Q's Top 50 Albums of 2010

2010-11-25 by Ali | 144 Comments
UK music magazine Q has (slightly prematurely) published it's top 50 albums of 2010. The list is as follows;

50. Steve Mason - Boys Outside

49. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

48. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep

47. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

46. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

45. Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline

44. Villagers - Becoming A Jackal

43. Skream - Outside The Box

42. Tom Jones - Praise & Blame

41. Belle And Sebastian - Write About Love

40. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

39. I Am Kloot - Sky At Night

38. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid

37. The Coral - Butterfly House

36. The Roots - How I Got Over

35. Everything Everything - Man Alive

34. The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards

33. Tricky - Mixed Race

32. The Drums - The Drums

31. The Chemical Brothers - Further

30. Brandon Flowers - Flamingo

29. Interpol - Interpol

28. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

27. Midlake - The Courage Of Others

26. Klaxons - Surfing The Void

25. Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown

24. Bryan Ferry - Olympia

23. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

22. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea

21. Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms

20. Take That - Progress

19. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

18. Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From A Young Man

17. John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up!

16. Foals - Total Life Forever

15. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

14. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

13. Beach House - Teen Dream

12. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

11. The Black Keys - Brothers

10. MGMT - Congratulations

9. Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

8. The National - High Violet

7. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

6. John Grant - Queen Of Denmark

5. Vampire Weekend - Contra

4. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

3. Plan B - The Defamation Of The Strickland Banks

2. Robert Plant - Band Of Joy

1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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Defeater
November 25th 2010
5782 Comments


Where the hell is Kanye?

tomr4
November 25th 2010
192 Comments


not one metal album. what a travesty.

rid
November 25th 2010
67 Comments


booooo

Oceans
November 25th 2010
934 Comments


What tomr said.

deathofasalesman
November 25th 2010
6057 Comments


Who... cares? It's Q magazine.

Oceans
November 25th 2010
934 Comments


Ive never even heard of Q Magazine tbh.

ThatPoorBastard
November 25th 2010
69 Comments


q is a british magazine which means it probably prides itself on its homoeroticisms

fr33convict
November 25th 2010
11724 Comments


Is anyone shocked that list sucked?

Oceans
November 25th 2010
934 Comments


British Lol

SoapySoap
November 25th 2010
865 Comments


The Suburbs was so boring. There was no energy in Butler's voice.

pmmets07
November 25th 2010
5984 Comments


fuck this list 5 is terrible compared to their s/t

NigelH
November 25th 2010
1571 Comments


"The Suburbs was so boring. There was no energy in Butler's voice."

Did we listen to the same album?

List kind of sucks, no way KOL and Interpol's piece of shit should be higher than Halcyon, but the Suburbs is probably my number one, so whatev.


Defeater
November 25th 2010
5782 Comments


The Suburbs is good, but not that good. 38 deserves that spot.

bloc
November 25th 2010
40779 Comments


2 of these will be in my top 10

Defeater
November 25th 2010
5782 Comments


let me guess

7 and 38?

climactic
November 25th 2010
22238 Comments


no kanye? fckin hipsters

AnotherBrick
November 25th 2010
9782 Comments


Was wondering when these would start

bloc
November 25th 2010
40779 Comments


No, 29 and 47

Defeater
November 25th 2010
5782 Comments


lol

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2010
32190 Comments


Ive seen worse lists, few of these will be on mine. Don't know what Skream's doing here though

Ovrot
November 25th 2010
12850 Comments


Needs more metal.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2010
32190 Comments


Actually 11 of these will be on mine so Q's taste is improving

bloc
November 25th 2010
40779 Comments


Or your taste is deteriorating

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2010
32190 Comments


All Indie and no futurepop makes Bloc a dull boy

zaruyache
November 25th 2010
16632 Comments


I've heard of like 3 of these bands, so yeah. Even then, no Iron Maiden? They're British, wtf. So
much for national loyalty and all that shit.

