Spin's Top 40 Albums of 2010

Spin's Top 40 Albums of 2010

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40. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows
June 8, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

39. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
83
24 reviews
User Score
83
147 reviews

38. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
20 reviews
User Score
58
81 reviews

37. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
21 reviews
User Score
83
41 reviews

36. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang

The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
June 15, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
77
19 reviews
User Score
75
22 reviews

35. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
81
12 reviews
User Score
76
4 reviews

34. Against Me! - White Crosses

Against Me! - White Crosses
June 8, 2010
Punk
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
75
8 reviews

33. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
10 reviews
User Score
76
9 reviews

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
79
4 reviews
User Score
81
10 reviews

31. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
22 reviews
User Score
78
38 reviews

30. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
81
169 reviews

29. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
Critic Score
84
29 reviews
User Score
82
111 reviews

28. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
72
15 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

27. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
78
16 reviews
User Score
81
17 reviews

26. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
29 reviews
User Score
87
269 reviews

25. of Montreal - False Priest

of Montreal - False Priest
September 14, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
17 reviews
User Score
75
19 reviews

24. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
77
21 reviews
User Score
81
76 reviews

23. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
81
26 reviews
User Score
81
149 reviews

22. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
November 9, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
80
21 reviews
User Score
73
16 reviews

21. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
May 25, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
73
18 reviews
User Score
82
143 reviews

20. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
69
26 reviews
User Score
78
118 reviews

19. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
22 reviews
User Score
82
38 reviews

18. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
15 reviews
User Score
84
11 reviews

17. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
82
27 reviews
User Score
87
315 reviews

16. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
72
21 reviews
User Score
75
71 reviews

15. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
21 reviews
User Score
84
72 reviews

14. Best Coast - Crazy for You

Best Coast - Crazy for You
July 27, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
18 reviews
User Score
77
72 reviews

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
87
23 reviews
User Score
83
70 reviews

12. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
77
27 reviews
User Score
78
50 reviews

11. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
28 reviews
User Score
82
235 reviews

10. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1

Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
June 15, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
79
19 reviews
User Score
78
14 reviews

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
70
14 reviews
User Score
77
45 reviews

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

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 7, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
71
24 reviews
User Score
71
48 reviews

7. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
User Score
84
24 reviews

Throughout Grinderman 2., the guitars and violins pant and howl with a visceral, veteran’s swagger. Late middle age has never sounded so thrilling.

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6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
86
23 reviews
User Score
84
113 reviews

5. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
September 14, 2010
Country
Critic Score
90
6 reviews
User Score
86
8 reviews

If Johnson seems uninterested in Nashville's warm-and-cuddly act, he agrees with its insistence on crackerjack songcraft, and that keeps The Guitar Song from hardening into tough-guy drudgery.

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4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
Critic Score
85
27 reviews
User Score
87
266 reviews

3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
88
30 reviews
User Score
86
461 reviews

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
28 reviews
User Score
87
251 reviews

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
92
33 reviews
User Score
90
531 reviews

It's a sinister, orchestral, hugely grandiose affair that owes as much to the artist's self-aggrandizing ego as to the voracious id that would destroy it publicly. 

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