Great alternative albums from 2010

A Listmania! list by J. Luiz (Boston, MA)
 
Contra
1.  Contra by Vampire Weekend
The list author says:
  "(Out 1/11/10)"
$9.49
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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The Rainwater Lp
2.  The Rainwater Lp by Citizen Cope
The list author says:
  "(Out 2/8/10)"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Gorilla Manor
3.  Gorilla Manor by Local Natives
The list author says:
  "(Out 2/16/10)"
$8.79   Used & New from: $2.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Sigh No More
4.  Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
The list author says:
  "(Out: 2/16/2010) A band that became very big instantly and deservedly so with a great mix of folk rock tunes."
$9.72   Used & New from: $2.91
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,023 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
5.  The Winter Of Mixed Drinks by Frightened Rabbit
The list author says:
  "(Out: 3/9/2010) There are no "filler" songs on the CD. One song is better than next. Watch the video of "Nothing Like You" and you'll get hooked and be eager to hear everything else. Scott Hutchison kills it in live shows, too."
$11.99   Used & New from: $2.46
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Shame, Shame
6.  Shame, Shame by Dr. Dog
The list author says:
  "(Out: 4/6/10) The contrasts between the vocal and song-writing styles of the two lead singers of Toby Leaman (throaty, bluesy) and Scott McMicken (higher pitched, more upbeat, but still lots of vocal range) make for a power-packed combination. One of the best live shows you can see -- a great celebratory party!"
$11.74   Used & New from: $2.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Good Morning, Magpie
7.  Good Morning, Magpie by Murder by Death
The list author says:
  "(Out: 4/6/10,Vagrant Records) Adam Turlo is a great lead singer -- a terrific deep full-throated voice. He writes dark, apocalyptic -- and amazingly still funny - lyrics. They are a rocking live show you don't want to miss."
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Tourist History
8.  Tourist History by Two Door Cinema Club
The list author says:
  "(Out 4/27/10)"
Used & New from: $6.42
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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Heaven Is Whenever
9.  Heaven Is Whenever by The Hold Steady
The list author says:
  "(Out: 5/4/10) More fantastic beat poetry from Craig Finn."
$10.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

So Runs The World Away
10.  So Runs The World Away by Josh Ritter
The list author says:
  "(Out 5/4/10)"
$9.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Together
11.  Together by New Pornographers
The list author says:
  "(Out: 5/4/10) I tend to like the Dan Bejar songs the most because I'm a big Destoyer fan, but it's still a great overall album."
$12.99   Used & New from: $1.88
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Oooh La La
12.  Oooh La La by Crash Test Dummies
The list author says:
  "(Out: 5/11/2010) So happy they made another album, closer to their original sound. Even if it was only Brad Roberts returning, his deep voice is so great and his lyrics so quirky, they give his songs such a wonderful uniqueness."
$12.99   Used & New from: $11.14
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Unmistakable Man
13.  The Unmistakable Man by River City Extension
The list author says:
  "(Out 5/11/10, XOXO Records)"
$15.25   Used & New from: $7.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Brothers
14.  Brothers by The Black Keys
The list author says:
  "(Out: 5/18/10) A great, great album with a range of bluesy soulful tones. Dan Auerbach has such a great voice with the slightest intonation change he exudes such a range of feelings. His guitar playing and Patrick's drumming rock your soul on every listen."
$9.99   Used & New from: $4.37
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (457 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Destroyer Of The Void
15.  Destroyer Of The Void by Blitzen Trapper
The list author says:
  "(Out 6/8/2010)"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.85
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Black Dirt Sessions
16.  The Black Dirt Sessions by Deer Tick
The list author says:
  "(Out: 6/8/10) John McCauley has a great raggedy voice and he writes beautiful, powerful lyrics. A great live act, too"
$10.99   Used & New from: $3.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Champ
17.  Champ by Tokyo Police Club
The list author says:
  "(Out 6/8/10)"
$7.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Total Life Forever
18.  Total Life Forever by Foals
The list author says:
  "(Out 6/15/2010)"
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Head and the Heart
19.  The Head and the Heart by The Head and the Heart
The list author says:
  "(Out 6/29/10)"
$11.99   Used & New from: $6.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

The Suburbs
20.  The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "(Out: 8/3/10) Critics drool all over this band, and while I might put some of the other albums on this list higher if I ranked them, this is still a terrific album from the Canadian megastars."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Tomorrow Morning
21.  Tomorrow Morning by Eels
The list author says:
  "(Out 8/17/10)"
$9.49
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Orchard
22.  The Orchard by Ra Ra Riot
The list author says:
  "(Out: 8/24/10) Not much different from The Rhumb Line - but that's a good thing. Wonderful lyrics, beautiful, haunting music."
$11.88   Used & New from: $1.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Night Before
23.  The Night Before by James
The list author says:
  "(Out: 9/7/10) A double album with the one below of gorgeous songs. Tim Booth sounds ecellent as usual."
Used & New from: $4.09
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Morning After The Night Before [2 CD]
24.  The Morning After The Night Before [2 CD] by James
The list author says:
  "(Out: 9/7/10)"
$12.99   Used & New from: $6.76
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Personal Life
25.  Personal Life by The Thermals
The list author says:
  "(Out: 9/7/10) Fun, punky tunes. Simple chords but a great hard rocking edge.  "Never Listen to Me" will get you hooked on the album, and open the door to the rest of the great collection."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.51
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Flamingo
26.  Flamingo by Brandon Flowers
The list author says:
  "(Out: 9/14/10) The rest of the Killers needed a break apparently, but Brandon put out a terrific, Killers-like album with some addtional explorations into country-ish songs."
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.67
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Lisbon
27.  Lisbon by The Walkmen
The list author says:
  "(Out: 9/14/10) A stripped down sound. Beautiful songs, including rockers Angela Surf City, Woe is Me & Blue as Your Blood. Slower stuff - like While I Shovel the Snow is terrific, too."
$12.25   Used & New from: $2.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Come Around Sundown
28.  Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon
The list author says:
  "(Out: 10/29/10) Worry about these guys getting too big, and losing the edge of their early stuff, but plenty of great songs here, like "Pyro" "Back Down South, "Birthday" & "Pony Up." Caleb Followill still has a very, very cool voice."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.14
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Prepare for Black & Blue [EP]
29.  Prepare for Black & Blue [EP] by The White Buffalo
The list author says:
  "(Out 12/7/10)"
Used & New from: $85.51
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Is this release 180 gram on vinyl? 0 21 days ago
No mp3 version? 0 Sep 19, 2014
stupid album cover 13 May 17, 2014
What a sale!!!! A $5 album for $5.99 0 Jul 19, 2012
Ted Dwane of Mumfords is an ex-Moulette and plays on their new album The Bear's Revenge 0 Jul 11, 2012
The Theology of "Sigh No More," by Mumford and Sons 10 May 24, 2012
Too mainstream 5 Mar 26, 2011
Contra is a video game... Why would they call it that?? I don't understand!!!!!! 6 Feb 20, 2011
Have you heard the new cd? 9 Feb 8, 2011
The Suburbs.. 4 Sep 6, 2010
Digital Booklet? 1 Aug 13, 2010
A most excellent album 3 May 2, 2010
 
   

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