Best Side Projects of 2010

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Best Side Projects of 2010
10 Apparatjik
We Are Here

Mew’s Jonas Bjerre, A-ha’s Magne Furuholmen, and Coldplay’s Guy Berryman deliver an invitingly crisp, and modern blend of electronics and rock.
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9 Brandon Flowers

The Killers’ lead singer sheds light into his personality with swooning, uplifting pop.
Brandon Flowers
8 Junip

Jose González’s side project puts out their first material in five years and it’s decidedly worth the wait. Low-key, yet complex, acoustic jams abound.
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7 Gayngs

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver lent his talents to this Minneapolis-based supergroup and the entire album thoroughly exudes cool.
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6 ceo
White Magic

Tough Alliance’s Eric Berglund adds a clever new dimension to his other band’s eccentric electro-pop.
5 Admiral Radley
I Heart California

These Earlimart and ex-Grandaddy members have known each other for a long time and it shows on their melancholy, but fun, debut.
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Admiral Radley

Big Boi
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Half of Outkast gives us a full-fledged, hip-hop gem and ups the ante for Andre 3000.

Big Boi
3 Broken Bells
Broken Bells

James Mercer from The Shins and Dangermouse from everything else produce a stylishly dark set of ethereal robot rock.
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Broken Bells
2 Jónsi

The Sigur Rós frontman shows he has plenty to offer on his own with a shimmering, effervescent collection of hyper-organic pop.
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1 Grinderman
Grinderman 2

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds turn a different direction with Grinderman – again – in a noisy, violent outing with devilish sophistication.
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