Uncut's 50 Best Albums of 2010

1. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
21 reviews
User Score
84
52 reviews

2. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
User Score
79
6 reviews

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
2 reviews

4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

5. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

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

6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
June 8, 2010
Psychedelic Pop
Critic Score
80
13 reviews
User Score
84
67 reviews

7. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

John Grant - Queen of Denmark
April 19, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
86
9 reviews

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
70
1 review

9. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
87
173 reviews

10. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
85
21 reviews

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

Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
March 16, 2010
Southern Rock
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
75
3 reviews

12. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Art Rock
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
User Score
83
34 reviews

13. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
22 reviews
User Score
82
157 reviews

14. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
24 reviews
User Score
87
192 reviews

15. Field Music - Field Music (Measure)

Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
February 16, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

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

Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
February 9, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
79
17 reviews
User Score
80
30 reviews

17. The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter

The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter
May 4, 2010
Post-Punk
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
77
7 reviews

18. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
User Score
80
95 reviews

19. Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From a Young Man

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

20. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
June 21, 2010
Drone
Critic Score
82
9 reviews
User Score
84
11 reviews

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
77
19 reviews
User Score
77
26 reviews

23. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

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

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
75
10 reviews
User Score
72
5 reviews

26. Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust

Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust
August 3, 2010
Roots Rock
Critic Score
72
6 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
87
2 reviews
User Score
NR

28. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
82
127 reviews

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
87
23 reviews
User Score
85
115 reviews

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
10 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

34. Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field

Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field
August 23, 2010
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
62
5 reviews
User Score
84
1 review

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
81
14 reviews
User Score
70
2 reviews

36. The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever

The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
May 4, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
71
21 reviews
User Score
71
7 reviews

37. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
January 26, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
74
4 reviews

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

Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within
November 9, 2010
Jazz
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
85
1 review

39. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
78
35 reviews

40. Trembling Bells - Abandoned Love

Trembling Bells - Abandoned Love
May 11, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
NR

41. Steve Mason - Boys Outside

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

42. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void

Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void
June 8, 2010
Folk Rock
Critic Score
72
11 reviews
User Score
77
2 reviews

43. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
85
20 reviews
User Score
83
67 reviews

44. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Hot Chip - One Life Stand
February 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
75
21 reviews
User Score
80
48 reviews

45. Toro Y Moi - Causers of This

Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
February 2, 2010
Chillwave
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
User Score
77
21 reviews

46. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
Critic Score
84
23 reviews
User Score
81
72 reviews

47. Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
October 5, 2010
Shoegaze
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
NR

48. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II

Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
August 23, 2010
Psychedelic
Critic Score
77
9 reviews
User Score
85
11 reviews

49. Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni

Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni
September 14, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
79
8 reviews
User Score
82
2 reviews

50. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
58
16 reviews
User Score
64
34 reviews

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