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My Top 15 Of 2010

Well it seems like everybody's and every music site done it. And now that the dust has settled rdown and the Grammys (I think) have been announced, I decided to make my own list. Recs rwould be great, as always. And I got the list of albums from Wikipedia, so sorry if I skipped over rsome Independent stuff.
15Of Montreal
False Priest


Its good, but thats about it. Better than the last album, but not even close to Hissing Fauna or Sunlandic Twins.
14Weezer
Hurley


Weezer's best since pinkerton. Aside from having THE WORST album art I have ever seen, this one is actually pretty good overall. Bland in some places, but some songs sound like a perfect combination of Pinkerton and what Green could have been.
13As I Lay Dying
The Powerless Rise


If you hate metalcore, youll probably hate this. But think metalcore plus thrash. The guitar work on here is also a big improvement over their earlier albums.
12Gorillaz
Plastic Beach


The great songs on here are almost weighed down by the terrible ones. Not nearly as consistent as Demon Days.
11The Bouncing Souls
Ghosts on the Boardwalk


Although the songs were technically all released in 2009, the album was 2010. Its a very mature and less punk release, but easy to enjoy
10Vampire Weekend
Contra


If you liked the first one, you'll like this. Although I must admit it's not as good and falls flat in a few places (auto tune song is straight up terrible)
9Eminem
Recovery


The best Eminem release in a while. A very emotional piece from the rapper, he has some very good verses in here too.
8Arcade Fire
The Suburbs


Arcade Fire's grammy winning record may be the weakest of the three they've made, but its still very good. I personally like it because I grew up and moved away from the city/suburb that the lead singer/songwriter Win Butler is from. (Houston, not Canada)
7Broken Bells
Broken Bells


The Shins frontman James Mercer combined with Danger Mouse to create this great album that perfectly combines both artist's strongest aspects and skills
6MGMT
Congratulations


MGMT's F-You to pop and their fame is a fun listen and although it may take a couple listens to realize it, there are quite a few pop hooks in each song- just no Kids.
5Bear Hands
Burning Bush Supper Club


Bear Hand's first full length release may not be a masterpiece, but they have a very distinct sound and have a very strong live show. I expect them to get big in the near future.
4The Black Keys
Brothers


I'm a big fan of Danger Mouse's productions and think that the Black Key's breakout record deserved the success it brought them, even if that success came a few years later than it couldve come.
3LCD Soundsystem
This is Happening


LCD's last record is fun the whole way through and shows added maturity musically. much darker than Silver, but just as fun.
2Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest


Halcyon Digest has a very distinct sound and ambience to it. A very well produced rock record with a ton of pop hooks to satisfy almost anyone
1The National
High Violet


High Violet continues the National's streak of creating amazing records, with this one adding a new dimension to rise above the rest of their catalog. Every song on here is great.
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