I have by no means heard every album that came out this year (or even every album relevant to the music I like), but I have heard quite a few and here are my favorites:

1. Electric Wire Hustle – Electric Wire Hustle (BBE)
2. Oddisee – Odd Spring (Oddisee Music)
3. B.Lewis – La Semaine (Self-Released)
4. The Stuyvesants – Brooklyn’s Finest (SD)
5. The Roots – How I Got Over (Def Jam)
6. Bonobo – Black Sands (Ninja Tune)
7. Onra – Long Distance (All City)
8. Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge (Plug Research)
9. Benny Tones – Chrysalis (Every Waking Hour/Wonderful Noise)
10. Quadron – Quadron (Plug Research)
11. Hi-Hat Club Vol. 4 – Chopshop (Melting Pot)

How times change…I only have one of these albums on CD (four are digital-only releases). If any of the labels listed want to send me a CD as a thank you for supporting, please do!

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1. Electric Wire Hustle – Electric Wire Hustle (more info)
Label: BBE (London)
Release Date: July 19, 2010

2. Oddisee – Odd Spring (more info)
Label: Oddisee Music (Maryland/Brooklyn)
Release Date: May 11, 2010

3. B.Lewis – La Semaine (more info)
Label: Self-Released (Northern California)
Release Date: September 8, 2010

4. The Stuyvesants – Brooklyn’s Finest (more info)
Label: SD (Brooklyn)
Release Date: June 1, 2010

5. The Roots – How I Got Over (more info)
Label: Def Jam
Release Date: June 21, 2010

6. Bonobo – Black Sands (more info)
Label: Ninja Tune (London, Montreal)
Release Date: March 29, 2010

7. Onra – Long Distance (more info)
Label: All City Records (Dublin)
Release Date: May 17, 2010

8. Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge (more info)
Label: Plug Research (Los Angeles)
Release Date: September 14, 2010

9. Benny Tones – Chrysalis (more info)
Label: Every Waking Hour (New Zealand), Wonderful Noise (Japan), Not Available In The U.S.
Release Date: May 23, 2010

10. Quadron – Quadron (more info)
Label: Plug Research (Los Angeles)
Release Date: March 23, 2010

11. Hi-Hat Club Vol. 4 – Chopshop (more info)
Label: Melting Pot Music (Cologne, Germany)
Release Date: May 14, 2010

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  1. Nice listing! Definitely feeling the EWH as number one, had it on repeat for a minute now. Bonobo, The Roots and Benny Tones are also killing it for me. Am going to hunt down a few of the others I don’t know!

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