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MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2010

1. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

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

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

3. MGMT - Congratulations

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

4. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep

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

5. The Black Keys - Brothers

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy

Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy
May 11, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
82
7 reviews

9. The Coral - Butterfly House

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

10. Doug Paisley - Constant Companion

Doug Paisley - Constant Companion
October 18, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
NR

11. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

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

12. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone
September 14, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
72
1 review

13. 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

14. 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

15. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

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

16. 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
56 reviews

17. Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer

Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer
June 9, 2010
Dub
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
User Score
NR

18. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
83
86 reviews

19. Rumer - Seasons of My Soul

Rumer - Seasons of My Soul
January 11, 2010
Critic Score
80
3 reviews
User Score
NR

20. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

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

21. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
August 24, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
85
2 reviews

22. Sam Amidon - I See the Sign

Sam Amidon - I See the Sign
April 13, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
84
4 reviews

23. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
April 6, 2010
Funk
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews

24. The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down

The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down
June 9, 2010
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
NR

25. Foals - Total Life Forever

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

26. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

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

27. Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
February 16, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

28. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
June 2, 2009
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
83
4 reviews

29. 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

30. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

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

31. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
72
13 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

32. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

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

33. 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

34. Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

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

35. M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 7, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
70
30 reviews

36. 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

37. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
June 8, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
13 reviews
User Score
75
1 review

38. Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer

Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
March 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
73
7 reviews
User Score
81
9 reviews

39. Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within

Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within
November 9, 2010
Jazz
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
85
1 review

40. Eli "Paperboy" Reed - Come and Get It

Eli
August 10, 2010
Critic Score
72
5 reviews
User Score
NR

41. Tom Jones - Praise & Blame

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

42. Kelley Stoltz - To Dreamers

Kelley Stoltz - To Dreamers
October 12, 2010
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
68
5 reviews
User Score
NR

43. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night

The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

44. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
September 21, 2010
Post-Rock
Critic Score
85
15 reviews
User Score
83
28 reviews

45. Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil

Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
April 20, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
81
13 reviews
User Score
70
2 reviews

46. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

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

47. Jane Weaver - The Fallen By Watch Bird

Jane Weaver - The Fallen By Watch Bird
May 4, 2010
Critic Score
50
1 review
User Score
NR

48. 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

49. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ali & Toumani

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ali & Toumani
February 23, 2010
World
Critic Score
85
4 reviews
User Score
70
1 review

50. Matthew Dear - Black City

Matthew Dear - Black City
August 17, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
75
13 reviews
User Score
84
8 reviews

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