Best Albums of 2010

December 22, 2010

Here’s my list of the 20 best albums of 2010.  Many of these came out in the beginning of the year (or leaked at the end of last) so be sure to return to them.  Each is linked to my review of the album.  Comment with your list! (or just complain about mine)

1. Future IslandsIn Evening Air

2. Owen PallettHeartland

3. Beach HouseTeen Dream

4. ScubaTriangulation

5. Benoît Pioulard – Lasted (write-up pending)

6. Clubroot – II: MMX

7. Four Tet – There is Love in You

8. Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Real Life is No Cool

9. Infinite Body – Carve Out the Face of My God

10. Punch Brothers – Antifogmatic

11. Echospace – Liumin

12. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

13. Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers

14. Twin Shadow – Forget

15. Phosphorescent – Here’s to Taking it Easy

16. James Blake – 3 EPs: The Bells Sketch/CMYK/Klavierwerke (write-up pending)

17. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

18. Caribou – Swim

19. Sarah Kirkland Snider (featuring Shara Worden and Signal) – Penelope (write-up pending) STREAM

20. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (write-up pending, maybe)

Honorable Mentions

Hot Chip – Coming on Strong

Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

Delorean – Subiza

Arcade Fire – Suburbs

John Roberts – Glass Eights (write-up pending)

(Kanye doesn’t get one)


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