best albums of 2010

A Listmania! list by D. Welsh (arizona)
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The list author says: "so far this seems like a year of decent releases but very few knock-your-socks-off CDs //////////// perhaps the individual songs will be best remembered.....but that's another list...........
i like newer sounds or updated / improved / very well done sound, with good lyrics, whether fun, serious or political, and a 'story'....pop, indie, alt, americana, rock, punk, elec*tro/nica and a little less metal, country, soul and r & b or rap, not into funk or jazz"
Brothers
1.  Brothers by The Black Keys
The list author says:
  "best nu-blues rock, hypnotic"
$9.99   Used & New from: $2.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Odd Blood
2.  Odd Blood by Yeasayer
The list author says:
  "most innovative, pop and dance"
$12.99   Used & New from: $0.94
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Lisbon
3.  Lisbon by The Walkmen
The list author says:
  "best lead vocalist, great stories, high brow"
$12.25   Used & New from: $2.60
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Mines
4.  Mines by Menomena
The list author says:
  "most complex and rewarding"
$14.16   Used & New from: $2.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Eyelid Movies
5.  Eyelid Movies by Phantogram
The list author says:
  "best indie-dance....can you say portishead?"
$8.59   Used & New from: $5.92
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Destroyer Of The Void
6.  Destroyer Of The Void by Blitzen Trapper
The list author says:
  "best traditional rock"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.84
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Teen Dream [CD + DVD]
7.  Teen Dream [CD + DVD] by Beach House
The list author says:
  "best indie, improved from first two"
$12.99   Used & New from: $3.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Learning (Special Limited Edition)
8.  Learning (Special Limited Edition) by Perfume Genius
The list author says:
  "best bedroom folk rock / gay"
$11.99   Used & New from: $5.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Guitar Song
9.  The Guitar Song by Jamey Johnson
The list author says:
  "best country, 2 CD so i felt some filler, but wow the good ones...."
$8.39   Used & New from: $1.77
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Halcyon Digest
10.  Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
The list author says:
  "best psychedelic, 60s representin'"
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Illustrated Garden
11.  Illustrated Garden by Radar Brothers
The list author says:
  "best stoner rock"
$14.42   Used & New from: $5.48
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Queen of Denmark
12.  Queen of Denmark by John Grant
The list author says:
  "a man with scores to settle, exotic lyrics, unique"
$12.99   Used & New from: $6.42
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Gemini
13.  Gemini by Wild Nothing
The list author says:
  "best 80's revival"
$30.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Avi Buffalo
14.  Avi Buffalo by Avi Buffalo
The list author says:
  "best new indie"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.05
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Forget
15.  Forget by Twin Shadow
The list author says:
  "second best new dance rock"
$11.64   Used & New from: $5.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Shame, Shame
16.  Shame, Shame by Dr. Dog
The list author says:
  "next best indie"
$11.35   Used & New from: $3.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Transference
17.  Transference by Spoon
The list author says:
  "most reliable band, epitamy of cool"
$12.99   Used & New from: $1.56
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Echo Lake
18.  Echo Lake by Woods
The list author says:
  "americana with some damaged lyrics and stories, or, psych-folk"
$15.19   Used & New from: $6.31
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fields
19.  Fields by Junip
The list author says:
  "midrange lowtempo americana-esque...try it..."
$11.22   Used & New from: $4.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

One Life Stand
20.  One Life Stand by Hot Chip
The list author says:
  "next best alt / dance.......not sure why, lead vocalist eerily like anne murray to me"
$7.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Big Echo
21.  Big Echo by The Morning Benders
The list author says:
  "next best alt / indie"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood
22.  What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood by The Mynabirds
The list author says:
  "straight-ahead rock, female singer belts 'em out (perhaps a grace slick protege)"
$11.99   Used & New from: $4.34
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Plastic Beach
23.  Plastic Beach by Gorillaz
The list author says:
  "some really good songs , danceable"
$14.99   Used & New from: $2.54
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Twin Hand Movement
24.  Twin Hand Movement by Lower Dens
The list author says:
  "best goth revival"
$14.56   Used & New from: $5.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Contra
25.  Contra by Vampire Weekend
The list author says:
  "cool ameri-ska"
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Relayted
26.  Relayted by GAYNGS
The list author says:
  "10cc in molasses, takes a few listens...."
$11.99   Used & New from: $2.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Here's to Taking It Easy
27.  Here's to Taking It Easy by Phosphorescent
The list author says:
  "slow, murkier americana"
$12.99   Used & New from: $3.86
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Shape of the Shape
28.  Shape of the Shape by Starless & Bible Black
The list author says:
  "cool americana"
Used & New from: $9.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Majesty Shredding
29.  Majesty Shredding by Superchunk
The list author says:
  "strictly alt/punk, love 'em....fastest tempo on my list"
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Crystal Castles
30.  Crystal Castles by Crystal Castles
The list author says:
  "best electro-clash, noise and dance"
$8.89   Used & New from: $5.86
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Grinderman 2
31.  Grinderman 2 by Grinderman
The list author says:
  "i like better than first, this is less profane, yet harder sounding....what a concert they would be with queens of the stone age...and cover some birthday party....lol"
$16.03   Used & New from: $3.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Before Today
32.  Before Today by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
The list author says:
  "many differsent styles, this took me many  listens.....seemed like TV soundtracks for awhile, but yes, rewarding.....nothing sounds like this, unique"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.31
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Age of Adz
33.  The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "very choral, almost warbling, a la sunset rubdown, rewarding.....ALOT to digest, takes awhile"
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
34.  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
The list author says:
  "best r and b, rap, and much more in styles...........big on DRAMA"
$11.25   Used & New from: $4.67
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

Libraries
35.  Libraries by The Love Language
The list author says:
  "most improved, pop with great vocalist"
$13.80   Used & New from: $2.79
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Becoming a Jackal
36.  Becoming a Jackal by Villagers
The list author says:
  "very good alt, some intense and riveting lyrics"
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.73
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Easy Wonderful
37.  Easy Wonderful by Guster
The list author says:
  "good ol' alt-pop, mainly sunny stories"
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Wild Hunt
38.  The Wild Hunt by The Tallest Man on Earth
The list author says:
  "best singer-songwriter.....he does it all
these songs will be covered by others in the future"
$12.99   Used & New from: $4.22
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

New Inheritors
39.  New Inheritors by Wintersleep
The list author says:
  "quieter, americana, smooth"
$12.33   Used & New from: $1.93
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Sisterworld
40.  Sisterworld by Liars
The list author says:
  "new-goth, spooky near-metal.....still love 'em"
$14.75   Used & New from: $1.25
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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