5. Todd Terje, 'It's Album Time'
With tracks name-checking leisure suits and DeLoreans, Norwegian producer Todd Terje's vision of the future comes filtered through the past. It's Album Time is equal parts robo-disco and Miami Vice synth jams, complete with a few krautrocky excursions into outer space. In a year of endless drops and tough-guy posturing, Terje's soundtrack for the swingers of yesteryear soothes ragged nerves. A.C.