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    MASTER | PIECE

    Giacinto Scelsi - The Works for Double Bass (2008)
    20th Century Avant-garde: works for double bass solo, some adapted for bass, recitals performed by north-american virtuoso bassist Robert Black


    CUTTING-EDGE | RELEASE


    Cecilia Bartoli - Sacrificium (2009)
    Baroque: 18th century arias for castrati by Porpora, Caldara, and others,
    recitals performed by Europe’s leading mezzo-soprano,
    accompanied by early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico


    REMARKABLE | ALBUMS

    Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Infernal Machines (2009)
    Contemporary Popular: jazz steampunk by James Argue’s 18 piece big band

    Terminal Sound System - Constructing Towers (2008)
    Contemporary Popular: mesh of industrial drum’n’bass, drones, jazzy trip-hop, etc.


    HONORARY | MENTIONS


    Burzum - Belus (2010)
    Contemporary Popular: atmospheric black metal
    (seriously still considered “tr00 kvlt metal” by some?)


    Fever Ray - Fever Ray (2009)
    Contemporary Popular: hyped decadent dance pop with mediocre lyrics and singing


    J. Rawls & John Robinson - The 1960's Jazz Revolution Again (2009)
    Contemporary Popular: exploring the jazz roots of (underground?) rap music


    MEDIOCRE | or WORSE


    Björk - Volta (2007)
    Contemporary Popular: "alternative whatever"
    somehow her artistical low yields her greatest commercial success ...


    Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007)
    Contemporary Popular: guitar-driven "best album of 2007" with a nice amateurish touch


    Thom Yorke - Eraser (2006)
    Contemporary Popular: hyped click-and loop pop over semi-falsetto


    Sir Alec Hendrix - a tribute to trolls (2010)
    Unclassified: unhyped

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