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Spin's Top 40 Albums of 2010

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
93
25 reviews
User Score
89
279 reviews

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
22 reviews
User Score
87
140 reviews

3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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

5. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
September 14, 2010
Country
Critic Score
89
5 reviews
User Score
86
4 reviews

6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

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

7. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Grinderman - Grinderman 2
September 14, 2010
Garage Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
86
20 reviews

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

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 7, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
70
30 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
67
12 reviews
User Score
81
17 reviews

10. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1

Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
June 15, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
76
12 reviews

11. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
82
128 reviews

12. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
79
31 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
86
18 reviews
User Score
84
37 reviews

14. Best Coast - Crazy for You

Best Coast - Crazy for You
July 27, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
76
41 reviews

15. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
84
40 reviews

16. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
76
34 reviews

17. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
85
14 reviews
User Score
87
176 reviews

18. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
77
3 reviews

19. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
83
25 reviews

20. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
68
15 reviews
User Score
76
72 reviews

21. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
May 25, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
84
85 reviews

22. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
November 9, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
User Score
71
11 reviews

23. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
80
71 reviews

24. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
79
11 reviews
User Score
80
42 reviews

25. of Montreal - False Priest

of Montreal - False Priest
September 14, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
User Score
74
12 reviews

26. The National - High Violet

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

27. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
82
12 reviews

28. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
72
13 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

29. Sleigh Bells - Treats

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

30. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
83
113 reviews

31. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
77
17 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
78
3 reviews
User Score
79
5 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
70
7 reviews
User Score
75
6 reviews

34. Against Me! - White Crosses

Against Me! - White Crosses
June 8, 2010
Punk
Critic Score
74
7 reviews
User Score
68
5 reviews

35. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

36. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang

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

37. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
83
27 reviews

38. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
15 reviews
User Score
60
36 reviews

39. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
83
86 reviews

40. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

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

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