Transit Transit
ATP records, Album (full-length)

I love how each member of Autolux don’t care about ‘being heard’, they will only play what is necessary to make the track perfect. No overcomplicated tracks, just plain and simply fantastic!

Suggested by Neil Martin

See Birds
Balam Acab
Tri Angle, Single

viral melodic thread, haunted horns, child spirits singing – soundtrack to a surreal sunny winter day in an abandoned playground

Suggested by Kim Cascone

Anticon, Album (full-length)

Baths is intriguing. He really captivates in a live setting despite the fact that he is just using a midi controller, his laptop and vocals. He proves that you can definitely be a solo laptop artist and make it very interesting live. His songs bursts with pop-glitch beauty!

Suggested by David Rothschild

anticon., Album (full-length)

When this album first came out I couldn’t even take it out of my car. I take that back, it’s still in my car, haha. No matter the mood, Baths could usually fit it. The album is exciting, but at the same time can be very relaxing. Mix of ambient, minimalism, glitchy, triphop, just something fun to sit back and listen to. And definitely good for a long drive.

Suggested by Mark W

Binarpilot, Album (full-length)

Tracker music is nouveau retro and irresistibly geeky. Binarpilot does it right. His music is accessible, unique, and terribly catchy. What’s more, his pro-piracy campaign cleverly shilled the new album through troll-baiting commenters. How Fun!

Suggested by Robert Thoth

Pixel Mixel
rec72, Album (full-length)

Nu Breaks and IDM combined in a marvellous way. Enjoy!

Suggested by Hans Dampf

Black Sands
Ninja Tune, Album (full-length)

Bonobo has always been a great artist, but he seems to have matured a lot with his production on this album. I played it to alot of my friends/family who don’t really dig electronic music and they loved it!

Suggested by Justin

Small Craft on a Milk Sea, by Eno and friends.

Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Brian Eno
Warp Records, Album (full-length)

Suggested by Guy Noren

  • Wow, this has given me a lot of new, good music to sift through. Thanks!

  • I suppose I only have myself to blame for not nominating it, but I am surprised nobody else thought of Oval: O. After almost a decade from his last record, Markus Popp returns with a fantastic new sound: sharp, crystal clear, the sounds of particles ricocheting off marble surfaces. With some tasty drum breaks too 😉 Think it was produced on his custom Oval software – although I might be wrong about that…

  • Carl Lumma

    What, nobody mentioned knowsur's NANA WODORI?

  • drrn

    As much as I love Burial's "Untrue," it's from 2007 not 2010.

  • james

    Yes! Si, well fucking done.

  • strunkdts

    Sorry, no review for AlvaNoto BlixaBargeld apart from, with a pedigree like that how do you go wrong?. The sonic palette is perfect.

    Big props also to Kollektive Turmstrausse (whom i also only just discovered last year) The maighty Demdike Stare who just seem to get better, Caribou and the release from Roj. (Ghost Box is the bomb!)

    Heres looking forward to even better revelations this year.

  • What, no Shobaleader One?

  • FreakWithoutACause

    A Michael Jackson video cover with no crotch-grabbing?!?! Aren't Pomplamoose the couple from that car commercial? Anywhoo, great to see Balam Acab get a nod. Their EP is in steady rotation on my iPod.

  • pomplamoose and pendulum

    thanks for keeping your ears to the streets for me fellas

    (im just fronting though, i really had to dig to find scoffs)

  • wow thnx for demdike stare!

  • Awesome.  Bought Cosmo D and Eskimo Spy, added a few more to my Amazon list.

    I thought "Cosmo D" was a familiar name — I'm pretty sure he released a free cello sample set a couple years ago.

  • Sarah

    the new kyle bobby dunn is the most gorgeous release i've heard in 10+ years. good list. 

  • Where is Shackleton´s Fabric Mix? Forget the fact that its "fabric" or a "mix"; as a whole, its without a doubt the most engaging, organic, seductive piece of music of the last DECADE! haha… thats just my opinion.. but seriously… its futuristic, its atavistic, its structure is at first glance simple but its foundations are incredibly detailed and crafted. He´s one of the few producers in recent memory who´s music managed to become its own archetype…

  • I just want to say thank you to those of you who've taken the time to listen/download/purchase my album. A friend of mine submitted this on my behalf and I'm so pleased he has. Thanks again, Cheers!

  • If I can make this humble suggestion:

    If you fancy some psychedelic space melodies. 🙂

  • Dave Dri

    @Johan – Agreed on the Shackleton mix. I recently had a mammoth roadtrip with my editor, and somewhere between Brisbane and Sydney I was lost in a 2am-on-the-highway daze through that mix. It's pretty dense, and very interesting in the right space. I'd love to see some of the producers of this stuff in the studio. 

    As for me, my picks of 2010 are on Page 34 of 3D World's end of year issue:&nbsp ; Needless to say, I was a big fan of the new Chemical Brothers album (listening to it on high-end cans is a mind-blowing step forward in production values, and erm, invincible EMS Synthi analogue goodness), but the Gold Panda album surprised me. Unsurprisingly…. the new Bonobo album is still on high rotation. Black Sands is so good that I listen to it whole – even the intro track. 

    Final note for the dancefloor inclined? Don't miss out on Technasia's 'Central'. It is an accomplished display of "less is more" production, crafted to fit the album format like Josh Gabriel's incredible 'Eight' only a few years before. Gush, swoon and appreciate : )

  • Thanks for the nomination. Much appreciated.

  • @Crashproof,

    Cosmo D here… I did release a sample library a few years back… the Solo improvisations + Beats album is another skew of my cello explorations.  Thanks Nate C for the mention!

  • Wendell

    Slacker latecomer here, who missed the call for nominations. I'd offer Pale Sketcher's "Pale Sketches Demixed" album. Self-indulgent and sentimental in all the right ways, IMNSHO. Yet another winning project from Justin Broadrick. (Cool with this post not being approved due to late late late submission.)