Uncut's 50 Best Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY
List Rating
80
370 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Rock (7), Folk (6), Indie Rock (4), Soul (3), Singer-Songwriter (3), Alternative Rock (2), World (2), Experimental (2), Electropop (2), Electronic (2), Folk Rock (1), Jazz (1), Art Rock (1), Noise Pop (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Chillwave (1), Drone (1), Indie Pop (1), Garage Rock (1), Roots Rock (1), Southern Rock (1), Shoegaze (1), Indie Folk (1), Dance Punk (1), Post-Punk (1), Psychedelic (1), Hip Hop (1), Indietronica (1)

1. 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

2. Neil Young - Le Noise

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

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 ratings

4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
23 reviews
USER SCORE
87
234 ratings

5. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

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

6. 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
52 ratings

7. John Grant - Queen of Denmark

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

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 rating

9. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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

10. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
15 reviews
USER SCORE
86
20 ratings

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

Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
March 16, 2010
Southern Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
75
3 ratings

12. These New Puritans - Hidden

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 2, 2010
Art Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83
30 ratings

13. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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

14. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87
158 ratings

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter

The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter
May 4, 2010
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
72
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77
7 ratings

18. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

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

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
8 reviews
USER SCORE
73
9 ratings

20. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
June 21, 2010
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
81
5 reviews
USER SCORE
83
10 ratings

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
77
14 ratings

23. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

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

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
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
72
5 ratings

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
85
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

28. The Black Keys - Brothers

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

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
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
86
75 ratings

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
75
10 reviews
USER SCORE
63
1 rating

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 rating

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
13 reviews
USER SCORE
70
2 ratings

36. The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever

The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
May 4, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
17 reviews
USER SCORE
73
6 ratings

37. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
January 26, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
77
7 reviews
USER SCORE
73
3 ratings

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
85
1 rating

39. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
75
14 reviews
USER SCORE
80
27 ratings

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
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82
1 rating

42. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void

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

43. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

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

44. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Hot Chip - One Life Stand
February 9, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
76
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
41 ratings

45. Toro Y Moi - Causers of This

Toro Y Moi - Causers of This
February 2, 2010
Chillwave
CRITIC SCORE
73
9 reviews
USER SCORE
78
16 ratings

46. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
84
21 reviews
USER SCORE
81
62 ratings

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
80
6 reviews
USER SCORE
84
9 ratings

49. Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni

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

50. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
57
13 reviews
USER SCORE
63
26 ratings

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