It's getting harder to pick out albums that need more attention, since everyone seems to already know about everything. Here are 5 albums that don't seem to get mentioned too often, but would definitely be in my top 50 of 2010:
1. The Soft Wave - Arp
I love Another Green World and this album is as close as anything I've ever heard to replicating it's sound and feel. Listen to "From a Balcony Overlooking the Sea" to see for yourself.
2. Blooming Summer EP - Blue Hawaii
I fell pretty hard for chillwave this year, and though it is still a (terribly-named) genre I enjoy quite a bit, I make no claims that it will hold up over the next few years. This fantastic EP, though it may be lumped in with that crowd, should hold up just fine. Cokemachineglow ranked it as the #10 album of the year, but that is the only place I have read anything about this EP, so I figured it deserved inclusion in my list as well.