Rolling Stone's 30 Best Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 80
Based on 237 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Hip Hop (7), Rock (6), Indie Rock (5), Country (3), Electropop (2), Alternative Rock (2), Electronic (2), Experimental (1), Dream Pop (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Classic Rock (1), Hard Rock (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. The Black Keys - Brothers

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



3. Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union

Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union
October 19, 2010
Classic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
6 reviews
USER SCORE
67



4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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



5. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

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



6. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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



7. Drake - Thank Me Later

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



8. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

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



9. Eminem - Recovery

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



10. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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



11. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
May 11, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79



12. John Mellencamp - No Better Than This

John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
August 17, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
4 reviews
USER SCORE
69



13. Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Taylor Swift - Speak Now
October 26, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
70



14. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
84
9 reviews
USER SCORE
83



15. The National - High Violet

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



16. Kid Rock - Born Free

Kid Rock - Born Free
November 16, 2010
Hard Rock
CRITIC SCORE
54
4 reviews
USER SCORE
48



17. Beach House - Teen Dream

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



18. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
56
10 reviews
USER SCORE
65



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

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



20. Neil Young - Le Noise

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



21. 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



22. Spoon - Transference

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



23. Elizabeth Cook - Welder

Elizabeth Cook - Welder
May 11, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
78
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



24. Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon

Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon
September 21, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
77



25. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

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



26. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

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



27. Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs

Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
April 6, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



28. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
November 22, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
9 reviews
USER SCORE
70



29. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
7 reviews
USER SCORE
85



30. Rick Ross - Teflon Don

Rick Ross - Teflon Don
July 20, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76




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