|Best Of 2010|
i was going to wait until I heard 100 full albums, but I decided
against it. The 97 albums I heard this year ranked, along with the
top 3 EPs of the year
The National is one of my favorite bands of all time, so it would be hard for
them not to get a top spot. And while this isn't as great as Alligator or
Boxer, not a lot of music is. Still a fantastic album and definitely my favorite
of the year.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
All aboard the hype train! Chuggachuggachuggachuggawooowoooooooooo!
More people seriously need to listen to this album. It got some of the best
reviews of the year, and it's a fantastic album. I came for the Justin Vernon,
and stayed for the awesome kinda Tom Waitsy-ness of the album.
Menomena needs more love. Every since I heard I Am the Fun Blame
Monster!, I've been hooked. With this one they've pretty much snuck into
my favorite bands list.
Can I Get A...TWERK TWERK BOUNCE BOUNCE CLAP CLAP
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)
I can't remember the last time I heard a pop album this good. Purple Rain,
I wasn't sure I was ever going to pick this up. Los Angeles never really
sucked me in that much. But I'm glad I got this. It's fantastic.
Everything in Between
No Age is one of the few noise pop acts that Pitchfork supports that's
actually good. And they keep on getting better.
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
The only album that has been able to make me tolerate Gucci Mane. Congratulations, Big Boi.
The Age of Adz
After years of being like "oh hey imma do these art projects and not write
any actual albums", Sufjan comes back with one of his best albums yet.
Have One On Me
Hey Joanna, maybe you could've taken the Robyn approach and released
separate albums... I'm somewhat proud that I managed to listen to the full
album in one sitting. Even if it is kinda sad... Also, thanks for making your
voice much more tolerable this time, Jo.
Bradford Cox has been on a crazy streak of awesome music for the past
like five years. I hope he keeps it up.
im a hipster douche
How I Got Over
|15||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
One of the only metal releases I checked out this year. This is probably my
favorite DEP album.
Probably should be higher up, but i'm too lazy to fix the list.
|17||The Tallest Man on Earth|
The Wild Hunt
One day I hope to write songs as well as Kristian Matsson.
|18||Coheed and Cambria|
Year of the Black Rainbow
Probably my second-favorite Coheed album after Secrets. Chris Pennie
should've been earlier.
|19||Nas & Damian Marley|
I don't know who thought this would be a good collaboration, but they're a
Blue Sky Noise
Best Circa Survive album yet, and my mancrush on Anthony Green grows
|21|| ||S. Carey|
All We Go
Bon Iver's drummer is almost as awesome at music as Justin.
One of the most underrated songwriters of our generation.
|23||The Gaslight Anthem|
Not as good as The '59 Sound, but still some awesome good ol' fashioned
rock & roll
Dare I say it, I like this more than White Pony
If the beats on MBDTF were even close to the beats on the Pilot Talk
albums, it would be like an 11/10
|26||How to Dress Well|
Lo-Fi R&B is my new favorite genre.
I never could get into Beach House's first two releases, but this is just
|28||Motion City Soundtrack|
My Dinosaur Life
It's like Motion City Soundtrack picked the best things about every pop
punk song ever and combined them on this album.
|29||Cee Lo Green|
The Lady Killer
It is impossible to listen to this album without smiling once. It is impossible
not to like Cee-Lo. It is impossible not to think that "Fuck You" is the song
of the year.
This is what Jet, The Vines, Wolfmother, and all the other shitty Australian
neo-psychedelic/garage rock bands wish they sounded like.
The Five Ghosts
This is pretty much Saturdays = Youth with female vocals. And that's
perfectly fine with me.
|33||Broken Social Scene|
Forgiveness Rock Record
Doesn't even begin to compare to You Forgot it in People and Broken Social
Scene, but still a really good album.
I think Adam Downer explained it best when he said that Go is "like getting
mollywhopped by sunshine." Even if I still don't know what that really
This is Happening
Might've even been Album of the Year if "Drunk Girls" and "Pow Pow" didn't
i'm sooooooo hip
|38||Sun Kil Moon|
Admiral Fell Promises
Do I wish that this was as good as Ghosts of the Great Highway or April?
Yeah. Does that make this a bad album? Nope.
Had this on like infinite repeat for a month. Then it kind of lost its edge on
me, and then it came back more recently.
