15 Pretty Good Albums From 2010

A Listmania! list by Lawrence J. Rafalko Jr.
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My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
1.  My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky by Swans
The list author says:
  "So, you're looking for that album that will segue between Outside the Dream Syndicate and Fox Bat Strategy.  Look no further."
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Small Turn of Human Kindness
2.  Small Turn of Human Kindness by Harvey Milk
The list author says:
  "With their sound, lyrics and consistency, I sometimes I think they are messing with us.  That it's all a joke.  But, to keep up the same joke for this long?  In the end, it doesn't matter, I love the album and the band.  Um... not for people who don't like slow slow metal."
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Sisterworld
3.  Sisterworld by Liars
The list author says:
  "Highlights: "Scissor" and "Scarecrows on a Killer Slant". A word to the wise: the bonus CD on the deluxe edition isn't worth it.  However, the deluxe edition packaging is really cool."
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Body Talk Pt 1
4.  Body Talk Pt 1 by Robyn
The list author says:
  "Why did Robyn take so long to let her freak flag fly?  "Dancing on my own" is a highlight, of course."
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/\/\ /\ Y /\
5.  /\/\ /\ Y /\ by M.I.A.
The list author says:
  "I read all the bad press and stayed away from this; that was a mistake.  Diplo said it sounds like Skinny Puppy.  I agree.  ...Oh, that was supposed to be a bad thing.  Whoops."
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Teen Dream [CD + DVD]
6.  Teen Dream [CD + DVD] by Beach House
The list author says:
  "Fantastic songwriting and a great voice.  Prior to this album, I never paid much attention to them.  I knew of and liked "Gila", but that was about it."
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The ArchAndroid
7.  The ArchAndroid by Janelle MonŠe
The list author says:
  "Everybody likes this album.  That includes me.  Even when the album takes a misstep, like "Come Alive," we are still rewarded with an UNGODLY SCREAM that makes the whole thing worth it."
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Learning (Special Limited Edition)
8.  Learning (Special Limited Edition) by Perfume Genius
The list author says:
  "I wish I wrote "Learning" and I've already learned to play it. Man, those lines in that first song: "No one will answer your prayers until you take off that dress/ No one will hear all your crying until you take your last breath/ But you will learn to mind me/ And you will learn to survive me""
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Paul's Tomb: A Triumph
9.  Paul's Tomb: A Triumph by Frog Eyes
The list author says:
  "Why is nobody paying attention to this album?  Frog Eyes have done the best they've done since The Folded Palm with this one.  If I had one request, it would be to make the vocals more discernible.  Great guitar sound."
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Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty
10.  Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty by Big Boi
The list author says:
  "Why did it take so long to get this out?"
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Go
11.  Go by Jonsi
The list author says:
  "I wasn't interested in the idea of an peppy, happy Jonsi doing orchestral pop songs.  But, one listen to "Tornado" changed m mind."
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Coconut
12.  Coconut by Archie Bronson Outfit
The list author says:
  "I think Derang Derang was better.  But, only for one reason: their lyrics and vocal delivery are fantastic and, on this album, they buried it in the mix."
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Latin
13.  Latin by Holy Fuck
The list author says:
  "Best album for running I have heard since the second !!! album."
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High Violet
14.  High Violet by The National
The list author says:
  "I didn't want to like this album or The National in general.  I feel like I'm supposed to like them; like secret marketing forces are leading me to them.  And yet, it's both instantly good and better on repeat listens.  Damn them."
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Song Force Crystal
15.  Song Force Crystal by Hosannas
The list author says:
  "The Hosannas, like Georgia Anne Muldrow last year, are my pick for the flawed gem of the year.  I love the guitar sounds, the production, and her voice.  All they need is to reign in the songwriting a little.  Can't wait to hear what's next."
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