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My Favorite Albums of 2010 – A Look Back

January 24, 2011

Here were my top 5 EPs  & my top 30 LPs from last year. I included a video from each of my top 10 albums. Each album is linked to the mp3s on either Amazon or Emusic, whichever site was cheaper.

TOP 5 EPS

5. Three Blind Wolves – The Sound of the Storm

4. Keepaway – Baby Style

3. Active Child – Curtis Lane

2. Forest Swords – Dagger Paths/Rattling Cage

1. Girls – Broken Dreams Club

TOP 30 LPS

30. Sharon Van Etten – Epic

29. Lower Dens – Twin-Hand Movement

28. Liars – Sisterworld

27. Warpaint – The Fool

26. Twin Shadow – Forget

25. White Denim – Last Day of Summer

24. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner

23. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

22. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

21. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

20. No Age – Everything In Between

19. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks

18. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

17. Foals – Total Life Forever

16. Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This

15. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

14. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

13. The Joy Formidable – A Balloon Called Moaning

12. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

11. Sun Airway – Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

10. How to Dress Well – Love Remains

09. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

08. Future Islands – In Evening Air

07. Women – Public Strain

06. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (II)

05. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor (*2009 UK)

04. The National High – Violet

03. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast

02. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

01. Beach House – Teen Dream

“There are no best albums. There are very many great albums. It’s like saying apples are better than pecans. No, they are both great, they are really different.” – Beach House (taken from Beach House’s Facebook status on 12-3-10)

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  1. June 25, 2011 9:39 am

    I miss these LP in that list… (in no particular order)

    + Actress – Splazsh
    + Nicolas Jaar – Space is only noise
    + Luke Abbott – Holkham Drones
    + Caribou – Swim
    + Four Tet – There is love in you
    + Mount Kimbie – Crooks&Lovers

    • cooper417 permalink*
      June 25, 2011 9:56 am

      Caribou was the only one of those that I had listened to by the end of 2010. (#35) I think my list was about 120 albums long last year. Once I made my list in December or January I never went back to change it. Only so much time & so much music! I actually really liked all of my top 50 last year.
      Here is my top 99 full length albums of 2010 if you want to see the full list I posted on my facebook:

      99. Stars – The Five Ghosts
      98. The Henry Clay People – Somewhere on the Golden Coast
      97. Black Moutain – Wilderness Heart
      96. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More (*2009 UK)
      95. The Heligoats – Goodness Gracious
      94. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
      93. The Delta Mirror – Machines That Listen
      92. Man/Miracle – The Shape of Things
      91. Matt & Kim – Sidewalks
      90. Portugal. The Man – American Ghetto
      89. MGMT – Congratulations
      88. Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
      87. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let It Sway
      86. Candy Claws – Hidden Lands
      85. Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void
      84. Broken Bells – Broken Bells
      83. Plants & Animals – La La Land
      82. Owen Pallett – Heartland
      81. First Aid Kit – The Big Black & The Blue
      80. Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago
      79. Suckers – Wild Smile
      78. Salem – King Night
      77. The Walkmen – Lisbon
      76. The Kissaway Trail – Sleep Mountain
      75. Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame
      74. Stereolab – Not Music
      73. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
      72. Eternal Summers – Silver
      71. Tokyo Police Club – Champ
      70. Grinderman – Grinderman 2
      69. Sleigh Bells – Treats
      68. The Radio Dept. – Clinging to a Scheme
      67. The Hundred In The Hands – The Hundred In The Hands
      66. Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
      65. Avey Tare – Down There
      64. The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
      63. The Corin Tucker Band – 1,000 Years
      62. Born Ruffians – Say It
      61. Teengirl Fantasy – 7AM
      60. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
      59. Weekend – Sports
      58. Fang Island – Fang Island
      57. Suuns – Zeroes QC
      56. Jonsi – Go
      55. Yukon Blonde – Yukon Blonde
      54. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack
      53. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
      52. The Drums – The Drums
      51. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
      50. Woods – In Ear Park
      49. Blair – Die Young
      48. Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
      47. Wild Nothing – Gemini
      46. Cloud Nothings – Turning On
      45. Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
      44. Wavves – King of the Beach
      43. Best Coast – Something in the Way
      42. Tamaryn – The Waves
      41. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
      40. Houses – All Night
      39. Shout Out Louds – Work
      38. Land of Talk – Cloak & Cipher
      37. Los Campesinos – Romance is Boring
      36. The Morning Benders – Big Echo
      35. Caribou – Swim
      34. Spoon – Transference
      33. Harlem – Hippies
      32. Surf City – Kudos
      31. Vampire Weekend – Contra
      30. Sharon Van Etten – Epic
      29. Lower Dens – Twin-Hand Movement
      28. Liars – Sisterworld
      27. Warpaint – The Fool
      26. Twin Shadow – Forget
      25. White Denim – Last Day of Summer
      24. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner
      23. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
      22. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
      21. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
      20. No Age – Everything In Between
      19. Frightened Rabbit – Winter of Mixed Drinks
      18. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
      17. Foals – Total Life Forever
      16. Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This
      15. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
      14. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
      13. The Joy Formidable – A Balloon Called Moaning
      12. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
      11. Sun Airway – Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
      10. How to Dress Well – Love Remains
      09. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
      08. Future Islands – In Evening Air
      07. Women – Public Strain
      06. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II
      05. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor (*2009 UK)
      04. The National High – Violet
      03. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
      02. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
      01. Beach House – Teen Dream

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