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50 best albums of 2010

In my opinion these are the best albums of 2010. There were a lot of albums I didn’t include in this list that I really enjoyed however I think this list is pretty accurate. You will probably see a lot of different things about this list compared to sites like Pitchfork, Spin, myspace, and whichever other site decided to post a top albums of 2010 list. For one thing, Kanye West is not number one. His album was sort of overrated. I’ve noticed that many albums that came out earlier in 2010 were completely ignored or forgotten so I included them in my list. My list is also different because I’ve included the Australian music scene. HEY WORLD CHECK OUT THE AUSSIES. Anyways, this list was not made to offend anyone but merely to encourage people to listen to these albums and support the amazing artists that created them. If you think I forgot an artist, trust me I probably thought about including them, but in the end this is what I narrowed my list to.

1. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More


Favorite tracks: White Blank Page, Winter Winds, Awake My Soul, Little Lion Man


2. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor


Favorite tracks: Shape Shifter, Wide Eyes, Airplanes, Cards and Quarters


3. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt


Favorite tracks: The Wild Hunt, Kids on the Run, King of Spain, You’re Going Back


4. Vampire Weekend – Contra


Favorite tracks: I Think Ur A Contra, California English, Diplomat’s Son, Taxi Cab


5. Tokyo Police Club – Champ


Favorite tracks: Favourite Food, Bambi, Gone, Hands Reversed


6. The National – High Violet


Favorite tracks: Conversation 16, Afraid of Everyone, Bloodbuzz Ohio, Anyone’s Ghost


7. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs


Favorite tracks: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), Suburban War, Ready to Start, We Used to Wait


8. Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP


Favorite tracks: All Delighted People (original), Enchanting Ghost


9. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History


Favorite tracks: What You Know, I Can Talk, Something Good Can Work, Undercover Martyn


10. Freelance Whales – Weathervanes


Favorite tracks: Broken Horse, Hannah, Generator ^ First Floor, Kilojoules


11. The Morning Benders – Big Echo

Favorite tracks: Excuses, Stitches, Pleasure Sighs


12. Cloud Control – Bliss Release

Favorite tracks: Gold Canary, There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight, Hollow Drums, Meditation Song #2 (Why, Oh Why)


13. Tired Pony – The Place We Ran From

Favorite tracks: Point Me to Lost Islands, Northwestern Skies, Dead American Writers

14. Magic Man - Real Life Color

Favorite tracks: Like Sailors, Nest, South Dakota, Daughter

15. Beach House – Teen Dream

Favorite tracks: 10 Mile Stereo, Norway, Take Care, Used to Be


16. Twin Shadow – Forget

Favorite tracks: Tyrant Destroyed, Tether Beat, Castles in the Snow


17. Owen Pallett – Heartland

Favorite tracks: Lewis Takes Action, Lewis Takes Off His Shirt, The Great Elsewhere


18. Boy & Bear – With Emperor Antarctica EP

Favorite tracks: Blood to Gold, Rabbit Song, Mexican Mavis


19. The Black Keys – Brothers

Favorite tracks: Tighten Up, Everlasting Light, Too Afraid to Love You


20. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks


Favorite tracks: Nothing Like You, Swim Until You Can’t See Land, Foot Shooter

21. Perfume Genius – Learning

Favorite tracks: Learning, Mr. Peterson, Look Out Look Out, Write to Your Brother

22. Hungry Kids of Hungary – Escapades

Favorite tracks: Scattered Diamonds, Coming Around, Wristwatch

23. Broken Bells – Broken Bells

Favorite tracks: The High Road, The Ghost Inside, Mongrel Heart


24. First Aid Kit – The Big Black and The Blue

Favorite tracks: Josefin, I Met Up With the King, Ghost Town


25. Johnny Flynn – Been Listening

Favorite tracks: Barnacled Warship, The Water (featuring Laura Marling), Been Listening


26. Best Coast – Crazy For You

Favorite tracks: Our Deal, Each and Everyday, Boyfriend, Crazy For You


27. Geographer – Animal Shapes EP

Favorite tracks: Kites, Night Winds, Original sin


28.  Stornoway -Beachcomber’s Windowsill

Favorite tracks: The End of the Movie, Zorbing, I Saw You Blink


29. Band of Horses – Infinite Arms

Favorite tracks: NW Apt, Compliments, Dilly, For Annabelle


30. Wavves - King of the Beach


Favorite tracks: Post Acid, Baseball Cards, Mickey Mouse

31.  Ok Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

Favorite tracks: White Knuckles, This Too Shall Pass, Skyscrapers


32. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Favorite tracks: Ambling Alp, ONE, Strange Reunions

33. Girls – Broken Dreams Club LP

Favorite tracks: Heartbreaker, Broken Dreams Club


34. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Favorite tracks: Swim, Harmonix, Floating Vibes


35. Wild Nothing - Golden Haze EP

Favorite tracks: Golden Haze, Vultures Like Lovers, Quiet Hours

36. Jónsi - Go

Favorite tracks: Boy Lilikoi, Go Do, Kolniður


37. How to Dress Well – Love Remains

Favorite tracks: Decisions [ft. Yüksel Arslan, Suicide Dream 2, Endless Rain

38. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can

Favorite tracks: Blackberry Stone, Rambling Man, Goodbye England


39. Spoon - Transference

Favorite tracks: Nobody Gets Me But You, Got Nuffin, The Mystery Zone


40. Pepper Rabbit – Beauregard

Favorite tracks: Older Brother, Red Wine, Harvest Moon


41. Matt & Kim – Sidewalks

Favorite tracks: Ice Melts, Cameras, Wires


42. Delphic - Acolyte

Favorite tracks: This Momentary, Halcyon, Counterpoint

43. Hurts - Happiness

Favorite tracks: Stay, Better Than Love, Blood Tears and Gold


44. Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms

Favorite tracks: 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know), Terminally Chill, Deadbeat Summer, Should Have Taken Acid with You


45. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Favorite tracks: Runaway, Monster, Lost in the World

46. Sleigh Bells – Treats

Favorite tracks: Rill Rill, Riot Rhythm, Tell ‘Em


47. Foals – Total Life Forever

Favorite tracks: Spanish Sahara, Blue Blood, Miami, This Orient


48. Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring

Favorite tracks: Coda: A Burn Scar in the Shape of the Sooner State, The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future, These Are Listed Buildings


49. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

Favorite tracks: Solitude Is Bliss, Desire Be Desire Go, Alter Ego, Lucidity


50. Fanfarlo – Reservoir

Favorite tracks: Harold T. Wilkins, or How to Wait for a Very Long Time, I’m a Pilot, The Walls Are Coming Down

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