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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

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.
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.
Body Talk

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

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.
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

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

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.
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
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

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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