2010 favorites (best of)

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
neo-psychedelic heavy hazy indie rock
Hidden Orchestra - Night Walks
emotive and cinematic nu-jazz, jazz-n-groove, modern kozmigroov
Bonobo - Black Sands
downtempo nu-jazz, laidback rhythmic beatcraft and blissful mood grooves
Junip - Fields
moody & hypnotic electronic fuzz folk-rock
Will Sessions - Kindred
modern kozmigroov, cosmic jazz-groove, like 1970 miles davis in 2010
The Chemical Brothers - Further
heavy and fuzzed-out warm electronica
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
avant-garde electro cosmic jazz, future-jazz
The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme
indie dream-pop, synth pop-rock
Phantogram - Eyelid Movies
digital post-rock electronica
Tamaryn - The Waves
hazy atmospheric new wave shoegaze, like MBV x Mazzy Star x Cocteau Twins
Caribou - Swim
digital post-rock electronica
Jazz Chronicles - s/t
laid-back late-night downtempo jazz groove beatcraft, jazz-n-groove
Glasser - Ring
mystical avant-garde electo-pop, like a warmer Fever Ray crossed with Bjork
Jukka Eskola - Walkover
trumpet based nu-jazz, modern cosmic jazz groove, jazz-n-groove
Christian Scott - Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
contemporary trumpet jazz with rock hip-hop and electronic influences
Active Child - Curtis Lane
dreamy indie synth-pop electronica, M83-ish
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
electro dance-rock
Jneiro Jarel - Fauna
instrumental cosmic hip-hop, spacey electronic beatcraft
Funki Porcini - On
jazzy cerebral soundscapes and spacey electronic beatcraft
Teen Daze - Four More Years
moody indie synth-pop electronica
Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
bedroom electronica with hip-hop influences and pop sensibilities
Marco Benevento - Between The Needles And Nightfall
piano based alternative groove jazz with elements of rock and electronica
How To Destroy Angels - s/t
NIN-like industrial rock
D Numbers - ONDA
digital jazzy post-rock, rocktronica
Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit
jazzy post-rock, modern prog jazz-rock
!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It?
dubby dance-rock pop, like early Happy Mondays
Savath & Savalas - The Predicate (dub versions)
hypnotic tripped-out dub, folktronica
The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away
modern cosmic jazz groove, kozmigroov
Michael Leonhart and The Avramina 7 - Seahorse and The Storyteller
psychedelic tripped-out soul funk
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold
groove jazz with bits of folk and CBGB
The American Dollar - Atlas
digital post-rock
The National - High Violet
alterative indie rock
Moon Duo - Escape
heavy psychedelic space rock