Spin's Top 40 Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 81
Based on 382 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Rock (10), Hip Hop (8), Electronic (4), Rock (3), Electropop (3), Experimental (2), Indie Pop (2), Alternative Rock (2), Soul (2), Punk (1), Psychedelic (1), Dream Pop (1), Garage Rock (1), Noise Pop (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Lo-Fi (1), Country (1)

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
93
17 reviews
USER SCORE
89



2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87



3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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



4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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



5. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
September 14, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
89
4 reviews
USER SCORE
86



6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

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



7. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

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



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

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



9. Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
November 9, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
68
11 reviews
USER SCORE
83



10. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1

Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
June 15, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
81
8 reviews
USER SCORE
75



11. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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



12. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

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



13. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
July 6, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
86



14. Best Coast - Crazy for You

Best Coast - Crazy for You
July 27, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
11 reviews
USER SCORE
75



15. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
86



16. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
73
8 reviews
USER SCORE
77



17. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87



18. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77



19. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83



20. MGMT - Congratulations

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



21. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
May 25, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
11 reviews
USER SCORE
85



22. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
November 9, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
73



23. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

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



24. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80



25. of Montreal - False Priest

of Montreal - False Priest
September 14, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
75



26. The National - High Violet

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



27. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
83



28. Neil Young - Le Noise

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



29. Sleigh Bells - Treats

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



30. The Black Keys - Brothers

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



31. Spoon - Transference

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



32. Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
July 27, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
3 reviews
USER SCORE
88



33. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
7 reviews
USER SCORE
74



34. Against Me! - White Crosses

Against Me! - White Crosses
June 8, 2010
Punk
CRITIC SCORE
76
6 reviews
USER SCORE
68



35. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

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



36. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang

The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
June 15, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
8 reviews
USER SCORE
72



37. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
16 reviews
USER SCORE
84



38. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
63
13 reviews
USER SCORE
59



39. Caribou - Swim

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



40. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

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




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