Best Dance Albums of 2010

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With 2010 a year of highs and lows for dance music, we’ve delved into the best artist albums to emerge over the 12 months.

#50 The Count & Sinden – Mega Mega Mega

Arriving more than a little bit late, Mega Mega Mega from Sinden and Herve in his The Count guise didn’t disappoint. At times funky, elsewhere dirty, it’s a party album for all comers.


#49 Crookers – Tons of Friends

The title says it all, really, with Crookers recruiting everyone from Spank Rock, Roisin Murphy, Soulwax and even Pitbull to their side. While that guest list threatens the duo’s own identity a little bit, it’s still a very big listen.


#48 Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

Amid a cadre of oddball guests and radio-smashed singles, Plastic Beach was another fine effort in off the wall pop songwriting from Damon Albarn’s cartoon super-group.


#47 Skream – Outside the Box

In a banner year for dubstep’s popularity, UK producer Skream released another solid outing in Outside The Box. With help from La Roux and Murs it’s got more accessibility than ever before while still throwing out solid curveballs.


#46 Aloe Blacc – Good Things

Shining soul from the Stones Throw label, Aloe Blacc’s Good Things LP collects some world-weary gems from this US singer, encapsulated perfectly by the crossover hit I Need A Dollar.


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