Digging: Teethgrinder - Nihilism

Goku
November 25th 2010
253 Comments


Honestly, you can't make a real best of 2010 with out How to Dress Well.

psykonaut
November 25th 2010
3913 Comments


even as a "top 50 indie/pop albums" this list is utter shit

Ulsufyring
November 25th 2010
1748 Comments


lolololol

SowingSeason
Moderator
November 25th 2010
23372 Comments


haha this list is a funny joke; i think i'll tell it to a friend sometime

Digging: The New Year - Snow

AliW1993
November 25th 2010
7511 Comments


Anyone who seriously thinks that Q will have even heard of How To Dress Well needs to get real. I'm not saying it shouldn't be there but it's a mainstream magazine ffs. Also it gives metal practically zero coverage so there's not gonna be any Iron Maiden here.

Knott-
Emeritus
November 25th 2010
10198 Comments


Any Top 50 list that completely snubs Kanye AND Titus Andronicus is so wrong it doesn't even bear thinking about.

Skybreaker
November 25th 2010
622 Comments


25. Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown


Are you fucking kidding me]

theearthisnthumming
November 25th 2010
23 Comments


I'll take 27, 16, and 8. Other than that, what a boring list.

AliW1993
November 25th 2010
7511 Comments


They published it too fucking early to include Kanye

FatChickIrl
November 25th 2010
4095 Comments


List is lolbad.

Knott-
Emeritus
November 25th 2010
10198 Comments


Well that's their fault then, Ali, really. You can only really justify publishing a 2010 list at the end of November if nothing that comes out afterwards would break the top 50...

AliW1993
November 25th 2010
7511 Comments


Yeah, publishing a list this early is just ridiculous, especially when there's a months worth of albums still to come.

nickobretto
November 25th 2010
121 Comments


hahahahahaha Q.

DhA
November 25th 2010
421 Comments


Q sucks anyway, got it once and it was awful.

DeafMetal
November 25th 2010
8596 Comments


Pure shit.

Gyromania
November 25th 2010
21876 Comments


Really bad list.

Athom
Emeritus
November 25th 2010
17241 Comments


Cool list.

killrobotmusic
November 25th 2010
673 Comments


A lot of pretty good stuff but plenty of meh to counterbalance. I'm sure there will be worse mainstream music lists by the end of the year.

conradtao
Emeritus
November 25th 2010
2090 Comments


this list is.. really, really, really awful..

theartofdoom
November 25th 2010
254 Comments


no BMTH, the fuck is this

eatmorchickin
November 25th 2010
76 Comments


Hot Chip was not high enough. also, this list would make all the hipsters in my school wet themselves

elephantREVOLUTION
November 25th 2010
2942 Comments


lol, vampire weekend higher than the national.

Digging: King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Murder Of The Universe

RiversCuomo
November 25th 2010
439 Comments


list sucks cock

rainonmyparade
November 25th 2010
40 Comments


No Menomena or Sufjan Stevens = epic fail. That Robert Plant album is pure dad rock, doesn't belong anywhere on here.

NervousCreature
November 25th 2010
8 Comments


The Black Keys and Foals should've been higher.

Electric City
Emeritus
November 25th 2010
15759 Comments


meh, sputnik's will be better

TheHamburgerman
November 25th 2010
1434 Comments


I've downloaded every available album on the list. Now I'm gonna listen to all of them and then bitch about how the list sucks.

roflrad
November 25th 2010
81 Comments


worst list ever.

Romulus
November 25th 2010
8479 Comments


a few good albums but overall pretty mediocre. some of the higher choices are ridiculous.

zombiMessiah
November 25th 2010
59 Comments


well thats not typical at all. a fuck load of indie shit and ignore everything else.

Ayon
November 25th 2010
160 Comments


Any list with Take That on it cannot be taken seriously.

kangaroopoo
November 25th 2010
3175 Comments


far Q list

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2010
32190 Comments


Q needs to get its party on

Awesomesauce
November 25th 2010
1087 Comments


List is predictably shit.

Bow2LeperMessiah
November 25th 2010
225 Comments


Before viewing the list there are two things you can pretty much expect to be there without even looking.

New Arcade Fire, New Kings of Leon.

Predictable..

demigod!
November 25th 2010
49140 Comments


predictable hipster is predictable

Digging: Voices From The Lake - Voices From The Lake

Satellite
November 25th 2010
24217 Comments


published it's its top 50 albums...


Digging: MDC - Millions Of Dead Cops

cvlts
November 25th 2010
9383 Comments


Cool that Tricky got on this.

