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The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

By / January 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t make it onto our official Top 50 Of 2010 — or the year-end lists of many others. (As with last time, the best metal records, overlooked or otherwise, can be found elsewhere). Please note the following’s in alphabetical order. We’ve included an MP3 for each so you can refresh your memory and your iTunes collection. In most instances, we’ve made the case for each in posts throughout 2010, which you can access by clicking the artist name. So here are 20 sleepers from 2010 worth your download and time. Feel free to shout out yours.

Beach Fossils - Beach FossilsBeach FossilsBeach Fossils (Captured Tracks)

Blessure Grave - Judged By 12 Carried By 6Blessure GraveJudged By Twelve, Carried By Six (Alien8)

Buke And Gass - RiposteBuke And GassRiposte (Brassland)

Andrew Cedermark - Moon DeluxeAndrew CedermarkMoon Deluxe (Underwater Peoples)

Crocodiles - Sleep ForeverCrocodilesSleep Forever (Fat Possum)

Darwin Deez - Darwin DeezDarwin Deez – Darwin Deez (Lucky Number)

Everything Everything - Man AliveEverything Everything – Man Alive (Geffen)

Extra Life - Made FleshExtra LifeMade Flesh (Lo Recordings)

Frog Eyes - Paul's Tomb: A TriumphFrog Eyes -Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph (Dead Oceans)

Harlem - HippiesHarlemHippies (Matador)

High Places - High Places Vs. MankindHigh PlacesHigh Places vs. Mankind (Thrill Jockey)

Mountain Man - Made The HarborMountain ManMade The Harbor (Partisan)

O Paon - CoursesÔ PaonCourses (Ô Paon)

Prince Rama - Shadow TemplePrince RamaShadow Temple (Paw Tracks)

PVT - Church With No MagicPVTChurch With No Magic (Warp)

The Russian Futurists - The Weight's On The WheelsThe Russian FuturistsThe Weight’s On The Wheels (Upper Class)

Shearwater - The Golden ArchipelagoShearwaterGolden Archipelago (Matador)

The Soft Moon - The Soft MoonThe Soft MoonThe Soft Moon (Captured Tracks)

Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell PromisesSun Kil MoonAdmiral Fell Promises (Caldo Verde)

Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate MyselfXiu XiuDear God, I Hate Myself (Kill Rock Stars)

Who did we miss?