The Golden Archipelago
Jonathan Meiburg has the best voice in all of indie rock.
I have high hopes for this kid.
Shut Up, Dude
This and Sit Down, Man were fantastic. Really hope Das Racist keep a
streak of awesome mixtapes going.
EMINEM'S RETURN TO FORM, AND ALSO RETURN TO ALL CAPS
|45||The Radio Dept.|
Clinging to a Scheme
I really should listen to more shoegaze... "Heaven's on Fire" is absolutely
|46||Dum Dum Girls|
I Will Be
most pitchfork approved 60s influenced garage pop sucks. This doesn't.
I didn't like Women's debut at all, but Public Strain changed my opinion of
them altogether. A great noise/shoegaze album.
The most fun album of 2010
SNAITH? SNAITH? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAITH!?
Revolutions Per Minute
Another good hip hop album in a year filled with good hip hop. The track
with Mos Def, Jay Electronica, and J. Cole is amazing.
There is Love in You
LOVE CRYYYYYYYY LOVE CRYYYYYYYYY
One Life Stand
Even though it doesn't really have a track as good as "Boy from School" or
"Ready for the Floor", this is definitely Hot Chip's best and most consistent
I don't think I'd be picking up a neo soft rock album if Justin Vernon wasn't
After four "great" albums, Spoon release an album that's merely "good." It
was going to happen eventually.
|55||The Morning Benders|
Body Talk Pt. 1
Some of the catchiest pop of recent memory. Have yet to listen to just Body
Talk, but it probably would've made my top 10.
Some of the best guest appearances of any album ever.
Total Life Forever
Donald Glover is one of the most talented people in show business. Good
actor, great writer, hilarious stand-up comedian, and an awesome rapper.
Is there anything this guy can't do?
|60||The Black Keys|
Never really liked The Black Keys as much as I liked the other two-person
garage rock revival band, but this is still good.
I've come to accept that Wolf Parade won't release an album as good as
Apologies to the Queen Mary ever again.
Romance is Boring
Don't like this nearly as much as I liked Hold On Now, Youngster... "Straight
in at 101" is a great track though.
The Winter of Mixed Drinks
not even remotely close to The Midnight Organ Fight. Hopefully this is just a
|65||Jimmy Eat World|
Better than Chase This Light Was, but compared to everything else it's still
|66||Toro y Moi|
Causers of This
Probably the weakest of all the major chillwave artists
"O.N.E." and "Madder Red" are amazing, but everything else is just kinda
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
I still don't understand why the soundtracks to the most teenage girl filled
phenomenon since ever are filled with indie pop
Crystal Castles II
the album itself needed more Robert Smith
Body Talk Pt. 2
Has some great tracks, but does not hold up to Body Talk Pt. 1
|73||The Hold Steady|
Heaven is Whenever
most disappointing album of 2010
Made the Harbor
It's alright, I don't see how it has a 4 right now though
|75||The New Pornographers|
Eh, I guess I'll give up on the New Pornos as a group and just focus on the
really really really underwhelming
James Mercer and Danger Mouse produced some pretty good music on this,
but altogether I wasn't super impressed.
Stuck on Nothing
This band has potential to be really good.
What do you mean this was released in 2009?
Man on the Moon II: the Legend of Mr. Rager
the first album was pretty hit and miss for me, and this album is even hitter
New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
doesn't hold a candle to part one
The best Weezer album since Pinkerton, but that's not really saying too
The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Would be much better without "Magic" and "Nothin' on You".
|87|| ||Best Coast|
Crasy for You
for all the hype it got, it was super "eh"
Thank Me Later
Really boring. And Drake would be a lot better if his lyrics were better than
"TWO THUMBS UP... EBERT AND ROEPER"
|91|| ||Male Bonding|
It's not because "OMG IT DOESN'T HAVE SONGS LIKE KIDS OR TIME TO
PRETEND" it's more of "it's just not really that good"
|93||Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti|
After the hype machine that this album got, I was excited. But then it never
I've always preferred Panda.
It's like they're not even trying anymore.
King of the Beach
less obnoxious than Wavvves, but still really obnoxious.
I have nothing to say
All Delighted People EP
#1 EP of 2010
#2 EP of 2010
Broken Dreams Club
#3 EP of 2010