DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
79
506 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Indie Rock (15), Indie Pop (6), Electronic (4), Psychedelic (3), Lo-Fi (3), Alternative Rock (2), Folk (2), Experimental (1), Indie Folk (1), Witch House (1), Dream Pop (1), Experimental Rock (1), Post-Hardcore (1), Electropop (1), Dance Punk (1), Post-Rock (1), Indietronica (1), Garage Rock (1), Alternative Metal (1), Art Rock (1), Noise Pop (1), Hip Hop (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Psychedelic Pop (1)

1. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87
158 ratings

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
23 reviews
USER SCORE
87
234 ratings

3. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
21 reviews
USER SCORE
81
62 ratings

4. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
April 6, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80
21 ratings

5. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
93
25 reviews
USER SCORE
89
255 ratings

6. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
CRITIC SCORE
85
21 reviews
USER SCORE
87
143 ratings

7. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
83
25 ratings

8. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Art Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
30 ratings

9. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
June 8, 2010
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84
53 ratings

10. 65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway

65daysofstatic - We Were Exploding Anyway
May 11, 2010
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
4 reviews
USER SCORE
86
6 ratings

11. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
13 reviews
USER SCORE
80
55 ratings

12. Liars - Sisterworld

Liars - Sisterworld
March 9, 2010
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82
18 ratings

13. Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses
June 21, 2010
Post-Hardcore
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
81
1 rating

14. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
January 26, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
9 ratings

15. Girls - Broken Dreams Club

Girls - Broken Dreams Club
November 22, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
85
28 ratings

16. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
82
18 reviews
USER SCORE
83
80 ratings

17. Weezer - Hurley

Weezer - Hurley
September 14, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
59
12 reviews
USER SCORE
57
14 ratings

18. Sky Larkin - Kaleide

Sky Larkin - Kaleide
August 6, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

19. Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool
October 26, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
18 ratings

20. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87
160 ratings

21. Broken Records - Let Me Come Home

Broken Records - Let Me Come Home
January 11, 2011
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
61
6 reviews
USER SCORE
80
1 rating

22. Pop Etc - Big Echo

Pop Etc - Big Echo
March 9, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
8 reviews
USER SCORE
83
14 ratings

23. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
August 23, 2010
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
80
6 reviews
USER SCORE
84
9 ratings

24. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
81
11 ratings

25. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
84
10 reviews
USER SCORE
83
32 ratings

26. Salem - King Night

Salem - King Night
September 28, 2010
Witch House
CRITIC SCORE
69
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77
8 ratings

27. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
113 ratings

28. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
68
15 reviews
USER SCORE
77
67 ratings

29. Mystery Jets - Serotonin

Mystery Jets - Serotonin
July 13, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
9 reviews
USER SCORE
73
6 ratings

30. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
40 ratings

31. Women - Public Strain

Women - Public Strain
September 28, 2010
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
79
13 reviews
USER SCORE
81
7 ratings

32. Perfume Genius - Learning

Perfume Genius - Learning
June 21, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
8 reviews
USER SCORE
80
10 ratings

33. Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws

Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws
July 12, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
62
8 reviews
USER SCORE
70
9 ratings

34. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87
132 ratings

35. Errors - Come Down With Me

Errors - Come Down With Me
March 1, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
7 reviews
USER SCORE
83
1 rating

36. Former Ghosts - New Love

Former Ghosts - New Love
October 26, 2009
CRITIC SCORE
64
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

37. Wild Nothing - Gemini

Wild Nothing - Gemini
May 25, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81
34 ratings

38. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
86
20 ratings

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
87
4 reviews
USER SCORE
82
6 ratings

41. Deftones - Diamond Eyes

Deftones - Diamond Eyes
May 4, 2010
Alternative Metal
CRITIC SCORE
76
8 reviews
USER SCORE
77
14 ratings

42. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
April 27, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
8 reviews
USER SCORE
76
32 ratings

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
66
10 reviews
USER SCORE
66
13 ratings

44. Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin

Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
9 reviews
USER SCORE
72
3 ratings

45. Everything Everything - Man Alive

Everything Everything - Man Alive
August 30, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
70
9 reviews
USER SCORE
73
10 ratings

46. The Xcerts - Scatterbrain

The Xcerts - Scatterbrain
October 4, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
77
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

47. The Futureheads - The Chaos

The Futureheads - The Chaos
June 1, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
11 reviews
USER SCORE
71
1 rating

48. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
October 12, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
75
13 reviews
USER SCORE
77
7 ratings

49. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
March 2, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
16 reviews
USER SCORE
78
12 ratings

50. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
77
28 ratings
Original Source: http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/articles/features/diy-albums-of-the-year-the-winner-is/

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