Conversation: Best Unsung (Critically, Not Literally) Music of 2010

BY Jeffrey Brown  December 23, 2010 at 12:42 PM EDT

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A legendary rock star teaming up with spaced-out electronic soundmakers. A collaboration that turns the typical svegali-protege relationship on its head. A perfect album that shreds genre boundaries and honors science fiction. These are three of Jim DeRogatis’ favorite albums of 2010 that he says didn’t get enough attention.

I talked to DeRogatis, music critic and co-host of WBEZ’s Sound Opinions, earlier this week: