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❧01: Soap & Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum

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№. 01Soap & Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum

The Revelation of the year.

❝'Lovetune for Vacuum' is an unwavering line of drama, inner conflict and melancholy - its impact lies in its paradoxicality: remarkably mature on the one hand, yet feeding on unbridled youthful exuberance on the other. Few musical discoveries in recent years have been as staggering as that of Soap&Skin aka Anja Plaschg.❞

Fav. Track: The entire album... but if you want my favorite try: "Fall Foliage"

❧02: Port Royal - Dying In Time

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№. 02 Port Royal - Dying In Time

A disarming electronic album...

and their best album so far!

Fav. Track: "Exhausted Muse / Europe"

❧03: Arms & Sleepers - Matador

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№. 03Arms & Sleepers - Matador

Arms & Sleepers created such a well-crafted album

that you could think it is a soundtrack!

Stunning, breathtaking, exceptional.

Fav. Track: "The Architekt"

❧04: Sebastien Schuller – Evenfall

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№. 04Sebastien Schuller – Evenfall

The romantic side of electronic music from this french musician.

That as we hear...
[ he is not able to produce even one lower quality song.

Fav. Track: "Balançoire"

❧05. Giardini Di Miro – Il Fuoco

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№. 05Giardini Di Miro – Il Fuoco

The best soundtrack of the year

comes from Giardini Di Miro.

Fav. Track: "La Favilla II"

❧06. Redjetson - Other Arms

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Redjetson - Other Arms

A band that no longer exists...
With an album that was produced in 2008
and was released in 2009.

Post Rock for those who died dancing
if you get what I mean.

Fav. Track: "These Structures"

❧07: The XX – XX

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№. 07The XX – XX

A flawless debut album.
Fresh, Simple, Original

Fav. Track: "Infinity"

❧08: Moby - Wait For Me

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№. 08Moby - Wait For Me

The "little idiot" with the name Moby.
Found himself back in 2009.
Dark, mysterious, fragile.
The Moby we Love!

Fav. Track: "Wait For Me"

❧09. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

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№. 09Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

"Only one year later and we have Two Dancers an album so laden with lush densities and provocative melodies that you would be forgiven for thinking this album had taken ten years to make." - No Ripcord

Fav.Track: "Two Dancers"

❧10: Scott Matthew - There Is an Ocean that Divides

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Scott Matthew - There Is an Ocean that Devides

I adore the voice of Scott Matthew.
So, every time he produces
an excellent album like that...
he will always be in my top 10 albums.
So Simple.

Fav.Track: "White Horse"

❧11: Ex Libras - Suite(s)

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№. 11Ex Libras - Suite(s)

Ex Libras debut album

is the best do-it-yourself

album I have ever heard.

Fav.Track: "Audio Video Disco"

❧12: Jon Hopkins - Insides

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№. 12Jon Hopkins - Insides

Jon Hopkins once again sets the level
of experimental-electronic music
very high.
Insides if for me...

Fav.Track: "Vessel"

❧13: Ólafur Arnalds – Dyad 1909

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№. 13Ólafur Arnalds – Dyad 1909

This latest release from Icelandic modern classical luminary Ólafur Arnalds
is a score penned for the award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Fav.Track: "Til enda"

❧14: Bliss - No One Built This Moment

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Bliss - No One Built This Moment

The new sound from this Danish band
finds them in
Their Best Album.

Fav.Track: "Calling (feat Sophie Barker)"

❧15. 2econd Class Citizen – A World Without

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№. 152econd Class Citizen – A World Without

An amazing album that redefines
the terms "abstract" "hip hop".
If you are wandering how a
album sounds like... here is your chance to discover it.

Fav.Track: "On Emptyness"

❧16: Moderat - Moderat

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Moderat - Moderat

The best IDM album of the year.

