Paste Magazine (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the Decade

Critics’ end of decade 2010-2019 lists.
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Paste Magazine (US) - The 100 Best Albums of the Decade

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100. Drake: Take Care (2011)
99. Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017)
98. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree (2016)
97. Sunbather.jpg97. Deafheaven: Sunbather (2013)
96. Tyler, The Creator: Flower Boy (2017)
95. The Black Keys: Brothers (2010)
94. Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time (2013)
93. Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (2013)
92. Travis Scott: ASTROWORLD (2018)
91. Lucius: Wildewoman (2013)
90. Julien Baker: Turn Out The Lights (2017)
89. Savages: Silence Yourself (2013)
88. M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011)
87. Hop Along: Painted Shut (2015)
86. Grimes: Visions (2012)
85. Big Thief: Capacity (2017)
84. Tune-Yards: w h o k i l l (2011)
83. Soccer Mommy: Clean (2018)
82. Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo (2011)
81. Kaytranada: 99.9% (2016)
80. James Blake: James Blake (2011)
79. St. Paul and the Broken Bones: Half the City (2014)
78. Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2 (2014)
77. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (2010)
76. IDLES: Joy As An Act of Resistance (2018)
75. Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will
74. Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)
73. Kevin Morby: City Music (2017)
72. Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010)
71. Caribou: Our Love (2014)
70. Destroyer: Kaputt (2011)
69. Leon Bridges: Coming Home (2015)
68. The Decemberists: The King is Dead (2011)
67. Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy (2018)
66. Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (2011)
65. Future Islands: Singles (2014)
64. D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah (2014)
63. Haim: Days Are Gone (2013)
62. FKA twigs: LP1 (2014)
61. Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe (2013)
60. Lorde: Pure Heroine (2013)
59. Iceage: You’re Nothing (2013)
58. (Sandy) Alex G: Rocket (2017)
57. Noname: Telefone (2016)
56. Jamie xx: In Colour (2015)
55. Adele: 21 (2011)
54. Whitney: Light Upon the Lake (2016)
53. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)
52. Anderson .Paak: Malibu (2017)
51. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love (2015)
50. Taylor Swift: 1989 (2014)
49. A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (2016)
48. Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (2012)
47. Vince Staples: Summertime ‘06 (2015)
46. Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book (2016)
45. Snail Mail: Lush (2018)
44. Tame Impala: Lonerism (2012)
43. Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising (2019)
42. Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer (2018)
41. Japandroids: Celebration Rock (2012)
40. Beyoncé: Beyoncé (2013)
39. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (2011)
38. Sharon Van Etten: Are We There (2014)
37. Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial (2016)
36. Jay Som: Everybody Works (2017)
35. Rihanna: ANTI (2016)
34. Phoebe Bridgers: Stranger in the Alps (2017)
33. The National: Trouble Will Find Me (2013)
32. Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (2013)
31. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (2013)
30. St. Vincent: St. Vincent (2014)
29. Tame Impala: Currents (2015)
28. Bon Iver: Bon Iver (2011)
27. Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015)
26. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell (2015)
25. Kanye West: Yeezus (2013)
24. The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream (2014)
23. Mitski: Puberty 2 (2016)
22. Father John Misty: I Love You Honeybear (2015)
21. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (2010)
20. Lucy Dacus: Historian (2018)
19. Alvvays: Antisocialites (2017)
18. Robyn: Body Talk (2010)
17. Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
16. Beach House: Teen Dream (2010)
15. Angel Olsen: My Woman (2016)
14. David Bowie: Blackstar (2016)
13. Solange: A Seat At The Table (2016)
12. Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. (2017)
11. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
10. SZA: Ctrl (2017)
9. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (2018)
8. Carly Rae Jepsen: Emotion (2015)
7. Frank Ocean: Blonde (2016)
6. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
5. Frank Ocean: channel Orange (2012)
4. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
3. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening (2010)
2. Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016)
1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)

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Someone said in Pitchfork’s albums of decade thread that the list didn’t represent their experience of what was best in the decade at all.

This list - aside from the industry wide obliviousness to Hadestown, and the continued but dishonest ghosting Of Sun Kil Moon and Swans, comes pretty close to capturing a lot of the best of the decade as I experienced - though I don’t know how any site leaves off The Epic.

Love Courtney Barnett as high as she is - it’s definitely a top 10-15 effort on the decade to my ears
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Paste only gave Benji 6.8 when it came out. I know opinions can shift over time, but I don't think they were very big fans to start with.
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Easily the best of these lists so far.
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Wow there is not a single electronic album on this list. I know it's Paste but seriously!?!

