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Alex Robertson
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Last Active 07-09-14 4:55 pm
Joined 05-13-09

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Best Albums Robertsona 2010

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30The Books
The Way Out


Chain of Missing Links (Sort of feel bad for dissing on this band occasionally but hey. That's what I do, sometimes.)
29Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz


Age of Adz
28Curren$y
Pilot Talk


Address
27Baths
Cerulean


Lovely Bloodflow
26Dark Time Sunshine
Vessel


Run
25Drake
Thank Me Later


Shut it Down (Really good, guys. Some of it tapers off in the last third but full of lush jams.)
24The National
High Violet


Terrible Love
23Kings of Leon
Come Around Sundown


Pyro (Also felt weird. Especially putting over CERTAIN albums....*looks up at 24*.)
22Hellogoodbye
Would it Kill You?


When We First Kissed (Really good in its classic pop grooves and melodies. Don't hate.)
21Gorillaz
Plastic Beach


On Melancholy Hill
20Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner


Snow & Taxis
19Toro y Moi
Causers of This


Blessa
18Vampire Weekend
Contra


White Sky
17 Emeralds
Does it Look Like I'm Here?


Access Granted
16Menomena
Mines


TAOS
15Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest


Helicopter
14M.I.A.
Maya


Teqkilla (Really fucking good, and hard to listen to, and strange and impenetrable and all that. She had to make this album, we can all agree. I just happen to find its abrasive qualities thrilling.)
13Teebs
Ardour


Moments
12The Walkmen
Lisbon


Juveniles
11Anais Mitchell
Hadestown


Doubt Comes In (Another relative obscurity. Sort of like Joanna in its irresistible sprawl and also its folky goodness (though calling Joanna "folky" is pushing it), but sort of more focused. It has a fucking LIBRETTO, for Christ's sake. Whole thing tells the story of Orpheus and Persephone and all that, but it pulls it off with style and charm; shows that "ridiculous" still has a place in music.)
10Avey Tare
Down There


Laughing Hieroglyphic
9Max Richter
Infra


Journey 5 (Total sucker for this guy's stuff. He could release the same album five times (and, to the (admittedly rare) haters, he pretty much has) and I'd lap it up.)
8Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


The Battle of Hampton Roads
7Women
Public Strain


Can't You See
6Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma


Galaxy in Janaki
5Joanna Newsom
Have One on Me


In California
4Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


All of the Lights
3Corinne Bailey Rae
The Sea


I'd Do It All Again (Suppose I should explain myself on this one. All you need to know is that, in wake of a tragedy (her husband's death; 2008 (although best of all is that you DON'T really need to know this; think of it like, I don't know, Bon Iver's girlfriend breaking up with him pre-"Emma")), Rae opted not to record mourning songs (as many critics seemed to want her to) but an album that is just fucking human. Raw sexuality, sadness--yes--but also happiness. Release. It may be the most visibly flawed this high on this list, but in its raw humanity, it's perhaps the most beautiful. Also, the songwriting is fucking excellent; Rae has an amazing ear for beautifully strange chord changes, probably the best in that manner since Stevie Wonder.)
2The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt


Burden of Tomorrow
1Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)


Tightrope (Oh, also, nothing came close. Sorry.)
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