The 50 Best Albums of 2010 – MusicZeitgeist.com’s Favorite Spins

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Special thanks to Truffle Jones, Tragic Josh and Daniel Waters for their invaluable input in compiling this list and covering the huge selection of excellent options for another very eclectic year in excellent recorded music.

Alright 2010, thank you for helping ease out all the fucking hand-clapping and xylophones. This year it was time to get down and dirty.

Here is MusicZeitgeist.com’s

Top 50 Albums for 2010

50. Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern
49. Aloe Blacc – Good Things
48. Girls – Broken Dreams Club
47. Sleigh Bells – Treats
46. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

45. Delorean – Endless Sunset
44. Jónsi – Go
43. Caribou – Swim
42. Avey Tare – Down There
41. Ulrich Schnauss – Missing Deadlines: Selected Remixes
40. Hot Chip – One Life Stand

39. Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
38. Drake – Thank Me Later
37. Owen Pallett – Heartland
36. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
35. Beach House – Teen Dream
34. The National – High Violet
33. Antony & The Johnsons – Swanlights

32. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
31. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

30. Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms
29. Baths – Cerulean
28. NAS – Distant Relatives
27. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
26. Brian Eno – Small Craft on a Milk Sea
25. Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
24. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker


23. Josh Ritter – So Runs The World Away
22. The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards
21. Zola Jesus – Stridulum II

20. Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard
19. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
18. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
17. Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
16. Glasser – Ring

15. The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes The Knighthood
14. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
13. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
12. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
11. Robert Plant – Band of Joy

10. Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
09. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Irm
08. Vampire Weekend – Contra
07. Neil Young – Le Noise
06. Twin Shadow – Forget

05. Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
04. The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
03. Massive Attack – Heligoland
02. Junip – Fields
01. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me

joanna newsom - have one on me

Just in case there is any doubt about Newsom:

Best Music 2010 – Some Honorable Mentions:

  • Grinderman – Grinderman 2
  • The Books – The Way Out
  • The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme
  • Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool
  • Wild Nothing – Gemini
  • Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
  • Liars – Sisterworld

  • School of Seven Bells – Disconnect from Desire
  • Fang Island – Fang Island
  • Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer
  • The Sadies – Darker Circles
  • Women – Public Strain
  • CEO – White Magic
  • Daft Punk – TRON Legacy Soundtrack
  • How To Dress Well – Love Remains
  • Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
  • Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty

What were your favorite albums / bands/ songs in 2010? Leave a comment below! xo

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