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The 25 Best Albums of 2010 (So Far)

#24: Rusko O.M.G.

Released: May 4 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Best Song: "Got Da Groove" f/ Gucci Mane

The master of the U.K.'s dubstep scene drops his debut, neatly packaging the genre's gritty club sound into 14 accessible tracks. While every song builds around the mind-numbing bass lines that made the genre famous (most notably the first single "Woo Boost"), it's his quirky fusions with pop music that push the album into the future. He turns indie rock darling Amber Coffman of The Dirty Projectors into a house diva on "Hold On," and flips a quick Gucci Mane verse about his "European lady friend" into a quirky electro-pop adventure. With a dizzying pastiche of playful sounds, it's no wonder M.I.A. and Britney Spears both tapped this guy to produce their new albums.

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