December 6, 2010

Best albums of 2010

Time once again for my year-end best albums list. Another great year for music. 

#1: Tame Impala: Innerspeaker

#2: Arcade Fire: Suburbs

#3: Local Natives: Gorilla Manor

#4: Beach House: Teen Dream

#5: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

#6: Alcest: Ecailles De Lune

#7: Caribou: Swim

#8: Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

#9: Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid

#10: Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest

Here's the entire list:
  1. Tame Impala: Inner Speaker
  2. Arcade Fire: Suburbs
  3. Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
  4. Beach House: Teen Dream
  5. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today
  6. Alcest: Ecailles De Lune
  7. Caribou: Swim
  8. Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
  9. Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid
  10. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest
  11. Four Tet: There Is Love In You
  12. Das Racist: Sit Down, Man
  13. The Books: The Way Out
  14. Deftones: Diamond Eyes
  15. Liars: Sisterworld
  16. MGMT: Congratulations
  17. The National: High Violet
  18. The Radio Dept: Clinging To A Scheme
  19. Yeasayer: Odd Blood
  20. Kylesa: Spiral Shadow
  21. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  22. Enslaved: Axioma Ethica Odini
  23. The Walkmen: Lisbon
  24. Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz
  25. Sleigh Bells: Treats
  26. Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
  27. Nachtmystium: Addicts Black Meddle Pt II
  28. Against Me: White Crosses
  29. LCD Soundsystem: This is Happening
  30. The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes
  31. Menomena: Mines
  32. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot
  33. Ceo: White Magic
  34. The Black Keys: Brothers
  35. Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles
  36. The Roots: How I Got Over
  37. The Budos Band: The Budos Band III
  38. Delorean: Subiza
  39. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
  40. Spoon: Transference
  41. Holy Fuck: Latin
  42. Toro Y Moi: Causers of This
  43. The Morning Benders: Big Echo
  44. Clinic: Bubblegum
  45. Jonsi: Go
  46. Wild Nothing: Gemini
  47. Gorillaz: Plastic Beach
  48. Best Coast: Crazy for You
  49. Pantha Du Prince: Black Noise
  50. Red Sparowes: The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therin Lies the Answer
  51. Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
  52. Surfer Blood: Astrocoast
  53. Tunng: ...And Then We Saw Land
  54. Hot Chip: One Life Stand
  55. Wavves: King of the Beach
  56. James Blake: CMYK
  57. The Ocean: Heliocentric
  58. Titus Andronicus: The Monitor
  59. Antony & The Johnsons: Swanlights
  60. Burzum: Belus
  61. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me
  62. Grinderman: Grinderman 2
  63. No Age: Everything In Between
  64. Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here
  65. Girls: Broken Dreams Club [EP]
  66. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: The Social Network
  67. The New Pornographers: Together
  68. Gonjasufi: A Sufi And a Killer
  69. High on Fire: Snakes for the Divine
  70. Massive Attack: Helgioland
Honorable Mention:
  • Anais Mitchell: Hadestown
  • Avi Buffalo: Avi Buffalo
  • Belle & Sebastian: Write About Love
  • Born Ruffians: Say It
  • Broken Bells: Broken Bells
  • Cee Lo Green: The Lady Killer
  • Chromeo: Business Casual
  • Drive-By Truckers: The Big To-Do
  • Dungen: Skit I Allt
  • Fang Island: Fang Island
  • Foals: Total Life Forever
  • Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks
  • How to Destroy Angels: How to Destroy Angels
  • How to Dress Well: Love Remains
  • In Mourning: Monolith
  • Los Campesinos!: Romance is Boring
  • Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts
  • Manic Street Preachers: Postcards From a Young Man
  • RJD2: The Colossus
  • Robyn: Body Talk
  • Royksopp: Senior
  • She & Him: Volume Two
  • Shearwater: Golden Archipelago
  • Shining: Blackjazz
  • Shout Out Louds: Work
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots
  • Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People [EP]
  • The Chemical Brothers: Further
  • The Dead Weather: Sea of Cowards
  • The Dilinger Escape Plan: Option Paralysis
  • The Hold Steady: Heaven is Whenever
  • The Magnetic Fields: Realism
  • The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt
  • Wolf Parade: expo 86
  • Woods: At Echo Lake
  • Wovenhand: The Threshing Floor


Unknown said...

Wow! Amazing list, thanks for sharing this! I must check out lots of these artists and the new releases of the artists I knew but I didn't catch. Do you use Last.FM by any chance ? Good holidays to you!

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Vizikahn said...

Nice list, lots of new stuff to look into. My top five for this year:

1. Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder
2. Aural Vampire - Zoltank
3. The Sword - Warp Riders
4. Salem - King Night
5. Marina and the Diamonds - Family Jewels