The electronic rumors awards: electronic rumors’ top 20 albums of 2010!!!

See, we told you we were going to tart up our end of year lists! Welcome to the electronic rumors awards!

I really have a love/hate relationship with these lists. On the one hand I love looking back at the very best music that was released in the past 12 months but I hate sifting them down to just 20. So I make a list, give it a couple of days to settle, see if there’s anything I missed or if I want to change my mind, to make sure I have ranked things ‘cos I loved them, not ‘cos it would be cool to say so, a couple of days to be happy with my listing. But I know the moment I post this I will remember some awesome music from January that I have forgot.

So I’ve just got to close my eyes, bite the bullet and commit. Here goes..

Starting with electronic rumors top 20 albums of the year, including our ‘best album’ award. Pretty happy with this list even though there is a lot left out. There are a couple of bodges in there (Futurecop!’s album is only available on import right now, it’s released domestically in 2011, but it’s SO awesome and I desperately wanted Parallels’, Minitel Rose’s and Anoraak’s albums to be included) but on the whole it is a fitting list of the records that rocked out worlds this year.

So, the winner is…

electronic rumors’ best album: 2011

01: CHEW LiPS – Unicorn (Family)

CHEW LiPS – Play Together

…and the rest of the list:

02: LexiconDon – Pink + Blue (dubFrequency/Binary)

LexiconDon – Boy Vs. Girl Pt. 1

03: Ellie Goulding – Lights (Polydor)

Ellie Goulding – This Love (Will Be Your Downfall)

04: Chromeo – Business Casual (Atlantic Records)

Chromeo – Night By Night

05: Fenech-Soler – Fenech-Soler (B-Unique Records)

Fenech-Soler – Golden Sun

06: Futurecop! – It’s Forever, Kids (Cluster Sounds (Import))

Futurecop! – TransFormers (Into The Future)

07: HURTS – Happiness (Major Label/RCA/Sony Music)

HURTS – Sunday

08: Robyn – Body Talk (Body Talk Pt. 3) (Konichiwa Records/Island Records Group)

Robyn – Hang With Me

09: Bag Raiders – Bag Raiders (Modular Recordings)

Bag Raiders – Sunlight

10: Où Est Le Swimming Pool – The Golden Year (Fire And Manoeuvre)

Où Est Le Swimming Pool – Answers

11: The Golden Filter – Völuspà (Brille Records/Dummy Records)

The Golden Filter – Stardust

12: Goldfrapp – Head First (Mute Records Ltd.)

Goldfrapp – I Wanna’ Life

13: Grum – Heartbeats (Heartbeats)

Grum – Fashion

14: Michael Cassette – Temporarity (Anjunabeats)

Michael Cassette – Shadows Movement

15: Freezepop – Imaginary Friends (The Archenemy Record Company)

Freezepop – Doppelganger

16: Marina And The Diamonds – The Family Jewels (679 Recordings)

Marina And The Diamonds – Shampain

17: Tesla Boy – Modern Thrills (Mullet)

♫ Tesla Boy – Electric Lady

18: Ali Love – Love Harder (Back Yard Recordings)

Ali Love – Smoke & Mirrors

19: Shy Child – Liquid Love (Wall Of Sound)

Shy Child – Open Up The Sky

20: Alice In Videoland – A Million Thoughts And They’re All About You (Artoffact Records)

Alice In Videoland – Take Me With You

Honourable Mentions:
ceo – White Magic, Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy Soundtrack, Parallels – Visionaries, Minitel Rose – Atlantique, Miami Horror – Illumination, Anoraak – Wherever The Sun Sets, Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II),  Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man, Groove Armada – Black Light, Mighty Mouse – Song With No Words, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) – History Of Modern, Broken Bells – Broken Bells

As always, you should defiantly pick up some of these albums, they are all highly recommended and most can be purchased here:


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