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 (3), Rock (3), Electropop (3), Experimental (2), Soul (2), Indie Pop (2), Alternative Rock (2), Lo-Fi (1), Country (1), Psychedelic (1), Dream Pop (1), Punk (1), Dance Punk (1), Indietronica (1), Garage Rock (1), Noise Pop (1), Singer-Songwriter (1)

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
94
25 reviews
USER SCORE
89

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
21 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
86

4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
CRITIC SCORE
87
18 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
87
18 reviews
USER SCORE
84

7. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

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

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

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 7, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
72
14 reviews
USER SCORE
70

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
81

10. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1

Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
June 15, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
81
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76

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
85

14. Best Coast - Crazy for You

Best Coast - Crazy for You
July 27, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
79
12 reviews
USER SCORE
75

15. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85

16. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
71
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76

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
82
14 reviews
USER SCORE
82

20. MGMT - Congratulations

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

21. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

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

22. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
November 9, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
72

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
80
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80

25. of Montreal - False Priest

of Montreal - False Priest
September 14, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
12 reviews
USER SCORE
75

26. The National - High Violet

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

27. Glasser - Ring

Glasser - Ring
September 28, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

28. Neil Young - Le Noise

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

29. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
20 reviews
USER SCORE
82

30. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
13 reviews
USER SCORE
83

31. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
77

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
80

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

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
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
74

37. The Walkmen - Lisbon

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

38. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
62
14 reviews
USER SCORE
61

39. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
83
18 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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