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The Best Albums of 2010: Steve Lamacq

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Mike Diver Mike Diver | 12:56 UK time, Monday, 13 December 2010

If you're reading the BBC Music Blog and don't know who Steve Lamacq is, well, that's a worry. You'll find pages for the man's 6 Music show here, and for his Radio 2 show here. Steve is the latest recommender to provide a top five albums of the year - you'll find contributions from Gideon Coe, Bob Harris and more here; coming soon, top fives from Rob da Bank, Huw Stephens and more, as well as more from the Album Reviews writing team.

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Goldheart Assembly - Wolves and Thieves
A deftly constructed album from a band we've followed for nearly two years now. Lush with melodies, some great intricate guitar and the best vocal harmonies in Britain at the moment.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Fang Island - Fang Island
Born in a place where MGMT and Flaming Lips become overwhelmed by the spiritual power of 1970s metal riffage, Fang Island also provided one of the best gigs of the year at London's Old Blue Last.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Prince Fatty - Super Size
Definitely my favourite old-school-sounding reggae album of the year, including a must-not-miss cover version of Cypress Hill's Insane In the Brain.
Prince Fatty on BBC Music

Sleigh Bells - Treats
Zeitgeist pop, with crashing guitars and crushing beats.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

Mystery Jets - Serotonin
A very good follow-up to their previous album Twenty One, Mystery Jets (along with The Maccabees) remain one of the most underrated pop bands in the country, I think. Why this wasn't bigger I don't know. Lyrically touching, the songs are zingy and fresh and romantic, with just a hint of escapism.
Read the BBC review and listen to previews

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