Fav.Track: "Rusty Nails"

❧17. Fink - Sort of Revolution

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Fink - Sort of Revolution

In one word:


Fav.Track: "Move On Me"

❧18. Sparklehorse & Dangermouse - Dark Knight Of The Soul

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Sparklehorse & Dangermouse - Dark Knight Of The Soul

The title says it all:
Dark night of the soul is a metaphor used to describe a phase in a person's spiritual life, marked by a sense of loneliness and desolation.
Vocals: Black Francis, Julian Casablancas, James Mercer, Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop, Vic Chessnut, Jason Lyttle, Nina Persson,The Flaming Lips...
Visuals by David Lynch

Fav.Track: "Dark Night Of The
Soul (featuring Vic Chessnut)"

❧19: British Sea Power – Man Of Aran

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№. 19British Sea Power – Man Of Aran

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The other side of British Sea Power
in this nostalgic soundtrack of a 1934 black and white film.

Fav.Track: "Wander With Me"

❧20: Terry Callier - Hidden Conversations

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№. 20Terry Callier - Hidden Conversations

Terry Callier is a musician that you can not include it in a music genre.
Either Jazz or Soul or Folk... he is a legend.

Fav.Track: "Wings"

❧21: Soulsavers – Broken

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Soulsavers – Broken

Soulsavers are back on their third album
and with the presence of Mark Lanegan here...
the success is guaranteed.

Fav.Track: "Unbalanced Pieces"

❧22. Piano Magic – Ovations

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Piano Magic – Ovations

"Ovations feels like the fullest realization yet of the sound Piano Magic have been pursuing over recent albums, marrying classic underground indie sounds from the eighties with an orchestral level of pomp and bombast." - Boomkat

Fav.Track: "You Never Loved This City"

❧23: Archive – Controlling Crowds

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Archive – Controlling Crowds

Archive are back in 2009
with one of their best albums so far!

Fav.Track: "Dangervisit"

❧24: The Twilight Sad - Forget The Night Ahead

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№. 24The Twilight Sad - Forget The Night Ahead

The Twilight Sad's much-anticipated follow-up to 2007's
Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters is a dark and tumultuous listen.

Fav.Track: "I Became A Prostitute"

❧25: Florence & The Machine – Lungs

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№. 25Florence & The Machine – Lungs

"Lungs is one of the most exciting,
fearless and ultimately promising debuts of the year."
- Sputnikmusic

Fav.Track: "Blinding"

❧26: Worriedaboutsatan - Arrivals

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Worriedaboutsatan - Arrivals

Arrivals is simply ingenious.
...electro-post rock spookiness with fading echoes...

Fav.Track: "You Are In My Thoughts"

❧27. Phantogram - Eyelid Movies

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№. 27Phantogram - Eyelid Movies

A refreshing, unusual and diverting first record from two new talents, then, and one to recommend for jaded electro and indie fans who felt the New York scene had gone as far as it could with art-skronk. - BBC

Fav.Track: "When I'm Small"

❧28: Loney Dear – Dear John

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Loney Dear – Dear John

From its brightest to its moodiest moments
this album delivers pure and exquisite melodies
which sound so well-matched together
that you simply start applauding.

Fav.Track: "Distant Lights"

❧29: Dakota Suite – The End Of Trying

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Dakota Suite – The End Of Trying

"Have you ever found a band that upon listening to their music,
your entire body breathes a sigh of relief?
When music stirs up from just a single note and slowly begins to entwine itself around every
fibre of your body; you start to realize that this is a lot more than just music.
This is someones soul personified through sound."

Fav.Track: "This Failing Sea"

❧30: Info – We Choose The Moon

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Info – We Choose The Moon

The second and last favorite Greek album in my list [that I've already mentioned in another post] is...
We Choose the Moon!
The third album from Info, the band of the famous dj Echonomist.
They choose the moon and we chose them
for the beautiful trip.

Fav.Track: "Crush"

❧31. IAMX – Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction

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IAMX – Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction

The most impressive album of the year.
[But that doesn't mean it's my favorite too.]
Electronic, Melodic, Dark, Atmospheric.
I had this album on repeat for months.

Fav.Track: "The Stupid, The Proud"

❧32: Gliss – Devotion Implosion

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Gliss – Devotion Implosion

"It's mainly a Shoegaze band whose music has the ability to put you into a psychedelic dream-like state."

Fav.Track:"Love Songs"

❧33: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

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№. 33Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

It’s Blitz! is the sound of Yeah Yeah Yeahs reborn
heading prideful for the new decade!

