Top Albums of 2010





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
62
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Pop Rap
2
169
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Indie Rock
3
272
Beach House Teen Dream Dream Pop, Indie Pop
4
353
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening Dance-Punk, Indietronica
5
407
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
6
409
The National High Violet Indie Rock
7
469
Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid Art Pop, Contemporary R&B
8
607
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma IDM
9
693
Robyn Body Talk Dance-Pop, Electropop
10
697
Caribou Swim Electronic
11
808
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Today Hypnagogic Pop, Psychedelic Pop
12
828
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty Hip Hop
13
833
Vampire Weekend Contra Indie Pop
14
845
Joanna Newsom Have One On Me Chamber Folk, Progressive Folk, Singer/Songwriter
15
905
The Black Keys Brothers Blues Rock
16
1161
Gorillaz Plastic Beach Electropop
17
1231
Four Tet There Is Love in You Electronic
18
1286
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz Art Pop, Chamber Pop, Progressive Pop
19
1439
These New Puritans Hidden Post-Punk
20
1463
Sleigh Bells Treats Noise Pop
21
1476
Titus Andronicus The Monitor Folk Punk, Indie Rock
22
1672
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles [II] Synthpop
23
1714
Foals Total Life Forever Indie Rock
24
1847
Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here Spoken Word
25
1912
The Roots How I Got Over Conscious Hip Hop
26
1929
Tame Impala Innerspeaker Neo-Psychedelia
27
1933
John Grant Queen of Denmark Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
28
1950
No Age Everything in Between Indie Rock, Noise Pop
29
2226
Grinderman Grinderman 2 Punk Blues
30
2351
Yeasayer Odd Blood Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
31
2356
Actress Splazsh Microhouse, Tech House
32
2439
Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Pt. 2 (Return of the Ankh) Neo-Soul
33
2447
The Walkmen Lisbon Indie Rock
34
2473
Owen Pallett Heartland Art Pop, Chamber Pop, Folktronica
35
2480
Drake Thank Me Later Conscious Hip Hop, Pop Rap
36
2509
Best Coast Crazy for You Indie Pop
37
2569
Emeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here? Ambient, Progressive Electronic
38
2593
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky Experimental Rock
39
2603
The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
40
2673
MGMT Congratulations Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
41
2684
The-Dream Love King Contemporary R&B
42
2763
Warpaint The Fool Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
43
2788
Neil Young Le Noise Singer/Songwriter
44
2798
Twin Shadow Forget Synthpop
45
2813
Hot Chip One Life Stand Electropop, Indietronica, Synthpop
46
2973
Pantha du Prince Black Noise Microhouse, Minimal Techno

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Paul Weller Wake Up the Nation Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Villagers Becoming a Jackal Indie Folk, Indie Pop
Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal Ambient, Electronic
Gonjasufi A Sufi and a Killer Electronic, Psychedelic Soul
Surfer Blood Astro Coast Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Mount Kimbie Crooks & Lovers Future Garage
Liars Sisterworld Experimental Rock
Spoon Transference Indie Rock
Wild Nothing Gemini Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Superchunk Majesty Shredding Indie Rock
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Salem King Night Witch House
Broken Bells Broken Bells Indie Pop
Aloe Blacc Good Things Soul
Jónsi Go Art Pop
Zola Jesus Stridulum II Art Pop, Darkwave
Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo Indie Folk, Indie Pop
The Drums The Drums Indie Pop
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner IDM
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate Ali & Toumani Mande Music, Songhai Music
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Robert Plant Band of Joy Americana, Country Rock
Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song Progressive Country
Bruce Springsteen The Promise Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Kylesa Spiral Shadow Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal