bunny
YHLQMDLG


Reggaeton with a handle on trap, the biggest album you haven't heard.
35Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World 2


Bubbly trap straight out of 2017.
34Peter CottonTale
CATCH


Gospel-soul fusion by a key member of The Social Experiment.
33MIKE
Weight Of The World


sLUms continues its streak with yet another surprising mix of fade and shine.
32Hook
I Love You 2 Hook


Grim cloud rap that isn't afraid to explore the darker side of a breakup.
31Dua Lipa
Future Nostalgia


Fun pop with a very heavy disco influence, the biggest popstar moment of the year.
30Julianna Barwick
Healing Is a Miracle


Vocal-heavy ambient that explores a wider range than you'd think.
29Cruzin
By My Side


Abstract introspective hip-hop that passes by rapidly.
28Four Tet
Sixteen Oceans


Hebden continues exploring the midsection between folktronica and microhouse.
27Arca
KiCk i


The most interesting glitch pop album you'll ever hear, occasionally reaching perfection.
26Jessy Lanza
Gorilla Vs. Bear Sunday Mix


Fun house with some footwork twists transmitted from the top of a minivan.
25SahBabii
Barnacles


Light, extremely cloudy raps from a Thug-esque MC.
24Planet 1999
Devotion


PC Music does shoegaze, with extremely promising results.
23Adrianne Lenker
songs


Some of the most beautiful folk songs you will hear for years to come.
22Eris Drew and Octo Octa
fabric presents


Flawlessly mixed set of good old-fashioned breakbeat and house.
21Rav x KB x Scuare
SKIN


Light-hearted, uplifting lo-fi hip-hop on the side of Nujabes.
20Aya
too oh won nein


Excellent club-destroying edits and mashups with a sense for pop.
19Jessy Lanza
All the Time


Minimal, bubbly synthpop that has a taste for the weird.
18Kelly Lee Owens
Inner Song


Equal parts ambient pop and tech house.
17Bbymutha
Muthaland


The hardest trap album you will hear this year.
16Various Artists (Electronic)
did you mean: irish


Extremely cool new deconstructed club and ambient from Cairo.
15Altopalo
farawayfromeveryoneyouknow


Soft, sad indie pop and electronica exploring emotion.
14Sylvan Esso
Free Love


Electropop with a wide pallete and excellent songwriting.
13Thundercat
It Is What It Is


An effective sequel to Drunk, Thundercat makes another flow through soul, R&B, and jazz.
12The Microphones
Microphones in 2020


Simple chords provide the backbone for this 44-minute odyssey of a life.
11Glacci
PURE


Worship of old-school breaks and modern purple sound makes for a blast.
10Hot Tub Boys
What's Your Damage


A jaunt through some of the best material outsider house has to offer.
9Demahjiae Bibbens
And, Such Is Life


Powerful, optimistic hip-hop for anyone who needs a boost on a tough morning.
8Jam City
Pilllowland


One of the original deconstructed club artists drops a glam pop album.
7The Soft Pink Truth
Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?


Reassuring deep house with a spiritual bent.
6Ana Caprix
Trance Party 9


Mashups of everything from trap hits over ethereal instrumentals to R&B and deconstructed club.
5Space Afrika
hybtwibt?


Perhaps the most important album of the year, exploring black pain through sound collage.
4Charli XCX
How I'm Feeling Now


Crunchy hyperpop from the most consistently fantastic artist in the field.
3Sea Oleena
Weaving A Basket


Grouper-esque ambient for lying on a bed and feeling everything all at once.
2Elysia Crampton
ORCORARA 2010


Experimental electronica with significant ambient and spoken word elements, exploring colonialization and incarceration.
1The Avalanches
We Will Always Love You


Lovely journey of spacey pop, hip-hop, soul, and everything in-between.
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