MOJO's Top 50 Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 79
Based on 367 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Folk (7), Indie Rock (6), Rock (6), Soul (5), Electronic (4), Hip Hop (3), Alternative Rock (2), Indie Pop (2), Electropop (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Psychedelic Pop (1), Blues (1), Experimental Rock (1), Psychedelic (1), Dub (1), Funk (1), Jazz (1), Indie Folk (1), Garage Rock (1), Psychedelic Rock (1), World (1), Experimental (1), Post-Rock (1)

1. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

John Grant - Queen of Denmark
April 19, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
5 reviews
USER SCORE
86

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87

3. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
69
14 reviews
USER SCORE
75

4. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep

Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
September 13, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
7 reviews
USER SCORE
63

5. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83

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

7. Midlake - The Courage of Others

Midlake - The Courage of Others
February 2, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82

8. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy

Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy
May 11, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
84

9. The Coral - Butterfly House

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

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
87
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87

12. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone
September 14, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
81
7 reviews
USER SCORE
72

13. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85

14. Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man

Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man
September 21, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
7 reviews
USER SCORE
75

15. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
April 27, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
8 reviews
USER SCORE
78

16. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
June 8, 2010
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84

17. Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer

Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer
June 9, 2010
Dub
CRITIC SCORE
71
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

18. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
83
17 reviews
USER SCORE
83

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
85

21. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

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

22. Sam Amidon - I See the Sign

Sam Amidon - I See the Sign
April 13, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
8 reviews
USER SCORE
87

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
82
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76

24. The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down

The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down
June 9, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

25. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
81

26. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

27. Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
February 16, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
13 reviews
USER SCORE
81

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
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83

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

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
February 9, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
14 reviews
USER SCORE
83

30. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
84

31. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

32. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
7 reviews
USER SCORE
82

33. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
7 reviews
USER SCORE
85

34. Villagers - Becoming a Jackal

Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
June 8, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82

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

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 13, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
71
12 reviews
USER SCORE
73

36. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
88

37. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
June 8, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
13 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

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

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
NR

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

Eli
August 10, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
73
5 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

41. Tom Jones - Praise & Blame

Tom Jones - Praise & Blame
July 27, 2010
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
75

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

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
86
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85

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
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
70

46. Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back

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

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
8 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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
NR

50. Matthew Dear - Black City

Matthew Dear - Black City
August 17, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83


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