The 50 best albums of the decade | The Independent (UK)

Critics’ end of decade 2010-2019 lists.
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The 50 best albums of the decade | The Independent (UK)
Critics Alexandra Pollard, Roisin O'Connor, Jazz Monroe, Helen Brown and Patrick Smith pick their favourites.

50. Nils Frahm – Spaces (2013)
49. Bill Callahan – Dream River (2013)
48. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018)
47. Richard Dawson – Nothing Important (2014)
46. Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness (2015)
45. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time (2013)
44. Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls (2012)
43. Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer (2017)
42. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time (2014)
41. Big Thief – Two Hands (2019)
40. Christine and the Queens – Chaleur Humaine (2014)
39. James Blake – James Blake (2011)
38. Skepta – Konnichiwa (2016)
37. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (2011)
36. Ane Brun – When I’m Free (2015)
35. Jamie xx – In Colour (2015)
34. Mitski – Be the Cowboy (2018)
33. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (2018)
32. Björk – Vulnicura (2015)
31. Marianne Faithfull – Negative Capability (2018)
30. These New Puritans – Field of Reeds (2013)
29. Anohni – Hopelessness (2016)
28. Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me (2010)
27. Fatoumata Diawara – Fatou (2011)
26. Arca – Arca (2017)
25. David Bowie – Blackstar (2016)
24. Adele – 21 (2011)
23. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2013)
22. Lana Del Rey – Norman F***ing Rockwell! (2019)
21. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (2015)
20. Rihanna – ANTI (2016)
19. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010)
18. St Vincent – Strange Mercy (2011)
17. Nick Cave – Ghosteen (2019)
16. Taylor Swift – Red (2012)
15. Frank Ocean – Blond (2016)
14. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (2016)
13. Solange – When I Get Home (2019)
12. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (2011)
11. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
10. Robyn – Body Talk (2010)
9. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)
8. Lorde – Melodrama (2017)
7. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN (2017)
6. D’Angelo – Black Messiah (2014)
5. Beyoncé – Lemonade (2016)
4. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (2012)
3. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (2012)
2. Solange – A Seat at the Table (2016)
1. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
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AM normally doesn't include The Independent on it's EOY lists, but this one has 5 staff members, which probably makes it eligible.
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It gets a little generic toward the top, but it's cool to see Julia Holter, Nils Frahm, and Todd Terje get shoutouts here.
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One of the few lists so far to have roughly proportional representation of the year 2019
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Jimoincolor wrote: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:20 am AM normally doesn't include The Independent on it's EOY lists, but this one has 5 staff members, which probably makes it eligible.
Yes.

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Isn't The Independent one of the most important UK media?
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Henrik wrote: Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:55 pm To Harold: You can add lists as you see fit. No need to get confirmation from me. But I’m happy to step in whenever you’re uncertain of course.
Thanks. Already adding this one.
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Solange be killing it.
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