Uncut's 50 Best Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 80
Based on 370 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Rock (8), Folk (6), Indie Rock (4), Soul (3), Singer-Songwriter (3), Electronic (3), Experimental (2), Electropop (2), Alternative Rock (2), World (2), Art Rock (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Garage Rock (1), Shoegaze (1), Indie Pop (1), Post-Punk (1), Psychedelic (1), Southern Rock (1), Folk Rock (1), Jazz (1), Indie Folk (1), Hip Hop (1), Noise Pop (1), Chillwave (1), Drone (1)

1. 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

2. Neil Young - Le Noise

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

3. Paul Weller - Wake Up the Nation

Paul Weller - Wake Up the Nation
April 20, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78

4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

5. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

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

6. 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

7. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

John Grant - Queen of Denmark
April 19, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
5 reviews
USER SCORE
87

8. 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

9. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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

10. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85

11. Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do

Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
March 16, 2010
Southern Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
75

12. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Art Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85

13. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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

14. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
18 reviews
USER SCORE
87

15. Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

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

16. 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

17. The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter

The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter
May 4, 2010
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
78

18. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

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

19. 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

20. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
June 21, 2010
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
81
5 reviews
USER SCORE
84

21. Hans Chew - Tennessee & Other Stories...

Hans Chew - Tennessee & Other Stories...
August 24, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

22. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
76

23. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

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

24. Alasdair Roberts & Friends - Too Long in This Condition

Alasdair Roberts & Friends - Too Long in This Condition
June 29, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

25. Gayngs - Relayted

Gayngs - Relayted
May 11, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
71

26. Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust

Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust
August 3, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
5 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

27. Voice of the Seven Thunders - Voice of the Seven Thunders

Voice of the Seven Thunders - Voice of the Seven Thunders
March 30, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
85
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

28. The Black Keys - Brothers

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

29. AfroCubism - AfroCubism

AfroCubism - AfroCubism
October 11, 2010
World
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

30. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
May 4, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
90
20 reviews
USER SCORE
85

31. Richard Thompson - Dream Attic

Richard Thompson - Dream Attic
August 31, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
7 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

32. The Duke & The King - Long Live The Duke & The King

The Duke & The King - Long Live The Duke & The King
September 27, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
NR
USER SCORE
NR

33. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep

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

34. Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field

Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field
August 23, 2010
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
62
4 reviews
USER SCORE
90

35. 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

36. The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever

The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
May 4, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73

37. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
January 26, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
7 reviews
USER SCORE
80

38. 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

39. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
76
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

40. Trembling Bells - Abandoned Love

Trembling Bells - Abandoned Love
May 11, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
74
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

41. Steve Mason - Boys Outside

Steve Mason - Boys Outside
June 22, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82

42. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void

Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void
June 8, 2010
Folk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
9 reviews
USER SCORE
77

43. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

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

44. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Hot Chip - One Life Stand
February 9, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

45. Toro Y Moi - Causers of This

Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
February 2, 2010
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
73
9 reviews
USER SCORE
77

46. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
87
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82

47. Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
October 5, 2010
Shoegaze
CRITIC SCORE
74
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

48. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
August 23, 2010
Psychedelic
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
84

49. Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni

Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni
September 14, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
8 reviews
USER SCORE
81

50. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
56
10 reviews
USER SCORE
65


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