Satellite
November 25th 2010
24217 Comments


list is shitty and predictable. the new mgmt? really?

GulliKyro
November 26th 2010
357 Comments


I agree with 6 of them which is around average I'd think.

Puzzles
November 26th 2010
3065 Comments


What the fuck? Terrible, shitty, inaccurate, distasteful list. Where the fuck is Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan etc? I'm disgusted

tombits
November 26th 2010
3473 Comments


the top 10 are lol-worthy

Thanntos
November 26th 2010
336 Comments


Would be awesome if people from these mags actually listened to at least a little metal. Shame, some great albums this year. And no, that does not mean Deftones or Dillinger Escape Plan at all.

Also, How to Dress Well is just really not that good. Wayyyy too much hype.

Emim
November 26th 2010
27378 Comments


The top 50 are lol-worthy

Steoandnoodles
November 26th 2010
2832 Comments


I like the fact that Avi Buffalo, Villagers and Janelle Monae but the order in which they are placed is stupid.

I mean, behind Kings Of Leon and MGMT? WHAT?!
This isn't opinion, it's stupidity.

SephirothBlade
November 26th 2010
100 Comments


Just goes to show with bands guys and groups like 'brandon flowers, vampire weekend..' british music is quite easily said, dead or dying. Downhill track since the 2000's id say... music is dying here and something drastic needs to happen, what a poor list, even weller and a few others arn't that good anymore...wheres the originality gone from england??....

nychicano
November 26th 2010
322 Comments


Oh yeah!! Arcade Fire

Knott-
Emeritus
November 26th 2010
10198 Comments


ust goes to show with bands guys and groups like 'brandon flowers, vampire weekend..' british music is quite easily said, dead or dying.


lol shut up

Huntthequattro
November 26th 2010
66 Comments


Lol Q

Photon
November 26th 2010
1299 Comments


the Foals should be in the top 5 ..ehh list is quiet bad

freedomofspeechnoway
November 26th 2010
426 Comments


Black Keys are tight.

freedomofspeechnoway
November 26th 2010
426 Comments


What the fuck? Terrible, shitty, inaccurate, distasteful list. Where the fuck is Deftones


Joke post? Deftones? You sure bring the laughs.

Steoandnoodles
November 26th 2010
2832 Comments


I dont feel The Drums should be there at all.
I get that England would like them but they aren't a universaly fantastic band...quite bad actually. :/

Grimward
November 26th 2010
38 Comments


Not totally distasteful, at least it has some cool LPs like Suburbs, Come Around Sundown and Total Life Forever. But sure lacks some very important Records like: High Violet, Diamond Eyes or Wild Hunt. And it has some very crappy stuff in it like fucking Take That or the epic fail which is the second MGMT Record.

Gmork89
November 26th 2010
7083 Comments


Holy scene.

Digging: Heretoir - The Circle

Steoandnoodles
November 26th 2010
2832 Comments


Holy cow Grimward, I didn't even realise, neither Wild Hunt or High Violet is on the list. That's nuts. :/
The Wild Hunt is one of my fave records this year.

taxidermist
November 26th 2010
7230 Comments


Screw this mainstream bullshit!

Knott-
Emeritus
November 26th 2010
10198 Comments


Actually unless you've listened to the new Take That album I don't think you should slag it off. It's definitely not the worst thing on this list.

Knott-
Emeritus
November 26th 2010
10198 Comments


And High Violet is on this list you fucking idiots.

fr33convict
November 26th 2010
11724 Comments


I don't getting 2/50 right is very good, Knott.

Knott-
Emeritus
November 26th 2010
10198 Comments


I agree, I'm not defending the list, I already said it's pretty shit. But when mongs are saying "HIGH VIOLET ISN'T ON THIS LIST!!!!11111" and it IS... just feel the need to point it out, is all.

49, 39, 16, 8, 1 would be in my top 50.

deadinholywood
November 26th 2010
246 Comments


I will never understand the love for Arcade Fire, I just can't get into any of their stuff.

Oh and the list needs more indie.

Apollo
November 26th 2010
10670 Comments


what a fuckin joke. Awful.

