MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY
List Rating
79
367 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Folk (7), Indie Rock (6), Rock (6), Soul (5), Electronic (3), Hip Hop (3), Singer-Songwriter (2), Indie Pop (2), Electropop (2), Alternative Rock (2), Garage Rock (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), Dance Punk (1), World (1), Experimental Rock (1), Psychedelic (1), Indietronica (1), Post-Rock (1), Funk (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Blues (1), Indie Folk (1), Dub (1), Jazz (1), Experimental (1)

1. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

John Grant - Queen of Denmark
April 19, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
5 reviews
USER SCORE
87
7 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. MGMT - Congratulations

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

4. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep

Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
September 13, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
10 reviews
USER SCORE
63
1 rating

5. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
99 ratings

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 ratings

7. Midlake - The Courage of Others

Midlake - The Courage of Others
February 2, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
12 reviews
USER SCORE
84
6 ratings

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
6 ratings

9. The Coral - Butterfly House

The Coral - Butterfly House
July 12, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
64
4 reviews
USER SCORE
82
1 rating

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
131 ratings

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 rating

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
41 ratings

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 ratings

15. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
April 27, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
8 reviews
USER SCORE
76
6 ratings

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
51 ratings

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
79 ratings

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 ratings

21. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
August 24, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
75
11 reviews
USER SCORE
85
2 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

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
55 ratings

26. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
80
16 reviews
USER SCORE
80
65 ratings

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 ratings

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 ratings

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

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
February 9, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
77
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
22 ratings

30. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
86
19 reviews
USER SCORE
84
51 ratings

31. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
12 reviews
USER SCORE
78
6 ratings

32. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
8 reviews
USER SCORE
79
2 ratings

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
19 ratings

34. Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
June 8, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
75
13 reviews
USER SCORE
82
5 ratings

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

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 7, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
71
15 reviews
USER SCORE
69
28 ratings

36. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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

37. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
June 8, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
13 reviews
USER SCORE
75
1 rating

38. Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer

Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
March 9, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
73
7 reviews
USER SCORE
82
9 ratings

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 rating

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 rating

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 ratings

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
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83
26 ratings

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 ratings

46. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
March 2, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
60
9 reviews
USER SCORE
63
4 ratings

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 ratings

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 rating

50. Matthew Dear - Black City

Matthew Dear - Black City
August 17, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
75
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83
7 ratings

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