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Eno's Top 30 Albums Of 2010

yerp yerp good year reppin mad emo and electronic shit
30Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty

If anything this album will be remembered for how well it was pulled of; Big Boi's flow has much confidence
and the production is killer. While it's not the easiest album to delve into, it left 2010 with some killer

Funky, quirky, superbly arranged dubstep.
28Merchant Ships

A really touching emo compilation, although Merchant Ships is dead, it demonstrates why they got so big
within the scene. Shit's awesome.

Really heavy, lush electronic music with hints of psychedelic and dubstep. Really takes Flylo's sound far out

Creepy, cold, serial killer shit. It's the jam tho
Midnight Menu

Lovely jazz-tinted electronic with tons of rnb influence and generally warped rearrangements of catchy styles.
24The Knife
Tomorrow, In A Year

Never listen, but when I do its the most enticing thing ever. Also; first side is the best.
23Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)

Another album that hasn't gained too many repeated plays, yet mesmerizes when listened to due to how
sheerly brilliant its production and writing is.
22Hightide Hotel
Nothing Was Missing, Except Me

Just a perfect, killer synthesis of pop-punk and emo. Emotive vocals, fast rhythms, noodly guitars, and
generally brilliant songwriting.
21Sufjan Stevens
The Age Of Adz

When people get over the fact that electronics don't make somebody some insane genius, you'll realize
how nice the actual songs are.
20Pariah [UK]

Really rewarding dubstep, a thorough mix of Burial's dark vocal samples and James Blake's zany production.
19The Books
The Way Out

Really warm electronic music, The Books create hypnotic sampled masterpieces out of glitchy acoustic
arrangements and samples from the most obscure sources.
18Dark Time Sunshine

For some unknown, indie-ish hip hop album, Vessel stands strong and the hype for it this year is extremely
warranted. Unique production and verbose verses make the album one of the best of the year.

Ahh acres. I spent a huge portion of the year trying to hype their sound and basically reach the status that
Sea made Empire! Empire!(I Was A Lonely State). Silos is a brilliantly executed, nostalgic ep with some of
the most brilliant guitar work of the year. The lyrics are gorgeous and avoid pretense, while the tunes are
hard-hitting and well thought out.
The Echo and The Light

Castevet's ep this year marks a brilliant change for the band, bringing in more aggression and energizing
their post-rockish, twinkly sound. A consuming EP that's both feel good and rewarding.
15Four Tet
There Is Love In You

One of the reasons I find this album so brilliant is that I feel that its so minimal that it nears falling apart.
However the fact it stays so tightly wound and is so mesmerizing makes it one of the best electronic
releases of the year.
14The World Is A Beautiful Place And...

One of the most inventive emo albums I've heard in a while. Energetic gang vocals, somber melodies,
quirky synths, and heartfelt instrumentals make Formlessness a short, yet shining success for this new
13Trophy Scars
Darkness, Oh Hell

An engrossing record, Trophy Scars newest EP demonstrates their best reinvention yet, mixing dwindling
blues with punk sensibilities and a truly killer vocal performance. While Jerry's style first comes off as
incredibly kitsch and hard to get into, in the lyrics there are some truly pained memories and stories
packed in.
12How To Dress Well
Love Remains

Cliche, but lets face it mixing pop with ambient/electronic simply never gets old. How To Dress Well is
shrouded in a haze of musty electronics and grimy samples that recall the grim atmosphere of Burial, while
retaining some of the catchiest vocal performances of the year.
11 James Blake
Klavierwerke and CMYK

I couldn't possibly separate these two; James Blake two EPs from this year act as a sequence, CMYK
channeling his energetic, twisted sensibilities while Klavierwerke introduces subtlety, jazz influenced
samples and a warm quality. James Blake solidifies 2010 as a great year for dubstep.
10Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Yeah this is actually supposed to be right after Acres., but hey fuckups happen. Kanye's new album is his
best yet, its biggest strength being that it can be recalled through its best moments and yet also be praised
for its brilliant sense of cohesion and heavy production.
Halcyon Digest

A new chapter in the psychotic musical world of Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest if anything proves that they're
one of the most solid indie bands in the past decade. Warm, lush textures with chilling melodies and
soaring vocals makes Deerhunter's latest a near indie masterpiece.
8The Saddest Landscape
You Will Not Survive

The Saddest Landscape have always had a brilliant take on skrams; never too technical, but not quite
chaotic, not much post-rock, but heavily climactic. You Will Not Survive has some of their most impacting
tunes yet, with brilliant instrumentation and one of the best vocal performances of the year. Listen to "So
Lightly Thrown" to see this perfectly embodied.
7Joanna Newsom
Have One On Me

Joanna Newsom makes pretty music and it plays forever and its like a real big hug. It doesn't take much to
play all three discs in the background, subtlety soothing the listener without overdoing itself.
6The National
High Violet

It really just further proves that The National are one of the best bands of our time. Massive production,
killer drums, Beringer's pained baritone more present than ever. The tunes represent a new chapter in the
story of The National, slightly more mature and a new perspective.
I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted

Snowing's latest has had me surprised on a huge scale for the past month. While it retains many similar
qualities, it seems to be on a completely different scale from "Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit". Its in essence
a pop-punk album thats detailed and has brilliant, distinguishable guitar work. There's an emphasis on the
songwriting on this album, brilliant transitions and huge choruses. Galm's vocals sound truly heartbroken
while being incredibly fun and digestable. The Emo release of 2010.
4Titus Andronicus
The Monitor

"Listen to it faggot, it'll make you a man." -Chan. Probably the truest and best thing thats been said about
this album. Also, reppin NJ
Public Strain

Women's sophomore release has become somewhat of an opus around sputnik, simply impenetrable for
some while having a huge effect on others. The brilliant interwoven sense of pop and dissonant noise rock
is juxtaposed with a hazey, warm production that sooths and creates tension like no other album. Inside
all the fuzz there are memories that can't be recalled, yet still channel a brilliant sense of nostalgia. A
2Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus' new album is perfect conceptually. Flylo manipulates live instrumentation to sound inhuman
and creates huge electronic textures that delve into the psyche and create a huge, agoraphobic effect.
Cosmogramma simply blossoms and for those willing to delve into it, will reward with some of the hugest,
eeriest sounds electronic has to offer.
1The Tallest Man On Earth
The Wild Hunt

He's my best friend.
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