Fieryfenderz
November 26th 2010
1802 Comments


OMG WHERE's MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

Josh D.
November 26th 2010
14014 Comments


Indie of course.

Gmork89
November 26th 2010
7083 Comments


Needs more Edwin McCain.

Titan50
November 26th 2010
4588 Comments


I mean, behind Kings Of Leon and MGMT? WHAT?!
This isn't opinion, it's stupidity.


>implying Congratulations was not one of this year's best albums


Steoandnoodles
November 26th 2010
2832 Comments


Sorry Titan50, I didn't think it was.
And even if you thought it was, a majority of people either didn't like it or felt that there were better albums this year.

So yes, I am implying that Congratulations is not one of the best albums this year. It's rather a 50-50 argument. Some love it, some hate it.

Ayon
November 26th 2010
160 Comments


In Take That's defense they probably aren't the worst thing on the list.

Truthfully, I think Robert Plant at number 2 bothers me more. I know taste is subjective but that album is not Top 3 material.

Fort23
November 26th 2010
2967 Comments


not enough OF

Digging: Kodak Black - Painting Pictures

mvdu
November 26th 2010
684 Comments


#41 - excellent choice

#38 - good choice, if a wee bit overrated

#21, 22 - good choices

#8, #4 - excellent choices

#1 - I liked it a lot more than the other AF albums. Good choice.

Won't look like my list (many critics' lists don't,) but has some solid choices.

porch
November 26th 2010
8460 Comments


Just goes to show with bands guys and groups like 'brandon flowers, vampire weekend..' british music is quite easily said, dead or dying


this guy knows stuff

MassiveAttack
November 26th 2010
2754 Comments


Nice to see Tricky on there, but the majority of the list is head-scratch worthy.

GBJ
November 26th 2010
500 Comments


kinda surprised the new circa isn't somewhere on this list. I know it went a bit too mainstream for the hipsters, but still

Jemidu06
November 26th 2010
115 Comments


1, 23 (maybe), 32, and 49...and that's it for me. no kanye/titus/high on fire/women/odd future/whatever else i just thought of equals disagreement from me. not that i expect it from q, so take it or leave it

thebhoy
Emeritus
November 26th 2010
4462 Comments


Are people still complaining about lack of (insert genre here) on a list from a magazine that has its own tastes like every other publication? God we do this every fucking year. That's like going to a metal magazine's year end list and saying "where's all the Vampire Weekend or LCD Soundsystem?" Some of you are so stupid sometimes...

having said this, I'm meh towards this list because I've been meh towards most Q related things.

Knott-
Emeritus
November 26th 2010
10198 Comments


123lan

julck969
November 26th 2010
12 Comments


With only having the suburbs in number one, they get all the list right.

MrZuckerberg
November 27th 2010
21 Comments


...no

Titan50
November 27th 2010
4588 Comments


Are people still complaining about lack of (insert genre here) on a list from a magazine that has its own tastes like every other publication? God we do this every fucking year. That's like going to a metal magazine's year end list and saying "where's all the Vampire Weekend or LCD Soundsystem?" Some of you are so stupid sometimes...


This. Metalheads are way too ignorant to other music on Sputnik. They seem to be forgetting that, in this day and age, metal is mostly irrelevant. Deal with it.

InFiction
November 27th 2010
3830 Comments


16 and 10 are the only ones I really know of. They're both awesome though.

ReadyForTheHouse
November 27th 2010
75 Comments


Funny once releasing this list in November, Q. And where IN THE NAME OF EVERYTHING RIGHTEOUS is Titus Andronicus you bastards?!

foreverendeared
November 27th 2010
14678 Comments


This. Metalheads are way too ignorant to other music on Sputnik. They seem to be forgetting that, in this day and age, metal is mostly irrelevant. Deal with it.

what a fucking retarded thing to say



Terrifyer
November 27th 2010
3403 Comments


pretty sure the same thing can be said of indie kids and mainstream faggots like yourself

ShadowRemains
November 27th 2010
24540 Comments


This. Metalheads are way too ignorant to other music on Sputnik. They seem to be forgetting that, in this day and age, metal is mostly irrelevant. Deal with it.


