DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010

DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010

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1. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
28 reviews
User Score
87
226 reviews

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
29 reviews
User Score
86
382 reviews
While it could be said there’s a lack of the primal force that dominated ‘Funeral’, it’s been replaced with craft and beauty.

3. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
Critic Score
84
27 reviews
User Score
81
90 reviews

4. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
April 6, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
User Score
81
28 reviews

5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
91
32 reviews
User Score
89
421 reviews

There is no weak link; there is not a single misstep (and this is a 68-minute-long album). This may very well be his masterpiece.

6. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
Critic Score
85
25 reviews
User Score
87
215 reviews

7. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
83
32 reviews

8. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Art Rock
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
83
37 reviews

9. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
June 8, 2010
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
80
14 reviews
User Score
83
80 reviews

10. 65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway

65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
May 11, 2010
Post-Rock
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
84
9 reviews

11. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
22 reviews
User Score
80
74 reviews

12. Liars - Sisterworld

Liars - Sisterworld
March 9, 2010
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
82
23 reviews

13. Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses
June 21, 2010
Post-Hardcore
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
87
2 reviews

14. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
January 26, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
18 reviews
User Score
76
16 reviews

15. Girls - Broken Dreams Club

Girls - Broken Dreams Club
November 22, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
84
40 reviews

16. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
82
22 reviews
User Score
83
127 reviews

17. Weezer - Hurley

Weezer - Hurley
September 14, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
65
20 reviews
User Score
58
25 reviews

18. Sky Larkin - Kaleide

Sky Larkin - Kaleide
August 6, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
8 reviews
User Score
NR

19. Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool
October 26, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
25 reviews
User Score
79
27 reviews

20. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
82
26 reviews
User Score
87
248 reviews

21. Broken Records - Let Me Come Home

Broken Records - Let Me Come Home
January 11, 2011
Folk
Critic Score
63
6 reviews
User Score
80
2 reviews

22. The Morning Benders - Big Echo

The Morning Benders - Big Echo
March 9, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
82
19 reviews

23. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
August 23, 2010
Psychedelic
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
83
12 reviews

24. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
82
15 reviews

25. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
84
16 reviews
User Score
82
50 reviews

26. Salem - King Night

Salem - King Night
September 28, 2010
Witch House
Critic Score
70
19 reviews
User Score
77
8 reviews

27. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
27 reviews
User Score
82
194 reviews

28. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
68
24 reviews
User Score
77
103 reviews

29. Mystery Jets - Serotonin

Mystery Jets - Serotonin
July 13, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
9 reviews
User Score
73
7 reviews

30. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
76
20 reviews
User Score
80
63 reviews

31. Women - Public Strain

Women - Public Strain
September 28, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
78
15 reviews
User Score
83
18 reviews

32. Perfume Genius - Learning

Perfume Genius - Learning
June 21, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
82
20 reviews

33. Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws

Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws
July 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
63
9 reviews
User Score
71
14 reviews

34. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
27 reviews
User Score
88
194 reviews

35. Errors - Come Down With Me

Errors - Come Down With Me
March 1, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
81
3 reviews

36. Former Ghosts - New Love

Former Ghosts - New Love
October 26, 2009
Synthpop
Critic Score
67
9 reviews
User Score
NR

37. Wild Nothing - Gemini

Wild Nothing - Gemini
May 25, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
81
45 reviews

38. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
User Score
84
23 reviews

39. Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry

Meursault - All Creatures Will Make Merry
May 24, 2010
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
NR

40. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths

Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
March 1, 2010
Psychedelic
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
82
10 reviews

41. Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Deftones - Diamond Eyes
May 4, 2010
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
77
24 reviews

42. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
April 27, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
68
10 reviews
User Score
76
42 reviews

43. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
November 22, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
67
18 reviews
User Score
68
20 reviews

44. Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin

Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
73
5 reviews

45. Everything Everything - Man Alive

Everything Everything - Man Alive
August 30, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
70
11 reviews
User Score
74
16 reviews

46. The Xcerts - Scatterbrain

The Xcerts - Scatterbrain
October 4, 2010
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
10
1 review

47. The Futureheads - The Chaos

The Futureheads - The Chaos
June 1, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
14 reviews
User Score
71
2 reviews

48. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
October 12, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
76
20 reviews
User Score
76
14 reviews

49. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
March 2, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
22 reviews
User Score
79
15 reviews

50. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
77
37 reviews
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