Avant Music News Best of 2010

Perhaps we’re a bit later than most, but below is our best-of list for the year. We have a tie for number one, as well as a long list of runners up. Enjoy.

Best of 2010:

Dillinger Escape PlanOption Paralysis
Henry Threadgill – This Brings Us to Volume 2

Runners up:

Algernon – Ghost Surveillance
Anderson, Vijay – Hard-Boiled Wonderland
Aidan Baker – Liminoid / Lifeforms
Albert Beger / Electroacoustic Band – Peacemaker
James Blackshaw – All is Falling
Brown vs. Brown – Odds and Unevens
Hugo Carvalhais Trio featuring Tim Berne – Nebulosa
Chicago Underground Duo – Boca Negro
Barry Cleveland – Hologramatron
Noah Creshevsky – The Twilight of the Gods
Dave Douglas / Keystone – Spark of Being: Soundtrack
Elephant9 – Walk the Nile
Enterout Trio – Pink Ivory
Peter Evans Quartet – Live in Lisbon
Exploding Star Orchestra – Stars Have Shapes
First Meeting (with Natsuki Tamura & Satoko Fujii) – Cut the Rope
Fond of Tigers – Continent & Western
Satoko Fujii ma-do – Desert Ship
Satoko Fujii / Orchestra Tokyo – Zakopane
Hardedge / Graham Haynes – Led Into Uncertainty
Heinali and Matt Finney – Conjoined
Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit
Kayo Dot – Coyote (EP)
Rudresh Mahanthappa / Steve Lehman – Dual Identity
Szilárd Mezei Octet – Tonk
Lisa Mezzacappa / Bait and Switch – What is Known
Robby Moncrieff – Who Do You Think You Aren’t
Nichelodeon – Il Gioco del Silenzio
Perhaps Contraption – Sludge & Tripe
Guillaume Perret / The Electric Epic – Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic
Respect Sextet – Farcical Built for Six
Talibam! and Alan Wilkinson – Dem Ol’ Apple Pie Melodies
Third Object Orchestra – Five Movements for Six String Players
Gebhard Ullmann / Steve Swell 4 – News? No News!
Univers Zero – Clivages
Vox Arcana – Aerial Age
Iannis Xenakis – Works with Piano (Takahashi)
Zs – New Slaves

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