TheNeedleDrop (US): Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

Critics’ end of decade 2010-2019 lists.
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TheNeedleDrop (US): Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

Post by panam » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:10 pm

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Swans - To Be Kind
3. Death Grips - The Money Store
4. Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
5. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
6. Charli XCX - Charli
7. KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
8. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
9. Tim Hecker - Virgins
10. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
11. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
12. David Bowie - Blackstar
13. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
14. Kamasi Washington - The Epic
15. Ondatropica - Ondatropica
16. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
17. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
18. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me
19. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
20. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
21. Brockhampton - Saturation Trilogy
22. Richard Dawson - 2020
23. The Books - The Way Out
24. Natalia Lafourcade - Musas Vol 2 (also s/o to Vol 1)
25. Lingua Ignota - Calligula
26. Women - Public Strain
27. Behemoth - The Satanist
28. Ariel Pink - Pom Pom
29. Big KRIT - 4eva is a Mighty Long Time
30. JPEGMAFIA - Veteran
31. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
32. La Dispute - Wildlife
33. Xiu Xiu - Girl With Basket Of Fruit
34. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
35. Nails - Unsilent Death
36. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
37. Liturgy - HAQQ
38. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
39. Four Ten - There Is Love In You
40. Dope Body - Natural History
41. Iceage - Plowing Through the Field of Love
42. Melt Banana - Fetch
43. Clarence Clarity - No Now
44. Against All Logic - 2012-2017
45. Beach House - Teen Dream
46. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Piñata
47. Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
48. Frank Ocean - Blonde
49. Ghost - Meliora
50. Death Grips - The Powers That B
51. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
52. Clipping - CLPPNG
53. Queens of the Stone Age - Like Clockwork
54. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
55. AJJ - Knife Man
56. Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
57. Sun Kil Moon - Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
58. Matana Roberts - COIN COIN Chapter 4: Memphis
59. Jack White - Boarding House Reach
60. Kirin J Callinan - Bravado
61. Algiers - The Underside of Power
62. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
63. Battles - Gloss Drop
64. Grouper - AIA Dream Loss/Alien Observer
65. D'Angelo - Black Messiah
66. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
67. Killer Mike - RAP Music
68. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
69. Liars - Mess
70. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
71. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
72. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
73. Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
74. Grave Babies - Crusher
75. Perfume Genius - No Shape
76. Little Simz - GREY Area
77. Alex Cameron - Miami Memory
78. Rosalia - Los Angeles
79. Dorian Electra - Flamboyant
80. Otoboke Beaver - Itekoma Hits
81. Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
82. Billie Eillish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
83. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
84. Billy Woods - History Will Absolve Me
85. Destroyer - Kaputt
86. MGMT - Little Dark Age
87. Haru Nemuri - Haru To Shura
88. Travis Scott - Rodeo
89. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
90. Prurient - Frozen Niagara Falls
91. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back In 2 It
92. YG - Still Brazy
93. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales
94. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
95. Krallice - Years Past Matter
96. FKA Twigs - LP 1
97. Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life
98. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
99. Bjork - Vulnicura
100. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

101. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats’ Nest
102. Flying Lotus - You’re Dead!
103. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
104. Slauson Malone - A Quiet Farwell, 2016-2018
105. Yazz Ahmed - Polyhymnia
106. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
107. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle - Perils from the Sea
108. U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited
109. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance
110. Denzel Curry - Taboo
111. Leviathan - Scar Sighted
112. SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
113. Angel Olsen - My Woman
114. Alan Vega - It
115. Tyler The Creator - Flower Boy
116. Uncommon Nasa - New York Telephone
117. slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
118. Touché Amoré - Stage 4
119. Kali Uchis - Isolation
120. Dean Blunt - Black Metal
121. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
122. Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles
123. The Oh Sees - Orc
124. Horrendous - Idol
125. Mariam the Believer - Blood Donation
126. Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
127. Beyoncé - Lemonade
128. Crystal Stilts - In Love with Oblivion
129. Injury Reserve - Floss
130. Jeff Rosenstock - Worry
131. Iglooghost - Neo Wax Bloom
132. Sleep - The Sciences
133. This Routine Is Hell - Howl
134. James Blake - Self-Titled
135. Neil Cicierega - Mouth Moods
136. Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
137. Purple Mountains - Self-Titled
138. C418 - Minecraft OST
139. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2
140. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
141. Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams
142. Armand Hammer - Paraffin
143. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
144. Kvelertak - Self-Titled
145. High On Fire - Luminiferous
146. Ratking - So It Goes
147. Panopticon - Roads to the North
148. Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli
149. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
150. Noname - Room 25
151. Deafheaven - Sunbather
152. SZA - Ctrl
153. Chuck Person - Eccojams Vol. 1
154. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
155. Vampire Weekend - Contra
156. Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
157. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
158. Indian - From All Purity
159. Pusha T - Daytona
160. BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2
161. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
162. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
163. Solange - A Seat at the Table
164. Ab-Soul - Control System
165. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
166. A$AP Rocky - Live Love A$AP
167. James Ferraro - Far Side Virtual
168. Lil B - God’s Father
169. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
170. Gil Scott Heron - I’m New Here
171. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - ‘Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
172. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Nandacollection
173. Playboi Carti - Die Lit
174. Portico Quartet - Self-Titled
175. Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
176. Little Women - Throat
177. Deerhoof - Breakup Song
178. Jay-Z - 4:44
179. Everything Everything - Get to Heaven
180. Ka - The Knights Gambit
181. Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION
182. Autechre - Exai
183. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
184. MGMT - Congratulations
185. Bill Callahan - Dream River
186. Gorguts - Colored Sands
187. Drake - If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
188. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
189. Tame Impala - Lonerism
190. The Weeknd - Trilogy
191. Lil Ugly Mane - Mista Thug Isolation
192. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
193. Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School
194. Tierra Whack - Whack World
195. Mac Miller - Faces
196. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
197. George Clanton - Slide
198. Viagra Boys - Street Worms
199. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
200. Farrah Abraham - My Teenage Dream Ended

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Re: TheNeedleDrop (US): Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

Post by Nick » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:53 pm

So I'm going to guess that his top 100 albums have a "one album per artist" rule to them. Which would explain why GKMC and The Seer and Bottomless Pit aren't listed there. But his 101-200 section can have an additional album by an artist already listed in the top 100? (which is why King Gizzard appears at #66 and #101). But then he has a Nicolar Jaar album and an Against All Logic album both in the top 100, even though they're by the same artist just under a different name? And two Kanye albums in the top 100 as well (albeit one is a collaboration with Kid Cudi, so maybe this just counts for Kid Cudi's 1 album?).

It's a very, very, very weird logic...

EDIT: Okay but there are 2 Xiu Xiu albums and 2 Death Grips albums in the top 100, so maybe he’s just not as big on GKMC or The Seer or Bottomless Pit as I thought.

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Re: TheNeedleDrop (US): Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

Post by prosecutorgodot » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:19 pm

You are amazing, panam! Thanks so much.

I thought those things were weird, too. I can see how he wanted as diverse a list as possible, so if TPAB was an improvement on all fronts of GKMC, then there is no point in recommending GKMC. Same with The Money Store > Bottomless Pit, Exmilitary. As well as To Be Kind > The Seer, The Glowing Man.

The Powers That B is a rather different sound than the other Death Grips albums that were omitted, and while I haven't heard Space is Only Noise, I assume that album sounds different from 2012-2017.

I can relate somewhat (though I haven't heard nearly as many albums as Fantano), in that I really liked Kero Kero Bonito's TOTEP EP when it came out, but it's not going to make my decade-end list because the releases afterwards outshined that EP.

So yeah, my explanation is a desire for diversity in recommendations, or even more simply, he'd rather listen to a lot of different sounds, concepts and artists, rather than the same concept (GKMC) or the same sound (Bottomless Pit).

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Re: TheNeedleDrop (US): Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

Post by Jap123 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:54 pm

I do unironically love My Teenage Dream Ended and reccommend everyone gives it a listen. The combination of the cover, the instrumentals and the vocals, none of which feel like they are from the same release is genuinely class.

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