Fav.Track: "Runaway"

❧34: Bat For Lashes – Two Suns

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Bat For Lashes – Two Suns

"It’s the ultimate inner battle of good and evil, one that even the best of us wrestle with when making ourselves vulnerable to the entanglements and snares of love, and one that Khan has found her most confident and enthralling voice in yet." - Prefix Magazine

Fav.Track: "Glass"

❧35. Apse – Climb Up

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№. 35Apse – Climb Up

"Apse don't write songs...
they capture moods of surprising density and texture."

I totally agree with the above statement.

Fav. Track: "All Mine"

❧36. French Teen Idol - El Siete Es La Luz

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French Teen Idol - El Siete Es La Luz

"A (fake) concept album, "El Siete Es La Luz" is an 8-track,
fully instrumental musical experience.
Layers of strings and piano melodies,
pseudo-glitch drum beats,
wanna-be post-rock crescendos and weird vocal samples."
-- French Teen Idol

Fav.Track: "War Is Kind"

❧37: Still Light - Lything

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Still Light - Lything

Discover this little gem.

Fav. Track: "Through The Grain"

❧38: Anois – Tree House Whispers

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№. 38Anois – Tree House Whispers

"This is definitely an album with a lot to discover."

Fav. Track: "Happy Holiday"
[Free Album]

❧39. Hearts of Black Science – The Star In The Lake

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Hearts of Black Science – The Star In The Lake

An album for Electro music lovers
and the next best hit wanderers
made in Sweden.

Fav. Track: "The Star In The Lake"

❧40: Fever Ray – Fever Ray

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№. 40Fever Ray – Fever Ray

As unlikely a step as Fever Ray may seem for one of electronic music's most enigmatic figures, the results are triumphant. -- The Guardian

Enigmatic, claustrophobic, terrifying... alive!
The winner of the clips
in No.40

Fav. Track: "If I Had A Heart"

❧41: Maps – Turning The Mind

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№. 41Maps – Turning The Mind

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The second album of Mr.Chapman finds him
in a completely different direction.
I don't care about what the "critics" said about this album.
I guess when you have once been nominated for the Mercury Prize
many people are waiting impatiently to destroy your pride.

Amazing electronic music
that really turns your mind.
Fav. Track: "I Dream Of Crystal"

❧42: Glen Johnson – Details Not Recorded

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Glen Johnson – Details Not Recorded

Emerging from the shadows of Piano Magic,
the band's founder and front-man Glen Johnson
presents his very first solo album.

Fav. Track: "Details Not Recorded"

❧43: Zaza - Cameo

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Zaza - Cameo [EP]


This is an EP with 6 tracks
and there is also one remix on Arms Length available.
Great work! Discover it now.

Fav.track: "Sooner Or Later"

❧44: Everything is Made in China – Automatic Movements

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Everything is Made in China – Automatic Movements

This album is excellent.

Automatic movements are movements people often make without conscious thought.

Fav. Track: "Moving Fragments"

Here is one more song:

❧45: Fuckbuttons – Tarot Sport

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Fuckbuttons – Tarot Sport

A difficult to understand album for many people...
Music for the open-minded that is beyond our galaxy.
A must have music experience.

Fav.Track: "Surf Solar"

❧46: The Temper Trap - Conditions

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The Temper Trap - Conditions

Sophisticated mainstream indie-pop music.

Fav.Track: "Resurrection"

❧47: Zero Degre – Des Etoiles Plein Les Yeux

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Zero Degre – Des Etoiles Plein Les Yeux

Electro-post-rock melancholy
with some abstract hip hop
in a French "cover".
Fav. Track: "Alone (feat. Cascadeur)"

❧48: Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek – Blank Grey Canvas Sky

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Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek – Blank Grey Canvas Sky

When Peter Broderick met Machinefabriek,
modern classical met experimental soundscapes
and the result was...

Fav. Track: "Kites"

❧49: Broken Records – Until The Earth Begins To Part

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№: 49Broken Records – Until The Earth Begins To Part

A band that I incidentally discovered in 2008
from their single "Lies"
[and I can tell that I was the first person that played this song on the radio in Greece.]
is now in the top albums of my list
with their debut album "Until The Earth Begins To Part"
I am proud!
Fav. Track: "Nearly Home"