Let's take a journey to Pop Past and re-experience the best electronic albums from a decade ago. Many electronic sounds in 2010 remained in the margins, using the lexicon of its predecessors to define what they were.
A supremely funky excursion into the future of pop-soul, the debut album by London-based duo Twin Cities strikes a wonderful middle ground between ambitious, up-front lyricism and bold, sugar-soaked production.
The Hotflush label head offers a record that is only minimally informed by the new-era dubstep his imprint helped usher in, instead dabbling in retro styles such as old school electro, acid house, and late-80s British ambient.
The Ponytail guitarist's second solo LP is more mature and confident than anything in his catalogue, running his brightly colored guitar tones along tricky structures and playing for a broader, more noise-averse audience.
Our electronic music enthusiasts pick highlights from a year when the genre ranged widely and wildly from ADD dance music to the last great pure dubstep record to an industrial cacophony that's a proper soundtrack to a world in turmoil.