Emotion is one of the biggest winners of these early lists. It's interesting how much of a grower that's been for critics (and me, coincidentally), and I'm sure it's at least in part because CRJ has followed it up so well in her subsequent singles/albums.
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30 Best Country Albums
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30. Taylor Swift: Speak Now (2010)
29. Ruston Kelly: Dying Star (2018)
28. Orville Peck: Pony (2019)
27. Tyler Childers: Country Squire (2019)
26. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon (2013)
25. Brandy Clark: 12 Stories (2013)
24. Courtney Marie Andrews, Honest Life (2016)
23. Justin Townes Earle: Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now (2012)
22. Yola: Walk Through Fire (2019)
21. Gillian Welch: The Harrow and the Harvest (2011)
20. Ashley Monroe: Sparrow (2018)
19. Lori McKenna: The Tree (2018)
18. Elizabeth Cook: Welder (2010)
17. Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (2016)
16. Jamey Johnson: The Guitar Song (2010)
15. John Prine: The Tree of Forgiveness (2018)
14. Miranda Lambert: The Weight of These Wings (2016)
13. Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park (2013)
12. Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread (2014)
11. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound (2017)
10. Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (2017)
9. Ashley McBryde: Girl Going Nowhere (2018)
8. The Highwomen: The Highwomen (2019)
7. Eric Church: Desperate Man (2018)
6. Pistol Annies: Interstate Gospel (2018)
5. Chris Stapleton: Traveller (2015)
4. Margo Price, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (2016)
3. Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)
2. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (2013)
1. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (2018)
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Ctrl by SZA is fine, but I fail to see why it is so highly regarded. Meanwhile, the absolutely brilliant Pull My Hair Back by Jessy Lanza should get all the accolade for being one of the most inventive and catchiest R&B albums of the decade.

Same with ANTI by Rihanna. It is a very good album but better than self-titled by Beyonce? No way.
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Best Pop Albums of the Decade: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... 2010s.html

30. Justin Bieber: Purpose (2015)
29. Adele: 25 (2015)
28. Ariana Grande: Sweetener (2018)
27. St. Vincent: MASSEDUCTION (2017)
26. Lady Gaga: Born This Way (2011)
25. Empress Of: Me (2015)
24. Christine and the Queens: Chris (2018)
23. Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream (2012)
22. Paramore: After Laughter (2017)
21. Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience (2013)
20. Florence + the Machine: Ceremonials (2011)
19. Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (2013)
18. Perfume Genius: No Shape (2017)
17. Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019)
16. Katy Perry: Teenage Dream (2010)
15. Robyn: Honey (2018)
14. Kali Uchis: Isolation (2018)
13. Charli XCX: Pop 2 (2017)
12. Lorde: Melodrama (2017)
11. Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time (2013)
10. Grimes: Visions (2012)
9. FKA twigs: LP1 (2014)
8. Lorde: Pure Heroine (2013)
7. Adele: 21 (2011)
6. Taylor Swift: 1989 (2014)
5. Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer (2018)
4. Rihanna: ANTI (2016)
3. Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016)
2. Robyn: Body Talk (2010)
1. Carly Rae Jepsen: Emotion (2015)

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30. A$AP Rocky: Long. Live. A$AP (2013)
29. Saba: Care For Me (2018)
28. Kanye West: The Life of Pablo (2016)
27. Danny Brown: Old (2013)
26. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib: Piñata (2014)
25. Run the Jewels: RTJ3 (2016)
24. Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs (2018)
23. The Roots: How I Got Over (2010)
22. Childish Gambino: Because The Internet (2013)
21. Jay-Z and Kanye West: Watch the Throne (2011)
20. Noname: Telefone (2016)
19. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010)
18. Pusha T: DAYTONA (2018)
17. Drake: Take Care (2011)
16. Travis Scott: ASTROWORLD (2018)
15. Tyler, The Creator: Flower Boy (2017)
14. Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2 (2014)
13. Cardi B: Invasion of Privacy (2018)
12. Beyoncé: Beyoncé (2013)
11. Noname: Room 25 (2018)
10. Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)
9. Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book (2016)
8. A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (2016)
7. Vince Staples: Summertime ‘06 (2015)
6. Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (2013)
5. Kanye West: Yeezus (2013)
4. Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. (2017)
3. SZA: Ctrl (2017)
2. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)
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