The Los Angeles music scene churned out some of 2010's best albums.
The Los Angeles music scene churned out some of 2010's best albums. iStockphoto
Southern California is a prime breeding ground for artistry. But, for the last few years, it's seemed like the newest sounds were based on the East Coast, particularly Brooklyn.
That is, until 2010.
Los Angeles has had a year like no other for new music. From our thriving underground beat scene (which produced Flying Lotus) to Best Coast (which reveled in the SoCal sounds that capture our life of sunshine and beach days), L.A. artists were behind some of the best albums of the year. KCRW plays music from all over the world, but our playlists were consistently topped by local artists all year. We're proud of our hometown, and happen to think its music scene was 2010's best.