Albums of  2010 to Check Out

A Listmania! list by s.t. (Philadelphia)
 
Tomorrow, In A Year
1.  Tomorrow, In A Year by The Knife
The list author says:
  "Ghostly electro-opera. Not a conventional Knife release, but perhaps my favorite of 2010."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Grey Oceans
2.  Grey Oceans by CocoRosie
The list author says:
  "Our urban shaman sisters have softened their sound a bit, but their art is still arresting and beautiful."
$13.92   Used & New from: $6.77
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The ArchAndroid
3.  The ArchAndroid by Janelle MonŠe
The list author says:
  "A bit overloaded in terms of production, but Janelle's definitely someone to look out for! Very impressive debut."
$9.98   Used & New from: $1.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Have One on Me
4.  Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
The list author says:
  "A lot to digest, but consistently well-crafted and engaging. A nicely matured version of Newsom's famous whimsy."
$23.47   Used & New from: $8.92
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Sisterworld
5.  Sisterworld by Liars
The list author says:
  "A sound further refined from the eponymous fourth album, Sisterworld is also a more intense, tribal experience."
$14.77   Used & New from: $1.27
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Go
6.  Go by Jonsi
The list author says:
  "Taking the joyous, sunny sounds of recent Sigur Ros LPs and carving them into shorter, more direct pop gems. Brilliant!"
$11.88   Used & New from: $3.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Crystal Castles
7.  Crystal Castles by Crystal Castles
The list author says:
  "Not as immediately grabbing as their first LP; less shouting, and more melodies. But repeated listens reveal this to be the superior album, and also one of the best of 2010."
$11.44   Used & New from: $3.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

How I Got Over
8.  How I Got Over by The Roots
The list author says:
  "Trades in the paranoid intensity of their last few albums for a softer, somber sound that accurately reflects the melancholy mood of the times. Despite the gloom, however, hope perseveres through the album, and strong melodies throughout make "How I Got Over" a stately, if bittersweet, affair."
$8.98   Used & New from: $2.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

/\/\ /\ Y /\
9.  /\/\ /\ Y /\ by M.I.A.
The list author says:
  "Relying mostly on abrasive lo-fi sounds inspired by 70's industrial groups, it sounds like Maya's trying to scare away the fans she made from "Paper Planes." As long as you're not expecting another fusion album along the lines of Kala (and you don't mind a little noise), this one's still a lot of fun."
$11.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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:
  "Solid the whole way through. Maybe Big Boi's best work yet."
$11.81   Used & New from: $0.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Swanlights
11.  Swanlights by Antony and the Johnsons
The list author says:
  "Not as daring or edgy as he could be, but Antony sounds fresh again, thank goodness. A serene, dreamlike album that feels cohesive, even though it's quite erratic."
$14.98   Used & New from: $2.32
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Grinderman 2 (Deluxe Edition)
12.  Grinderman 2 (Deluxe Edition) by Grinderman
The list author says:
  "Nick and the boys aren't quite as silly the second time around. Instead they take their sexy, psychedelic blues sound to shrieking perfection."
$16.98   Used & New from: $7.92
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Down There
13.  Down There by Avey Tare
The list author says:
  "I'm not a huge fan of Avey Tare's recent switch to whiny, humanoid vocals (first heard on Animal Collective's Strawberry Jam) but thankfully that's not a prominent sound on this record. Most of this is dark, murky, and gurgly swamp pop. A welcome return to weirdness."
$13.86   Used & New from: $1.45
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Special Affections
14.  Special Affections by Diamond Rings
The list author says:
  "Like Patrick Wolf singing a cross between later-period Depeche Mode and the Strokes. Sounds good to me!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Forget
15.  Forget by Twin Shadow
The list author says:
  "Comparisons to the Smiths and the Cure are inevitable and appropriate, but the fact remains that Twin Shadow makes some great songs that stand out as unique and affecting."
$10.31   Used & New from: $3.61
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

$O$
16.  $O$ by DIE ANTWOORD
The list author says:
  "This isn't the breakthrough masterpiece that I wish it was, but its highlights (Evil Boy, Enter the Ninja, Fish paste, & $copie) are brilliant, and show a potential for greatness that will hopefully be realized soon."
$11.39   Used & New from: $3.71
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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