*sigh*


sleepyhead
November 27th 2010
593 Comments


i'm disappointed... i expected it to be worse

Makemebad35
November 27th 2010
836 Comments


what a list

LegendofPittman
November 27th 2010
2960 Comments


Is this a hipster magazine or something?
Seriously, 5 and 1 that high?

AtavanHalen
November 28th 2010
17927 Comments


WHERE THE FUCK IS NOTHING RHYMES WITH DAVID AND CALEB MCALPINE

LIST SUCKS

pillowswantyoursoul
November 28th 2010
923 Comments


" This. Metalheads are way too ignorant to other music on Sputnik. They seem to be forgetting that, in this day and age, metal is mostly irrelevant. Deal with it. "

what a fucking retarded thing to say [2]

JayVex
November 28th 2010
385 Comments


Suburbs was great and all but certainly not THAT great.

stevecif
November 28th 2010
16 Comments


circa survive?

TRMshadow
November 28th 2010
4983 Comments


what the hell? this is freaking awful...

808muzik
November 28th 2010
1109 Comments


Lack of Big Boi is disturbing.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 28th 2010
32190 Comments


Its amazing how people are still going about this, I mean do you really think Q listens to Immolation etc? Who do you think works there??

This list will undoubtedly be better than half of the userbase's end of year's that will include the likes of Periphery

bloc
November 28th 2010
40779 Comments


Jason u mad?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 28th 2010
32190 Comments


Nope, u dum?

bloc
November 28th 2010
40779 Comments


i smrt

Uranium
November 28th 2010
7543 Comments


THIS IS A SHIT LIST
SHIT
SHIT SHIIIIIITTTT, although I am pleases to see AF finally get a rating they deserve. But VP, MGMT? SHITTTTTT

porch
November 28th 2010
8460 Comments


Its amazing how people are still going about this, I mean do you really think Q listens to Immolation etc? Who do you think works there??

This list will undoubtedly be better than half of the userbase's end of year's that will include the likes of Periphery


truth

people need to shut the fuck up


hykinix
November 28th 2010
188 Comments


28 should be higher.

anuspudding
November 28th 2010
403 Comments


if one were to look upon this list with no knowledge in any form of music whatsoever, they would say this was a terrible year in music

Spec
November 28th 2010
34260 Comments


I disagree.

Digging: Belgrado - Siglo XXI

Athom
Emeritus
November 28th 2010
17241 Comments


every time i see comments like the majority of the ones in this thread it makes me want to once again petition to delete the user base. you stupid motherfuckers need to learn what context is.

Realm
November 28th 2010
2237 Comments


omg this doesnt have x album by x band

list suxxx

Enotron
November 28th 2010
7695 Comments


yo adam did you ever seriously do such a thing?

Athom
Emeritus
November 28th 2010
17241 Comments


[img]http://images.blackheartgoldpants.com/images/admin/Fif.jpg[/img]


Athom
Emeritus
November 28th 2010
17241 Comments


you'd think

Enotron
November 28th 2010
7695 Comments


mx should create an algorithm that permabans any user whose pie chart has over 40 percent of any kind of metal

Terrifyer
November 28th 2010
3403 Comments


mx should create an algorithm that permabans any user whose pie chart has over 40 percent of any kind of music
fix'd

Enotron
November 28th 2010
7695 Comments


spose

and andcas black metals great getouttahere

Terrifyer
November 28th 2010
3403 Comments


i mean judging people based on what their pie chart says is retarded

but its funny how most users who laugh at people for having too much metal have like over 50% alt/indie

Athom
Emeritus
November 28th 2010
17241 Comments


too much of anything is no good. diversify.

Enotron
November 28th 2010
7695 Comments


was joking about the algorithm, just saying

only users who bother me are the ones who complain about the lack of genre on a list

Athom
Emeritus
November 28th 2010
17241 Comments


the only users that bother me are the retards.

Butkuiss
November 28th 2010
4459 Comments


No Alcest? Travesty.

Disneyland
November 29th 2010
10 Comments


This list is a list. I do not agree with it. Except for Gorillaz... and I did love "The Suburbs," though perhaps not that much. That is my post.

Ayashi
November 29th 2010
283 Comments


They got it right with Arcade Fire being #1, that's all I care about.

scottyvee
December 2nd 2010
68 Comments


where's Hasselhoth's new record?



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