Best Albums of  2010

A Listmania! list by Brian Sniatkowski "BrianSnat" (Morris County, NJ USA)
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The list author says: "Now that 2010 is drawing to a close it's obvious that it's been another great year for music. Here are my top 25 albums of the year"
High Violet
1.  High Violet by The National
The list author says:
  "The National is a band that has been getting better and better with each release. The fact that they could top the sublime Boxer shows that they are a band that may one day be considered great."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

This Is Happening
2.  This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "Dance until you can't dance anymore."
$27.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Suburbs
3.  The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "This awesome band who put out some generally awesome, but somewhat inaccessible albums finally put out an awesome and accessible album."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (286 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Broken Bells
4.  Broken Bells by Broken Bells
The list author says:
  "An outstanding debut from Shins lead singer and the producer, Danger Mouse.  I hope this isn't a one record and done deal. Would love to hear more from them."
$7.29   Used & New from: $1.41
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Odd Blood
5.  Odd Blood by Yeasayer
The list author says:
  "After an outstanding debut with All Hours Cymbals, Yeasayer follows it up with a sold sophomore effort."
$12.99   Used & New from: $0.48
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Brothers
6.  Brothers by The Black Keys
The list author says:
  "The Black Keys have quietly been making excellent albums. With this one, it is no longer quietly. People have noticed."
$8.99   Used & New from: $2.28
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
7.  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
The list author says:
  "I'm not a major rap or hip-hop fan but I do appreciate the best of the genre. This album certainly meets that standard."
$11.88   Used & New from: $5.94
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (415 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Interpol
8.  Interpol by Interpol
The list author says:
  "Every time they release an album critics lament that it's not another Turn on the Bright Lights. Get over it. That was a brilliant album. The subsequent ones have been merely good. This is a good album."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Bad Books
9.  Bad Books by Bad Books
The list author says:
  "This one almost slipped under my radar but I heard a song on a free sampler recently and was taken enough to delve deeper into their debut album. It is an excellent one."
$8.99   Used & New from: $2.70
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

teen dream
10.  teen dream by Beach House
The list author says:
  "Dream Pop has been a niche genre since Mazzy Star practically invented it in the 1990's. Last year the XXs perfected it. Teen Dream follows that great tradition."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Majesty Shredding
11.  Majesty Shredding by Superchunk
The list author says:
  "They've been away for a long time, but returned with an album that is as good as any  of theirs."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sigh No More
12.  Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
The list author says:
  "This British band channels 70's American country rock and polishes it up for a sound that is relevant in 2010."
$9.00   Used & New from: $4.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (975 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Personal Life
13.  Personal Life by The Thermals
The list author says:
  "This band channels The Undertones quite nicely."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

As I Call You Down
14.  As I Call You Down by Fistful of Mercy
The list author says:
  "Nice country-folk in the model of CSNY."
$19.05   Used & New from: $13.40
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Transference
15.  Transference by Spoon
The list author says:
  "Every year that Spoon has released an album I had it in my top 5. This one didn't even make my top 10. It's still a good record. Hey even the Beatles made some less than great ones."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

Shadows
16.  Shadows by Teenage Fanclub
The list author says:
  "Their best album in years!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Secret Sisters
17.  The Secret Sisters by The Secret Sisters
The list author says:
  "Good old time country music with gorgeous, Everly Brothers like harmonies"
$7.39   Used & New from: $3.39
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Monitor
18.  Monitor by Titus Andronicus
The list author says:
  "Old fashioned punk"
$8.59   Used & New from: $2.77
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Have One on Me
19.  Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
The list author says:
  "Kate Bush has not been particularly active over the past 20 years so Joanna fills the gap - quite well."
$22.69   Used & New from: $9.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Treats
20.  Treats by Sleigh Bells
The list author says:
  "A lot of noise but oh, what a glorious noise."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Astro Coast
21.  Astro Coast by Surfer Blood
The list author says:
  "Love this little punk revival album."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Write About Love
22.  Write About Love by Belle & Sebastian
The list author says:
  "Another nice effort from this band"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Drums
23.  The Drums by The Drums
The list author says:
  "Brooklyn is the hot bed for music these days and The Drums are getting a lot of press, for a good reason."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
24.  God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise by Ray LaMontagne
The list author says:
  "Another solid effort from this folkie."
$10.00   Used & New from: $3.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

/\/\ /\ Y /\ [Deluxe Edition]
25.  /\/\ /\ Y /\ [Deluxe Edition] by M.I.A.
The list author says:
  "Considering the excellent earlier releases, this might be the most disappointing album of the year.  It could have bee great. It wasn't, but it had its moments."
$14.75   Used & New from: $3.14
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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OK Computer comparison warranted? 0 Sep 14, 2012
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The National songs in the movie "Warrior" 2 Dec 25, 2011
10/10 - Pitchfork 12 Nov 6, 2011
 
   

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