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Q's 50 Albums of the Year 2010

Q's 50 Albums of the Year 2010

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1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
23 reviews
User Score
86
254 reviews

2. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

3. Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks

Plan B - The Defamation of Strickland Banks
April 12, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
User Score
82
3 reviews

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
79
23 reviews

5. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
82
128 reviews

6. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

John Grant - Queen of Denmark
April 19, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
86
8 reviews

7. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
80
71 reviews

8. The National - High Violet

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

9. Paul Weller - Wake Up the Nation

Paul Weller - Wake Up the Nation
April 20, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
76
9 reviews
User Score
78
2 reviews

10. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
68
15 reviews
User Score
76
72 reviews

11. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
83
113 reviews

12. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
February 9, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
77
15 reviews
User Score
82
24 reviews

13. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
85
14 reviews
User Score
87
176 reviews

14. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Hot Chip - One Life Stand
February 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
76
11 reviews
User Score
81
44 reviews

15. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
79
31 reviews

16. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
80
56 reviews

17. John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up!

John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up!
September 21, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

18. Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man

Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man
September 21, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
8 reviews
User Score
73
9 reviews

19. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
86
20 reviews

20. Take That - Progress

Take That - Progress
November 15, 2010
Pop
Critic Score
70
3 reviews
User Score
56
3 reviews

21. Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
May 18, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
68
17 reviews
User Score
75
21 reviews

22. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
January 26, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
73
3 reviews

23. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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

24. Bryan Ferry - Olympia

Bryan Ferry - Olympia
October 26, 2010
Glam Rock
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
NR

25. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
57
13 reviews
User Score
65
31 reviews

26. Klaxons - Surfing the Void

Klaxons - Surfing the Void
August 31, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
73
11 reviews
User Score
74
20 reviews

27. Midlake - The Courage of Others

Midlake - The Courage of Others
February 2, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
12 reviews
User Score
83
7 reviews

28. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
April 27, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
76
6 reviews

29. Interpol - Interpol

Interpol - Interpol
September 7, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
62
17 reviews
User Score
66
27 reviews

30. Brandon Flowers - Flamingo

Brandon Flowers - Flamingo
September 14, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
56
12 reviews
User Score
69
11 reviews

31. The Chemical Brothers - Further

The Chemical Brothers - Further
June 22, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
71
9 reviews
User Score
75
13 reviews

32. The Drums - The Drums

The Drums - The Drums
June 8, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
77
16 reviews

33. Tricky - Mixed Race

Tricky - Mixed Race
October 5, 2010
Trip Hop
Critic Score
61
8 reviews
User Score
72
7 reviews

34. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
May 11, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
77
27 reviews

35. Everything Everything - Man Alive

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

36. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
84
22 reviews

37. The Coral - Butterfly House

The Coral - Butterfly House
July 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
64
4 reviews
User Score
66
2 reviews

38. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
84
54 reviews

39. I Am Kloot - Sky At Night

I Am Kloot - Sky At Night
July 13, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

40. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
March 2, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
60
9 reviews
User Score
63
5 reviews

41. Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love

Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
October 12, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
76
19 reviews

42. Tom Jones - Praise & Blame

Tom Jones - Praise & Blame
July 27, 2010
Blues
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

43. Skream - Outside the Box

Skream - Outside the Box
September 14, 2010
Dubstep
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
User Score
85
4 reviews

44. Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
June 8, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
81
8 reviews

45. Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline

Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline
May 7, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
NR

46. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
18 reviews
User Score
85
45 reviews

47. 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
34 reviews

48. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep

Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
September 13, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
75
10 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

49. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
22 reviews
User Score
87
140 reviews

50. Steve Mason - Boys Outside

Steve Mason - Boys Outside
June 22, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
82
1 review
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