DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010

DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010

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50. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

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

49. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
March 2, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
23 reviews
User Score
78
16 reviews

48. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
October 12, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
79
23 reviews

47. The Futureheads - The Chaos

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

46. The Xcerts - Scatterbrain

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

45. Everything Everything - Man Alive

Everything Everything - Man Alive
August 30, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
70
11 reviews
User Score
77
22 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
6 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
22 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
75
50 reviews

41. Deftones - Diamond Eyes

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

40. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths

Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
March 1, 2010
Psychedelic
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
81
12 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

38. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

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

37. Wild Nothing - Gemini

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

36. Former Ghosts - New Love

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

35. Errors - Come Down With Me

Errors - Come Down With Me
March 1, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
82
4 reviews

34. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
28 reviews
User Score
87
277 reviews

33. Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws

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

32. Perfume Genius - Learning

Perfume Genius - Learning
June 21, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
10 reviews
User Score
80
24 reviews

31. Women - Public Strain

Women - Public Strain
September 28, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
78
15 reviews
User Score
84
23 reviews

30. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
80
81 reviews

29. Mystery Jets - Serotonin

Mystery Jets - Serotonin
July 13, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
74
10 reviews

28. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
69
26 reviews
User Score
78
128 reviews

27. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
28 reviews
User Score
81
250 reviews

26. Salem - King Night

Salem - King Night
September 28, 2010
Witch House
Critic Score
71
20 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

25. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
83
17 reviews
User Score
82
70 reviews

24. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
81
17 reviews

23. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

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

22. The Morning Benders - Big Echo

The Morning Benders - Big Echo
March 9, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
73
17 reviews
User Score
81
20 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

20. Beach House - Teen Dream

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

With ‘Teen Dream’, Scally and Legrand have created absorbing, atmospheric music that never strains for significance or seriousness, but is affecting all the same.

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19. Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool
October 26, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
User Score
79
34 reviews

18. Sky Larkin - Kaleide

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

17. Weezer - Hurley

Weezer - Hurley
September 14, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
64
23 reviews
User Score
57
34 reviews

16. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
83
25 reviews
User Score
83
158 reviews

15. Girls - Broken Dreams Club

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

14. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
January 26, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
18 reviews
User Score
77
18 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
79
3 reviews

12. Liars - Sisterworld

Liars - Sisterworld
March 9, 2010
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
80
23 reviews
User Score
81
27 reviews

11. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
24 reviews
User Score
81
100 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

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
101 reviews

8. These New Puritans - Hidden

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

7. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
82
38 reviews

6. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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

5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
92
33 reviews
User Score
90
620 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.

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4. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
April 6, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
User Score
82
30 reviews

3. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
Critic Score
84
29 reviews
User Score
82
117 reviews

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
88
30 reviews
User Score
86
491 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.
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1. The National - High Violet

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