Fifteen of the best rising (as determined by BBC) music stars have been named on the longlist for the Sound of 2010. The list is designed to highlight the most exciting musical talent for the coming year and the artists have been picked by 165 UK-based tastemakers.

Panelists named their favorite three new acts and those with the most votes were put on the list. The top five and winner will be unveiled in January. Little Boots, Adele and Mika are among the previous winners.

Here is the 2010 Longlist.

Daisy Dares You
The Drums
Everything Everything
Gold Panda
Ellie Goulding
Joy Orbison
Marina & The Diamonds
Owl City
Two Door Cinema Club

It's a pretty safe list, with an interesting two or three thrown in to throw us off! Nice to see XL Rexordings' Giggs make the list. The Neon Gold Records contingent is also, as exepected, well represented.

What do you beasts think of the longlist?

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