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Top Atlanta music releases of 2010

Six words on the best albums, mixtapes, 7-inches and singles of the year

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4-IZE, Professional Ignorant: Get that dirt off your spectacles.

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Abby Go Go, Abby Go Go: Good shoegazer jams for smoking drugs

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Avery Sunshine, Avery*Sunshine: Trumpeting Atlanta soul with butter vocals

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Back Pockets, Blissters N Basements: Artaud and H.R. Pufnstuf's love child

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Baka, Decatur Dope: Faded instrumentals to slow your roll

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Balkans, "Georganne": Subtly snotty, lazy melody, terrific tune

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Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty: Three years of work: worth it

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Big K.R.I.T., K.R.I.T. Wuz Here: Country raps Faulkner would smoke to

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B.o.B, No Genre: B.o.B detractors, eat your words. Yum?

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Boog Brown/Apollo Brown, Brown Study: Silky smooth. Also hard as nails

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Butch Walker and the Black Widows, I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart: Glam heavy, thumping pop without apologies

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Carnivores, If I'm Ancient: Randy, dandy washing machine indie rock

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Cee-Lo Green, "F*ck You": Cee-Lo's ex-wife must be kicking herself.

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Clan Destined, A Story Never Told: F#$% a Mixtape: Lightning smooth "other ground" hip-hop alchemy

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The Clap, Spider House 5: A woozy carnival of blown-speaker ghost-punk

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Conspiracy, The Medium is the Message: Head-nods like the wrath of God

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Delta Moon, Hellbound Train: Devilishly sizzling slide guitar blues/rock

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Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest: Trippy, comfortable, nostalgic pop. Totally mesmerizing

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Dillon, Southern Scramble 2: Starving artist cooks up golden-era hip-hop.

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El Fossil, El Fossil cassette: Killer surf sans the chain-wallet clichés

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The Futura Bold, The Futura Bold: James Hall's psychedelic garage rock revival

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Gucci Mane, The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted: After prison, an instant classic. T.I.?

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heRobust, Albumin: Instrumentals to rap rings around Saturn

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Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, Medicine County: British hillbillies. Good lord, what's next?

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Hollyweerd, Edible Phat 2.0: Nerd thuggin': new big thing? Indeed.

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Hot Heavy & Bad, "One": F*ck me daddy. Mother, may I?

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Jack Preston, Trouble: 3000's cosmopolitan cousin, with country savoir-faire

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Janelle Monáe, The ArchAndroid: Effin. Brilliant. Not your average diva

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Jeffrey Bützer & Claire Lodge, Past Wanstead Flats: Sometimes fairy tales have ambiguous endings.

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J-Live, Undivided Attention: Real MCs don't settle for less.

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Julie Dexter, Interim: Retro-electro grooves to lose yourself to

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Kno (of CunninLynguists), Death is Silent: Life's a bitch, then you die.

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Mathis Hunter, The Soft Opening: Stony psych pop with mutton chops

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Living Rooms, House Kid: A sparkling dose of digital aromatherapy

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Mermaids, Tropsicle: Is there a beach around here?

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Mighty High Coup, To the Moon: Perma-grin boom bap with an 808

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The N.E.C., Is: Louder than you thought it'd be.

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Playboy Tre, The Last Call: Earline's son needs a damn deal!

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PJ Morton, Walk Alone: He got it from his daddy.

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Queen Sheba, Shebatar: So fierce and vulnerable it hurts

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Qurious, Planet Plant: A dream that seems really real.

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Rebecca Loebe, Mystery Prize: I just wanna hear girls talk.

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Red Sea, Weird Problem: Ecstatic noise: ATL meets NZ pop

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Rhonda Thomas, Listen: Isaac Hayes is head-bobbin' in heaven.

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Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, "Heartlite" 7-inch: Imagine life as a Hallmark musical

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Sa-Roc, Supernova: A Prelude to a Journey: Metaphysical flows for concrete jungle maneuvers

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Sean Falyon, Sean Falyon BE Everywhere: Big voice. Bigger personality. Biggest hustle.

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Selmanaires, "Sinister Season" b/w "B Spell" 7-inch: Moogie wonderland of crystalline electro tropicalia

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Shawn Mullins, Light You Up: Occasionally edgy, always tuneful folk/pop

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Soft Powers, Bad Pop: VHS fidelity is the new black.

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Social Studies, Proxemics: Automatic generation of literary cleverness, son

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Travis Porter, "Make It Rain": How old are these kids, again?

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Trench Party, Anxiety: "Could you describe the ruckus, sir?"

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Usher, "There Goes My Baby": Daddy's home with that panty-dropping falsetto

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Waka Flocka Flame, Flockaveli: High-flying idiot savant. Balls of steel

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Wymyns Prysyn, Tres Umbros: It's on tonight, dude. Bring it!

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Yelawolf, Trunk Muzik: Redneck: amazing rapper. Story at 11.

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Young Jeezy, Trap or Die : Put mixtape effort into album, please!

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Zoroaster, Matador: Psych-metal grooves from the stoned cosmos

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