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The Best Albums of 2010

Here are my picks for the ten best albums of 2010. 1.Chrissi Poland - Songs From the Concrete Listen to "Alone With My Troubles" An Immensely Talented Singer and Songwriter: Chrissi Poland recorded this album in 2009. When significant label interest failed to generate a suitable deal, Chrissi released it herself as a seven song EP last spring. In addition to guitarist Steve Elliot from her band, she had the services of some pretty amazing jazz musicians on this recording. John Patitucci and Chris Thomas shared bass duties, Brian Blade played drums, and Jon Coward played piano and keyboards; Chris and Jon are both members of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, and Jon also played with Chrissi's band and co-produced the album. Chrissi did both lead and backing vocals and she also co-produced. All the songs are originals written either by Chrissi or Chrissi and Jon. "Alone With My Troubles" (above) opens the album with a powerful slow blues, and it's the only trac