The Albums We Missed In 2010

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Artists We Missed

Aloe Blacc (upper left), Glasser (upper right), Tame Impala (lower left), Mount Kimbie (lower right)

This week, NPR Music launches its extensive coverage of the best music of 2010. (Look for that starting Wednesday.) But before we get too deep into our favorites of the past year, we thought we'd take a minute to check out some of the amazing recordings we missed on All Songs Considered.

For whatever reason, these songs didn't quite fit into our weekly shows in 2010, but we love them nonetheless. In this edition of the show, we listen to some new favorites, including soul singer and rapper Aloe Blacc, experimental rock artist Tobacco and the tribal beats of Glasser. We also sample some vastly different musical styles, from Khaira Arby's Malian desert rock to Mount Kimbie's "post-dub-step" music, Dean & Britta's soundtrack to Andy Warhol's postmodern '60s screen tests and more.

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Ones We Missed

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Tobacco

  • Album: Maniac Meat
  • Song: Stretch Your Face
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  • "Stretch Your Face"
  • Album: Maniac Meat
  • Artist: Tobacco
  • Label: Anticon
  • Released: 2010
 
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Jack Rose

  • Album: Luck in the Valley
  • Song: Luck In The Valley
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  • "Luck In The Valley"
  • Album: Luck in the Valley
  • Artist: Jack Rose
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Released: 2010
 
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Glasser

  • Album: Ring
  • Song: Apply
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  • "Apply"
  • Album: Ring
  • Artist: Glasser
  • Label: True Panther Sounds
  • Released: 2010
 
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Khaira Arby

  • Album: Timbuktu Tarab
  • Song: Djaba
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  • "Djaba"
  • Album: Timbuktu Tarab
  • Artist: Khaira Arby
  • Released: 2010
 
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Mount Kimbie

  • Album: Crooks & Lovers
  • Song: Before I Move Off
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  • "Before I Move Off"
  • Album: Crooks & Lovers
  • Artist: Mount Kimbie
  • Label: Hotflush/Forced Exposure
  • Released: 2010
 
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Dean & Britta

  • Album: 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
  • Song: I'll Keep It With Mine [Scott Hardkiss Remix]
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  • "I'll Keep It With Mine [Scott Hardkiss Remix]"
  • Album: 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
  • Artist: Dean & Britta
  • Label: Double Feature
  • Released: 2010
 
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Aloe Blacc

  • Album: Good Things
  • Song: Femme Fatale
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  • "Femme Fatale"
  • Album: Good Things
  • Artist: Aloe Blacc
  • Label: Stones Throw
  • Released: 2010
 
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Tame Impala

  • Album: Innerspeaker
  • Song: Bold Arrow of Time
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  • "Bold Arrow of Time"
  • Album: Innerspeaker
  • Artist: Tame Impala
  • Released: 2010
 

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