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The Best of the Decade

So I was looking at the AVclub's best albums of the 2010s, and I was mildly disappointed to see that everything they chose was what is sometimes called "mainstream" (pop/rock/hiphop/country/etc), with arguably the quasi-exceptions of Four Tet and Flying Lotus. That's not too surprising, since AVclub is a self-described pop culture site, though I feel like their movie choices had more generic variety, and of course I don't mean to impugn the quality of the albums they did choose. But it did get me thinking: what were my favorite orchestra pieces of the 2010s? And I realized: I have no idea. More accurately, I realized that almost every orchestral piece written in the 2010s that I knew about w