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Best Of 2010

I reasonably enjoyed all of these. There are some I'm definitely missing.
1Swans
My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To the Sky


This is a lumbering beast of an album. In other words, just how a Swans album should be. In fact, this may be the best Swans yet.
2Rosetta
A Determinism of Morality


Brilliant post-space-hardcore-metal.
3Hammock
Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts


This has a beautiful ambience.
4Jonsi
Go


Absolutely breathtaking.
5Max Richter
Infra


Max Richter seems to be channeling Phillip Glass here.
6Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


The best punk concept album based on the Civil War you'll hear all year.
7Agalloch
Marrow of the Spirit


I'm surprised this isn't very well-liked here. I am also surprised this works so well as a concept.
8Kayo Dot
Coyote
9U.S. Christmas
Run Thick In The Night


This album is criminally overlooked.
10Maserati
Pyramid of the Sun


This album serves an excellent tribute to their dead drummer, but it also really stands up on it's own.
11Arcade Fire
The Suburbs


In lesser years, this would have been much higher for me. It's not quite as good as the past two Arcade Fire albums, but it is still really great.
12God is an Astronaut
Age of the Fifth Sun
13Superchunk
Majesty Shredding


In lesser years, this would have been much higher for me. It's not quite as good as the past two Arcade Fire albums, but it is still really great. In other words, why isn't this higher on more people's year end lists?
14The Ascent of Everest
From This Vantage
15Alcest
Ecailles de Lune
16Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Obligatory choice. Seriously though, it's good. Really, criminally good.
17Kylesa
Spiral Shadow
18Envy
Recitation
19Intronaut
Valley of Smoke
20Grinderman
Grinderman 2


Nick Cave is a god.
21Yakuza
Of Seismic Consequence
22Enslaved
Axioma Ethica Odini
23Zoroaster
Matador
24Oceansize
Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
25High on Fire
Snakes for the Divine
26 Emeralds
Does It Look Like I'm Here?
27Nachtmystium
Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2
28Eluvium
Similes
29Electric Wizard
Black Masses
30RVIVR
RVIVR LP
31Goldmund
Famous Places
32Sailors With Wax Wings
Sailors With Wax Wings
33The Ocean
Anthropocentric


I think this works much better than Heliocentric.
34Scout Niblett
The Calcination of Scout Niblett
35Julie Christmas
The Bad Wife
36Coliseum
House With A Curse
37Defiance, Ohio
Midwestern Minutes
38East of the Wall
Ressentiment
39Off With Their Heads
In Desolation
40James Blackshaw
All Is Falling
41Triptykon
Eparistera Daimones
4265daysofstatic
We Were Exploding Anyway
43Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Kollaps Tradixionales
44The Corin Tucker Band
1,000 Years


New stuff by Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney.
45Castevet
Mounds of Ash


It's annoying that there are two Castevets I want to check out: the emo one and the black metal one. This album by the latter is good stuff.
46Adebisi Shank
This Is the Second Album of a Band Called...
47Deathspell Omega
Paracletus
48Balmorhea
Constellations
49Constants
If Tomorrow the War
50Twilight
Monument to Time End
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